Finally I think I’ve reached the point where I’ve shaken off the worst of my illness.
Boy!howdy! it knocked me about.
I’ve been channelling sedate and relaxed, so not a great deal has been going on, but here are some low-key highlights …
After ExtremeProcrastination, I unravelled the way-too-long sleeves of the six year jumper and recommenced knitting.
Please Universe, make the very finite wool supply last to the bitter end.
Joaquim has made a re-appearance (who knew possums hibernated? we’d hoped he’d found a new family to terrorise) and decimated the parsley.
So we’ve admitted defeat and are attempting a parsley crop in the kitchen.
Already I have found TWO caterpillars, which makes me wonder if the plagues we’ve had in the past have originated on the plants themselves and not high-flying moths.
The most excellent Prudence shared her super-secret pumpkin scone recipe and I plan to whip up a batch this weekend.
Given Don’s complete lack of enthusiasm for anti-fatigue mats in the kitchen, I purchased supremely comfy footwear for kitchen use and thus have brought everlasting shame to Bessie.
Acquired Bessie’s Year 10 formal dress. Thankfully Joan directed proceedings in a most excellent manner and we were done in less than 2 hours.
Dress is very pretty, very retro and suits her very well. Now we must find shoes.
Meeting at school tomorrow morning to discuss Joe/Frank’s less than stellar exam results and how the school can support him going into the HSC. I very much appreciate how proactive they are about these things.
There is some talk about splitting Year 12 over 2 years, which J/F is totally not on board with.
Hopefully he might realise it is time to attempt more than a 2 on the 10 point “how much effort am I putting in” scale.
There is a tropical island family (well, Joan and Joe/Frank, sans Bessie) vacation in our not-too-distant future. I think we are all desperately in need of it.
Booked flights last evening and now are awaiting a response from Qantas as to why Joan’s ticket, booked 3 minutes after ours (on the same flight and both via Qantas website) was $90 cheaper (per ticket) than ours.
Still … holiday!!!!