Sunday, August 13, 2006

Memories are made of this

I've spent today in a flush of childhood.

First, I got to have an orgy of baby shopping, buying a gift for baby Emily, her older brother, and her hard working mum. I had way too much fun at my local Pumpkin Patch and ended up buying one of the blankets (hot pink, natch!), 2 pairs of socks, 2 brand new bibs, and some very cute penguin booties. Then I fell in love with a monkey - perfect for big brother who loves Madagascar. Nothing like a trip to the Body Shop to spoil Emily's Mum.

Then I headed to my Mum's - she has decided that with all four of her children out of the house it is time to clean out the garages, and work out whose childhood books and toys are there. Only one of my siblings showed up to help, the older of my 2 younger brothers (totally unrelated, any suggestions on the best way to keep my brothers anonymous, yet differentiated?) I've spent hours of fun going through all of those boxes, finding books that I loved and haven't seen in years. There is truth in the rumour that there were tears in my eyes when I found my much loved book, Dogger. As I write this, I have a load of washing of all my old dolls clothes running (delicate cycle!), with one knitted doll, Galilee, that I haven't seen for at least 15 years in there too. What does it say when you use a lingerie washbag to wash a treasured doll? I think I'll need to restuff her too.

Once my laundry is done, I'll be heading back to Mum's for dinner - my Trinistepdadian is enjoying retirement thoroughly and has completely taken over the kitchen - Beef Curry for dinner, and then off to see baby Emily.

Honestly, pretty close to a perfect Sunday.

Last but not least, bravo to my St Kilda boys! Back into the top 4 on the ladder!


jellyhead said...

I LOVE Dogger. It is the cutest story ever! Sounds like you had a lovely, nostalgic day.

Glad your team did well. My team is not going so well, and my tips (for a family tipping comp) were atrocious!! Who could have picked Essendon to beat Collingwood???! Hrrrmph.

:) Jellyhead

thisisme said...

Thanks Jelly, pretty fantastic day :)

I have to say that I don't know how, but I did actually pick Essendon - good thing though - meant I got three in the work comp - I dread to think what I would have got otherwise - aargh.

jellyhead said...

Wow, I bow down to you for picking Essendon! I got three out of eight in our comp, too....bummer.

Better luck this weekend, hey?

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