The birds are singing beautifully this morning. If you are interested in the different calls, I found a site that has recordings of some of the most common. Our block is natural bushland and I enjoyed listening to the recordings competing with the choughs and wrens singing nearby. I feel so lucky.
We have all been unwell over the last few days. Just a nasty cold but it has knocked us for six! I had all of the children home yesterday. Hubby is the only one to have escaped but he was sneezing this morning. Ha! He didn't give me nearly enough sympathy for my liking so now he's in trouble if he whinges!
I haven't had any energy and didn't care that the house was looking like a bomb had hit. I washed clothes and organised food but that was it! Yet this morning, still not over my cold, I have woken with enthusiasm. I'm sure it is the magic of the rain. As I write this the children are still sleeping but as soon as they get up I will get stuck in to the housework until I run out of energy.
I'm thinking dishes, washing, lemon delicious pudding, muesli bar baking, bill paying, gardening, cleaning floors......... I won't get through half of these jobs but it's nice to feel invigorated.
This week Belle and I have been working on a chook dome for the Australorp chickens. In a couple of weeks they will need to move out of the brooder box. About three years ago, my in-laws gave the children a climbing frame. As soon as I set eyes on it, I saw a chook dome, not a climbing frame. I waited in frustration while the children played, climbed and thoroughly enjoyed their gift. I teased them all the time about them climbing on my chook dome. The time has come!!! 'Sadly' the climbing frame is a bit small now (and maybe a bit brittle from the sun? Maybe?) Well it's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Rhonda's Down to Earth book. It's been a lovely way to rest on the couch when I've needed to. The idea is that they are Christmas gifts so I'd better keep at it.
I can hear a lot of coughing coming from the bedrooms now, so I think the children are waking. I am really looking forward to my day.
..............[and later] Yep, the kids got up, so here I am four hours later finishing off this post. They are all staying home again. No dishes done yet but I have done the washing, made the muesli bars and plaited (badly) some garlic. The muesli bars are actually honey oat bars from Purple Pear but I have renamed them and cut them the same shape as the ones other kids take to school. I'm always looking for recipes for home-made food that is similar to the industrial food that most parents feed their children. That way my children will fit in with their peers. Thanks so much for this recipe Kate! I've made them a couple of times already.
|Working together to open the door|
I hope you are feeling as wonderful as I am about life and that your day is fantastic whether you are homemaking or rushing around achieving other things.