Thursday, June 24, 2010

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister

I really hope the timing of this doesn't prove to be a mistake. But aside from that...

Wow, how awesome is this? We have our first female Prime Minister. Congratulations Julia, now, don't stuff it up.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's been a while

Today I stood here at my very own, doesn't have to be cleared up for anything or anyone else, new workbench in the garage.

Pottery and glassworking bench

I got out some of these:

Glass rods

Turned on this:

Lampworking torch

And made some glass beads for the first time in almost a year. It took me 90 minutes to make just 4 beads and my technique is rusty at best.

Glass beads on stainless steel mandrels

But now that I have a permanent work space I'm hoping to start turning out more pretties on a regular basis and also to get on with making some reproductions of period beads for our reenacting.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I do have a life. Really.

I don't normally spend Saturday evening writing schedules, doing meal plans and thinking about grocery shopping, but that's what I've been doing tonight. See, I had this sudden realisation that the week ahead of me is going to take some very careful scheduling if we are going to survive it, especially as I managed to completely fail to notice that Tom's drama school's local 3:30pm and 6:30pm shows will clash with Caitlin's school dance group's 45 minute drive away 5:00pm performance next Saturday. It's a good thing I'd also failed to buy tickets for the dance performance thus making decisions about which show to watch very easy. It would help if I hadn't volunteered to serve supper and kid-wrangle backstage at both the drama shows...

I've also blithely planned to take Caitlin to check out another choir a half hour drive away on Monday afternoon at the exact same time as Tom has his local drama class, Caitlin has a dance performance on Wednesday night and I'm expecting this to be a busy week on the paid work front for me. I need to clone myself.

Breakfast: Porridge
Lunch: Pumpkin soup
Dinner: Beef casserole (I'll take a photo this time!)

Breakfast: Cereal, toast and fruit
Lunch: Pumpkin soup
Dinner: Pork and beans

Breakfast: Poached eggs on english muffins
Lunch: Packed lunch at office
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognese

Breakfast: Cereal, toast and fruit
Lunch: Packed lunch at office
Dinner: Mango chicken curry

Breakfast: Baked beans on toast
Lunch: Bento box takeaway
Dinner: Bangers and mash

Breakfast: Cereal, toast and fruit
Lunch: Packed lunch at office
Dinner: Homemade pizza

Breakfast: Egg and bacon muffins
Lunch: Toasted sandwiches
Dinner: Leftovers

Friday, June 18, 2010

In lieu of content I bring you Friday Fragments and a belated DUFC

Mommy's Idea
Hosted by Mrs4444.

It's been a long week, the short version goes like this:

It's a good thing I have Twitter and Facebook to record my life for me, I'd have been hard pressed to dredge all that up just from memory.

The 25th Down Under Feminists Carnival was hosted this month by Rachel at Musings of an Inappropriate Woman.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Menu plan Monday

I can't get my printer to work so I'm putting this here instead of pinning it to my notice board in the kitchen. It's probably no more likely to get looked at here than as a file on my laptop, but it makes me feel better.

Day Date Breakfast Lunch Activities Dinner
Mon 7/6/10 Cereal, toast and fruit Vegetable & barley soup 5:30pm Drama
Grandy for dinner
Bangers and mash Fruit & yogurt
Tues 8/6/10 Porridge Packed lunch at office 8:15am Tutoring
Sports uniforms for Tom & Cait
7pm P&C Band meeting
Spaghetti Bolognese + salad
Rhubarb & apple crumble
Wed 9/6/10 Cereal, toast and fruit Packed lunch at office 7:30am Band
4:30pm Flute
4:45pm Song & Dance
Mango chicken curry & rice
Fruit & yogurt
Thurs 10/6/10 Boiled eggs & toast At canteen 8:15am Tutoring
9:30am Canteen PHHS
3pm Choir
5pm Ballet/Hip Hop
7pm French
Beef bourguignon
Fruit & yogurt
Fri 11/6/10 Cereal, toast and fruit Vegetable & barley soup 8am Dance Prosciutto baked pork fillet + salad & mashed potato
Ice cream
Sat 12/6/10 Scrambled eggs, bacon and grilled veg

Homemade pizza
Fruit & yogurt
Sun 13/6/10 Cereal, toast and fruit Birthday lunch somewhere! Grandma's birthday French onion soup & bread
Fruit & yogurt

Hey, look at that - nothing planned for Saturday yet! Hmmm, what to do, what to do?