Once again the days have gotten away from me.
Yesterday was Monday – all day!
I didn’t even get as far as the school room.
Had a heap of mail to sort through. Got Jen and Eva to do some cleaning up and cooking. Cat was up weed eating the lawns bright and early. Bri and Cat both have agendas to work through so they keep the girls occupied which is great.
Had a call from our ‘adopted’ daughter and Jesika’s best friend, Sasha. She was calling to tell me that she and David had gotten engaged. So that was great news. David being my cousin, so she really will be part of the family soon.
I had ordered Azzan a free standing blackboard and drawing board – it had arrived in the mail and the girls had hidden it in my room so I didn’t find it until later in the day. He was totally delighted about it because it is decorated with the ‘Cars’ theme. So out came the paints etc and he and Mahalia were busy for ages.
Today Tim took all the crew out mustering early so it was just me at home with Mahalia, Azzan & Nathan. Quite pleasant actually. Azzan keeps wanting me to spell words for him to write on his board. The main one is ‘cereal’ for some reason.
Azzan decided his blackboard should be packed up before lunch time so he took out two of the dowels which hold up the paint containers. Unfortunately he never thought to take them out first so there was a bit of a mess. Then when I was ungraciously cleaning it up I went and dropped them again and made even more mess. I told him quite firmly that there was absolutely NO need to pack it away again as it was intended to be up to be used whenever he wanted to-!!
Jesika took Jen, Eva & Jonathan to Waterfall after the muster so they could help stain the deck. I had spent the morning making a huge pot of pumpkin soup so they missed out on that today!
Sylvia arrived with Anna just before lunch. They had picked up the mail for me and Anson’s laptop was there. I had bought it on TradeMe for him so now he is moving into the realms of the IT world and will have to learn to do his own accounts – yeah right! Nice laptop though, I am very pleased with the purchase.
Tim announced that he was taking everyone out fishing so Sylvia’s eyes lit up big time. They all had a quick lunch and then took off out the bay with all on board except me. I enjoyed a few hours of quiet as I was rather tired. I managed to get an hour to doze with my book in between doing other necessary things.
They never arrived back home until around 6pm. Cat went diving and Bri took Eva and Jesika rock climbing. Jonathan was pretty happy – he had never caught a fish before and Shannie was pleased with her very large cod too. So it was fresh fish for dinner and then Cat & Jen left. They are heading to Granny’s tonight and then on down to Wanaka. Cat has some short term work lined up down there and Jen has a job at the ski field. Bri has been debating about taking Nathan tramping, the weather being the hinging factor. It looks like they may head off in a day or so.
Cat also was taking Fly down to Megan as she is adopting her because Jesika is moving to Australia. Rather heart rending parting and very emotional for Jesika. Fly has been a great companion for her and it is hard to have to part with her but it was the only way we could get her to Wanaka. I am sure Fly will enjoy learning all about chasing rabbits on Megan and Jon’s place
Jesika took Sylvia and Anna home with her so she can show Anna the ropes tomorrow. More mustering in the morning so Tim and the boys will be away early again.