Friday, February 27, 2009

celebrating beauty..







Every now and then, I find myself thinking the 15-20ish minute drive to Ben's school is a bit of a drag.
We drive there stay for morning circle, then chat with other mum's awhile, then come home or go where ever we need to go...same again at the end of the day, more chatting and waiting and driving. Often Arki is sleepy or grumpy..
Then, I slow it all down..realise how blessed I am to be able to spend this time with my children and I have a good look around me and see the beautiful landscape which we are lucky enough to drive through every day.
We take the 'back' roads where there is just one set of traffic lights, this really is a slice of heaven as our usual daily grind takes us more often that not on the busy motorway which in peak time can resemble a giant car park.
I always imagined that we would settle on a decent enough sized property to accommodate chooks, some sheep, and maybe even a cow.
Well, we have to chooks but the rest eludes us to date, but I live in hope and driving along these semi rural roads I can dream a little bit more...even though we live in suburbia :)
I am so grateful to my DH who has never uttered a word of negativity about me staying home to full time care for our children, or the finnacial strain of a private school, even though there are many things he would love that are out of the question due to budget restraints.
At the end of the day, I am very happy to drive Ben to such a lovely school and watch him thrive.
I wouldn't change a thing :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

deviations...


Now that I only have one child home during the day I thought life was going to be so easy! I am a little shocked that Arki has decided to throw his weight around in Ben's absence.
Consequently, I am not getting as much done as I thought I would.
I am rather hoping that Arki is just adjusting to the changes within the family and things will soon go back to normal, or the new normal..but some time for me during the day to knit while he plays beside me.

I have a stall at the Silkwood markets this week and I am going to sell ( hopefully!) some hand dyed yarn.
This will enable me to purchase some new dye colours and some other bits and pieces I need.
I'll post pic's of the rest of the yarn when it has dried :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

three dollars


Is what this gorgeous little bag cost me at the op shop ! In the current economic climate a bargain is always welcome in this home :)


And the little dream boat I spend my days with...