Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sadly there hasn't been any crafting here ...

The last week of the kids school holidays and The Princess and I weren't able to craft together.  That hasn't stopped The Princess from squeezing in some crafting fun, but none for me.  The LOML had a wisdom tooth removed on Wednesday and it didn't come out as easily as hoped.  He is finally getting up and about today and with one thing and another he has been out of action for most of the month.  I was only home one evening this week as each night had its own set of errands that had to get sorted.  I don't know how single parents do it every day.  I am exhausted!!!  It probably doesn't help that I had to do the work of two at the shop either :-)  But the kids are ready for a new school term AND we are ready for our guest to arrive on Tuesday.

A little while ago we agreed to host a Japanese exchange student.  He arrives on Tuesday and is with us for 10 days.  While we are all looking forward to it (and have just finished re-arranging The Extrovert's bedroom to fit a second mattress) I am very happy that it is only for 10 days.  I don't think I could cope if it was much longer after the past month.  The Extrovert learns Japanese at school and he is hoping to be chosen to go on exchange next year.  This will provide him with a great opportunity to get in some practise with a native speaker.  Hiroyuki said that he only speaks a little English in his email to us last week and I am hoping that he is just being modest.  Otherwise it could be interesting :-)  Either way it is going to be a VERY fun two weeks.  (The other two children learn Indonesian and we are blessed to have a native speaker in the family for practise and three others who speak it fluently)

Today we took a brief break and celebrated Nephew 3's 4th birthday.  All the cousins had a fun time and we laughed lots.  The Extrovert entertained everyone with jokes and dramatics.  Nephew 2 & 3 love him for it.  But he really does love little kids.  This morning was his first morning volunteering in the creche at church.  The leader was very impressed with him and the kids all love him already anyway.

Happy 4th Birthday to my monkey!

The sun was shining today and it was lovely to sit in the sun and just soak it up.  The weather was perfect and I would love it to be like today everyday!  I may have even gotten just a teeny bit sun-burnt LOL

Off to write a menu for the week and sort out some groceries.  Counterfeiting will just have to wait for a little bit :-)

Have a safe and wonderful day,


  1. Hopefully the LOYL is well-and-truly on the mend now...I also have great admiration for single parents!
    Alison xx

  2. Your nephew is adorable!!! Hope all is going well with your exchange student. Thanks for the blog love!!! xoxo


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