Author Archives: carolbaby

things you think will be cool until you are faced with them

I was randomly placed on the jury roll for NSW late last year. Since then I’ve been called up for a 13 week trial, a 26 week trial and a 24 week trial – all of which I’ve fortunately been … Continue reading

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brain work

pretty delighted by this photo – my afternoon commute After a break of 180 days (coincidentally the same day I hit 1000 days on the no drinking), last week I decided I’d give instagram another bash. While I infinitely prefer … Continue reading

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four digits

Minor sobriety milestone today! I celebrated with a short walk and a very excellent pie at the pub (and the purchase of a lamp at ikea). celebration pie It has been a long (long!) time since I’ve felt like consuming … Continue reading

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cough, sneeze, sniffle: august goalz

I’ve now entered the second month with this cold. I’m much (much!) better than I was, but still have the occasional cough, runny nose and husky chest (channelling my inner darth carolbaby). And a Giant cold sore (second of two … Continue reading

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soft core july: fin

what a naughty adorable poppet (

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work to be done: two

ARGH! How can I have another cold already? Or possibly a recurrence of the same cold? TheUniverse obviously thinks I need a little more enforced rest and Thinking time, so who am I to argue? So a bit more on … Continue reading

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protip #01

If you’re running low on coat hangers, check your baby girl’s recently decluttered cupboard before running out to purchase more.

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60before60: #10 complete my endless embroidery | don’s something special – FIN!

Finally (finally!) after 20 months, I’ve completed the endless embroidery! I wrapped up the stitching last weekend, framed it today and I’m pretty happy with the result. HURRAH! Well, kinda sorta completed it. Obviously being an endless embroidery, it will … Continue reading

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work to be done: one

What’s up with all that reflection and thinking? Lately there’s been a lot of it. It started with the realisation that my my July plan to eliminate all snacks from my diet on top of my existing efforts at intermittent … Continue reading

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can’t credit the drugs

neighbourhood camelia The two days in bed was exactly what was required and I was much improved afterward. I was unusually sensible and continued to take it relatively easy for the next week. There was much rest, reading and doing … Continue reading

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