we are readying ourselves for what next week will bring. With Sarah and Jess both off to boarding school Monday, there's been much washing, name-tagging and packing.
We've really enjoyed the holidays, but I think perhaps we're nearly ready for what lies ahead. Nearly.
It's pleasing to see the kids start the school year with such a sense of anticipation and excitement. The world is really at their feet.
Sarah and Sally who are the only ones with horses at home, have found an old show schedule and have been putting their poor old horses through the 'Stockman's Challenge' course with regular monotony.
I think perhaps Wahoo and Bob are eagerly anticipating the return to school as well.
With Christmas money in their wallets, they enjoyed a trip to town earlier in the week. Wallace returned home with a new cap gun in his possession, the result of currently reading a huge book of 'western adventures'.
Last week it was Vikings, prior to that Robin Hood and of course the still much loved Harry Potter.
His phases very much in tune with the pile of reading matter next to his bed.
With hay to bale tomorrow evening and cattle from Bottle Tree to truck to the meatworks this weekend the next few days will fly by.
And I'll be okay.