23 November 2012

some weeks are just freshly squeezed fantasticalness

Greetings all,
Another week done & dusted as the year races towards the finish line.  This year has been full on, with my husband in Afghanistan for the first half, countless children's activities & slowly closing down my business.  Wrapping up this year is tying up a lot of loose ends on a long list.
A big ticket item on that list was the 12-month-check-up at the optometrist to see if this far sighted girl needed to continue wearing glasses to read.  She literally burst out of the chair with the news that her eyes have adjusted & she no longer requires them.  After following the optometrist's instructions on when to wear them & why, it has totally paid off. 
 Mid week i took my high schooler to a VIP Country Road soiree in the city, it was lovely to have personal shoppers & spy the new range.  We picked up new coloured jeans, Summer tops & a pair of pretty yellow stitched linen pillow cases.  Yellow = happiness.
 In Canberra, we have a lot of logging, hay & cattle trucks passing through this regional city (albeit, the nation's capital!!)  I posted this image on Instagram this morning & sparked quite the interested debate on logging.
 Summer to me is platters & lunch boxes loaded up with watermelon.  All 4 of our children were born in the tropics, so this brings happy memories of our wonderful life in Darwin.  I know we eat watermelon ALL over Australia, however, mangoes, watermelon, pineapple (& frangipanis) just scream Darwin to us.
 Often Fridays find me madly juicing up all the fruit left in the house before the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings!!  Apples, pears, carrots, tomatoes (we'd eaten all the celery) with some chia seeds, delicious!! 
Other fantasticalness things this week include . . . discovering our chickens have been wandering into our German Shepherd's yard & they all get along swimmingly . . . i started swimming . . . i saw Sky Fall . . . a delicious lunch with my husband . . . pavlova triumph . . . we planned a fun Christmas party . . . i've been running up a storm . . . i'm still losing weight . . . some surprise gifts from lovely friends . . . great shopping & just a general overwhelming feeling of happiness. 
Gosh i'm loving the colours in my photographs lately.  Thank you iPhone 5, you make me so happy.  Have fantasticalness weekends folks & don't forget all the great giveaways currently on the blog.  Love Posie


Anne said...

Hi Posie
I'm going to be in Canberra from this Sunday for a bit over a week and wondered if you know of any quilt/craft things that might be on? We're visiting our son who's in the Airforce but he will be working part of the time. We're going to camp at Epic so will do the Farmers Market.

Unknown said...

Fantasticalness! What a great word! And what a great week you've had :) Hope the weekend continues to be fantasticalness!
Rach x

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Mum on the Run said...

Sounds (and looks) like an awesome week.
I hope the fantasticalness continues!!
:-) xx

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Lots of fantasticalness there! Amazed that the dogs don't eat the chickens!

Sally said...

Juicy cheers to a great week.

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tash @ Little Bit of Thyme said...

awesome news on the glasses front! lucky girl. I have a very short sighted girl and the only hope she has is laser surgery one day. so far she's happy with her ray bans

Have a fantsticalness weekend too Jen!

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Nancy said...

I totally love the photo of your daughter. She looks so much like you including your expression. Such an upbeat post.

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Maxabella said...

I'm a bit sad that those gorgeous glasses are about to go, but I'll bet she's not!! x