I really do like June as so much that is good in my life happened in June. I met my husband in June and my eldest daughter was born in June so basically June for me is the creation of family month. It is an interesting point in life when the family you are born into is replaced by family that is yours due to the life you have created or been blessed with. It is an interesting social experiment this thing called family, firstly you find someone who gets you so theoretically shares your values and your general view of life and then you bring up children who will go out into the world showing off your values and how you see the world. The more interesting part I think is when these children are old enough to start changing the world view that you imparted on them with one of their own and start the cycle again.
The swimming pool is situated in the back corner of our garden and the neighbours have beautiful trees around the perimeter of their stand, unfortunately in autumn, all the leaves from these 25 foot trees all fall into the swimming pool.
It is not a nice sight. It almost looks like frogs have taken possession of that bit of the garden. We still have a few flowers and birds in the garden.
The hardee dahs are still in our garden.
The youngest is doing mid-year exams, so that is always a bit of a stress especially seeing as she is a teenager and all the distracting electronic devices need to be kept out of her bedroom so that at least a little studying will take place. Having gone through bringing up a teenager already, the one thing that I did not want in the youngest bedroom until she was at varsity was a computer. She has her PC in the study with mine and my husbands. This is so that we can have social time when playing on the computer. This has been excellent in drawing her out of her space and into general conversation areas. The school, however, was able to go against this by issuing all of the children tablets on which they can view their textbooks as well as do internet interactive study in class. This means that my child has a computer in her room. As this is for school I have to let her use it there. I do make sure that it is in the study charging whilst she is studying. The same go for the two Nintendo devices that she plays with..she isn't spoilt rotten, one is mine and the other is hers. Well these too need to be plugged into the study. Oh the modern day problems that modern day families face.
I really do have a bit of a problem and that is deciding what to use as a backing for my Dear Jane. If you have made one, what did you use? The other problem is deciding on what colour binding to use, and whether I should just buy pre-made binding or make it myself. These are silly inconsequential matters but it does give me something to think about.
I only have 1 month left on my contract at work. I have been told that I will get a renewal but as yet I don't know for how long. People who own the company want all of the IT work to go to India, but sometimes knowledge of systems are completely lacking which I like as it keeps me employed. I did mention that taking the jobs out of country was despicable and was answered that the holding company was more interested in the global work force... I think that means wherever they can exploit people the most. Oh such cynicism.
The hairdresser that my husband and I have been going to for the last 16 years has decided to go and live in Scotland. This is so very sad as she is a lovely person and we will miss her. It is a strange thing living in a country where everyone that you know seems to be going away. Well I wish her luck as it is never easy to transplant your family into a new country, but I am sure she will be okay.
Have a good one.