I can’t say it

The #metoo movement has been playing on my mind all week, but it’s been sidelined by the fur baby dramas … until now. It’s been amazing to see how many women have joined Alyssa Milano’s viral call to arms to say they’ve been victims of sexual harassment. I don’t have a #metoo story to tell. […]

Paying the price

Charlie the Moodle came home yesterday! Yay! I got such a pleasant surprise when they handed me the $2000 bill. Wow, so “cheap”! I quickly paid it …  then realised it was for Charlie the cat, not Charlie the dog. My anxiety levels started rising (again) as they started printing out the new receipt …. […]

The third year is a charm

DD and I think it’s our third anniversary this week. We’re not sure because we’ve both been so distracted. I’ve had Charlie’s medical dramas, DD’s at the World Lung Cancer Conference. Seriously. Very seriously. I feel terrible that I involuntarily giggled when he told me. There is NOTHING funny about lung cancer, but it’s the […]

The $3000 tummy bug

Get ready for a heavy dose of deja vu … OK, the heading on this blog post might be a little misleading because … I don’t know whether it’s actually a tummy bug and I have no idea what the final bill will be. Those are exactly the same words I wrote yesterday except I’m […]

The $1000 tummy bug

OK, the heading on this blog post might be a little misleading because … I don’t know whether it’s actually a tummy bug and I have no idea what the final bill will be. Charlie the Moodle was admitted to animal hospital on Saturday. He hadn’t been eating all week and gruesome things started coming […]

Nope, I never learn

Remember DD’s birthday present fail? You know, that weekend I took him to the Blue Mountains to see one of his favourite comedians, Kitty Flanagan, perform … but got the time wrong and we missed it … Well, I wanted to make it right. There was just one big problem: Kitty wasn’t performing again anywhere […]

So many emotions

I felt a wave of unexpected sadness when I glimpsed Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest for the first time since scattering my grandparents’ ashes in the Myall River. I’d been so excited to go back and revisit all my favourite spots last week but, as I crested the hil into town, the reality was more […]

I need more practice

I’m still crook, so I’m just going to share a post I wrote – but didn’t publish – when I wasn’t supposed to be blogging … It’s about how I accidentally invited DD over for bangers and mash on NRL Grand Final night. It’s a bit ancient, but it saves my poor aching head from […]

The first drama

I’m baaaaaaaack! Well, just in body. My spirit might take a while to catch up. I’m crook. But more about that later. Let me start at the beginning. Actually, let me start at the last few sentences of the blog post I wrote before I took a break. The words started out innocently enough: “I’m […]