Five things…

things I like:
Finding cheap-arse fabrics I like at Spotlight AND buying dress patterns for the first time ever
Jamie Oliver’s tour of the USA TV series
This goats cheese chevre I found at Harris Farm
Starting a new quilt
fresh salads with fetta and nuts

not so much:
my world being completely dictacted by the agendas and needs of others
listening to completely ridiculous sibling squabbles
money or lack thereof

things I saw yesterday:
too many rather large hunstman spiders for my liking thank you very much
the inside of our most stupidly designed compost bin – it was as gross as you are imagining
a shitload of soil being moved by Chef and myself (half a tonne I do believe)
Grover asleep on the lounge
Jasper asleep on the lounge

things that are wearing out quickly:
hot weather – and it’s not even officially summer yet (thank GOODNESS I don’t live in Melbourne or Adelaide which have been enduring heatwaves for the last fortnight or Narromine where it’s already been in the 40s)
Grover being toilet trained to wee and poo on the back verandah rather than in the toilet
my patience with too many things
my not drinking alcohol self-instigated rule, what can I say, so much easier to follow in winter
my willingness to clean

things to be happy about:
cheap fabric from Spotlight
Felix naming his quilt Gizmo
the weird gastro virus that has been affecting all of us to varying degrees for the last two months seems to have finally passed
in S.I.X. sleeps I will be meeting some of my online friends for the first time AND attending my first ever CRAFT CAMP
that craft camp will be the first time I have been away on my own ever since having children, and given my current cranky state of mind it could not have come at a better time.

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  • sooz

    6 sleeps, I too a ridiculously excited. Stupidly excited. And not even about what I will be making so much as just getting away and being with mates and that kind of thing. Community so rocks 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I have to say the last thing is the one I'm most happy for you for.

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  • Sophie

    been reading for a long time, but i think this is my first comment! i hear you so much on the life being dictated by the wants and needs of others, and on the money… we just spent oodles of cash we don't have making sure that our dog (that we've only had for 4 weeks) doesn't have cancer. he's fine, but between his ultrasound and my younger daughter's head injury (requiring stitches!) at school, i am just worn right out.

    take me to craft camp with you! you could stop by the west coast of canada to pick me up, couldn't you?

  • Suse

    I bought fabric at spotlight on Friday night too – I wonder if we'll turn up to craft camp with matching material?

    ps. it's cool and rainy here today and I am wearing a cardi for first time in weeks.

    pps. gizmo?

  • BabelBabe

    dude, we own the same sofa.
    only your sleeping child is marginally less sticky looking than mine.

    enjoy craft camp; you deserve some time to yourself. i am jealous : )