Monday 18 July 2016

Hello Monday

hello incentive Douglas turns 14 years 9 months next month. In Australia, that means he's allowed to hold down a part time job. He's desperate to "have [my] own money to buy whatever I want", and finally starting to pay attention when we offer small amounts of pay for jobs. (We have yet to discuss the practicalities of savings and spendings when you have your own income, or even juggling homework and chores and work.)

hello bedroom sorting It took over 6 hours for Natalie and Riley to clean their room yesterday. If there had been less bickering and whining over who was doing more cleaning, it would have taken a lot less time. While they did that, I sorted a pile of stuff in the craft room, and am feeling slightly energised to tackle the floordrobe and bed-of-doom in our bedroom. (I think I hate housework because it never stays clean, it's something that you have to do over and over again.)

hello warm weather In typical, fickle Queensland way, we're starting to get warm weather again. I've had to remove one blanket from bed, I've only worn my jumper 3 times this season, and all the warm clothes I bought for the kids just two weeks ago are ready to be packed away in favour of shorts and tshirts. (I was really hoping winter would be a bit longer this year, at least until the end of winter!)

hello crafting Sophie and I are heading off to a 3 year old birthday party this weekend. But I'm totally stumped about what to buy for a kid who has mountains of stuff, so I'm going to try my hand at crafting some unique items that I know she won't have. (Fingers crossed I can pull off what I imagine in my head!)

hello Monday, a new start every week

linking up with My Home Truths and One Mother Hen


  1. I wouldn't pack things away quite yet... we've still got Ekka winds to contend with! I reckon we'll have another cold period. A short one, though.

  2. I like to make two and three year olds beanie bags (for throwing games) and balloon balls!

  3. god yes I hate how you do all the laundry then look down at the clothes you're wearing and just think 'goddammit'

  4. Getting another little crafter started on a lifetime of creative enjoyment sounds just the ticket. And de-cluttering with a family is almost a full-time job in itself, but ultimately worthwhile - more power to your elbow, as my grandmother used to say :).

  5. This time of year can fool us. We've just had spring like 23 deg here in NSW today, more tomorrow but likely to be cold and wet later in the week. I hope you guys get the house sorted too. Nothing like a good clean out

  6. Housework is the never ending cycle. You can start, but you'll never, ever, ever, be finished.

  7. Housework is the never ending cycle. You can start, but you'll never, ever, ever, be finished.

  8. I don't see the point in housework either - why keep doing it over and over again?

  9. I know wasn't it warm today! For 3 year olds I usually go with a dress up costume, always popular at that age :-)

  10. Good luck with the crafting. I am a bit stuck with my art project at the moment. Hoping for some productivity tomorrow.
    I wish winter was over here, I am ready to don my spring clothes.

  11. Housework, what is that?
    Actually, as I've been working A LOT recently, well the last month, house work has barely been touched and really, really, needs done.
    Crafting a gift sounds like a great idea.


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