Saturday, 24 August 2013

my life is nuts..................

So I started the post below last weekend..............tried to get it more together about 3 days ago and now  hopefully I will get it finished..............I just went back thru the calendar and today is the 1st day home in the house for 3 weeks........no wonder it is out of control and looks like a bomb exploded in it.............also the reason why I am so tired......I have spent as many nights away the last 2 weeks as home...........on 3 seperate trips.......I feel like I am living in my car.............
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Back to the post I started..............
Finally getting to slow down..............I've spent 3 days and nights at Moorambilla.....
Just a mum helper supervising children while they participated in choir workshops.........this will culminate in a big concert next month. It's for kids from the north west of the state. Remote areas that never have an opportunity to participate in music like this. Organised by the very musically talented Michelle Leonard she has Alice Chance who has the most gorgeous voice assisting with the composing and accompanist Callum Close - it is great Michelle is using young talented musicians...........

It's exhausting big days. Most of the girls cope extremely well considering they may know a couple of girls or no one when they arrive at camp.
The supervisors are completely exhausted when it is finished..............the artists working with the children get peace and quite from the kids of a night so are refreshed each day but the Mums just get more exhausted............lol.......but it is wonderful being a Mum supervising and seeing how the music, art, dance comes together to the final performance.............amazing........
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I got to check out this book which has not hit the shelves yet but it will do in the next week or so.
Beautifully presented this is Fiona's first book. It will be available on her website too.
"Simply This"
Printed and dyed handmade projects
Here she is with the book and in the background is some of the weaving which will be representing fish nets part of the decorations for the main concert..............I know how to do that weaving now.........
in previous years Fiona has done lots of dying with clothes etc for the performance..........
Fiona along with 2 other ladies are working on the textile art side of things showing the girls how to weave etc..........
the girls rehearsing............
Frank Wright is working on the main backdrop for the performance. It is huge. He's very talented..........
Sadly I don't have a pic of what he was getting the kids to draw but they did so well under his instructions......you can see it here......

Ghenoa Gela is working on the dance/movement 
A lot of the girls knew her from a show on ABC3? and/or NITV  "Move it Mob Style" 
They got to met someone on TV - very exciting
Our token American...........she only been here for a few months but somehow ended up tangled up with everything Moorambilla and she is having a ball and she goes nuts when she sees Kangaroos so when I snapped this pic of her she was thrilled there is a mob over in the paddock in the photo with her............
so funny she is trying to sound like an aussie............lol...........
the girls walking back to camp at the end of another long day.........
Do check out the Moorambilla blog leave a comment.......Lliane who writes it will be so excited........also check out the Moorambilla website...........and if you want to support bush kids doing art and music go for it...............
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So what am I up to now..........thankfully today "boy wonder" is able to help Mr Chooky feed the cows today so I didn't have to go anywhere............tomorrow we are tagging sheep (put an identity tag in there ears as required by law) - great family argument bonding sessions - then more cattle work during the week..........so back to the explosion that is my house to try and make order for the next onslaught......who knows when my next day in the house will be...........it's one day at a time here.........so I'll sign off  for now and try and get the pics of the goodies i received last week to share with you soon.......
......the washing machine is calling......
........have a fabulous weekend other then lack of rain it going to be glorious here...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

27 comments:

  1. wow what fun times for the kids,i was exhausted just listening to all the things you are doing,take care and have a lovely weekend Chooky and fingers crossed for rain for you,we are so wet down here at the moment.xx

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  2. Well Chooky you have been busy. Wish I was close so I could lend a hand although not sure if I would be of any use with the cattle. Hope things settle down soon but until then just breathe........ Hugs

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  3. Hi Chooky...When I was in Mollymook a couple of months ago I met a lady that was a singer...and darn I can't think of her name...she was going up to Coonamble to help with a music thing so maybe this is it...I did give her your name but maybe she forgot too as we didn't write anything down! Sounds great and she was looking forward to this too! Thinking of you xo

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  4. Sounds like a fantastic experience for the girls & thanks needs to go to wonderful mums like yourself that help keep it all together to give our kids in the bush these unique experiences.

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  5. That does sound like a totally amazing time for the girls. You are so flat you I am tired just reading it and I'm not living it. Take care, hugs

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  6. Wow -- I'm just amazed that you had time to even blog -- you've been a BUSY girl! Sounds like you're having some amazing fun -- even though you're tired. And lots of fun "arguments" to you and your family -- you're too funny!

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  7. Gosh, I feel exhausted just reading this! It sounds like an awesome experience for the kids, how wonderful they get the opportunity to do something like this. Hope you get a chance to take breath at some stage.

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  8. Sounds like it's a great experience for the kids, and everyone else too. Hope things settle down a bit soon....

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  9. What a great thing for the girls to be involved in....and aren't you a good mum being a parent helper! Enjoy every moment this year!

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  10. How lucky are the girls...I bet they were exhausted.....your a good mumma....take care Chooky..x

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  11. Goodness, you have been flat out! What an experience for you and the girls though... hope you get to rest for a few minutes sometime soon! xxx

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  12. What a wonderful adventure!!! Hope u get a bit of normality soon.

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  13. Put your feet up Chooky..that was a great post...those gals are lucky to have you and other wonderful Mums onboard.

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  14. what a fantastic activity and well done you and all the others for getting involved... hope you can get a couple of days feet up ...
    Hugz

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  15. So exciting to read about country kids getting a chance to participate in musical experiences.
    Sometimes even piano lessons can be difficult in country areas.
    Singing experiences expanded for me in Teacher's College.
    So you are doing a great job.

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  16. You have been busy. I am exhausted just reading what you have been up to.

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  17. like the others - I'm exhausted too - a great job you are doing Chookyblue - I know the kids appreciate - even if they forget to tell you...

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  18. Wow, you have been busy...but it looks like fun! Enjoy, hope the concert goes well!

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  19. A Great opportunity for Kids living in the Bush looks like it's going to be Wonderful...Love the Art Work.
    Hope you get some Me Time Soon!
    Take Care

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  20. Are you on energizer battery's. Keep going or you will stop. Hope you get to do some sewing soon.

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  21. The camp looked like so much fun. I bet Fairy girl enjoyed it. it looks like you need an extra pair of hands out there with all that sheep and cattle work.... Take care of yourself.

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  22. Im exhausted just reading all that! Music camp sounds awesome...even if the mums are worn out! Xx

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  23. Phew Chookyblue, I get tired just reading your busy schedule! Have you seen this commercial? Always make me cry my eyes out and reminds me of why we (mothers) do it despite all the tiredness! :) take care of yourself and don't worry about the mess, it won't go anywhere LOL
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2V-20Qe4M8Y

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  24. Bet it's worth the tiredness just to be part of that amazing music camp. Looks like it's shaping up to be a fantastic event. Hope you get a chance to put for feet up for a while soon......have fun!

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  25. Gosh what a wonderful opportunity for the kids. They are lucky to have the support of mums like you. Please take care of yourself too!

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  26. Gosh what a wonderful opportunity for the kids. They are lucky to have the support of mums like you. Please take care of yourself too!

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  27. Catching up on your blog entries made me feel so good. I felt I was in good company! ;) I do hope that things will settle for you soon enough. Take care of yourself. Hugs xox

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