A bit of everything

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Monsieur Romeo

How quickly time flies when you are having fun, or going to work! Here's a quick rundown on what's been happening at Homespun Headquarters:

Miss 10 spent most of this week in Canberra returning yesterday evening to a Mum that missed her heaps!

Speaking of yesterday, when I jumped in my car after work the temperature gauge said the outside temp was 29 degrees, nothing special except that it STILL WINTER!!!!! Crazy. It makes me a little nervous thinking about what this summer will be like.

Last weekend I gave our small walk in wardrobe a much needed makeover. I took everything out, removed shelves (OK, Mr Homespun might've done that part), filled holes, sanded, painted and then put new shelving in (Mr Homespun helped with that part too). The result is amazing, even if I do say so myself. Unfortunately I still have the task of finding homes for all the things I took out that really don't belong in a wardrobe. Ugh!

I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and received two new members to our family as a gift from my folks. I will post photos and introduce you to them soon.

That's about it. Now I'm off to spend a large chunk of the weekend in the backyard, preparing beds for spring plantings, cleaning out chook houses and perhaps some more work on the cubby (have I told you about the cubby? No? More on that later).

Hope you have a lovely weekend and a big Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.


Saturday, 24 August 2013

As mentioned in the previous post, we attended a wedding last weekend, and between the ceremony and reception Miss 14 had her last game of netball for the year so it was a very busy day to say the least (try getting a teenage girl ready for a wedding, undoing all your hard work so she can play sport, and then get her ready again!).

It was a lovely day, a bit windy and although I haven't enjoyed our very dry and warm winter (not enough rain), I was thankful it continued, a winter wedding day is not the time you want the weather to change!

The bride unfortunately was very sick on the day with a cold. Poor darling! But she looked gorgeous anyway! I swear that girl could put a hessian bag on and still look glamourous, so looking good in her wedding finery was not difficult for her. And young Mr B looked very handsome in his suit too.

Poor Miss 10 was also unwell, the wedding ceremony was in the morning and the reception in the evening and she slept for almost 5 hours between the two. But she put on a brave face, and both of them scrubbed up well. This is them at the wedding:

and this is them last week (you can just see their henna tattoos)...

We have also had zone athletics carnivals, jury duty and heaps of work on. Mr Homespun was made redundant a few weeks ago and although he quickly found more work, it is unfortunately in Wollongong! So each Monday he packs up his stuff and we don't see him until Friday or Saturday. So that, along with my work, Miss 10's dance lessons, Miss 14's netball and training and both of them attending gymnastics, leaves me with very little time for anything else. Needless to say, the house is a bit of a mess and there's a lot of washing to catch up on.

So that's my plan this weekend, doesn't sound exciting but this is the first weekend in many months where we have no plans, so I will be puttering around, catching up and just generally being grateful to have us all together under the one roof for a few days.

Hope you have a lovely weekend too!
OK, so this post has been sitting in draft for a week so everything is a bit out of date, but here it is anyway...

How quickly the last couple of weeks have gone by. Last week we were even busier than usual and the next couple of weeks look to be the same.

I usually have one evening during the week where we have no plans, but even that was taken up last week with an Education Week assembly. Miss 10 received an award for her role as a 'Special Ed buddy'. Her local school has several classes for children with special needs and some of the year 5 kids give up their lunch and morning tea breaks to help assist these kids. We are very proud of her for doing this and for her award.

Next weekend we will be attending a wedding (yay!), my cousins's son is getting married, and the bride is from Bangladesh. So last weekend we attended a Gaye Holud ceremony for the happy couple. It was  loud and colourful and very interesting. The bride- and groom-to-be were painted with turmeric and fed by family and friends.

So we have since attended the wedding, I will post details later!