Monday, February 23, 2009

Back again!

Well it has been far too long between posts! I think most Victorians and in fact Australians felt the same and a little overwhelmed in the last fortnight. Yesterday a national day of mourning was held and although we will never forget the tragedy life has to go on and perhaps by living it to the full and joyfully is the best way we can honor those who lost their lives.
Very exciting news - there is a little redecorating happening at my house at the moment! I am SO excited. Recently we bought ourselves a new bedroom suite which we have been waiting to be made. It should be ready this week. In 20 years of marriage we have never had a new bed! Anyway I decided that I wanted the room painted if we were emptying it and then on Friday I decided it was a good opportunity for new carpet!!! So the painter (we have the best handyman - a retired gentleman that does a great job for cash!) started today, then the carpet will go in early next week and hopefully then the furniture! I am making a dash out of town tomorrow to the closest Spotlight store in the hope I can find new curtains as well. I promise there will be lots of photos next week! The downside of all of this is discovering? that we own a whole lot of 'junk', I cannot believe how much we had in our bedroom. We do not have a large house so am currently sleeping in the passage! in our bed that is leaning against the wall during the day!
Yesterday I actually achieved some sewing but as it is for the very late, long awaited Australia Day giveaways I am sending out I can't show you until it is received. I used a tutorial from a blog and am very pleased with the results. Can't wait to show you.
Aunty Jan is back in hospital again today and things are not going well. I will be thinking a lot of her and Aunty Judy tonight and wishing them the strength they will need to fight this battle.

9 comments:

Sew Many Ways... said...

So glad to have you back, but understandably the reason why you were gone. With all tragedies, they may not be in the news much anymore, but always in our prayers.
I'm very excited for you about the new bedroom. Always such a great feeling when we clean things out and start fresh with something new. I'll be keeping your aunts in my prayers too.
~Karen~

Owens Family Adventures said...

Glad you're back girlfriend!
Ooooooh new bedroom stuff....very exciting! :) Now you must post pics so we can drool and wish we were you. heeheehee
I'll be saying some prayers for our aunt as well.
dawn

Ruth's Place said...

Sending healing thoughts Aunty Jan and Aunty Judy's way.

Nice to hear from you - hanging out to see pictures of your new bedroom!

Calidore said...

How exciting a new bed and a makeover for the bedroom. It is amazing just how much "stuff" can be stored in a bedroom....vbg. Will Keep the aunts in my prayers.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow renovating your bedroom how exciting........I would love to do that.......but it is not likely

.....hope things go ok for your Aunty's........

Flutterby Angel said...

You have been busy and can't wait to see the reno's.
I will remember your aunt's in my prayers....take care

Mischief Maker said...

Speaking of giveaways you may be missing a link. :)

Carol said...

Overwhelmed is the exact right word.

And perfect time to paint. Can't wait to see the finished product. It's so satisfying seeing a room change colour. Hope you took 'before' photos too.

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