Sunday, January 13, 2013

MIA - Missing in Action

Oh my goodness,
where is this time going to?
Can you believe it is day 1 of week 10 term 3 tomorrow?
I cannot believe I have almost completed my year of the STEPS program.
The time has just flown by - particularly this last month!!!!
 I feel like I have just turned around once and the month is over already.
Last time I spoke I was running around like a chook with it's head cut off getting prepared for Christmas while studying away.
And here we are one month later with Christmas and New year over and now we are well and truly back to the grind stone of end of term preparations.
Firstly I hope everyone had as lovely a Christmas and New year as me. It was packed with all of my favourite things including family, food and festivities.
I got totally spoilt from my biggest boy who surprised me with a beautiful charm bracelet and a gorgeous ruby and diamond ring - BIG TIME NICE!!!!
It is always my favourite time of the year - although I did find it all a bit rushed with studying at the same time. I have been spoilt for so many years where I have just been lucky enough to just indulge myself in the festive spirit. SO this was a learning curve of how to do both, and I think I achieved it. I still managed to meet all deadlines while enjoying myself.
Then the last few weeks have also been a little rushed with two trips away to Emerald within 2 weeks. That equates to  5 days away within 14 days, while trying to complete 2 modules within this time. But I have nothing planned now in the next few weeks so I am just going to concentrate on my studies. Which is just as well as I have my progress test B and end of course test coming up in the next few weeks.
I have received my Progress Test A results - 95% which I am pleased with. Although I lost that 5% through silly basic math mistakes. So I need to pay attention to detail, work slowly and double check that I am rewriting details correctly.
The last two days have seen me complete my second of the additional modules VRAP - variation, ratio and proportion - I liked it - it was refreshingly easy after last weeks SEQR (Sequences and Series) which tested my grey matter a couple of times.
Anyway - I am gunna share a funny story with you.
I have had a headache for the last couple of days (hormonal - I get a beauty of a headache for several days at the same time each month) anyway I went and lay down for half an hour today to try and relieve it for a little while. And I was awoken by a rather loud noise - for those of you that know me know that we own a lovely old Queenslander and are slowly doing it up. Well I awoke to discover that my darling hubby had decided to start cleaning, stripping, sanding one of the lounge rooms ready for painting. He had pulled the lounge apart and moved one corner of the furniture into the middle of the room and started sanding away - NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Had he covered anything up or put anything out of the way so as not to get covered in the ultra fine paint dust - NO HE HAD NOT!!!!! He is a boy and boys don't usually think of that do they!!!! There was paint dust everywhere - and I mean everywhere OMG - what was he thinking (oh I forgot sometimes that male breed of human beings don't think do they?)
GRRRRRRRRR I could of killed him and then to top it off he got called into work (he's a paramedic) to help out on a job - so guess who had to clean up the mess he made - YES me - MEN!!!!!!! 
And now he has just got home and is wondering why I haven't got dinner ready and on the table - hmmmmmmmm did he even notice that I have cleaned everything or did he think the cleaning fairy appeared? Gotto love him cause if I didn't I would kill him hehehehehe. I am about to remind him what a wonderful wife I am hehehehehe before I get a salad happening for dinner.
I think I just earned that ruby and diamond ring - hehehehehehe!!!!

This is our gorgeous old house - I love it to bits!!!!! (except when it is covered in paint dust inside - hehehehe)
Oh and I forgot to mention - we are having a massive heat wave here. It reached 50 degrees here on Tuesday and is about to hit the same tomorrow. I have been hibernating in the airconditioning. I cannot bear the heat (more headaches) so the aircons have been going 24/7.
Ok well better go do my perfect wife duties and get that salad rustled up.
OK stay safe
talk soon
x joy

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joy
    I can't beleive you are nearly finished your first lot of study. Well done, I was only thinking the other day when will you finish. I have a husband who wouldn't think of covering up anything before sanding either but saying that he wouldn't do it anyway as you already I got your husband to fix my french door (and what a perfect job he did). Anyway when you have a break from your study we will have to catch up. Happy studing!

    from Paula