Aloha faithful readers!  Sorry for the protracted absence, but C and I went away for a week, down south to Margaret River.  We did have (some) internet access, but we were too busy stuffing our faces and having afternoon naps to really do much, like post to blogs.  Short story – had a great time, ate too much, had a nap every day, glad to be back home.

I really missed the cat, and ever since we’ve been home she’s been following us both around like our shadow.  I spent about three hours in the front garden this afternoon, and she was there the whole time.  She’s a sweetheart and we both missed her so much.  I said at one point to C while we were away, ‘You do realise, if anything happens to her, we’re going to have to get another one’.  He resignedly said, ‘I know’.

C’s dad and stepmum were wonderful, they came over twice every day and fed her, so she didn’t go without while we were gone.  She just didn’t get her usual pats from Mummy or game playing with Daddy that she’s used to.

As soon as we got back from our holiday, I started zumba again – I even went to a class that’s not very close to home on Thursday (we got back Thursday midday), to get back into it.  It nearly killed me but it set me up nicely for today’s usual Saturday class.  I outdid myself today – straight after zumba (yes, track pants, purple sweaty face and all) I went to Bunnings and bought about $100 worth of plants to put in the front garden.  Came home, did some laundry, had a snooze, then got up and planted almost all of them.  I even went around and put Miracle Gro on everything.  I’m exhausted now, but it was worth it.

It’s paying off, too.  The garden is starting to look really nice, and it’s actually going to be sorted out for Perth’s long, hot summer.  We do still have a few things to finish off, but it’s looking respectable for the first time since we bought it, really.  And I’m getting pleasure out of doing stuff in it as well, which is a nice bonus.

We had C’s dad and stepmum over to dinner last night.  Roast lamb with vegies, and gluten free apple crumble to finish.  Fortunately it all turned out well, and tasted fantastic.  They were most appreciative too, which is always nice.