I am sooo over Christmas and the left overs. Honestly if I see another slice of chocolate cheese cake or peice of egg roll I might scream. I seem to be battling the cleaning and washing and ironing while still trying to find time for me. Something has to give soon and I strongly suspect it might be me!!
I was in the vegie garden by 6.45 am this morning. It is stinking hot again so thought I should get the beans picked before they fried on the plants. I needed the break – the kids slept in (they watched a movie until late last night) and Ashley was still asleep when I slipped out the door and it was so nice to have time to myself.
Ashley spent a couple of hours working out how to load music onto my MP3 Player with success after lots of words I won’t repeat. You are lucky to have loaded CD’s onto your Ipod already Alice. At the moment I am listening to Roy Orbison for two reasons. 1. I like it. 2. It’s the only CD Ashley has loaded for me.
I debated for some time to put in the “negative” aspect – namely the stresses and strains – of Christmas in my last post but looking at the comments I’m glad I did. This is a real blog – my life as it happens with all the joys, fears and emotions that happen to me. To write any other way would be to deny who and what I am. It was nice to hear that some had a wonderful Christmas they way it should be with lots of love and laughter and looking at Alice’s photos – food. How many leftovers do you have Alice?
And so on that cheerful note some promised photos. I won’t bore you with the 200 or so that we took – thank goodness we have digital camera – some were truly awful….lol.
Each year we take a photo – well several actually – of the children in their Christmas finery and silly hats. This is this years effort.
Elise – unwrapping the sewing machine we gave her. She has vowed and declared that she doesn’t enjoy sewing – but later that afternoon I heard her using it. Nicola received one as well and her was going to. By the end of the afternoon I think Ashley was longing for the sounds of a battery drill or car engine…lol.
Two guesses who spent Christmas taking photos – and no it wasn’t just me. This is our old digital camera and the kids can play with it as much as they like. Yes they are cracks you see on the lens. My bag dropped off the hook I had it on when I was on camp with Elise in Melbourne. I had both cameras in it at the time, but only this one cracked. Fortunately neither crack interfers with the photos.
PS Some of James’s photos turned out really well. Could we have a budding photographer in the family???