21 December 2014
17 December 2014
Some sewing, some gardening, some working. I am firmly in denial that Christmas is a matter of days away.
A terrifying new purchase has been made. I read the instructions and put the beast back in its box with the excuse that I haven't any threads for it yet anyway.
The middle child received his Year 12 results and fractured his elbow on the same day. He says it doesn't hurt but I wonder if that's the post-school euphoria and relief speaking. Two weeks in a sling (but luckily no plaster)is the cure apparently. We're all about the denial around here.
14 December 2014
7 December 2014
4 December 2014
First day of summer
Thank you for your comments about my father. I can't reply to all of them as they come through as no-reply comments for some reason, but please know that each one was greatly appreciated. There was no funeral but we will have a celebration of Dad's life at the end of the month with family and friends, just after Christmas, and at some point in the new year we will scatter his ashes at the beach where my brother and I grew up. All the children were in the middle of exams when Dad went into hospital and as we all thought he would pull through, I flew up there on my own, leaving the boys and the mister behind. It will be good to have all the grandchildren and partners there for the memorial/celebration afternoon.
Into the Heart Garden at Heide
In the meantime life continues. Children finish school for the year (or forever, in one case), go away with their friends, the little kitty is very poorly and the vet is struggling for a diagnosis, a friend distracts me with an invitation to the opening of an art exhibition, and knitted things are cast off.
'Line Break' shawl in Shibui Staccato, a luxurious silky yarn from Sunspun Yarns
Hoping for a diagnosis soon. It's been months and I am desperate to see her plump and energetic again.
The ducklings at work are growing like weeds,
while the Welcome Swallows outside the laundry door have raised two lots of chicks this Spring.
Insert cliche regarding the circle of life here.