All The Things…

by | Nov 20, 2012 | Little Giving, Little Life | 6 comments

It has come to my attention that my confused mind is not about to get any less confused in the short term because Christmas approaches and we all know that this is the time when minds typically get completely lost. As in totally. Mind failure to the fullest extent. Ka-boom!

I forgot to go to the kindergarten AGM and join the committee. For the second time. That's two years running. Excellent.

I have filing that needs to be put away. It has been accumulating since we moved here….and possibly for at least a year before that. Excellent.

Last year, I swore I would start planning for Christmas in July. To some extent, I have done this. And to the rest of that extent, I have not. And if you don't understand what I am even talking about, you are not alone.

In related news, what am I going to do for Christmas?

The highlight of last week, I have to say, was meeting up with Angie Baxter for a photo session at the beach. I was totally going to take selfies of we Angies together and post them all over social media but I forgot, so instead, I have fashioned something similar using the very cutting edge of photo editing techniques. I think you'll agree it's virtually impossible to tell the difference…

Angie & Angie
Angie Makes Me Laugh

 Yeah….good times.

Stay tuned for photos of the session. I am DYING to see them. Click here to see our last session with the brilliant Angie.

And speaking of Angie Baxter, today the boys and I made a delivery that was inspired by something she posted to her Facebook page a while back.

Run by Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends millions of shoe boxes filled with gifts to children living in poverty throughout the world. Together, our family packed four boxes with simple gifts (among them, a bar of soap and a facewasher) that will mean so much more to the little people who receive them in a month or so's time. The collecting month was October (as usual, I am running seriously behind schedule!) but I was able to donate by taking the boxes to the warehouse in Mitcham. I imagine they will be accepting donations for the next week or so. If you want to know more, check it out here. I had so much fun collecting bits and pieces (as per the guidelines on the website) and it was an opportunity to demonstrate giving to others to Luca and Zig. Naturally, they were interested in the presents (especially the Hot Wheels cars), but understood when I explained they were for children in another country. In fact, they were so excited about it that there was a little disappointment when we dropped the boxes off to a bunch of adult volunteers and not the actual children themselves.

Also happening, a very excited 5 year-old doing his transition sessions for when he starts school next year, a baby girl who must be about to get some teeth through and this weekend, a party for my littlest mate who will be turning 3. 

Like I said, there will be no de-confusion of this brain any time soon….

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Madeleine

    Believe it or not, from the sound of it, I’m pretty sure you are way more organised than I am! I promise, if you saw my ‘filing system’, you’d wet yourself laughing. Do random piles of paper in various places count as filing?

    As for things I’ve been meaning to do… that pretty much sums up the last 6 or so years of my life…

  2. Mumabulous

    I can relate to every word. My poor attention span feels like its being split in 1000 different directions at the moment. Its wonderful that your gorgeous little boys “got” the idea that they were giving toys to other kids. Good job Little Mumma.

  3. melbo

    Nod’s school do the shoebox thing too. This year, they hit upon the ingenious idea of having each grade bring a particular item. They then had a box assembly day in the gym. Apparently it all went very well. He was excited too, helping to pick out the little toy that would go in.

    I also have some filing that needs to be sorted. I just never get to it. Never, never …

  4. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    “Do random piles of paper in various places count as filing?”

    Yes. Where I come from, yes, they do!

    Oh, your words, my life. Same same. Kids, man!

  5. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Yes, my mind is deeply fractured and things so often slip into the faultlines.

    But I try to do stuff. Woefully behind schedule but I get there eventually!

    Thank you.


  6. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Oh, that’s a FABULOUS idea! I love that so much. So they were like a little production line of box making. Brilliant.

    Filing. KILLS ME.


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