Cake and Karate

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Karate Exam

Once again I have had a heap of blog post ideas floating around my head, but life keeps getting in the way of me writing them down.

Typing, housework, birthday cakes, after school club forms, karate exams, a new book idea.

So this is just a quick update to keep the blog plodding along!

I passed my first karate exam last Saturday, and my son passed his latest grade easily this time too. Despite feeling for my little girl who I think regretted choosing not to Grade with us, I was very proud of us both, particularly my son. Even without his sister, he walked in with head high and 100% focus and breezed an exam I was sure he would fail. His drawing of his exam shows how much it meant to him.

On the flip side I didn’t do so well on my first Proofreading paper. I got a B- which doesn’t sound too bad until you know that I need a straight B to pass. It turns out I edit too much. Ahem.

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Wobbly Cake

I made my son the requested Lego cake. It didn’t rise and was nowhere near the image my son picked out, but he liked it and it tastes great!

But oh my that lettering was far harder than it should be. Despite my many talents, manipulating fondant icing isn’t one of them!

I’m trying to make space for writing something new. Not that there is very much space at the moment between the school run, paid work, and party prep.

But I have an idea and that’s a start. I’ve challenged my husband to write something for the Chicken House competition (deadline December). Not sure if either of us will manage it, but the race is on.

Thankfully I’m at the ‘carrying an idea around in my mind and world building’ which is just as well. I don’t know if it’s the antibiotics (my ear infection came back and it’s definitely made me feel bleh – MTMcGuire I think you’re onto something!) or whether it’s an excited child getting out of bed at 5am yesterday, but I’m definitely a bit fuzzy. Writing a dystopian novel probably requires me to be a bit sharper.

In the meantime I’d better get back to typing and party prep. Who says SAHMs have it easy? 😀

2 thoughts on “Cake and Karate

  1. Mwah hahaahrgh, the people who say stay at home Mums have it easy are the folks who have never been one! I’ve just returned from a church group making pigs out of paper plates (long story) and there’s just time for a brief supper and then it’s off to football! On the upside, football is in a local park where I have a permit to metal detect!

    If it helps, re the fuzziness, I had an evil headache yesterday and I’ve been a bit barking today. Did about five bits of admin and it took all day! Could have been worse though.

    Hope the ear infection clears up. Those things are a pain! And well done on passing the Karate grade WITH an ear infection. Kudos!

    Cheers

    MTM

  2. Haha brilliant. I hope you find treasure! I just got twenty-minutes to knit and drink coffee in peace because I invested in ONE pack of Pokemon cards (how much?!?) Worth every penny. I’m currently working our schedule so son can do Street Dance while daughter is at Magazine Club.

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