No, I’m not in a coma, just taking a break from blogging. To tell you the truth I have been a little out of it. With Lachlan starting school soon, I have been trying to not think of my family going their seperate ways. My family will never be the same. I know that it isn’t the end of the world, but I’m just saying how it is.
Today we picked up Cassandra’s new glasses. We had her tested last week and discovered that she has terrible eye sight. She now has glasses, and will also have a patch soon. She has pretty pink glasses. She was thrilled to get glasses, I think that she sees them as a fashion accessory.
Of course we had Christmas. We had lunch here with my parents, Jared’s parents and grandparents and a friend. The highlight for me was seeing so many at Church, nice! I was also able to eat chocolate again, yay! It became easy to resist after a month or so of not eating it. I made a promise to God since Sept, it doesn’t make me holier than though, it was just something I had to do. Now I will need to give up diet coke, and have chocolate on occassion. I must say that the two together makes me rather nervy. I am a poster girl for a heart attack waiting to happen. I will do my best to be responsible.
Steph has done more crochet, this time for a little girl’s 6th birthday. You can lift up the lids for three of them.She also went to her room and came out with a bear. She said “Oh, it doesn’t look like the pattern”, yeah right Steph, it looks great. So she went off and made a matching girl bear.We have also celebrated Lachlan’s 13th birthday. He read the Bible in Church for his Bible, he read very well. We gave him a pocket knife (which we choose in Geneva). I misplaced it for 24 hrs, and I will never hear the end of it from my in-laws. Of course he may never even pretend to threaten anyone with it, or lend it to anyone. This is a banner that I made for any male birthday’s. My mother in-law thinks that I have become a buddist (no way). I have a pretty pastle one to hang for the girls. These are really easy to make, and unlike some of the cheap looking (but expensive) ones in shops, mine is double backed. Trace out a triangle, cut two of every pattern. Sew up and down the sides (material right sides together), and flip out to right side and iron. Of course you haven’t sewn the flat top yet, but you can just encase that in the bias binding. This is so easy, but so cute.I had Steph and Lachlan at the Presbyterian Youth camp, which they loved, and then we went to Bright for a weeks holiday. Spotted in between, we met up with friends, had sleep overs for the remaining children, and went for lots of swims.
The best thing in Bright was the river, we swam in it everyday (except for Jared). I made the children have a buddy, but I was like an eagle watching all of the time.We visited Mt Beauty, Bogong and other beautiful mountains, but it was just too hot to do too much more. Thankfully we had good airconditioning in the place we were renting.
On a sad note for us is the fact that my “Keepers at Home” buddy Lian has moved to greener pastures. I will miss her very much. The church gave her a preserving pot as a “All the best” gift, I hope that she liked it. (We were away for the farewell).
What to do now? Visit G’ma and Pa, clean up, a new pole for the tent….and so on. See you soon.