The Weekend

This has been a great weekend we have been enjoying the last few days of our summer, autumn is almost here. There is a chill in the air in the mornings and it’s taking longer for the dark to turn to light each day. I am so looking forward to autumn, I love how the leaves turn golden, orange and brown and fall from the trees… It’s a time of slowing down for me, to be introspective about our life and to plan for the rest of the year…

I was given some time to myself this weekend, by my very sweet hubby, he took all the children off to a mountain bike race on Sunday. The house was quiet, so strange, it’s usually quite noisy, and now, silent. At first I didn’t know what to do, hmmmm but don’t worry, I soon found my way. I went straight to my knitting basket and knitted a few rows on the shrug and then I started reading the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, I am enjoying it so far. On Saturday Richard took Caiden and Kye to the bunny park for a short while and I worked on a few new pattern designs.

Jenna earned her first aid badge for Sea Scouts this weekend, she is sewing on the badge at the moment, hence the pin. I am so proud of her, this badge allows her to help anyone that’s in need of first aid for the next three years and then she will do a refresher course.

I was also sad to find Harrietta, one of our chicken’s, ill yesterday, she is one of the oldest of our girls and looked so tired and just not well. This morning, I found her sleeping in the owl box, I was so relieved, I noticed that she had not gone out of the chicken house with the others. I dreaded going to look for her, fearing the worst. When I found her, she stood up, walked over to the feeding tray and started to eat.  We are checking on her often and making her comfortable and hoping for the best.

Oh yes, before I forget, Natural Suburbia is now on Facebook too, I have put the link right up on the left hand sidebar, or you can find the page here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for your lovely, generous and kind comments for the anniversary giveaway, you are so wonderful really! The giveaway only closes on March 10th so there is still time to enter, just go to this post and leave a comment.


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14 Responses to The Weekend

  1. vicarno's mama March 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    It looks like a great weekend indead!!! (and what a great whether, I see lots of sun on your pictures – here it is snowing!)

  2. Tracey March 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I remember when my children were all home and I would wish for just an hour of silence and time to do something ‘I’ wanted to do. When my husband would take them out for the day I would last about 15 minutes then miss them terribly and watch out the window for their return. Now they are mostly grown so I have more time to myself, thank goodness I learned to knit! I can’t wait to see what new patterns you have come up with, you are so talented.
    I hope your Hennrietta is ok, I do understand. I never thought I could be so attached to chickens, but they are my babies too!
    Congratulations to Jenna, that is quite an accomplishment!
    Have a joy filled Monday.

    • Linda March 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

      Thank you so much Tracey, Hennrietta, is looking quite good today, have a lovely week:)

  3. Grace March 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    I’m jealous of your weather. Although, tomorrow it will be 50 here!!! Spring is coming.:)

  4. Kim Corrigan-Oliver March 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Longing for days like yours, soon, spring will be here in Canada 🙂

    Sounds like you enjoyed the perfect Sunday.

  5. no spring chicken March 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Your husband is a gem! Time alone is such a gift. Life is so full and rich that sometimes the best thing to do is take some quiet time to let it all sink in and carefully think out the coming days…

    The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin? That is so funny… I found it on my shelf last week and my husband suggested that it be our next read aloud. Then at church yesterday one of the gentlemen mentioned that he had just read it. Hmm… what are we supposed to be learning. I think it can’t be coincidence!

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Linda March 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

      Debbie, I think you need to read Benjamin Franklin, don’t you just love syncornicities like this:)

  6. Lori ann March 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    oh dear linda, i remember these days so well. i imagine the kids all had so much fun on the bike ride, does your husband compete in mountain bike races?
    xxx lori

    • Linda March 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      Dear Lori,
      Yes, Richard rides in races often, both road and mountain biking, he loves it so much, it really makes him happy. He will be riding in the Sani to Sea Adventure in May and will be gone for a week, they ride about 100 km per day for 3 days, he is so looking forward to this:)

  7. Stacy March 6, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    It must have been nice having a little alone time, Linda. I’m so sorry about Henrietta and hope she fully recovers.

    Congrats to Jenna, what a wonderful accomplishment.

  8. Baa-Me Kniits March 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Looks like a lovely weekend full of achievements for everyone and lovely for you to get some me time. I just received my copy of The Knitters Life List that you wrote about a while back, what an awesome book, can’t wait for some me time to be able to dive into it 🙂 I loved the action man in his lycra, is the bike riding his passion?

  9. Rachel March 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    You were more productive than I am when the kids go. It is so rare so I just walk around not knowing what to do with myself and accomplish nothing! But sometimes, nothing is a lot. Being able to do nothing can be a lot. For me anyway……

    That is fantastic that your daughter has earned her first aid. I have two eagle scouts now and another who just needs to finish the paper work part of his eagle project and a fourth well on his way…… scouting is a big part of our family.

    Poor hen….. I’m not looking forward to that when our chickens get older…

  10. K March 8, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    I suppose that even a chicken has a right to an off day. I’m one of the older birds, too – and I think that, right now, sleeping in the owl house sounds very cozy and tempting. Instead, I am exploring the HTML of my .mobi files so that I can commit even crazier amounts of words to the airwaves. That and doing the accounting, and feeding the horses and making endless lists of the things I cannot and do not (two diff categories) want to forget to do. Now, the shamrock is close to the top of the list. I just want it to be evening so I can put the pajamas on and do nothing. Your pictures of summer made a sweet feeling of peace, though, inside of me – the shadows on the lawn. And my bikers have been busy, even when the wind is blowing the last gasps of snow all around.

  11. K March 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    P.S. Biking jerseys crack me up.

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