When I picked the boys up from school yesterday, they were like limp lettuces, all hot & bothered, so I administered ice lollies & set out the garden sprinkler & they perked up in no time! Alex even delved into the black hole that is the cupboard beneath our stairs & came out with two 'kiddy' umbrella's they had when they were tiny (One was the 'Tweenies' & the other 'Dream Street', so that tells you how long ago that was) & great fun was had all round!
I love to see the boys playing together, they spend so much time bickering about nothing. The time goes by so quickly & Alex & Nathan are growing up so fast & I just hope that they won't become too preoccupied with 'coolness' & will still just have fun like this!
Anyway, love the hot weather I may, but my ankle doesn't, It has been swollen & puffy & the infected area on my shin is again livid & angry looking. So - wait for it - I am on my FIFTH course of antibiotics ( I think my GP is just working his way through that page of the drug directory!) & am having to keep it elevated as much as possible!
So, I sat out in the shade this morning, in between pegging out washing, & read my August (!) issue of Creating Keepsakes, which arrived in the post yesterday! I tried not to think of the health hazards in the boys bathroom, or the fact that the carpet is no longer visible in either of their bedrooms, & concentrated on keeping the ol' leg up!
Now, resting is all OK for a while, but I hate non productive days, so this afternoon, I sat & made templates for the drawers of the Ikea boxes I use to store crafty bits, in my craft space. Then I cut out covers in the blue polka dot paper I bought months ago for this very job! I stuck these all on & put together & added a tab to each drawer, again, all cut months ago on my silhouette & put to one side in my 'jobs to do' pile! I have 5 of these boxes in various drawer combinations & I think they look quite smart now! What do you think?!
What you can't see is that the window valance & cushions in the room that doubles as our guest room & my craft space, are in a matching blue polka dot fabric, so it all ties in! When I get around to it I'll take some shots of my craft space to share with you - I'm waiting on a delivery of a 12x12 paper rack (yay!) so will wait till I've installed that!!
Anyway, the forecast is for at least 2 degrees hotter tomorrow! So I'll have to find other 'resting' jobs to do! - I've never tried to iron in a reclined position, I'll let you know if it's possible!
Just to add that as I write there is the most beautiful 3/4 moon gazing down on me - he is shining so brightly that I can easily make out his face & I swear he just winked!