While Mr E has been away working further north all week, Blossom and I have been home alone.
I had a list of chores I wanted to accomplish over the four days, and surprised myself by getting most of them done in two. \o/
One side of the garage is now 'free and clear' and a white pantry cupboard that was stored in there is now in my dining area housing my Tupperware and some kitchen electricals. The large bottom shelf is empty, waiting for Mr E to store all his work pamphlets and brochures in when he gets home tonight.
Tuesday night Blossom and I sat outside until 11pm drinking pots of tea and sharing thoughts and dreams...
...and Wednesday morning we drove up the mountain for a creative brunch session.
It began with a hearty country brekky...
....before we got back to work - Blossom writing her book, and me sorting through inspirational ideas.
I made a lot of sketches, but stopped a few times to read the new issue of Frankie magazine with more coffee.
I bought it for the cover! Look closely as you think it's actually stitched, but it's really just embossed...
Then when you open the cover and look at the back it is an embossed photo of the back of the original stitchery! How very clever is that?!
I was very impressed.
We left the mountain a few hours later and headed to our local shopping centre (mall) so Bloss could buy a book, but a Typo store had just opened and the next hour was spent drooling over all the lovely goodies inside...
She took it to heart. :-)
Next stop was the original plan of buying her book at Big W, however, we got waylaid once more. This time is was the swimwear section.
You see we live in a new housing estate and they've got this wonderful Aquatic Centre just down the road. Blossom loves to swim but hasn't done so for ages, and as we strolled past the bright summer swimsuits and towels she suggested we both buy some and start a swimming routine for health and fitness.
Great for her, but I haven't bought a swimsuit in over ten years, and haven't swum for over six!
Then I remembered the wedding photos and all that extra weight I've been carrying this year, and how my knees have begun to complain about it.
So a swimsuit, towel, and an hour later...
...I was home in the bathroom preparing for the first lap of my new swimming-with-Blossom fitness regime.
Surprisingly, after being quite sure two laps of the pool would do me in, I managed six before my lungs gave out. \o/
My word for 2013 is ADVENTURE, and I think I've begun a little early. Why wait for fun?
If you want to see where my head is at with ADVENTURE go visit my Pinterest Adventure Board HERE.
What about you? Do you have a word for 2013 that describes where you're heading?