Friday, January 14, 2011
A whole lot of nothing and everything all at once
Have you noticed? No crafting going on in this space right now. I've hardly had the urge to touch the sewing machine this year and the task of making a simple drawstring bag for my son starting kindergarten next week is the only reason I made myself sit at the machine last night (I even started by sewing a right side to a wrong side - sigh). I haven't even been reading blogs for a few days, I just had a peek and I have a lot in my reader to catch up on!
The reasons: lots on my mind, lots on my plate, and lots of damn water.
Thanks to those lovely people who have checked in on us to see if we are OK. Thankfully we live in an unaffected area, up high and dry in a nice old Queenslander too. Thats not to say everything hasn't been very wet, soggy and increasingly mouldy (and the cabin fever - aaaaargh!). We haven't had to pack up and leave but this week we have been doing a lot of packing for an entirely different reason altogether - we are in the throws of moving house. Moving in the middle of Queensland's worst flood disaster over 100 years is no piece of cake. For the first part of the week there was so much rain that we had to run boxes out to the car only when there were short breaks in the severity of the rain. Now the rain has stopped entirely and we are hoping that the furniture removal truck on Saturday (a) was not flooded at the depot or something in Toowong (b) has enough petrol (c) is not diverted elsewhere. Not that I would complain loudly if any of these things happened, I have to keep myself grounded as plenty of people don't even have furniture anymore and will be spending this weekend sorting through the ruins of their homes. There is a certain amount of survivor guilt that we are spending this weekend moving to a beautiful new home of our own. I am hoping that we can donate the things we don't want to take with us in the move to where its needed locally.
Thank you to those participating in the Qld flood appeal auction. You're simply ace.