I'm so happy I stayed home with the kids today. It's been raining non-stop, pretty much all day long... and it's still raining. A few roads around are flooded and the closest bus stop is temporarily closed. I'm quite relieved that we weren't stranded somewhere in the pouring rain and unable to get home from school.
We had a relaxing day of home schooling. Jonah was getting ready for the Naplan test (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) in a couple of weeks and Lily was busy with Reading Eggs on the computer. The day flew past fairly quickly.
Just around dinner time Mother Nature added some thunder and lightning to the bad weather. Had a couple of storm surges and lost power for a few seconds. I quickly had to make dinner just in case we would get a blackout...
I'm actually staying indoors and keeping my kids at home from school today. Normally, I wouldn't let my kids stay home from school on a rainy day, but today I feel it's better to be safe and dry than totally drenched!
My hubby and I have been out and about a lot looking for tiles for his parents new kitchen. Huge task as they changed their minds a couple times and we had to go back and focus on different colours and designs. It was fun to see all the options. There's so much more than white subway tiles out there...
I'm in love!
It was so easy for me to get side-tracked and spot tiles that would look awesome in our own home, instead of focussing on the real task... Luckily I was able to multi-task lol
Ahhh, the different brown tones...
There's even tiles which looks like corrugated iron!
How cool is that?
Different shades of browns and greys.
Fab tiles that look like parquet floor.
Gold - very fancy!
Fun colours for fun rooms. Perfect for an office or a playroom.
I wonder where we can use this wonderful mix of tiles...
Cool floor tiles!
Yes, we did finish our task. In-laws have got their new tiles and tiling will commence shortly.
I have so many ideas for our place too, but those ideas have to wait... ☺
At 2 am tomorrow, an execution will take place in Indonesia. The two Australian ring leaders in the Bali 9 will be executed by a firing squad, along with seven others. They were caught in 2005 when planning to smuggling heroin from Bali.
My opinion was black and white at the time; they did the wrong thing in a country with the death penalty. How stupid can you get? They chose to smuggle drugs and they knew they could get caught. Tough! If you do the crime...
Over the years, after having kids, I have changed my views. Nothing is black and white any more. What if it was my kids? Ten years have passed. The two young men are now ten years older and a lot wiser. They've been rehabilitated and have so much more to give, so much more they can do to give back to society - to help other people. It's a tragedy for their families and friends. Why not give them a second chance?
Tomorrow morning, at 2 am Australian time, these two men will be executed by a firing squad of twelve men.