Last weekend I went to help man the booth for the Brisbane Visual Arts Community at the local Lion's Club 'Family Fun Day".
It was so hot and humid. You only had to blink and one was a lather of perspiration. But lot's of little ones were there to see the magician and
compete in the Fairies and Pirates dress-up competition.
There were lots of fun activities, like a jumping castle
and running races,
an animal nursery and
The one that took my fancy was the sack race. There was this dear little girl at the end of the line ready to compete. All the other children were twice as big as she.
She started well but it would have been a good 50metres to the finish line and after a little distance she was hopping on the spot, not forward.
Dad to the rescue. He held onto the bag and hopped her the rest of the way.
Then a big thunderstorm could be seen rolling in from the south west. Everyone got to and packed up quickly. On the drive home all the traffic was trying to get to somewhere under cover, just in case it hailed.
A few weeks ago I found an unfinished jumper and was looking for wool to finish the sleeves.
I ran into a lady at the Stitches and Craft Fair who said she had a jumper she had bought in Scotland and I could use it to unravel the wool to finish the jumper. So yesterday I bought the jumper from her. But it is too nice to unravel.
It has a couple of repairable moth holes that I can darn and my excuse for not pulling it to pieces is that the colours don't quite match. I don't think I will ever get an exact match but I have found a near match from Jamiesons of Scottland so I will see if they will sell me some wool.
After walking up and down the street in the rain and up and down the stairs out of the rain I have now moved downstairs into the office space. Really it could be a living space but it is set up to be an office space with the bright lights. It was the drawing office. Because it is at street level there are security bars on all the windows. Great for hanging my bags on.
There is a small alcove in the room where I can sit and read. Problem is that I have to make sure I get to the chair before the dogs. They love this chair.
I have managed to get my fabric stash, PC and desk in as well, but not my books.
I don't think I can face moving all my stuff upstairs again. I think I will stay here until we sell the house and then move all my stuff either into storage or to a new home. Actually, it will be two (2) homes. A town house or apartment in town and the house we intend to build on the island. Building the house is going to take at least another year. Good thing there will be two homes. There are 3 good sized bedrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen dinning room down here and we are overflowing. How can I survive?
I thought I was handling all this stress very well. I'm not. I'm just blocking out reality. My mind has blocked it out but my body is reacting to it all. Well, I have a few months here in the office space to look forward to. I think I will have a TV installed so that I don't need to go upstairs any more.