Monday, August 22, 2011

Our life:

Left to my own devices I am actually quite lazy. I admit that upfront. Some of it is learned behaviour, I guess, my parents are really “inside” people, movies, books that’s their thing. Given the choice between staying in bed with a good book (or more likely nowadays the iPad to check out what’s happening in blog-world) or get up and start gardening, I would choose bed nine times out of ten!

But then I started living with Rob. He doesn’t sit still. He lives for action. Doing something, anything, preferably outside with our dogs in tow. He lives by the saying “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”. For someone who is older than me he puts me to shame with his energy!

I think it works out ok for both of us as we counteract our natural tendencies for slothfulness (me) or busyness (him). Sometimes I encourage him to just sit and enjoy the moment with a cup of coffee and a Chocolate chip biscuit (best recipe ever thanks to C & C cupcake factory).

But more often he’s encouraging me to get my lazy butt out of bed and to live life.

I am grateful, for many things that I’ve learnt from my husband, but this is a good lesson to learn.

So our weekend consisted of:

  • watching Rob play real tennis (this was me at my multi-tasking best in between points I could read and comment on my favourite blogs with near perfect reception on the iPad and he got to run around for an hour);
  • heading to bed early to read new library books;
  • going to the gym for a weights class together;
  • shopping at Salamanca market, for vegies, seedlings to plant, treats from Jo and Michelle (the gin-soaked damson brownie was to. die. for.);
  • visiting my little niece Maisy and marveling at how much she’s grown;
  • cooking a lovely dinner of rib-eye steaks, baked potatoes and wilted spinach followed up by a Seville marmalade steamed pudding (I’m unjustifiably proud of my first batch of marmalade!);
  • being served said pudding in bed for breakfast;
  • sorting out a few last details with the builder at the hut- he even took down his builder’s signs at the front gate;
  • cleaning the hut as a team so it was done more quickly;
  • sitting for a moment in the sun coming through the bi-fold door while we ate toast and vegemite;
  • planting out five cider apple trees, four quince trees and a prune tree in the orchard (stage 3) and protecting them from marauding wallabies;
  • cooking a roast chicken in the Weber BBQ for Sunday’s dinner and chatting about how much we enjoyed our weekend but looking forward to falling asleep!
Sorry it probably sounds a little saccharine, but then we have only been married for four months and living in our hut for two of those so we’re still in that honeymoon phase!



Anonymous said...

Nothing saccharine about that Marion, cept maybe the marmalade pudd(which looks lovely btw!)

tea with lucy said...

You have described my husband and i to a tee. from the very moment he opens his eyes early in the morning he is listing off things to do that day. more things than i would expect to achieve in a week. but then i get to teach him to just be and enjoy a quiet moment now and then. it's interesting watching our little people grow and seeing which way they'll go.


Michelle said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me.

I'd love to be more like Rob on the energy levels....I'd get so much more done!

Glad you liked the brownies.


Coal Valley View said...

This is a lovely post Hazel and I suspect your honeymoon period will last longer than you think :-)

ps I'd like your dogs to give my Whippet some tips on being photographed.

Sarah B said...

Sounds like a great weekend Hazel. Gosh I like those pics of your pooches. So lovely!
Ps still haven't ventured into that new foodie store in Bathurst Street. I am trying to be good!

Susan Moore said...

Would that be dog protection I spy around your new trees?? Looks familiar...

Life with Kaishon said...

I know! If I didn't have to get out of bed to do fun things with the kids and to go to photo shoots and WORK...well, I could happily stay here and read and blog all blessed day : )
I am glad you have a good system together!

Catherine said...

I think it's nice to have the balance between the two of you, sounds like a wonderful weekend to me, lots of yum-oh food and lovely dogs.

My Secret Rooms said...

How great that you two complete each other in such a fab way!
That very notion inspired my to write a post on that very subject :-)

It sounds like the perfect weekend for you two.
Those are great to have and go back to in the mind when work consumes too much...

Thanks for your comment on my post, I enjoyed it a lot!!

Martina said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me. I think my husband and I are similar to you two, tho he may not have quite the energy that Rob seems to have! It's great to have that balance:) Would love to cuddle your dogs!

dear olive said...

Yes this is the same as Shane and I too!!! It's action stations with him ... he'll be vacuuming, swimming, polishing up god knows what, bike riding, stain removaling ... all while I read a book in bed. It makes me feel so guilty when he's in a cleaning frenzy and I'm lying around! The weekend you've described sounds absolutely delightful. I hope this one is as fun! Kellie xx

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