Monday, 29 April 2013

Belly Flop

Hmmmm... I started out this blogging venture nice and strong but have dwindled.

 Not a lot has really changed.

 My vegetable garden is still just a patch of dirt. I dug through some new soil not this weekend just gone but the previous one and moved the truss for the tomatoes and beans. I've bought some seedlings and have been nurturing them in their punnets, really must get them in the ground soon. The chooks are still laying well, and actually escaped out into the neighbours yard last week and were roosting on a stump in their back yard when we went down to put them away.

 We've been sussing out and refining our skills with the bread maker and are getting consistently good results. I'm loving waking up in the mornings on the weekend to a house full of the smell of fresh bread and then having hot fresh bread for breakfast!

 My crafting is coming along slowly. I'm having a go at appliqué for the first time on one of my current projects, and then Im still doing more embroidery (absolutely loving it!) and will eventually get around to doing this baby quilt on my to do list before the baby is born and celebrating its first birthday!! I wish I could set aside more time in the day to do more.

 And on the fitness front I have started back doing my exercise and hitting the gym. 24/7 gym access with Snap Fitness is something I have to admit I do enjoy even though I am only using it at normal times. I have re-discovered my complete lack of upper body strength and an determine to develop some!!

 Well that's a fairly decent update of all the things that haven't really changed. One of these days Ill log on on my computer instead of just through the iPad and look into pretty-fying a little more and adding so pictures.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Missing home...

Currently hanging out in a motel room and missing home a little. As part of my job I sometimes spend a few nights away from home servicing schools that are further away. I'm currently at the end of day 2 of my 4 day trip and would be happy to go home tomorrow. I find one night is okay, two is okay, but the third night I always want to go home. I've had a productive few days though and been able to get most of the paperwork and admin side of my school visits sorted while at the schools, so all going well I can keep it up, and spend less time working on it on Friday when I'm back in the office. Maybe even swindle myself and early mark! Though I doubt it.

We are starting to plan out next trip to the canarvans. The wonderful group of ladies I exercise with went for a long weekend last year and had an amazing time. I can't waitntondonit again, though it won't be until October. Will try and set up my camping supplies and build up my fitness and endurance so I can blitz the trip this time. I was very proud of my efforts last time. Did 20ish km walking for the day. My aim for October will be to run sections!!

I'm a little sleepy, but need to make sure I go to sleep so I'm not tired for tomorrow. I'd much rather stay up reading my new book all night, but unfortunately that's not an option mid week.mwill count down to Friday when I can do that.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

A green thumb I will grow...

I started my grading venture today. I have a history of severe brown thumb to the point where I have even killed a cactus! So it will be interesting to see how this turns out.

I've bought some seedlings of a variety of different veges, a Cousin It plant and my lovely husband has organised for some garden soil to get delivered next week to mix in to what's already there. I spent an hour or so today turning over the soil that is there and set the sprinkler on it got a while. Will turn it over again tomorrow and then next week before I mix in the new stuff, then I should be ready to start planting. The chives and some parsley seem to have survived from the last attempt so hopefully they will continue to grow.

I don hope it all works and I am able to grow something!

Friday, 12 April 2013

We have screen doors!!!

I got home from work this afternoon to find that our screen doors have finally arrived and been fitted to the front and back doors. I am SOOOOO excited (I think this is yet another one of those signs that Im starting to grow up and be all adult) and can't wait for tomorrow as we have fresh breeze flowing through the house all day. Not to mention the additional fresh air that will be moving through the house when Phoenix and Raven (the cats) do their business in the litter tray!
It's also been rather fun this afternoon watching the cats get a bit closer to the dogs (Chook and Duck) through the back screen...

I guess now is a good a time as ever to formally introduce my fur (and feathered) family. There are 8 of them in total. 2 cockatiels Darcy and Bundy, 2 cats Phoenix and Raven, 2 dogs Chook and Duck, and finally 2 chooks Rufus and Fido. We have a boy and girl in each pair... Keeps things nice and even I think. The cats and purely inside and the dogs are purely outside, so apart from a few short encounters through the front screen door at our old house they never really meet each other, so it will be interesting to see how their relationships develop as Chook and Duck like to hang out and sleep at the back door.

I'm determined to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight. Despite being completely exhausted each afternoon and planning an early night I still haven't been going to bed until midnight or so, so now (as its already 9pm) Im going to head off for a shower, and snuggle up in bed to read a bit of my ebook before having a lovely sleep. Looking forward to waking up to the smell and taste of hot fresh bread (got a loaf in the break maker set to finish at 8am).

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Well hello there...

Well hello, and welcome to my blog. This is my first post and I'm a little excited about starting my blogging venture though am finding it very frustrating to do on my iPad as it keeps not letting my type!! It also doesn't help that Ive decided to start playing with it when I have only 10% battery left!!I hope you (if there is anyone out there reading) enjoy updates on my sewing, terrible attempt at gardening (as I attempt to re start the vege patch my parents made me which I proceeded to kill), bread making ventures (recently acquired a bread maker), crazy stories about my diverse fur family and share with me as I begin the next chapter of my life with my new husband (married 3months....oh my gosh where has that time gone??) and starting a family.Now, Im off to find my charger, and see if I can find away to get this process more user friendly on the iPad!!