Friday, February 25, 2011

What a Day!!

Started off being woken by smoke alarm at about 4.30.  After investigating, decided the battery must be dying.  It was 5am.  Should have gone straight to shower.  Decided I could have another 20 minutes sleep.  The alarm didn't go off - woke up at 6.22.  Had to leave house by 7.30.  Then one of the birds tried to get out of cage - got head caught in door as it tried to push it open.  Major trauma as this is one of my son's favourite pets.  Bird ok.  Now no time left to chop up all the fruit and vegies the birds normally get each morning to snack on during the day.  Very disgruntled birds.

Late leaving home.  Got everyone to school and met up with mother of one of my daughter's friends and she is having such an awful time with bullies that the poor woman was in tears.  Not sure why but not getting a lot of help from the school so they are thinking of taking her out of the school.  Sad that it has to come to that.

Now it's almost school pick up time.  2 of our kids have a visit with their other siblings this afternoon.  It's at a new location - and I'm not good with directions.  But the bowl of fruit is cut up for their afternoon tea.  Water bottles at the ready, so we're right to go.

Rugby training is on tonight and the leaders of the youth group my younger kids are in are coming around for a pot luck dinner.  We've decided to keep it simple and go with some party pies and sausage rolls - which will please my kids no end.  Party time!!

Tomorrow is a day out with the youth group to 10 pin bowling and Sunday we are having an afternoon tea to raise funds for the research into ovarian cancer.  2 of my boys lost their birth mother to this awful disease in January.  She was only 47.  They hadn't seen her in a long time but were able to spend time with her in hospital which was good - we hope to do this as an annual event in her memory. 

My husband is away at the moment for work - won't be back until Tuesday, so it's been a bit full on.  My hat goes off to women who are single parents all the time - just miss having the support of another adult, even though my Mum is close by and I have very supportive friends.

Hope everyone in blogland has a good weekend.  Hope I get some time over the weekend to start taking and loading some photos.  Actually got a little tiny bit of hand sewing done while waiting for my eldest son at a Scout meeting last night.  Every little bit counts!!s


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