We all know things start to get a bit busy at this time of year. But it still surprises me every time!
It's been a couple of weeks since I last popped my head into Amazona Blogland. For busy reasons.
My weekday office job has been a bit busy-ish, both the Sonofaguns are almost at the end of the school year which means lots of end of year excursions, concerts, dinners and getting ready for next year preparations are already kicking in.
Especially for Sonofagun No.1 who finishes from his school this year.
Victorians are weird. As in the state, not the era.
Back where I come from in the Imperial City, grommits (the affectionate Aussie slang term for kids, not the medical devices used to expel earwax) first go to Primary School from Kindergarten to 6th grade, then High school which is Year 7 to Year 10, then College for yrs 11 & 12, then out into the big crazy word of university, technical college or apprenticeships.
There are now some schools there which go from Kindy to year 12, but whateves. It's straight forward.
Down here in crazy Victoria where the football is kicked around by lanky basketballers in tighty tight pants (yes Warwick Capper. I'm talking about you.) and singlets, most schools seem to go from Prep (their weird name for kindy) to year 9. Then Senior college is from year 10 to 12.
|I'm a bit out of touch with the football world, but apparently since retiring from AFL, Mr Capper has since dabbled in acting, politics and pornos. source: Wikipedia. So it must all be true.|
Sonofagun No.1 is ending his first batch of school years to start Senior College next year.
So what is the most thoughtful, well considered thing a Senior College can do to parents who are trying to help their kids finish up the school year, wrap up their own work stuff, get ready for all those End of Year Xmas parties and start thinking about shopping for Christmas?
Send them all the wonderful book list and invoices for school fees for next year of course!
All payable just before Christmas!
Why thank you! How incredibly THOUGHTFUL!
Why don't you give me a papercut and pour lemon juice on it?
That's my Sunday afternoon exasperation over with.
In more fun news, I finished Henry J. Fox!
I found the pattern in a copy of Simply Crochet magazine Issue. 35 and he was designed by Yan Schenkel.
After spending so much head space designing Stevie Bird and Pearly the Hummingbird, I wanted to just let go and be led along by someone else for a little while, so he was a nice, easy diversion. It was so easy to follow the instructions and worked up in just a few days!
Isn't he handsome?
I've also been writing up a quick tutorial for a cute little Christmas Star Garland. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have already seen a few of my pics.
There are so many different variations on this theme out there in Crochetland. I did a bit of research and am hopeful this pattern isn't already out there. I'm almost finished writing up the tutorial to post in the next few days.
|Sonofagun No.2 decided Baby Penguin & Captain Fluff had to see what Mama Amazona was doing...|
Yes there'll also be a stitch graph for the graphically minded of you!
I have also been attempting to sort through some over flowing shelves of
crap treasures. You only get my After photo. The Before photo was a dusty mess!
"Oh well, this morning it was rainy, then windy, then sunny, now it's rainy but it's supposed to clear up soon."
"So the usual Melbourne weather," they replied!
But today has been just beautiful so I took a few gratuitous flower pics...
Just before I sign off, I thought I'd show you some pics I posted on Facie yesterday afternoon.
My BBB (best bloggy buddy) Vicki from Off the Hook and I were comparing the weather in her section of the world and mine. We took photos at around the same time right there and then!
Here in Melbourne....
And up on the other side of the world, Vicki took this photo...
What's happening in your corner of the world?
The Red Haired Amazona