The week that flew

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I find that the week after a public holiday always goes fast. Do you find the same? This week flew like a bullet train. It’s been a busy and emotional week. The beginning of the week started with my grandpa being very ill and was taken by ambulance to the emergency hospital. It was a bit of a nervous wait to find out what was causing him to be so ill. The issue has been fixed, but my grandpa needed 6 bags of blood. He will be released from hospital tonight. My mum has bore the brunt of dealing with the hospital staff and taking my grandma back and forth to hospital.

So while that has been going on in the background of life, I’ve been able to get some clarification with issues that have been bugging me for a while. A talk with my dad was all that was needed to boot me up the bum – so to speak – to face the issue head on.

I also went to a Prep information evening on Tuesday night to find out how to prepare Esther for prep next year. I was flabbergasted at how much has changed since I went to school. So much pressure at a young age. But then Esther has been surprising me lately with her language skills. She can now write her name and can tell me what letters are in her name. I know I need to up the reading with her which has gone a bit to the wayside since Phoebe was born. If anything, the info night has motivated me to read to her more and be intentional with her language and understanding skills.

And speaking of Miss Phoebe, she got herself into a big mess while I was putting a load of washing into the machine yesterday. Bentley knocked off a chocolate cake that had ganache icing and Phoebe went to serve herself from the leftovers. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw her. It took nearly half a pack of wipes to get the chocolate out of her fingers and off her face. The photos will be good for her 21st!

Phoebe and Cake

 

Phoebe and Chocolate Cake

This weekend, I’m heading to Melbourne for the Kidspot Voices Masterclass and announcement of the top 100. This year I won’t be in the top 100 because The Plumbette made it into the Alumni which is very exciting (you can read my profile here). Except I can’t pronounce alumni. Every time I see it I go to say aluminum. I’m in the aluminum club. I look at all the talent in the group and feel a bit star struck and overwhelmed that my blog has been placed in this group. It’s a privilege to write and have my blog recognized.

In other news, The Plumbette has been officially archived by the National Library of Australia in the Pandora Archive. I had to ask some of my blogging friends if it was a legit thing and it was, so my blog will be copied and archived so future generations can read it. I might not be a published author but I’m archived. So that’s pretty cool.

So the week that flew has had some great moments and some worrying moments but I’m constantly reminded of God’s goodness to me and my family. I’m really looking forward to spending time with my blogging friends Kirsten from Kirsten & Co, Em from Have a laugh on me and Amanda from Cooker and a Looker (she’s also in the aluminum club). I can’t wait to meet Danielle from Miss Chardy and Nicole from The Builder’s Wife who are also coming down from QLD. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend. Phoebe is coming along for the ride and Jacob will be looking after her while I attend the Masterclass and Voices Top 100 Announcement/Launch/Networking event.

How has your week been? Will you be at the Kidspot Master Class in Melbourne? What was the best part of your week?

I’m linking up with With Some Grace for FYBF.