I'm sitting here trying to write a post and instead I am laughing because I think my work here is done.Is it because the house is so clean? Not likely!
All quilts pieced, quilted and bound? Oh yes, sure-along with all the pigs fed and ready to fly!
All office work done then? Cough, cough, is that office work? Hold on for a second while i throw a quilt over it, out of sight out of mind!
No, I am thinking all my parenting work is done, I have proof that my objectives are met. Ds, at least, has been bought up correctly and I can now go on holiday for a few years and he will be fine.
You see, having got very wet in the deluge we are experiencing that seems very like rain, he is in the shower.....and...here's the thing, guess what he has sung so far?
Two performances of The Beach Boys, "fun, fun, fun til her Daddy takes the t-bird away" (what is the title???) a good few minutes of "Livin' next door to Alice", a word perfect version of Marty Robbins tear jerker cowboy song, Utah Carol and then his El Paso song a few times for good measure.
We could go either way here and say that his ability to know these by heart is either child ab*se or the kind of parenting that Dr. Spock could only dream about. I'm going the latter!!
We are lamb marking here today so half a dozen men just got silverside with scalloped potatoes, honeyed carrots, peas and mustard sauce. With steamed pudding, homemade custard and icecream. I would have eaten the main course, but I was too exhausted from all the cooking so i accidentally went straight to the dessert. Don't tell my kids.
We had to go to the dentist in the local coastal town yesterday. We had a great time. At the breakwater there was a seal we got pretty excited about
This was me thinking he would swim off and I better click quickly.
Then I got next to my girl on the ramp and we realised the poser had no intention of going anywhere.
Don't know what was going on here, perhaps he heard some of our family singing!
We were hugely excited about that, then we heard a noise under the ramp and found another one! Had we been idiots we could have actually touched this one.
Isn't he cute.
Then we went to an adjacent beach where the Southern Right Whales come to give birth, they come in close to the surf. I grew up with this as an annual winter event but it never fails to fascinate me.
Some people are lucky enough to get pictures of them coming completely out of the water, that has never happened to me!
But if you use your imagination you can still enjoy the view, sometimes there can be 6 out in that little cove. These guys have a little more info. It is a huge tourist drawcard.
In general, for a day when no sewing occurred, it wasn't just too bad!
Hope yours was great, Tracey