Monday, 27 August 2007


Its my birthday today.........

I am now 42
oh dear
that sounds sooooooooooooooooooooo old.
I only feel 29.
I remember when my mother was in her forties. She seemed soooooooooooooo old. Now i am an old bag. Well........... i probably have been old for a while.............. just never noticed. Although, sometimes i feel reeeeeeeaaaaaallllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy old.
42................. as pointed out....... another cycle of 7....
I am now in an 8 year...
This is good.................................... right??
ahh shit
Who will be looking at the eclipse tomorrow night?
I hope i will. If i can sneak out of YAAD. If i can talk them all into holding the lesson outdoors whilst gazing at the sky.
Hope so.
Its my birthday.
I got a candle holder, two candles, a gift voucher at coles myer, and a body lotion pack. Plus lots of misbehaving ignorant children, not all of them mine. I also got birthday wishes for tomorrow and yesterday. My mother, who rang me this morning to wish me a happy birthday, told a friend today that it was my birthday yesterday.... go figure.
So'k. Its been good.
Queen for a day.
I insisted on take out chinese for tea.
I also put up with my family last night at the club. They were passable. Best that can be expected.
Thanks for listening.
I am going to bed.
I am 42.

Info on the Lunar Eclipse tomorrow night and will blog in a little while..... promise...

August 28: Lunar eclipse in Pisces
Full Moons tend to amp up the emotional life in general and when the full Moon is also a lunar eclipse, the emotions are dialed up even more! Now add in the fact that this lunar eclipse is in Pisces, the most sensitive sign of the zodiac -- and, well, you get the idea. So first, don't overreact to anything; dramatic events are a part of eclipse times, and this one won't be any different. With the Virgo Sun opposite the Pisces Moon, expect to hear about lots of situations having to do with health issues, whether it's people, animals or the planet. Eclipses are highlighters and bring your awareness to what needs your attention. It is time to get a plan together to make the changes that will make you feel healthier, happier and more emotionally content. Get some time alone and slow down! Connect with your spiritual self; watch a sunset, meditate or listen to a beautiful piece of music. What inspires you? It's time to prioritize your dreams.

This full Moon will most affect those born August 26-30, November 25-29, February 22-26, and May 23-27.

A Total Lunar Eclipse is when the Moon passes completely into the Earth's umbral shadow, described as "Totality". Total Lunar Eclipses account for the other 35% of all lunar eclipse. These are the most spectacular type of Lunar Eclipse, as during totality the moon can take on a range of striking colours. Scattered sunlight passes deep through the Earth's atmosphere which filters out most of the blue light. The remaining light renders the Moon in shades of red, orange, yellow and brown - depending on the amount of dust and volcanic ash in the Earth's atmosphere.
All Total Lunar Eclipses start with a Penumbral, followed by a Partial and then the Total Lunar Eclipse. Finally, a Partial followed by a Penumbral completes the event. All types of Lunar Eclipse are completely safe to observe with the unfiltered and unaided eye.
When and Where Can I see it?
The Total Lunar Eclipse on August 28th 2007 will be visible in its entirety for all of Eastern Australia and New Zealand, and will be in progress at Moonrise for the remainder of Australia and most of Asia.

Eastern Australia (24 hour clock)
Partial Eclipse begins 18.51
Total Eclipse begins 19.52
Greatest Eclipse 20.37
Total eclipse ends 21.22
Hmmm, I hope Lisa doesnt mind holding the YAAD out in the yard tomorrow night......

Thursday, 23 August 2007

on on and on it goes.....


find myself hanging for the school holidays.....

never done that before, oh well, there is a first time for everything.

what have i done over the last few days...

