Thursday, 25 October 2007

Found this - click here - with Stumble upon.... certainly makes you think.

How much do you spend?

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Still here....

I am still here... without 'sepcosis' or whatever cyndy wonderered if i have... not sure what that is, sounds suspiciously like something you catch from dirty water or something.

Sorry i have been such a slackarse blogger. Back to work. YAY...... hmmmmmm

Only three weeks and two days to go. ruly, ruly YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Life has been pretty shit the last couple of weeks.. but i wont whinge, for fear of being accused of being a whinger. Hence the image at the top... trying to convince myself. For those viewers that attended my whingefest last night, all parties were still alive when i got home and apparently there had been no problems. hmmmmm
Well i dont think i have much to say, despite my prolonged absence.
Hmmm, let me think....
Am still trying to get to my games at scrabble. Damn work gets in the way of everything. Plus i have two websites to update and a book to still finish formatting for publishing. Too bloody busy... unfortunately some things fall by the wayside, blogging obviously being one of them.
Plenty happening in the home front, struggling to find a child psychologist or someone to assess my middle child, who can hopefully explain to me how her brain works. hmmm, maybe i should be looking to the skies for the answer to that, ET phone home....
My mother isnt talking to me either. I apparently lost a cardboard box that belonged to her. ONe of those sturdy 'cheesecake shop' kind of boxes for her pavlovas. last time it was seen was here. the cheesecake shop doesnt have them anymore. i have vivid memories of giving it back to her, and i have witnesses..... only the depth that varies.
On a brighter note, everyone is in bed here, and have been for half an hour. I have even, uncharacteristically, been watching a spot of telly. Ahhhhhhhh peace.
Tomorrow my boy goes on an excursion. this one has been postponed FIVE TIMES due to wet weather. The original date for this one was June 8th. Novocastrians will know this as the day the sky fell in and things floated away. NO trips to the airport for my boy. So tomorrow they go to the airport on the bus, back to stockton for a ferry ride , lunch on the foreshore then back to school by bus. A boys dream day. Could evryone PLEASE affirm for a nice day tomorrow. Or there will be 120 very disappointed children in Maryland.
trying very hard to make an interesting pist here..... scroll people... scroll
I had a very special delivery today. A fresh batch of Bush Flower Essences and corresponding cards. These essences are pretty new and i havent worked with them before. I am quite excited as i have long wanted to have them... and now i do!!! Have been thinking a bit about creating a Weebly website about them. Still thinking.... and will possibly add it to the list of jobs i have to do.... bloody hell. three weeks and two days.
well maybe 'interesting' was too strong a word...
Hmmm, might go to bed myself. Get an earlier night... although, will have people yelling at me about scrabble soon, i havent looked at that today...
Take care my friends
Thanks for worrying about my scoliosis cyndy

Friday, 5 October 2007

The latest from Edgar J Winter.... interesting stuff

OCTOBER –. The month of October is universally a ONE month that contains the focus of the third transition as Jupiter squares Uranus to expand us beyond our previous situations and opens new doors according to our rights of passage. Mercury turns retrograde on October 12th in Scorpio and then returns to the social sign of Libra which impacts our use of power on others. Scorpio’s power is determined by the motives, intention, values and ethics. The impact upon others begins to be the focus during Mercury retrograde and will also prompt the ultimate connection between Jupiter and Pluto to hand off the power to those who have the vision and foresight to connect to the upcoming events. We begin to see our path in front of us as Jupiter continues to expand our journey into the next phase. Our life is emerging as our newly revised energies are ready to move into the ONE year of 2008. This revision is dictated by the inner status and connection with the spiritual blueprint that is set for this time for humanity.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Oh dear......

Well here i am.... looking down a road that I never wanted to look down.

I have been to the doctor today and gotten a prescription for ADHD medication for my Freak Of Nature. I have always been TOTALLY against drugging children. Once I started working Admin in schools though i had to change my mind a little. There DEFINITELY are children without drugs who would be absolutely impossible to give the little amount of education that they are getting. Kira is DEFINITELY not in this category. She has always been able to achieve highly whatever she sets her mind to.

