Okay so I've been missing in action.
In my defense, did you really need another week of " God it's still stinking hot" posts?
so yes... it's still stinking hot. South of the Divide apparently it's quite nice but up here ? HOTHOTHOTHOTHOT.
Queensland and parts of New South Wales have been declared a state of emergency because of flooding and here it's dry as the proverbial bone and hotter than hades.
Add to that I've had an on-and-off migraine for a week. I'd thank God for modern pharmaceuticals except I ran out last night.
Today was not nice.
On the plus side,
David has been away on a 'camp' with his social group so at least he was somewhere with AirCon for four days
... and what did I do with all that free time?
see above re heat and migraine!
so not a lot.
Except for yesterday.
The migraine having been firmly beaten into submission, I awaited the arrival of Mandy and her friend Hope plus five of their kidlets. That's Mandy on the right.
I never cease to be amazed by the power of the Internet. It brings friends that I've never met before IRL and I instantly feel comfortable with them.
especially when they bring goodies like some of Mandy's beautiful hand dyed 22 micron merino.
Doesn't that look almost good enough to eat?
The Christmas House was duly admired by the littlies, goats petted and then we hopped into the cars for a trip to Daylesford and the delights of Purl's Palace.
Did I mention that the girls had driven in all that heat with all the kids from the Goulburn Valley?? That's 2 hours driving, plus another 40 odd to get from my place to Daylesford. God those two are superwomen... or insane... I haven't decided which yet
Anyway, after a quick lunch at an appropriately child friendly fishandchippie we proceeded to Purl's Palace.
I has birthday and Christmas present money to spend so where better?
Yarn was fondled [ and purchased but not by me ] books perused - a couple of nice Japanese ones came home with me - and Zoe was duly hugged.
After we got back, the kids took it in turns giving Ruby her bottle and primed with candy canes departed for the long drive home about 10 minutes before David arrived back.
Anyway, I'm afraid this disjointed ramble is about the best I can offer today. Brain still not working too well. I don't do well in the heat even without the added fun of the migraine. Just wanted to let you all know that I was still here.
... and yes I know it's January 6th and the decorations should be coming down but may I direct your attention to all of the above re heat and migraine?
I've packed the kitchen up and that's as far as I've got today.
I'll change all the china and bits and bobs back tomorrow. For now, I'm going to sit in front of the portable A/C that the lovely Mandy brought down with her, and watch tv.
There might even be some yarn fondling and manipulation..
cotton of course
I'm not totally insane.