Sunday, 19 August 2012

Lambs and lemon juice.

This is NOT a recipe blog post- no lambs will be consumed with lemon in my household!!

There is nothing more annoying than wasting a weekend being sick. There is also nothing better than the sound advice of my Mum. Despite missing out on the glorious sunshine today I am grateful for time to rest my aching limbs and vocal chords. I am well aware that constantly rushing to make the most of every minute of my precious time, nearly always back fires on me eventually. I have not been able to shake this cold/ flu/ virus, whatever it is, since the end of the holidays. I have given in- overdosing on lemon juice is giving me an ulcer on my tongue!

The visiting newborn lamb has been cheerful indeed and it has since invited a sibling to visit too. So now we have two little cuties to dote over. Wednesday's little sister has the unfortunate name 'pooey' after coming home from appointments and soccer on Saturday morning to find the little escapees in the family room and a trail of lamb poo all over the tiles. The cheeky little mites had broken down the barrier from the laundry and went exploring. At least they limited their exploits to the tiled areas. Pooey (awww how dreadful to call it that!!) needed some supplement feeds and her poor Mummy Sheep needed some recovery time too- wouldn't we all after giving birth to triplets!

Joe's appointment with the play therapist went well on Saturday morning and he is happy to go back next week to check out the giant playdough tub that he spied on the shelf. We are hoping that our shy boy soon starts to open up.

I enjoyed taking Campbell to Rouse Hill on Saturday afternoon too. While the younger boys had friends over to play I promised Cams a trip to the ABC Shop. As tired and as reluctant I felt to hit the shops, Campbell was the loveliest company and we had a wonderful afternoon together. He was thrilled with his BBC DVD find and showed it to everyone we saw in Rouse Hill (nobody we knew but solid pals now). He is such a charmer when he is in a chirpy mood. The young man working in Target wished Campbell well for his holiday to Spain too!!! I am not sure where his recent interest in Spain came from, but he is quite determined to go there. I would be more than happy to accompany him too...perhaps one day we will have the budget and inclination. My big boy always makes me laugh and I can't take the smile off my face now thinking about his commentary around the shops- "Mum, why is that girl staring at me. Look at her she is just looking right at me. What's HER problem." This girl was actually standing right next to us, and was indeed staring, and continued to stare despite Campbell's audible comment. Campbell certainly makes up for Joe's lack of conversation.

Feeling like I needed time for my beautiful middle boy we snuggled up to watch 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' (again) and enjoyed listening to him play his bass. Our Friday night also consisted of Drew's playing and a frolicking lamb- not quick enough to get some footage while we were laughing.

Took some time to read on our comfy day bed on our awesome deck too this morning. Still need to get some photos of the finished masterpiece but Eric is still pottering around with some roll away storage crates to go underneath the deck. I will wait until all is complete and polished for the pics.

So having said all of that I realise now that nothing was wasted to being sick!! I have spent lots of time sleeping but looking back I did manage to fit in lots of lovely stuff too. 


  1. Glad you're not eating the lambies! LOVE Campbell's response to those who stare!!!

    1. Hahaha me too Alison :) I don't mind the kids that stare- they are usually just curious about the wheelchair and often ask questions. The adults that stare DO annoy me though! Do you get that too?

  2. Those lambs are beautiful. sorry to hear you have been unwell, I have had the same virus thing for three weeks and just doused my tonsils with salt and lemon....i think a Spanish holiday would be just the fix!

    1. Thanks Bron- I think a Summery jaunt in Spain would do the trick ;)


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