Unfortunately I do have to do a little bit of tiling as we discovered that they had not tiled under the old gas heater. There are tiles ther but they are the old tiles that they covered with the new bigger tiles. I am thinking of getting some sort of contrasting mosaic looking tiles to put into the empty space. Haha I will probably find that I just live with it the way it is for the time being, it's not so noticeable as the wood burner sits over the top of it and in winter I will probably store some firewood under the wood burner and then it wont be noticeable at all. Thankfully I was able to sell the gas heater which was a bonus.
Since I wrote last I have had a very busy few weeks. I had an awesome day with my sister chicks from Wellington. It is always so nice to be able to spend the day together but sadly it always flies by too quickly. I feel very blessed to be able to call these two ladies not just my friends but my sisters as well. They are wonderful listeners and encouragers and are a great blessing to me.
I have finally spent a whole day in my sewing room actually sewing. I finished 2 dresses that were waiting for hems and buttonholes and I made 3 other dresses from scratch. It was an awesome feeling to be so creative. I can't wait to do some more sewing this coming weekend. I have the spring cleaning bug and my sewing room has had a major overhaul last weekend. I have been doing a lot of sorting out of fabric, measuring, labeling, and pricing for the Fabric-a-brac that I will be attending on the 1st November. I am hoping to sell as much as possible of my fabric stash - and I have a BIG stash. Once I was done with that I decided my sewing room needed a clean-up and that is exactly what it got, even the wardrobe got tidied. I rearranged my sewing tables as well and I must say I'm very happy with the way things look - all neat and tidy. Almost a shame to mess it up again by sewing - lol!! Inside the house I still need to spring clean the laundry, the downstairs office and the garage, but I think I might wait with the garage till some of the boys are here to help. Oh and the back shed could also do with a clean out - that is a job I'm not too keen on as I'm not sure what sort of creepy crawlies and little critters I might discover. It'll def be a gloves on job.
I have been busy outside as well. Last week I did the lawns twice in one week - the first day I did it without the catcher as it was pretty long, the next day I went over it again this time with the catcher on as I didn't like all the clumps of grass on the lawn. My friend Diana reckons I have OCD - lol!! She's probably right. I can get a bit pedantic about some things. I just like things neat and tidy. I even managed to mow the bank thanks to the ramp Dad sorted for me - 3 planks of wood. It worked like a charm and means I can do it by myself. Tomorrow if it is still nice weather I'll do the lawns again as they are growing so fast at the moment. Diana's hubby Hillary came over with his chain-saw and chopped down 2 Camilla trees that I wanted removed and also cut the lower branches off both the lemon and orange trees so that I no longer almost scalp myself when trying to mow under them. I even managed to get some firewood out of the removed trees. I also found a whole lot of very dry firewood under the deck which Hillary kindly cut up. I've become a wood and stick collector - lol!! It is a shame to throw branches away when they can be saved, dried and used as kindling. That's recycling right!!!!
Life can be cruising along just fine when bang you hit an unexpected bump. That's what happened the other day when I suddenly developed a tooth ache. I tried to ignore it but that didn't work very well at all, so reluctantly off to the dentist I went. The dentist discovered that my molar had a crack in it, hence the pain esp when eating something cold. Much drilling and tension on my part and it was all fixed. I am pain free, well almost, the pain to my wallet is still being felt.
I have finally decided to do a course (assuming Work and Income will pay for it) on accounts admin and payroll. I think I need to get some sort of qualification as there are a number of jobs I can't/don't apply for because I don't have the relevant skills. It'll be good to have something to work towards and that I can add to my CV.
All in all I am becoming content with my life, although I still have moments when being alone gets me down. But I am finally finding my rhythm and my walk with the Lord grows stronger daily. I continue to put my trust in Him and seek His guidance in my life. I know that the Lord loves me and that I need to look to Him (which I do) but sometimes I can't help thinking that love with skin on would be nice too.
Well on that note I think that is about it for another chapter.
Until next time.
Love and blessings.