Thursday, June 25, 2009

Where have I been?

Drowning in work I'm afraid. Every 2 and a half years the Child Care Centre where I work goes through an accreditation process and as one of the Team Leaders I need to ensure that everything is as it should be. Currently we are awaiting the validator's visit at which time she will go through everything with a fine toothed comb and we need to provide the evidence of our quality practices. I love my job and know that we work to the highest possible standard so this process doesn't phase me at all - it has just meant a bit extra work as I have only been in this role for 6 months and there were lots of things that needed to be done that hadn't been done by the previous team leader.

On top of that, my sister is getting married - yes, the sister that moved here from New Zealand with her daughter just before Christmas. She asked me to make the wedding invitations so I made 50 and they looked beautiful. They get married on the 4th July and I have been involved in the wedding preparations as well, which has taken up more of my time.

I am enrolled in several on line classes at the moment but am not doing any justice, hope to get back into it soon.

Oh, my daughter broke her arm the other day - she fell off a quad bike. She is quite proud of her purple cast but is quickly working out that she takes her arm for granted and how limiting it is for her. I have to put her hair in a pony tail, I will probably have to shower her or work out a way to wash her hair without getting the cast wet - oh and she has to have it on for six weeks.

I finally succombed and joined facebook, so if you want to add me as a friend, look in my side bar for my details.

That's all for now, sorry for my long absence.


Martha Lever said...

Hi Brenda! Welcome back. You have been busy! Congratulations to your sister and to YOU for making the invitations! You should blog one for all to see!

Chavah Kinloch said...

Poor Sam! How'd she manage that? Hope the wedding goes well, it's so close. Would love to see the invites! The other thing that runs in the Scott blood (or maybe it's the Green)is the creative gene :D.

Beckie Holso said...

Good to hear from you! Hope all turns out well with everything you've got going on - what a busy lady you are!

Vicki Holdwick said...


I really have missed you, but have thought of you often. I have spent so much of the last month or so on the road that I, too, have been MIA.

Hope to get back into it soon.

Do post one of the invitations. Take a deep breath.....


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Well, yes, you have been busy! Oh, sometimes life just takes us over, doesn't it? You must feel great for helping out your sister with the invitations. I would like to see some of those invitations, knowing you they would be very special. Working with children is challenging, isn't it? And so many i's to dot and t's to cross when the inspectors make the rounds. Good luck with all that!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh My, you have been busy Brenda, missed you!
Would Love to see the invites!
50 = WOW!
Sending healing wishes to your daughter ... ouch!

Teri Leigh said...

Wow, you have a lot on your plate right now. I hope you are taking some time for yourself in the midst of doing so much for others.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Brenda! You ARE a busy girl right now! Sorry to hear about your daughter's arm. I remember as a child I had 'cast envy' everytime someone had one. I always thought it would be neat to have a cast everyone could sign. Strange kid I was, wishing I could be lucky enough to break something too! haha

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment! Are you still doing Tim's classes?

justagirl said...

wow you have been busy!!! I am glad you are back. I hope the six weeks goes by fast for your daughter and have fun at the wedding.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, so lovely to hear from you. It would be a total pleasure to be connected on facebook.
Thank you, look forward in seeing you there!

DJ said...

Ah - the hamster wheel of life. Just when you think you're done for a bit of reflection & self-care, something else hits, then you're running again.
Don't forget to take a moment for rest and to do something fun/regenerative just for you.

Trish said...

sorry about her arm! It's good to hear from you, and thanks for the comment-I decided the blog break wouldn't help me feel better, I can't cut out things I enjoy!
I bet those invitations were beautiful:)
take care