Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday - Check!

Do you find yourself sitting down of an evening when the little ones are snuggled into bed, picking up your glass of wine, cup of tea, knitting, crochet, or book, feeling your shoulders relax and drop, feeling the tension of the day dissolve with that first sip of wine/tea, feeling the rush and bustle of the day drift away with that first hooking of yarn over needle, or the first sentence of the new page in your book. You know what I am talking about don't you - yes you do.

Then . . . . . . . . wait for it . . . . . . . . . . here it comes . . . . . . . . . . it's galloping. . . . . . . . firstly. . . . . . . . in the very distance. . . . . . . . but you cannot escape . . . . . . getting louder. . . . . . and . . . . closer. . . . and . . . . gathering speed . . the gap is closing fast. . .and *BANG* there is no gap, it's there inside your head, a thousand of them galloping around caught in that holding yard of your brain, unable to break free, those thousand and one things to be done that need to be done, you cannot get them out, you shake your head, you sip your wine faster, hoping they break free, they are so noisy now. Cracking their hind legs against the holding pen of your mind, the whites of their eyes flashing angry, ears pinned back, wanting to be free.

Ahhhhhh, stuff it, wine down, crochet down, gotta make a list - gotta write it on paper, partially released.

So with that, today was pretty much a breeze and I managed to check most of my galloping runaways plus enjoy a lovely day with my family.

Here are some of the things I (and we) did today.

From the list,
uniforms ✓
wrap preschool fathers day gifts ✓
complete jumper ✓
banana cake and choc slice ✓
laundry ✓
newsletter ✓
prepare study notes ✓

. . . . here are items still outstanding on list,
make rocky road ☐
complete book week costumes ☐
chair covers ☐
Kellie scarf ☐
make book marks ☐
I do have an excuse for the book week costumes. I make sure the boys assist, even in a small way. Ultimately, it's their costumes, their book parade, I don't think it's right for Mum to do the lot, besides the whole process is good for them, they learn to plan and organise themselves, they learn to take notes and pay attention to what they need for their supplies, they solve little problems along the way when things don't stick or look how they plan, however, today it was way too sunny and lovely outside to be stuck indoors choring over glue and paint and papers and stuff, so we will do them after homework the next 2 afternoons.

. . . . and here are some things that weren't on the list, but made the day so special. Took some stale bread down to the creek to feed the fish, wandered round our local markets and along the jetty - phooey that I didn't take my camera, the water was the prettiest shades of a soft lime green through to aqua, blue and almost violet. (Thoughts of a crochet ripple blanket beginning to emerge in these exact colours) Relaxed on the grass and listened to live music at markets and did a spot of people watching, bought a coriander plant for our garden. Managed to do a bit more of my little fellow's beanie, completed my circle crochet from last night's post, however, not happy Jan, going to undo and start again. Watched my boys play handball.

wandered around our garden, and picked these pretty daisies that make me smile so much.

a completed jumper - this is the checked item on list one - woo hoo, it's wrapped and ready to post to our little nephew, who is now 1. Sorry about the disguised milo tin, that is my button storage, well actually it's one of my button storage tins, lol. Also apologies for chair legs, I love a glass top table, but not for times like this. Lucky the floor is clean today.

. . . . and a Mum's day is just not complete without there being the school sock matching puzzle. There is a spot in our lounge room that is just perfect for school sock matching. Yes, believe it or not, it's true. It's right near the window, out of the way of the general traffic, perfect in the late afternoon when navy blue is a crappy colour for socks.

So how did you do today? Did you check off your list? Did you lay new carpet? Did you wander down to the markets? Did you laze in bed? Did you drink cups of tea? Did you match navy socks? Did you invent something? Did you go fishing? Did you mow the lawn? Did you climb a tree? Did you make your bed? Did you pierce your nose? Did you eat your veges? Did you play handball? Did you write a letter?

Thanks for stopping by here this Sunday, I am back to the kitchen now to put some icing on my choc slice and have a piece of fresh from the oven banana cake. lol. hmmmmm banana cake.

See you at your place.


Clara said...

Just discovered your blog and love it. I'll be back!

Crochet with Raymond said...

Oh Joyce! that little jersey is just gorgeous! I am so envious of your knitting talents... I have just reached the stage in my knitting career where I am frustrated with my inability to read patterns and am craving making something like a little jumper...
you have inspired me to do that. I am going to challenge myself, before the end of the year I will knit a jumper for my fairy god daughter for next winter. (Shes 3 months old, so it will be a good size)
Lucky I have my mum to help me.
Hope that banana cake was delish!
Have a lovely monday! XXX

'Joyce' said...

hi Clara, oh how wonderful, welcome to my little corner of the world, so lovely to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you.
Hi Alice, ohhhhhh I thought you could knit. There you go, I just learnt something new about you. Your crochet is just so perfectly tensioned and neat, I reckon your knitting would be the same. You have such a great eye for colour I know you would blitz it for sure. I can't wait to see what you make. I love knitting baby bits, they are so quick and just lovely and little. As for reading patterns, I stick to simple things, I can't do colour change in the middle of a row, however, it's been many years since I have tried, so I really shouldn't say that I 'can't', I just should say that I am a bit of a scaredy-cat and steer away from it. I also steer away from sets of needles as I still have a beanie on needles for myself, but really struggling with it.

AlyshaJane said...

The baby jumper is so sweet, sure to be well loved and enjoyed!

Hope all your boys are feeling better! My big 'boy' has had the ickies the last two days as well. That time of year!

For the night of the election, we made beef stroganoff and watched the coverage until it was pretty clear there would be no result for days or weeks. But the stroganoff was delish!