chai, hot, subtle and milky  small amounts of sporadic knitting, slowly moving towards completion  patterns drafted out  patterns cut out  fabric ordered, received, played with, folded  one computer now dead throwing my world into chaos a few days after Paul's death. yes everything was lost on it. yes I had backed up a week before, saving all my photos and architectural work  hello new computer, and new programmes for photo editing which I am loving  one printer...now....dead. and unreplaced for the moment till I get really tired of putting off all my printing and go out and buy one  new music which I am loving  the constant twittering of a nearly 3 year old being....nearly 3  the same nearly 3 year old riding her bike with training wheels and feeling very grown up about it, and pretending she's going to school just like her brother. the same child riding that bike like she's been riding it all her life. best thing is we get everywhere a LOT quicker, and with a LOT less hassle. she twitters away having amazing conversations about going to school on it the entire time  weekends away at the south coast with the first warmth of spring-turning-to-summer, touching the ground on our block of land, wading through icy cold water and collecting pippies while the children kayak  watching a bloom of small clear jelly fish pass through the waters around us and hoping they don't sting  children playing with friends in back laneways riding bikes, scooters, skateboards  new clothes - how long has that been....  watching plants flower and die, captured in photographs forever  more washing each week than I care to acknowledge  plans being made for an upcoming overseas trip - lists being made and emails I really need to start writing to people once a few technicalities have been worked out  a pinboard/inspiration board covered and lying waiting to be attached to the wall  helping out with art projects for the school's art exhibition  watching Max's first public speaking in assembly and loving his childish husky voice loving flickr's new galleries feature - long overdue  simple days. sometimes productive. sometimes not. days rushing by. one at a time.