Friday, 29 October 2010

I always wanted to be married to a Texan.

Yesterday was very exciting ... our shipping container from Bali finally arrived. We picked a few pieces when we were over there ... a new seat that everybody is banned from putting cushions on. If we make it too comfortable, the dog will make it her new home, and then it will start stinking of dog and nobody will want to sit there and the seat will be a waste.

Ha ... I just saw myself in that pic. Under my arm is paperwork for Rocco's passport (to go to Bali) ... except I can't find his birth certificate. Did I even get him a birth certificate? When WILL I be able to fill out his baby book without wanting to run screaming from the room?

I chose this next piece .... a really cool lamp stand, made from wood with a glass cover. We can get it wired up, or put a big candle inside it.

So, that was all. Until, a certain husband went back to Bali, returning with a big smile. "I picked something else for the shipping container, hon." He always picks big, when he goes shopping. I tell him he should have been a Texan.

A GONG. Um, what does one do with a gong in ones house? Gong the boys when dinner's ready? It's very beautifully made - wood and metal, with ornate gold trim.

Of course, it's a certain persons new favourite toy.

It's such an amazing, soothing sound. I wonder what musical note it is, because he has gonged it all day and I'm still not sick of it.



  1. A gong! I am so jealous. Of course after the 750th goooongggggg I would proably feel differently.

  2. Your love affair with Bali really is hot n heavy isn't it?!?


  3. Now I want a gong for our house, too! Can ya picke me one up the next time you jet on over to Bali.

    Your Bali is my Malibu, which makes me feel totally shallow.


  4. I love Bali too. Wish I could go as often as you.

  5. Oh Eden, can I come shopping with you guys?


  6. You're so exotic! I love it. Wanna come decorate my house or at least hang out with me?

  7. Gorgeous! I've ALWAYS wanted a gong!!
    I think the bench and lamp stand are beautiful, too!

  8. Ok I love that lamp thing. The gong is sort of funny. Glad it's being enjoyed and hope it doesn't make you crazy.

  9. LOVE the gong!!!!! I wish I had one at my house to call the boys club to dinner - or whatnot -"We're leaving NOW!!!" kind of thing. That would definitely get their attention. That's totally cool!

  10. I think you guys would fit in so nicely in Texas! That gong seems like the perfect toy for a house full of boys. :) I like the other pieces too!

  11. That makes me very happy that my husband would NEVER bring home a gong. But your Bali things are very beautiful...

  12. I so want a gong! I would gong anyone who dare question my athoritay. Unfortunately I have none so it would be gonging all the time.

    Gooooonnnnng! Be gone with you!

    (I'm sure that defeats the purpose of the gong but whatever. I'm American, that's how I'm supposed to roll right? ; ) )
    (I don't really roll that way, I'm just being saucy.)

  13. Ooh, love your new things from Bali! Beauitiful! I think I would like a gong to get my kids attention. I have a prayer wheel from Nepal that I love, but a gong...

  14. That bench is beautiful! The gong is beautiful too, but I'm not sure I would love it IN my house. I'm glad you're enjoying it though!

  15. ok, you did it to me again, missy! i looked at the cuteness of rocco jumping off something..(the crate?) and the background? the aussie gum trees in their beautiful awesome glory. i could smell the scent in the air from here.


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