(but perhaps not *tooo* much chaos, actually, now I think about it...)
A couple of lovely last-week pictures of my children dancing in the rain in Emma's garden, for starters. Um, you'll get wet. Yes, we know, so what? Oh, OK then, sounds fun. :)
Sleepy sleepy sweetie, and a tired looking Daddy. Working is still chaotic and odd and pretty tiring, but seems right for the time being. Meanwhile I am crocheting not-for-me bits and pieces finally thinking I ought to take the advice to open a shop - and I have sold (or am in the process of selling) some of my less-used slings. The extra money might just stop me complaining about being broke for a while (maybe). I hate complaining about money, when we are so well off in so many ways. But it has been hard, this year, harder than usual. Correspondingly we have been blessed above and beyond the normal run of things, so perhaps it balances out.Things that made me smile in the last couple of days...
Finished crochet.Crochet in progress.The sending of one small camera memory card through the post to fix the odd glitch in our digital camera (thankyou so much Ashleigh).
My totally wild and lovely garden and all the promise it holds.
Friends and board games and evening reading times and glorious stormy skies.
Some magical small finds in town: charcoal sticks, drawer handles to make toadstools for Jenna's birthday, and wooden cotton reels (I would rather they were vintage, but alas! Anyway, these craft cotton reels make me smile and I can't even begin to imagine all we will do with them). Out of another financial head-in-hands moment we rejected ordering baby shoes online and got the tiniest imaginable pair of crocs to last until we can afford to buy her shoes. I think my eventual aim is to get her Pedoodles in a fit of ethical anxiety and dislike of hard nasty highstreet toddler shoes.
Happy, right, focus. A Summer Season Table. :)And most of all, three happy, bright, slightly wild small children.