Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Final blog post

What to do with my twitter account has been taking up brain time. I follow lots of fabulous people and it's a great way to keep up-to-date with news around the world and what is happening in the bookish world.

My interests have changed over the last 12 months or so and therefore the people I want to follow has changed too. I have been going through my following list, so if I have taken you off my list it isn’t because I didn’t like your tweets. To all those who have followed me thankyou.

This blog will also be put away for good this time. I know I came back and said I would put posts up once a month but in all honesty I don’t have anything new to say and have been racking my tired brain trying to think of something to write. It's the end of another chapter for me and I have had fun during the last few years writing my stuff but it's time to let go. I have been getting better at letting go and concentrating on what I am happy doing at the moment. I love my jobs, have been having fun trying to crochet and am still reading lots.

Thanks again to those who have read my blogs.


Monday, November 4, 2013

I love my house-husband

I am back working full-time and my husband has taken on the role of house-husband. Those who have read this blog before will know that I don’t cook much – well actually it’s a rare occurrence. It is fabulous walking into the house after the drive back from the city to the amazing aroma of something awesome on the stovetop or in the oven!

It’s me who now walks in and says, ‘Hi honey, I’m home’ and we still crack up. I’m the one who calls home before I leave town in case we need something from the supermarket. He has taken to his new role like a duck to water.

I am not good at housework but my husband is actually really good. I was in hospital many years ago at a time we were having a kitchen renovation and when I came home to a lovely new kitchen the kids told me that dad was actually much better at cleaning than I was. Some women may have been upset by that statement but not me. It has taken many years but now that he is taking time off work I leave him to it.
On the weekend we had a party at home. I usually spend the days before such an event cleaning everything within an inch of its life and stressing that everything will be just right. A complete waste of time and energy I know as the guests don’t care at all – they are there to have fun not check out my house cleaning skills. I left a list of jobs which I thought needed to be done and off to work I went. I expected the list to be thrown out but came home to a sparkling house. I was stunned - he had even cleaned the windows!
He even cooks for me when he won't be home. A few weeks ago he was going out before I would be getting home from work and I thought I would rustle up a sandwich or something for dinner but I arrived home to this series of notes. Even with me finishing off the meal it was delicious!

turn on oven and put the tray in!

okay I can do this

this was next to a bowl with cornflour mixture 
Not too much crocheting has happened as I have been reading lots. I have just started reading The Best Man by Dianne Blacklock. Three little books have been sent to my great-niece.