A Great Day (and it's only 11o'clock)!

8:01 PM 3 Comments

It started off freezing cold (which makes it extra hard to get up in the early-morning dark).

We were running late (like usual).

LittleMiss remembered I'd said she could ride her bike to kindy on Monday (as it's not a work day so we can walk home also).

I had to have the house spotless before 10.00 (as the builder was coming to look at the house to quote for renovations).

So what made it great?

The frost means beautiful sunshine!  And I even have the doors open and there's a nice breeze to air the house out (I should really get a load of wash on to make the most of it!)

The girls were very good at getting ready and helping each other so we were nicely on time for the bus.

The walk to kindy was great - LittleMiss was super good biking.  Keeping right next to me and not racing ahead.  And I could keep up a good pace without feeling guilty that I was making her walk fast (or have to piggy-back her).  We ended up being the first ones to kindy!  (This is my first kindy-day-that's-not-a-work-day and the idea of being home with no little person to worry about/pester me is quite nice!)

I had tidied spotless the girls' rooms on Friday so it was just making beds, putting away clothes and a bit of paper rubbish from the weekend play to sort out so had the place very presentable by 10.  Then the phone rang and the builder was crook and couldn't make it today and I couldn't get hold of J to tell him not to come home anymore (as he was already on his way).  So I made coffee.  And J and I got to sit out in the sunshine on the deck having a coffee for no reason before he went back to work.  (I don't think we've ever done that without LittleMiss here interrupting).

And while we were having our coffee, the postie went past and put a package in the letterbox.  Inside was a beautifully wrapped parcel from Megan at Mousehouse which J insisted I opened before he went back to work again.  I had enetered a competition she had on her blog and won!  (I was so thrilled when I found out - I'm not much of a winner usually.)  So here's a rundown (from Megan's blog) of what was in the parcel and here's a picture of it all unwrapped:

I'll be sharing the stickers, tape, string and cellobags with the girls, but only for giving away (birthday cards etc).  They love all things crafty and quite happily spend all day cutting, glueing and sellotaping when I let them, but it's not always worth keeping what they make!  I think the purse, notepad and pencil will be quite handy for my knit designing, so I'm claiming them as mine.

So now I have the rest of the day free (or at least until 1pm when I pick up LittleMiss) to do what I want without feeling like I should be doing something else!


Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


  1. YAY for you, congratulations. Looks lovely I hope you have heaps of fun with it!

  2. hi amber, hope you and the girls enjoy your goodies, have a great week :)

  3. What a wonderful way to start a Monday!!


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