Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a whirlwind

It might be hard to see from this picture but it snowed at our house today.  The ground was all sodden and it all melted as it fell, but it was very pretty.  The sky is very grey and it is very very cold.  I have been trying to get paperwork organised, my tax done and sorting out certification whilst guarding against the whole house being pulled apart.

Then some sad news regarding a lovely woman from the practice who passed away last night.  I am about to speak with her loving family.  One beautiful life ends and another begins. Such sorrow and such joy.

I have been trying to complete some crafty projects to send as gifts.  The crotchet keeps being pulled apart by little fingers and I keep changing my pattern.  I think I will take a few balls of yarn and a few hooks with me, as they won't take up too much room.

My first ever sewing project has been these little feline softies.  Last Christmas the sewing machine was purchased in a garage sale and I have only now threaded it , made up bobbins and decided on a beginners project.  Now the machine is all ready for me to return in three and half months.

As you can see I am a bit all over the place with my packing.  We have to fit all of us into the X-Trail, Doggies included.  We decided on just taking stuff that we could fit onto the roof rack, rather than invest in a trailer and send  a few boxes down on the Greyhound coach to meet us there.  Our house is fully set up.  Pretty good really.  Even a cot.

I need to gather my tools of trade and important  documentation.  My current boss came into work on Saturday to say goodbye and taught me a few tricks.  I don't think I have mentioned I work with the alias of Dr Fruit Loop.  I do need to find my funny bone.  I am not naturally funny and often too serious.  I need to practice some of these tricks and work a little bit of magic.

A care package arrived this week from a very dear friend.  It has made our next move feel very special.

                     A little sample of our treats.


trudi@maudeandme said...

Sounds like lots happening.
wow, thats cold!Do you usually get snow where you are?
Sorry to hear about your sad news. Always hard for the family,
I do love those cats.

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

Such a pretty photograph of your yard with the snow falling. You have been busy and creative.

Love to your friend in what is a sad time for their family and those close to them. xoxox

Naturally Carol said...

Things are happening rather quickly at your house! Great idea to take some yarn to make something while you're there..you'll have something different to remember your time there by. It snowed in Canberra twice when I lived there..I just loved it..so silent and special. Many hugz xox.

Vicki said...

Hi Jill

Snow, a sad passing on, new birth, always your creative spirit bursting out, tax, packing and thinking of being more humorous...This trip will be a good time to do 'nothing' A new concept for you Jill! Although I'm sure you'll be writing, playing with Che, crocheting, photographing, thinking, thank goodness you can't fit your sewing machine on you lap!

ecoMILF said...

Those softies are soooo cute!! They'd be adorable doorstops too if your stuffed them with rice. xo m.

Cate B said...

I Love, love LOVE the cats Dr Fruit Loop! xx