Bec, I hope the kids are feeling a bit better. It sucks big one's when they are sick. I can't imagine how draining it would be to have two of them sick. Poor you! Have things settled down a bit with Dave?
Sharna - how are you feeling? Got your voice back? We've been kinda lucky here (touch wood) with sickness. You remember we had a really bad run a while back but we have been, mostly, well (except for a dodgy belly here and there) for a while now. I'm sure there is something just around the corner. Try and take care of yourself (I can see you're eyes rolling now! LOL! Easier said than done!). I've started drinking "immunity Tea" that I get from our local markets. Been drinking it for a couple of months now. It's got lots of good stuff in it like Echinacea Root, Ginko, Tumeric, Ginger, Chisandra etc. Then I squeeze some lemon in it too. Happy to send you some if you think it will help.
Nat - Amost back to the old (well, new and improved
) you? Some lessons to be learned about the "forced" down time and it's direct relation to your decreased anxiety? Any chance you could incorporate some idea's from it ongoing?
Mands, I've been looking at the photo's of your house on FB and it looks awesome! I especially like all that glass at the front of the house. I imagine the outlook would be lovely and green! You lucky thing!
Annika - glad to hear your Toyota served you well. I'm loving ours so far! Mark and I argue over who gets to drive. Sad hey! I love the Subaru's too. Our other car is an old Subaru Liberty wagon.
I didn't realise Bryce had to get grommets put in. Sorry if you mentioned it and I missed it. How did that all go? Do they have to put him under to do that? Was it because he was getting lots of ear infections?
Ros, I didn't realise you started Nursing. I totally see what you mean about maybe not being mature enough - I don't think it's just necessarily Nursing though. I first did uni at 17 (almost 18) and just being mature enough to commit to study is tough at that age. Plus knowing what you want to do etc. Although it is hard going back to study at my, a-hem... "mature" age, I feel much more able to really commit to it. Not to mention that I've give up a lot and my hubby would probably divorce me if I dropped out
Relationships - I know us ladies have chatted a lot about relationships. And we all have our own unique "challenges". Has anyone read today's Courier Mail? In the Body and Soul section there is a bit about a 4 week (might be 5) challenge on getting your relationship back on track. I think I'm going to do it. Mark and I don't really argue much, and we get along really well, but we aren't as imtimate as I'd like (not just sex, but affection in general) and I often feel like we are more "mates" or "companions" or "Co-parents". So I think I'll give it a bash. Some of it will be tough - "talks" other bits will be easy. We'll see.
Other than that - just strugging to get in the amount of study hours I need to do. Need to do up a study plan I think. Just need to get motivated to do it!
Also, anyone else do their groceries online? I just placed an order with Coles Online this morning. I'm going to give it a try in an aim to save a bit of money. I think I will "impulse" shop less if I can do it online with my menu-plan in front of me. Anyone else menu-plan? I try, but I'm a bit hit and miss with it. Also thinking of using Aussie Farmers Direct for my fruit and veg. But I do enjoy going to the markets on a Sunday morning too. hmm.
Anyhoo, I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. Chat soon.