Around here Lately; A Rainy Day Edition.12:21:00
Its looking like a rainy day here for much of the day. This is good on many fronts; one being that I get to wear my pjs all day but not so good for three little tots with energy to burn. The morning has so far been nice a and quiet, but Im sure the late afternoon will be a different story.
So far so good and the TV has just been turned on and I am here typing away sipping on my coffee which is placed just to the left of me. Not my preferred drinking hand but its the side that the kids dont approach me from as I would die if I ruined my computer at the hands of Nescafe.
Its been a while since I have written about what has what is happening around here, or writing about my thoughts on particular topics which I am tempted to do often.
Most of what happens here on a day to day basis is pretty boring I tell you. The daily routine of life really. Eating, cleaning, playing football, playing dolls, drawing, watching tv, cleaning up mess, kinder runs, swimming lessons, cooking, cleaning, washing and did I mention cleaning?
The routine of life can get rather boring here in my little house. But its busy. I dont get much time for writing here so I'm actually loving my life right now. In this moment typing away with a 10 month at my feet demanding my attention...
When I get a chance I love to catch up on Prue. My funniest blog friend going around. Write a post already woman!! I want to know what you are doing! I still love to read my first blog loves in BabyMac and The Beetleshack. Currently still enjoying following the antics of You had us at hello, Kirsten and Jo, Life Love and Hiccups, Kylie and A year in my garden to name a few. Im even slightly excited over sorting washing into not one, but four baskets with Tash. I know I need to get a life!! My good friend and blogging companion Eliza Ellis is also making ground. We started this caper at the same time and this year she is a finalist in the Kidspot Voices of 2015. Clearly someone here knows a bit about this blogging business and Im so very proud of her.
On the gardening front Ive actually got stuff growing again if you can believe it. The brassicas are in and Ive gone against all methods of the organic kind in repelling those flamin' moths... Remember this post...Ive Dippelled them and it felt great. Ive been pottering and pulling out clover weeds, splitting and transferring Iris' and Hellebores and thinking about when Im going to dig up all the Dahlia bulbs. I want to do a better job of it this year for more blooms next year.
Excuse me for a minute while I set up a play dough football oval with my three year old.
Cue daggy elevator music...Ill be back in a minute.
Now I have to make toast for the young lady....
...and make toast for the baby.
Saturdays are filled with Football and we are well into the season. Hugh is right into it. He runs out with Cam and the team at the start of the two's and thinks it is the bees knees. He just got a pair of football boots or shoes as he likes to correct me and he hasn't taken them off, only to sleep.
We are also spending much of the weekends out at the farm which the kids just love. Moving cows and feeding the cows. Edie always lets us know whether they are happy and just loves seeing all the baby Speckled Parks and the big black bull. The kids are getting a lot of use out of the new cubby and sandpit and play in it for hours on end.
(you'll have to tilt your neck and read this one.)
David put a lot of work into the vines over the growing season and the grapes that we produced were right up there and we are already now happily sipping away on the Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. I am loving the new 2014 Tempranillo the best. Cam and Dave are now ploughing through the pruning as well as preparing another four rows of the Riesling vines to be grafted over to more Shiraz. Im trying my hand at a few creative projects on Picture Monkey to try and promote our wine. Watch this space and with a new web page in sight things are getting exciting around here.
Oliver is walking now at 10 months and boy oh boy is he busy. All of a sudden the house is being viewed from another perspective and everything is new again. Im finding I have to move things and hide things a lot more than I did with the other two.
Im still breastfeeding and am in a mini predicament with myself about when I am going to stop. Im slowly reducing feeds and have pretty much cut out day time feeding. Its more out of convenience and the ease at which I can put him to sleep by feeding him. First world problems!!
Im going to start giving him milk to try. He is going through a tin of formula a week at the moment and Im thinking at 1$ a litre, milk is going to save me at least enough spare change for a good cafe coffee or two. Its all about the coffee!!
Wow there you go....A good old rambling here in the Paddock and a few unrelated photos just for some visuals. Its taken 4 hours from woe to go with many disruptions in between. The kids are rather annoyed at me now for neglecting them and have payed me back by tipping all the duple out on the floor. I think Ill repay them with a passionfruit slice we will bake together in a jiffy. Id better just clear the dishes first. See...here we go again...
Im going to leave you with this link to a post I read yesterday that really resonated with me about motherhood and that finally there is someone else out there, despite the little day to day challenges and what seems like endless pooey nappies, still thinks being a mum is on the whole rather EASY and AWESOME at the same time!! Who would have thought?? Read it. You will love it. (PND aside, by having this opinion I have no intention of offending any readers who have experienced this. Its just my own personal opinion and experience) Sorry I just thought id better say that!
Thanks a million for visiting today.
Should I do more ramblings like this?