Monday, December 26, 2011

Smart Martha Monday.

From my list last week. 

Sew boys new shirts and shorts: Shorts done. Shirts all cut out and waiting still.

Christmas shopping for our children. Done.

Go to mass each day. Done except for Friday.

This week:

I want to go to mass every day.

I want to finish the boys shirts.

I also want to work out a menu plan for oamc again.

I hope you all have a great week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nearly Wordless Wednesday.

Today has been really productive. I have made a pair of shorts for Tom, Christopher and Joseph. Here are Tom and Christopher. Joseph would not stand with them to have a photo  taken.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

National Evangelisation Team

Our son Daniel wants to work for the National Evangelisation Team for a year. This is a volunteer position and he needs to raise $5500 to support himself for the year. I have added a paypal button on the right hand side to give him a hand.

If you can help at all, I am sure he will appreciate it very much.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Smart Martha Monday.

I had a pretty good week last week and did most of what I had on my list. I have 90% of Christopher's curriculum worked out and we have done all our Christmas shopping for everyone except our children. We really need to do that last minute though. Our children tend to snoop around looking for gifts and want to know what they have.

This week:

Sew boys new shirts and shorts.

Christmas shopping for our children.

Go to mass each day.

I hope you all have a good week too.

Friday, December 16, 2011

7 Quick Takes.


Today was the last day of school for everyone. We have 6 weeks summer holidays now. I am going to spend a lot of time sewing over the next few weeks. 


It is a while since I have done a big monthly cook. I am going to get back into it these holidays. 


Joseph will be going to Adelaide soon to have a MRI. He needs to be put under a general anaesthetic for this so they are going to take bloods for some other tests. I asked the Doctor that is in charge of the MRI if they could also take blood to test for type one diabetes since Tom and Christopher both have it. I really hope he isn't positive but if he is, it is better for us to know that it is coming. 


Joseph has had an AFO for about 4 weeks now. We are noticing a difference but he still has a long way to go with it. When he first had it, he hated having it on so much that he was hiding it from us. We also had a big fight with him to get it on his leg. Now he doesn't mind it being on and cooperates when we need to put it on. 


Tom has been on daily injections for a couple of weeks now. His pump malfunctioned and because he has had it for 4 years, it isn't under warranty any longer. Every 4 years, our health insurance pays for one so as soon as we can get everything organised for it, Tom will be back on the pump. 


This weekend we will be going to Carols by candlelight in Gladstone Square. We haven't been for the last couple of years and I am really looking forward to it. 


I cannot think of anything else so for number 7, I am just going to remind you to pop over to Jennifer's for more 7 quick takes. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Smart Martha Monday.

I didn't really have much on my list last week except to stay calm and collected through all the end of year/Christmas shows.

We made it through the week without too much trouble. On Wednesday, I intended to go to mass on my own but woke up with a temperature of 39.6. I felt pretty rotten to say the least so spent the day in bed. Madeline took care of Christopher and Joseph for me. After 24 hours of taking panadol and resting, I felt much much better. I was even able to go to Tom and Amelia's school's family night and not feel too exhausted from it.

This week I am going to write my curriculum for Christopher for 1st term next year. I want to get it done before Christmas so that I can have a full month of nothing to do from Christmas to school starting next year.

I am also going to finish of Christmas shopping.

I hope you all have a great week.


Jane Elizabeth.

Jane Elizabeth was the name Steve and I choose for Joseph just in case the ultrasound tech had his sex wrong.

It is also the name I haven given to this doll. I won her on The Handmaden's blog.

She is just gorgeous. Amelia asked me if she could have her and I said no. Jane is going to sit right on my sewing table and keep me company while I sit sewing.

Thanks so much Kelly for this lovely doll and your blog giveaway.

Pop over and see Kelly and all her beautiful home made goods. Also visit her Etsy Shop.


Monday, December 05, 2011

Smart Martha Monday.

My list from last week was big. I wanted to reorganise our kitchen. I have done just about all our pantries at this stage. Still have to go through all my cupboards to see what is lurking in the back. We had a super cheap weekly shop this week because I based our meals around what we had in the cupboard.

This week, I was going to still go through the kitchen but we have lots of different Christmas  and school break ups to go to. I need to make food to take along to these places and stay up with all my other general household duties.

My plan is to stay calm and controlled through the week and not try and do too many things.

I hope you all have a great week.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

An inspiring video.

A friend posted this on the Catholic Type One Yahoo Group.

I have always believed that if you look for something good in your situation, you will find something good. If you look for something bad, you will find something bad. This video just confirms it for me.

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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Australian Catholic Homeschoolers.

Tom's and Christopher's insulin pump

New book: Faith Quilt.

New book: Faith Quilt.
All proceeds from sales of "FAITH QUILT" going to "Casa de Amor Children's Homes in Bolivia" and "Sarah's Covenant Homes in India" Two truly extraordinary organisations that take in the most needy children and give them a place of love and security to call home.