Putting up with it

You’re a bit behind on all the excitement and drama of last week. A lot happened, so buckle up, it’s going to be a long one. Among the major WTF moments occurred when I was eating a piece of bread and cheese two Sundays ago and felt an ominous crunch. It was my dental brace […]

Animal attraction

Did you miss me? I’ve been up the coast on a mini-break that was booked prior to my retrenchment. It felt reckless to be away when I should have been looking for a job, but the balance on the accommodation had already been paid, so I hit the road and kept a close eye on […]

Give me a break

This week has been epic. I’ve spent about 10 hours a day sitting at the computer, frantically typing like a maniac. The work I’m doing on the book project is intense and headache inducing. I barely have time to feed the kids or even speak to them. In the spare moments I can snatch, I […]

Can’t touch this

I sent DD a photo of my scabby ear yesterday … so romantic. DD said I’d better see a doctor because it looked like it wasn’t eczema or dermatitis. It was so itchy, with little patches spreading to beside my eye and on my jaw. I was very apologetic in the doctor’s surgery, he must […]

It’s all happening

Yesterday was very exciting and a little disappointing … both at the same time … and I didn’t even watch the Melbourne Cup. The electrician came over and finished installing all the power points, so I don’t have to make toast under a side table in the lounge room any more. Woo hoo! But he […]

The other side

DD and I celebrated the Day of the Dead on Sunday night with his work bestie and her partner. It wasn’t intentional, DD was in the mood for margaritas and it coincided with a significant date in the Mexican calendar. We ate soft tacos and sipped tequila and talked A LOT. Well, the chicks did […]

Positive signs

I feel weirdly happy despite what I’m about to tell you: my bills exceeded my bank balance on Friday, so I applied to access my superannuation. It’s a remarkably easy process. You just fill out a few details on the ATO website and they let you know four days later whether it’s approved. Fingers crossed. […]

Love on the rebound

Love on the rebound isn’t supposed to last, but DD and I just celebrated our sixth anniversary this week. When we met, he was only a few weeks out of a nasty relationship break-up and my marriage had ended just six months beforehand, but somehow we made it through. And it often feels like the […]

The end is near

I was convinced my dog was on his last legs yesterday. He couldn’t even walk to the coffee shop. He just kept stopping and refusing to take another step. I had to carry him most of the way. Whenever I put him on the ground he’d stare up at me with sad eyes that seemed […]

Getting it done

A fly on the wall wouldn’t know I was unemployed – I was flat out yesterday. I wrote six stories for Drinks Digest. I worked out how to plug ads into the site. I joined NRMA roadside assist, as my Renault roadside assist is about to expire. I walked to the service centre to collect […]