Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

A most ridiculous cake ...


Three floor washings. Myriad chocolate finger marks on my cupboards. Wondering if I should have agreed he could make it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A short getaway ...


A boy sick on the way nearly derailed our plans, but with no further recurrence we enjoyed our mini break.

Joining with Abi.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Adventures with a Bullet journal: What's in the journal July 2014

In July I decided to try a bullet journal for recording all the little bits and pieces of my life in one place. I've worked my way into a bit of a routine, and apart from my monthly, weekly and daily focus pages (which I plan to write about in another post), I also have some collections, book notes and other bits and pieces. I've found it useful to see how other people are using their journals and so I figured why not add my experience to the conversation.

  • Bible reading plan. I'm following the girls plan from youth group so we can have a conversation about it sometimes. I just glued this in.
  • List of ideas to try, things I'm concerned about. I go through my daily journal pages each week and transfer to here anything that has popped up that I don't want to tackle in the next week or month.
  • Our 4 week rotating menu for Term 3.  Bullet Journal - Term 3 Rotating menu
  • List of vouchers and their expiry dates.
  • Notes from a study skills seminar I attended with The Big Girl.
  • Goals brain storming session.Bullet Journal - Goals Brainstorming
  • Specific goals for the next 6 months that came out of my brain storming session.Bullet Journal - 6 month goals
  • Notes on Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. A highly recommended read. I only note down things that I think are really worthwhile and my notes on this book filled 3 pages.
  • Some general information for the unit I'm studying this semester and a plan of attack for the assessment tasks. Bullet Journal - Romans plan of attack
The fact that I have everything that is on my mind in one book is a great advantage to actually writing things down. If I had to think where to put something I might not write it down at all and then it would probably be lost as it gets crowded out by the huge variety of things jostling for my attention.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Around here ...


Enjoying ... a little taste of Spring at the end of winter. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were beautifully sunny and warm for this time of year.

Congratulating ... The Little Girl on her 3rd place ribbon in the Yr 7-8 C 1500m at the GSV athletics last week (5:50). Out of the year 7's in all four races she was 4th. She also ran in the Yr 7-8 B 800m and came 6th (2:50).

Playing ... the last match of the season. Basketball for The Big Girl and soccer for The Boy. 

Registering ... The Boy for cricket in summer.

Wishing ... the school did not require iPads for little boys who have not yet developed the responsibility to use them well and avoid the many temptations put in front of them.

Packing ... well some of us, for trips to the snow this week.

Listening ... to extra music practice in preparation for an upcoming violin exam.

Anticipating ... less early mornings now that the school athletics season is finished.

Drowning ... under the massive amount of reading required this semester.

Planting ... two climbing roses outside my kitchen window.

Eating ... choc chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Homemade by The Big and Little Girls.

Running ... after a week off with a virus I did two runs last week.

Booking ... accommodation for our road trip to central Australia next July. The only nights left to book are the first night and last night on the road back to Melbourne.