21 August 2010

deception . . . count the ways . . .

Greetings all,
Well i thought 'deception' might be an interesting title for this day - a federal election no less, quite suitable.  Just thinking how many forms of deception, good, bad & surprising there are.
Starting with this purple patchwork quilt i made from scratch after dinner last night for an early morning pick up.  The customer brief was 'lots of purple', keep it plain & to use a few childhood shots for a 6x6 patchwork quilt for a 21st today.  Done!!  The photo transfer paper worked quite well.  It's actually quite detailed, alas, smoke & mirrors people!!
So i was up at 6a.m. for the school BBQ & cake stall, selling snacks to voters.  Can i please point out - we were on high wind watch & snow alert, yet I still got out of bed to volunteer!!  After planning, shopping, organising & setting up, the day ran smoothly, we sold a zillion sausages & cup cakes, coffee & drinks.  What's the deception, well i see this as easy (even with a migraine, sleep deprivation & dragging 4 children along) but it's actually a lot of work, i just keep being told i make these events low stress & fun.  Yippee.  That is one of those 'perception is reality' deceptions, where i appear to have it all together. 
I'm quite good at making life look easy, but i can assure you, having a husband at war & hearing the news we lost 2 more soldiers, well it breaks my heart & worries me to my core.  In order to not worry the children, i keep how much it affects me, to myself.  I certainly talk to them about what happens, i've never hidden the news from them, they are proud of what their daddy does & are also realistic about the danger.  Alas, my husband is my whole world, these soldiers who were killed yesterday, they were someone's whole world too.   
Now for a sneaky 6y.o. deception . . . as you can imagine, my priority upon arriving home was to shower, get BBQ grease off my face & smoke out of my hair, so i let the children play the Wii.  My eldest daughter went home with another family today, so my son took this opportunity to log on as her Mii on the Wii & play some new games - terribly - in her name.  Then he logged on as himself, played brilliantly & beat all her scores??  He likes his name at the top of the highest score board.  I think that's kind of evil genius deception.  Thankfully, he puts this much competitive energy into his spelling, maths & sport too!!
So after being school-parent-of-the-year today, i glanced over at the reason i do all this P&C stuff, my children, only to find 2 sitting on the roof of my car, one sticking a cup cake to the inside of the windscreen & one completely missing.  I looked at one mother (whose child was leaning out of my car window throwing a ball) & yes, people were watching . . . i said "imagine being the mothers of those children".  I can't even bother to defend my children's actions!! 
Have less political Sundays everyone, love Posie

9 comments:

Thea said...

You never cease to amaze me. I was thinking of you when I heard the sad war news too. Good for mums like you at the local schools. The best part of voting today was the hot dogs we bought. xx

yardage girl said...

Excellent post, and true in so many ways. I thought of you tonight when the news came on - hugs to all of you. I'm looking forward to today being over, and starting fresh tomorrow. I'm amazed at how quickly you can make a quilt - it looks fab - you are the queen of fabric! Have a good night - hope you are relaxing. Nic

Heidi said...

Your so funny, oh your son is good my kids mouths dropped open on his deception that is so funny, He is Cory's new hero, as I was reading it to him I could just see the wheels turning in his head.
I grew up on a farm and let me tell you I think you should have al least one of everything no geese though!!

The Handmaden said...

No deception, we all know you really are the wonder woman you appear to be! Keep up the good work. I will pray for the protection and safe return of your dear man.

notquitecrafty said...

Love the purple quilt, it is beautiful. And well done on the election bbq. This was the first election since my children started school that I haven't been involved (as in been there all day) thanks to p&c politics. And it was nice not to be, but I understand how much hard work it is, so again congrats on finshing the day. Kelli

Kylie said...

Yes - said war news is becoming a weekly thing in these parts at the moment - Hugs my dear. My heart sinks everytime I hear the news and my DH is not even over there (although he did not get home until the wee hours of Saturday morning due to it all:(

Hope that your week improves - appears the country is in limbo as towh our leaders will be. Glad that the fundraiser went well.

moose and bird said...

Your posts are always so entertaining Posie. I hope your week slows down a little after what sounds like a completely mad weekend. xo

Beach Vintage said...

Cupcakes on the window are never good I know from experience. Thanks for all your well wishes for my new shop. xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there Jennie...remember me, I came in and bought some Eiffel Tower hair clips and Buttons off you at Handmade...I have just done a post about those gorgeous clips and buttons!!! I just love them!!! Dzintra♥x