Dear readers - thank you to all who have passed by my blog this week, I have really enjoyed all your comments and now I know that I am not alone with the difficulties of getting up in the mornings. I will be thinking of you all on Monday morning when I have to get up. I have been blessed with a lovely week, things at work have gone smoothly and on the home front no dramas. What more can I ask for.
A few weeks ago my mum send me a little red book she had used to record our family budget in the years 1967 to 1969. It made for very interesting reading, here is a sample:
- lollies for Jo (that's me): 25 cents
- candles (in case of black outs): 10 cents
- bedspread: $15.95 (very expensive)
- wedding gift: $6.58
- electric shaver: $3.00
- 2 pairs of shoes: $7.24 (for mum and brother)
- several Christmas gifts: $6.77
- 2 dress patterns: 95 cents
- baby shoes for me: $1.98
- groceries: 67 cents (I wonder what she bought)
- haircut for 3 boys: $1.50
- hot chips (for 6): 20 cents
I noticed my mum bought quite a bit of Tupperware (which was much cheaper back in the 1960's) and as a sewer bought lots of material to make clothes for herself and me.
My house smells like split pea and ham soup which I have had cooking in the slow cooker all day. My eldest son was so excited this morning when he saw me make it as I haven't cooked it for a while and he just loves this soup. I have made enough to last a few meals. Near the end I add a tin of mushy peas which my husband just loves. If you like minted mushy peas these give a slight mint taste and is delicious.
The end of autumn - these are from the only shrub in my garden that haven't yet lost its leaves. Isn't the colour just wonderful. I noticed on my walk around the garden that the bulbs are all starting to come up (leaves at this stage), so I should have an array of colour in a few months.
Ruby relaxing on her favourite chair. The chair is near the sliding doors and she sleeps on it all day. A life of a cat. As you can see she is yawning and as I took the photo she brought her paw up to her mouth. Look at how long she is when she is stretched out. She loves lying on her back, quite common for the Ragdoll cat.
And I will leave you with this photo - does anyone know what it is? It is a hive of some kind, high up in our gum tree (we can't reach it) and when I looked through my telescopic lens I couldn't see any life. So whoever built it has moved on. It is the size of a large mushroom (which is what I thought it was until I looked closer). My husband tried to blast it with water and it didn't move so much be quite hard.
Happy Weekend . . . .