Just a ramble.

So a while ago I wrote about allowing myself the time to do some of the things I have always wanted to do, you know the saying.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and all that!  I didn't mean too but I had fallen into the rut of putting everyone else first and saying "yes" to more then I should.  Nothing serious but something I think many of us do from time to time.  The kind of habit that can really be draining if you leave it unchecked.  

HERE is the blog post I'm referring to. 

So I finally did it, I got dreads.  They are clean, neat and feminine little ones.  I really like the look of them, though I currently resemble a bit of a fuzzy poodle that will settle down in time.  ;)



I'm able to wash them easily for those that are wondering and If I get tired of them I can cut off some length and brush them out.  You know what?  I don't know why I didn't do it earlier.  Its silly how we build things in our minds to be bigger then they really are isn't it?
Excuse the clean washing I was folding in the background....keeping it real!! 

A girlfriend from the APY lands gave me some beautiful gum nuts and seeds decorated by the women up there, which I have threaded on.

Aside from that things have been pretty quiet here.  The children are tired, really tired.  School term is taking its toll and the grumps are a daily occurance.  Thank God for coffee....

Study is finally going somewhere.  I may be a little over excited that it appears under the mountain of fluff that is currently taking residence in my head there seems to be a brain after all....I was becoming concerned it had retired early.  Hopefully now I have managed to finally find it assignments will begin to flow a little easier, it's been a rough start to the semester!

But I'm so very greatful Easter is here.  We are taking the old van away to Robe for a few days and have friends looking after our house and animals.  The weather has cooled, the days are growing shorter.  Soups and casseroles are beginning to appear on the menu.  More then once I have sat under the Tin veranda and watched the rain soak the ground.  So peaceful!  My soul is at rest knowing the land will soon begin to heal and become green again.
This is the level of dust storms we are living with here.  Just awful.  We are looking forward to the crops being in and holding the soil togeather.  The erosion has been terrible.  

Anyway I have a mountain of packing to do as the kids are now in bed.  I'm pecking this on my phone waiting for little Henry to finally drift off.  His legs are moving more slowly and his body beginning to relax.


Much love,
Emma
Xx

19 comments

  1. Have a blessed Easter, Emma. I often wondered how people washed their dreads. LOL! Looks good.

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    1. Thanks Chel you too! It seems to be a common question, I answered it below!
      I hope you have a wonderful safe Easter!
      :) xx

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  2. ENjoy your new dreads and have a great Easter weekend. I still don't understand how you wash your dreads. Oh well a little mystery is always good. :)

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    1. Haha! Just the same way you usually wash your hair in the shower. With a natural shampoo from the health shop, scrub, rinse and allow to dry. :) no conditioner though because it can build up in your hair. A bicarbonate and ACV rinse is good too.

      The dread process "locks" the hair so they won't fall out. They are still new so need to be rolled a bit though and are fuzzy due to some loose ends. They will tighten up with time and those loose ends will naturally weave in. :)

      Xx

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  3. Have a wonderful Easter enjoy your time away. Your hair look's amazing, dreads has been on my wish list for a few years one day. Did you do them your self or at a salon

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    1. Thankyou! I got them done by a lovely mama at her home. She has been doing it for several years and her method is time consuming but tight, chemical free and very low maintenance. I'd be happy to pm you her number if you like. :) xx

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  4. Oh Emma! Your dreads looks fabulous! Love how dainty they are :)
    Enjoy your trip to Robe. If you have the time and funds ($35/family of 4 I think?) please visit the Aquarium there. It's great. We had lots of fun there when we visited a couple of weeks ago. Anne? was lovely teaching the boys all about the different sea creatures that are there and they got to pat Banjo Sharks (Fiddler Rays) and the snapper. They also fed the Port Jackson Sharks. Really cool!

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    1. Oh that sounds very cool! Thanks for the tip! The boys would LOVE that. :) xx

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  5. I'm not into dreads but I can see how happy they make you feel. It's your head and if it makes you happy then you go girl. We lived in central Aus for years and I remember those dust storms. I'm so glad I don't have to do the cleaning after one of these storms. Drive safe and have a great Easter break. Hope the Easter Bunny visits leaving happy little boys.

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    1. Thanks Jane! :)

      I hope you have a wonderful Easter too! Yes the dust storms are getting old. Hopefully we have seen the end of them now, we must be getting close.

      Xx

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  6. Such a beautiful smile. Wishing you and your family a lovely Easter. By the way, the cross that I wear every day is almost identical to the one your wearing in your photo!

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    1. Oh lovely. :)

      This one was a gift from my husband.

      Xx

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  7. Wow, I do love your dreadlocks Emma. Somehow, they make it look like you fit into your skin more comfortably. It's a whole new you but it's just the same you as always, just perceived in a slightly different way now. All positive from me. :) That dust storm was a doozy wasn't it? We saw it coming, took some amazing pics, and within a minute it was upon us, mouths full of grit, and it went on its way over to the river flats I suspect.

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    1. Thankyou Sally!

      I was wondering if it went out your way. Would have freaked out the animals as it was very rough.

      It was awe inspiring watching it roll in I must say. I wish I had my big camera but I only had my phone with me as was driving home from the school run that day.

      Xx

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  8. Your dreads look lovely! I wanted them for ages but never got around to it
    And have fun in Robe, I haven't been for ages!

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    1. Yes, it's a bit of a commitment to a hair style I must say. Very time intensive!

      Robe is just a lovely place isn't it? :)

      Xx

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  9. Your hair looks lovely!

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  10. Good on you! A bit of self-care goes a long way.

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