30 November 2011
-I cleared my wall and made a fresh start on new work. A commission for a friend, I'm loving it the more I get into it. Almost ready to stitch.
-We celebrated Thanksgiving in our usual way with our fellow ex-pat friends. I'm sorry I haven't gotten round to all y'alls blogs (homesick southern speak...) to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving in a timely manner...I do hope you all had a lovely holiday!
-Eowyn has decided eating meat makes her sad (except for sausages, apparently). We are fine with that, we aren't overly carnivorous and have been trying to expand Eowyn's diet beyond pasta with cheese (she would eat this 24-7). Stir-fried veg with tofu was a success, veggie burgers not so much.
-In sympathy for her sister Leilani has also decided she is vegetarian. Except for "wolf-chicken." Wolf-chicken is whatever meat she happens to be eating at the time (limited to chicken nuggets and sausages for this child). In her words, "I call it wolf-chicken so Eowyn won't feel sad." She has been heard at a restaurant trying to convert another 4 yr old to her twisted form of vegetarianism while at the same time consuming wolf-chicken. Anyway...
-I'm trying to keep up this blog and keep up with my blogging buddies rather unsuccessfully lately...3 more weeks of the school year to go, then holidays, sweet holidays. I'm planning to spend a lot of time in my pyjamas.
29 November 2011
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02 November 2011
Despite the non-committal nature of Geelong weather (and complete neglect) our garden looks decidedly spring. My sweet little girls have taken to imaginary bush fairy games, collecting baskets of flowers (mostly weeds) and scattering their floral bounty through the house. I find plants in their pockets, in the car, school bags, in their beds, under my pillow...Leilani collected little daisies on two occasions and brought them to me, gushing, as she does, "Mummy, these are for you to draw!!!"
It is a welcome chance to celebrate creation, draw a little, play with a slightly different palette...almost...
Not to mention when an art activity is initiated by Leilani she is less inclined to be impatient with me.
Thank you dear friends for your comments on my last post. All of you have been here with me for the long haul and your support near and far is valued more than I know how to say.
daisy buds, sepia
and a link:
Meg's Superbly Wordy Black Fairy Wrens