Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Dear Mr 5
How amazing you looked this morning in your school uniform. You raced into our room all dressed and ready to go, even had your hat and socks on! So big but so small. I cannot believe how fast 5 years has gone and that you are off to your first day of school. I have loved the past 5 years with you at home. I will miss your chats, your jokes that make me laugh but are silly rather than funny, your smile, the way you chat to me, watching you play, jumping on the trampoline with you, playing at the lake, playing games lots of games and having so much fun. Although I will miss you I love that you are ready for school. You walked into class so confident this morning, so happy to be there. I cannot wait to pick you up tonight and hear all your stories. I hope you have fun, meet great people and want to go back day after day after day.
Monday, 26 January 2015
Well it was Saturday morning and of all things I decided to work on our budget and cash flow. We are generally pretty good at sticking to our budget. We have to be we have been on one income for nearly seven years. Yes our boy 1 will be seven soon. But at this time of year we get all our big bills and I never seem to get our cash flow right. Just doing this turned Saturday into a blah day and I was thinking man it is going to be one of those days when I thought I was going to achieve a lot but I don't. Yep that cash flow wasn't looking any better as I tried to juggle bills and cash
So to break the blah I had a chat to my number 1 sister (actually my only sister, hi sis) and then my lovely neighbor who did agree that it was a blah day. At least it wasn't just me.
On return I decided to do something........actually finish something I started 3 months ago.
This is what blah turned into
Hope it doesn't take me 3 months to make the curtains and paint the wardrobe!
Tomorrow is the first day of school here in Qld. Can't believe I just made two school lunches. Boy 2 starts prep tomorrow. Wow, I am a little sad but also very excited.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
I am on a bit of a mission at the moment. A mission for my house, my space to be organised. You see I don't expect things to be clean, really I have three small kids, but I do believe that life is better for us and my day easier when we are organised. We renovated our small duplex 6 months ago (a story for another day) and since then I have been slowly de-cluttering and finding a place for the things we need, want and make our life that little bit easier. A challenge, as my husband is number one put it in a pile somewhere man and once he starts a pile we all seem to add to it. I don't expect things to stay in there place all day. If they did it would mean we don't really need them but I have started trying to make sure things get put back in there special place. Each night now after bath and while I am cooking dinner my three kids put all there things away. So far it is working for us and means less work for me and hubby latter.
Yippee score one for us!
Two weeks ago I decided I would tackle one small area of our house at a time and challenge myself to have everything put away before I went to bed with the hope that in time a habit would slowly grow and presto that small part of our house would continue to be organised.
I started with my desk. Our house is small so I am not sure you can really call it a study!
Here is the before photo.
Look at those piles of organised chaos! Watch out desk here I come.
Also have to admit that I took this photo to make sure my number 1 clutterbug (that's you hubby) didn't create numerous piles while I took the three kids camping for a week (yet another story me and three kids camping for the first time)
And here is my little desk space on the 25th Jan still looking pretty organised and I have to say it feels good!
Watch Out Kitchen Bench Here I Come!
Saturday, 24 January 2015
I'm Tracey and this is the start of my little blog that I have been writing in my head for at least a year. You see one of my favourite people has an amazing blog which we follow, funnily one of two that we read, (I really am not a blogholic) and I so often find myself doing something, and going oh it would be fun to write about this or wow I would love a record of that. So after a year and a half of thinking about it I am leaping into my on little blog.
3 Me and Ice Tea is all about:
- My wonderful 3 kids - Boy 1 is nearly 7, Boy 2 just turned 5 and Little Girl is 2. I have decided not to publish there names or photos of there faces because I am simple not comfortable with it.
- Me - A stay at home Mum like so many of you, loving life at home on the coast of sunny Queensland, dealing with everyday. I often think my week and life is a little like a good bike ride, sometimes we coast along, sometime we are pedaling uphill and other times speeding downhill. What a ride though!
- Last Ice Tea - Well lets face it this blog is just my space to chat, like chatting over a coffee but I don't like coffee. Not even the smell. Ice tea it is for me with a little citrus and mint.
PS - And of course hubby might get a mention every now and again!
That was easier than I thought!