Life is pretty good at the moment. Only one week to go till the September holidays, when we can do this all the time if we want to.
I had a birthday last week. Yes, 25 (again). Tom24 turned up at school before period 1 and gave me this book. I was stoked. I saw that it had been released a week or so ago and I was seconds away from putting it on my kindle app, but then I remembered I was having a ‘no spend’ day; plus I have about 20 books on my ipad that I haven’t read yet. I decided to buy it in the future. SO happy that I don’t have to wait.
The crocheted snowman was given to me by one of my year 9 EAL girls from China. When I came into the classroom announcing it was my birthday and giving them all vegan lollies I’d made, (my theatre class has 3 vegans in it, so I have to keep them happy and I wasn’t going to make different things for all my classes… I am but one woman), she raced back to her locker and brought back the keychain. I’ve put it on my lanyard for work keys, which means that I’ll never lose track of them again. That snowman is HUGE.
That night Ryan21 came over from Brunswick to spend the evening with me. I put this on Facebook but I’ll pop it here as well:
You know how sometimes you spend time with someone and you come away from it feeling so fortunate to know them? Had dinner tonight with my 3rd son, Ryan21.
We spend time one on one infrequently… one of the few downsides of having a big family.
Anyway, we took the dogs to the beach, he saw Poppy’s hysterical devotion to the Tennis Ball, we came home and cooked the cauliflower cheese he was craving, we just sat and gas bagged and told stories and laughed…
Honestly, he is one of the smartest, most emotionally intelligent, sweetest, funniest people I know. True… I made him so I’m biased, but I’d willingly spend time with him anywhere/anytime.
This was one of the best birthday nights I’ve had, just spending time with my son and eating cauliflower and macaroni cheese and drinking wine. I’m one of the luckiest people on the planet. 🙂
In other news, we finally got town planning permission for the townhouses we’re putting up on the old block. Evan19 is planning one big birthday bash at the house, then he’ll be moving back here because apparently it’s so expensive to move out and be responsible for all the bills, etc. Wow… who knew?
It’s a sparkling spring morning here today, so the plan is to hit ‘publish’ on this post and then get out of these pjs, get ready for the day and take the dogs for a good long walk on the beach. I have a couple of people coming to pick up furniture they’ve bought from me on Gumtree and then the boys will be down for Family Fun Night tonight. I’m thinking of making Turkish bread and lots of dips, just for something a little different.
Yep, life’s good. (Though it’d be better if Poppy didn’t insist on barking like a maniac every time a dog walks past the house…)
Thermomix post: Those of you with the ‘Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families’ book, it has the best zucchini slice recipe I’ve come across. Finally I can make a delicious zucchini slice that people actually want to eat.
Finance post: The Packet Drawer PERFECT for Skinflint Sunday! Plus, strategy #1 has changed my life. OMG! Tried it and so did David22 and breakfasts in the Frogdancer house have been revolutionised. I’m one happy camper. 🙂