Is our goose is cooked?

The youngest has cooked three dinners this week because I’ve been too busy. It’s been a crazy whirl of school drop offs, Asahi officially acquiring CUB and various other developments in the drinks world. As a result, I’ve been still tapping away well past dinner time. Thursdays are always pretty intense because I need eight […]

Who do I think I am?

I’ve always regarded myself as being fairly self-aware. Especially so during my post-marriage years. I know my strengths and my weaknesses. I am hyper-vigilant, anxious, sensitive and stubborn. But I am also kind, intelligent, lively, strong and imaginative. I was surprised recently when someone told me that I lacked curiosity and initiative. I’ve always considered […]

Such a mother

I felt like such a mother yesterday as I insisted the eldest take a ham sandwich and a warm sweater to school and a #blacklivesmatter protest. The warm sweater was a tough sell because apparently none of the eldest’s jackets matched his protest outfit. I pointed out that the protest was being held after dark and […]

Best WFH day ever

I finally hit the jackpot with my sunrises yesterday. I’ve struck out lately with rain or too much cloud, but I scored a breathtaking one this time around. You can tell it’s going to be good when scarlet streaks start appearing in the sky just after 6am. When we see those streaks, we race through […]

I got it kinda right

I predicted on Friday that something fun would happen over the weekend and that I’d make a pork casserole. I got it kinda right and kinda wrong. Saturday went by in a total blur, with me creating a website for a friend. I chose a free WordPress template to keep the costs down and its […]

Get off my cloud

I need to do some major unsubscribing. My email inbox is up to 73,968 unread messages. Eeek! Yesterday’s messages – all deleted unread – included: “Your Dream Puffer Has Landed” … who has dreams about puffers??? “Hotel Day Spa Pampering In Warwick Farm from $99” … blergh, no thanks. “8 New Tequilas You Should Be […]

A little stout

The back-to-school bustle messed with my iso routine yesterday. I did a 30-minute return trip to drop the youngest to a bus stop in one direction, then picked the eldest up to do the 30-minute trip to their school in the other direction. It meant there was no time to walk the dogs to the […]

Not an urban myth

It rained a lot, I’m still itchy, I spent a lot of time hunched in front of a computer … that about sums up my yesterday. Not very exciting, so it’s lucky I have the answers to my booze quiz to share with you. I know you’re all on the edge of your seats, so […]

Can you guess the answer?

My plans for yesterday were rained out. I’d been hoping to start the day with a sunrise and finish it with a night walk with my friend Mel. The torrential weather meant I didn’t get to do either. Sad face. DD and I grabbed strong flat whites and breakfast burritos from the van on the […]

Damage report

As predicted, the weekend wasn’t without incident. The hot water service went on the blink on Saturday night and I tripped on the door sausage as I went outside to fix it, twisting my foot. I was NOT happy to have a dodgy hot water service, a twisted foot AND the mystery rash that’s taken […]