It’s a long weekend here in Melbourne – well, kinda… Today is Melbourne Cup Day and a public holiday, and most of the state also took yesterday off.
Mouse update – Well, Morris lived behind our air-con unit for a full day, popping out occasionally for a wander along the rafters. He seemed to like the peanuts and dried apricots I fed him but I think he was still hungry. Sunday night he took a walk down to the window sill. The cat was watching, and with a well-timed jump, knocked Morris off his ledge and chased him around until I felt too sorry for him and captured him with a jug. I fed him dinner and Rog released him over the road where he was found, stunned, by a passing bicycle rider the next morning who was convinced Morris was a possum and tried to release him into a tree. True story.
Kids update – they are LOVING this weather and being outside constantly. Unfortunately they are both allergic to *something* outside – not sure what – so I have been having to keep them dosed up on anti-histamines to keep the rash down.
Renovation update – lino is completely removed from the laundry and Rog has prepped the walls ready for plastering. I cannot WAIT to have a shiny, clean laundry!! AND to get rid of this mess – renovations are so untidy!
Crafty update – me and Mel had a good night on Saturday night making a start on the boys’ santa sacks. I had the bright idea of appliqueing their names to the front which took us the best part of five hours. They will be super cute when they’re done – planning another night of sewing tomorrow.
Friends update – awesome impromptu fish and chips dinner at the park last night with our friends. The kids played while we ate and drank and enjoyed the beautiful warm evening. And I finally got the chance to practice getting some sun flare in my pics – definitely need more practice, but it was fun playing with the great light.
More later – Shimelle’s blogging class started yesterday so I have my ‘assignment’ to do!