Monday, January 20, 2020


Sorry to everyone who's back at work today.  But I really do love Mondays. 

It's the start of a new week... and it's almost always  QUIET.  *smiles*

I don't know if Brylee is working today, but she's really quiet around the house anyway.

When Griffin comes home... hopefully it still stays quiet!  We have set some 'ground rules', but I forget to mention one very important one!

NO BOOM BOOM music.  He has to wear ear phones.  

Today I'm going to continue getting 'my' stuff out of bedroom # 2, in readiness for Griffin's return.

I will just potter around slowly, it's far too hot to try and rush it.  

Next on my list after that is to make some removable 'curtains' for the lounge doors.
Once Griffin is back, visitors will have to go back to using the lounge as a bedroom.

This lounge has two sets of doors, both have glass panels:

ABOVE:  Because of the glass panels, there's no privacy for visitors.   There's some velcro taped on to the top of these doors, so obviously previous owners have hung curtains there.
I will renew the velcro, and make some 'curtains' to put there.

I'm pretty sure I can find some fabric that will be perfect for there.  lol

The other thing I will be doing today is ringing the AA to organise our Travel Insurance.  As everyone has pointed out, it's better to be safe than sorry when travelling overseas, even if it's just to Australia.  And, as we have been members of the AA for over 30 years, we will get a member discount.  Score.

We have now been in our new home for 6 weeks and 4 days (yes I'm counting! ), and I STILL can't find a thing I dislike about it!
How many times will you hear me say it?  I ♥ LOVE ♥ THIS HOME!  We are just so very happy.

And on that happy note, I'm off to start moving stuff around a bit in bedroom #2.



ABOVE:  Yep.  lol

MARIA:  Thank You.  I went and looked at the doors, closed them, imagined the glass being permanently frosted and unable to be seen through, and decided that's not what I wanted.
I like being able to see through the glass into our out of the room.
So I will stick to take down/put up curtains.
But THANK YOU for the suggestion.  All ideas are welcome. *smiles*

11.03 am:  And it's taken me over 2 hours to get everything out of the drawers, wardrobe and shelving unit in Bedroom # 2!
I had to find places to put all my paperwork (was in the drawers), all the ornaments etc from the shelving unit and put all the Christmas Decorations/tree etc in the outside cupboard.

Didn't think it would take that long that's for sure.  But now it's done and I can relax.

ABOVE:  Everything is in this cupboard except the tree.  That's now in the 'Pot Shed'.
I've now locked that cupboard with a big padlock, and don't have to worry about that stuff till next December.  Awesome. 

Lacy just arrived.  So we are going out to get a couple of things I need... like sticky velcro. 

6.03 pm:  Well we got everything on my list, came home and had some lunch.  Then I had a nap as my head was pounding and I felt sick.

Just too hot I think.

Lacy went home, so I ended up in the pool for at least an hour and a half or more.  It was wonderful.

Brylee arrived home and joined me in the pool for a while too.

Now Stew is home and the mad bastard is on the treadmill!  Crazy man. 

I am not cooking tonight.  It's takeaways for us.  

I reckon today was the hottest day we've had so far this year.  It's almost unbearable inside the house right now. 
Another sleepless night ahead probably.


  1. Maria7:50 AM

    What about getting some frosted window film instead? mitre10 has heaps even a colourful stained glass one.

  2. Yes, that frosted glass film would be great there! Regarding travel insurance I have been an AA member for as long as you but AA was still the most expensive option so I opted for another company. Of course it's pretty cheap for travel insurance to Australia anyway but do a couple of tests online - also make sure you put down any pre-existing conditions, very important!

  3. Anonymous9:44 AM

    I'm glad Griffin is coming home. I like the idea of temporary curtains at the doors. They are so beautiful. I'm home because its Anniversary day. I need to get off my cuff and get something done.

  4. Sewing question - I have a lot of bandannas. Do you think they would make good soup bowl caddies? I also have heavy cotton batting left from quilts. Is there a set of directions you would recommend?

    1. As long as the bandannas are pure cotton you can use them. Look on Pinterest for the pattern, there's lots on there. Soup Bowl Cosy Pattern.

  5. Don’t you have air conditioning Chris

    1. Yes we do! I'm just not used to using it, I completely forget it's there. We haven't even turned the heat pumps (air con) on at all since moving into this home. Maybe I will tomorrow when it gets unbearable.

  6. You won’t regret using it, I can’t stand the heat but my air conditioner helps so much.


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