Monday, September 3, 2007

Monday already!

Our Father's Day was very quiet, I woke at 5am with a raging Migraine so that wasn't a good start to the day. Luckily Steve didn't want to go anywhere (out for breakfast or lunch) just a quiet one at home so we had spare ribs and salad for lunch on the balcony and we just vegged out for the day. Except Steve, he was building these......

stairs down to the clothes line and pool area. We had a heap of new gravel bought in and distributed last weekend so that when it rains it is not so muddy getting to the cars. These stairs have been in the plans for a while and I love the job he has done on them!

Our cat Jack has taken to sleeping on my scrap table - I have cuaght him a few times stretched out (usually on top of something important).

Today has been lovely, a friend of ours is in Perth from Sydney and came to visit with his 4 year old daughter - the weather here today is beautiful - a gorgeous Spring day. So we enjoyed being outside again today. Very hard to come inside and get some chores done. There was even an easterly wind blowing here this morning (a coldish one though) so that is a sure sign the weather is a changing!

I actually read a book over the weekend.....I really needed a break from my desk, I don't think I even read an email or blog all weekend....very unusual for me! The book was a debut novel by Kate Veitch called Listen. Loved it....a very "real" novel about a Mother who at 30 walks out on her husband and 4 children on Christmas Eve in 1967 and basically disappears. The bulk of the novel concentrates on the children some 40 years on and the effects on each of them. Highly recommend it!


A layout I can share.....this one is in the latest issue of For Keeps Issue 58, Fresh Ideas readers gallery.
I love this layout of Gemma and Rhi - I have actually framed this as a gift for Rhiannon as she is now at a new school and only sees Gemma on the weekends.
Thanks for checking in and take care.


11 comments:

Lissy said...

Fabulous layout Sharon and the steps are looking great too. Hope you are feeling better. I am still at the farm for a few more days - Lis

Hannah said...

Gorgeous layout, Sharon!

I hope your migraine has gone now, and that it didn't ruin your Sunday.

Megan said...

Hi Sharon,

I was only looking at this gorgeous layout of yours last night - it looks amazing in the magazine and I love how they have showcased it!

Big hoorah for Steve and his steps - they look fabulous.

And I want a cat....Jack looks so happy there. I think having a friend like that to scrap with would be just lovely :-)

Megan xx

megan pickwell said...

Love those steps.
Gorgeous layout too.
Mx

Alli said...

I love the stairs, I bet they look great! we had a quiet day fathers day too, hope you didn't suffer the whole day, and I think your verandah would be a fantastic place to sit back and relax :)

Judy said...

I remember that lo! Looks great.
Glad you got to read.
Your desk is a disgrace - way too clean for my liking!!!

Tracey Bower said...

Hi Sharon,
Fantastic layout and those steps look great, very creative Hubby too by the look of the steps. Cats are very intuitive and they know the best place in the house with the best vibes. LOL.
Take care and hope you stay migraine free for a while. Not fun.
Trace.

Tracey Bower said...

Hi Sharon,
Fantastic layout and those steps look great, very creative Hubby too by the look of the steps. Cats are very intuitive and they know the best place in the house with the best vibes. LOL.
Take care and hope you stay migraine free for a while. Not fun.
Trace.

nikala o'brien said...

Your husband is a lot like mine Sharon. We had 30sqm of garden soil delivered last weekend - one guess what we were doing!

Saw your lo in FK. lOOKS FANTASTIC.

Melissa Goodsell said...

Such a gorgeous layout Sharon, I do love red on a scrapping page. Beautiful.

Those stairs are awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Just love them.
Melx

kate said...

Glad you enjoyed my book so much! Thank you for your appreciative comments, always a thrill for an author to hear!