Sunday, March 30, 2008

for want of a camera..

Dear Daughter (miss 19, now with an 'official' boyfriend) went to Sydney last weekend to visit.

She 'borrowed' the digital camera.

I'm STILL waiting for her to give it back.

So, no exciting pictures this post.

I HAVE made progress on "Insanity", got a little bored with the centre, and started to build a bit of border.

This looks like being the quilt that ate us all (LOL), it will be HUMUNGOUS!!. Maybe it's just that I hve a problem with imagining how big something will be when it is "?? x ##" I need to SEE the dimensions.

This probably won't happen, unless we get giant pattern sheets in quilting magazines that have solid colored lines......red line is for the XX quilt, green is the size of quilt @@@....you get the idea. All of us that are visually challenged could then get out the sheets of patterns and drape them where the quilts would go, then see if the quilt was big enough!!

Our family went to a birthday party yesterday. Cousin J turned 2. It was going to be an afternoon tea in a park near the birthday boy's house. Dues to inclement weather, it was AT the birthday boy's house.

We had 7 of our children there. Apart from 2 other cousins, there were no children over 4. I thinkg the total attendance was 19 children and 30 odd adults. In a two bedroom, first floor walk-up unit.

Interesting party, I sat in a corner and prepped some hex's....and fought the urge to run out of there screaming. It was just too much, even with everyone on best party manners. The food was good though!!

Cousin J and his parents are moving to a house in two and a half weeks....I know his parents are reallly looking forward to it.......a HOUSE with a backyard....FIL will be installing a sand pit!!

That same weekend, we are doing some cosmetic front yard work.....weather permitting

Also to note, the first week of two weeks school holidays has passed. Much easier to handle. Not nearly as stressful as I had feared

Miss 19 works full time, and Master 15 is besotted by busses, so rides them all day. Master (now) 12 goes bike riding with his friends, and miss 10 is off with her friends.

We had a small, family Easter, not too much chocolate.

All in all, things are going OK here.

Gratitudes

Children (mostly) amusing themselves
Family celebrations
doing OK on meds....albeit sleeping 12-15 hours a day
everyone is currently well
*only* one more week of holidays

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