- Telling the customers to "have a nice day!" after they've paid for their food. Then thinking that's getting a bit boring so changing it up a bit and telling them to "have a lovely day" instead. Then getting the two mixed up so what comes out is an embarrassing mixture of the two. Dear customers, all we want is for you to have a lice day.
- Turning around while in the kitchen, cooking, to see a mess of raw egg on the floor and Jana standing there with a guilty but surprised expression on her face holding a crushed eggshell. Well, that turned out eggcellently.
- Trying to brush cobwebs off our very high roof. I tried to do it for a while but the roof was a bit high for me to reach (even when standing on a stool and reaching as high as I could with the broom) so Dad ended up taking over. *sings* "Where are you going, up there so high? To brush the cobwebs off the sky!" (I have a funny photo on Instagram of Dad de-cobwebbing.)
- Watching your sister reading on of your blog posts. She's like, "Ohhh!" Then she's like, "Why did you say that??!!" And then, "Hmmmmm" and then "Mmmmm" and then "I'm not sure what this is about" and many other things. Amusing, entertaining, frightening and a bit worrying at the same time!
- Having a blocked ear so you can't really hear anything on one side. Makes you really appreciate your ability to hear things when your ear finally decides to un-block itself.
Younger sibling: "You're a nerd!"
Another younger sibling: "What's a nerd? Is it someone with no clothes on?"
Younger sibling: "No, that's a streaker."
Me: "...... how do they even know what a streaker is....."
- One of the lambs in the paddock across the road escaping and running up and down the fenceline for ages baaing miserably to its mother in the paddock who in return constantly baaed back. So Lydia, Caleb and I had to try and get it back into the paddock which was really hard because it was too big to get through the fence. We chased it up and down the fence for a while then discovered that the gate wasn't locked and was easily opened. Lamb went in like a lamb. (oh wait, it is a lamb) But seriously, how did we not notice that sooner?
- Just having time to think and pray about stuff. I find I connect best with God through prayer when I'm outside, in nature. It's so nice to have a bigger property where there's more 'nature' and 'outside' to go outside to! Being up in our treehouse is great for thinking and praying and reflecting.
- Homemade chocolate peanut butter icecream.
- Narrowly missing biking over this tiny wee guy. So glad I didn't hit him!
- Listening to the rain on the roof. Makes you feel very cosy. Especially when there is a warm fire on inside.
- Long, chatty emails from friends you need to catch up with.
- News of possible snow... very exciting, especially for all the younger members of my family.
- Skiing with friends! This particular friend reads my blog (which I found out on the way up the mountain!) so in honour of the occasion we took multiple selfies. Here's my favourite one (well, I look terrible in it but the others look alright so they'll be happy). Our friend, Frania, is in the middle of the second row. Frania's awesome by the way. Hi, Frania! *waves frantically* I'm picturing you reading this while I write it and I'm excited. Yep, as you said, you're famous. :) Hope you enjoy your famousness. And for the rest of my readers, it would be really cool if you could leave a comment saying hi to Frania! :)
- Watching the Olympics! And cheering on our awesome Kiwi athletes. Go, team New Zealand!
- People-watching. It's such an interesting thing to do! I was in town for a weekly Bible Study and was at the mall running a few errands beforehand. The errands didn't take long and I had time to kill so I just sat down in the food court and watched people. There are so many different kinds of people out there and they are just so interesting!
- Getting to the end of a long shift at work.
- Our new chickens! We have fifteen - five for eggs for ourselves, and ten to raise and sell when they get old enough to lay. They are currently around 16 weeks old I think. They are so cute and funny to watch.
- Poking a completely burnt log in the fire and having it disintegrate into a little shower of sparks and embers. So satisfying.
People-watching: yay or nay?
What's the weather like for you currently?
Do you have little siblings who like to 'help' when you are cooking?
(Don't forget to say hi to Frania!)