Yes it’s been a week of doing very little except wait for the year proper to begin.
Seeing more traffic on the roads as workers return from their summer break, seeing grabs on the news about littlies starting their educational journey and hearing the high school bus go by at 8am signalling the return of those on a later part of their journey.
Watching a bit of tennis, and cricket on tv in the evenings. With, of course with my knitting close to hand Wondering how Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are feeling after their ‘shock departures’. And wondering how Nick Kyrious managed to keep his temper in check for so long. The Australian Open – The Big Bash League
Wearing cool cotton clothing. Melbourne finally had pleasant summery days…..culminating in one not too pleasant one yesterday with a top temperature of 44c/111f . I often wonder how we coped before air conditioning – with the humidity so high the whole of house ducted evaporated system we have is no good (pumps cool moist air) so we resorted to our very old, very expensive to run, hole in the lounge room wall, electric refrigerated system.
Realising it’s little things that make us happy – seeing the smiles on elderly residents when offered an icy pole on a very hot day and watching them enjoy the treat.
And wondering how my children (who I love dearly) became so old😊
This little one – my first born son had a birthday at the beginning of the week. 58yrs old! He’ll be getting a seniors card soon! I realised time was passing quickly when he finished serving in the RAAF after 20yrs. How am I going to feel when that happens!
Today is February 1st 2020 – our Big Girl’s birthday. Born (at home) during one of the worst winters England had experienced. Known as The Big Freeze of 1963 all I can say is central heating was still a luxury – we had poky little coal fires in the big old house we lived in and it was cold!
Shh..don’t tell her but she is now 57!
Yes….3 under 3! All good fun! Helped in a way by living in Singapore where life was more free and easy…..and I had a live in amah.
After a hot and humid night the rain has finally arrived and cooled the air – a quiet day is forecast for my house – lack of sleep doesn’t agree with me so my warning to The Golfer was – be very wary of what you say or do near this tired Grumpy Old Woman!