Saturday, March 07, 2009

quick 7.


I have 792 posts at the moment. I think my next quick 7 will be post number 800. Only 200 posts to 1000.


I haven't done a OAMC since the beginning of December. We have been spending a lot more on food because of it so I did our big shop today and will cook and freeze our meals for the month over this weekend. I cooked the chickens and mince today when I got home so the meals shouldn't take too long to do tomorrow. I usually spread the cooking out over 3 days so that I don't feel overwhelmed at the amount of work involved.


This weekend is a long weekend in South Australia. It is the Adelaide Cup weekend. We have a holiday on Monday to watch the horse race.

My father use to really enjoy going to the races and they were a part of life for us growing up. I remember going to the special mass one year that they have the Sunday before the Adelaide cup. I don't know if they still have it. Maybe one of my readers knows.


Every two years, our health insurance pays for Tom to get a new blood glucose monitor so at the end of march, I am going to get one. (It will be 8 years since diagnosis). I have been looking online for the type I want. I think we will stick with an accu check one. They really seem to suck the blood well and we have results in 5 seconds.


I just realized also since it is 8 years since Tom was diagnosed it is now 8 years since we left Adelaide. Time really does fly and I find it hard to believe we have lived away from family and friends for that long.


Steve is getting out into the garden this weekend. He will pull out some of the plants that aren't growing anything and plant some new plants.

One of the things he is planting is strawberries. I love strawberries and they are so expensive here so I am looking forward to them growing.


We are half way through the first term here this week. Home school is going really well. We have a great routine established at the moment and I know both of them better and what is a good effort for them and what isn't. I am also noticing Tom and Amelia are better friends. Last year there was a bit of sibbling rivalry and Amelia spent a lot of time bemoaning that there were no girls here to play with. I don't think she has complained at all about that this year.

Don't forget to pop over to Jennifer's for other quick 7 and to congratulate her on the birth of her 4th child, a lovely girl called Joy.
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