it's sunday AND mothers' day.
with 4 girls, there's a little light-hearted competition between them to be the first to wish me happy mothers' day (or happy birthday).
Katelin may have been the first FaceTime, but Mikaela (in London) got in first with a text.
her sisters claim an unfair advantage, (given that it's still only Saturday).
i hadn't FaceTimed Mikaela for a few weeks, so she 'rode into town' with us while we dropped Tash off at work and then parked before heading to breakfast.
the parking building had no less than 5 guys in hi-viz vests directing traffic.
turns out Arise Church meet nearby and use the same parking building we were heading into.
Clive got a little tongue-tied, and instead of saying 'bye hun' to Mikaela as were hanging up, he wound down the window and said "HI HUN!" to one of the young men directing traffic.
breakfast at PICKLE AND PIE
service has been patchy the last couple of times i've been here, but it was good today
they serve pies. with pickles.
awesome comfort food
i had about an hour back home before heading all the way across town to watch Katelin in action.
they lost 3-0 to Vic Uni's Varsity team, but she also made a tonne of awesome saves.
as i took this selfie, i contemplated the number of rainy sidelines i've stood on over the years.
on the plus side, overcast skies make the colour you're wearing really POP.
now that the family vegetarian as moved out, it's back to the gourmet food bag
i spy Salmon - yum!
Clive in his 'man cave'.
when we were looking to move house and downsize, we had 5 main criteria that we wanted in a house. most of them were deal-breakers:
- no land
- his and hers craft spaces
- closer to town
we actually ended up slightly further away from town (the next suburb), but we ALSO ended up living on the flat for the first time since 1983. we love it here.
We decided to keep our sofa bed (which came in handy at Christmas) and it's also great for sitting with Clive with a cuppa or a drink to see what projects he's working on.
back into town for dinner and a movie
this restaurant had only opened an hour before we got there (doesn't take bookings)
town was so incredibly busy that we ended up eating our meal at the bar table we had
(it was perfectly adequate).
we had actually allowed 2 hours to eat before the movie (something we never do), but just as well!
excellent gift-giving runs in the family. i got some colourful new workout pants, a new blusher and some gorgeous vanilla bean shower gel (vanilla bean is my favourite fragrance).
these little dragon tacos were DELISH!
the 'taco' is roti, and who doesn't love roti?
i decided that this faux garden wall at the cinema complex would be perfect for taking photos.
because we allowed 2 hours before the movie, lots of photo taking was indulged.
plus it was mothers' day and they couldn't refuse.
PLUS they had refused en masse at the last movie to have their photo taken and couldn't possibly turn me down twice!
i realised that it's been many, many years since we've been apart for more than a night or two.
absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
3 out of the 4 of my girls. i love them so much, and they're all so awesome.
over in london, mikaela and kirsty take themselves and their soy lattes to free facials.
they were bitterly disappointed, as it turned out to be a giant hard cell for a cosmetics brand, and the facials weren't even that good!
...and that's my Week in the Life!
i shouldn't have worried that i wasn't taking enough.
whatever i took, and whichever ones i use WILL be enough.