Wednesday, November 18, 2009

June 5

Her function is to sit and be admired. - Georgina Strickland Gates

Mo sitting in the window of the spare bedroom, surveying her kingdom but more importantly sitting in the sunshine to warm up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday 16 November - Sick Child

James woke up at 2am to tell us that he wasn't feeling very well.  We sent him to the toilet while Scott got out the ice cream container for beside his bed.  Poor boy wasn't very well at all yesterday & after last week's episode with Brent I decided not to risk sending him to school.  He spent all day in bed, either sleeping or just reading or sucking his thumb & quietly talking to Pooh & Bridget.  He didn't keep anything down, water or food, until we gave him a couple of pieces of toast at dinner time.  Luckily he kept them down & I gave him Pamol later when I went to bed & that stayed down too.

I've kept him at home today but I have to say he's very perky & is eating & keeping everything down.  I just love 24 hour sickness things like this, at least it is over quickly.  There is a huge change in how James handled being sick this time, he's matured.  There's no more throwing up everywhere, crying & sitting in the mess.  Now he just matter of factly throws up, cleans himself up & gets back into bed.  It is incredibly helpful to me as I no longer have to go through that horrible feeling of wanting to be sick at the same time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wenesday 11 November - Front garden

It's been a while since I took a photo of the view from my front door but with spring coming to a close it's probably a good time to take one.  As you can see the wisteria is still in flower & now my iceburg roses have started to flower as well.  Thankfully it rained because really the garden is quite dry & it must be almost time for me to turn on the automatic sprinkler.  Behind that table is a lemon tree & it is just laden with fruit at the moment. The lawn needs to be mowed weekly now because the daisies in it are attracting the bees & James just loves to run around in bare feet.  I think we had a milder winter than we have been having recently & nothing has really been killed off & everything is just bursting into new growth.  Next year I will have to seriously consider getting a lot of the trees pruned right back because the heights they will be at will be starting to block of some of the sun coming inot our rooms.

Tuesday 10 November - A Christmas Card

Over the weekend I found some time to complete the Mojo Monday sketch #111. Here's the sketch...

Here's my version.

All product I used is current Stampin' Up! product & a full detailed breakdown of what paper & what measurements can be found here on my Stampin' Up! website.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday 9 November - James' Original Haiku

This is the original copy of James' haiku that has been published in the NZ Poetry Society Anthology called "Moments in the Whirlwind."

The judges comment was: "I would like to give a special commendation to one handwritten & illustrated haiku by perhaps our youngest entrant [James Criglington]. His/her haiku while obviously a familiar yet new take on perhaps the most popular haiku of all time gives us a wonderful picture of the author's delight in his recent understanding of the art form:

the little old frog

sat on the black wonky bridge

splash! Splash! silence there [. . .]