Days 73-79 #100happydays

Really must get a wee bit more efficient and organised with the whole posting regularly caper. I am now 2 weeks behind posting the #100happydays photos.

Looking forward to #smoko tomorrow.  #sausagerolls and #homemadetomatosauce
Looking forward to #smoko tomorrow. #sausagerolls and #homemadetomatosauce

Day 73.  It’s no secret to Mother’s the world over – you can pack an enormous amount of vegies into sausage rolls.  The kidlets scarf these down, almost as quick as I can bake them.

Glorious day was had today, kids and I spent the arvo out in paddock 13/14.  Them playing, me making #barbedwireballs.  I love it when we renew fences!  A truly happy day, I am blessed xxx.
Glorious day was had today, kids and I spent the arvo out in paddock 13/14. Them playing, me making #barbedwireballs. I love it when we renew fences! A truly happy day, I am blessed xxx.

Day 74.  I started making barbed wire balls in 2008.  I was lucky enough to be participating in a leadership development course, Strengthening Eyre Peninsula, facilitated by the amazing Karynne Courts.  To say it was Life Changing does not begin to explain the enormity of what happened to me and the other genius participants.  It will forever remain in my mind and my heart as one of the most brilliant experiences of my life.

All kids asleep.  #longblackcoffee #homespunmagazine #merinoblanket.  Now it's all about me xx.
All kids asleep. #longblackcoffee #homespunmagazine #merinoblanket. Now it’s all about me xx.

Day 75.  Moments like these are all too rare.  I treasure my time alone, quiet house, sleeping kids, ahh the bliss.  I discovered Homespun Magazine a few months ago and have eagerly awaited it’s arrival ever since.  I spend hours with each issue at my computer, trawling through all the blog links, marvelling at the creative genius to be found.  The coffee – sigh, my other big love.  And now I have a new fave blanket –  this baby is so soft and big and beautiful, 100% Australian Merino from BedBathNTable.

Edie's been hankering for a Bandayoo (I know it's #bandaloom, but Edie's version is so much cuter), and today I succumbed.  To say I am having a blast is an understatement ;-)
Edie’s been hankering for a Bandayoo (I know it’s #bandaloom, but Edie’s version is so much cuter), and today I succumbed. To say I am having a blast is an understatement 😉

Day 76.  Thank the stars for 100 gig of data!  Spent waaaay too much time watching YouTube tutorials.  It will be a short-lived addiction though, the thought of the little bands scattered far and wide, does my head in… and seriously, how many wrist bands does a girl need?

And your time starts... Now.
And your time starts… Now.

Day 77.  Is it a crime to give an internal “Woohoo”, when the clock strikes 7pm and all the kids are in bed?  No, I don’t think so.

I love school holidays.  We get Max n Joe.  Can we keep them please? xx
I love school holidays. We get Max n Joe. Can we keep them please? xx

Day 78.  When I posted this to facebook, my dear friend Jo wrote “Love this pic, it’s so Enid Blyton!”.  Immediately ‘Julie, Dick and Ann, George and Timmy the Do-o-og’ started sing-songing through my mind and it makes me smile every time I think about it.  Many thanks Jo xxx.  And my sister sent me a text “Carmen, this is so cute.  You really do build them a wonderful chest of family memories.”  Do it get any better than that?  I don’t take photos for the response, but boy, it sure does make me feel good.

In a rare moment of sunshine today, these guys were brilliantly ablaze.
In a rare moment of sunshine today, these guys were brilliantly ablaze.

I adore the few short weeks every year, that these cacti are blooming.  It’s mid-winter and grey and gloomy is prodominant, then out they come, a blast of vivid red/orange.  It warms my colour-loving mind.

Thanks for visiting and have a very happy day.

Carmen

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