Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The best score of the day was this Kenwood Mixer - one of the original ones - metal body - still with the original milkglass bowl in perfect condition!! Needs a bit of a scrub and a service, but works lovely!!
Bought for the princely sum of $50!!! The lady on the desk said that cleaned up, would make a decent profit on Ebay, my response was "Pfft, It's MINE!!" along with the obligatory hand rubbing!! lol
Also picked up some GORGEOUS fabric. I'm planning on making this 1860's Civil War Dress
and when I saw this fabric, I KNEW it would be perfect!! Its two secondhand curtains, so only enough for the skirt, but with the offcuts, I can match the bodice nicely!!
And to top it all off, I got a STACK of books!!!
Overall, a good day!!!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
P is almost sitting now. A few sideways tumbles but still maintains a smile. He has learnt how to bounce in his sitter (like a walker with no wheels) and he absolutely cacked it for about half an hour!! He would have his hands holding the toys around the edge as a brace, tucked his head down and off he went! He was so chuffed with himself.
He is also doing the backwards crawl, much to his displeasure! The new kitten was laying on his rug, and he was determined to pat her, and the look of confused frustration as he got further away was priceless! He kept looking at me like he was saying "Oi you, stop moving me!"
A is her usual sunny gorgeous self. Although, We are going through her trying to cope with her separation of Self from Parent and she is finding it hard to separate and establish herself as a person. We are getting a lot of physical acting out - smacking, throwing things, spitting etc - and quite a bit of rebellious behaviour - not listening, being rude, running away.
A lot of it is stemming from her inability to channel her anger and frustration, so we are really focusing on language, self controlled timeouts (taking herself away and allowing herself to calm down) and control and redirection of anger.
We have a set of the "When I'm Feeling...." books by Trace Moroney, and we have the Angry one
Which A will often ask to read after she has calmed down, and she has come up with her own way of calming down. Love these books.
We are also talking about appropriate behaviours and what we can do when we feel angry or frustrated, so she will often say "Mumma, I'm really angry at you right now." and will talk about why she is feeling that way and what we can do to deal or cope.
For example - She wanted icecream for breakfast instead of vitawheats. When I said no she got very angry before I could explain why. She went to throw her spoon at me and I reminded her that throwing things because we are angry isn't appropriate. She stopped mid swing, stomped her foot, but then shook her arms and did what I call the Aura Cleansing Move where she wipes her self down, but a few inches away from actually touching herself (her calming down method) She then verbalised her feelings and I acknowledged them and we were then able to continue the conversation.
My sewing is really coming along. Its really fun letting my creative side have fun for once. You can read more about that on the Sewing Page.
Other than that, the usual rounds of illnesses and snotty noses. A quiet day today.