Like most long slides ours has ended with the sudden jolt of all being back at work and school. The kids all went back today and came home excited about the year ahead. Bethany in particular has looked forward to the end of the holidays, desperate to be in Year 1, but they have all looked forward to seeing their friends. Now we are back to the life of super early mornings, making many lunches and my old nemesis - homework.
Last week I had the joy of Wednesday and Thursday off thanks to a well timed Australia Day. I slept in until 10am! I felt like a teenager....until I realised that I had wasted half my day, which is not a teenage thought at all. We went to our friends' for a games and pizza night which was so much fun. I paid for my double day off during the week by working on Saturday. I don't really dislike working on a Saturday but it does make for a short weekend, especially when half of Sunday is spent at church. All of Sunday afternoon and evening (apart from the washing and other such mundane tasks) I got busy in the kitchen and made a card. I cooked roasted tomato pasta sauce with tomatoes from friends' veggie gardens (why grow your own when other people's gardens yield far too much for them to eat?), cinnadoodles, felafel and brownies. This is an awful photo of the card I made - I always need to take photos at night!
It is so very hot here. Thankfully, it's hot pretty much everywhere so I can't blame Wagga. I do blame Australia though, why are we here? Inhospitable country. I feel very sorry for Milo outside during the day so I bring him in when I am home. See how grateful he is?
Great news! Jossie has stopped biting her nails - I cut them for the first time in years. Bethany and Toby are still struggling with the habit. I can't see the appeal myself.......
I am desperate to finish The Shadow of the Wind, it is getting so exciting, but I still have to do the ironing..... What I need is a book that can be a paper book, e-book or audio book depending on what I need. So, I could read the paper book when convenient, have it on my phone when I can't carry a book with me and have it on audio when I need my hands and eyes. It has to keep my place, though. I don't want to fiddle about finding where I'm up to when I change formats. I'd buy a book like that.