Thursday, April 2, 2009
Better do better this time Florence!
Well I don't know what happened to my last post but it seemed amuse many people! Yes you lurkers I know who you are!
I have been sooo busy! Making stuff for the church fair (I can't believe I am writing this, the once punk hard girl!) and I finished my skirt from sewing class, it took me forever which belied the pattern that suggested it was "1 hour easy" pattern! Well I now know how to put an invisible zip in the wrong way, take it out and put it back in. Ah trouble shooting. I have made some softies, which still need eyes so I won't be posting them just yet. I have made gazillions of cards to sell and counted out hundred of jelly beans for the guess how many jelly beans competion, made some more yoyo hair ties and tubs of playdough.
It has been a tough week this week. Lots of goodbyes and lots of stress. I am feeling very stretched at the moment. I finished my last session with my "mainly music" group yesterday. The session was Easter focussed and it went beautifully, all our little people had a wonderful time and the team thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I will really miss them all. Then I was told by one of the loveliest families that they were moving soon, interstate. I really love this family and looked forward to getting to know them better, but! It won't be forever and they will return and I pray that they join our parish on their return. So I was reasonably emotional by the end of the day, so much so my friend Rhi had to take me op shopping (aaahhhhh, that feels better!)
It is end of term and my Martha is just not coping. She is exhausted and her nerves are frayed, which of course means her parents nerves are obliterated! Angus was feeling "depressed for no reason" and Tully woke this morning (very slowly) with a cold and Martha had even less energy than yesterday and would cry at the drop of a hat. Two more sleeps and then it is off for two weeks and a stay at Nana's. Nana spoke to Martha yesterday on the phone and I was gobsmacked at how, in seconds, she had this wailing hysterical child, listening and calm and feeling much better. After five minutes she was racing down the hall off to find a handbag. Nana had told her to pack her troubles into a handbag and bring it over to Nan's in the holidays and together they would go through them. Fantastic! Although I did warn Nan, that after this week she should expect me and a gi-normous handbag to arrive at her door step soon! Get some pep pills Barb! Your gonna need them! She wasn't impressed.
Today I am off to sewing class and hopefully to my new work place to see the "grand opening" day. Oh Yes! My good news! I have got an amazing Community Development role! With Melbourne City Mission!!!! 3 days a week and I am soooo very excited!
Here are pics of my latest makes and buys!