Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Blue Tattoos...!

I couldn't think of a title for today!!

I've had lots of comments about my word tree, so if any of you want me to send it to you as an attachment (it's a Word file) then shout WITH your email address and I'll be happy to oblige!

Today has been...today! A usual schooly day, but I tried to involve my smaller ones a little more today. Boo (that's Abbie's nickname) was fabulous and impressed me with what she could do and how much she was willing to put in. I've got 'write 'n' wipe' books for her and Phoebe which is great for re-use, but oh, sooo messy! By the time Beef (that's Phoebe) was finished she looked like she (and her clothing I might add) had been given an elaborate blue tattoo!!:) The girls were then fed noodles for lunch and when Phoebe put her hands in them...they too turned blue - yummy!! Not quite relishing the thought of my entire home becoming decorated with blue ink the girls duly found themselves having a lengthy midday bath. This confused Boo somewhat as she followed it up with a request for stories and prayers - bless!! Anyway my now clean girls are presently napping peacefully...aaah!

Joel (5yo) had a bit of a reluctant day today, but we plodded through slowly. Four new leaves were added to the tree!

Jacob was doing really well to begin today, but then about 10 mins from the end of his maths he lost it and those last ten minutes of work took him more than an hour! Bear in mind that this wasn't solid working because he took 'breaks' that he wasn't supposed to (that is he got down and played when I wasn't looking!). I was a tad cross. He knows the wrap - that once the work is done he gets to play - officially - and he gets rewards for working well and snacks and longer times to play, etc... but no, he'd rather 'steal' time and hence misses out on his bonuses! It's such a shame that in two whole years of schooling he hasn't grasped that there are so many perks to be had from home-school, if he'd just 'get-on' for the little while that is required of him! Ho-hum!! Bang the same old drum!!

And then in the middle of everything a lady turned up from the council to assess our rent allowance. We were expecting her tomorrow (our mistake), so I didn't have anything ready for her and Paul was out. We were in the middle of school and the house looked like a bomb-site (nothing unusual about that though!). I had to try and run around looking for bits of financial information that were buried under the piles of paper rubble that is our desk and much to no avail (we were planning on sorting it out today ready for tomorrow)! In the end I turned on the computer and accessed our Money files there, as I knew they would be reasonably up-to-date. What a life-save the PC can be sometimes!! Fortunately she was really nice and patient, but I felt she really didn't go away with any more information than she came with!! Of course the children had taken major advantage of my being occupied elsewhere and caused even more havoc than was already reigning before the lady came!!

Top all that with the fact that I feel like I might be brewing a throat infection and that Paul has been out for most of the day (he was fortunately around to help with noodles and bath episode)... I am TIRED - and it's only 4.30pm!

Oh! I forgot to add - the baby has been really restless all afternoon too. We had Spag-Bol' last night - a kiddy fav! - but we think Ellie (baby) might have some intolerance to fatty foods. If I ate mince in pregnancy I always felt REALLY sick. If I ate it when she was first born she would scream the whole of the next day. Now it still seems to affect her even at almost 6 months old, both in my milk and her own food. She also seems to get 'upset' by foods with high milk content (like fromage frais), and I think that's to do with the high fat content of f/c milk. Anyone any ideas on that one?

Oh well, what was I saying about sleeping girls?... - they're awake again!!:(
Aaah, but Paul's home...:)

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Oooh, I liked this template when I saw it, it's the one I would have picked to fiddle around with. Nice :)

Caroline said...

well Sarah - be glad you didn't - it's a nightmare!!

Alison said...

Ah well, looks good though :)

(Apart from the missing blogring box, but I'm sure Jax won't tell you off too much, lol!!)

Jax said...

Tell someone off? I wouldn't do a thing like that! But if there's anything I can do to help...although I'm on my way to bed just now (as soon as I've drunk my hot chocolate...)

Caroline said...

I think I can do the blog ring thing, but any ieas - anyone - how I can centralise the whole 'sheet of paper'?

Caroline said...

Yeah - did it!! Now it looks just how I like it and it's a bit more classy than the former pink version! Sad thing is though - I did have to loose all my past comments because I'd have had to pay haloscan to back them up! :(

Anonymous said...

You could go on using haloscan for a while if you felt inclined surely? But yes, you'd have to pay to be able to export them, but even it you did, could you import them?

Really going to bed now, honest...

Caroline said...

I guess that anonymous was you Jax? Yes I could carry on with Haloscan, but Iwuite like the new blogger comments and they don't seem to like each other! I can always access my old comments at the haloscan website though - so that's good. And yes I could import them I think - if I PAID, BT i DON'T WANT TO DO THAT! (oops caps lock again!!)

Anonymous said...

I shall pretend that I imagined you saying pink wasn't classy...honestly people! rofwl xx

Caroline said...

please people when you post comments could you click on the buttothat identifies you - else I don't know who I'm talking to!!
Also I didn't mean that pink isn't classy - just that my blog wasn't! :) I think pink can be Very classy - in the right context and used inthe right way:)

merry said...

Argh - is it just me or is this font very hard to read?

Little Minx said...

oops! sorry hadn't noticed that!

I was being tongue in cheek Caroline! You haven't met me I don't think? I LOVE pink and I am very girly ( some would say think Barbie LOL).

I rather like the look here, maybe if the text was slightly larger Merry? It makes me think of a traditional study and Sherlock Homles ( no idea why)

chris said...

It's not just you Merry, I find it hard to read.....but I quite like looking at it. So long as I don't want to read the words I'll be fine ;-)

Jax said...

Yes, the first anonymous was me - sorry! I suspect there is a setting that you can use to not allow the anonymous thing though - I don't get the option on other ppls blogs with blogger comments?

Caroline said...

Ok all - I'll change the font! To be truthful I had wondered myself - but I liked the look of it!!

Alexia said...

Can you send me the tree thing please? Alexia (Liebminger@aol.com)