We had a lot on our schedule this week with quite a few volunteer jobs at our rail barracks and camp grounds.
We had two complete turn overs of the barracks beds which involves stripping and making 22 beds each time, vacumning, scrubbing the two bathrooms, the kitchen and dining room and laundering of all the linen.
We all get together and the old phrase "Many hands make light work" certainly rings true, and we enjoy the social aspect of it all.
My sister in law Kerry who lives next door is an avid Gardener and she gave permission for me to show a couple of photos of her yard( this is only a tiny glimpse of the entire garden).
On Friday I had a very rare day on my own in Dubbo shopping, normally we rush over, run around like crazy people, catch up with relatives for a meal, do any other business needed and rush home.
This time I went over solo, had the day completely alone, hair cut, clothes shopping, sushi for lunch and a long list of things in Bunnings and pet barn.
I then surprised my Mum for dinner who was at the RSL at her regular meat raffles( very serious business these raffles ) and we enjoyed a very successful night ( winning 8 meat trays between us)
We had a lovely lunch , and were thoroughly entertained by the guest speaker( the current head of the NSW Homicide squad), who spoke with such passion and dedication of the amazing and difficult job that he does)
The theme this year was "Remember"
My talented Sister in Law Pam made and decorated the cake which was a raffle prize.
We had a lovely afternoon, which included a Devonshire tea and a chat to some old familar faces from my past, which was a real treat.
My sister, mother and I then dined out for dinner and rolled into bed exhausted and full at my mother's small flat at her retirement village. My big sister and I giggled half the night like children which was such fun.
I returned home the next day and started to catch up on a few things around home.
My new refrigerator began to lose the black glass inserts on the fronts of the doors ,
The sheep were for us and two other neighbours and the poultry was ours.
Out of the Turkey I managed to get 9 bags of 500grms of stir fry meat and I bagged the carcass and bones to make turkey soup at a later date when I have more time up my sleeve.
We knew that the turkey had a new nest and this morning found in in my iris garden,
Our Iris's are beginning to bloom,
Overnight and this morning we have had another 22 mm of beautiful rain,
Hope you all are also living the dream, or at least dreaming about it,