July 22, 2010

health warning

Last night, we made a chocolate orange self saucing pudding.  I didn't take any photographs and didn't intend to write about it, but felt it wise to remind myself that it was delicious and we ate too much of it.

The end.

PS  Who knew it would taste so good cold the next day.

July 21, 2010

no inspiration...

Now that it is just me and the boys at home during the week, I'd like to start a project to give me some focus during the evenings.  I have all this beautiful fabric and no ideas.  I keep saying I want to do something creative but now it's getting very frustrating to feel so devoid of inspiration.  Spare moments are filled with paying bills, emptying the dishwasher, laundry... and looking after Ollie is proving to be so tiring that my motivation is zapped too.  

Next time I write about my sewing machine, it had better be because I've started something new and exciting.

July 20, 2010

deeks is better again

Poor little Deacon's had a very rough weekend.  On Saturday, we got back from a fairly stressful couple of days at the coast with Will's family where Deeks mainly hid under the bed from everyone.  Amongst the chaos of the weekend and Deacon's natural tendency to keep himself to himself around strangers, we didn't realise the little guy wasn't feeling good.  We woke on Sunday morning to find the deck covered in poop and vomit and blood.  He needed emergency care at the UQ vet clinic where he stayed overnight and came home yesterday after being diagnosed and treated for HGE.  He's such a timid little thing, he would have been terrified about being taken away from what he knows best but he's had his medication and boy was he happy to see his best friend Lola!  Lola pretended she hadn't even noticed Deeks was gone, but they cuddled up together last night and I know she was secretly happy to see him back.

It's hard work looking after two babies and two dogs.  There was the bat incident earlier this year, when Lola attacked a bat that had flown onto our deck, resulting in us calling the RSPCA to come and rescue the bat.  Then there was the cane toad incident, when Lola got hold of a cane toad in our garden, licked it, got high and needed to have her mouth washed out and a visit to the emergency vet.  And then there was the time Lola survived but was a little fatter for eating an entire Camembert and a whole box of chocolates and an entire Christmas pudding.  Thankfully not all at the same time.  But she'd give it a shot.

July 18, 2010

another new chapter

Tomorrow, Will starts a new job as a graduate architect.  After seven years of working so very hard for his degree and seven months of looking for a job, he's finally getting the chance to start his chosen career and put all his talent and knowledge to good use.  Only a month ago, after the fruitless job hunting and countless conversations about what to do next, we were getting ready to move back to England.  I was looking for work, getting together visa applications and applying for our boys' passports when all of a sudden this opportunity came knocking and we're now started an exciting new chapter of our lives.

I wouldn't be me if I wasn't a little sad about postponing our big move back home, but it also feels nice that my husband has a good job and that we have a bit more time here to savour living in Australia, where life has been pretty good to us.  Aside from this being a great opportunity for Will, I do feel as though we need a bit more time here, to live here as a working family after such a long time of living on one (or sometimes no) income.

Few families are lucky enough to that they have both parents at home, sharing in the challenges and joys of raising a young family, so I know the coming months will definitely be a tough as I learn to manage our home without Will's extra hands.  But it's going to be nice to have some structure to our weeks, and to have our weekends together as a family, just like all the other mums and dads.

I'm really proud of Will.  He's such a good man to me and our boys, and I don't think I tell him often enough how important he is to our family.  I know that this job will give him the chance to grow personally and professionally, so I wish for him that this new opportunity is everything he is looking for.  I also hope that it brings some well deserved balance and independence to his life which has so far been so selflessly devoted to me, Ollie, Max and our two little puppies.
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