7 September 2009

Bits and pieces

I haven't been blogging much lately, i will use the common excuse of being too busy. have started back work a couple of days a week and it has thrown a temporary spanner in my routine, I will have to get back into the working Mum thing real fast. I also think the fact that I have had Seamus home with me for soooo long hasn't helped at all. We counted today, 72 days since he first started coughing, we have dubbed it the thousand dollar cough, because by the time we add up specialists, blood tests, xrays and Dr's visits it will be that and then some. I don't really care about the costs though. I just want him well again and doing the things normal boys do at this age. He is feeling yucky about himself too, poor kid, he feels tired all the time and gets cranky quite easily because of it, not his normal state of being, he has also put on weight because of his inactivity which is getting him down. Keep telling him as soon as he is back to running around again he will be fine. We are off to Adelaide tomorrow to the ENT Dr to put a camera down his throat. It's been a process of elimination. Paddy will come with us too as the same Dr will be the one who will take his tonsils out. Other than that the rest of us are well, thank goodness, touch wood etc...
This little bundle arrived at my door the other day, gotta love etsy. The colours are gorgeous autumnal shades ( see Coco, I used that word,lol)with little owls and apples and trees. I am going to make a chenille quilt(I think that's the name of it anyway, it's not made of chenille, were you join the pieces gets that effect) 'cause it is quick and fairly easy to make and that is just down my alley. I don't have the time or the patients to do a large complicated project. Bren picked me freesias from our garden, a lovely reminder of the warmer days to come, not that I don't love winter, it's my favourite season but early spring is great too, before it gets too hot and there is still lots of moisture around but you get the odd day to feel the sunshine on your face. The weather never worried me back home when we lived by the coast because even in the middle of summer we still had reasonably regular rainfall adn a fresh evening breeze, here is just hot and dry and I hate hot and dry with a passion, no desert dwelling for this girl.
Lots of blown out areas in this, it was really windy and kept blowing the shade of the tree out of the way and blowing the flowers over,lol, don't care I still think they are pretty.
Proof of organic gardening practices,lol

The coughing boy himself

Saturday night was spent at the Marks' for a final farewell dinner. Our family is going to miss them and I am going to cry. It takes me a long time to make a really good friends, that's me I guess. I envy people who can breeze in and have every one a bestie for life in minutes. I'm not one of those people. Not that I don't get along well with most people it's just that those real, lasting friendships take me time to nurture and grow. Kathryn is one of those people who I have known for several years(four and a half to be exact) but have grown to love and trust more over the last few years, and now she is leaving. I am happy for her to be moving to a new town, that part is all very exciting but I will miss her like crazy. We all had a lovely time Saturday night, the men drank red wine and talked (and talked, any woman would have been proud to chat continuously for that long,lol) the kids hung out, watched DVDs and ate, then Mum's and kids played cards then we all went outside for sparklers.
this shot of Dan reminds me of the lines of that song whose name I have temporarily forgotten "I see the light surrounding you"

three sparklers at once

I could say several not so polite things about Joseph having two heads/faces
but I shall keep them to myself :-)

What a sparkler looks like held still.

Well that's it, think I have caught up with most of what has been happening, can't wait to get back into the creative groove again, after this week hopefully I will have a little time back to myself.
Oh and sorry if the typing is a little off, my finger and a sharp knife had disagreement last night.


coco said...

oh my darling Susy,
Isn't autumnal such a delicious word?

Boy you have packed quite a lot in to your blog post. I really feel for you that Kathryn is leaving. I know she feels the same about you. I must admit , I found you quite easy to get to know. You are so open and warm and giving and so much more. I miss that beautiful smile and I know Kathryn will too.x love the snail pic. sorry about your finger. can i kiss it better? love you

Melissa Goodsell said...

I really adore your fabric and what a great snail photo!

Sam said...

Love your pictures Susy. Especially the one with the three sparkler circles. Magic!

Wish I could smell those pretty Freesias too...they look beautiful.

Have a lovely day,

Katrina said...

Been cruising through the blogs I regularly read and jumped through to here from Donna's.
Hope you've found some answers for your sick one!
Had forgotten how amazing your photo's are, was good to be seeing them again.

vtpuggirl said...

Gorgeous photos, hope they get to the bottom of his cough poor thing.

Can We Be Frank said...

Susy, I have not gotten that box sent out to you yet. The back to school costs outweighed my budget. Still have it ready, just waiting for a more appropriate time.