I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Saturday, October 08, 2005


I didnt realise how long it was since I posted! Its been a busy week.The kid has been on school holidays so Ive had her doing lots of gardening and cleaning type things (cos she has to learn you know)...Took her to town for a day and out to lunch.Then I bought her 2 new teeshirts and some teenage things that girls seem to *have to have*.Shes been quite good this week and not been grounded once!
James has a strange pain in his leg thats been going on for 3 weeks now..its a burning pain in the muscle so the palliative care doc Des sent James for an MRI which we went to yesterday...he said it wasnt very pleasant being in the big machine that banged and roared and whirred but not painful...we will know the results next week.It many be something pressing on his spine.
Then we went to my brothers farmhouse to meet Thomas,the latest farmdog.Hes a beardie,3 mths old and gorgeous.He bounds around on feet too big for his body and towers over little Ollie dog but she loves the attention.My brother had bought 3 ducks to add to his already existing male duck...but the 2 males had one big fight and the new ones left..waddled off! I never knew there was such a thing as a duck who couldnt fly...they had a long way to walk to go home:)
Last night Ian (brother) was nominated in a ceremony as coach of the year...then recieved the wonderful news that it was HE that won! Coach of the year for the whole Nth Island.Im so proud of him..hes clever and funny and good to everyone.His hockey team adore him..tho he didnt just win for being a hockey coach.
We have decided to get rid of the stupid horses who have been grazing here for free and have the land sown in maize.It will be good for the soil to be fertilized and have a new crop.They come and do all the work and all we have to do it watch it grow.I love maize crops..the wind whistles thru it and it shines brightly in the sun.
At night it glows..I love to watch anything grow.
Its been raining on and off here for a week so my gardens are pumping.But theres lots of mud around and dirty shoes...never mind.
Ezzie is coming next weekend..Yay.Its his birthday and he will be 7.We will have a party and eat kid food and cake..and Ez will love being back on the farm.
James finally found a smallish chiminea and hes itching to light it so we can sit outside at night and be warm and drink wine.Then it will be barbeque time..:) summers coming and its all good.

posted by butterflies @ 11:13 AM


At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear the happenings :-). Your garden photos were great, things look healthy and happy. Kiss the family for me. Love you all,


At 5:07 PM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Sounds like a very busy week. I know what you mean about things growing. I love that also. I'll be praying about the MRI results. Dave just could not stand those--the lying still, confined, plus it got to where just lying on the flat surface hurt. Hope James wasn't too uncomfortable. Love to all. Have a wonderful weekend...& enjoy summer. Fall has arrived in OK so winter will be soon to follow.
Blessed be...

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Snidget said...

i still can't get used to hearing you talking about summer as we head into Fall and winter!

Glad to hear that James's daughter is doing well - maybe this is the change she needed.


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