a random collection of weekend things – also i am not getting sick

Another of those weeks which just got away from me.

I can report that I did everything on the last weekend to do list. Well except the worky-work. I was inspired to abandon that by a comment from the excellent james. I liked not having that hanging over me so much that I didn’t bring my laptop home this weekend and I’m hoping to continue this trend for the indefinite future. SML gets enough of my soul during the week, I need to carve out some quality sanity time.

I was pretty glad to get to Saturday morning yoga (starting off the day right!). Spring is definitely almost upon us as it was fairly packed, you really have to get there about 15 minutes early to get a decent spot – even then it can be touch and go. It’s back bends week and he worked us quite hard. I felt pretty awesome afterward and slightly regretted skipping Friday – skipped because I woke with another gosh-darned horrible headache and took the opportunity to go back to sleep until 7am.

Don returned from golf around lunchtime and because traffic was appalling, we walked down to one of the local pubs to grab a quick lunch and some dark Mexican beer for the chili I was planning for the afternoon.

ginger beer and beer beer

adequate chicken burger – i really wanted a salad, but the menu was bare

I discovered refinery29’s money diaries and became quickly sucked down a rabbit hole. I’m definitely less about the money more about the diaries – they’re just like mini-blogs! It’s probably no secret that I find how other people live incredibly interesting and I love these – even though I am old enough to be the mother of the majority of the diarists. Many have such a similar voice that I’m occasionally questioning their veracity – even as I start to write like that myself. Possibly this style is contagious, similar to how you pick up accents after being around people with accents (or maybe that’s just me?).

Spent the afternoon making chili for dinner and puff pastry for the chicken pot pie Don had planned for Sunday then sat about watching footy (and being astounded that the Ducks won their game) and generally slothing about.

I finally finished my first library book! Going back to reading analogue books has been extremely interesting. I would have easily polished off this stack of library books by now if they had been in e-book form, but as it is I’ve completed only one! Will have to renew the stack.


Sunday is the only day we go to yoga together, the others are me solo indulging my new Enthusiasm. Back bends again – this is not as spectacular as it sounds, it’s more about the stretching than contorting and flinging selves backward. Next week is restorative which involves lots of draping selves over *stuff* and holding poses for a long time. This *is* as excellent and spectacular as it sounds. I will definitely make it to those four classes – even if Wednesday and Friday mean getting up at 5:50am (ugh).

We were planning to wander down to the park to watch the local baseball grand final this afternoon, but it was terribly windy and quite cold, so we nixed that idea pretty quickly. I feel like this was wise because I feel like I may be getting a cold. Probably this is due to being trapped in interminable meetings in small rooms with consultants who have colds. And WHY (OH WHY?) DO PEOPLE** LEAVE USED TISSUES ON THEIR DESKS? There is a bin right there, dude! And tissues are plentiful – here, have my spare box!

What we did do instead was go look at air-conditioners and booked a home site visit for Wednesday. This will give us an installation quote, which is likely big $$$ because the units are on the very, very tall roof. The unit in our bedroom has been out of commission for a couple of years and I don’t think Joe/Frank’s has worked in the 6 years we’ve been here. I keep reading that we’re in for a really hot next couple of summers, so I think it’s time. Sorry environment – I promise we’ll use them sparingly. We did look into getting our existing ones repaired, but apparently that’s a no-go. Stupid planned obsolescence.

While out we looked at new beds. A super-fabulous high tech bed machine assessed us and advised we should go for a plush mattress. Our current mattress is like a plank, so little wonder we find luxury hotel beds so marvellous. We tried some beds, we fell in love with a bed. Thankfully and sensibly, we left the store without a bed.

Then we started on our FY2018 taxes – yikes – there will be no $8,000 beds in our immediate futures (amazingly comfortable or not).

I spent the rest of the day scoffing cold-and-flu tablets and vitamins, resting, knitting more pink cowl and reading more money diaries. I was very thankful to Past Me who spent last evening making that puff pastry. The pie was delicious and very comforting!

** such as the senior consultant with the staggering daily rate who is sitting at the visitor’s desk adjoining mine.

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