Monday, August 30, 2010

An Overdue Update

Life has been busy recently with DH's travel and the kids school and activities.
DH had 5 weeks at home - the most time without going away this year.  (For months his routine was 3 weeks at home, one week in Vancouver.)  Then, he had 2 weeks overseas for work - got back on Saturday, 2 hours at home, then off to Frazer Island for a weeks fishing with his Dad.  Then he will be home for a week, os for a week, home for a week, away for 2 weeks. 

The kids seem to be busy as well.  Last week we were out every night with school meetings, dancing, cubs and scouts.  This week we have one night free.  Both had camps on the weekend - DD was on a cub scout camp and DS was at a scout camp.  DS has another scout camp next weekend. 
3 more weeks until mid semester school holidays.


I've finished page one of Hypnotic.  I love seeing the picture develop.  I've done most of the first 20 rows of page 2.  Just black and dark brown stitching so no photo yet.

Local Wildlife

Here is a picture of the blue tongue lizard that lives in the drainage hole under the laundry.  It's tail was sticking out a few months ago so I poked it to see if it was still alive.  I'm not sure who got the biggest fright! It comes out to lie in the sun and is very shy, I can go months without seeing it.  It's about 18 inches long.  I nearly trod on it once when it was lying on the back step.  It's too big for the cat to bother.

Winter Sunrise

My favourite time of the day. 
Taken around 6.30am late July standing outside the laundry. 
This is what I see from my kitchen window as I'm getting breakfast in winter.