Monday, March 3, 2008

Hard Yakka

I have never gone a whole week without blogging something and I don't even have a good excuse this time, like my computer crashing. All I can say it has been one busy week. You know the weeks when you wish there were 27 hours in a day and you find yourself starting the ironing at 11pm because it is the only free time of the day. I hate ironing enough but at 11pm - please!! I don't know it was just full on for the whole week. I keep being told to slow down but there is nothing i want to let go of.

There's my family and everything that goes along with 3 rascals, 4 including Simon :) and who I must admit have eaten pizza 2 nights in a row this past week because I have been so neglectful. Oh and the housework that I wish would magically do itself like Harry Potter.

There's the block which is up to the painting stage and I am doing all that time consuming stuff of hunting around for the best quotes for flooring, tiles, carpet, taps, vanities etc with kids in tow. Last time I went to a tile shop, Oliver smashed one on the floor. You know the cliche where you see what your child is going to do but don't get there in time and everyone jumps and looks at the noise. The salesperson pretends it is okay but really you can smell the annoyance coming off them in waves.

Then there's the gym. I get irritable if I miss more than 2 days in a row. Oh dear! Everything else gets inconvenienced just to fit a session in. I find though that a good old fashioned workout clears my mind and gets rid of the overload headache and helps me feel less overwhelmed and renewed to tackle things. Does anyone else get that?

Then there's my church calling. I can't say anything except that being RS Pres is the most wonderful and exhausting experience all at once. I never switch off from it which might not be too good a thing sometimes but my mind is constantly consumed with things I need to do, things I need to do better, things I feel good about, things I feel sad about, things I need to fix, things I wish I could fix, things I need to ponder on, things I wish I was better at. I know that I am only here for a season so I feel that I need to give it my all. There's nothing like an assignment that extends and stretches you right to the edge that helps you grow and learn in an area you need work on. Obviously someone knew I had a lot of learning to do.

And you know the funny thing, I am nowhere near as busy as most of you guys out there.

Oh there is something I want to post though. Simon says its bragging but I am so proud of myself. Below is some photos of the wood I stacked. It took 6hrs (not all at once) and it was a bit back breaking but I loved the monotony of it and got some really good thinking time done because otherwise it was utterly boring!! The wood lines both sides of the fence and I hope it last our cold Tas winter.



On the weekend a few of us helped Dean and Mel move into their new house in Deloraine. Jackie bought us all chicken and chips and gravy for lunch. We all dug in after a busy morning. Moving is not fun for the people moving but the helpers have a great time, probably because they can go home and have a rest I spose and not look at anymore boxes.






8 comments:

The Kings said...

Yay another post!!! You stacked ALL that wood by yourself!! Wow! I know exactly what you mean about the gym. Looks like I may not get there tomorrow after all as Noah may be staying home from school and already I am stressed that I'm not going to get to go! Oh well - there is always another day.

The Parsons Family said...

Dont iron! We dont even iron Dave's church shirts!!! And I know all about the annoying feeling that comes when you dont get exercise in. You do an awesome job Simone..!

Carli said...

I don't know how you do it! Just the RS calling alone would be all-day consuming let alone everything else.

The Coward Family said...

you are a wonder woman simone...i really admire everything you do! great wood stacking - i kind of miss not having a wood heater because as crappy as wood chopping and stacking is, its kinda fun too, kinda? hmm...give up the ironing, seriously. you iron way too much...

Jackie & Mark said...

simone
ironing is alot of fun when you are by yourself..i think of alot of things and get it done in my head but not physically..oh well...i like wood stacking..when i first came down to tassie i had to stack wood and it just about killed me..i could not walk for at 2 hrs..but i didn't loose any weight though:)
anyway good job and thanks for helping mel and dean..you are a champion simone..

Sayers Family said...

Wow...6 hours worth of stacking wood!! I hated that job when we were growing up and that was with all 7 of us helping! You're a star doing that by yourself on top of your calling and everything else-blessings will come :)

Just another Triffitt Family said...

Simone You are a crazy woman, that is a ALOT of wood!!! I think Simon needs to take you away for the long weekend (without the kids) just for stacking all that wood let alone all the other things you've been up to!! You are a gun Simone, dont wear your beautiful self out though:)xxx

Country/City Boy said...

Thats way too much work Simone, Your a much better person than me. Remember to rest up a little, your no good to yourself if your all worn out :)