Busy, busy, busy

First of all - a big thank you to Ashlea, Juliette & Crispin (and Summer & Merlin too), Annie, The O'Rourkes, Hannah, Ouma Amanda (my mom), The Gallaher Family and Play Kate for sponsoring me to get my hair all shaved off. At the moment it looks like I will be going for a size zero this year, and right now my hair is pretty long and irritating me quite a bit so I can't wait to get rid of it all. If you would like to sponsor me, please click here. All money raised will go directly to the Child Cancer Foundation, a number of you have asked what you can do to help, and this is a great way to help. The nice thing about this site is that even if you are not in New Zealand, you are still able to sponsor me.

The past week has been, and I expect the next week or so will be pretty busy on our side and I'm not too sure how much time we'll be able to spend on the computer this week.

Last week Terence had a work conference that was from Sunday to Wednesday. It was good for him to catch up with some of the people from the Wellington branch and he mentioned that there were some very interesting discussions during the conference. He was also lucky and he won a massive big picnic hamper and a digital camera. Of course the idea was pretty good behind it, but we couldn't help wondering what would have happened if somebody from the Wellington office won this hamper and had to fly back with it.

On Friday Bianca won a North Harbour rugby ball. At school during Fitness they write down the names of the kids who try very hard to do their best and then during assembly they draw some names and those kids win prizes. So Bianca's name was drawn and she had a choice between a water bottle or a rugby ball and she chose a rugby ball. She was so excited. And then later that afternoon she assured me that if she ever win anything again, she would give it to me.

That evening they had a family sports evening at school. It is ideal now that we have our daylight savings time and it gets dark much later than before. So Terence and Bianca went. I stayed home with Caitlyn as it was around her bedtime. Bianca had a great time catching up with some of her friends and she absolutely loved all the activities. Especially the tug-of-war and she kept going back to it to have another go.

Saturday was election day in New Zealand and we went to vote. I sort of imagined these long queues and people getting frustrated, but it was so quick. We walked in, showed our quick voting cards with our details on it, they ticked us off the list, gave us our voting form, we went to the special voting area, ticked our boxes and put the slip in the box. All done. I think it took us all of maybe 5 or 10 minutes.

I've also been busy with a special project (which I can't say much about at the moment), that is pretty much taking all my available time at the moment, and I want to try and finish it really quickly, but unfortunately it doesn't leave me much time to spend on the computer. It is good though to have something like this to do. Usually all my time is taken up with the normal house and children things and I don't have much time for hobbies and things like that. So it has been exciting taking on this project. But I expect that if I want to (or rather I need to) get this finished soon, this week will be very busy for me.

Then this week also Terence has to attend meetings in Wellington, so he won't be home for a number of days, and I'm just glad Bianca is not on steroids this week.

So it seems as if this month is a very busy one for us.


Suzanne said...

How wonderful to have a busy, happy time. Those photos make me smile. She looks so very, very happy. What a big beautiful grin!

Anonymous said...

I love the photo's, it looks like she had a great time.
Glad to hear you're all well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lea,
Thanks so much for your comment on Pete's CB. And thanks so much for offering to help, but you guys have way too much on your plate as it is. It's funny how it's always the really busy people who offer to help, and not the slackers like my father. It was really lovely that you offered anyway.
That is so great that Terrance won that lovely looking hamper. And Ioved seeing the photos of Bianca having such a wonderful time.
Your project sounds interesting. Hopefully you are creating a new dexamthasone drug with pleasant side effects, like it makes you smile all the time.
Have a great week.
Bridget and Peter