Sunday, 27 July 2008

Nothing to Post

I have nothing that I can construct a blog post on at the moment, so you'll get a bunch of little bits and pieces :P

  • I have one more week until I start TAFE. Scary!
  • I love my friends, and I'm so glad they put up with me. Especially when I tickle them, and scare them to death :D
  • I had a really good talk with my Dad on faith, doctrines, and a bunch of other faith-related things
  • Mum's away in Mt. Gambier with BOTH Joe and Lisa this time. So, I'm all alone. There's only Dad, Tim, and I at home this week.
  • Dad's going away sometime this week for work, so it's only going to be Tim and I. Will we survive???
  • I miss my family. It's so quiet, and I don't know what to do with myself.
  • I made a Breakfast Risotto yesterday. It was really good!
  • I'm tired
  • I have youth band this week, and I'm really looking forward to that because it'll be almost a month since we last had it. At the same time though, I haven't gone to the last two music practices, so I feel really bad that I'm going to miss another one.
  • I can't think of anything else to say :P
Have a good week!

Saturday, 19 July 2008


This past week I've been on a houseboat. Mrs. Hogan (my brother's Mother-In-Law) had placed a bid on a houseboat trip awhile back, and had been successful. They asked my family if we'd like to come along, and we agreed (thank goodness :P). The holiday was booked for the second week of holidays (this week just gone), and there were 10 of us that went: Mr. Hogan, Mrs. Hogan, Dad, Mum, Michael, Melinda, Me, Joe, Lisa, and Caleb. We left on Monday from Morgan which is out in the Riverland. Tuesday morning I got woken up before I wanted to (my Dad doesn't understand the concept of a sleep-in, or letting others sleep in), and so I was grumpy. Now that I look back on the week, I was probably grumpy a fair bit. At the time I thought I was justified, but I always think that in the 'heat of the moment'. All in all, it was a really relaxing week, and I'm so glad it happened.

Things that I did over the week:

Assembled a lap cross-stitch frame
Graphed a cross-stitch for Caleb (I'll try and remember to post photos)
Started the cross-stitch
Read 5 books (could've read more, but I didn't have more :P)
Got to sleep in 2 days out of 4.
Got to hold Caleb a fair bit!

Sorry to everyone that was on the houseboat for being a grump.

Book Giveaway!

I just wanted to let you all know that you should go over to my book blog: Reviewz by Jewelz. I've got a book giveaway going on, and nobody's entered yet!!!!!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

It Is Finished

That's right. As of yesterday, my work experience is finished. On Monday, Mrs. Harrison (principal's assistant) had asked me if I could come in on Wednesday because reports needed to be sorted, placed in plastic sleeves, filed etc., and when I asked Dad, he said that I could work all day Wednesday if I didn't work on Tuesday. So, I chose to do that. At recess, they put out a cake for me (2 actually. So that all the teachers could have some) in the staffroom, and a sign saying "Thanks for all your hard work this term, Julia -- We really appreciated it." Mr. Harrison (enrolments officer) gave me a reference, and they gave me a $50 dollar gift card! I SO was not expecting that, and it made me feel really appreciated! I got told thankyou heaps and heaps of times, and I kept saying thankyou, and it was really nice.
I kept saying "Thank you" because everybody had made it really easy on me. If I didn't know how to do something for someone, that person would wait while I went and found out, and whoever I asked would show me how to do it, and they never made me feel stupid or anything.
I'm really going to miss everything about working there.

Thanks to Mr. Harrison, Mrs. Metherell, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Harrison, and Mrs. Pelentsov for showing me how to do things, pushing me out of my comfort zone, making me feel like I had a choice in everything I did (even though I probably didn't :P), encouraging me along the way, and constantly affirming and thanking me.

Thanks to Miss Jesshope (principal) and Mr. Barnes (deputy principal) for allowing me to do work experience, and telling me what a great job I'd done.

Thanks to all the teachers, monitors, etc. for being patient when I didn't know how to do something and therefore had to go check with someone.

Thanks to all the students for also being patient, and not laughing at me :P

Thanks to the students that I know for coming in and seeing me, and saying hi.

So, basically, thanks to everyone at Craigmore Christian School!!!!

I absolutely loved my time there!