Look up, & see the gathering storm/rain clouds, coming from the South, bearing rain, again!
Just lately, this is often the pattern of our days. We are forecast to have rain, but that doesn't mean much. Some days it arrives, some days it bypasses us.
As this is such a dry continent, & we have been having a 12+ year drought here on the Central Coast, & worse elsewhere, we are not knocking the rain. We are very glad of every drop. Some of it has actually gone into the catchment areas for our Dams. We rely on Dam water for our daily water supplies, or it has to be pumped in from the Hunter Valley, so rain is essential.
I washed laundry today, but forgot to get it hung on the line. Shame on me!
Gom is so obliging, he pegs it out for me, but he didn't realise I had washed. He tore out & tortured the remaining grass roots. I am not sure why. Perhaps a couple of dandelion heads had popped up!
I had begun to doze off, when I heard furtive noises in the kitchen, then thumps. I went out to see what
the hell he was meddling with he was doing this time! He was once more going through tinned goodies, & rearranging the pantry. I was waiting for the gleeful shout of triumph, when he found an out-of-date can of something... or packet. He decided to quit while he was ahead, & he put it all back.
Mind you, his suspicious mind is not altogether unfounded.
I am still suffering with the mystery itches. We have eliminated the medications.
My blood pressure sky-rocketed, which I knew it would.
"Get straight back on your medication!!"
It remains a mystery, with promise of Skin Specialists, if the condition persists. I am wary. As my GP warns me, 50% of the time they cost a semiload of money, & they don't find the answer! He should know, - his father was a Skin Specialist!
I had some commercial Alcohol Rub which I thought may relieve the itch. So I applied it liberally. It smells nice, & is cooling, so I figured it wouldn't hurt.
We discovered it is 10 years- yes folks TEN YEARS -out of date! I laughed & laughed. It still smelt ok, & seemed to do no harm. The cap has been tightly closed. We debated about it, with friends. After all, you can keep wine for years??!!
Do you have things like that? That sit in the back of your bathroom cupboard, or on some forgotten shelf, but you know in your mind it is there, should you need it?
I thought of Bren, & her Tackle it Tuesdays. I am sure she would never have Out Of Date goods in her cupboards!
Yes! I am paving the Road to Hell with all my Good Intentions.
I had good intentions of getting some Christmas stockings made. I have not even drawn the shape! How slothful of me.
The table runner lies in blocks, waiting to be trimmed to size. Scratch scratch. I had thought to get the blocks together today.
I played about installing new music on the blog. Incidentally, if you find it irritating you can turn it right down, or hit the play button to pause it.
I love Ode to Joy, & it is for BFJ.
Other worries include checking Gom's dishabille.
If we are going out, to, say, the Hardware Store, he is likely to have the most unusual raiment about his person. Often quite badly stained, with various days 'events' in evidence on the shirt, or the trouser garment.
I read a post today about learning not to eat chocolate whilst ironing. Well, I would add a warning about Goms eating chocolate coated icecreams! Or biscuits, or Chocolate blocks. They tend to drop lumps of the brown deliciousness, unseen by themselves, upon their shirts. If said shirts are light cream, the evidence later resembles leakage from slit throats, or at least bloodied noses.
Oh Hell! I am enraged! The "Cheery" fecking voice of the pre-news announcement, says "Five members of one family were killed in a road smash today!"
Why doesn't someone teach them how gross this is????
WTF is wrong with Bloody TV Channels? Who do I contact to scream about this hideous custom!!
Now, it is the
delighted lead story of the news.
I want to vomit.
Don McLean, Respectable.