Friday, May 1, 2009
It's a week away.
Moving is awful.
I hate it.
I know I will be grumpy.
I'll be exhausted
and grump around some more.
But it has to be done.
I know that.
It's just that it's sooooo much work
I'm tired already just thinking about it ...
But it will be lovely to move back into our own home.
Moving out for 6 months
Turned into 14 months.
Don't even go there girlfriend.
But the house is simply
I need boxes
lots of them
And I must pack my sense of humour
I'm going to need it!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We're sad to say goodbye.
We had a lovely meal together, and kept the fire going long enough to toast marshmallows after dinner.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We put the little handmade heart in place.
The whole family gave it a kiss for good luck ...
(even Ben got in on the act ... his heart and soul has gone into the house, so it was only fitting.)
Then Eliza placed the heart into in the column in the kitchen .
And Ben sealed it up.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Cold, wet, windy (check)
Soup for lunch (check)
Footy on the radio (check)
And a couple hours to myself at home to sit and finish my scarf.
I saw an idea at the Stitches and Craft show and thought I'd give it a go - with some modifications because I'm new to crochet and a very basic knitter.
So I kinda worked it out in my head and then knitted long skinny pieces .... and crocheted long skinny pieces (don't you love this technical talk!)
Then I laced them together ... leaving some of the tails free, at either end.
And the result is a warm woolly scarf which I wrapped around my neck and stepped out to enjoy the wintery afternoon.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
News I've been waiting nearly 9 years to hear ...
I'm just a little bit excited.
I'm trying to keep a lid on it.
I don't want to get ahead of myself.
But my heart is beating a little faster ....
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Watching the Grand Final of Australia's Got Talent
Ignoring James' sarcastic comments about the 'talent'
Hanging more washing out
Wishing the heating was working
Waiting for our house to be finished
Trying to maintain a positive attitude
Reading Gourmet Traveller
Listening to Radio National
Loving Eliza's made up dance routine
Eating spag bog
Crocheting a scarf
Booking a haircut
Recovering from some more treatment on my neck
Filing a police report on my accident
Obtaining a medial certifical from my Dr
Considering buying a new pillow
Planning to take Friday off
Needing to be do my personal tax (still)
Hoping for a some stimulus from Kevin
Dreaming about a holiday
Cleaning out the fridge
Asking James why he keeps putting bits of food into little containers
Throwing them out after a week
Knowing that I'll do it all over again next week
Kissing Eliza goodnight
Reassuring her about going to the tuckshop on her own
Wondering what outfit I can put together for 'green jellybaby day'
Shaking my head at the stuff we parents have to do!
Thanking the Lord for Spotlight !
Sunday, April 19, 2009
And suberb coffee.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I'm madly making a tiny pair of felt slippers for Georgia's christening on Sunday.
I had the usual dramas ...
OMG ... not enough felt
OMG ... I cut the wrong piece out
Memo to self - read the pattern more carefully!
In, out ....
In and out
I-n and o-u-t
A little bit of manoeuvring (thank goodness felt is very forgiving).
I've managed to cut all the pieces from the felt I had, which saves a trip in the morning to the fabric shop ( which I didn't have time to do anyway) ...
Back to work.
Next time I post, fingers crossed there'll be a perfect pair of red slippers for a gorgeous little girl.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
and look at the paper ... providing a hint of what lay beneath.
So what was inside this gorgeous wrapping?
Two fabulous books carefully selected from Books for Cooks.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Eating a skinny cow ice cream (it's very hard to type with one hand)
Watching TV with only half an interest - Geelong v Collingwood
Hoping Collingwood wins (does that make me a bad person?)
Sipping hot tea (in between ice cream licks)
Planning a little birthday brunch with my family tomorrow
Wondering if I really look 46 !!!! I don't feel it
Making a list of what I need for brunch
Looking forward to seeing Eliza tomorrow when she gets home from the Gold Coast
Wishing I had an oven that worked so I could warm up some hot cross buns in the morning
Wishing I had an oven that worked so I could bake some hot cross buns in the morning
Reading the Age, now I've sorted out the lapsed subscription
Flicking through Gourmet Traveller
Changing the sheets on the Eliza's bed, so it's all fresh for her when she gets home
Washing, washing, washing
Thinking about doing some knitting
Enjoying Nathan Buckley's commentary. He's a talent - if you don't like Collingwood
Needing to do my personal tax (still)
Praying Gordon Ramsey goes away quietly
Loving that it's the weekend
Totally loving that it's the Easter long weekend
Promising to eat only the best chocolate
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The exhibition called Shaping Elegance is a retrospective of some of his extraordinary gowns, displayed sympathetically in the beautiful rooms of Como House. And what a collection has been assembled. The style, simplicity and elegance of the gowns is breathtaking.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This week it's Easter.
The eggs are obvious decorations ... and I love the birds and butterflies as well.
Eliza and I made these, to welcome Spring ... and I dragged then out for Easter too.
And when I came back to my office this afternoon ... the Easter Bunny had left quite a few suprises!