Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Posted by MANDI at 9:18 PM 1 comments
Thing's I'm happy, grateful or otherwise thankful about this week:
  • The new little man who has stolen my heart (see previous post!)
  • That I'm sticking to my new 'healthy lifestyle plan' and, at yesterday's check in (ie weigh in) I'd lost 2 kilo's.
  • We've had no hiccups with school yet.
  • We added after-school care into the mix today and the kids were disappointed that Daddy arrived so early because they didn't get to have their afternoon tea.
  • I made some yummy Lamb Koftas for dinner tonight from taste.com.au and everyone liked them. There's one left and my boy has 'baggsed' it for his lunch.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Posted by MANDI at 9:23 PM 2 comments
our newest family member. Spike.

He's six weeks old, slightly mental in the way that only kittens (and puppies) can be and has just about stolen my heart.

We saw him yesterday and Hubby, who is usually the hard-hearted one and had sworn he didn't ever want another cat, decided then and there that this little boy was the cat for us. He did some serious sweet-talking until I caved and so we collected him today.

The kids are completely captivated and if they don't kill poor Spike with kindess or wear him out completely with their 'playing' within the week I'll be pleasantly surprised.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

An Excellent Day

Posted by MANDI at 10:01 PM 1 comments
The kids both had a fantastic first day at school. My boy came home bubbling over about all that had happened through the day and my girl was just happy which makes me one very relieved Mummy. I headed back to work after two and half weeks off and also had a great day - busy, didn't stop, ran like a crazy woman all day long, but great. I'm very lucky to have an awesome boss who 'gets' the whole working mum thing and is very flexible so I was only at work for 4 or 5 hours today so that I could deliver and collect the kids on their first day.
And, being the loving Mum I am, I made their favourite meal for dinner. I really did get extra points when I served up the spag bol!
So a nice short work day, happy kids and the work/mum thing balancing nicely. All in all an excellent day.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Posted by MANDI at 8:35 PM 1 comments
School goes back tomorrow (and that's a whole lot of thankfulness all by itself!) and we stopped in to collect uniforms and find out about classes/teachers today. I'm so pleased. My boy has the teacher we were hoping for and the class I wanted him in. Yay, yay, yay. Here's hoping this year is going to be brilliant for him.

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