Friday, 30 January 2009

Sisterly love

My little sister, or should I say my younger sister because she is way taller than me, and I just had a sister chat. It is nice to be able to be close to her even though we are so far away. I guess it is good for her too to have someone other than her friends to talk to. It feels good that she trusts me with her secrets and is so loving for a teenager. I hope that my girls have the same kind of relationship when they are older.

Yesterday I snapped some pictures of the girls together. Hollie wanted to hold Jessica even though Jessica is far too big to be held. They had a lovely cuddle together and it was just so sweet. If only they could stay still long enough for some good photos. They simply adore eachother. It makes all the hard work of being a mother worthwhile.

Monday, 12 January 2009

The sound of mowing

It seems to be such an Aussie thing; the sound of a mower on a summer's evening. My darling hubby is mowing now. The rain has made the grass so long and there hasn't been much dry weather to be able to get the mower out. I love the smell of freshly cut grass. I love the way a nicely mowen lawn looks. It seems to make everyhing look fresh and it gives me such a good feeling. Such a feeling of satisfaction even if I wasn't the one doing the job.
Oh it is the simple things that bring me such a good feeling and sense of fulfillment. I guess that is the whole point to life, enjoying the small things and the goodness you have been given and I have been truely blessed.

Monday, 5 January 2009

The monsoon is here

It is raining here in the outback. We have had rain since Friday. It looks like it will be here for a while yet. While I welcome the rain because the heat and my pregnancy didn't mix too well, I am struggling a bit with what to do with the kids. They are fed up with being inside and I can completely understand. Jessica wants to escape all the time and while they have enjoyed splashing in the puddles outside it rained most of yesterday and there wasn't time to get out and splash. Today, hooray, the library is open so that will be a trip to town and something else apart from the lounge room. Hollie is obsessed with the T.V. so we are limiting that to playschool of a morning and an afternoon. We are planning on buying the kids some gumboots today if we can find anywhere in town that sells them that small.

This is our first wet season here. It will be an amazing sight to fly over all the green grass when I go to Brisbane to have the baby. A very different sight to the usually dry, wheat coloured grasses we usually drive past on our way to the big smoke. I want to take a drive out to the river today to have a look and take some photos. If it really is a wet season and the river floods it will be good to have some photos before it does. Always the scrapbooker.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Is it nesting?

I'm due in 9 weeks!!! Wow time has flown. I can't believe it is so close. My darling hubby thinks that I'm nesting alredy because I am in the middle of completing a total reorganisation of all my scrapbooking supplies and equipment. It is a total re-do. I must admit that I have never really had a system or anyting formal. I have just bought supplies and put them with other like supplies. Now I have a uniform system with standard size boxes for certain things and I am feeling so much better about my space. The next thing is to do all the hard tidying up. You know the bit that you get too and it's almost a case of giving up or throwing it all out. That's where I am at the moment. I also have to get a new desk and bookcase but that has to wait until one of hubby's friends returns from holidays so we can use her ute. I'm so excited.
So I don't think it's nesting. I think it is using my time effectively because with three kids under 3 and hubby back at work I won't have the time to do this kind of mamoth job. Just wait til I wash all the baby clothes, then you'll know I'm nesting.