Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments on my last post. Last week was a very analytical and pensive, and I just felt all these thought weighing me down…it was nice to share them with fellow bloggers.

One of the nice things many said was that they enjoyed hearing about the girls and seeing our little slice of life in Ireland, so today I’ve been taking photographs along the way to show you a typical crazy day in our lives, a Wednesday…when mommy gets some time to go to patchwork group!

So our day begins at 8am. My girls used to be early risers, but now that we have to be at school for a certain time, I have to wake them usually. This is how I found them this morning…
Sleepy AineSleepy Aisling

After waking and getting them dressed for school, Aisling told me that she wants to be a My Little Pony when she grows up…a flutterpony called Royal Rose specifically. Might be a bit difficult, but I never prevent my kids from dreaming, lol! Aine decided she’d like to be Snoopy when she grows up…this is a change from her usual career: shopkeeper at Tesco (big supermarket chain!). Reach for the stars girls!!  This lead to them asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said a mommy, but Aine reminded me that I said I wanted to be a chef last night (after saying to Dave that I was having fun doing new recipes lately…).  She said, “a chef in a good restaurant”, I asked for clarification and she said, “you know, like McDonalds”, Aisling chimed in with Burger King, lol. Can you tell where my kids like to have their lunch treat the weeks we go into town for a bit of shopping!

I usually walk Aine down to the bottom of our hill where the school is, a few minutes walk away. The heavens decided to open up on us by the time we got to school, but Aisling and I eventually made it back home, a little soaked but not too bad!

After getting home Aisling and I got into the car and I dropped her at her montessori. She loves it this year, usually running into the class to start the day…a nice change from last year when she used to cling to my leg! Amazing how much difference a few months make.

Our patchwork group meets every Wednesday morning. It is a great group of people a good mix of ages and abilities, and we help each other with basting, with ideas, today we helped with color placement for a bear paw quilt. I was really lucky to find this group!
Quilting Group

I took my applecore quilt to work on today but I head to head off early to send some packages to some friends!! I hope they like them when they arrive.

I was also able to pick up a package from Beth. Look at all this gorgeous sock yarn she generously sent me!! I had to make her let me send a few quilting magazines in return. Thank you so much!! I promised her I would knit pink socks for the girls with the gorgeous pink cotton yarn she sent!

Great Package from Beth

After the post office it was time to pick up Aisling from school and headed home for a bit, got some boring housework done and started on a Dear Jane block.

We were invited up at 2:30 to a friends house, so headed up there. I was able to chat away and knit on some Tribbles. I got quite a bit done. I will be making these bath scrubbies for gifts at Christmas this year, along with some handmade soap.
Tribbles

Aine went home with a friend for a bit and then she was dropped off at the house Aisling and I were visiting, as that mommy is a friend as well… All the girls played together well. Notice that the torrential downpour gave way to glaring sun later in the day!! Not an untypical Irish day…
Playing with friends

Headed home to get dinner started around 5, fajitas tonight! I am finally getting a decent routine for eating…my girls are so picky, so anything they like becomes part of the weekly menu plan. Fajitas aren’t their favorites, but on a Monday I do spaghetti, Tuesday roast chicken, so Wednesday is spicy fajitas for the parents, and leftover chicken and plain pasta for the girls…

Our little neighbor came over after dinner for a while and the girls had a great time playing on the trampoline…
Trampoline Time

Then finally it was time for bed: Barbie and Swan Lake was tonight’s story.

I got my 2 Dear Jane blocks quilted for today (seeing if I can do 2 blocks a day this week), and even managed to finish quilting my applecore quilt, what a great feeling! And I love love love the baptist fan quilting pattern…will have to do that again.
2 more DJ quilts
Applecore is Finished!Baptist Fan Quilting...love it

Now it is way too late at night, so I better turn in. Tomorrow is knitting group and it starts all over again. Was a good day for the kids and for mommy today! If you made it down here, thanks for reading!

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