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Alfresco Saturday – at home


Mid morning. On the verandah.
Sunny, but fresh with a little breeze.
Hot coffee and homemade bikkies.
Nothing better.

Jennifer ūüôā

Lovely weather – if you feel like taking flying lessons.

My little plan went slightly astray yesterday. I hit the gym and then the idea was to spend 4 hrs plus on the computer being super productive and getting stuff done.
What actually happened was that I buggered about, started reading a book ….
It’s spring, so that means windy, but yesterday was extreme. So extreme that the power went off across the state at 11 am and didn’t return to about 6 pm. So no washing, no coffee, no water and absolutely no computer work because the internet was buggering up as well.

Add to that, the two calls I got from the school about picking up the kids. At 12.30. (I had to authorise that I would let them go home early, thus picking them up, luckily we live only 10mins away). Power was out for too long, and with 200+ kids and no water… Well, you get the idea. Oh, and a roof blew off one of the classrooms (with my kid in it)

We did some tidying up round the yard – from hubby ripping out old garden beds and a tree stump, not from the wind.
Thoughts then turn to dinner. No power means one thing. BBQ. That is fine except the wind is not so warm anymore. Candles are found for once it got dark…and then Poof, well, not really a poof, more of the humming as things come to life.
Have you ever noticed how quiet things are when there is no power. No fridges humming. As subtle as they are, it is still noise.
Our dinner became an indoor bbq. As in cook outside and eat in.

I’m not too sure if I’ll get anything better done today. With my reblog, I don’t want to just share the link, but copy and paste won’t work as WP doesn’t like the pictures. I’ll work on something. There might be something else later today.
It is Friday and hubby and I are heading to town later, and tomorrow is work for the eldest then our ‘routine’ pizza and movie night.
Sunday, providing the weather plays nice we are taking a family day out to visit a cave – it’s gonna be a long day as the learner will be driving which means no more than 80km/hr – but should be fun. I have to empty the SD card and make sure both batteries are fully charged.

Have a great day and I hope the weather plays nice for you (spring or autumn/fall)
Jennifer ūüôā

clothes.. oh so many clothes…

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I’m a shopper.

There, I said it.¬† I love clothes and finding bargains, whether new-on-sale or second-hand is always good.¬† In fact I rarely buy full price off the rack unless I know I will wear it enough to justify¬†the price tag.¬† That’s not saying I just buy for the hell of it (well I will admit to it sometimes) but I will often wait til the end of the season when the prices come down. ¬†And going¬†on how many removalists¬†boxes (8) I had just for my clothes when we moved I certainly made the most of shopping while in Qld.¬†¬†Plus the majority¬†is a wonderful selection¬†of summer clothes.¬† No surprise,¬†since when¬†we moved to Mt Isa, winter was non-existent¬†and it was summer for¬†9 mths¬†of the year with a Spring/Autumn tossed in for a brief change.

But I digress.¬† The weather, although by this week’s forecast you wouldn’t believe it, is changing and the sunny summer days are fast approaching.¬†¬†So this week I have decided to get out all my summer clothes and swap for my meagre collection of winter clothes and refresh the wardrobe.

This task took me¬†all week, and I wrote¬†notes on¬†it as I went along…

My bed is¬†covered with dresses, skirts, tops, singlets, shorts, 3/4’s and a nice collection of jeans that I bought when I first lost the last ‘baby weight’ 7 years ago.¬† I fondly remember pretty well everything and saw a few items that I haven’t actually worn
yet! ¬†Oh dear, should I be admitting to that… :-}

2 boxes chockas of my summer clothes.. yay!

Anyhoo, I love my gorgeous floral¬†dresses, they make me feel feminine and pretty plus there is something about wearing skirts and dresses.¬† I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something just.. nice about it.¬† So, 3 piles of dresses, a huge pile each of skirts, shirts/tops, tanks, and two-legged items.

Apparently, even though I say I don’t like floral, I must do, as a lot of my patterns are indeed floral. But nice ones, not those old granny/fussy type florals… wonder what that means then..

some of those dresses...

Now most of these clothes are at least one size too small – but do you think I’m going to let
all those glorious clothes go to waste and buy¬†more… (would love to, but I don’t think I would be granted permission on that one) No!¬† That is my goal (to fit them again)¬†and from now on there will be no more said about the fitting into clothes.¬†¬†Weight is a very personal issue and I’m just not going to tackle it. Not for fear of offending or saying the wrong thing.¬† I just think so long as you are happy with yourself then it’s all good.¬† The washing will commence and then the wardrobe transformation.¬† With the pieces that fit.

The line looked pretty cool with all those colours floating about… no, being wind-swept… and what a job.

windy washing day - love it!

now so nice and peaceful... dresses galore ūüôā

Now, I just need to find all those lovely summer shoes I had…¬† where could they be….? and then to sort out my jewellery stash…

jewellery all over my bench...what to do now?

to be continued…..

(keep smiling, Jennifer :))