Saturday, July 18, 2009

Soon Enough

Have been sorting through a few things in my head lately; it seems The Hermit hasn't finished with me yet. I didn't realise there were so many things from the past that I still wanted to go through, apparently. Have had a few heart to hearts with The Starchild and have been pleasantly surprised by the support. I think this energy may stick around for a little while longer and while it is somewhat uncomfortable, it's not entirely unfamiliar and I can deal with that.

The Virgo Nurse left today and I'm glad for the good visit and healthier relationships all round. Bones is still here and is starting to drive me a little crazy as co-existing with any 18 year old male would. I forget how much 18 year olds know about the world and how little simple old housewives like myself know, oh poor, hapless fools we are. I have gone from being mildly insulted to taking gleeful pleasure from none-to-subtlety highlighting areas of ignorance through innocent-seeming questions in response to these all too frequent statements of fact about the world. OK, it is a bit mean but sometimes it just has to be done.

Had a wonderful impromptu visit from the tea lady and her thee kids tonight, sans hubby as he had to work, but still all good. We talked a lot, as we do, and it was so good to catch up. I knew that she needed me but hadn't been in a place where I could be of any help and suddenly today I had this insistent thought in my head to call her up and invite her over. Turned out to be something we both needed and it was good to be reminded of that friendship again.

Time is flying by at the moment yet seems to be dragging on all the same. I'm not sure whether I'm on the minute hand or the hour hand or whether I'm pointing to the 6 or the 12, but I'm grateful to be hanging on nevertheless. There are nagging thoughts about all of the things I want to do but I know they are not for me to think about at the moment and that's ok. Time will come for that soon enough.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rest Of The Day

Still sick. Coughing a million times worse. Blah!

The Virgo Nurse and Bones came up last night and will be staying for a few days - Virgo Nurse until Friday or Saturday, Bones, well, who knows. How good would it be to not have a fixed schedule again and to be able to just cruise around for as long as uni holidays last! They're playing with the older two widdies now, which is great and makes everyone happy.

I just watched Australia as sitting on the lounge drinking cups of caramel chai latte and coughing are about the limits of my energy levels at the minute. I have to say that I really enjoyed the movie, even if it did go for two and a half hours and could have probably ended an hour earlier and still been a good film. I guess it's hard when there is such a big hype about a film as people will inevitably feel let down when reality and expectations collide but I enjoyed it and even with having to put on a load of washing, get brekky for everyone, help with pom-pom making and various other interruptions and domestic chores, I was still very caught up in the whole experience. It's probably one that I will watch again a few times, too.

I'm in a bit of a movie mode at the moment, which suits me well. I cried my little eyes out at Marley and Me yesterday - I'm such a big, blubbering girl when it comes to sad stuff and also enjoyed 27 Dresses but there have been a few that I didn't like so much, particularly Slumdog Millionaire which I had to stop twice part way through and didn't return to after the second time. All too much for me, that type of thing, I'm afraid.

Well, that's my Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton impersonation for today. Must go and do something productive with the clothes that I washed before and perhaps even tidy up in the kitchen before collapsing on the lounge for the rest of the day.
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