Monday, March 13, 2006

On the mend

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and emails. It's comforting and reassuring to hear your stories. Sarah, you're little boy sounds scarey! My little chooken still didn't have a great night. We thought he was over theworst, then the fever shot back up again. He's still not all that happy, but hopefully we are over the worst. We tag-teamed it all night then I handed him over to Brett at 7.30 and headed back to bed. I slept like a baby until around 10.30 when he woke me with bacon & eggs in bed... Now THAT's a hubby :) We decided to get out of the house for a while, so we went for a drive around Red Hill. We went and had a look at a palm plantation. Brett wants a (huge) palm tree at the front of our house... at a minimum of $5,000 for one tree, I'm a bit more reserved! I might not be, if our house was actually finished! LOL Anyway, he can dream. We popped in to visit Brett's uncle in Bittern, then his sister in Hastings, who is due to have a baby in May. Then a quick visit to Nanna & Poppy in Somerville. Then home. A big loop. It was nice just to get out of the house.

I sat down to watch Desperate Housewives tonight with DH. I don't watch much TV really, but I have to watch "my girls". I can't just sit still and veg though, so I whipped out this little layout. I did run back and forth to the study during the adds to sew though. I didn't have enought letters so I used the 'negatives' from the HS sheet to cut my own from some scraps of chipboard, and covered them with more BG. It was a quick layout until I got to that bit! As you can tell I have a bit of a thing for sewing, and I have black cotton on my machine.

A little bit of behind the scenes for this layout:
My six year old neighbour Sarah LOVES Ethan. Over Christmas they went on holidays to QLD, and each of the children were given $50 to spend while they were away. They could spend it on what ever they wanted, but once it was gone there was no more. Sarah's brother and sister spent theirs, but on the last day Sarah still had hers. She didn't want anything for herself, all she wanted was to buy Liam and Ethan a present. She and her mum traped all through the markets, through all the shops until finally Sarah found a projector torch for Liam, and this giraffe for Ethan. We named him Genesis Giraffe (Gennie). I am amazed at the generosity of that little girl. Six years old, and so ready to sacrifice her own desires to bring happiness to her friends. That's what I call a heart of gold.


Donna WIlson said...

Hopefully he's a little bit better today... You must be exhausted you poor thing. Not fun when our babies are sick is it?? xx

Megan said...

Sarah sounds like a truly beautiful little soul Katie - what a gorgeous girl!

You still sounds o chipper, even though you have had a rough is your little man?

Hoping everything is improving over there,
Megan xx

Carolyne said...

how's ethan going??? hope you guys are catching up on some sleep. love the layout K....awesome as always. hugs.

Sarah said...

Sounds like he is on the mend Katie. I hope your little man is Ok and you and your DH can get some much needed sleep. I couldn't help but laugh with your circle trip ours gets like that as well. .. My parents live in Somerville. My inlaws in Crib Point and MY SIL in Hastings but moving to Balnarring... Weird Hey!!! Also must tell you that our house is not finshed, we have been here for 4 years in May.... Mainly the outside...One day!! ...LOL

jane said...

hi Katie
hope Ethans getting better!
love the layout- wish i could 'just' whip up something so great.
we are off to my sisters for a few days of babysitting duty ( although the 8yr old and 11 yr old nephews wouldnt like me say that im BABY sitting them LOL)
will be showing Al the bit about Brett getting you bacon and eggs- how nice! go Brett!!
Have a good couple of days- see you Saturday night!!