Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fitting me in, shopping, compliment

1. I started on a CPAP machine for sleep apnoea a week ago but I am having some problems with the fit. I rang up this morning and they can fit me in today (Monday) to get it sorted instead of waiting until Friday when my follow-up appointment was originally planned for.

2. I took my daughter clothes shopping yesterday and we had a very (unusually) successful time. Eight items get her set up for autumn/winter, and in time for her school camp later this week.

3. We went to a fairly fancy restaurant on Saturday night (without the kids) that turned out to have mediocre food. Sunday night, tucking into my home-cooked roast beef, my husband wondered why we bother to eat out at all. Lovely compliment.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fog, breakfast, computer game

1. I point out to the children that the morning fog is a lot thicker over the grass of the school oval than it was over the road.

2. I didn't have time to eat in the morning rush, I get home from walking the children to school and sit down with breakfast and a cup of tea, and a book of short stories.

3. One of my husband's birthday presents was a pre-order of a new computer game that is now available, ten days after his birthday. He (and the kids) are so excited that he'll be able to play it tonight.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Purple plot, clean carpets, singing and dancing

1. My husband ripped out some weeds in a little plot opposite our front door and planted a variety of flowers, with a theme of purple and white. We are having a heat wave this week, but I know he will diligently water them every day and maybe they will survive.

2. I vacuum (most of) the house and it makes such a difference.

3. The kids do some dancing to the Disney Just Dance game, and I sing along to the words on the screen. Both singing and dancing are lovely.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sleep, peach, book

1. Sleeping in.

2. A peach.

3. An exciting third book in the trilogy.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Game, prognosis, warm

1. My children are running around the house playing their made-up game. They are using mana crystals to fight the dragon Deathwing. Gee, I wonder where they get these ideas...

2. My mother had a recent diagnosis of breast and bone cancer, which was very scary. But she has started chemo and radiotherapy and is doing very well, the prognosis is good.

3. Sitting in a warm car after spending too long in a cool house.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dungeons and Dragons, hungry, writing

1. We introduced the kids (who are almost-7 and 9) to Dungeons and Dragons, a slightly expurgated version, and they both love it. Just got to level 3. Aiden has now discovered the Monster Manual books and is going through them, excited to find monsters they have already fought and also really high level creatures like level 34 solo brute Orcus. He already knows how to read the stats tables. He brings the books over to show me whenever he finds something interesting.

2. I've been really hungry all morning, but after breakfast and second breakfast and lunch I am finally satisfied.

3. The kids are going to a birthday party this afternoon. I would kind-of like to go along, but I've decided to leave that to Tim and I'll stay home and get some writing done.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweet spot, strawberries, spring

1. I have to wheel my husband's bicycle all the way to the shop for a repair after he unexpectedly had to leave early this morning and took the car. I find the perfect spot to hold it so that it wheels along beside me obediently, and it's even a comfortable height so that it's almost like I'm just resting my hand there. What I expected to be difficult turns out to be an easy 2 km stroll.

2. On the way home I drop into the markets and buy three punnets of strawberries for later.

3. It's cool-ish today, but early spring is in the air.