18 July 2007


I slept the sleep of the dead last night, boy, was I tired. After two big days at the Neighbourhood Centre I am ready to put my feet up and relax. As if! The truth is that I’ll fill my day with small chores that will help me regain my sense of being in my own space and along the way, will relax me. Sitting around all day doesn’t feel as good to me as resting between chores. I guess it’s the sense of balance I get by working slowly with a purpose and looking forward to that feeling of accomplishment when I’ve finished what I’m doing. Then relaxation feels right.

So what’s on my agenda today? Hmmmm, let’s see. First I need to redress myself as I’m sitting here with my jumper on backwards. LOL! I just felt the label on my throat. When H is awake, we’ll have breakfast – he will have eggs and tomatoes on toast with tea, I’ll have either porridge or toast with tea. I’ll make up my mind when I walk into the kitchen. Then …
Wash up and clean up the kitchen
Sweep the floors
Make the bed
Make bread
Talk to the chooks and check out the fruit trees they scratched around yesterday
Check the seedlings and aquaponics gardens
Check what I need for soap making tomorrow and go to the store to buy requirements
Morning tea
Phone Kerry to congratulate him on his first big promotion to Chef de Partie (he phoned with the news when I was out yesterday)
Sewing – I’m making some house warming gifts to give to my friend Kathleen when we visit her in August
Sweep front verandah
Water vegetables and pick something for dinner
Make dinner and eat
Wash dishes and tidy kitchen

I wonder if someone can help me with something. I have a good wool jumper here that is felted - H washed it in the washing machine. I'm thinking of using it to make a small tote bag or a tea cosy. Can someone tell me if I'm one the right track? Do I need to wash it again or treat it in any way? Any tricks I need to know about before I cut it out?
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