Saturday, 27 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
11 years on - yesterday
we're in a good place - we have two beautiful, healthy and mostly happy children (they are 1 and 5 years old - i defy anyone to say their 1 and 5yos are always happy - lol)
we're soon to be building our dream home - no not a fancy big brick box... but an environmentally friendly kit home among the gum trees;
we can still afford me to be a stay at home mum - this is a value we hold dear, so live below our earnings to allow this;
we've downsized our car to reduce our carbon footprint
we are very aware of our footprint full stop and it feels good to lessen it each day
we're still madly in love
and we're still having fun
he gave me a lovely version of pippi longstocking illustrated by my favourite author/illustrator lauren child which comes with 4 collector cards that we will frame and hang in my studio at our new abode
i gave him 11 me-made chocolate crackles and a small bag of his favourite treats
to my wonderful husband
i love you yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
gorgeous coloured bamboo velour tops; bamboo fleece inner for a soft and absorbent core; with 4 coordinating quilting prints on the back, with or without PUL.
some luxury bamboo velour pads
new quilting fabrics
and the full range of stunning montessori by hand/sew liberated patterns
i will soon be stocking another stunning range of patterns - stay tuned
Saturday, 16 August 2008
lots of internet issues
we've moved house and love it here
now i've got dial up with a decent cord length so my boy doesn't sit on the keyboard, eat the mouse or chew on the cables whilst i am online
am hoping his new bed will mean he sleeps more, not in the lounge, so i can actually get stuff done
we have 2 dogs on either side, we've made friends with the german pointers - they are very cool.
greg is reluctant to play with them in case it's betraying Bogart. i think it would honour him rather than betray him - that different grieving again. mostly we get teary now when ally mentions him - which she does every few days.
hope you are all well
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
we go down stairs to hang up the laundry and he's not there
wanting to toss some meat scraps out the door
reaching to turn on the outside light so he can see
closing the door to keep him out of the house (it's a rental)
i think the hardest part is knowing i'll never lose my fingers in his soft fur again
that and i keep picturing him laying at the bottom of the hole
greg and i grieve so differently - we see death differently so we cope in different ways - i kept stroking and talking to bogart at the vet, even after he'd gone and the whole time we prepared his grave. where as greg really didn't want to look at him as to greg he was gone the moment the anaesthetic took effect (poor bogart was then transported wrapped in a blanket in the car boot). there is no wrong or right way to grieve. so i'm not saying he's wrong. just different. i think our methods may prolong the others grief 'though.
ally drew him in her visual diary at school yesterday - so she could look at him if she missed him at school - she wrote my puppe did (my puppy died). she's coping really well - though a little concerned for all our well being. theo says doh doh doh as we went down the steps yesterday - i was teaching him how to say dog. greg and i both cry. i guess it will get less each day.
dogs are so unconditional. greg told one of his workmates last week that bogart was always happy to see him when he got home from work - but that he couldn't guarantee i was - smile. i AM always happy to see him, however i do get cranky and you know what spaniels just don't do cranky!!!
oh well must off and feed theo
thanks for letting me indulge my grief a bit
Monday, 2 June 2008
distinguished i am!
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
after checking with ruth of greenkids/sugafish that she'd be ok with me selling a similar yet different product i've put a few wristlet key fobs up on ozebaby.
plus a custom set for a family i know. the regular girly bits pad has been shortened by about 1cm each end to suit. hope they like them, but then don't mind if they don't cause these would go great in MY stash - lol
happy day all