Friday, September 27, 2013

Tea Time Catch Up

Wow, where does life go??
1 minute we were catching up in July and now suddenly it is September.
I am so glad Abi reminds us about this little monthly catch up otherwise another month would have just slipped on by for me.
The clocks go forward for us here in New Zealand on Sunday and I am not sure I am ready for summer yet? Where did winter go? Was that it? Are we in for some rough weather before we start getting all those nice summer days? That is the typical way things seem to pan out down here.
So many questions and the only thing I can do is sit tight in my house and go with the flow!

Welcome to my part of the world, how is life with you?
I just made some chocolate brownie, please feel free to have a piece whilst I tell you what has been happening here.

I firstly want to say sorry for having not visited your place in the last month or so, but then I haven't even been keeping my blog up to date as it has not been on the top part of my priority list, which is a shame as I do love catching up with people but I do have to keep my family flowing first.
Life has been really odd since I went back to work after my surgery. Thanks for asking all is well and I am all recovered.
However I have found that life just hasn't flowed well in the last 6 weeks. I had to look after some students who were half way through a placement and I found it very difficult to make it work well.
I am glad that placement has now finished and I am on to a new set of students right from the start of their placement and so far it is all flowing nicely and I feel more in control.
I think that was probably part of the problem, I wasn't in control for the last part of their placement and it was very frustrating.

Even if the clocks do change on Sunday we have had some nasty weather in the last week leading up to us officially accepting summertime ahead.
The wind was blowing and the rain was lashing down.
The windows were rattling and the house was shaking. I was so glad we were all snug in our beds last week when the weather turned nasty for a few hours.

Wish I could say the same for the tree we are now missing....!
We opened the curtains at the front on Wednesday morning and this is what we found!

Turns out it was rotten but we didn't know it at the time.
It sure was a fun way to spend an hour after school sawing and cutting up wood and leaves. The boys had great fun.

Of course it didn't take too long to clear everything away. The neighbour came round with his chain saw and made light work of the trunk of the tree.
Nice little pile of fire wood just a shame we don't have a fire to burn it on!

We put the pile beside the road and with a few hours it was gone. Glad someone somewhere is able to get use out of it. Always do love playing things forward and helping people if I can.

We are just heading into 2 weeks of school holidays here too, so I now have to use my imagination and come up with some interesting things to do to entertain 2 boys for the next week or so on the days they are not in care!
Good job we are not having this little catch up in 2 weeks time otherwise I might be telling a different story, one that starts with how I lost the boys and don't know where to find them!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a little chat, it has been fun catching up with you.
Till next month.......


Miriam said...

Thank you for visiting me. It is strange to know that you are going into summer when I am hanging on to the very last days of our summer. Your scavenger hunt picture of the reflected sunset is amazing. I like the way you presented your Month in Numbers too.

Abi said...

Thank you for joining in with me again this month! What a storm to have blown that tree down! crazy but how kind to pass the firewood on. Our neighbour always does the same for us and gives us his off cuts and it is always such a blessing!

Prairie Jill said...

Oh my, what an eventful month it's been for you! I hope October will be calmer. I really enjoyed joining you for tea; looking forward to seeing you again next month!

Alison said...

I was talking to my sister...who lives in Te Awamatu...last night and she was telling me she had been wandering around Hamilton in the pouring rain on Saturday...I wish I'd known and perhaps she could have popped in for tea for real!!😉 nephew was doing something to do with a driving school and was using the car..lovely to catch up-I'm hoping you can pop over to mine iN the next couple off days (once I get the post written!)
Alison xx

S said...

It sounds like you are busy and I'm glad that you are recovered and headed into summertime. Sounds like a good combination for things to look up. September was a bit funky for me too, but luckily just on the scrapping/blogging front, on the home front everything went fine. See you next month to catch up - but hopefully before.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I know exactly what you mean about not having to blog or go read blogs. I've been scrambling the last few weeks, so it's nice to finally stop by and get a nice catch up.