I am still neck deep in reading, watching, note taking and generally learning what I need to know. It’s all really fascinating.
Well the Tinman picked up the phone this week. Right on schedule. He is becoming predictable, 5 weeks of no contact and then he answers week 6… but the kids were all happy to speak to him which makes me happy. Continue reading
This last week has been a bit of a wash. In fact it was a total wash. I achieved next to nothing in the way of study leaving me almost a full week behind!! Not good this early in the semester but I am sure that I will catch up. Continue reading
So the Mess Makers have all been at school for the last few weeks which has been alternately AWESOME! But also a little bit sad, I miss having the babies around for those extra days and the house is so quiet when they aren’t all here! I never thought I would be sad that they are all at school but for the minute it’s true. Mind you I am expecting that to change a bit once I get started back at uni…. which happens on MONDAY!! Cue the scream of terror:
I have just gone through and printed out the course outlines and entered all of the dates into my planner and written out allot of the readings into my uni-pages.
My planner isn’t pretty but I am really hoping it’s going to be functional. :).
I have got a small issue that the readings for COU3101 aren’t actually listed in the course plan they are simply listed under each module… so helpful. So I have all of the modules printed out and am simply going to print them a week ahead so that I have them on hand for when I need them. Right now my reading pile for week 1 looks like this:
Yup… I am FREAKING OUT!! But in a good way. So let the madness begin.
But in the meantime this weekend is going to be fun. Mischief and Mayhem have dance class first thing on Saturday (yay!) which they are both enjoying. Then almost straight away (we get an hour in-between to get back to the car and get ourselves sorted) we have hockey tryouts for Moody and Mischief. I figure they can do it for a season, if they love it great, if not then they can give it away but it gives them a grounding in another sport at least. Mayhem was all sorts of devastated when he found out he couldn’t participate but they only do 5 and up and he is not yet 5 unfortunately. Cue the big blue eyes welling with tears and the very pouty bottom lip. He is beyond adorable when he sulks.
After all of that fun Mischief and Mayhem are going to Nanna’s for the night and Moody is going to his Dad’s, which means MAMA GETS A NIGHT OFF!! I have a very clear idea of what I am going to do, it involves sitting on a dark beach all alone. I am so looking forward to it. Then Sunday morning I have all to myself as well so the current plan is to get up early and go for my long run which will be 4 miles which is about 6.5km. I am working from an American training plan but given that the race I want to run is tracked in miles it seems appropriate. 🙂
So life is a moving with that normal crazy making everything is going so fast and yet SO. VERY. SLOW pace which is maddening and really really fun. I can’t wait to see what this semester brings.
Good luck to all of the students out there.
So that house inspection that I was so confident of passing… yup I flunked it. She is coming back in 2 weeks to re-inspect. Apparently our agent is known around town for being a complete hardass. So we have a list of stuff she wants fixed, some of her complaints were completely fair:
- Grass growing in the garden beds – although it was there before we moved in
- oven dirty – I have no excuse, none at all, I just didn’t get there.
- mould in the showers … yeah lets not even go there I am squicked out as well. But it was little enough that I genuinely just missed it. Note to self exit mould is my friend in this house!
But some of it was just ridiculous:
- The back patio needs sweeping
- the floors aren’t vacuumed – I vacuumed them 2 days before I just hadn’t done them before she arrived.
- the door tracks had grass in them – as in dead grass from when we mowed the lawns 2 days ago….
- Moody’s bedroom was messy
- There was (shock horror) hair on my ensuite floor…
So Housework Wednesday
There are some minor bits and pieces that have changed since yesterday chiefly among them that he kitchen was MUCH neater and Mayhem’s shoes weren’t in the middle of the lounge but this is what she was pretty much looking at and we still got busted. But lesson learned, when the agent is a hardass play the game and sweep the damn floors!! But seriously I have an oven cleaning kit sitting in my kitchen and have already exit moulded the showers (I think that will become a weekly habit actually 🙂 ).
So I am back on track! YAY! It has taken me a few weeks to wrestle the house back to being somewhat on track but it is a good feeling to have it neat and tidy and clean. Continue reading
So I have realised one of the benefits to doing this every Wednesday morning. It shows me where the mess is, I had been sitting in the study fairly content in how the house looked before I went to take these pics and now I know that as soon as I have finished here I will be going out to tidy up. The advantage though is that there is no pre-prep for these photos. I haven’t cleaned up in preparation for taking them, I haven’t tidied up or wiped anything down. This is our real house just after the morning crazy.
So in the study you can see my Avon case that I have hauled down to get something out of the box below it and a couple of pairs of my dirty socks and shoes as I usually come in here to stretch and he a chat with The Man in the mornings after my runs. The shoes at least are from this morning, see:
I am slower than a turtle stampeding through peanut butter but I ran!
Anyway back to the task at hand, the kitchen is neat enough, I am happy with it but the lounge definitely needs a pickup as does the bedroom (I blame this room on The Man, no matter what I do his clothes NEVER end up in the basket!).
But to be honest I am happy that the house will probably need a quick tidy and a regular clean before our rent inspection tomorrow… Yeesh!