Weekly Wrap up 9.11.2014

Hello! Another week whizzed by in the blink of an eye!
If you follow me on Instagram you will now that I am drinking in the wonder of the garden and all its colourful delights right now!

The roses are glorious! I went about and tried to count them for the first time and I got around 120 but don't think its 100% accurate, there could be another 10 more or less. That count includes all the hybrids, heritage, miniature, climbing and standard roses combined, from the back and front yard. The Natives are also starting their vibrant show.

Anzac biscuits are the flavour of the week here with two batches having been baked. I have never liked Anzac biscuits but just realised there are two well know variants of the recipe! One uses two cups of oats and has no coconut amongst its ingredients, I assume this was the original recipe, the one I am not fond of. Then there is the version we are loving now which uses only one cup of oats and one cup of coconut. I made the first batch with desiccated coconut and the second with shredded, this made them a bit more chewy and chunky, worth a try, they are really good.

Bella is loosing a lot of those initial puppy behaviours and characteristics now. She is such a lovely girl to train. I do see that she is a bit stubborn and wilful at times but more often obedient and delightful. She can do puppy kisses most of the time which my Daughter and I teach for chin and I let her kiss my nose but sometimes she is just brimming over with love and wants to do mouth kisses which is totally gross but funny and cute at the same time. I have come to realise that these most often come after I have consumed dairy, so are probably not technically puppy kisses at all. She will take herself outside to poo 98% of the time but still does closer to 50/50 for wee which is her most frustrating behaviour ATM. The last two nights she has slept through in her crate from about 10.30 ish to between 5.30 and 6.30 am without needing to go out.

I've had two sick kiddo's this week one of my children suffers with some serious constipation issues. This has been going on sporadically for 4 or 5 years; this is the second recurrence in the last 12 months. So that child was home all week, unable and unwilling to go to the loo. ( We do have a treatment plan in place and active) We are just getting into the worst stages of the condition/process now. It gets to where the child can't sit comfortably, or move around much and basically just wants to lay down all the time. They can't eat and are so very irritable and lethargic, fear of the pain outweighs any logic or goading. I am starting to think there are elements of control issues at play too. Its so emotionally draining for the whole family.
My other child was vomiting on Wednesday, fine to go to School Thursday and then off on Friday with conjunctivitis! The conjunctivitis is looking much better now with the eye drops taking effect, still a few days of treatment left though.

 Creatively I have snatched minutes here and there for stamping in my planner and finished a project life page. I don't have any printed photos on hand and really want to get some more done but heading out in public is difficult ATM with the ill child.
I picked up a few supplies yesterday when I decided I really needed an hour or two out alone while the Mr could hold done the fort here. I'm playing with a few little Christmassy paper things but not really in the zone. I also got the 3 mm circular needle I need to finish my niece's Cardi.
I finished the peach band on the baby blanket I am making for another of my sisters and will try to do a post dedicated to it soon. I still have one band of colour to go but am undecided on if there will be 2 more and/or a border option.

I hope you are having a lovely Weekend! :)