holiday: day twenty-two, or is it twenty-three

pink door, royal pacific hotel and towers

Rather surly today – mostly the realisation that ZOMG! I only have five days left before I return to SML. It’s also quite, quite disgustingly hot.

So, while Don was out at golf, I’ve done not a lot other than sit about reading stuff on the InformationSuperhighway, patting kitties, doing a bit of light haus-werk and generally feeling out of sorts.

Then I was cross with myself because I should be carpe-ing the diem.

So I decluttered a little (why was I keeping 5 elderly SML notepads?) and took down the very minimal, totally oz christmas decorations:

top 2 rows: letterpress cards from the distillery | bottom: freebie postcards i’ve had for around 9 years

The space looks quite naked now, so I think we’re going to need something to replace them. Perhaps holiday snaps? Though not in the tree shape!

I then decided to drag myself out in the hot heat to grab a coffee, which for me is a rather profligate undertaking – generally I’ll just make one in the plunger/french press. There is a new DFH1 organic place just up the street which I was keen to try out – because there’s a bit of a dearth of decent coffee in walking distance. The coffee was excellent – quite strong and quite bitter (which is just what I was after), but Holy!Goodness! $4.00 for a regular size? Admittedly, I would go back.

Later, I’m going to whip up a kerry apple cake because we have apples which need using and perhaps go for a short run, though if the temperature doesn’t reduce markedly in the next hour (currently it is 27oC) the run is not likely to occur.

I think also I could be a little out of sorts because yesterday was first day of my drinking break. Traditionally I am generally quite grumpish on the first evening (I daresay this is because I’m missing the winding-down/relaxing aspect of a nice, cold glass of white) and was surprised that I was not so. Clearly I’ve saved that mood for today!

In slightly good news, I think I have identified the cause of the niggling ankle pain I was having before we left for hols – my fabulous teva sandals. No pain when we were in Hong Kong despite walking a very great deal. Now the ankle is a little achy again after the walk yesterday and I can only deduce that the sandals are the cause. Nuts! I love those sandals.

Tomorrow I am going to shake myself up with a project – I just need to decide which one.

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6 Responses to holiday: day twenty-two, or is it twenty-three

  1. Joan says:

    If you would like to bring the kerry apple cake to me once it’s done, that would be fine.


    • carolbaby says:

      I’m sure I could possibly save you a couple of pieces if you’d like to swap that 8 iron over tomorrow or Sunday.

      Alternatively you could make your own! Carry on the family tradition.


  2. but at least you have the Australia Day long weekend to look forward to! $4 for a coffee is the going rate in Canberra even in vile places


    • carolbaby says:

      Quite right, I keep forgetting about that. Truthfully though SML has been quite tolerable since The Reckoning, but I’d really rather not have to go anywhere to work!

      $4.00 is outrageous! The most I’ve seen at my end of town is $3.50 and my fave hipsters charge $3.00 ($2.00 at their impromptu / random happy hours).


  3. Wow. This is a rather lengthy holiday.


    • carolbaby says:

      27 days! But that includes weekends and public holidays. I don’t think I’ve dipped into the long service leave yet (well maybe a day or two).

      It has been glorious and wonderfully relaxing. I could do much much more of this ;)

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