Thursday, May 20, 2010

cutest five year old in the universe...

Yes I know. I'm allowed. This is her five year old kindergarten birthday. She was too cute. She's my baby...now she's been at school nearly one week....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wanna pic? Here's a few catch up's...what life looks like....

Yes. This is my every day wear. Actually, this is what a friend and I dressed in for our final day of bootcamp, of which I am sure you have all been avidly reading about in my wordpress blog. aahhh yes, the wordpress blog about my health and excercise life which I put into a different space than my family life. Hmmmm..what does it all mean?
gosh.




Oh, and here I am dressed for a party...errrmmm...it was an interesting walk into town! The suit folks, was long hot pants, abba style with hoops at the hem of each leg..yay!
Here is my wee girl on her very last day of kindergarten, enjoying her kindergarten birthday party. She sits on the special chair and the teacher talks about her life at kindy, her favourite songs, her whanau, her guineapigs and school. They sing 'happy school days' and 'ka kite' to her.


Hellooo sweetie. Here is toothpick checking you out!

Here is Deane Diesels dream boat. This is the honey he is in Christchurch for a month building..welding. He is readying it to motor across the straight to Wellington, so he can work on it here. For the next one thousand years. Yay.Team. It's good to have a passion.

Here are three girls decorating Paloma's birthday cake. Huge cake, huge party. I know! Look at that cake and tell me how clever I am. Then I will tell you how I bought three chocolate sponge rolls from the super market, stuck them together with pure butter icing dyed pink. The oldest girl made the chocolate flowers and stuck them on the icing and the three youngest girls drew on the cake with different coloured icings. Very impressive and fit for a five year old!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's all about me

Mothers day was loverly. Deane ran down the stairs about seven a.m mumbling something about a present. He arrived back ten minutes later lugging a tuba. A huge brass instrument. What  a mothers day gift! Love it. (No, I dont play). We left home early to nab a big enough table at Caffiend cafe in Jackson street Petone. I was showered with smelly gifts from LUSH, which made me think I must smell somewhat. Mr Drew left yesterday, loaded up with boat bits...he is following the container down to Christchurch. (Have fun Diesel). As for me, I am all for self help. So, to adjust to a month or so as a single mother, I went shopping. I bought myself three new winter cardys..(I love cardys, I even love the word, cardy.) I bought a birthday present for my mama, and a birthday present for the new baby in the house below ours,  (welcome Eva), and part of Paloma's birthday present. I bought a book about New York, a pair of gloves, a hat and an art magazine. I then drove to Moore Wilsons and bought 5 chocolate rolls for the kids after school, and the usual food stuffs. (This included 2 huge bunches of banana's at about nine bucks, which this morning, I can only see two.) Now, this very morning- as a fully adjusted single mom (for a month), I made the kids bacon and eggs for breakfast and folded the washing. Today, I will take Paloma to a cafe. It is her last week of being a free four year old. She is my side kick for only one more week. Wow!  This is such a milestone week. I am organising her Saturday birthday party at jungle rama (eek), and her birthday party at kindergarten (tomorow). To celebrate her first day of school on Monday, I am organising a champagne breakfast at a friends after school drop offs, then a champagne lunch at Vista cafe (oriental parade). The plan is to scoot down to vista on our kids scooters. So, her first day of school, will be pretty much wasted for me-in a good way. Bring it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Im a winner

Im a winner, I really am. I went into the school, (I don't often go there) to take Paloma's birth certificate in for enrolment, and they handed me a bunch of free stuff. Turns out I had won the mothers day hamper. yay me. I don't even remember buying the raffel ticket and it turns out I did'nt. A friend bought one for me. The hamper was pretty exciting, consisting of 2 bottles of wine, two baby bottles of champers, too much chocolate, vouchers for a hair cut and blowwave, facial, massage, 100 dollars worth of vouchers to spend anywhere in westfield shopping center, dr kushicka (spelling at four in the morning is not so hot) products, kerastase products, body butter, body salt rub stuff and did I mention chocolate? For a while I felt like a very lucky person, what with finding a studio, sending my last child off to school in a weeks time and the hamper...life seems well, full of promise. Then I went home and cleaned it.
My studio, which I am taking over on the 18th, (Paloma's second day of school and my birthday) is the library of Inverlochy art school. They hold classes in there on Thursday nights and Friday mornings so have given me a cupboard which I can lock to put all my stuff in. The paintings will be quite safe..all though, I have had one stolen before...(what a compliment...someone liked one of them enough to nick one!..go them!!!).
I am very happy with the library studio..the room is bright, high stud, wooden floors and the absolute bonus is the books. I'm a book lover. I know Inverlochy quite well, my old studio used to be around the corner from it (before it was demolished to make way for the highway into town) and I have done plenty of life drawing over the years at the school.
My painting, aptly named "Ned checks out the talent" is now up at "32" the terrace and will be for  a week, so wow! I have my first show up for the year. It will be up for one week only. If I sell it, good and if I dont that is also good, because I love the painting and have a good space for it at home.
Anyhooo, that is my week.
Today is Saturday, all five kids have sport and ballet on. They all need to be driven there, thank the gods Mr Drew is still here. He packed up the container with his boat stuff yesterday (chaos), it wont get to Christchurch till Tuesday, so he will leave for his month on Monday.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

cars and attachment issues

My thing being; I want to be more conscious-ya know, whirl less on my inbuilt reaction to stuff and be more still, observant and accepting. I tried really really hard yesterday when Mr
Drew forgot to put the handbrake on the lexus and it rolled across the road smack bang into our neighbours and friends car. Im trying really hard to accept that for a while, I just have to climb through the passenger door in order to drive it. The drivers door is jammed shut. I am trying to accept that maybe I was too 'attached' to the idea of me actually owning a dent free clean car. The crash therefore is my fault entirely. I was too attached to the idea of driving something 'not broken'. Thank god the neighbours own two cars, and so do we. And yes we are insured so the entire mess should be sorted soon. I will be driving the 'other' car for a while anyway, because the mr is going to Christchurch for a month and taking my previously perfect lexus. hmpf-he can have it. I feel guilty for the hastle my poor neighbours have to go through to get their car repaired, and angry at the same time. Accidents are just that-and I need to accept what happened without judging. I judge myself for my reactions.
It is May, my month of birthdays. I am organised Paloma's fifth birthday and have decided to book junglerama. I had very good intentions of throwing a fantastic party at home but ummm...cant be bothered with that many four and five year olds running around the house destroying things. Lazy ass mother..(dont judge...Ommmmmmm....). Happy birthday Mum for today...69 huh? A good age to start running I thinketh! It is also another daughters birthday this month, she will be eleven and she wants a cell phone. hmmmmm. My birthday is mid month and I am a tad older than eleven, I feel good. Dont like my number much. I have attachment issues with lower numbers.....