26 July 2016

Are you a 2 cups a day type?

Hello, my name is Julie and I'm a coffee addict.

Ok well I'm not too bad, but I do love my coffee, which I have admitted here before. I have even been creating some coffee art which I have been posting on my Instagram account.

I average 2-3 coffees a day. I don't I could drink much more, not because of the caffeine, but rather I'd be going to the toilet all night!

 Here's some other fun facts:-

* I love my husband, but think I love my coffee machine more...is that bad?

* I think about having a coffee a lot..seriously if we go out with the girls, and its been a couple hours since my first i'm wondering a) if we are going somewhere to get a coffee, never mind screaming hungry wingy kids b) if the coffee is any good and c) do we have money to buy said coffee...kill me now if we don't...I'm dying, I need a coffee.

* I love that my eldest knows how to make Mummy and Daddy a coffee using our Aldi coffee machine. It tastes really good too!! I think I'll make her my own personal barista!

* Some people say that they aren't coffee people, or only drink tea. I don't think I could give it up.

* Some people say that they like it for the taste or to get the buzz first thing in the morning...mmm...I think its taste for me, I hope it helps to waken me up, but usually it doesn't. So its taste for me for sure.

* I have been trying to cut down on my sugar intake, esp since I have coffee and tea during the day. I usually have 2-3 cups, with 2 sugars per cup, which equals quite a bit of sugar. A few weeks ago I bought a sweetener, but I found it's not really that sweet at all and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. So I've gone back to my raw sugar (thinking it's probably better for me than white sugar anyway?!) and trying to reduce it to 1 1/2 teaspoons, but I find the more stressed I am I have my usual 2 sugars!

So are you a coffee person?

Do you prefer instant or coffee machine/plunger coffee?
Do you get takeaway coffee or have it at home?

Tell me quickly before I need another coffee (note this post was written while I was on my 2nd coffee)

19 July 2016

Fitting in

The pic below is how I felt before dropping the girls off to school this morning. I was craving some time to myself after having the kids at home over the holidays, and was intending to bake something or spend some time doing some art.

But less than an hour after Popette was dropped-off at school, I received a phone call from the School Office saying Popette was in the sick bay and not feeling the best, and that I better come and collect her! Arrgh!! She had only been there for 50 minutes, and wasn't feeling well.

After chatting to her in the office about whether she actually felt sick, I decided to bring her home. Of course she's happily eating lunch and drawing now! I think it was a case of first day back anxiety making her tummy feel sick.

Hubby and I don't know what's going on with our sweet girl. She's been miserable at school, and wasn't happy about returning.

She had a couple playdates with friends over the holidays, which cheered her up, but afterwards she complained that she 'was a loser!' and didn't have many friends. I would love to know where she's picked that up.

Hubby and I found out through one of her friends that she had been picked on by another one of her so called friends for crying in the playground. She hadn't told us what had happened, so it was news to us. We knew she'd been having problems fitting in and finding someone to play with at lunchtime. But were hoping that her classmate that she was playing with, which she referred to as her 'BFF' had changed all that.

She's such a sweet, sensitive sometimes shy little girl, it makes us so sad seeing her unhappy.

Do your kids have anxiety or experience problems fitting in at school?