It's time to review the week and see what I've learned!
- Men love lawnmowers. Well my man does at least. It was his birthday last weekend and he was as happy as a pig in mud spending the day mowing his new lawn with his new lawnmower. In fact while we're still renting AND have the new house - so technically two homes right now - AND it's spring so lawns are going crazy, he can just go back and forth, mowing away. Happy man.
- The stealth head cold is a thing and I've had it this week. Smallest boy was snotty last week but I thought I'd escaped - then BAM - a week spent with tissues and Codral and a kind of slow motion, someone's filled my head with cement feeling.
- Mums are the best - even when you're in your 40s. I was taking Mum to lunch in the big city but due to train dramas my one and a half hour trip turned to three and I was beside myself by the time I arrived. She force fed me champagne (ok, only minimal force required) gently encouraged me to make phone calls to ensure kids were looked after post-school and distracted me with chatter and shoe shopping which made the whole day so much better. Thanks Mum.
- People love happy stories. This photo of my shoes (theme anyone?) was my most seen Facebook post this week. Go figure.
- You should ask for help. I'm not very good at this but this week, after working myself into a state (again) about work, writing, kids, packing up one house, cleaning and painting the other house and the diabolical state of my front room (still) I called upon the assistance of my wonderful babysitter, some gorgeous girlfriends and my mum (again). The next couple of weeks now look a whole lot more manageable.
- Laundromats! Hadn't been in one for years but this week, thanks to a broken washing machine, I have been frequenting the local laundromat. What have I learned? Lugging baskets of dirty washing around town is poo BUT if you pick a quiet time you can get four or more loads of washing on the go simultaneously and there's something kind of joyful in that.
- In a town of almost 100,000 people there are only two degrees of separation between you and just about everyone. In the course of one weekend I've met a woman at a friend's Halloween party who also made an offer on the house that we just bought, a mum at the same Halloween party whose son goes to daycare with my son, a daycare morning tea (attended by the aforementioned mum) organised by another mum who lives a block from our new house and a lovely blog reader who told me that she used to know a lady who once lived in our new house. This stuff happens ALL THE TIME.
- All kinds of fun stuff from fellow bloggers. You might like to take a look at these:
- My mOther life - Kate is super funny.
- Cate from Behind The Purple Door checked our the Myer Christmas Giftorium this week.
- The lovely ladies at Gold Dust Days are also Central Highlands locals who post beautiful pics, fashion and fun stories like this one about Vintage Caravans and digging a hole.
And the week in pictures including Halloween, my first of many forays to Masters, the new garden and hanging at the gym with my littlest man.