Monday, January 28, 2008


Sunday, January 27, 2008

For you Shaggers :)'

Just a couple of layouts that Sharon was hounding me to see. Nothing too spectacular but I really love doing Christmas layouts, probably because I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season. I have a few more in mind to do, as well as a mini book. Just got to find the TIME to do them.

Any readers of Ali Edwards blog will know of her idea of choosing a word to honour during the year. I decided to choose the word 'Time'. this year.
I need to make TIME to do the things I want to do for myself,
I need to make more TIME to catch up with family and friends,
I need to use my TIME more wisely,
I need to spend more TIME playing with the kids instead of getting caught up in the housework and everyday stuff,
I need to make more TIME to spend with Col, one on one,
I need to stop wasting TIME on the computer,
I need to stop wasting TIME procrastinating,
I need to make more TIME for the creative things in my life,
I basically need to find some more TIME, lol.

I've just realised that this last one isn't quite finished, I need to put something in the little name plate, forgot to do that. I think I might frame it and hang it in Ella's room (thanks Ruth for that idea), it's a lift of one of her t-shirts which I love. Any suggestions as to what to write in the little frame will be gratefully accepted. :)

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
Captain Picard from the film "Star Trek: Generations"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Year of Promise.....

For some reason this year feels like it will be full of promise, like things will finally fall into place for us, like good things will be happening and like exciting things will go ahead. I don't know why this year feels so much more like that than any of the previous ones but it does. Maybe it's because the kids are getting older and easier and they are becoming less reliant on me for absolutely everything. Maybe it's because I am coming out of the pregnant baby fog that has been clouding me for so long. Maybe it's because I've made a pact with myself to finally get myself fit and to lose weight. Whatever it may be the year is going to be a good one, I can feel it in my bones, lol.

We have had a few dramas at the business. The spare parts manager resigned the night before (yes, Sunday at 8.30pm) we opened again after the Christmas break giving us no notice at all. He said he wanted time to be with his wife who has been unwell but on Friday Col found out he is working somewhere else and had the job 3 weeks before Christmas!!!! That leaves us in a bind as he hadn't finished the stock take and we need someone to finish off that and try to keep on top of things. Col has decided not to get another spare parts person, he will take over the majority of the day to day things but instead we will be getting an apprentice to take up some of the slack off the floor. So that means yours truly is the one that is going to be going in to do the stocktake and try and get some things organised. I'll also be learning all of Emma's stuff as well so she can feel comfortable going on holidays and not come back to a huge workload.

I'm feeling a bit excited at the prospects of going to work and spending time with adults, some time to feel useful again will be nice. I've booked the kids into the childcare centre across the road from us and we have been a couple of times for them to see it and get used to what happens. Ella will love it and has had a ball each time we've been, she is so ready to have something extra. Huddy is not quite the same, he is quite shy and takes a whike to warm up to people but I'm sure he will adapt and will love it in time.

So a few big changes in the Fletcher household already. Keep your fingers crossed that it all works out.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Finally here

Well we arrived home safely from our big trip south for Christmas with 2 sick kids and 2 adults fighting it but we did have a fabulous time while we were there. It went way too quickly and we didn't have nearly enough time to catch up with everyone but we are back in March so hopefully we'll be able to then. I took a lot of photos, so I thought I would just add a collage of them instead of lots of seperate ones. They are from our 2 Christmas days, New Years Eve, Sharon's Birthday, the road trip, Ella's spots and just some of the things the kids did. I know it's small but if you click on it it will bring up a bigger version. I don't know why it doubled p on a couple of photos though.
We had such lovely Christmas days and were really happy we got to spend NYE with our very dear friends the Smiths. I had a great time at Sharon's 40th Birthday lunch, it was great to catch up with her girlfriends and we had lots of giggles. We spent a lovely day with Mum and Dad down the beach and then a few great days with Sharon, Andrew and the kids. The four of them had a ball together, they played really well together and had so much fun. The drive down and back was ok, Ella and Hudson travelled really well and except for the storms we drove through in Central NSW on the way down and the kids having tonsillitis on the way home it was uneventful. So that's a very short and quick update from us. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year xx.
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