In brief

I desperately need a hair cut but I can not escape my hairdresser without it costing around THREE EFFING HUNDRED DOLLARS*. So that is the end of that eight year relationship. Plus I have not been happy with the last few cuts (and by few I mean over the last 18 months, of which there have only been three I think) in that all that razor texturing just kills. your. hair and I just want something simple. By simple I don’t mean dowdy.
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I have relos coming for afternoon tea this afternoon and the house is trashed due to more inclement weather. But do you think I can find the energy to even start cleaning up?
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It took five years to return but yesterday we went here. On the way there we went through torrential rain, thunder, lightening and flash flooding. By the time we got there it had cleared but there was a district wide black-out. So no rides were had. But we did get to wander on the tracks and get up close to the engines and talk to the weird old men train aficionados. And it got us all out of the house.
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Mum was in a car accident on Friday afternoon. She is fine, her car has been bingled front and back. It was due to a learner driver who stopped suddenly – the next car stopped suddenly, mum stopped suddenly, the guy behind mum didn’t and pushed her into the guy in front. Meanwhile the learner drove off, blithely ignorant of the carnage he/she caused in their wake.
Mum got a very big shock from it – by the time I got there she was all shakes and tears. Some incredibly good looking buff blokes really nice guys who lived nearby came out and got mum and chair to sit on. How nice is that.
When we went to the police station to report it (as mum’s car had to be towed) the constable seemed to be barely of legal age and was on duty at the station on his own. For the first time. He was shaking as much as mum as he wrote down her account of events.
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I’m worried about mum’s general health. Her hip – the new one – is not good and there are various other little things that when added up just make me (and her) worry.
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Jasper and Grover are getting older and starting to play with each other. Meanwhile Felix and Oscar are getting older and trying to kill each other either through torment or WWE moves.
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I made the best curry last night. A curry! I haven’t made one of those in a very long time.
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I’m going to make a concerted effort to post again on my food blog. Chef is going to start taking photos for it. I’m going to rival Smitten Kitchen. Eventually. The Times recently listed the top 50 food blogs and well, I want to be on it. Not that I’m competitive. At all.
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The most hits I get are for this recipe on this page. How weird is that.
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The relos are coming this afternoon for Oscar’s birthday. Which is on Wednesday. We’re doing an afternoon tea come early dinner type caper. There’ll be scones and jam and cream. Maybe I’ll make homemade sauseage rolls. It’s all still a bit of a mystery.
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I got up early (5am people) this week and went for a walk. Once. But I did get back into walking to and from school w/ the boys as the rain finally eased. Except on Monday when I walked and then it PISSED down on me and the boys as we went to pick up Jasper from pre-school. Pale t-shirt + old maternity bra + torrential rain = public eyesore.
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In the last three weeks I’ve had a tooth pulled out of my head, a filling fixed, a clean and fluride treatment. Next month I get to look forward to a root canal. Don’t ask how I’m paying for that one as I don’t know the answer.
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Um, I hate my clothes?

Off to make cake and scones. Then maybe put my hair in rags.

* OK a qualification – it hasn’t always cost $300 – it has been a fairly recent development (as in the last 2-3 years that it has started costing in that vicinity – and as per my comment in comments, that is a cut, colour, treatment and probably three products) and therefore something I do very rarely and only when we have had some sort of financial windfall. Hence the need to find a new hairdresser as financial and windfall are two words severely lacking in my world at the mo.