Saturday, April 7, 2012


My body is tired! I am definitely feeling my age today.
You all know I’m not one for cold weather, but when this is how today looked (at –2C):
I just had to get some chores done. It was perfect weather for bedding, so the washer was running for a good few hours and the clothes line was full of duvets and blankets while the pillows were out on the lawn furniture. Three beds got done.
I had time to paint the final coat on Mattias’ old room which will be our office/crafting room (after a quick trip to town to change the pigment in the paint). So, what used to look like this:
(btw, the stripes were meant to complement the colours in his “Incredibles” bedding, not represent Germany’s flag . . .)
Now looks like this:
(the colour is a green-y beige)
I also had time to make a nice – almost fancy – Easter dinner for us this evening:
And bake a cinnamon bun cake:
The kids and I also, somehow, managed to clean most of the floors in the house before 11am.
In completely unrelated news, I thought I’d share a couple of photos of the moon rising on Thursday evening:
And less than 5 minutes later:
Cool, eh?
That’s all for now. Take care and have a Happy Easter!

1 comment:

Cheri said...

Happy Easter to you all! I watched the moon-rise lastnight... it was amazing! We were able to rake the lawn here yesterday... still frozen in spots but we have lawn this Easter, unlike other years!

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