Monday, November 30, 2009

8 - a good offer

Well after a very restless night, I woke early and decided to get up and get some things done!! I'm a little bit tired now though.

I spent the morning putting together little sets of Lego (with Gregory's help) and then splitting them into small lots so that I could make Daniel an advent calendar. There are 25 ribbon tied little boxes in a basket waiting for him to start on tomorrow. Last year I bought him an Advent Calendar from Lego and that is what it was - each day a mini figure or some parts to a bit bigger set. Last year's cost about $50, so with money beeing very tight here (house saving!!), this year only cost me about $25 and I made all the folded boxes out of scrapbook paper found lying around my unloved craft room. I can now make a folded box in under a minute!!!

Then I HAD to check in with Andrew to see what was happening on the house front - he rang and gave them a good offer - within what they were asking for, but we would like them to fence the pool for us. Just waiting to hear back from them..... frayed nerves.....

This afternoon, to avoid the crowds and the crowded shops ( I am SOOOO not a shopper!), I went online to order Christmas presents. Managed to find some Lego for Daniel and some DVDs for Gregory. Gregory and I would like a new computer so Christmas is very lean this year, so that we can afford that.

Then I went online, with my Bendigo Map beside me to find out where all the Primary schools are so I can go and meet the Principal and hand over my CV next week and hope they need lots of relief work next year. I am hoping to get 2-3 days a week most weeks.

Speaking of saving money and making really cool Christmas goodies, check out www.kimarcher.com.au for her gorgeous Christmas craft online course called Jingle Bells. Too cool!!

Now I really must go and get some dinner sizzling away - Butter Chicken, Rice and Naan Bread... yum yum yummy!

1 comment:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Hi Kathryn,
Well done on being frugal - Daniel will probably appreciate the boxes that you made much more, anyway.

You have frayed nerves - I'm also waiting to hear whether you have your new home. It sounds great!

Butter Chicken, Rice and Naan bread sounds delightful - care to share the recipe sometime?

Have a wonderful week,
Blessings,
Jillian