Needing a lift

I am smack-bang in the middle of the taxi years. There is way more driving involved in every phase of parenting than I could have ever imagined, but I think it peaks when your eldest child hits high school and I expect it continues until the last one gets their driver’s licence. I am blanking […]

Smashing time

I worked from home with a unique soundtrack yesterday: an indigenous bloke jackhammering all the tiles off my second toilet room while singing Aboriginal songs. It was quite something. Lovely and headache inducing at the same time. With the tiles gone you can see how it was once an outside toilet. Over the weekend, in […]

Magic all around you

I am stoked that after almost six years together I can still stare at a picture of DD like a love-struck teenager. I shared the photo in yesterday’s blog post. It’s this one: I feel so smiley every time I look at it. It shows the man I love looking exactly as he does in […]

The major headlines

I’m feeling a little National Enquirer today, so hold on tight, I’ve got some wild headlines for you … Headline No.1: Happy birthday to my favourite person in the world (that I’m not related to)! Yep, it’s DD’s birthday! He’s very unimpressed with the numeral involved, so I won’t mention what it is. I don’t […]

Tired and wired

Attending the 2020 Australian Drinks Awards virtually from my living room yesterday wasn’t quite as glamorous as swanning around a ballroom last year. For a start, I was wearing ugg boots this time around. And one of the dogs started violently retching and vomiting behind me during the ceremony. Fortunately I had a glass of […]

Love hurts

I thought I was heading back to the vet yesterday because Bilbo wouldn’t stop shaking. I was worried he was in pain, but I’m pretty sure it was just anxiety over the builders’ nail gun. I don’t blame him, it’s been intense on the noise front. I had the shaking dog on my lap for […]

Scary out there

Have I mentioned that I live on a VERY busy road? Have I mentioned that the builders don’t know how to close a door or gate? I’m pretty sure I have. Anyways … the builders left yesterday afternoon, I picked Bilbo up from the vet after his rectal surgery and came home to discover some […]

Not the day for it

My office reopened yesterday after being shuttered for almost four months. I’ve been working from home since the youngest got tonsillitis in mid March and the rest of the team departed the building soon after. Talk about unfortunate timing for our return. I don’t know what the weather was like around your way, but it […]

Butt seriously

Nothing ends a weekend with a bang like a blown anal gland. Fortunately not mine. Unfortunately Bilbo the Moxie’s. It’s not the first time it’s happened. I’d blanked out the last time until I saw the current damage. The vet said that because it’s reoccurred Bilbo requires butt surgery. Plus he needs his teeth cleaned. […]

Memories are funny things

I am LOVING my new deck. I have the french doors open all day – even though it’s the middle of winter – so that the fresh air can flow through the kitchen and living room. Bliss. I’m also hoping that keeping the doors open will train the dogs not to be scared of the […]