January and February are traditionally the time for taking stock, planning and budgeting for the year to come. In true workaholic farmer style The Farmer has bought his desk top computer and set it up at The Beach House. Likewise he still spends quite a bit of time on the phone each day to various people and companies. When we return he will be closeted in The Farm Office with my father-in-law for meeting after meeting.
The admin side of running a farming enterprise seems to increase from year to year. I think that side of it is like running any business.
Today and tomorrow The Farmer has scheduled meetings in The City. The Farmchildren and I have decided to join him, stay overnight and do a few city type activities. The Farmchildren's two favourite things to do are go to the Zoo and go to Ikea!
I need an Ikea stock up so a trip to the everpresent Swedish retail giant is firmly on the agenda. I love Ikea, there is something about everything being so organised and neat that inspires me to domestic organising greatness. Then I get home and realise 3 plastic containers and a couple of baskets do not automatically make me an organised uber Mum. I do live in hope though...
Needless to say The Farmchildren are super excited and have been "googling" the Zoo to see what is on. Farmboy loves the word "google" and if I don't know about something he just gives me an exasperated look and says
"Just go and google it Mum."
We are looking forward to our little city jaunt. I hope you all have a great Wednesday, wherever you are.
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