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Back to school!

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My poor neglected blog… it’s been languishing here for a couple of days while we finished off the school holidays and then I sent the kids back to school and still didn’t get in here.  Sorry about that, MIP.

So, where were we?  Wow, what a lot of w’s!  *lol*  That’s right, I’d made one of my favourite salads and we went and spent a few hours with friends and had a fantastic time.  They’re on a nice little bit of land with space for the kids to race around and have fun without bothering anyone.  Miss8 had fun with their piano and the other kids, Mr7 had a blast on their tree swing and just randomly exploring and Master2 was shadowed by a dog everywhere he went – smart dog knew he would be a good sharer.  Just as well Domino (the dog!) seems immune to chocolate as there was a fair bit of sharing a cupcake or three between Master2 and the dog.

We did a final round of visiting people and running errands on the public holiday on Monday and managed to avoid getting stuck in any public holiday/end of school holiday traffic which is a small miracle in itself.  It was great catching up with people and chatting about what they’ve been doing recently, term time is pretty packed with kids and their activities so we made the most of the rare treat.

Then yesterday it was time to pack all the lunchboxes again (six between three children, slightly ridiculous in itself!) and send them all off to school (or kindy!) and try not to grin too hard as I said goodbye.  I think I managed it but wouldn’t like to put it in writing.  Oh, wait…

And now for the fun job of getting caught up on everything.  I’ve got work deadlines all over the place, school meetings, a massive to do list and a really fun volunteer thing I’m doing at the moment that has got me humming Christmas music with not a stray piece of tinsel in sight.  It’s a lot of “head down, get it done” stuff for the next week or so, I think.  And then next Friday I get to really enjoy myself with the Good Food and Wine Show which I’m looking forward to.

May your day be merry and bright…

I’m not missing in action…

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… but I’m just too tired to post!  It’s school holidays and that means life is busy, busy, busy here with kindy or daycare (depending on what you want to call it, Mr2 thinks it’s kindy) for the youngest and vacation care for Mr7.  I don’t drive so that means a lot of walking and pram pushing… but it also means I can indulge in an extra wine or whatever and think that I’ve worked those calories off already.  Not that I’m losing weight (hey, I’m in shape… round is a shape!) but I’m maintaining.  *lol*

I haven’t been game to work out the amount of kilometres I cover doing the drop off or pick up loop.  The last time I tried working it out was on April 10th and later that afternoon Mr2 had a pretty scary accident.  I guess I’m a bit superstitious after all since I haven’t attempted to map it out – I use Map My Run for stuff like this – but I think it was around a 7km walk from here to kindy to vacation care and then home again.  I manage to do that twice a day – unless my husband is free and can help out with a pick up of at least one child – and I get to do it twice a day.  If it’s just vacation care and back then it’s around 6km… twice a day.

Really I should be nicer to my feet and wear my sneakers instead of my favourite pink shoes.  Aren’t they cute?  They were a $15 Target bargain.  Mind you, I used to do this loop in thongs (that’s flip flops for the overseas people, not underwear!) and then got a bit smarter about it.  But obviously not that much smarter… yet.