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 Somehow, I only have two weeks left of maternity leave. Where the heck has the year gone?! Bub is now eight months old, and has had a real development spurt in the past couple of weeks. He’s now sitting up very happily on his own for ages, playing very cutely by himself. He’s also starting rolling, and just today managed to get himself back from his front for the first time. He’s suddenly got very long as well – seems to have grown about five centimetres in a week! And he’s most cute 🙂 

Big brother has buggered off to Queensland on his own again, for two weeks this time, to go fishing with Grandpop. Have managed one mono-syllabic conversation with him on the phone since he left on Thursday, so clearly not missing us at all.

That leaves Miss Four (nearly five!), who has been super-good since Master Seven left. No competition? Looks like we have another very social round of holidays ahead of us, including swimming lessons, birthday parties, ballet classes and hanging out with friends. We started that off on Friday night with an Intimo party hosted by a school mum, followed it up with a big tidy up Saturday morning, then headed to Mandurah. First stop (after a quick drop off sale of Worlds Next Door!) was the Batt-house for a baby shower. Naturally we stayed all afternoon (seems to be very hard to LEAVE these things – too much to talk about!). Then we headed to  ‘s for dinner and Worldcon debrief (with   and   too) which was absolutely lovely (although the maths nearly broke our brains!). Didn’t leave til after midnight! Baby and Miss Four were both awesome, despite a very late night (and  ‘s Chickie was once again fantastic with them!). But it made getting up at 6 this morning really hurt! Bub is an excellent alarm clock, but had to get up anyway as I was going to a farewell breakfast for the wonderful lady who took on my role at school for my leave this year. She’s sadly not able to come back after her long service leave next term due to family commitments, but looks like we’ve found someone else to share with me, which is great! Breakfast/brunch was long and lovely, and I didn’t get back until nearly midday. Picked up a quiche and a pavlova and took it to the friends who were looking after Miss Four, and ended up hanging out with them for a couple of hours. Eventually got home around 2, and all three of us went to bed for a couple of hours! 

Also in the last week, we’ve decided to get some renovations done on the house, so have quotes for new patio and pool fencing, building in the carport, carpets, vertical blinds and a couple of other little things. Means a busy couple of months ahead as things get done, but really looking forward to it! Hubby and I spent the weekend in the yard last week so we no longer have a jungle out the back, which is nice 🙂 Pool liner is buggered though, so we need to replace that as well and that hopefully happens very soon as the weather has turned GORGEOUS!

Tonight I’ve finally caught up on some jobs and am determined to finish my marking by the end of the weekend. Tomorrow we’re off to try to change swimming lesson times to a little earlier in the day, then to a cuppa with   and the first of the birthday parties. Onwards!

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House cleaning

Is, I’m sure, everyone’s favourite thing. Mine is finally clean and tidy for the first time since we moved I think (which is rather nice). I have resigned myself however, to the fact that I am never going to be an excellent housekeeper – for starters, I have much more interesting things I want to do. I also have too much clutter (apparently not compatible with a good housekeeper). When there are books on every available surface (hey, you never know where you’ll be hit with the urge to read something) and children in the house, I sincerely believe that there is little point in being a fanatic about the tidyness of the house. I do believe in cleanliness, that’s different. But tidyness needs a purpose (like visitors!).

As soon as I can afford it though, I’m getting a house cleaner. Floors and bathrooms, that’s all I’m asking for. The rest I’m fine with, but I hate floors and bathrooms.


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