Miss14 graduated Middle School last week. Her Graduation Dinner was a truly enjoyable occasion, honouring the efforts and achievements of the young men and women who had made this milestone in their journeys.
She wore her first ‘formal dress’ with high heels, and was wearing jewellery and perfume.
It was a beautiful evening! I laughed, I choked up, but mostly I was proud of the young lady God had given to Hubby and me to raise.
What a memorable event. I trust your own week is just as memorable, dear Reader 🙂
A tale of three photos:
Here’s hoping your week was more photo-worthy, dear Reader!
As a teenager, I owned a couple of budgies. As a Mum of a teenager, I was happy to acquiesce with Hubby’s suggestion that we convert the kids’ old cubby house into an aviary. Space underneath gave plenty of flight area, and the ‘house’ itself was excellent weather protection and for breeding box placement.
Well, breed they have. Clutch number one had two chicks raised and weaned successfully. Clutch number two had seven, from seven eggs.
Exhibit A: Sherbet and Huffle, two babies from this second clutch. We kept five and sold two. And now, their Mum has seven more eggs ready to hatch in about a week. Seven more! Bringing our total to over 20…
It would seem I am now in the budgie breeding business. (If you’re interested in their antics, my Miss14 posts photos and videos on Instagram: budgie_buds__ and she’d love more followers…)
Have a “fruitful” week yourself, dear Reader!
Remember that ‘snake toy’ made by the people who brought us the Rubik’s cube? Well, Mr10 found his old one when cleaning his bedroom a few weeks ago.
Intrigued by the shapes he was creating, Miss11 grabbed my old black-and-white (1980s vintage) one and had a go herself. As the only leftie in our house, it always gives me great pleasure to watch her figuring out the ‘backwards’ way to do things!
Have a discovery-full week yourself, dear Reader!
Miss11 returned from a recent school excursion to Chinatown, proud of her ability to use chopsticks.
A few days later while eating Chinese takeaway, Mr10 was also determined to join in the fun with his own meal. It consisted (mostly) of prawn chips though… and he wasn’t about to be defeated by them!
Have an inventive week yourself, dear Reader 🙂
It’s been almost a year since Miss11 and I bought ourselves an anklet each, on holiday. I’d never owned one before, and neither had she, so when the idea crossed my mind, we bought some and wore them. “They feel like holidays,” we decided together, and since then every time I’ve wore mine it reminds me of her, and also the incredible Rainbow Beach holiday we’d had.
During the last school holidays, we spent a week on Fraser Island. While there, this caught my eye…
meaning I now have two of them to swap out depending on outfit and mood, and both remind me of holidays with the sand between my toes!
[I also managed to lose Miss11’s anklet (yay for more mummy-guilt, huh?!) so she also has a new one now. It worked out okay – she said she didn’t mind – but now the new one’s a reminder to me of how badly I suck at this whole parenting bit…]
Anyway. Back to the point: photo 42 of the 52 I was going to share this year. My new “bling”! What do you think?
And have a sparkly week yourself, dear Reader!
A friend convinced me to roller-skate with her recently. Haven’t done *that* in more decades than I care to remember! It was rather confronting…
but I managed to stay upright for the entire session (almost 2 hours!) and I was immensely proud of myself for such an accomplishment. Perhaps it was the lucky orange laces?
Anyway, have a accomplish-ing week yourself, dear Reader!
I’d been saddened over the last couple of years at noticing human encroachment (ie litter and worse) at my favourite writing spot. I’d even given up going there… for months.
Imagine my surprise when this greeted me the other day:
Evidence of humanity’s more disgusting habits: gone!
I like it when things go well.
Have a beautiful week yourself, dear Reader!
And… it’s Book Week! Biggest week of my work-year, now I’m Teacher Librarian and not Head of Middle School.
At my new school, the Year 12s pick the theme for themselves and the staff. This year: minions.
Staff were allocated roles from the Despicable Me movies. Together with the Head of Senior School, we could both be the evil character, Dr Nefario.
Never one to share nicely with others, and noticing a second baddie unallocated, I graciously stepped aside and let my colleague wear the white lab coat and black lab gloves, and chose slinky long gloves and black high heels for myself.
Scarlett Overkill – here I come!
Wish me luck. (We all know how weak my ankles are…!)
And have a dressed-up-week yourself, dear Reader!
I’ve blogged already this year about Ark. I haven’t played it since that post, but Miss14 has – and is ecstatic that she’s now tamed a griffin (several hours worth of work) and it’s in her own game, not one on a multi-player server.
Because the first one she’d tamed (note: seven HOURS of not-completing-homework and not-helping-around-the-house) had been on a multi-player server – and it had been stolen while she slept. The thief flew him around, and killed him. Big drama. Sigh.
But she’s happy now. And she’s started making videos, and that makes her happy too.
And this makes me happy.
[Lucky she’s up-to-date with her homework and the housework isn’t too onerous, is all I can say!]
Have a ‘happy’ week yourself, dear Reader!