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Jan. 4th, 2008 | 04:06 pm

1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor -
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home - Yep!
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
9. Were read children's books by a parent - Yep
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 (I was a majorette) - swimming
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs (costs after scholarships)
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them - gosh they didn't even buy me a car!
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home - they weren't even paying it off - they always rented
25. You had your own room as a child
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room in High School
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

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Birthdays, Christmas and New Years

Jan. 3rd, 2008 | 09:24 am

What a busy few weeks we've had! Firstly was Emma and Brandon's 3rd birthday - man where did all that time go! We celebrated it on Sunday the 23rd, as DH had to work on Christmas Eve. We had a party here at home with relies, and two friends from EB/FB (a parenting forum). Emma and Brandon were majorly spoilt with lots of pressies including My Little Pony, lots of cars, play dough toys, Wiggles DVD's, Cash Register, Camping Chairs, doodle boards, clothes, sand pit toys, and jigsaws.





Aunty Helen made the cake as she always does. This year we opted for just one cake.





Then Xmas! Heaps more pressies for the kids including another My Little Pony, a Tonka Digger for Brandon, more DVD's, Dora Pony House for Emma, Fisher Price Little People Princess House, Fire Engine, and much more!

We had lunch at our house (First time we've had Christmas at our house since I left home in 1998.







And lastly a pic of Emma and Brandon at there daycare Xmas Party on the 22nd - in their Christmas outfits - I made the bottoms - denim shorts, denim skort, mum made Brandon's shirt, Emma's shirt was a WAHM one I bought, and the hats are crocheted - bought them online too.

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Christmas Card Photos

Dec. 11th, 2007 | 11:13 pm

Tooks 3 sittings, but finally I think we nailed something suitable this arvo. The winning photo and outtakes are below:









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Yah

Aug. 23rd, 2007 | 04:28 pm

I finally worked out why pics weren't showing!

Here's some more






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What I'm up to at present

Aug. 13th, 2007 | 09:18 pm

I'm still at home with the kiddos - and enjoying it immensely. I'm doing bookkeeping (10 - 15 hrs a week) for a local butcher, and have picked up a few clients for my Accounting business. Only 2 businesses at present, and a few individuals. I have an ad in the yellow pages, I did a flyer drop to about 2000 nearby residents, and an ad in the paper. Things are going as well as I'd hoped, but it's a start. So far I've only had two days that I've had to send the kids to my parents/in-laws to see clients. Most I've seen on Wednesday when they're at daycare, or it's been after hours.

The house is great. Still to get power connected to the shed, and still have to put something under the fence in a few places to get our dogs back, and have half a retaining wall to finish, but things are going great.

We have a nice big vegie garden now:



And most of our backyard is dirt!



But we have a new lounge suite





And dining setting



And a little bit of grass

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Update coming soon

Jul. 30th, 2007 | 06:27 pm

I promise. I'm still alive and will update soon.

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Me

May. 28th, 2007 | 11:22 pm

I'm still here. House is great - pics (lots more done on the yard since these ones but) at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78358550@N00/

Working full-time at present - been there for 3 weeks - it's a temp job for 4 - 6 weeks - when I'm finished in a week or two I'll come and do a big update. But at present I'm sleeping, working (both at home and at work), eating and sleeping - not much time for much else!

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We are moved!

Apr. 26th, 2007 | 10:42 pm

We moved last week. Had lots of hassles with phone being disconnected too early, then waiting a week to get it reconnected, then adsl being transferred back to our old place etc. We still don't have adsl here so net time is limited, plus we have heaps of work to do. Emma and Brandon come home tomorrow (been at my mum's for a week while we pack, move, unpack, landscape etc.).

Our driveway is being poured tomorrow, and we have some more paths to concrete ourselves (to the clothesline etc). Finally got our antenna up a day ago so I can watch tv again!

Will post a long post when I have time (at this point it might be before Christmas lol!).

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Mar. 23rd, 2007 | 01:38 pm

Tiling in our wet areas (bathrooms, laundry, kitchen splashbacks)

Laundry floor

Laundry sink

Ensuite

Kitchen

Kitchen

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I'm free!

Mar. 13th, 2007 | 06:20 pm

I quit my job this afternoon. Well I was given an ultimatium - quit or we will sack you. So I quit - then they asked me to finish up this afternoon (they gave me the ultimatium at 3pm - I finished work at 4.30pm. I don't think it's really hit me yet!

Mind you it's the best thing. I hate my job and was only there until I started up my own business in July. In the meantime I have a bookkeeping job lined up to tide me over that I start this week.

Tomorrow is daycare day so I'll be home alone for the first time in a loooooooong time with no kids. After 12 months (6 of those working full-time) of work it's going to be weird to be a SAHM again.

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