What are your current obsessions?
Sodoku – I know, I’m about 10 years behind the trend.
Which item from you wardrobe do you wear most often?
Do not get me started about the current fug I am in over my wardrobe. I am so sick of my uniform of a cotton knit top and shorts/skirt/jeans. So.sick.of.it. I have an entire wardrobe full of clothes that don’t fit and it is really pissing me off. I don’t have any jackets or cold weather gear, just some hideous cheap hoddies that make me look even more like I have totally given up on looking half decent.
What’s for dinner?
Tonight was farfalle with meatballs, which were actually left over hamburgers from last night in a homemade tomato sauce. Dessert with a rhubarb and apple crumble.
What’s your greatest fear at the moment?
That we will never get above this financial pit of pathetic horror. That I will never lose the 20 kilos I need to lose. That something will happen to one of the boys. Oscar’s surgery that is earmarked for early next year (I like to get in early on the worry thing). That the big dint on the running board of the car (from Chef hitting a rock and the dirt road to Wombeyan) will get rust in it before we can afford to get it fixed. Money. That I’ve been in a bit of a fug since before the school holidays (a month ago) and it’s only shifted slightly.
What are you listening to?
Classic FM in the mornings (oh Margaret Throsby how I love thee) and Richard Glover in the afternoons, Justine Clarke in between.
If you were a goddess what would you be?
Some buxom wench who feeds everyone.
What are your favourite holiday spots?
Reality: camping in the bush. Fantasy: Italy, New York, Canada, Scotland
What are you reading right now?
Nothing. Maybe that has something to do with my fug. I think I’m going to borrow The Poisonwood Bible from the library – everyone raves about that.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Huh. Whaddya know. I don’t have one.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My children, my husband, Jon Stewart
What is your favourite spring thing to do?
Borrow the in-law’s trailer and clean out a whole heap of shit. That and washing down walls.
Where are you planning to travel next?
We’re going back to Wombeyan Caves at Christmas. Yes.We.Are.
What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
The apple and rhubarb crumble I made tonight was pretty good. The red wine I glugged down last night as Jasper had a mega-meltdown was just the ticket.
When was the last time you were tipsy?
Probably when we all went out to dinner – but that was a very generous version of tipsy. Maybe a few weeks back when we had our neighbours in for dinner and I drank a lot of sparkling shiraz?
What is your favourite ever film?
The can not be only one – Stranger than Fiction, Footloose, Steel Magnolias, St Elmo’s Fire, Adaptation, pretty much anything done by the Coen Brothers, Hoodwinked, Transformers, Ghost Town and so on and so forth.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your children?
Patience, nothing good comes from anger, that every single person is different, that if dinner is going to be later than 6pm expect early signs of the apocalypse.
What song can’t you get out of your head?
Homer singing “Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig. / Does whatever a Spider-Pig does. / Can he swing / from a web? / No he *can’t*, / cause he’s a *pig*. / Look out! / He is the *Spider-Pig*!”
What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
Anything by Salman Rushdie.
What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
I just have no idea what this means? My third nipple? My 11th toe?
What is your favourite colour?
While I adore being tagged, I don’t tag, it makes me all hot thinking about how I would choose them.