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Monday, 9 September 2013

September! (I'm slow, but I get there in the end)

I can't believe it's a month since I last posted here. I have been busy and preoccupied I think. I am still working on this quilt. I'm liking it more and more!

I am getting closer to having it finished! I made two trips to Adelaide in August which tends to keep me busy! It's a more than 1,500km round trip which takes forever if you drive it! One of the trips was to see child number four graduate from Uni. Again. This makes it three times now. She has a bachelors degree, an honours degree, and now a masters degree. Five and a half years of study and now she is a fully fledged teacher. She hasn't scored a job yet, but is working as a relief teacher which is keeping her pretty busy. And paid. After being a student for so long she loves the paid bit of working.

My Bradley and I with Rose the graduate
I'm not too keen on this photo as it has me looking like the side of a house, despite the fact that I have lost 25kg this year. I guess it's good to have a reality check now and again though and I definitely need to lose a lot more! I'm not "dieting" at the moment. I just needed a little break. I'll get back to it any minute now.

And speaking of "breaks" look what I did to my stockpot lid a couple of weeks ago! We were all quite sad about it when it happened. Even my 19 year old son. He spoke fondly about his memories of this pot as did his siblings! That's the moment I decided that we all need to get out more! Owning a saucepan for 16 years doesn't make it part of the family! So I am going through all of our stuff at the moment. we have waaaay too many things! Today is going to be a sewing day though. I'm off to sew some more!


simplestitches said...

congrats to your graduate!

Lorraine said...

I think you look great Kris! and congrats to the graduate and good luck with the job hunting..Bad luck about the saucepan lid...lots of little bits of glass to clean up! How is the clean out going? I think it's a change of seasons thing.....although having moved a gazillion times I have pared back a lot of stuff...but could still get rid of some I guess....if I could be bothered......hope you are back sewing not cleaning!

Suzanne said...

Your photo is lovely! I know what you mean about the cleaning out. It's what I have been doing for a few months now. Good luck to the newest teacher!

Shay said...

You look fabulous Kris...25 kilos is an amazing achievement so you take your break and get back to it when it suits you!

Love the quilt you're working on. The fabric and colour combos are glorious.

And congratulations to Ms. R ...another educational and personal milestone achieved !

Leanne said...

Don't be so hard on your self, you look great. I can relate to the sad demise of the crock pot lid, my crew would be the same. Lots of happy/sad tales of the wonderful meals it had made. LOL.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congrats to Miss Triple Degree...and to you on the 25kg loss! well done indeedy...OMG you've certainly provided my laugh out loud (with tears no less) of the week on the saucepan being a part of the family and the kiddos having fond memories of it on its passing..

Lotti said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and I think you look great in that photo .... it is a lovely photo of the three of you. When you care about people and you see them in the photo you don't care about what they look like on the outside anyway ... you are just happy because you like or love them for who they are on the inside.

:-( Sad about the saucepan. Time for a new one no doubt.

Little House on the Hill said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you on your weight loss. Please tell me your secret, Your quilt looks great.

Cheers Pauline