Things on my mind

My intense dislike for People Skills (aka Tony Abbott) grows daily. It’s in the Code Red zone of Completely Irrational.

In fact, my whole feeling about this lead up to the election is making my neck itch. I’m kind of cranky and frustrated and yelling at the television and radio way too often to be healthy.

I’m certain this is why I have a rampant case of acne that rivals that of my years in puberty purgatory. I kid you not. They’re not even the pustular ones you can pick at, they’re the dirty big blind cyst like ones.

I know, I’m so purrrrty.  

The only good thing about the election is discovering new blogs and Twitterers and that Annabel Crabb has come back from maternity leave and is on fire. My girl crush on Annabel is longstanding and unwavering and completely inappropriate.

I know, purty and subtle.

My frustration is this: the focus on the politics rather than the policies is absolute. And it feels like a sprint. There’s no long term view, no vision. G’ah.
Further to the learning to ride a bike Oscar decided today would be a good day to start doing freestyle again in his hydrotherapy session. Such progress.

It was perfect because then his normal swim group arrived and he stayed in the water and did a bit of normal swimming stuff with them, allowing me to catch up with some of the mums, one of which is as excited as I am as her daughter got into St Eddies as well! We’re so hoping Oscar and Zoe will get to travel together.
Jasper is producing astounding artworks at pre-school. And I mean, really astounding not just ‘my child is so talented’ astounding.
Grover is an absolute comedian. Complete and total. From the faces to the impersonations. He’s three and a total crack-up. Either that or a pure delinquent in the making.
Did I tell you I made strawberry and rhubarb jam and it was spectacular? SPECTACULAR. Joke told me to make vats of it and sell it and for the first time I am almost compelled to do so.
We haven’t seen Inception. I had planned a sneaky solo trip to the movies today on my childfree day (inlaws had Groves) but no no no – it’s Education Week and today was Open Day at the bigger boys’ school. Oh the irony.



So Grover’s Rocket Cake was a lot less phallic than Jasper’s

But it was also a testament to my appalling craft skills. Houston, we have a problem:

Luckily, the party boy didn’t care one jot

Plum tuckered

My cooking mojo is back. We’re talking Japanese, curries, jams, relishes. It’s nice.
I’m crocheting – photos to come to prove my skillz.
After drinking up a storm at Wollombi I seem to have got it out of my system. No longer craving sugar and vino. I’ve also quietly been dealing with the diet. I’m down a kilo in two weeks. Better down than up I say. 
Bizarro World still essentially in play over here. Boys fighting about 80 per cent less than previously. It is delightful. 
Lots on my mind at the moment about disability and services and money and how the government just doesn’t seem to get it – that it’s not all about money (of course some aspects of it are – such as respite services and supporting carers) but actually about approach and attitude and ensuring we are caring for those who need help in the most appropriate way. In our schools I see a community totally changed in its attitudes to those with special needs but a system still stuck with methods and structures that are outdated and inappropriate. 
So frustrating.

Am in the throes of an appalling run of bad sleep – night sweats, teeth grinding (my teeth are aching), Grover waking and so on. So of course, tonight I can not sleep. Typical.

These two consistently make my week (they appear every Thursday night on one of our public broadcaster’s current affairs programs):

And this was their effort this week on the election. Too funny. And this part, this is just pure brilliance:

BRYAN DAWE: What electorate are you in?

JOHN CLARKE: We’re in Australia, that’s where the voting is going to occur..

BRYAN DAWE: No, no, what electorate, what area are you in?

JOHN CLARKE: Precisely, we’re in media coverage.

BRYAN DAWE: Oh media coverage, that’s near Gossip I think, isn’t it?

JOHN CLARKE: Well it’s beneath Gossip and between Prejudice West.

BRYAN DAWE: Is it north of Rumour?

JOHN CLARKE: Yeah,Northwest of Rumour…


JOHN CLARKE: It’s actually got a border with both Rumour and Innuendo.

BRYAN DAWE: Who’s the standing member for Innuendo?

JOHN CLARKE: Very good, you’re good.

Another new favourite. In fact, I think I’ve new favourited this before, but there you go:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Home