Monday, December 22, 2008

I really love my new home

It may be smaller but the area is fantastic, it is way closer to S's school and I love looking out my kitchen window. At the moment there are chickens, two pigs, sheep, and two pukekos (they are so beautiful) as soon as I get my camera back I will take some photos, just tried with my phone but did not come out right.

I have read about 200 pages of 'world without end' (sequel to pillars of the earth) and I am really enjoying it.

Both my children are at home with me this week and today was the first day, I am dreading tomorrow, they are being so naughty. I just do not know what to do. I think it is going to be a long couple of days until Christmas. Thought we might go to the beach if it is fine, if I get them out of the house they are really good, it is just at home, when they really play up.

I have still not received my marks, I think maybe they are waiting till the timetables are out so they can send them at the same time, I really don't think I will hear anything until next week now.

Anyway going to go back to the book
Merry Christmas everyone
Mon 8:10 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have finished moving

what a relief.

It is S's last week of school this week, she does not go back until Feb 2nd, I start back on Feb 9th I think.

Not really much to say marks have not come yet, hopefully the reason they are taking so long is because they will send out timetables at same time. I really want to see what the timetable is for next year. Just so I can either relax or start worrying about children and school times, clashing with my school etc.

Anyway short post
Sun 10:23 pm

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Forgot to ask

I brought the sequel to Pillars of the Earth today, it is called World Without End has anybody read it? I think I might have to read Pillars again, as it has been a few years since I read it.

And isnt moving the worst job in the world, almost finished, must admit it has been really good to be able to take a whole week to do it in , much less stressful.

Thurs 8:13pm

My last post has not come up straight away hope the computer did not eat it.

Great day :)

Today I opened an envelope that I thought was my marks and it was a congratulations letter, saying that I had been awarded a $3000 scholarship to pay towards my fees.

I could not believe it. I don't know if I mentioned it, but about a month ago I applied for a $750 scholarship. I thought there would be a slim chance in me getting the award and what do you know I received an even better award.

This is really major for me, I never really achieved well in high school, I did not get good marks and watched year after year people getting awards and scholarships, that seemed totally unattainable for me. Now I have actually become somebody that I never thought I would become. I always looked at people that received scholarships as being really academic and really good students. Getting this is such a huge achievement for me and I still cant believe it has happened.

This has really given me the drive I need, knowing that people are backing me and can see that I have potential is such a good feeling.

Thurs 7:51pm
Still no news on my marks :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Almost finished moving

I will be so glad when this week is over and I am in my new home. I decided that these Christmas holidays (10 weeks roughly) I would get a start and hopefully finish one of the big assignments for the childbearing paper I am doing next year. It is funny I dread Christmas holidays because they are so long and boring, but I have not been bored once and it actually feels like time is flying. I hope in the next week or two, things will settle down and I can get on with some study.

I am also hoping to get in plenty of exercise in these holidays, I feel really unfit and need to get back to the gym.

No news yet on the marks or timetable front.

Wed 7:27pm

Monday, December 8, 2008

It is christmas soon

I have actually finished my shopping for it, that is quite an amazing feat in it self. I have not finished moving yet, but we put our Christmas tree up, yesterday at the new house. It looks really neat, just wondering if I should risk putting presents under it. Will my children behave themselves and not open the presents? ( I am no going to put their presents under till Christmas eve, so they will know that Santa brought theirs, just other family and friends)

My marks have not been sent out yet, hoping I will get new timetable at same time, anyway better go.

Mon 9:35 am

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We are moving

I just wrote this and it did not come through. We are moving to this road, it is nicknamed Oak Avenue, and I think it is the most beautiful road. It was planted in 1873 and this photo does not do it justice, so I will take some of my own photos and put them up. Anyway just a short post, need to get back on and give proper update soon. Thurs 9:47 pm