I am so tired. Amelia just didn’t want to be in her own bed last night. There was much howling between 1.30 and 4am. So today I am being lazy and doing an update on the very disparate things that are going on in my head.
Nicole and Jud head home from Japan today and I am demanding a slide night upon their return. Jud has seen a Yoshimoto Nara doll in a shop window and is going back to find out how much it costs for me.
Amelia J has a crush. The recipient of her attentions is the four year old grandson of our next door neighbour. He came over for a visit late last week with his grandma and was not prepared for the likes of my daughter who immediately became a kind of bizarre, extroverted showgirl, dancing about in front of him, backing her huge nappy bum towards him saying “lap! lap!” as she tried to sit on his lap and get him to read her a story and bursting in and out of her cardboard box cubby with shouts of glee. He shot the occasional panicked look at his grandma as he sat trying to fit shapes into the holes in the shell of a plastic turtle with great and valiant concentration while Amelia leant down and looked up into his face calling “hello! hello!” in a high pitched voice. I lamely tried to convince our neighbour that Amelia J is NEVER like this and that she is usually a very normal toddler whose main interest is what toys she can spread across every possible surface. After he left she spent the rest of the afternoon saying “A boy! A boy!” and that night I was woken at three am (uh-huh) by a little voice coming from her room saying “A boy! OOOh a boy!”. This does not bode well for the future — we are very afraid.
The weekend was pretty good with a huge sleep on Friday night, a work related trip out to a movie set in the country on Saturday afternoon, Calendar Girls (good viewing! Especially the dvd extras) on Saturday night while I swatched the yarn for both the upcoming sweater project and the hot water bottle cover, hot chocolate and the good chatting of Miss Erin and Kylie on Sunday morning, bagels by the bagel master for Sunday lunch, and a slow Sunday afternoon when I got a good chunk of the secret present project done. Throw into this heady mix some banana milkshakes, homemade pesto, confident driving, watching Amelia J play happily with (not just along side) Jasmine and Oskar and it really was a a top notch, peaceful weekend. This coming weekend promises dinner out at Dr Beard’s followed by bowling and cocktails!
Also, while I am in the ongoing process of designing my folio site, I have put up an interim portfolio site which has some of my more recent things in it. It’s a bit clunky and slow but at least it’s up to date.