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10 Aug

I haven’t written in ages (as you’ve probably noticed).  The between semesters break from university is over and I’m back into it.  This semester I’m doing two subjects, which is part time, but it’s still pretty full on.  One of my subjects is soil science, which is interesting, and I’m sure very useful, but the work load is very large.  We have a 2 hour lecture each week, followed by a 3 hour workshop immediately afterwards, which doesn’t give me much time to read the 1-2+ chapters of the text book and write lab reports.  I also have to memorise all of the orders and suborders of soils, and you’d be surprised at how many there actually are.

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I’m also taking resource sustainability, which is really interesting, but also time intensive since we have to take a quiz every week as well as researching a relevant topic, writing a report about it, and finally, making a six minute documentary about it.  I’m really excited about the documentary, but I’m also struggling to find time to keep up with the demands of both subjects.

So yeah, sorry about my lack of writing, but time is not on my side right now.

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A little rest

21 Jun

I haven’t checked my emails in over a week. My dirty laundry pile is way above the top of the hamper. I just washed dishes for and hour and a half. My chemistry final was yesterday, so all of my spare time leading up to it was spent studying. Next semester doesn’t start until the end of July, so I get to have a little rest. If you can call hanging out with an almost 5 year old rest. She too has a break between semesters. This will be the first time she’s been home during a school break. During the last one, she had 3 weeks off and I had only one, during which there was an intensive 3 day chemistry workshop.  Needless to say, she went to holiday care at school.  Daniel goes to daycare 2 days a week year round (and loves it).

I’m soooooooooooooo glad chemistry is finished. Down Under, you only need 50% (in most subjects) to pass the class, and I had 49.2% before the exam (which is worth 50% of our final grade), so I know I passed and won’t have to redo the class, which is nice. Of course I’m hoping to do a fair bit better than 50%, but chemistry is hard, and I didn’t know some of the stuff on the test, so I don’t want to get my hopes up too high.

The Australian marking/grading system (some schools differ a little bit)

The Australian marking/grading system (some schools differ a little bit)

Hannah and I already have heaps of plans for the school holidays: baking, cooking, gardening, clothes shopping, shoe shopping (her feet have had a sudden growth spurt and she no longer fits into her shoes), a trip to Costco with Romana and Violet, play dates, riding the train to Daddy’s work and eating lunch with him, making Violet’s birthday present…. I think that’s it for now, but I’m sure the list will grow.

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I would suggest there will be more blog posts during the school break, but since I won’t be by myself, I highly doubt that.  Sorry.

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Hannah’s first day

3 Feb

This morning I dropped Daniel off at daycare, the same as I always do on Monday mornings.  Except this time, all the carers/educators/whatever daycare workers are called, told me cute Hannah looked in her school uniform.  It’s true though, she does look adorable in her way-too-big-for-her school uniform.  I still think it’s kind of weird having school uniforms, since I didn’t grow up with them, but it works well here, so whatever.

Hannah before we left home this morning.  A yellow dot via photoshop was the easiest way to cover up the schools initials (in case of internet weirdoes)

Hannah before we left home this morning. A yellow dot via photoshop was the easiest way to cover up the schools initials (in case of internet weirdoes).  The kids like colouring the bricks with chalk 🙂

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I didn’t have to drop Hannah off until 9:30.  A lot later than usual, but for her first day, each child had a different drop off time so that each got a personal welcome from the teacher to make them feel more comfortable there.  We’re near the end of the alphabet, so we were almost last.

We had a bit of time to kill after Daniel’s drop off and before Hannah’s, so we decided to go to the shops and get her a special starting school treat of hot chocolate, which she spilled all over her brand new school shirt when the cup was down to it’s last dregs, and banana bread.

Carrying her hot chocolate and banana bread.  She sat in the trolley and ate/drank it whilst I bought some new thongs (flip flops, not undies) because Rosie ate my other pairs.

Carrying her hot chocolate and banana bread. She sat in the trolley and ate/drank it whilst I bought some new thongs (flip flops, not undies) because Rosie ate my other pairs.

I only had the one shirt with me, so I had to send her to her very first day of prep with a soiled shirt.  Maybe no one noticed.  Or not.

Multiple hot chocolate soil spots with arrows for your convenience

Multiple hot chocolate soil spots with arrows for your convenience

How embarrassing.

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