We have faced increasing problems this year, her first year in high school. I have had four letters and two phone calls from the school, all telling the same story. Disruptive, loud, talkative, disrespectful, unable to settle, not working, blah blah blah.

We figured out that the break between classes actually didn't give her a chance to blow off steam. It actually wound her up, to the point that her last two classes of the day were a total write off. She would be completely off her head.

We have worked on her diet. I don't buy many things with preservatives and colourings anyway. I just made sure she had breakfast, which she had been skipping, and more fresh food. Healthier snacks. It has made a small improvement. But still, basically, she is still in trouble several times a day at school and detention a few times per week.

In primary school, the recipe for 'dealing with Kira' has always been passed down from teacher to teacher, and she has always been given the strong teacher. Now at high school, without continuity and continually yip-yar ing between classes, it is all falling apart.

I found this list on the net about children with ADHD. It says they must have 8 or more traits to be considered to have this affliction. She has 19. The only one that she isn't, is the learning difficulties one, although if she keeps going how she is now, she will certainly crash academically.


If Eight or more of the following statements accurately describe

your child or yourself as a child,

there may be reason to suspect ADHD. A definitive diagnosis

requires further examination.

1. Often fidgets or squirms in set.

2. Has difficulty remaining seated.

3. Is easily distracted.

4. Has difficulty awaiting turn in groups.

5. Often blurts out answers to questions.

6. Has difficulty following instructions.

7. Has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks. Distractibility.

8. Often shifts from one uncompleted activity to another.

9. Has difficulty playing quietly.

10. Often talks excessively.

11. Often interrupts or intrudes on others.

12. Often does not seem to listen.

13. Often loses things necessary for tasks. Lacks organizational skills.

14. Often engages in physically dangerous activities without considering consequence

15. Impulsive.

16. Destructive

17. Hyperactive

18. Mood changes quickly and drastically

19. Learning difficulties

20. Cognitive fatigue


I have really thought long and hard about this. At this point I don't really see another option. I need to trial this, to see if it helps her because if she reaches the end of her schooling and is uneducated then it will by my fault too.

Part of me is really ripped to pieces over this. Part of me is hopeful for the future. I just want this to work for her sake. I know that she will be able to reach for the stars in her life if she wants to, this may just give her the chance......


Tell me i have done the right thing.......................... please....

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

gorgeous mother...


Well i promised to be human.

It seems i break my promises.

I have had a reeeely reeeeely shit day.

And hubby is crook so i cant go to YAAD.

Pooooooooooooooooooooo x 89435y8903216758903165879031

Men who are sick are so pathetic.

Lucky he is able to reach for the remote control of the telly.


kids....................... i wont go on.

i am LOVING sleeping in.

i am LOVING being dressed casually

i am LOVING being able to get some things done

last friday night, the CONCERT (notice captials) was good.

we made it on time, with time to spare actually, a new feeling for me

i was only a teensy bit stressed

we coped

the freak of nature came home with the trophy for her classical ballet class

both girls danced beautifully - was a proud mum

was especially blown away by my eldest. this was her first concert. she was nervous but didnt let it show. she is usually the biggest stress bag that ever lived.

speaking of that, she has been having heart palpatations. we (doc and i) think it is due to stress. she had a ECG that came back with no abnormality. does anyone know any other teenager type person who has heart palpatations. what about you nursey type people??


ah yes my new addiction, actually i have been addicted for a few weeks now.

on the subject of cheating........

i draw your attention to a certain post of a friend of ours - as follows

Playing -24
Completed 25
Won 23
Lost 2
Drawn 0
Best Bingo ALaRMING for 89 points.

now here is my score card

Playing -31
Completed 36
Won 21
Lost 15
Drawn 0
Best Bingo THIEVERY for 84 points.

now our friend has several times accused ME of cheating

i ask you

in what persons right mind would anyone say I AM CHEATING - i have barely won more then i have lost!!!

i think it may be the other way around hmmmmmmmmm the one with the near perfect score. considering i am the only one who has beaten her.......... hehehe

either that or she is sleeping with someone from scrabble