Friday, November 30, 2012

Vego Delight

3 reasons why being a vegetarian/flexetarian is awesome.

( doesn't the Lemnos recipe look amazing!)

#1 Falalel is amazing. Truly truly amazing.

#2 I feel healthier. Less heavy and more energetic.

#3 I don't need to wash or change chopping boards when prepping meals. Less mess = happy Jess

Veg it up!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Bells are Ringing

Every year I do a Christmas list. Because If I'm on the nice list I might actually get one ( or all?) but mainly just to see how my tastes change from year to year.

Here's this years wish list. ( all found on Down That Little Lane or DTLL for short )

I think my theme this year is leather and wood.
Loving this Moroccan Pouffe in tan from Bohemian living.
Also, I have been aware of Holy Funk for some time because I am in love with their grungy industrial furniture.
This one is specifically for Boy. The wheel obsessed two year old in our lives. So why not make it wooden so it can last?

Hunna, if you are reading this. I lost my sunnies and I want to replace them with an awesome pair from branched. I need them because it is SUMMER down here in Tassie.. apparently... And because they are wooden. And wood is awesome.
Last but not least, I think this giant peg ( or three ) would look great holding coats in an entry way. In a house we don't have. But a girl can dream..
So, we have been loving it up in the Brid the past few days down in lil ole Tassie.
Bring on the festivities I say...
Christmas is just a stone throw away.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clumsy Mumsy

Do you ever have those days where you can't do anything right?

Well.. I am having one of those weeks. I am getting absolutely positively frustrated with everything.

It started Friday night when I was making my flower for the ball...


No matter what I did I wasn't satisfied with the button in the middle. Until I finally settled on surrounding it with a smaller row of petals and gave up.
Funnily enough, the next day I loved it and couldn't see why I had such a problem with it...
Sunday morning I couldn't pick my outfit for church because none of them felt just right.
Monday I scrubbed and scrubbed those darn laundry tiles and the grout in between but I just seemed to make them worse. And they tormented me with their rotten dark grout....
But today I think they are perfectly scrubbed and clean.
I've been dropping things, breaking things, knocking things.. Stubbing my toe, hitting me elbow and just generally having a rotten time of it all.
I don't know where my head is this week.
I think it has gone on holidays.
Last night I read:
D & C 78:17-19
Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;
And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings there of are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.
And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.


So today, after banging my head on the shower tap ( the last straw ) I am sitting here trying to rid my head of the clumsy fuzz and be thankful for the things I do have.
I am thankful for Boy, who cuddled me and wiped my frustrated tears from my cheeks as I sat on the lounge room floor and sobbed over my throbbing head.
He said " Mumma sad?" and looked at me with big dishey eyes while wiping the tears from my cheeks. " Mumma cuddle" and he wrapped his little arms around my shoulders.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

From loke to love #3

I thought we should at least get engaged .. since I have been on the way to the park for over a month.

So here it goes...

The language of loke

from loke to love part three

I am on my way to city park. I am in my dress - the dress I know I will get engaged in.

It is cream with orange and red floral print splashed across the dry silk.

I am apprehensive and excited and anxious and almost about to die from all the emotions that seem to have settled in that place in my stomach.

The one that makes me want to do a nervous poop.. or ten.

I wonder where in the park he will be.

I decide to park my car somewhere close to the middle and enter through the middle gate on the top side. So I can scan the park for him from my vantage point on the hill.

I straighten my dress, my cardigan, my hair.

I straighten my back, my posture and take a deep breath before striding confidently down the hill.

Only my eyes give away the anxiety I feel on the inside.

They dart like a manic squirrel back and forth around the park- over to the play area and the tall trees down to the duck pond and over to the middle.. the middle. The chess set, to Kyle.

Kyle is standing next to the chess set looking gloriously overdressed in a suit and tie on a suddenly warm afternoon in March.

I smile, I float towards him.. feeling foolishly giggly. My worries, as always, melt away when we make eye contact.

He glistens in the sunlight, and I can't help but think how shiny and new he looks. Like he's just come out of his Ken doll box. His face is warm and his touch inviting as he reaches out his hand to guide me to the bench seat.

He talks to me, for a second too long and my roller coaster ride of emotion starts to even. Perhaps I was wrong, perhaps I misinterpreted the note. Perhaps...

He interrupts my thoughts when he jumps off the seat next to me onto one knee.

My heart leaps from my chest and he pulls a ring, THE ring. My ring from his pocket.

"Jessica Mary Gibson will you be my wife?"

I can't remember what I said. But I suppose I said yes. I imagine it was a yes that caught in my throat and came out all squeeky and high as I often do when my emotions are doing loops in my stomach.

I remember an older couple had paused to see the action, standing awkwardly off towards the hot house and I wasn't even annoyed that they were being nosey because I was embracing him and kissing him and giggling and smiling and .. was someone clapping?

Did they clap? Or did I just imagine they clapped. 

I am delighted. I am engaged. I am in love.

No internet

We have had no Internet..


This means I have been going crazy...

Today we got it back again. Tomorrow I will blog something mind blowing to make up for my lack of blogging in the last two weeks.

Here's some what we've been up to Instagram piccies....

I have many things to blog about.. Love, Family, Life and they have all been whirring around in my mind desperately wanting to be typed.
So watch this space for some really mind blowing stuff..