Had a scheduled day off Shop Handmade today, so it went something like this . . . drop 4 children at school, down to the mechanic & hand stitch in the waiting room, back to school for son’s dancing concert (15 minutes – the WHOLE concert), swing by Shop Handmade to pick up paperwork, off to Tania McCartney’s place to drop off submissions & props for Handmade Living photo shoots, back to school for a parent/ teacher interview. Relaxing??
Look at the delightful goodies uber author Tania thoughtfully gave me for my trip, all wrapped up in a gorgeous scarf with a pink velvet ribbon (pink & green are a favourite colour combination!!) Plus some books to read. I'm not a reader, at all, but after the novelty of the first few hours of a 27 hour trip wear off, i'll force myself to read!!
So you thought today was full on?? Thursday includes a full day at Shop, a new driver’s license as mine expires while i'm away, pay bills, buy a laptop for my husband (an Apple Mac which are apparently war-friendly) then home to meet Stacey with fabric after school.
Friday: children to school, puppy to kennels (50km in opposite direction), clean & condition lounges, strip beds/ wash sheets/ dry sheets/ sheets back onto beds, attend midday school Talent Quest, count & record WalkAThon money to each child to work out totals & % highest fundraising class & individual winner, shop for new toothpaste/ knickers/ travel shampoo etc, collect children & their term reports, farewell son’s teacher, remind school the children will miss first week of next term due to my jet setting. I still have this fantasy i have time for a hair cut & facial . . . i can hear you laughing!!
The fridge is almost empty & my children do not accept cheese on toast, anything with eggs or sandwiches as a credible dinner, they ask for vegetables, freaks & don't like McDonalds or pizza!! I'm collecting all the cables & chargers for all the electronics, the hall looks like a pawn shop or 'electric' garage sale!!
It gets better . . . Saturday: clean, pack, run in circles & chase my tail, load the car, take son to party, pop into Shop Handmade for last minute farewells/ purchases/ hugs/ laughter, collect son from party, head to Bowral to nephew’s party, then Sydney for the night (after a day like that who wouldn't want to drive 300km with 4 tired children??)
ALL FOR THIS MOMENT . . . Sunday: wake up, go to airport, sit on plane & relax, read (thanks Tania) & skip off the plane into my husband’s arms in Italy!! I CAN NOT WAIT!! So long, farewell, have a gorgeous month, i'll be back Sunday 25th July - beware the gloating post about my Rome, Venice, Athens, European Summer & 2nd honeymoon to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. I don't have to tell you i'll miss the children, goes without saying, but i put 100% into parenting, i know i can leave 4 well adjusted children with my father-in-law & he'll enjoy them too. Love Posie
PS sorry i've not been visiting blogs & leaving friendly comments lately, the children used up ALL my internet usage, um, 6MB & we're at 1999 net speed, i can barely open blogs & images take days to download, i still love you!! I won't be blogging or computing while away, my gift to my husband, he gets all my love & my full attention!!