Weekend reading

10 August 2018
Gracie's birthday portrait, taken this morning.

It's Graice's second birthday today and she's running around like a crazy cat this morning. She's such a funny dog and it looks like she's really happy on this special day.

Soon I'll be taking Tricia to the train station so she can travel back home to the Blue Mountains.  We had a lovely visit, much quieter this time, due to her being sick with a cold when she arrived.  She recovered a few days ago so although we stayed relatively quiet, we did a few more things and went out for lunch yesterday. We went to the Powerboat Club in Caloundra, gazed out on the Pumicestone Passage and enjoyed some good food.

I hope to spend some time in the garden over the weekend. I have a few plants to get in the ground and everything has to be mulched. It hasn't rained here for about two months and although there's still water in the tanks, the levels are getting low. Every time I water the garden I think of the struggling farming families and hope the rain will start falling again soon.

Enjoy your weekend. I hope you spend time with those you love and have time to relax and refuel for the week ahead.  I'll see you again next week.  xx

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