I am always extra tired during the School Holidays, but I can't pass up a chance to catch up with my friends.
On Monday I went on a pre-excursion day trip with MrsDrWho and her mother. We went to Sheffield, the mural town, where I saw a baby alpaca, found and returned the bank bag to the Lolly shop, minded the Marble shop for five minutes and had an apricot slice with the most deliciously flaky and crisp layered pastry. Oh, and we looked at lots of murals.
This is my favourite at the moment:
We visited the new Bass Strait Maritime Centre where I was (Pirate) Queen of the World.
Inside the ship there are computer screens and for $2 you can have up to nine minutes of sailing a steam ship (I think) simulation. We called into the Axeman's Hall of Fame, but by them I was too tired to tour and finally we late lunched at the Raspberry Farm. I came home and went to bed and slept like a log. We went to bed at 10pm on Tuesday night as well. I think I may have caught up on sleep now.
Yesterday I lunched with Bella'sMum and MrsMauritius, whom I have known for twenty-four years. I met them when I started teaching here. We try to catch up more or less every holidays and when we do, it is as if we were just at school together yesterday. I had delicious club sandwiches and we all shared the chips!!! I had a marinated lamb wrap with local cheese and relish at the Raspberry Farm.
At long last, momentarily, Peri settled down on the warmy bed. I am not sure why she hasn't liked it this year, maybe she wants her little quilt as a cover?? Peri is so very beautiful, I love her ears' expression!!! Oh, and all the dog hair on the rug. Acrylic rugs just attract the dog hair like all get out.
They have been running around and playing in the cool Autumn weather. It was 2*C this morning. If we don't meet any of their friends they play chasings and locate lots of smells together. Oh and go under the wire fence of course!!!
The Boo!! socks are coming along nicely. Here's a night time photo, but I knitted the rest of the leg white watching the Finals episode of The Great Sewing Bee tonight. I decided I wasn't up to the Eye of Partridge heel section until tomorrow. I am really enjoying knitting these socks, the colour changes are such fun. And see how they match???
I realised the sock was going to be way too big for me, that the Socks That Rock mediumweight is 5ply, and that with no nylon in the mix at all it would be better as a hat or cowl. I have knitted some lightweight STR socks and they developed holes quite quickly.
I have some Malabrigo Worsted in Lettuce to soothe my addled knitting nerves. A neckwarmer/cowl is in order. I bought this from Jellywares. Excellent service and free winding-into-a-ball.
Spotlight had a spot sale of all sewing patterns for $5. I bought two of these three dress patterns, the third is on order- still for the $5 price. The middle dress pattern takes 6m of fabric. I shall have to buy something on extreme sale, maybe from the FatQuarterShop. I bought some pretty green fabric for $5 a metre there. Both Vogue patterns have Custom fit for the upper nether regions. Yay.
I shall sew skirts for other people with these two patterns and once again, the second one is on order.
And of course today is ANZAC Day. There were Dawn services and marches. I'm not big on ceremony. I thought of my dad, and how we dressed in our best clothes and went to watch him march. He'd come back and give us all a kiss and then go off to the pub with his friends. I realised yesterday that I have spent more of my life without my dad, than with him. I am lucky he was such a great dad in the time we had together. When I talk to my psychologist every month, I frequently reflect on how lucky I was to have such a happy childhood, with my mum and dad and sister. We had all we could need or want, and more.
I ate some cheesy bought biscuits this afternoon and that's why I've been so thirsty- lots of tea and raspberry cordial later!!! I succumbed to their lure. I shall eschew them again until I forget why I am doing it. I'm going to start a loaf bread tomorrow and think of something to cook for Friday Food. The week has passed so quickly. Only one more week to go.