This week there are a few little things that I am loving a lot:
My old ones had decided to go to holes. I rely heavily on my fingerless gloves. My hands seem to be perpetually cold all winter long! Fingerless gloves mean I can knit, type, and do most anything that doesn't involve large quantities of water or gooey material (kneading bread, for instance, is out - I did have to take my gloves off when our breadmaker decided to stop this afternoon and I had to knead a loaf by hand or have it go to waste...one loaf later, I am really missing the breadmaker!). I found these lovely gloves at our local Farmers Market - made by a local lady from merino. Soft as soft. Warm, warm, warm. And a PERFECT FIT! Now, if you know me, you will know that this is a miracle. I snapped them up. Handed over my $12 with great happiness and have not regretted it since.
Spring really must be here. Or my chives think so at least, and that is the important thing! I love chives. So love chives. Chives on poached eggs. Chives on salad. Chives with mashed potato. Chives go with just about anything. Every winter I feel ripped off when my chives go dormant. Every spring I have a little celebration when I get to eat the very first leaf again!
Are they cool or what?!? Munchin needed something bigger (again!) and with a more waterproof sole. He just LOVES his shoes.
Avocados. And even more than that? FREE avocados!
Boyo climbed a tree. Seriously. Quite high by the sounds of things. I wasn't even there, he did it out of the goodness of his avocado-tastes-yuck-but-my-wife-loves-it heart! Then a workmate gave him three. Then someone at church brought in a huge load of windfall ones. I got a few more for me, and some for Mum. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy. And along similar lines, I am loving the free apples my mum dropped off. I stewed them up and Munchkin and I are once more eating apple with our morning porridge. So appreciate the free food right now, with groceries being so high. Incidentally, apple peel makes a great all round toy...you can even eat it when you get tired of playing with it!
And one last thing I'm so loving this week: Ornaments. Now, I am not usually considered an ornamenty kind of person. My husband was a bit shocked to hear that I had not only impulse purchased, but bought ornaments! But these are special ornaments, or at least I think so. They are from TradeAid. So helping provide the people who made them with a real livelihood. And they are cute. They make me smile. I might play with them with Munchkin when he is old enough to appreciate that they must be handled gently (they are fairly brittle clay or something). Aren't they just delightful?!