Tuesday, March 05, 2013

3 more sleeps...

Wombat Girl has been responsible for updating the
countdown for the last 3 months!

Sometimes I think that the most exciting part of holidays is the anticipation of them!

Inevitably, when you are actually on the trip, there will be rain, whinging kids, husbands to argue with about what to have for lunch - that stuff does not magically disappear because you are on a big cruise ship or touring the sights of Hong Kong.

But the anticipation! Visas, foreign currency, guide books, brushing up on local language and even packing. I love it. I love having something to look forward to! I love the imagining of lying on a deckchair with not much to do except finish your novel (reading it, not writing it!). I love the mouth-watering induced by thinking of Peking Duck in Beijing and Yum Cha in Hong Kong. I love planning what clothes are needed for 30 degree 90% humidity of Darwin and 5 degrees and pollution of Beijing. I totally love the anticipation of nearly four weeks of no vacuuming, grocery shopping, bed-making, cooking, oh and working.

And when you homeschool, you get to anticipate even more!

You get to make Terracotta warriors:

Too cute, right?

Researching the first emperor of China...

But we've also been coding...

...and taking down the pool

and discussing the difference between homophones, homographs and some other grammar thingies:

watching V-sauce:

But mostly, we've been counting down. 

Just 3 iddy-biddy sleeps to go! Squee!

Do you love having a holiday to look forward to?
What was your best holiday evah?

Embroidery Project - Blue Butterfly

I downloaded this pattern as a PDF from Hoop Embroidery Co on Esty as my first attempt at the technique known as "thread painting"...