School is now out, dancing is done with (the concert was awesome... at least the little bit I got to see of it) & my Miss 7 made me so proud... this is her first year of jazz / modern & tap and she has picked it up extremely well.
This past week has been filled with kids Christmas break up parties, birthday parties and Carols by Candlelight, I am exhausted just from all the to-ing & fro-ing.
Now it's time for the kids to have some quiet time at home before Christmas Day... whether that's possible or not I don't know but I'm trying to remain optimistic.
I've got my gift shopping done, the food shopping is also finished... I couldn't buy too much in any case as our big fridge died last week & the new one hasn't arrived yet... we are surviving with a small fridge / freezer and a bar fridge... on the bright side it forced a thorough clean out of the fridge & freezer, something I've been meaning to do for ages.
Now all that remains to be done is my baking (shortbread, fruit mince pies & tim tam* balls) and keeping the kids entertained. It will be early nights and wholesome food too, we've slipped into some bad eating habits of late and it shows in the kidlets behaviour :(
And I've decided something!
Over the school hols, I am not going to stress about keeping the place tidy, there's no way it will happen when the kids are home all the time in any case. And I deserve a bit more of a break too since we're not going away so I have resolved to watch as many movies as possible and read as much as I can.
I am also pondering the concept of increasing my daily exercise (prompted by a visit to the doc) so that will mean from nothing to something... was thinking I'd try a zumba dvd to do with the kids (since they both like to dance)... I'll get back to you on how that pans out.
So if you have any movie or book recommendations for me I'd love to hear them (some of you have already given me some ideas on Facebook, thanks x but I'm open to more if you think of them)
I shall be back after Christmas, until then hope you have a beautiful Christmas x o x o
from Shish, Hubby, Miss 7 & Miss 3 (aka Poss)
*tim tams are an Australian favourite chocolate biscuit (Oreos are a good substitute)
The tim tam ball recipe can be found here it is the simplest yet yummiest treat, perfect when you need to bring something to a party / bbq etc Everyone will love them, you won't regret trying it!