Monday, April 29, 2013

Tea Pot Tea Towel



I've picked up quite a few things from the local op shop in our small town, this tea towel being one of them. I thought I would use it to pretty up our kitchen. I think it's an improvement, though my husband didn't notice it when he came home for lunch today (at least that means he doesn't hate it!)

If this were our house I'd rip down that awful wallpaper boarder in a heartbeat and paint the walls. I daydream about how nice it would be to live in a house that was decorated/styled but I'd be happy at the moment to settle for clean.


I have plenty more op shop finds to show you when I get a chance to clean them up and do something with them. I was using this tea towel to dry my dishes, it is linen so does an awesome job. I've been meaning to post about tea towels and how linen is the only way to go (maybe I have already?) Anyway, if I haven't, linen is my hot tip. It actually sucks the water off your dishes instead of frustratingly pushing it around and not really drying.

I hope you're having good op shop juju at the moment if that's your thing.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I love you


The last week or two have been quite testing with out little man. I guess the arrival of Mia and the diminished attention that goes with that is catching up with him. We dropped his nap in the last couple of months too, so he is sometimes quite wretched by the end of the day. All of this is adding up to a Mumma who is not always handling things with as much grace as she would like.

It's just Murphy's law that one of my (not)finest parenting moments would be in front of an audience that left Charlie crying from a busted lip and myself in need of tears too (they came later). Hopefully the quilting ladies pitied me and didn't judge me too harshly. As I comforted Charlie and someone else comforted the baby I just wanted to crawl under a rock and bawl my own eyes out. I had carelessly dumped Charlie after picking him up off Mia yet again as she was sleeping on the floor of the church fellowship room. He didn't land well and he face planted. I was embarrassed and ashamed because I was too angry to be careful with my little boy. I was upset because I had hurt my child but in the moment I was more upset that I must have looked like a terrible mother in front of all those ladies.

Any way, I started writing this post because I wanted to remember that Charlie told me he loved me for the first time last night as I lay with him waiting for him to go to sleep. After loving someone with all your heart for two and half years it is nice to hear that they love you also, despite your shortcomings as a parent. I love you too mate, I'll try harder.

Anybody got any tips for navigating these trying times?



Mosaic 2013 03

What a happy month

:: we had two wonderful trips to Perth
:: one for a family reunion
:: one for a friends birthday/Easter
:: we made it to Kings Park three times, I want to fit more of that in on our trips to the City!
:: a visit from Gandma/Mum
:: a visit from Pa
:: the start of afternoon visits to the Apex park
:: and I got two lots of garlic and onions in the ground :)

And lookyhere, I've got my month in review up before the end of the next month. Yay for me!
Hope your year is swimming along nicely, we're a quarter of the way in already!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend

Four day weekends are so good! Having the extra days made it so much easier to fit everything in on our trip to Perth. So many happy things. And on our trip home we even fit in a visit to my sister's block and a visit to Ian's Grandfather for Mia to meet her Great Grandpoppy Will in his new unit.

What did you do for Easter? I hope you had as much fun as we did.