Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Strawberries, Santa Sacks and School holidays.
The babies have just burst from the front door on their way to the bus. There is no better word than burst to describe them this morning, full of life and energy. The big doses of Pro-biotics are starting to get results for my girl and I heard laughing this morning as she got ready and wrote the notes to go on her teachers gifts. She is actually bussing and intending staying the whole day. I have my fingers crossed for a good Summer break.

So I am on my last day of official "own time" for 7 weeks but as DD has been home most of the last 7 it hasn't all been what I like to do anyway. Maybe next year all those half days will be spent happily sewing. We live in hope! But I'm already going on the School board, up in the PTFA and will probably end up Church ladies President today at Christmas break-up so am not envisioning a life of unadulterated leisure in 07, but I wouldn't like that anyway.

Guess what I am sitting eating for breakfast? Strawberries, and not those artificial, water pumped, picked green ones from the supermarket either! On Monday we had to travel to a different coastal town to catch the Paediatrician before Christmas. On the way out they have a Strawberry farm where you can pick your own for $5 a kilo!! The photo is what 1 and a half kilos of beautiful strawberries look like... there should probably be another quarter kilo but I think they were our pay for picking them ourselves! I felt sorry for the people, there was so much overcooked fruit on the plants from the boiling weekend. So I bought a bottle of their strawberry liqueur wine...just to help them out you understand.

The santa sacks are something I usually do a few of every year. The ones pictured were a paid job-amazing! I have since altered the top slightly so it is more of a draw string arrangement. I have my niece's here as I made it "just" for her first Christmas last year and need to add it's finishing touches. I'll post a pic when it's done. My kids have them too, from my first year of sewing/quilting. I wont show you them, but they are now as much loved a tradition as everything else about Christmas. Santa presents are in the stack and anything outside, eg bikes are from us. Very handy when you know the kids have glimpsed a present pre-Christmas because then it's just from us.

Joy in daily living today.
-happy, smiling kids.
-a lunch out
-house spring cleaned yesterday
-hatching chickens that are just too cute when they are coming out of their shells.
-good food to eat.

7 comments:

Screen Door said...

Sounds like you have a great attitude...maybe Christmas spirit....

Screen Door said...

Sounds like you have a great attitude...maybe Christmas spirit....

Sweet P said...

Mmmmmm . . . strawberries at Christmas time. Living in the northern hemisphere I've never thought of having fresh strawberries this time of year. They look yummy!

The Calico Cat said...

Jealous, I am just so jealous - Strawberries & fresh ones to boot... YUMM-O!

Cynthia said...

i'm so behind in blog reading i'll have to come back and read more of yours tomorrow.

Those strawberries look so yummy. I'm sure they taste so much better than the ones in the supermarket which i now refuse to buy. Everytime i have bought a punnet of strawberries i throw have of them out because they are mouldy. I get so angry.

Libby said...

Oh, I look forward to strawberry season every year -- yummy *s*

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yes we do all understand about that strawberry liqueur... Just helping them out. Ah huh. I am feasting on grapes at the moment and rejoicing the (affordable) return of the Lady Fingers.