2012 has been a blur so far and I don't know why because I don't seem to have much to show for it? I guess it must be because I am a lot busier in the car.
This year my family commitments have stepped up as my Mother in Law has handed in her licence. She did well, she is 84!
I must admit we were all praying that she would hand it in as it was getting a bit scary to see her driving. Her Doctor strongly suggested that she stop driving in January when she had a check up and we all breathed a sigh of relief when she agreed.
Not one of us wanted to be the bad guy and tell her it was time ( My SIL and I had dropped lots of hints but they were pointedly ignored).
I have also been driving for my Sister in Law as she is on pain medication at the moment that prohibits her from driving. So between the two of them and myself, I seem to be in the car a lot.
My sweet boys
The wet season is rolling on and we are now walking thru boggy soggy ground and going everywhere with an umbrella in tow. My fowl are all waterlogged and the horses are almost knee deep in mud in front of their stables...
There are some amazing fungi growing all over the place, of all different varieties, I love these huge dinner plate sized ones the best...
We might be sick of staying inside and bored with not being able to go outside as much but there is still beauty everywhere you look...
the underside of a mushroom
I think this fellow is the only one who doesn't seem to mind the wet season...
we have goldfish in the water troughs to eat the mosquito larvae
I have been trying out some new home cooking and making bread with the boys in an effort to keep them entertained and away from the computer. This week I made a starter for a sourdough. I made it gluten free so I have no idea whether it will work or not, time will tell. So far it is looking good and smelling good and if that's anything to go by I will be OK...
Not much to show on the crafty front. I have four pairs of socks on the go and only one sock finished. I may be going for a sprint finish at the end of the year if I don't make progress soon!
I have made a pair of fingerless mittens for my market stall. I won some gorgeous Cascade 220 yarn last year which is lovely to work with and so 'sproingy'. Sadly it wasn't really my colours so I had been saving it for the right pattern. These mitts looked just perfect for a winter in the Tropics. I'm just finishing up a matching scarf and hopefully someone will fall in love with them. I have so I am going to have to make some more in my sort of colours.
These days I don't do my own stall but share a space with a few others which means that if I only have a little to offer that's fine.
I can hear the rain pelting down outside and overflowing our water tanks and we can practically see the grass growing, at least it is nice and green and there is no risk of bushfire. Billy just told me there are two cyclones about to develop of our coast and there are already two off the western Australia coast so it looks like this weekend is going to be WET. I think I will go and look for my snorkel!
Have a great weekend everyone :-)