Brave new world

It’s been 28 days since I stopped work. Or should I say, stopped paid work. I spent the first week sick in bed, the second week sick in Fiji (ah, well, at least it was warm), the third week nursing Sprog 1 through a vomitting bug, the fourth week … well, I was expecting I’d get a chance to stretch my legs on the whole “lady of leisure” thing, but no, I’m nursing Sprog 2 through a bout of tonsilitis. The outside world has receded to something of myth and legend. I’m going quietly mad tidying the Tupperware cupboard and restacking baked beans in the pantry. Desperate to stay connected to humanity, I pathetically eye my gmail account at hourly intervals. I’m convinced it’s not working because I never get any mail, except from Cudo. (And that’s no fun, since I no longer earn cash to buy any of their “special offers”.) The lack of mail is understandable, since I forgot to put a forwarding address on my work email. But it’s still a little soul destroying. At least when Sprog 1 was sick, we could lie in bed together watching Dr Who repeats on the portable DVD player (with me sneaking off occasionally for sneaky, high-rotation viewing of the David Tennant OMG clip on youtube, mmmmmm…). Sprog 2 is more the Bananas In Pyjamas type. Not quite so stirring. I had all these lovely morning teas and lunches and playdates organised to cement my new status as a stay-at-home mum with all the other stay-at-home mums, but I’ve had to cancel them all. I also planned on being a goodie two-shoes by doing reading group and computer class stuff at the sprogs’ school. All cancelled as well. I did help out at a “100 days of kindergarten” celebration on my one child-illness-free day this week. Unfortunately it ended with Sprog 2 clinging to me and crying hysterically because a boy said she “wasn’t right about everything” … Sprog 2 – like her mother – believes she IS right about everything, so it came as quite a blow. The doctor reckons Sprog 2’s pus-laced tonsils will be problematic for another 3 days. So I thought I might as well start a blog to keep me sane …

TONIGHT’S MENU: Homemade sausage rolls (Sprog 1); mashed potato (Sprog 2, due to pus-laced tonsils); chicken thighs stuffed with spinach & feta (grown-ups). Sprog 1’s verdict: delicious. Sprog 2’s verdict: ok.

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  1. I hear you re Cudos — I have become a Scoopon addict. I see a bargain and I just cant resist! love the blog and love the photo of you two at the top. Let’s hope you can start enjoying the “lady of leisure thing” some time soon !!

    1. You mean like: “I was checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired! Extremely helpful info specially the ultimate phase I care for such info much. I used to be looking for this certain information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.” Those guys are my biggest fans too!

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