Wednesday, 17 September 2008

My life, this day, today...

Here I go again...missing summer, I know its a bore!  One of the main things that I dislike about the return to routine is living my life by the clock.  My brother once laughed at me for being privileged because I do not need to wear a watch...now this is true, a little bit more involved though because I do not need to wear a watch because I am so acutely aware of the time.  The children test me, out of the blue they say 'What time is is Mommy?' and  8 out if 10 times I am right.  So we return to the routine of early mornings, which always start with a cuddle, then its rush rush rush...
Breakfast is the first big thing, its easier now as my oldest one helps, he puts out the dishes,the cereal and milk  As we eat we chat about our day, what is happening, things to do and places to be.  This morning we had a little free time so before I knew it the kitchen table was turned into a play area, each of us bringing something to the table that we wanted to do, my youngest is struggling with his words so when he picked up the letter land alphabet pack I was amazed and he and his brother played letter games, I sipped my tea and when the words all got too much we put Sam Sparro , Black and Gold, on the laptop and danced around the kitchen.  School uniform time next and then the mad trip to school, total chaos at the school gate with cars parked on double yellow lines and people driving far to fast dodging the children as the parents rush off late for work.  Its a small school in the centre of the village, yet the madness of this fifteen minutes is more fitting for a town supermarket carpark on a Friday afternoon.
So once again I open the door to my home, now on my own and the silence hits me...radio four is turned on and the house is tidied, beds made, toys put away and toilets flushed (if you have kids you will know what I mean by this).  I check into my sewing room to see the mess I left from my late night sewing time, not so bad and I look over my present sewing project...I am happy with how it is turning out.  Its a bag, more details to follow in another post. Sneaky peek time...
I am not really on my own, the animals keep me company and as they have not been on the blog for a while I took a couple of snaps...Archie the cutest bunny in the world (in my opinion) my HUGE french lop, he has the run of the garden and the kitchen, he does not go any further because his big feet want allow him... he slips on the wooden floor.  Plus this makes me quite happy as I do not want animal fur around the 'Suzie Sews household' as one member of the family has allergies.
... and it would not be fair to leave out the GPs, Charlie and Lola, these are the children's pets although they keep me company most of the day, every visit to the fridge they squeak in anticipation of a tasty treat...
I need to get my head around the housework, I HATE housework!  My soul mate is coming to visit, she is travelling now as we speak, she will be with us tomorrow as she is flying all the way from Australia.  This is me though, not doing the housework, instead I am putting the finishing touches to her present, on her last visit she liked a scarf I had on, it inspired her to make some for friends and family, I thought she would be far to busy making them for others to make one for herself...
...so it was my duty (because it was such a chore...NOT) to make her one just for her... she is quite tall, taller than I am but then I am small! So its a long skinny scarf with the option to wear it Dr Who style or layer it up and use the pin...
So that is my life, this day, today in the house, but what about outside, well the views are changing dramatically now, the hills are going from bright green to a pale sludge green and slouches of pinky purple colour as the heather goes into full bloom... The view from my back garden and bedroom...
The view from my front garden and sewing room...(These pictures, with the sunset, actually got taken on Saturday evening when I returned home from my sewing day...a nice welcome home).
So in a nut shell that's my morning, Now to be serious and concentrate on the housework, or maybe a little sewing or even knitting...NO! NO! I must clean....
I leave you with the parcel that is hopefully arriving on Miss French Knots doorstep today after she won the 'Suzie Sews Summer Giveaway' The lovely red and white butchers twine came from the lovely Donna at Country House Antique Textiles.


Have good day.

I just wanted to add, how touched I was at the thoughtful and very heartfelt comments about my situation with my Mom, my email account is down, I will get back to you in person soon, its always a little cold feeling when you do it over the blog.  The current situation is I sent her a beautiful card, not handmade as she views this as I can not be bothered to go to the shop to buy one, (sorry a little harsh from me there) with a few lines saying I was sorry, could I bring the children up next week for supper and did she want to come away with us for the weekend next month?  I am now checking the answer machine every hour and living with some anticipation to the outcome... sleep is still eluding me and I have a cold so still feeling a little glum about it all. 

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi, Suzie! We are just back from holidays, and so good to catch up with you here...But how sorry I was to hear of the situation with your mum. What a sad thing that your mover closer to you family has resulted not in more closeness but deterioration of relationship. Sometimes it is so hard with families...We've all experienced something, haven't we? Very much I hope things will resolve more positively between you & your mum. You've extended a lovely olive branch in peace and reconciliation...I hope she takes it, and you can all move forward more happily :o) I will be thinking of you...Such fun to see glimpes of your crafting--can't wait to see the finished bag, and love the knit scarf--great closure with the scarf pin! Your bunny and gineau pigs are adorable! May easing into the daily routine again bring comfort and structure at this time, and may hope be the cure for tears... :o) Take care! ((HUGS))

jennyflower said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I loved having a peak into your life, not usually an animal lover, but yours are super cute! xx

Lin said...

Lovely bunnies and GP's!! Your sewing room looks so nice and busy, I like all the cottons!

Jane said...

Hugs and hope your friend coming to visit will help too. Jane x

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

love the scarf!

hope this go well with the olive branch!

Vanessa said...

You did the right thing about making the 1st move with your Mum!

The views from your house are lovely!

Vanessa x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The glimpse of your day sounds lovely and I am very envious of your views. Hope things go well with your mum. Lucy x

Kitty said...

Beautiful photos Suzie - with views like that, you can't stay sad (((S))).

I hate the rush in the mornings ... really hate it. The traffic is madness. Roll on the holidays! x

Silvia said...

Hi Suzie, Thank you for visiting my Blog. Your life seems full :) I loved reading about your breakfast routine as these days it is not a common thing for familys to eat together around a table

dottycookie said...

Hugs Suzie - I'm sorry you've been having a tough time with your mum. It's quite clear from reading your words that you'll never let your children feel the same sadness you have been. I hope you can meet up with your mum soon and the situation can be resolved happily. Family unhappiness is just the worst :-(

anne bebbington said...

Yes! what is it about children and the toilet flush - my two youngest are allergic to it too!

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Suzy - hope you get your call - I think in the circumstances you sending the card was very nice on your part!! We always give in don't we. I lived with my first husband for years longer than I should have because I knew my Mam would dsapprove of me leaving him - when I finally did - she said "Well that's just like you" and stomped off - as if I had done it several times before!! (whcih I hadn't) eventually she admitted she had never liked him! -so why did she not side with me then?? My husband Alan thinks she is jealous of me - Hmm I don't see it like that . Anyway have a fabulous time with your friend - hope its too hot for her scarf whilst she is visiting though coming from down under she will probably be wearing ito none of sunny days ( remember those?) Bet you have a sore throat by the time she leaves