Saturday, 25 July 2015

Words I Want To Remember

I have been a bit of a rut lately.  Lost in the long list, busy rut. The words below have helped me see past the rut.  I am writing them here so I have them for next time the rut creeps up on me.  

What's The Hardest Thing About Being A Parent?

It isn't the sleepless night's, or the endless fights. It isn't the constant worrying about every last thing, or the constant pestering about every last little thing. It isn't the impact on your work life, your love life, Or your social life. It isn't the lack of money, the lack of time, or even the lack of anything approaching a life of your own.

It feels like it's all of those things, but it is none of them.

In the end, the hardest thing about being a parent is truly understanding that everything comes with a number. You get a certain number of bedtime stories, and a certain number of bedtime kisses. You get a certain number of roads they'll cross holding your hand, and a certain number of sports matches on a Saturday morning. You get a certain number of bike rides, and a certain number of bad jokes with no real punch line. Most of get a certain number of hours.

One day you'll go to the bucket, and it will be empty.

So -- and I'm saying this as much to myself as to anyone else -- get as much as you can, of all that you can, for as long as you possibly can. It's the only score you'll get that will ever truly mean anything, and it's also also the hardest one to keep track of.

These words were text to me by a close friend and written by Nigel Latta from NZ. Thanks Nigel Latta for helping me see past the list and the busy.  I am going to see what other words of wisdom you have for me!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

School Holidays

What do school holidays look like in your house?

In ours they look like:

Dirty hands
 PJ's all day

Dirty Feet
 Exploring little caves to keep little things in

 Skate Parks

Strawberry Picking

Piles of rocks
 Making Puppets

Climbing through holes

C shaped Jelly Fish


Writing in sand

And lots of time just to hang out!

Hope you enjoyed yours!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Homemade Cheese Shapes

So the idea of sugar free is tempting me a little bit.  Why?  Well because I have a couple of kg I would like to lose, because my Mum is doing amazingly with about inspiration and add to that the reading I have been doing about Dyslexia (stay tuned for more about our Dyslexia journey as things are going to be changing here at 3 Me and Ice Tea )and neurological functioning and lets just say it all fits.........but at 4pm in the afternoon I still need a little something to keep me going and that is when my sugar craving sets in!

So here are my Cheesy Shapes

  1. 1 cup of plain flour
  2. 3/4 tsp salt
  3. 4 tbsp butter cold
  4. 8 ounces of grated cheese
  5. 3-4 tbsp water
  • Blend flour, salt and butter.
  • Add cheese
  • Pulse in 3 - 4 tbspn water til the mixture forms a dough
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper
  • Cut out shapes
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and cook 180c for 10 minutes
These are yum, simple and don't make many dishes........bonus.  And as you can see no sugar and they passed the kid test!