Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Random things are in fact random

  1. On 'holidays' today. This is a bit of a misnomer because basically, I am not going to my paid employment, I am just doing my other full time job on its own instead of juggling both of them. I dropped the kids at school, attempted to locate the practically brand new jumper that went AWOL on the last week of school, chatted to a couple of school mums and went home. Got home just before ten, made a coffee and finished reading the paper. Tidied the house (took an hour and a bit), looked at the clock, had lunch and thought "now what do I do?"
  2. Probably if I was home all the time, I would have things to do - but the cleaner comes tomorrow, the house was tidy enough, there wasn't a full load of washing, went foraging on the weekend, so the cupboards are still full.  And I had to go and get the kids again within too short a space of time to start a Big Job. So - I did what any good lazy parent would do, and lolled on the couch until it was time to collect the kids.
  3. It was nice actually - no television, just a few tunes on my iPod. Spot of Talking Heads, two Cat Empire albums, bit of random this and that (although, considering that I consciously set it on shuffle, so does that mean it is really random selection? Or merely consciously disordered?) Might have a Tarrantino day tomorrow. That should keep me amused.
  4. Reading #2 of Game of Thrones - watched the first episode last night, and was planning to watch episode 2 tonight but got sidetracked by an ABBA documentary. 
  5. ABBA is a bit daggy really. Even though I can sing along to every song, I don't think I would deliberately choose to listen to ABBA or buy their CDs. However, the children are discovering retro music (aka the contents of mummy's iPod) However, I have decided I need some Elvis Costello, some Beatles, spot of David Bowie (including The Laughing Gnome). And some Young People's Music.
  6. Quite pleased a date for the election has been announced. For a start, that will remove the endless speculation as to when the election will be held; and while the mainstream media is all ER-MAH-GERD ELEKSHUN - more than one state in this great country of ours holds elections every four years (last weekend in November in Victoria, I think) and the world does not end, and nor is it a political ploy to know the date four years in advance.
  7. However, the Haters will be hating; one of my real life friends who has a completely irrational hatred of the current Prime Minister has already started banging on about it.
  8. Ok. covered off on reading (GoT), watching (ditto plus ABBA documentaries), listening (to loads of stuff because I can), doing (as little as possible, plus planning a road-trip later this year, which needs actual planning of the journey and booking of accommodations because of course we're travelling in the school holidays)
  9. Wearing - pjs (it's late); no face, no perfume. 
  10. Grateful for - lovely children. They were so excited to be back at school today and so full of their day when they got home. I hope they never lose the joy.
Random enough? Probably.

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