Today I noticed how quickly it warmed up. This morning for an early meeting with a client, it was jacket weather, and Miss4 and Mr3, engrossed in ‘The Wild’ on the portable DVD player, were in jumpers and long pants. But roll on 8.45, and we were removing outer layers on the way to ‘Grandma playgroup’ and Mr 3’s last ever ECDP playgroup session. (The next two weeks I’m committed on Wednesday mornings. And no, I don’t mean the ‘mental health facility’. Although perhaps I should consider it, methinks…! But back to ‘the warmth’…)
By Speech therapy time, I was decidedly comfortable; almost ‘warm’. Man, how I love the warmer weather!
So tonight I’m out at a meeting, and I know that it’s going to be chilly again. But at least, for now, I’m warm. And I love that!!!


Making memories

On the whole, today was a good day. I even squeezed in some playtime with Mr3 in the cubbyhouse! Now *that* was fun!


Mr3 LOVES the cubbyhouse. It’s high up, with a front and back verandah, and the front has a ladder to a ‘crows nest’. In the first photo, I was on the back verandah, Mr3 in the crows nest. In the second, he was making me a cup of tea. So cute!


Taking it easy… kinda

Today marks the first Monday of Spring 2012. Weekdays for me are normally rush, rush, rush, go, go, go- but this #Springinyourstep concept is challenging me to take things slower and actually APPRECIATE the world, and the people, around me. It’s Spring! It’s not just another Monday, but it’s the first Monday in Spring!!!
So my first #Springinyourstep tweet today was about snuggling with Mr3 pre -6am. He was being very cute. Lucky, because last night was rather a sleep-deprived one, courtesy Miss 4. But the tweet got me thinking… although it was indeed a tweet showing positivity, showing appreciation, it wasn’t really a tweet about Spring!
That, and a tweet this morning from @DramaGirl suggesting that she was torn between gardening and working, and the beauty of the weather today, changed my plans today. Today, I gardened. (Well, until lunchtime.) and I enjoyed it! (This is normal for me though, I *do* enjoy gardening… One of the reasons why we’re on acreage in the first place!)
So I gardened, with the help of Mr3. It was wonderful. And later, when I sat outside with my laptop and worked, looking out was just SO heavenly!

It was still work, my muscles are definitely noticing it now, but it was a different kind of work, and all the more enjoyable for being outside on such a gorgeous day.
So now, I’m again outside. It’s 6.40pm and quite mild. And I’m heading out tonight. Not to a meeting (yay) but to catch up with one of my closest friends. SOOOOOO stoked!!!
So, have a lovely evening, dear readers, (I plan to!) and I shall see you all tomorrow!

#Springinyourstep family anecdotes

Father’s Day

Today I surprised my father. After church, we dropped in and took my parents out for lunch. His favourite: Club Kawana. It was great!



All photos taken by Miss 7 on my iPad… which she’d never used before. How proud does she look!!!
Happy Father’s Day, dear readers!



Yesterday afternoon, two online friends @fionawb and @jobeaz were discussing having ‘positivity in your PLN’, and they came up with the idea of sharing a daily “What made your day”, tweeting about it with the hashtag #Springinyourstep. And not to shy away from a blogging challenge, I asked to join in. So here ’tis! Day 1 of September, and what made my day today?

This morning, I snuggled with my three cherubs on my new lounge.

Hubby and I have been married since November 1995, and this Wednesday just gone, we finally got our first lounge. LOL! New furniture (and snuggling three gorgeous little people) certainly puts a #Springinyourstep!!!

It was a beautiful day. Hubby had to study (CPA, third unit, poor love) so aforementioned kids and I spent the day outside. And for part of that time, I got to use my hammock YAY!!! Definitely a #Springinyourstep experience!


And finally, I cooked myself some mushrooms… a rare luxury for me. Omnomnomnomnomnom!


Overall, it was a wonderful first day of Spring. And I’m also very happy to be joining in this #Springinyourstep daily blogging challenge. I’ve been envying my friend Catherine Buntrock’s Facebook updates with her daily dose of gratitude, and my pathetic drawing ability unfortunately meant that I’m unable to join in with #drawmeSeptember starting today with another friend @bbeingcool, so this is a perfect fit, methinks. Join in, dear readers, if you’d like! And see you tomorrow!