also...

Dec. 28th, 2010 08:07 pm
deird1: Sokka, with the picture he painted (Sokka picture)
(forgot these bits)

- Helped someone change a tyre, for the first time in a decade. I still remember how to do it! Yay! Still too weak to do up the nuts properly. Woe.

- We went through a lot of towns that... weren't towns. Or rather, they weren't there. There was just a sign saying "Hi! Here's a town!", and, if you were with someone who'd lived there for a while, a commentary of "This is where the school was, and this is where the post office was, and the shops were over there by those trees..."
It's strange seeing them. They're basically lots and lots of ghost towns - but ghost towns isn't even the right word, because the term implies ruins and empty buildings, and this is just a sign.

- After 5 days, I came back to 9 text messages and 560 LJ posts. Eek.
deird1: Anya hugging Giles! (Anya hug)
- The locust plague is out in full force, happily suiciding into car windscreens all the way along the freeway. The latest trend in conversations among people who own cars: "How many did you hit? I hit at least three hundred this morning..."

- Spent several days in Mildura meeting the boyfriend's rellies. I have now met 6 aunts and uncles, 7 cousins, 4 significant others of cousins, and 3 kids of cousins. *is exhausted*

- Remembered to take my camera, but forgot to take any photos. I'm thinking of doing Project 365 next year, so I get back into the swing of photoing.

- One of the aforementioned cousins has a cook book (Womens' Weekly) that I really wanted to steal and smuggle home with me. Her mother has a cook book (home made) that I almost did steal and smuggle home with me. It's awesome! She gave me the "custard" page to try out...

- I'm sure I remember (and my family can back me up on this) being very outspoken about foods I simply could not eat because they were gross. Somewhere along the line I seem to have turned into someone who will eat everything that's put on her plate without complaining, will decide to at least seem to enjoy it, and then will actually enjoy it. Even the beetroot! Not quite sure how this transformation happened.

- Am very sunburnt from riding on the back of a ute. Still enjoyed the ute ride.

- Also enjoyed getting to ride on a humungous piece of machinery as it harvested lots of wheat. Hurrah!

- Melbourne has hills. I don't ever remember how many until I go to somewhere flat (like Mildura) and miss all my lovely hills.

- I also missed my cat! He's so wonderful! I came back and patted him, rang Mum, patted him, treated sunburn, patted him...


How was everyone's Christmas?
deird1: Aang and Zuko standing back-to-back (Aang Zuko)
1) Walked down to election booth to vote. Voting seems to be quite civilised in these parts: lots of polite people holding out "how to vote for my party!" forms, and when you say "sorry, not voting for you" they smile and go over to someone else.

2) Had my traditional post-voting breakfast at Maccas, with Mum.

3) Did HUGE amounts of gardening. Garden is suddenly much less weedy and much less overflowing with plants.

4) Mourned sudden loss of flute-playing ability. Considered selling it, or giving it away. Mentioned this to Mum - who asked if she could borrow it and have a go...

5) Watched lots of AtLA.

6) Saw boyfriend - briefly - who came over to borrow dice.

7) Had dinner with sister, brother-in-law, Caleb, and Nathan. Lots of crying and general bedtime chaos.

8) Went to church. Advent has begun! Lots of purple candles and tinsel.

9) Saw boyfriend - less briefly - who was very tired and trying nobly not to fall asleep on my couch.

10) Had dinner with other sister, brother-in-law, Alex, and Josh. Lots of card games with Alex, who is very enthusiastic but not quite aware of all the rules.

11) Came home and watched House.

12) Wrote blog post.

two things

Sep. 8th, 2010 06:29 am
deird1: Cordelia reading, with text "Angel: pretty much a girly name" (Cordelia girly name)
Apparently
Being Late For Work + Craving Thai Food = Iron Deficiency

Who knew?


(Being late for work - several days in a row - caused by the fact that I've been waking up exhausted. And the Thai place must think the only thing I ever eat is beef and lots of it...)



In other news, my sister has presented me with a gorgeous pencil skirt. I will wear it today, and feel very pretty. :)

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