I am still in the land of the living.
Just so you all know.
I have the middle child and his wife visiting with us for a week or so before they move on to visit with her parents. The weekend has been busy catching up with family – some of whom have never met my son’s wife. We have another dinner catchup with others tonight.
His wife is a crafty person and loves sewing so we spent a portion of yesterday in Lincraft at Toowoomba having a wonderful time. At night, we sit on the couch and she cross stitches whilst I work on my little hexagons. My hand sewing is terrible at night and I have much trouble in threading the needle. The Garden Gnome has offered to thread the needle for me but my pride gets in the way and I insist on doing it myself. Yesterday I bought a big magnifying thingy to hang around my neck whilst I work on craft projects. Every little bit helps right?
Saturday saw my whole tribe together (complete with grandchildren). We went to a large shopping centre (mall) to look for some clothes and then we were going to go bowling. It didn’t work out that way however. We did some shopping. The kids had the best fun playing with their uncle (who they have seen only a couple of times in their lives). There were tears and a few tantrums throughout the afternoon (and that was just the adults) but the day went fairly smoothly. Late lunch/early dinner at Sizzler and then we visited my father. Yesterday we travelled to visit my mother. So we have been very busy. We left there late afternoon to travel home and I snapped these photos (using my phone) through the windscreen. The sun was setting in the west behind us but in the east ahead of us was this amazing line of cloud over the range we had to cross to go home. We had been in cloudless skies all day on one side of the range but on the other we crossed into overcast skies.
We were driving through agricultural countryside and the land is terribly brown and dry right now as you can see in the next photo. (It is green along the road edges because if a shower of rain does come through, it runs off the bitumen and onto the edges of the road).
Healthwise – the medication I am on to dampen the head spins is working slightly but they make me terribly tired. I find by about 4pm I can hardly keep my eyes open. This afternoon I am going for more tests.
I will get back to my regular posting schedule as soon as I can. 🙂
Have a blessed day one and all 😀