Hello! How are you dear friend. I was wondering if you might like to join me on a quick skip through my past week that was. I know it's a little self indulgent but it was a gorgeous week and I'd really like to catch it before it flitters off in the wind.
So here we go, this past week;
I visited a family with their new baby girl Holly, not even 19 hours old.
I sliced my thumb open on a pair of secateurs.
I saw blood clot and was impressed at my body, but not so much by the sight.
I woke up one year older.
I thought a lot about what a wonderful place right now is to be.
I threw a little, last minute birthday breakfast in our garden and hired a coffee van. During the party I was serenaded by my family, the girls singing and Bren on the ukulele, on the steps of the cubby-house.
I wrote an article for one of my fave magazines.
I sucked honey out of honeycomb that we stole from the roof of one of our hives.
I started reading my first ever e-book - My Year Without Matches - which I am really enjoying, but still missing turning the pages.
I spent two whole days not knitting due to my cut thumb.
I sent the girls to school with yesterday's plaits due to my cut thumb.
I read through the 102 Clover crochet hook entries and loved every single one. I love how crochet unties us, calms our busy minds and enables us to make pretty gifts from scratch for ourselves and other people in our lives. Eventually I chose Dre at No Frills Mum because her story touched me. Dre please email me your postal details and I'll get gorgeous Renae to mail you your hooks ASAP.
I thought a bit about how cool it would be to run a yarn store like Yarn Haus and how we should support Renae by buying our yarn from her because she is brave and living her dreams and sourcing some really gorgeous yarns.
I spent an afternoon without house water when farmer Bren ploughed through a pipe.
I cleaned up another Mother's child's poo in our bathroom without any water (of course it happened when I had none).
I knitted a hedgehog Softie for Mirabel.
I did half of Indi's painting homework.
I remembered that I'm not such a great painter.
I remembered that I love couscous.
I felt overwhelmed and honoured and thrilled by all the birthday messages and calls and love.
I ate my first mango of the season.
I visited a bio dynamic sheep farm and fell more in love with wool.
I accumulated 246 unread emails.
I accumulated a kitchen table full of beautiful birthday flowers.
I donated to our community's Clay Space project.
I listened to this song and watched this film so many times and felt more than a little bit proud of our Indi, Tim and Geoffrey.
I think that's all the main points. I'll probably think of more once I press publish.
I have to now, my farmer boy is teaching the girls to make fire with a magnifying glass and I don't want to miss out.
So how about you?
What have you been up to this past week dear friends?
Tell me three or four things in the comments if you like, I'd love to know.
I hope you have the most wonderful weekend.
Love Kate xx