Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life as we know it ... ...

Like everyone I suppose, the past week has been very strange and upsetting. We have gone from having a house full of Christchurch refugees, to life pretty much as normal, all in the space of a week. But its not normal is it. Will it ever be normal again? I dont think so.
It is so hard to know what to do. How to support friends and family who dont know where they should live, and whether they will have jobs. Sounds like no-one I know actually lost their house but now they dont even want to be there. And that creates feelings of guilt that they should be thankful for what they have. Such a confusing time and I fear for Christchurch and indeed New Zealand as a whole.
I have donated a few items for the Louise Williams face book Christchurch earthquake auction which I am sure you blog hoppers know all about, and our farm/family has donated thru Fonterra. Is money enough?

Scrapbooking seems a bit trivial at the moment but I suppose life must go on and the country must try to get back to some sense of normalcy if we are to survive as a nation.
We had the first crop of the year on Saturday in Timaru. A few less than normal but lots of great conversation and beautiful work created. I had Becks laughing her head off when I described my first car crash! and no there havent been that many and they all are equally ridiculous.
Speaking of car crash why do you think Kathryn is holding this piece of wood?
Never mind.......

Thats enough for today I think.
Oops forgot the new stock arrivals. Just a wee bit this week. The long awaited BoBunny midnight frost range of papers and 3 new Martha Stewart Punches. Vintage lace punch around the page is great. Very similar to Doily lace but it comes with corners!!!! and checkerboard and scallop with 2 dots are for those of you who have requested a more genderneutral punch. There are a few more on there way but still a bit tricky to get a hold of. See new stock here
Thats it. Off to see the realestate agent about rentals in Waimate for my Mum who has very little intention of going back to CHC.... maybe she will change her mind when she sees the rentals on offer. That was humour if you didnt get it.