It's been busy here the last week or so; Mereth's number2 son and family visited from New South Wales, which was wonderful as we got to see the grandchildren. Mereth is Nanna, and I'm OtherNanna, which is so cute. Not all kids have identical grandmothers, but Logan isn't particularly fazed that there's two of us, and he never gets us mixed up.
Last weekend we went to a nearby beach town called Wallaroo, and stayed in a gorgeous rental house near the beach. There were 9 of us, and the place was so huge that we just rattled around in it. Unfortunately the weather was pretty vile for summer, cold and far too windy. So we stayed inside and played card games, and ate delicious meals. It's lovely to have so many loved ones under one roof, no-one had to leave early and drive home, which is what normally happens. We must try and make this a yearly occurrence.
Now all the Christmas and New Year engagements are over and done with, all the visiting family have departed, and it's back to normal daily life. It's been such a whirl of socialising, for more than two weeks, so things will seem very quiet. But a bit of solitude is necessary for planning and making goals for 2014, which is what Mereth and I want to do over the new few days.
Firstly, short term goals;
- Take down the Christmas decorations
- Get a new ironing board cover
- Clean out the fridge and get rid of any lingering holiday food. Our Mum kept a jar of fruit mince for more than 20 years, on the grounds that she would use it 'someday'. It lived in our fridge the whole time I was growing up. Don't want to find anything like that in my fridge.
Right, now I've had a break from the sewing machine, and I've had a bit of fabric indulgence, time for me to get busy on the first quilts of 2014.