kate5kiwis: sticky notes

kate5kiwis

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, March 13, 2009

sticky notes

i invented post-its...
(guess the movie line)

i know what i said, but there are suddenly all these successes to be celebrated - life is cyclic like that - so thought i'd write a few sticky notes to self.

i handed in my first wee assignment - and i hope i got all the dates unfoncused. it even made sense although i had to change the font size to 9-point to fit it all on one side of the page - i hope the lecturer lets me off this first time - and i did my first APA referencing all the way through it - big learning curve there - so i'm feeling good about that. today i'm sitting down with Betty (after kick boxing class) and compiling my art scrapbook.
get this from Betty - these are before and after self portraits, drawn by real people at the beginning and end of a five-day-class she teaches - learning to SEE. so i am looking forward to finding my drawing mojo.

BD made The World's Most Divine shepherd's pie for dinner while i was at lectures last night - so we've all voted on *Shepherd's Pie Thursday* for the rest of this semester. and i've never seen More Frequently Mown Lawns. oh, and he got his Letter to the Editor published in last night's Bay of Plenty Times - congratulating the city on a wonderful weekend of athletics - the editor even highlighted it and posted a photo above it - coolness bro-ness.

Sambo had regional athletics yesterday - with two lovely little schools from Whakatane and Rotorua joining our wee school. He came third in the 100m sprints, second in the high jump, and BD
and i watched him cross the finish line FIRST in the cross country.
freaking streaking awesome. oh, and his guitar teacher taught him the intro to stairway to heaven last night - oooh, it makes me wonder...

Mikey came third in his cross country race too!!! he had a wonderful day playing all sorts of games with sunshiney children and would you believe it - my handwriting panic was unfounded - he can now write between the lines. yep - he comes home every day and prints screeds of words in his scrapbook - so his mouth is open and the marshmallows are flying right in there. alrighty.

Charlie has memorised his sixteen-line whakapapa in two days flat - that boy has a photographic memory like his big brother. he and Woozie are currently auditioning for the school production - lovely experience there.

Woozie is still making bags and bags and is about to graduate to altered tshirts - she has IDEAS, baby. she's also been drawing sketch after sketch for the costume she's designing for The Pirate King in the school production. way to go chick.

by all accounts, DannyBoyTheSuperHero is easing himself back into the uni lifestyle with a barrage of "basic tests" (muhaha) and debating nights and general socialisation. and we all miss him like the flower misses the sun... (guess the other movie line). i haven't got time for much apron-making though - maybe in the holidays...

and that is how the end of our week is shaping up.
i feel a weekend beach visit coming on...

9 Comments:

Anonymous BeachMama said...

Wow Katie, you do have so much to celebrate! The kids seem to be flourishing in school, which is kudos to Mom for teaching them so well for all those years at home.

Mom seems to be flourishing and she has only been back for a week!

BD is finding his ground too making dinner and writing for the paper.

I think you guys are all shining right now, this is your time.

Your first quote is from "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"?

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girl, we NEED to compare art portfolios! I am loving art but WISH WISH WISH I could draw better. When can we do coffee and compare notes and stories and larfs!??

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Sharyn said...

opps, that was from me, not anonymous!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Blogger said...

Wow! That post covers what the average family probably does in a year. I know there are a lot of you but even so you lot are amazing.

Well done to the boys re their athletic success - brill.

And school - I knew you lot would be fine. They could drop you on the moon and you'd all be fine . . .

5:48 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

It's all good! Really happy it motivated you to post too cos that's even better! Smiles all round!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Katepai said...

Wow yay for the shepherds pie... oh and every thing else too!!!

Kisses

Kate

9:54 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

It all sounds amazing... sigh... full of energy and goodness and fun and yummy shepherds pie. Tim is away this weekend. I am a St John Widow.

I think I might go to school and play around in my classroom. Or stay in bed all day Saturday.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Andie said...

Can I take Bettys class too?! Holy cow, that is impressive.

Love all your little post it's from the week. Your children are amazing and thriving and independant and wow, when did life move so fast huh?!

Yes...a weekend at that beach sounds perfect to pull the troops in and refill the family tank.
xxoo,
a.

3:07 AM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

all the best with your first assignment

bless BD

everyone sounds happy and busy
Im glad :)

Jen

10:45 PM  

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