Friday, February 6, 2015

An eventful couple of weeks......and some handknit eye candy.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks here lately, from life changes like Mikes mother is going to be moving in with us!.... to our car breaking down several times earlier this week.

We've had builders visiting, real estate agents taking advantage of Mikes mother and car radiators spitting boiling water into my face in a hospital parking lot...... all the while crunching numbers to figure out how to build a house large enough to fit us all in!

Amongst it all though there have been some positives, number one being a larger house on the horizon, you can imagine after living in a two bedroom house with the family bed in the lounge/kitchen area, this will be a dream come true! 
Gosh under this alone I can rattle off so many pluses....our own bedroom, a proper place for the washing machine, possibly even a dishwasher!! Oh yes! And the highlight......a SHOWER!!! 
Oh how much I have missed a shower! 
Baths are over rated! 
Give me my shower back!!! 
Honestly it has more of a relaxation effect on me than soaking in a bath, and I think the sound of the water drowning out the noise and possible screaming of children might have something to do with it! hehe

But other than that what are some other positives? Well for one having Mikes mum and the children's Grandma living with us! There is something to be said for multi-generational living, not only will our kids and Grandma benefit, but we will also....for one Mike's mum is far more tidy than we will ever be, so she is bound to keep us on our toes in that department! And I'm sure my washing will never be left overnight on the washing line anymore! 
 Plus I'll imagine it will enrich our lives in more ways than we can even think of right now.

But how about the broken down car?.........hmmmn yes well partly this is our own fault, a disaster waiting to happen really, and one that always happens when I'm driving the cars......for a quick summary:
My First Car = broken down alone in the middle of no where with  3 kids from 3yrs old to 2 weeks old!

Second Car = came around the corner at night in wild weather with four kids in the car and alone again, crashed into tree that had just fallen down on the road....and out of cellphone range.

And this week = after the cars radiator boiling over and exploding at me, I thought I had fixed it, so I cautiously continued to drive to the library, Bunnings and then a food shop at P n S, where with a car full off groceries, the car decided not to start.....again alone with my eldest child......turns out it wasn't the car battery and it was a computer problem, which attributed to telling the car that it was colder than it actually was...hence boiling over radiator.

So my positives are.....the car is getting fixed finally and I didn't get burnt, it hurt, but I'm okay......those 3 hours waiting for help in the car park were a good life lesson for my boy and I, and what started off being an anxious experience, resulted in him being more positive than me!  
And this week we've enjoyed swimming lessons in the back yard of a local home-schooler, meeting with other home-schooling families and being thankful for the use of my Mum's car!
  So life has been full, and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down in the near future either! 
But that's our life, so we will just continue to roll with the punches!

Pictures of a Tropical Lily top, pattern by Tikki Knits.  I knitted my Lil girl this a couple of years ago but it never fitted her until now.....details on my Ravelry Page


Ninotchka McKay said...Best Blogger Tips

Phew is right! Sounds like a good move with the multi generational living, and building a new house that fits your family will be amazing! Yay!

I love the little top and that your model has accessorised with handbag, flowers and pretty shoes - just what my girl would do!

Simoney said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what an eventful week/life/post! Well be very exciting to build a bigger home, yay! And mother in laws can be very helpful xxx hugs Laura, great hearing your doings xx

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh Lordy lordy lordy! Life it just keeps happening don't it? Cars, love em when they just work, hate em when they don't. I have a history of leaving dints and mangled panels in my husbands precious cars, once I didn't even tell him I was responsible, blamed it on some one else, must of happened in the supermarket carpark!!!! I am with you on the shower, we have baths but I don't use them, no it's standing under that steady stream of hot water that eases the shoulders and is just bliss.....oh sorry don't mean to brag, if you lived close by I would totally offer you use of mine......not in a creepy way either, as in .....I will stop talking now. :-)

Meghan M said...Best Blogger Tips

Gosh you have had an eventful few weeks. Here's to the exciting changes bringing many positives for you... The least of which is a shower wahoo!

Sammy said...Best Blogger Tips

Sounds so exciting Laura! Well not the car bit but all the rest! Love your top for little E, she's such a honey xox

Miriam said...Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous top! Sounds like lots of positive and big change going on. Hope all goes smoothly xxx

Bron said...Best Blogger Tips

That certainly is a full plate...but sounds like you have some very good things to be looking forward to ...hope all goes to plan . xxx

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

Thrilled for you about the house and the support that an extended family can give.

Renee said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! That's a hectic time, but awesome for a house that will fit all you need (family included!) I'm glad your car is finally getting fixed too!
Love the little knit top! :)
....How on earth have you coped without a shower all this time!??

BigLittle said...Best Blogger Tips

Such exciting news about the house and multigenerational living. Awesome! Xx

BigLittle said...Best Blogger Tips

Such exciting news about the house and multigenerational living. Awesome! Xx

BigLittle said...Best Blogger Tips

Such exciting news about the house and multigenerational living. Awesome! Xx

Catching the Magic said...Best Blogger Tips

Sorry to hear about the car incident, but hurray on the other positive news! The house plans sound marvellous and having Grandma living with you will be wonderful too.

Leanne M said...Best Blogger Tips

How did I miss this post? Thanks for Google+ kicking my backside and reminding me :). This all sounds like quite an overwhelming few days. What a bad run of luck with cars! Spit back at it and tell it who's the boss. Glad you are looking for the silver lining in it all. Your daughter really does look very cute and has a bit of sass going on. Love it!

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Cripes! it's all a bit full on over there isn't it! Sounds very exciting (and stressy!) here to it all going as smoothly as possible! And you must be dreaming of the bigger house! oh the space you'll have! Will be thinking of you all and hope things go to plan xx Ps gorgeous top for E!

Kaye Swain said...Best Blogger Tips

Hope this isn't duplicate - my first comment disappeared :)

Congrats on your multigenerational living plan. There will be challenges, of course, but having done it in a variety of ways for years (including my elderly mom and my grandkids) I can attest to its rewards as well! :)

I'm so sorry to hear of your senior moms real estate issues. There are lots of excellent agents who do believe their clients real estate needs are top priority. Hoping you have found one now . :)

Have a great weekend


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