27 December 2011

the twilight zone time of year

Greetings all,
Don't you find this time of year a bit like the Twilight Zone, stuck in no man's land, exhausted without direction??  Full belly from Christmas, family overload & sale shopping . . . if you can get off the lounge, afternoon naps, who lives like this??  It's actually difficult to move forward when you're all planned out & feeling so lazy without an agenda.
A little replay of our Christmas . . . children waited for me to watch them open their Santa sacks (i've never had a child wake before 7a.m. even at Christmas!!)  Lots of family phone calls, while i made iced tea & mango crushes . . .
 we had pancakes & croissants while the boy finished off each of his sisters' drinks!!
 Fun & games until someone gets burnt!!  Quick call to my brother for a complimentary Christmas Day burns victim consultation on my 3rd girl who spent 20 minutes with her upper arm under cold running water. 
 Lunch was Italiano style - simple & delicious, but with hiccups - i put the smoked salmon out first . . . my son ate the entire platter before anyone even sat down & there were tears as we all missed handsome soldier.  Then huge scoops of gelato in waffle cones, completely untraditional but it was truly all about fun for the children.  
 Someone got a sequin pineapple purse (we watched The September Issue on Boxing Day, poses were struck).  I have devoured Vogue since i was a young girl, i find high fashion utterly fascinating.  I'm so far from a model, but what an interesting life, one of my girls would like to model.
 Could not believe my luck at the Country Road sale, the ONLY pair of moccasins they had were red & in my size, yay!!  My girls acted like porters & carried the shopping, so cute, especially as i loaded them up on 6 new beach towels & homewares.  Also picked up the kaftan i had on my ultimate gift list, $80 off!!
 Slightly in shock my first born wears a size 39 shoe, she's not quite 13!!  I've had to hunt down suitable flat ladies shoes for her since she was 9, i wait for sales - she did well today.  Thrilled with my new foxy shoulder bag from Hive & this oversized beach hat from Trenery.  I am not a hat person, but who cares in Summer??  Time to done the Miu Mius.
So i spent my 36th Christmas afternoon, dozing on the lounge reading the new cookbooks the children received, putting a disected shark will full plastic anatomy together . . . listening to a storm pelting the roof, wearing new Peter Alexander slippers, i felt so OLD!!  As the children got bikes early for Christmas, their gifts were few & practical - like clothes, educational toys & VS hair dryers - how much fun is 'the big hair styler', it rolls & spins & doesn't tangle!! 
Thanks for the gorgeous well wishes this Christmas, i've been able to chat & Skype my husband a couple of times each day, takes the sting out of missing him.  We've also found a property i like & he's agreed to consider, yahoo!!  It's smaller (about 70 acres) & below our budget, in a great location.  Progress!!  Love Posie

21 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

Aw sorry to hear about your little one's burn - I remember burning my arm around 13 years and spending the evening with my arm in iced water while my family went off to a wedding. No fun but also no scar now. Lots of gorgeous loot - LOVE that fox bag. Glad you go to talk to gorgeous hubby - bet he was glad too. Thinking of you

Haftowane prezenty said...

Merry Xmas after Xmas :) but I wish you and your family all the best for the New Year. I have read so far half of your blog. It's very addictive LOL. I will be a regular reader definitely :)

B is building a house said...

Love your CR moccasins <3

B

Mum on the Run said...

It is a tad bizarre to go from high speed to turtle pace in the space of 24 hours isn't it??!!

I'm loving a couple of days of home time and down time.
But the fridge is freshly stocked and everyone we know is invited over for a swim this week - so I expect the pace to pick up soon.

I feel for you and the kids at this time of year - but you sound like you are doing a fabulous job.
Keep your eye on that prize and those four beauties of yours.

Nice shopping too!
:-) x

TexWisGirl said...

oh, happy to hear you're making headway on the acreage for you!!! glad you and the kids had a good Christmas. i know you want your hubby there, too, but sounds like skype is a Godsend. :)

Jane said...

Oh Jennie, you're so doing so well on your own. You're very much in my thoughts, Lovely. And crossing fingers and toes that property is the one you want! J x

Felicity said...

Nooneee noo noo nooneee noo noo - my best impression of the 'Twilight Zone' theme song.

It sounds like you've had a lovely time together [albeit burns and your wonderful man being away] and I'm more than a little impressed with your shopping.

It's a good thing that I was at my parent's in Gympie having the second of our family Christmases and couldn't get anywhere near a shop.

Lots of love to you,
xxxx's

Taylor Made said...

Love how you keep it real...dramas and all , do hope it was a lovely semi -peaceful time for you all. Happy New Year to you and yours.

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Sorry you are all misiing your soldier, but sounds like you made the best of the day. Great job on the sales.

Beck said...

Looks like a busy but happy time, I know what you mean re this time of year, it's all a bit hazy! Good luck re the new property, looking forward to hearing more xo

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

oh looks like it was a great day! I love the fact that you have been shopping already also...keep telling myself I am going but haven't got there yet. Just staying in my little unrealistic bubble for as long as possible...glad to hear you are talking to hubby a bit to ease the pain.x

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

i cant help but feel for that face... a true honest moment of hiccup and spills... hope she is ok. Wishing you a wonderful new year and 2012 with less hiccups.... but of course there will be some... that is being honest :)

Calico Child said...

Hi Posie was thinking about you over christmas so glad you got to skype hubby, great bargains good old retail therapy to help you feel good :)
Hope your daughters burn is healing well ouch!!

Corrie said...

yes I did so well in the CR sale too! bought a bit online on boxing day and then went in late on the 27th and got 2 gorgeous ruffle tees for $22 each! perfect for my growing belly! dj's for sheridan and ralph lauren for finnie!

looks like you're having a lovely time and don't forget to tell me when you're popping by!

I hope finnie doesn't turn into rory and eat me out of house and home!

corrie;)

Tiff said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful holiday season, I love those shoes! Have a fantastic New Years too! X

grace said...

It really is the twilight zone, but at least you get to spend it in sunshine! Very damp and dreary in southern England at the moment. I have an almost 13 year old in size 7 (40) shoes too but flat lace ups (very sensible) are very trendy here at the moment - easy to please me and her! Happy 2012 xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Happy New Year Miss Posie......

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Tania McCartney said...

Darling girl, love your post-xmas wrap up (scuse the pun) and had a little tear in my eye over handsome soldier. Looks like you had a beautiful day. See you sooooooon! xxx

Posie Patchwork said...

Can i just say that giant floppy hat of mine is tremendous!! Love Posie

Aspiring Domestic Goddess said...

It looks like a great day, and those straws in the bottles look fantastic!