Sunday, June 26, 2011

Curious.....

Today we took advantage of a gorgeous day and spent most of it outside... orange 1
We had pancakes on the veranda in the sun for breaky and by 10am I had a picnic packed and we headed out into the paddock for a good 4 hours of wood cutting - and exploring....
orange 3
That afternoon was spent in the garden, thinning out and re-planting Iris's.DH thought a bonfire dinner would be a great way to cap off a perfect day spent outside.... orange 4
So, I gathered up some potatoes and wrapped them in foil, raided the freezer for some homemade lamb sausages, grabbed my freshest batch of sour cream and a big jar of tomato relish and we all headed outside for dinner....

These are my favourite kinds of days - the ones that are totally unplanned but just seem to flow and work.

You see, I'm not much of a list maker ever thought sometimes I wish I was and I'm a little curious - are you??? Do you need a list to get you through the day or are you a 'fly by the seat of your pants' kinda girl (like me) - hoping for the best at the end of a long day, praying nothing important has been forgotten...

21 comments:

  1. I'm definitely NOT a planner or a list-maker! I like to do lots of different things in one day - otherwise I lose interest - and I go off at a tangent all the time!

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  2. Some days I make a list, others I am wandering around aimlessly without any purpose or goal and wishing I had made a list. If I go to the grocery and don't have my list, I am lost.

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  3. A list maker all the way - not that it seems to help me achieve!! just highlights what I didn't get done!

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  4. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous sort of day to me! I land somewhere in the middle, as long as I'm remembering to do things no list is needed...if I start forgetting or there's too much a list gets made so it all gets checked off so I can go back to spontaneity and play! ;)

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  5. Hello Jodie, just found your blog. what a treat. the problem for me is, i do sometimes make a list, like a shopping list, and, maybe you can guess the rest, yes, i forget to take it to the shops with me. I have to tell you, your previous post with the jug cover is beautiful, and when i saw your gorgeous dogs paws i laughed. precious. have a lovely day on the 'downs'. jane x

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  6. Jodie, Little Kina doll sweater pattern is a free download and can be found at
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-kina
    There is also a matching sweater pattern for little girls and Barbie dolls. I am not sure if Muriel Agator has the childrens pattern listed (she does have a picture of a child with her doll, both wearing that sweater), but I think I saw it on a Google search. You can also find a link to this pattern and others at
    http://littlejennywren.blogspot.com/search/label/DOLL CLOTHES TUTORIALS
    Jenny Wren has several different doll clothing patterns with pictures and the links. She makes beautiful Waldorf Dolls and makes their clothes. I love her blog. I am sure you will too. Have fun :)

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  7. Love those kind of dinners with a bonfire *sigh*

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  8. Oh I only write lists when I need to the supermarket shopping or if there are heaps of things to remember like appts. It sounds like the ideal day and a great dinner too!

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  9. I try to plan, but over time have found that going with the flow is easier and usually better.
    Love the last photo

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  10. Sounds like a great day.
    I'm definitely a list maker but I also like to leave room in my day for adventures too.
    Tracy :)

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  11. Dinner sounds delicous! It doesn't look too cold down there, maybe that is just a good fire :-)

    I make grocery lists and WIP lists but that is about is the rest is just go with the flow :-)

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  12. sounds like a wonderful day jodie. i muddle through everyday...I start off with great intentions & a mental game plan but rarely stick to it, always so many distractions & so many better things to do. couldn't stick to a list to save myself.

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  13. Oh my what a great bunch of photos and a lovely lille girl with the orange. I envy you to be in the country side :) .. That is my dream and to restore things, but i am out a little too late I guess. Great blog you have and thank you for sharing

    Kind regards

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  14. I am not a list maker on an everyday basis, but I do like to make long term lists, eg by the end of the winter this is what I want to have done in the garden. But I do make lists on special occaisions, like before my mother-in-law comes to stay!

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  15. Mmmm sour cream, relish, yum!! I've been over to down-to-earth before, but haven't stumbled on the yoghurt/sour cream Q&A, thanks! The link was a little bit mixed up but I just deleted some of the extra words and it got me there.

    Mel x

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  16. Oh and re: lists. Today: Got up, turned computer on, made a list. Don't utilise them much, I think it's just the need to write things down so my head feels clearer (brain dump). Like when I am working out how to get somewhere new. Write down the directions but don't use the piece of paper!!

    :-D

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  17. I love making lists only small ones though so I actually get to tick some things off it. I love your day and your dinner sounds delicious and sitting in front of the bonfire eating and keeping warm would have been so much fun. I hope the rest of your week is a happy one. xo

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  18. I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl - but these days our days are so routine it's hard to deviate :(
    We've just been away on a little family holiday and we just relaxed and did what we want, when we wanted - bliss :)
    Your girls are getting so big now!!
    l
    x

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  19. i share your love of spontaneous days. and as for that dinner - sounds absolutely divine! gorgeous and very sweet blog you have here x

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  20. Go with the flow is how I live my life now...after many years of having to work long hours to a tight schedule and by the clock,I really love having the freedom of doing what ever takes my fancy...it is soo important to have simple quality family time...and it doesn;t need to cost much...these are the sort of times that your children will cherish..you are creating wonderful memories for them....

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