16 December 2011

things i'm loving . . . 'treats & goodness'

Greetings all,
I've possibly cried more this week than ever, i really miss my husband.  All this festive  'family' orientated vibe only reminds me of who will be absent at the Christmas table this year - my Mummy's Alzheimer's has stolen her away & my husband will be overseas.  I'm just focussing on the children & riding their new shiney bikes!!  If you get the chance to see the New Year's Eve movie, it's great, but think of me when you follow Halle Berry's story (to the end)!! 
I'm taking time to treat myself, facials, massages, walking away from passive aggressive mums . . . stop messing with me, i know better!!  My hands are sore but i'm stocking up on fabrics for future projects - Lotta Jansdotter - you are about to be quilted, hexagons i think, later this Summer.
 I needed new tongs (read: i loathe our tongs, they jam closed) & was thrilled to pick up these beauties for $3 at the supermarket!!  Little things make me happy. 
 While my car is having a major service, it was cheaper to hire a car than get a cab home, so i've been enjoying this new Mitsubishi Outlander, i like it!!
 Loving the extra pretty stationery at Kikki-K & their 25% off days . . .
 & 15% off at Peter Alexander, come on, Babushka pyjamas, as if i could resist!!
 It's official, i'm collecting pears.
 Reading in bed, using her glasses just like she's meant to.
 Ending my evenings with candles & calm.
So PaisleyJade, that is what I'm Loving this week.  You can find those candle paper bags here & if you're into IKEA toys or love baking with Donna Hay, check out my current giveaways below.  Love Posie

26 comments:

Patty C. said...

Your hubby will be home before you know it - & i am sure you are in his thoughts! !

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Ahhh Posie... it is indeed a sad time of year if someone you love is absent from your daily life. Glad to see you are enjoying the simple pleasures in life!
Sending you great big supportive squeezy hugs xx

Sarah B said...

Hugs for you Posie. It can be such a tricky time of year. Hopefully hubby will be home next year and that will be here before you know it x

Leonie said...

Oh Jennie, I really feel for you.
You are an amazing inspiration.
I am dreadfully homesick this week and struggling to get into the Christmas spirit without our family and its so hard to watch everyone else make plans and have their family so much a part of that.
But I can't complain, after not having hubby with us for 8 months we do have him with us for Christmas (and his birthday) and we are grateful for that.
Sending you lots of love and hugs and will be thinking of you over Christmas.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

So glad to see that you are taking time out to pamper yourself - you need to be kind to yourself, especially at times like this. Wish I could wizz him home for you all and I know he would love to be with you all too. Hang in there.....

Fiona said...

Hi Jennie.. Oh big hug to you.. you deserve all the tongs, all the fabric, all the pretty stationery that you could possibly want.. take it easy x Fiona

Alannah said...

sometimes the little things make us the happiest. Your husband will be there in spirit. I spotted the babooshka pj's on the Peter Alexander website after I placed an order for all six of the family, so hopefully they will be available next year!

The Moerks said...

Jennie, I am sending a virtual big hug, a box of soft tissues and hand rub. It must be very hard at this time of year to be alone with the kids. Roll on hubby's return.

Miss Rosie said...

Look at that fabric, gosh it is beautiful.

wishing you and the little posies lots of hugs in the lead up to Christmas

Tania McCartney said...

All gorgeousness except the crying and passive aggressive (abhorrent! weak!) people parts. So important to do things that make you feel wonderful right now. Hugs. xx

Mum on the Run said...

Oh love.
I can't even imagine how hard it is to know that your other half (or one ver significant sixth of the family) won't be with you at Christmas.
I can understand how it would take the shine off things a little (or a lot).

I've always been in awe of your strength, but nobody can be that strong all the time.

Sending you lots of warmth and sparkle.

Good on you for steering clear of no-good drama that you don't need and lapping up some simple delights.
:-) xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Darling Jennie...a big hug to you through cyberspace...keep focussing on your children, they will keep you going and uplifted...I envy your new tongs!!! I'm thinking of you...love to you...Dzintra xoxoxo

Jen R said...

Big hugs to you Posie xx

Bridget said...

Wishing you lots of virtual company this year. Lots of hugs xx

Posie Patchwork said...

The PA Babushka jammies had sold out on line so i went in store, very limited sizes too. Love Posie

Jane said...

Oh Jennie. I really feel for you, Sweetheart. Sending you a huge Hobart ♥ tonight. J x

ally said...

Love that material!!
I feel for you and your beautiful family - so glad he can read the words of love from far away - and see all the beautiful pics.

Calico Child said...

Sending you big hugs Posie before you know it he will be home try & stay uplifted :) x

Taylor Made said...

Sorry to hear you have been sad...it certainly is a tough time for you....keep indulging yourself and being strong for the kids...Hope you get to spend time with good friends that can hold you up when you need it. x

TexWisGirl said...

your daughter is beautiful in those glasses!

i am hoping you are still getting some help (medically) for your hands situation!

and i know how the holidays bring up loss and heartaches and melancholia...

Melissah from Country Style Chic said...

I'm sorry you won't have your husband home at Xmas but you've got great kids to keep you cheery & merry at Christmas time!
x
Melissah

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

hello lovely! thinking of you these holidays. we're away over x'mas/new year - but would love to have you all over in the new year for a bbq and swim. sending you loads of hugz from the other side of town.
c xxx

Amanda said...

Sorry to hear it's such a hard time of year for you with hubby away and I can only imagine how hard it is with your mum's condition. LOVE those babushka PJs!! Glad to hear you're enjoying simple pleasures x

Tas said...

Aw, Jen. This must be such a tough time of year for you. Hope you can enjoy your time over the Christmas season. I imagine that your kidlets will make sure of it.

xx

Rosalind said...

I got a gorgeous stone pear from Huskisson in the best gift shop called far and away Jen! Lovely! I have also seen them here but now not sure? Could have been the antique store in phillip?

Ahhh I am the proud new owner of some Lotta also - LOVING her new line xx

PaisleyJade said...

Oh I'm feeling for you Posie with your hubby away and mum not herself. Really hope you have tonnes of joy this Christmas. LOVE the pjs by the way!