Monday, 2 September 2013

Weekending..........and a list

Come back blue skies - I miss you!

What a rotten weekend!  It was a shocker.  Sick children, the aftermath of a mini flood Friday morning (ankle deep water right through Bell's room) and an unbelievable amount of rain coming down since Thursday night.  I'm hoping this week fairs a little better. 

Loving this list which is doing the rounds at the moment:

I am.............

making: plans and essential appointments for the Christmas season.  Some days are booked already!
cooking: beef and mushroom stew, chicken soup and delicious muesli bars for the baking tins.
drinking: tea, cups and cups of tea.  And in the evening a couple of glasses of bubbles.
reading: Tom's pirate book.  It's a bit gruesome to read to the boys so I'm enjoying it instead.
wanting: new dining room chairs.  I found the ones I like.  Just need to convince Mr H.
looking: at summer dresses online.
playing: with the mega blocks.  Building towers and fire stations.  Essential rainy day distraction.
sowing: the seeds of ideas in Mr H's head about an overseas holiday after next years wine vintage.
wishing: for the safe arrival of my sister's baby due in the next few weeks.
enjoying: chocolate once the kids are tucked up in bed.
waiting: for the sunshine to return.
liking: Insurance!  All of the flood clean up is being taken care of by the professionals.
wondering: when the seasons colds and bugs will disappear.  George seems to be in the thick of it.
loving: warm blankets, a roaring fire and movies in the evening.
hoping: the flood clean up and restoration will happen quickly.  Things are a bit cramped inside!
marvelling: at modern day dads.  I would be lost without Mr H.  He often swoops in and rescues me.
needing: some "me" time and "couple" time.
smelling: spring flowers in vases.  Such a strong yet sweet smell.
wearing:  sheepskin lined boots indoors and gumboots outdoors (I was in jandals last week?!)
following: UK friends updates on Facebook - new babies galore at the moment.
noticing: that the apricot trees pink blossoms have started to show.
knowing: that the warm weather will be here again soon.
thinking: about dusting off my sneakers......and start doing more exercise......maybe.
bookmarking: overseas holiday destination ideas.
opening: Bell's school notices - 2 weeks after she has been given them!
giggling: at Tom's "verbals" - some of the things that come out of his mouth....hilarious.
feeling: grateful..........always.

Have a great week!


  1. Love this post, especially the part about Mr H coming in and rescuing you - feel the same way about my husband. That's no good about the flooding, to quote one of my favourite movies "It can't rain all the time". I hope that turns out to be the case for you.

  2. that's a b*gger about the flood. hope it's all cleaned up real soon and you can get back to normal. i'm loving the kids things say too. clauds latest was to her little brother "you know, you are my charming prince...". and ditto the hurrah for enlightened modern men x

  3. Sorry to hear that you had a bit of a crappy weekend. I hope next weekend will be kinder to you & yours!!!
    I love the list idea! What a fantastic way of sharing what you've been up to! Have other bloggers been doing the same list, or each doing their own? And is it just a one-off or will you make it a regular feature? I'm curious as I think I'd like to try it..... ;-)

    1. Hi Carly, I found the list through Jodi at Che and Fidel, found it through the blog "Meet me at Mikes". I love the list idea too. It is something you could do each week. I will definitely do another one using the same list above. Give it a go ;-) xo

  4. I'm loving these posts at the moment :) Such an insight! Hope you're all on the mend soon and that you get that dining room chairs ;) Maybe an early Christmas present?! All the best to your sister and new baby. A lovely week to you Elaina with some sunshine!

    Sophie xo

  5. So sorry to hear about your flood, how horrid for you to have this happen to you. I hope that you are able to sort it out and get back to normal very soon. Lovely list of things, very inspiring.

  6. Hi Elaina,

    SO nice to have a catch up here. What a pain about the flooding though! But thank goodness for insurance :-) I love your list. It's nice to learn more about about you and what's happening in your world. And how exciting to be planning for a holiday. Wonder where you'll go....

    Mel xxx

    PS Apologies I've been slack popping over to visit you. I seem to have found my dwindling mojo again :-)

    1. I think you are excused Mel! You have been so busy with all your amazing plans. xo

  7. Sorry to hear about your flood.....bring on Spring xx

  8. I really like your list. Sorry to hear your weekend was so rubbish, I really hope this week is a big improvement. x

  9. Hope this week is going better for you - great list full of lovely things and moments x

  10. I need to make a list like this! Great way to stay focused!!! Ok and I know a thing or 2 about floods...they are yucky and annoying! I hope the clean up isn't too bad. And I will be sending out think thoughts that the rain slows down for you and that your family starts feeling better soon! Here is to a great week ahead!!!!

  11. Can't believe you are getting ready for Christmas already! You must be so organised!


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