I have this up near the front door of our house (little man helped me do it, can you tell?)
Usually I smile when I read it, but it has made me feel a little sad today. It’s true that the thing I love most about my home, is who I share it with. For the next few months though my partner is not at home because he’s working away.
I fear that blog posts will be light on for the next two months. As well as my usual juggling trick of trying to keep balls in the air (Mothering, Working, Blogging, Swimming Lessons, Cooking,
Cleaning, Gardening) for the next little while i’ll be doing it on one leg!
Hope that you still pop in occasionally to read the little things I write. I love that you are here.
We had our first corn harvest. We planted them from seeds and they have survived the heat. Sadly, I can’t say the same about the rest of the veggie patch. I think i’m going to put some more thought into the next planting. I don’t do any research on when to plant seeds, I just throw them in and hope for the best.
A friend has this book from the little veggie patch co. It’s on my wish list because they have a planting guide that takes the guesswork out of growing veggies. Plus the design is so fresh. The logo and the packaging and the book are all delightful. I want to buy the seeds just so that I can frame the illustrations and put them in my kitchen!
For my mum and mum-in-law I made this little bag to hold their crochet hooks. It took a couple of hours to make them both and I used bits of fabric I already had. You could find a similar tutorial here. Of all the Christmas gifts I gave I was most excited about this one. I love how the cases turned out and I knew they would both find it to be very useful. You could use it for knitting needles or even colouring pencils.
I learnt this little trick, to help me sew each little pocket the same width. I stuck down my measuring tape with sticky tape on my sewing machine. Then I could line up the edge of the fabric along the measurements as I went to get them all one inch apart. (I don’t think I explained that very well, I hope you can see what I mean from the photo!)
Without getting all wishy-washy on you…
Having a partner that makes my life easier (most of the time).
Coming home to share my day and my worries with him and even if he isn’t really listening he indulges me and I feel a little better.
Sharing in the joys and torments of this life we have created with our two little boys.
Laughing because my husband’s idea of romance is saying to me, ‘honey, feel free to buy yourself some flowers on your way home from work today’.
Baby D and I had a fleeting and fabulous couple of days in humid, tropical, beautiful Darwin.
While we were there we enjoyed many things. Spending time with old friends and seeing family. A trip to the weekend markets at Parap and Nightcliff where we indulged in mango and coconut milk lassi’s, veggie and noodle laksa’s, frozen mango and pineapple iced treats.
It was hot and humid, but the upside of course is the rain. There is so much water pouring from the sky this time of year and I was in awe of how luscious and green it all is. Without any effort everyones verge is bursting with thick green grass and the streets are lined with giant coconut trees and palms.
Having been away for a few years I noticed things I didn’t before. The sky seems so open and vast. I think it’s because Darwin is mostly low-lying and flat, so you see more of the sky. There is no traffic! It was so nice to drive around with out the stresses of busy crowded roads.
It was only a few days but I feel reinvigorated, I have that after holiday glow. The question is how do I hang onto that feeling?
Hmmm, maybe I should start planning another holiday…