Monday, January 19, 2015
On the nineteenth day of the new year nothing much happened, yet so much did too.
I got dressed in a denim dress that until yesterday belonged to my sister Emily. I finished one book which I really liked at the end, and started another which I am a bit nervous about. The girls watched a couple of episodes of The Wonder Years and then we all walked down to the front to pick two bowls of blackberries. I may have seen a snake or it might have been a blue tongue lizard. I'm not sure either way but the fact that I am halfway through listening to this podcast may have pushed me to the snake side. Anyway, it was gone by the time I came back with my brave farmer boy and I survived to tell the tale, which is lucky because I didn't really follow any of the if you see a snake rules.
So we picked blackberries for a while in this area where farmer Bren mowed the bushes into rows to make them easy to get to, prickles and all. And it felt so much more civilised than the average blackberry pick and because of the recent rains, the berries were bigger too.
Once our bowls were full we came home, Indi went through her school book list and made a to-buy list, and Jazzy and Pepper did a stock take of their stationary. Then we had last night's leftovers for lunch.
Early afternoon I left them all playing, reading and arguing outside and I went into town to the post office, the craft shop and the chemist. When I came home we made blackberry, honey and yogurt pops. We only used one tablespoon of sugar and if they taste sweet when we eat them tomorrow, I think we'll cut it out altogether.
Then we sat around the table and made dates and put them in our family diary. While we were doing that I cast off my stripy socks, yay! I have just enough yarn leftover for a little Miss Pepper sized pair, so I cast them on straight after.
Latest afternoon we went for a walk and then visited the animals, fed them and collected the eggs.
We had haloumi and salad wraps for dinner.
And now it's now. I'm writing this ramble, the girls are brushing their teeth and then Indi promised to read them a story in Pepper's bed. Occasionally I worry a bit that these summer days are flowing past so quickly, but I think I might end this one a bit early by having a shower and jumping into bed to read.
What did you guys get up to today?
What're you reading?