Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday photos ...

 The past two weeks have gone so quickly ... there was a little having to stay in bed for a few days with a really bad cold ... there was packing and then some more packing and boxes piling up. A little freaking out at the sheer amount of STUFF our family of four has gathered. How much of this do we really need ? How am i going to stop the new house from feeling cluttered and overflowing ?All the packing and sorting has led to a little more chaos than i would like, and our house not feeling very calm or tidy. But there's progress in the chaos. There's also been a lot of day dreaming about wall colours and kids bedrooms. I promise to share once it's actually happened. After all our almost-moves in the past years, i am not tempting fate. Nope. Not this time.

There was a birthday celebrated as our princess turned 4. She is feisty and beautiful and creative and gentle and we love her to the moon and back.

In between the spring rains we have had afternoon tea parties in the garden.

 And some studio time. This weekend i spent a few hours finally clearing out half packed boxes and clutter and it's a relief to have once calm clean space in one room in the house. It rained today .. soft gentle rain .. and after a lovely breakfast with friends we came home and i started work on some small commissions for friends which I want to finish in the next few weeks before we move (is that jinxing it, i do hope not). It feels good to have some space to work. Movie and popcorn for the kids and i had the sound of rain and the smells of the earth from the studio door open to the garden. 

And then a little helper to come in and use up my left over paint to add to her masterpiece.

This week my mother celebrated her birthday and i wished with all my heart that i lived just down the road or up the hill or around the corner, and that i could have taken her for coffee and cake and we could have sat outside on a warm winter day in Durban and felt the sun on our skins and sipped and chatted. Instead we have to send our love across the seas where it's just too far away and somehow the ache of having left home and family never really fades. We just learn to live with it. I think that's what happens. We hope you had a lovely lovely birthday Mutti, you deserved it.

Wishing all of you a beautiful week ahead.


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