Thursday, May 27, 2010

A time to reflect and give thanks

Today I am at home.

Yesterday I was out and about getting prices on various things we will need for the bathroom (not including plasterboard for the walls and ceiling, or tiles - yet).  I was all over the place and also managed to get in some grocery shopping.  Tonight we are having pea and ham soup - I love it so much.

Today I spent the day at home.  I dusted the bed head (the trucks from next door kick up so much dust), re-made the bed with some new flannelette sheets I bought yesterday from Target ($35 for king size), brought in various loads of washing, as well as hung out as many as I brought in I think.  I put away the children's clothes in their new wardrobes and put on fresh sheets and blankets on their beds.  I vacuumed the floors, kept adding things to the soup, washed the dishes from breakfast and soup making (later I will empty the tub of water out on to the pots with the geranium seedlings in them), draped warm blankets over the couch for t.v watching at night.  I took time out to wander around the yard with the pooches (we have three now) and just 'feel' what is going on around me.  I even managed some time to sit and watch some of The View while starting a new knitted dishcloth (I really need to learn to knit something other than dish cloths and scarves!).  

Soon The Princess and Little Man will be home from school.  I saw the mum of a boy from down the road do the 'bag drop-off' - mums drive down to the bus stop to pick up their children only to be given all of the neighbourhood kid's bags while the children all walk home.  It's lovely and it helps to build relationships I think.  Don't think us mums are lazy - we live in a rural area so it can be a big walk home for little legs and not having to carry a bag makes it less weary for them.  And sometimes, us mums get surprised by the acceptance of the offer for a lift home - especially on hot days!  Or after a big day of school sport.

Hark, I can hear children's voices.  It's time to go and greet them with fresh (defrosted) cupcakes I made a few weeks ago.


  1. Great to see you back on your blog. I haven't been as 'bloggy' lately either. Just too busy with getting things sorted and reorganising. And we haven't even moved or anything. Could we stretch the day to include a few more hours to get it all done? No I guess not, just have to do it tomorrow. Lol

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Cheers, Deb

  2. Hi Deb! I've popped over to your site and noticed you were quiet, too. It's all part of being a mum I think, no matter how many hours in the day there was I think there'd never be enough!


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