what else does one do when the laundry baskets appear to have vomited all over the laundry floor (albeit in organised heaps of: denims - school clothes - towels - other clothes - underwear and pyjama's). And cobwebs are overtaking the house (I think it should become a the decor fashion) and the couch grass is rallying for a second invasion on the garden beds after a rather successful first attempt. And my legs need shaving and toenails need painting. Which really aren't high on the priority list, but I just skipped a few of the boring ones involving toilets and cleaning etc.
Why, one trawls through ebay looking for non-frilly dresses for 6 year olds and non-hooker looking dresses for the tall and bigger than her age 8 year old.
And then one makes a little fashion board thingy just for fun.
The reason for this dress shopping fest? A wedding in July, down the coast in Bowen. Its a tricky time of the year - although its the coast, it IS winter, and it IS further south. So strappy summer dresses will probably be a little chilly.
I've managed to get the little navy spotty number for steal on ebay, and if its cold can pair it with some red leggins that we already own (or white? but with this child not a good idea!) and little silver sandals, and a red (or white) hair pretties.
I'm bidding on the top dress at the moment, and I tell you, for the "pre-teen" age group its hard to find something that isn't grungy and black, or looks like a 18 year old going to a night club should be wearing. This dress meets my criteria even though it is black.
And yes, I do realise that I have to share our fishing adventures (lets say you WON'T be seeing a lot of fishy photos!) - I'll do that tomorrow once I've gathered my thoughts and emptied it of laundry. We've had a busy few days (not just fishing, although I haven't picked up the camera since) and plenty of social dilly dallying to come over the next.
Do let me know what you think of my fashion choices?
Sometimes living closer to the shops would be easier. but possibly not as fun for avoiding long mental lists of chores!