Friday, November 27, 2009

Rain and other events

The wind was so crazy yesterday when the storm came that when I ran outside to rescue my laundry on the clothesline, I had to put my foot in the laundry basket to prevent it from blowing away :) I love storms though. Apparently a number of shops locally were flooded out and some had roofs collapse as well. Excitement.

The rain unfortunately washed away most traces of the childish behaviour from the other night of neighbour Theo and I, when we went and wrote in the gravel of the car park next door. Giant initials and love hearts and things. That was after we went and lay on the soccer oval and watched cloud pictures in the sky.

This carpark is the same one that had me hiding from people going past my kitchen window in tractors and had me appearing in the local paper with another neighbour to apparently vent my frustration at the lack of community consultation. Oh, hey, I'll let you see the article:

I seem to be a public figure lately (not really). I also won some money through a local shopping centre competition the other week and was notified by a telephone call broadcast on local radio. I could barely understand some of my hysterical ramblings when I listened to it later :).

Last night I babysat for my little bro and sis, which in a roundabout way involved a La Porchetta birthday dinner and Theo was roped in to watch a Star Wars video (that was obviously serious boy business).

I'm off to do some cooking now, will report back later with my achievements.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My life in 10 points

Several things that currently define my existence.

1. I lost my diary and am surviving by ringing to double check any possible appointments, making notes in my phone and living by the calendar that has fallen underneath my fridge.

2. I am officially divorced as of last Saturday November the 14th. I received the official notice on Monday and wanted to stick it on my wall in celebration.

3. Theo neighbour is more than just a neighbour now. In case you didn't know.

4. Facebook is a remarkably effective, if not a harsh and impersonal way to notify people of such changes.

5. Theo neighbour is on nightshift and I am listening to Guns N Roses as I become more hyperactive and reminisce about when I was a teenager and thought Gunners were so cool. I have an urge to bake.

6. I am glad that the cool change came in this afternoon and so now I am able to do the dishes without suffering heat exhaustion and possibly now not all my plants will die.

7. There is a mountain of grass on a rug in my lounge. It belongs to my rabbit.

8. There are few things like a bad disaster movie to make you cheer up.

9. I am trying to reduce my book collection by an entire bookcase in order to declutter my life.

10. I currently weigh more than I ever have in my life and almost every person I meet tells me how well I am looking. No exaggeration. It's a funny situation to be in.