19.7.12Posted by Jeanne
Doing lots of random stuff today. Here are some of our tasks:
- Rearranging the jewellery drawer. Do you have one? Jemimah has always wanted to look through mine, and today was the day! There's nothing very valuable in there, but each piece has lots of memories and often an interesting story to tell because most of them were gifts from loved ones.
- Filling lolly boxes. Our family business is 10 years old and tonight we're hosting a party for those who have helped us get to where we are. What's a birthday party without lollies...and a funny hat?
- Trying to get to grips with a special project that I'm working on. I'm feeling very old and rather stupid. I am being reminded, though, that I can generally reach a decent level of proficiency in a thing - even an IT thing - if I set my mind to it. It is taking an inordinate amount of time to get there.
- Booking a trip to Krakow. Yep, Krakow. With my mum. We are both very excited, and a little apprehensive. Have any of you been? I'm currently reading The Trumpeter of Krakow. Maybe Schindler's List should be next. Any other book suggestions?
- Compiling a list of furniture to purchase for our business house after the flood. This is actually more fun than it sounds.
- Searching for platypuses. They're frolicking in our river. We spent an hour or so yesterday looking for them without success. Maybe this will be the day!
- Tidying up after Flossie. New puppies are very messy and very destructive. It is a good thing she is also very cute.
- Changing the water for our tadpoles. That was a bit of fun! Hope they survive the move. It is tank water, and we left it to settle overnight, so hopefully there will be no nasty surprises.
- Taking afternoon tea in the cubby - Twinings Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry flavoured Tea and Mint Slice bikkies (from a packet but yummy all the same). Our chapter from Beautiful Girlhood is entitled A Sunny Disposition.
- Mixing up another batch of crumble topping for the freezer. We always make this in bulk and store enough for a single fruit crumble in press seal bags. Jemimah's our Crumble Queen. She finds rubbing the butter into the dry ingredients therapeutic, I think.