Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today I'm feeling a million things, middle aged, happy, young at heart, warm, unmotivated, cheerful, slightly down, satisfied, lucky, loved, busy, relaxed...and on it goes. Oh the burden of being a Gemini. Funny how you can feel all those different things at once isn't it?  I'm just going to try and ignore myself a bit, honestly, I do carry on sometimes...

It's easy to be distracted. A hungry cockie, stealing the chooks scraps just about flew into my head this morning.

My birthday skirt. One of two. 

Lovely, adorable skirt. Australian made, merino wool,

The love affair has begun.

Books, have you discovered the Book Depository yet? I'm hooked.
Free postage gets me every time.

A birthday read which I have just started. It's not quite grabbing me yet but hey, I'm patient (and middled aged, grumpy, happy...oh shut up!)

My new, wonderful cushion which I just love and adore!! Can you see it there, nestled on the couch? I received it in Vic's cushion swaporama, from the very talented and super sweet Zippy Zippy! It's one of those special things that is destined to be with us for a lifetime, gee it makes me smile. I'm thinking too of our little niece Tova, who turns 5 today! How I wish we all lived near each other so Rosie and Tova could play, so we could share cake and celebrate together.

Do you like my new painting? It's finally paid for, and home where it belongs. "Amigo's" is the work of local artist, Moya. Love.

Two other little doggies have been distracting me today with their fancy pants hair cuts. Who would have known Daisy was really a white dog??? Amazing what a bath and a bit of a snip can do.

Max is such a handsome devil. Here he is, pondering his upcoming birthday (tomorrow) and all the treats he so rightly deserves.

Messages in my Inbox..they are driving me crazy!!! Are you getting them too?

"My name is miss Adera Mohamed.I wish to communicate with you through this medium and i hope my meeting you will not offend you in anyway.I will like us to know  ourselves better,so we can exchange pictures too.Moreover i have very Important issue which is giving me lot of concern to discuss with you for assistance.Thanks for your understanding,i will be expecting to read from you soon.
Yours Adera."

Rack off Adera!!

So there you go! I haven't shown you the other distractions, dirty dishes, food prep, washing, forms to fill out, chooks to feed, etc. Better go and tend to them now. Hope your inner voice is being kind today, and not to muddled up.
The sun is shining here and the week is off to a good start. See you soon lovely friends xo


Felicity said...

Happiest of sunshiney birthday wishes to you Beck.
You have a treasure trove of gorgeous gifts and I must say that I'm very smitten by Moya's art.

xx to you,


mel @ loved said...

Oh Beck that skirt is so lovely, please can you share where it came from, I can't quite make out the label...enjoy this sunshiney day, I plan to take a little walk now before school pick up, aaahhhh...x
..no such messages here, at least not for a while.

deux chiens et un garcon said...

You ahve lifted my day.

Here it is bucketing down, grey and windy and very very cold.

That skirt looks smashing.

Happy happy birthday

xx jill

hausfrau in melbourne said...

I like Book Depository too, despite everyone prattling on about how we should support our local bookshops, it's hard to ignore a bargain. Try booko.com.au, another great site. As for those funny email messages...they have the ability to make me snorty-laugh, then feel sad at the thought that someone out there might actually be taken in.
Enjoy the rest of this lovely, sunny day,


Sue said...

Oh he does look dashing with this new haircut. Great to see your still knitting. I have to say I receive all those annoying emails too, how dumb do they think we are! Hope your feelings are happy ones for the rest of the week!

teddybearswednesday said...

HAPPY Birthday special Beck, how did you let that one slip by , naughty girl ( or have I caught alzhimers from my gran and completely forgotton)
love the skirt and the new painting. and of course you, i love your wandering rambles and know exactly that feeling of feeling 25 different things at once.

Kylie said...

Happy birthday toooo yooo!
Love the skirt, thanks for the free shipping book store tip, inner voice is being rather unkind but will soldier on (joys of being Cancerian, cutest doggy people eva.

Claire said...

Hey Beck, I was just reading about all your feelings and thinking, 'hey, I can relate to that' and then I read you are a Gemini, Bingo...........
kBoth hubby and I are Gemini's so imagine how confusing that is at times, hehe.

Hope you had a lovely birthday, I'm still on the countdown............

Love your cushion from Zippy Zippy, bunting love, yummee.

Fab painting 'Amigo's', wonderful.

Claire :}

yardage girl said...

Feeling all of those things myself - glad I'm not the only one! You are so lucky to get that cushion - I love it!! Vic's cushion swap was the bestest! Hope the rest of your week is great!

aracne said...

Lovely post, I love the skirt and its colour.
And yes I receive a lot of junk mail mostly from Nigeria for money but sometimes from people who wants make a millionaire out of me!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i thought she only wanted to meet with me?? I am getting way too many spam emails from a "married wives wanting affairs club" & escorts, nice, totally my demographic!!
Happy birthdays in your household, love Posie

manda said...

Happy Birthday Beck ! dont worry, Im piscean and even more loopy :-)
I like your painting and i hope you aren't freezing to death in Daylesford x x

Carolyn said...

That skirt is so lovely!

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hester said...

Gorgeous skirt. Lucky you! Your post made me laugh today - all those feelings that drift through our brains. I'm a Libran so have the added complication of constant indecision and seeing everything from all sides.

Max is indeed a handsome devil!

SewSofie said...

If you like to buy books online you cant go past www.booko.com.au .. type in the book you want and it will give you the best price with the lowest delivery price. Give it a go!

The Duck Herder said...

Hello there Dandelion. I am so happy to have discovered your beautiful blog. For a birthday present, just in case you didn't know, did you know all cockies are left handed?

There, now you can have endless hours of fun trying to find a right handed one...if you are that way inclined.


Anonymous said...

i do think of you so often you have such a beautiful family you probobly dont remember me at all but i hope you do a little bit my kindest and most treasured thoughts always of you