Hello Girlies! (and Nathan...do any other boys read my blog?)
Here is a post of totally happy randomness to match in with the totally perfect autumn day that I view outside my window. This is what is making me excited right now. Totally excited...
...Why is it, do you think, that I start talking like a sixteen year old girl whenever I open blogger? I don't think I ever say 'totally' anything in real life. Like, go figure. (Is that how you correctly grammatise an incorrect sentence like that?)
Anyhow, this beautiful morning I am totally excited...
...about this new book
I am definitely placing an order for this new journal by Jill Bliss. One for Jemimah to study some new art techniques, and probably one for me as well. Jemimah is not happy with her drawings currently - this should help!
...about seeing this tonight
We subscribed, as a family, to the 2011 season of the Australian Ballet before the floods hit, and their beautiful productions should go along way towards making an otherwise frugal year pretty special. We're seeing Madame Butterfly tonight, and I feel pretty sure that it will be difficult to dwell on our present difficulties when immersed in such loveliness as this. Totally excited about this.
...about eating lunch at this restaurant
Actually, it is not the place per se, although Tho Tho is rather good, but we're catching up with good friends whom we've not seen for far too long, and I'm totally excited about that. I'll be eating the Thịt bò nhúng dấm (Beef in Vinegar), as well as some of their legendary Spring Rolls, of course. That's getting me quite excited as well, just typing that.
...about finishing Ripple
Yep, Ripple is totally finished. On Tuesday night I sewed in the last pesky end and she's done. And she's big and beautiful, and I'm totally excited. Stay tuned for the big Reveal shortly. I'm totally excited about my new project as well, a knitted blanket that I'm making with Jemimah. I'm loving that.
...about the way Plutarch is going in our homeschool
Whodathunkit? Citizenship is Jemimah's favourite subject. She's researching things like Roman Triumphs on Google, narrating to Daddy at dinner, and just loving the whole book. I'm loving the way Anne White's Study Guides are working, and I'm also delighted with the Plutarch Study Books I put together for us both, but mostly I'm totally excited that Jemimah is totally excited. That's a pretty good feeling.
...about talking to you
I'm still hanging in here. Some days only just, but we're coping okay. Thanks for your ongoing messages of support - they're so appreciated. Our road to recovery is going to be long and tediously slow, but we're already on our way. We're currently working on getting hubby back to work. They're erecting portable buildings for him to work from on the school oval just across the road from our once-peaceful home, and we're anticipating his first day of work being the 28th March. Pray with us that that might come to fruition, will you? We joke that his work-place will be so close that he'll be able to roll out of bed at five-to-nine and still be on time. It will be good when he's back working again. Good for the budget, but also good for his self esteem. Ten weeks is a long time to be home with the girls.
Until he's back at work it will be difficult for me to post regularly. Hang in with me, will you? I will be back soon. I don't know how those of you with husbands at home manage to blog at all. For me it is almost impossible. (He's outside pruning the hedge right now.) I'm also not keeping up with your blogs. Sorry. I will be back there soon as well. Please let me know if anything exciting happens! I'd hate to miss out!
Anyhow, until then I'll close. So this what I'm totally excited about right now. It's a pretty good list, don't you think? My life might be radically different from what I've been accustomed to, but it is still pretty good.
What's going on with you, my friends? What has you totally excited right now? Do share.