My mum and my aunt: they came, they saw, they wore me out, they left!!! Anticipation is usually much worse then the actual thing for me, so it all went very well. We shopped, we lunched and we chatted. It was all very nice indeed. I am tasked with several internetty jobs and I am the recipient of a very early birthday present!! Peri and Gilly have knocked my iron off the ironing board twice recently: it suffered a broken water stopper thingy and it started making boogelly brown drips on my ironing. And so, I give you The Iron Chief!!!!
It isn't green and there was a green iron for $50 , but this one has automatic Turn Off. I like that, it means I don't have to worry endlessly about turning off the iron. This was $100, reduced to $55 on super special. It's lovely!! I have ironed with it and it has a teflon base, a nice pointy point for zippily ironing around buttons and a little dipstick that descales so you can use ordinary tap water.
The Labradors have felt a little neglected. I was so tired I couldn't sleep. I was overtired, and then this morning I didn't properly wake up till after 11am. Still, they all went for a walk yesterday. Harki and Peri went to the dam and in the frosty mitten-wearing weather played in the creek.
Gilly loves her Big Girl walks and trots along beside me so happily. I tell her she is a good girl when she is at my side and she looks up at me with her gorgeous eyes.
I think Peri and Gilly have a Secret Cooking Stash. Yesterday Gilly had a bottle of peppermint essence (it was still tightly capped) and Peri had a 1/2 cup measure. Today Gilly had a star cutter and Peri had a packet of patty pan cases. They have been up near the big gate fossicking around and I wonder if Peri stole a bag of Christmas cooking leftovers I'd bought home from MrsDrWho's class last year???
MrsDrWho is Capability Brown and has been very creative in her garden and she has renovated and improved The Cateau. She has also been injuring herself as have I. Tonight I opened the cling wrap on the pyrex bowl I was using to microwave rice and extremely hot steam escaped and burned my hand. I have been soaking it in cold water. The Labradors have taken every opportunity to drink from the bowl of icy water and I have managed to tip it over. Twice. I have a wet face cloth in a zip lock bag in the freezer ready to go and some nice Lygnocaine infused ointment which also helps.
I have knitted. I knitted A Whole Smallish Thing in less than 24 hours. I started last night and finished this afternoon. I knitted while I commented on blog posts and watched TV. I had a minuscule amount of wool left over. Very lucky. I loved the pattern it was easy and fun. It is for MrsDrWho's birthday, so I can't make a clicky link. Yet.
Tomorrow I am making lemon, lemon curd cupcakes with lemon syrup, which I hope will be lemony enough for MrsDrWho's dad. We will watch some more Babylon 5. It is the last day of the school holidays. That means I can have a rest now!!!!
Sunday 14th June is World Blood Donor Day. Thank you. Without you I would not be here, so thank you to the 79 people who took the time to donate for me and thanks to the 499,921 other Australians and people all over the world.