Two weeks according to Instagram

cos I’ve been really slack and only had one photo this last week!

Can you guess which bottle belongs to which? #gingerbeer #vodka #fridaynightnokids #guesswhosedrinkiswhose | No long vehicles… #okiftheysayso | Think that rose enthusiastically! #yeast #pretzels #someoneforgottokeepaneyeonthedough

My week according to Instagram…

#wishihadaudioonthisphoto #bigsister #conned into #readingabook xxx  | #witch #broomstick
#butwhatwouldidowithit | #awardsnight #forgottherealcamera #oops @rhiannon__louisee  |
We’re all class this weekend! #apartment #derbybout #watchoutwevearrived  | Yes, she is
deceased… #redback #spider #foundinthekitchenatourapartment  |
#icecream for #breakfast #onthewayhome

Time flies

Apparently it’s Friday again already…
Could’ve sworn this week was just crawling along, but somewhere in the middle of each individual moment time got away from me. Again. Maybe it’s got something to do with the million and one things that needed doing or the challenge of eating sticky toffee without gluing your mouth together (with apparently hilarious results).

Other things I’ve discovered this week in totally random order:

  • I don’t know much about cars. But I already knew that!
  • Some car salesmen are really rude. :roll:
  • It is much easier to cook dinner on skates… must remember this one for next week!
  • Some people never change. For some people this is an awesome thing. For others it continues to be shitty…
  • Murphy’s Law says that the day you ring to complain about the constant internet dropouts is the day it starts working in a vaguely stable fashion again… here’s hoping it lasts! Next time I’m ringing straight away when it starts to drop out and I don’t envy the techie that ends up getting the phonecall cos the last two pissed me off!
  • I’m far more OCD about washing and folding my clothes than I realised. *sigh*
  • When both clocks in the living area decide to have their batteries die on the same day it totally messes with your sense of time for the day. Just sayin’ is all… 😛
  • Actually, I haven’t been late quite as often as usual this week. Think that was pure luck though!
  • It’s much easier to get my mobile phone in and out of my pocket with the new cover… the old silicone one kept getting stuck in my pocket and coming off when I tried to extract the phone!
  • It is substantially warmer with the hood of my hoodie up on my head… but my legs are still cold!

And on that note, I’m going to bed to warm up properly! I know if I don’t I’ll regret it for the rest of Friday and that will be bad! 😉

Things I know…

Today is Friday. All day! Sometimes remembering what day it is can be an achievement of mammoth proportions!

Today I am officially divorced. This is still a pretty exciting concept!

I may have a slight addiction to jeans. Usually I get my fix at op shops… yesterday I may have succumbed to a new pair. In my defence, it was a “buy one get the second pair half price” deal so I really helped save money. Honest!

Life is much much easier to deal with when you have a new modem/router that doesn’t go down on you all the time. (mind out of the gutter people, this time I’m keeping it clean… 😉 )

A car stereo that works (LOUD) is crucial to a positive state of mind. Especially when doing the school run with multiple children. And even more especially when driving to Brisbane and back in peak hour traffic…

Said car stereo doesn’t read mp3 files. Luckily I found that out on a short trip and had backup CDs in the car at the time!

If I don’t clean my desk soon, I’m probably going to drown in paperwork. If you don’t hear from me on a regular basis over the next week or so, please send search parties!

New jeans are really itchy if they haven’t been washed!

It’s really annoying when you can’t remember the code for the smilies you want to add to your post! :roll:

Some days I am totally unable to complete a task without getting distracted by at least ten other tasks that either I started doing previously (before I got distracted) or suddenly discovered need doing.

If you tell a teenage girl that you bought a new pair of jeans, her first response will of course be “I need a new pair of jeans” (make mental note to hide said jeans, because they’ll probably fit her!) (make second mental note to borrow her jeans if she actually gets around to buying some!)

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. But karma usually evens the score in time.

There are thirteen fairly useless things I know in this list. But it was fun writing it!

Wisdom from the back seat

Voices in the back seat were arguing about who should have had the newsletter and notes to bring home from school. A privilege that the school usually bestows on the youngest child. Master 6 was telling us about notes he had and Master 5 was insisting that he was the youngest (and most responsible!) Miss 10 piped up with the thought that perhaps they thought they were twins.
Master 5 remarked dryly that they don’t look anything like each other – he doesn’t have glasses!
Perhaps the blond hair/blue eyes vs dark brown hair/brown eyes bit didn’t occur to him! :roll:

Trying to convince us that they were going to be “good” so that they could watch a movie after dinner:
Mstr 6: I’ll do everything I tell me to do
Mstr 5: I’ll say everything you tell me to do
Mstr 6: I’ll do everything I say I should do
Mstr 5: No, you won’t do it!
Miss 10: I think they’re confused…
(for the record, no, the movie has been postponed until another day *sigh*)

Later in the evening chatting to big brother on the phone, all three ask what he’s doing right now… (answer must have been “what are you doing right now” because variations on “talking to you on the phone” ensued… )
Mstr 6 is told it’s Mstr 5’s turn now, but he ignores it and keeps talking.
Mstr 5 marches over, takes the mobile phone off Mstr 6 and starts talking whilst walking away again. Screeching begins from Mstr 6, Mstr 5 calmly turns around, tells him to be quiet and without skipping a beat, continues his conversation with his big brother on the phone saying “Sorry about that, that was L. It was my turn now. So, what have you been up to?”

There has been much singing of late – in the car, around the house, wherever. Many times specifically intended to annoy siblings. This gem from Mstr 5 tonight had us in stitches though:
“Sunshine, lollypops and… windows!”
I’m guessing perhaps he’s rejecting his father’s choice of Mac OS??

No matter how many times they make us want to pull our hair out in frustration, we are always thankful for the giggle inducing one-liners that emerge from the mouths of all eight of our offspring at all sorts of random moments!

Joining Kate @katesaysstuff for Thankful Thursday 🙂

Simple things

Thankful Thursday has rolled around again very quickly! Must have been a busy week.
And as usual, I’ve got far too many random things running around in my head, making it hard to work out exactly what I want to post about. So in the absence of the bigger issues that I’ll probably get around to mentioning eventually, here’s some of the really simple things that I’m thankful for that often get overlooked.

Laughter, love and smiles.
Random hugs.
Teasing teenagers (it goes both ways!)
Making people smile when you pass them on the street. (bright coloured hair is good for that)
Chocolate. Always thankful for chocolate!
Realising that people missed me when I wasn’t around.
The prospect of sunny days next week.
Options. There are always options even if most some of them suck.
Songs that get stuck in my head and drown out the voices… (does that sound slightly crazy?!)
Bed… snuggled up under the wool doona (probably the only good thing about winter!)