|Scott's birthday cake from Ilo, Sidney, Poe and Ziggy|
Yes, well, just as you were settling into our Sydney trip I thought I would mess everything up by skipping forward in time to today. Today is a great place to be and this particular today included a fair amount of just about everything (you know of course by saying 'everything' I mean a few random things, probably around 10 or so, everything does sound better though). Awake at 6, to greet the day, not by choice and not by children but by the need to go and set up the market stall. 6 is especially hard when you go to sleep at 1, this time by choice and not by children.
Last night Scott AND I, went out together, to a party that started at 8. Those parents amongst us have surely gasped and most likely passed out at the thought and quite frankly I wouldn't blame you, when was the last time you went to a party that started at 8, in the evening? We had a very good reason though, we were attending the lovely Joelle's 40th and what an affair it was. To get really dressed up and get to hang out with my love and lots of other lovely people, with no children around, lots of music, alcohol, a crazy amount of delicious food laid out on a sumptuously decorated long table, delightful and amusing conversations followed by dancing in the lounge room -uh huh, dancing, inspired by the moves Steve had been delivering around the place, the lounge room was soon full of smiling and delighted dancers, it was a real and very different treat. It was definitely very removed from our day to day reality, very adult and really conjured up memories of a time before children and I guess a glimpse of a time somewhere into the future (the distant, distant future).
I can hear you shuffling with discomfort in your seats, WHERE WERE THE CHILDREN? Well, we took Poe over to Woo and Eno's at bedtime, for a sleepover and Ilo came with us and slept on Joelle and Steve's bed, a sight that brought back many a warm childhood memory for me. So, there you go, children accounted and cared for. But gee, truth be told, I did miss them, I missed Poe as he slept in a home just metres from ours and I missed Ilo at the party even though he was in the next room, I guess this was because this party was so removed from my life as a parent. I ate slowly with conversational breaks, I got to kiss and cuddle Scott a lot, I got to dance with other adults and I got to catch up with people and break through some layers rather than sitting with surface chat. It was a fun time.
Now where was I?
Markets. Had another lovely day at the Bellingen Community Markets, chatting with lots of people and selling some of my wares. While I was doing this Scott was enjoying his 41st birthday (yeehaa) by hanging out with Poe and Ilo and playing at Roots Records for International Record Store day and at Vintage Espresso (there is a pic on their facebook page of Scott). Together from our craftiness we made enough money today to cover rent and food (a big stock up shop) for the week, we were pretty chuffed by that.
We also made the executive decision to keep Scott's birthday going for the whole weekend and probably into next week sometime, as today there wasn't much space to indulge him, cherish him and celebrate him, the way in he deserves.
Here are some of the new tops that I made for the markets (by 'some of' I mean 'some of', i.e. not all of the top, just the middle bit or the lower edge, just keeping you intrigued really).
Next post, be prepared to be flung bottom first into the past, that deep murky world where so much lingers, for (trumpet call) the rest of the Sydney trip. Believe me I can feel the anticipation from here.
There are also no guarantees that I will resume my usual mundane, brief and less rambling text, beg as you might.