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Lots of things in my head

This week I've collected lots of little things which means lots of things on my to-do list. I picked-up the last edition of Good Taste magazine because it had this yummy looking cake which means I'll be making this for my girl who's turning 7 this Father's Day.

I picked this camelia flower and put it in a small jar to keep me happy. I can't wait til Spring so we can have more flowers in the house and yard.

I recieved this really lovely letter from Jodi from Chi and Fidel who posted me a pattern for knitting a toddler vest after I spied her comment from Corrie's blog and had the nerve to ask for the pattern. She was lovely enough to send me, a total stranger, the pattern. The note and pattern even smell divine. Oh bless her. Thankyou soooo much Jodi. I will be putting this on the needles and hopefully will finish it by next Winter. I am a terrible procrastinator.

I made some scones with the rest of the Laucke box for the hungry pack and we enjoyed it although I must admit I burnt the bottoms as I put the heat up which gave them a golden colour (but black bottoms). I just trimmed them off.

This guy has been keeping me on my feet! I tell you some times I would just like it if he slept during the day but he does not. Hubby says "That's a face only a mother can love" Haa haa. Lucky for him I adore his face so I don't mind having him around.... most of the time.

I'm trying to be more organised but some days things just happen when they happen. Between part-time work and mostly full-time parenting I find it hard to keep up with all that's going on and not forget things. Do you have any tips on keeping on top of everything? I'd love to hear them.

I hope you're having a good week too.


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