  • washed clothing, hung it on the line, and forgot to get it off.
  • ironed work clothes for myself and biggest girl - i desperately HATE ironing.
  • gone to work.
  • taxied various children to various places.
  • taxied my mother to the JHH to visit her friend with a broken leg (slipped on water in the kitchen and broke her thigh bone in three places... OUCH)
  • read blogs.
  • attempted my quiz/test at YAAD - oh dear - lucky fail isn't an option.... well that's what Lisa said anyway.
  • saved a child's life (I didn't choke him)
  • contemplated my universe and my role in it with some uncomfortably true truths discovered.
  • dreamed copiously, amazing vivid, dreams, most of which i can only recall for a few minutes after waking and leaving me dumb struck (as opposed to just 'dumb').
  • shopped.
  • tidied as much of the house that i have had the energy for (in other words, i haven't done much tidying).
  • cooked crappy fast meals, just fill a gap and get on with it (mental note, nutrition very important on weekends)
  • booked a table at the club for my birthday dinner with my family and horrible brother/sisterinlaw/nephews so they dont have to come to my house (YAY)
  • contemplated turning 42.
  • decided that age is a number and that is all.
  • ran into a woman that used to be a very close friend (she knows ALL my secrets, well almost all) and had a lovely chat, noice.
  • shopped.
  • snotted and coughed (all them damn sick kids coming to sick bay!! least none of them did the 'v' word)
  • chatted to a friend on the phone and laughed until i cried. the best kind.
  • gone to work again.
  • have gotten to know our new principal who is a really, really nice guy, and very funny. he has my sense of humour (scary eh) and he throws me lines all day. we crack each other up and that is a bit scary. I didn't know if it is a wise position to be in with a boss. oh well, it just evolved, so i suppose that is ok.
  • discovered that the lady i am working with didn't even get an interview for the position she is relieving, gotta love the education departments system. but, the outcome of this point is that she is not getting a promotion, so her position is not becoming vacant, so i didn't have to stress about not applying for it and having to work full time for the rest of my life. (hmmm, if anyone can make sense of this one, you are doing REALLY well)
  • slept (just a little bit, and only between intense dreams)
  • went to work.
  • read blogs

oh well, thats enough of me. looking forward to tomorrow arvo

luv jen

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Blogging......... ah yes... I remember that....

Oh dear....

I was REALLY going to blog this evening. Instead have spent the last two hours in front of this computer trying to write a resume for my husband.


now am extremely tired and have to get back on the treadmill of work work work tomorrow.... YAY..... not will try really really hard to do it tomorrow, night all sweet dreams.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Psssssst..... I saw 'chelles amazing paintings ready for exhibition in the flesh this afternoon - she certainly is one awesomely talented chicky babe

Sunday, 12 August 2007


Have just dragged myself from the corner that i have been sitting in..... rocking.....

Eldest girl was 15 yesterday, the day i have dreaded since the moment of her birth. I have been worried about having a 15 year old daughter for 15 years. From what i have observed of other 15 yo girls, they are horrible. But then again, 14 has been pretty bad too.

Back to the reason for the rocking....

I had the whole family over for dinner tonight for the birthday celebrations. Including my 3 feral nephews and one feral niece.

Makes me appreciate that my kids arent so bad after all......

OMG, i wont go on about it, but these occasions are getting worse and worse as time goes on and they all get older.

Lazy, insulting, feral, did i mention insulting?


Thank goodness they have finally all gone home.

Now...................... back to rocking..........................

Wednesday, 8 August 2007


oh dear... has it been that long since i posted......???

sorry to all my loyal fans, or should i say 'fan'.

have to go and pick up a kid now, will blog later, i hope, if i dont, dont worry, i am always here, stalking blogs, commenting here and there, you cant get away from me.... mwa ha ha ha (that was an evil laugh)

then again, i might get sucked back into harry potter tonight and not come out til its past my bedtime.....

lets see, shall we.....

Saturday, 4 August 2007

This is the workplace agreement I was just handed, let me know if you think there is a problem....


Sick Days
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

Bereavement Leave
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Toilet Use
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders category". Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break
Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Death Clause
Any worker found dead at their desk will be promptly fired. All deaths will need to be applied for in advance and will only be approved if your can show that your death will not affect productivity.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustration's, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

HA HA HA HA..... rotfl




What a crack up..............


Well here I am, three days down, two to go this week..... and VERY GOOD NEWS... no one has vomited~!!!! (am touching wood as i type) I have bodily fluid issues, and cannot cope with vomit. Not even my own kids'. So some random kid in a school vomit would see a matching puddle in front of me. So no vomit is GOOD NEWS.

Speaking of good news, I have good news and bad news......

The bad news -
I may only be working for the month of August

The good news -
I may only be working for the month of August

The position i am relieving for has already been advertised. I cant apply for it because I am not qualified. (I am relieving the person who is relieving the vacant position, just to clarify the point).

I WANT TO COME TO IMBOLC RITUAL TONIGHT. Too late, his lordship late, no babysitter, DAMN!!! DAMN DAMN DAMN


oh well, least i have peace (relative)

will have to search the net for what to do at Imbolc. ...... hmmm, the mention of a spring clean sent me running.... will continue searching.... ok, i dont have an orange candle.... HELP. Where are my mentors when i need them...

oh well, happy Imbolc everyone.

Lotsa luv