Too many lemons

I don’t know about you, but 2019 has been a bit of a lemon for me. It’s been relentlessly arduous and it’s only September. In the latest hurdle, I took the eldest for a back X-ray yesterday. It really sucked. The only good thing was that it was free, which is highly unusual in the […]

Help is on the way

I went to see my old bank manager yesterday. I have no idea why I didn’t do it earlier. I think I got so bogged down in my busy single mum life that I couldn’t see the big picture. My bank manager and I go waaaaaay back. Pauline been running her branch in the CBD […]

My premonition came true

I had a nightmare that DD and I had a huge fight before Dr Michael Mosley’s Centenary Institute oration. We were so cranky that we didn’t even sit together. I was quite upset when I woke up, it felt very real. And it turned out to be a premonition. Well, kind of. DD and I […]

Date with a diet guru

DD took me to the 14th World Congress on Inflammation yesterday. That shouldn’t make me giggle, but it does … a lot. DD knows how to show a girl a good time. It was actually pretty fascinating – we were there to watch Dr Michael Mosley deliver the ‘Centenary Institute Oration’. Before I go any […]

He yelled at me

Movie night happens in shifts at my place these days. I fancied some family tellie time on Saturday night, but my teens have very, very different taste in entertainment. The youngest, for example, hates sci-fi, while the eldest and I love it. Trying to get them to agree on a DVD is impossible, hence the movie shift […]

Bloody tears

I thought I was weeping blood in the shower yesterday. I glanced down and saw brownish red droplets splashing onto my chest. That shook me out of my funk and into a moment of sheer panic … until I realised it was just the auburn hairspray I use to cover my grey roots. I dried […]

Words you don’t expect

I was primed for a nice, quiet night at home yesterday when the youngest reminded me about an end-of-season netball dinner. Oh. Yay. Then my ex texted to ask if we were still going to the opening of a HSC art exhibition at the eldest’s new high school. Fark! I’d totally forgotten about that too. […]

Fixing the memory

Many moons ago I booked two seats at wine degustation dinner to celebrate my ex’s birthday. It featured Peterson’s, which was one of our favourite wineries, and it was held at a venue called Fix St James. I thought it was a pretty awesome gift idea until my ex decided to go off the grog […]

Twenty years younger

I felt 20 years younger last night. No, that’s not quite right. I felt like I was reliving one of my early thirties nights …. while battling a 51-year-old single, working mum’s weariness. Not a wild one, just a garden variety weeknight. Back in my early thirties – pre-kids with a high disposable income – […]

We can’t seem to crack it

My addictive personality has led me down some odd paths over the years. As I child. I voraciously collected postage stamps and matchboxes and inhaled books at lightning speed. The teachers found it hard to believe I could get through so many books each MS Read-a-thon, but I was a machine. As teenager, most waking […]