21 October 2011

things i'm loving . . . 'finding fun'

Greetings all,
Can you believe my husband has been in Afghanistan for a month already??!!  I'm finding plenty of fun ways to keep busy, happy, distracted & positive . . . i do have tears as well, i'm not made of stone, i'm just very well practised in this routine of solo parenting 4 children while my husband is away at war.  Thanks for your support bloggers!!  One amazing blogger Cherry Red Quilter has gathered her troup of seamstresses to sew laundry bags for our troops, thanks Jan-Maree, you're a doll!!
I have always found sewing projects = avoid boredom.  A young lady ordered a lllloooonnnngggg pencil roll in Babushka fabrics from the last Handmade Market.  I delivered!!  
 Like the pencil & texta combination to fill the 16 pockets??
 First week of term 4, my primary school children have a new 'focus of inquiry' . . . 'outer space'.  This is not my forte & i wish my i-can-navigate-by-the-stars husband was around.  He might also ace camping, but i totally nailed glamping!!  Anyway, i can make some fun bunting & hand flags for Team Gravity.  I'm the teacher's pet-parent!!  
 How much fun are giveaways & swaps in blogland??!!  I am in an international swap with NZ Green Buttons blog, who sent this parcel of kiwi goodness.  Thanks Louana!!  Check out the play NZ money, maps, badges, stationery, chocolates . . .
 meanwhile i'm busy at the post office, this is my 4th parcel to handsome soldier.  This random box includes a diary, wind up kangaroo, moisturiser, soft-thick-luxurious-daddy-toilet-paper, a little softie & some meusli bars. 
 Finally, still losing myself in the Dottie Angel book, she's a fellow Babushka fan.  I've added more Russian Nesting Doll goodness to my collection this week too.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour around my head this week, Things I'm Loving is finding fun in my world.  Those who know me will be shocked i'm reading so much, it's the sunshine & my new slow down attitude. 
Don't forget my latest giveaway, it includes a Babushka fabric pencil roll.  Follow my blog now as i have new giveaways coming up with Sesame Street Wii games & hello . . . Donna Hay products!!  Stay tuned. 
Special shout out to Julie-Ann who featured me on her Decorating Forum all week, thank you, 'twas fun & welcome new readers - i believe i've taught you a some tricks from day beds to glamping.  Love Posie
PS PaisleyJade hosts things i'm loving each Friday, go check out her last few posts, she is one amazingly dedicated, cool mummy of 4, you should see what she made for her son's birthday (crocheted gift, layer cake & party games!!)

27 comments:

tinajo said...

Sounds and looks like things are going as well as they can - and time does fly; before you know it he´ll be back (even though it seems long now)! :-)

Take care! :-)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Your handsome soldier is so luck he has a loving wife at home to send him parcels of love. Loving that pencil roll too - surely he needs one of those too...well maybe not but it is cute!

Kerryanne English said...

I know you are not made of stone Posie... far from it. How hard it must be for you to stay positive and happy while keeping busy as a solo mum. I think you do an amazing job. Handsome soldier husband must adore those parcels from home.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Felicity said...

Wow! Wow! and more Wow!

I know that many of us in Blogland will be shaking our heads in amazement at how you not only keep it all together with your hubby away at war but embellish your life [and others] with loveliness.

You are a true treasure and one I'm proud to call friend.

xx's

Mimi said...

You are an amazing positive wife and mum. Every time I read your posts I am inspired by your positivity Posie. Thank you!
Mimi xx

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh Posie, that babushka pencil roll is just beautiful, love it! And oh love, wish I could give you a big hug, so I'll send a virtual one down instead. You're an amazing woman coping like you do, having a husband away so often is a challenge that not too many of us have to face... or even could face. Hope you have a lovely weekend Posie :o) xoxo

Mum on the Run said...

I love that care package.
Not as much as I bet your man does though.
:-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Always fun....what a great care package....love the tp

Amy said...

So one month down, only 8 to go?

Loving that Babushka pencil roll, I think I need to talk to you about making some for my kids. Much nicer than the felt pencil rolls I make them

xx

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Your positive attitude is so inspiring...love that you can still find joy in everyday life while your handsome soldier is away xx

Kathryn said...

I have how you always find a way to stay positive!

Kristy said...

I relate with boredom = sewing. I love sewing. Time can go so fast. If I need to DO something, I love to sew. I can't imagine having a deployed husband with a child, much less 4 children. How do you do it?!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What a great care package. I am sure your husband loves getting them. I used to send Anzac bickies homemade in a ziplock bag and they seemed to survive ok - DH was in Iraq over the summer, you probably have more options seeing as it is going into winter. I never ended up making one for my husband when he was overseas but I thought it would be a great idea for a care package - http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2007/12/cake-in-a-jar-s.html

mel @ loved said...

That month sure has gone fast! Sounds like you are doing very well at keeping busy & distracted, I can't see a single picture on your post thanks to our dud go slow computer at the moment, but it all sounds fabulous, and I'll be back to look when speed picks up! Thank you, thank you for our lego guy, he arrived yesterday & is all snapped into shape, the boys LOVE him!! Have a brilliant weekend..x

Maxabella said...

My kids would put each pencil back in it's own little holder about as often as I would... but man it would be nice! x

Maxabella said...

PS - are you absolutely certain you are not made of stone? I can't imagine anyone more resilient and weather-worthy as you. x

Feronia said...

Your fantastic attitude is just amazing, Posie! I'm so glad I found your blog :)

Leonie said...

You are AMAZING!! what a positive attitude you have and such dedication to everything, kids hubby and school!
Loving all those goodies you are sending your hubby and of course loving the box from NZ :)

Sam said...

Sounds like you're making the time go fast by keeping busy, well done, you are so positive and inspiring.xSam

Ms. Kate said...

Love the babushka dolls <3

Hazel said...

I can't even imagine how tough it must be for you and your children. The pencil holder is the bomb!

Anonymous said...

My goodness you have been a busy Vegemite this week:). I love your positive attitude Jenni and have loved featuring your blog on the Decorating Forum this week. I can't wait to see what the Donna Hay giveaway is:)

Magi said...

Thanks for a great week of blogging! You certainly are spreading the sunshine.

nrkp said...

Hi Posie, I love the pencil roll & the care parcel for your husband & how you stay so positive. I hope you have a great weekend. KP

Paula said...

What a creative, driven and positive person you are. Thanks also for your lovely comment, Posie :)

Miss Prudence said...

a desert cam kit roll ! He would LOVE it!!!

Lots of good loving here - giggle at your side bar re kids obeying! I too am powerful like that!!!

PaisleyJade said...

I loooove russian dolls!! Those pencil wraps are fabulous!! You are amazing coping like you do on your own. xoxo