In that time we have watched the leaves on the trees mark time for us as the weather has slowly gotten colder and colder.
Here is a shot of the *acorn* tree in the fairy garden in May...
Here is a different angle of the same tree mid June... Surrounded by thick fog... Looking from about half the backyard towards the house.....
These 2 photos were taken on June 27th... shots by Andre of the same tree - all red now and shedding leaves at an alarming rate..
Every morning I gaze out at this spectacular tree and marvel in its beauty and the fact that every day it looks different. If we are still here next Autumn I might take a photo a day and capture this natural beautiful phenomenon. After living in warmer climbs for the past few years the changing of the seasons is still novel to us :)
Since being here..
I have discovered that I am enjoying the cold weather - slowly we are acclimatising. We do not have transport so walking to school when there is frost on the ground certainly is invigorating :) Its been great for our fitness levels and the three littlies and I have enjoyed some wonderful conversations about the hows and whys associated with the season changes etc.. I think its been a bonding experience overall.
Suddenly there is a demand for my hand-crafted items. I now have a long list of things that everyone would like me to make for them. At the moment I am in the process of designing the littlest princess a crochet tunic style dress. I couldn't find a pattern so decided to just make one. I really should finish it but she asked me with the sweetest look the other day to make her a scarf - so since that is more the priority I immediately cast on a scarf for her... yeah I need to finish that also :) I also need to put a few more rows on Andre's footy blanket and start one each for the boys.
I've been doing a lot of contemplating about life - and where I want to be...what the future holds for me...
Do I want to continue to study?
Do I want to go back to work?
Do I just want to stay at home and be a mum and housewife?
I don't really know the answers yet - but I do know that I am learning to be contented with what we have and make the best of every day. Not feel guilty if I don't achieve stuff. Not to beat myself up over it - or get angry - rather to just do my best and express to my family daily how much I love them.
Life is way too short!!!
This was all brought about because I have been sick. Not entirely sure what is wrong with me yet - lets just call it the "mystery illness" for now until I get my test results (tomorrow afternoon) and I may or may not share - depending I guess. Lets just say the pain (and remembered pain) has been enough for me to do as I am told - stick to the bland yucky plain tasteless diet and give up caffeine - for someone that used to live on coffee and Pepsi Max its been incredibly hard to do. I have to say that the caffeine withdrawals took 3 days and were incredibly hard to suffer through (whine) so much so that I am unsure that even if allowed I will ever eat/drink coffee or drink cola again... I have been amazed at how much better I feel without the caffeine in my system - less tired that's for sure... which is funny really as I thought caffeine was supposed to keep you alert and awake?
I am also going to make a commitment to blog more... no excuses... its a great way to diarise my life.