Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

Hi Everyone

thankyou to all of you that left a comment on my last post about my birthday. I am over it for now but I have warned DH that he has to make a better effort next time. I know he has been busy but he needs to think of these things in advance.

Anyway what has been happening around here.

Taylah has finished school and won the Sport award at the end of year presentation. She was so happy with herself and so was I. I still didn't know why she got it as every friday morning before sport she would tell me how much she hated it. but the teacher advised me that she had made such a big improvement that is why she got it.
Lots of things going on with Taylah at the moment and I am thinking of going to the GP to get a referral to a psychologist as she is just crying all the time, sad and attention seeking. So much so that the teacher made a comment on her school report about how she has small medical problems that she thinks are large and has been using this as attention seeking behaviour. She still has separation anxiety especially when going to school and I asked her last night why she doesn't want mummy to leave and her reply was because I don't want anyone to be mean to me. She also told me that she is scared of meeting new people, scared of sleeping in her room and scared that I will not pick her up after school. This of course has never happened. So I am feeling a bit heartbroken about this and feel that I need to do something for her.

Maddison finished daycare on Wednesday and I thought that I would be really teary but there were no tears. I think this is because these girls are my friends as well and I will still see them and also some of them are now scrapbookers thanks to me. She wasn't sad at all and was actually cheering that she didn't have to go anymore. I don't think she really realises that she will have to go to school 5 days per week. She is going to Young Starters at her sisters school so I am hoping that I don't have the same separation problems with her.

They are so excited about christmas and cannot wait till santa comes. Tomorrow night DH and I are taking them to the movies for a family outing to see Santa Clause 3 and then dinner. I am really looking forward to some downtime over the next couple of days.

DH has been working his little butt off. Being a courier this is the busiest time of the year and I have even worked 4 days this week and a couple last week delivering parcels just to help him out. I wouldn't mind doing this a couple of days per week but we will have to see what happens in the new year.

I have also applied for an approval number with the department of education to get some casual work in the schools. Taylah's principal gave me a letter to send with the application and hoped that he would be able to provide me with some either admin or teachers aide work next year. I am keeping my fingers crossed.


Well it is all happening with the website. As you maybe aware I have been having major behind the scenes problems with the website. I seems that ever since I took over the site it has been very frustrating trying to iron out the problems. I feel like I have spent most of this year worrying about why this doesn't work and that doesn't work and why this person wants to charge me like a wounded bull or that person doesn't want to even help me. Instead of concentrating on the business side of the website and growing it and the community.

So I am having a new site built that hopefully will be up and running by the end of January 2007.

I hope to bring some new and exciting things to Scrapbook Divas. Cybercrops, online classes, loyalty shopper program, competitions and the most exciting DIVAS DESIGN TEAM.

I want to make my website the best in town and hope you will help me make this come true.

I just wanted to leave you a canvas that my 10 year old niece did with some stuff she got from me. She really is becoming the scrapbooker.

So Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year and may 2007 be the year of the DIVA.



Anonymous said...

Michelle, that canvas is amazing. Great work for a 10yo.
Good luck with all your site problems, hope it all works out, and look forward to getting back to your little forum.
Merry Xmas to you and your family.
Donna xx

Scrap artist, thats what I am...... said...

Loving that canvas! its looks so good!
Looking forward to the new site, I hope it all runs very smoothly from now on.
Poor Taylah, what grade is she in?, does she have a play at other kids houses?
Do you like her teacher?.
I know, so many questions, my heart is breaking for her.
This year might be a better one for her hopefully.
Tell us how Christmas morning when with the girls, I'd love to see some photos!
Pretty Please!!!!!
Love and luck