“Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat” Caroline Schroeder.
Funny, funny weather. Bitterly cold, scorching hot. I don't do well when the weather juggernauts like this. Storms rumbling round the horizon last night with the occasional sprinkling of rain & lots of wicked lightening. I am feeling brain dead & bone weary but then I hate the end of the year when everything unravels, it is stinking hot & there is always too much to do & not enough time to do it in ~ made so much worse this year. Thanks, Ditz!
Still, every cloud has a silver lining ~ or so they say ~ so if Liddy goes on holiday [as she has, her work situation now being completely out of hand & we feel the not so gentle hand of God prodding her in a new direction] & nicks off for a few days, I have no car so I can't take Ditz to rehearsals at Cooparoo, which means I can stay home on my island where at least a cool sea breeze relieves the scorching heat. I will have the car for the 1st week in December when VM goes into the studios & I have to find some place called Cannon Hill. Good grief! Who thinks up these names?! Someone hit my panic button about Singapore & I am panicking. What about? Who knows. I certainly don't, but hey, it occupies the mind in the wee sma's when I can't sleep anyway & so go on the computer & play mindless Jewel Blitz games. So sad. I can't even write a decent blog post these days. I look at the blank page with an equally blank mind. So unlike me. It's the heat. I swear the heat has melted my brains. I felt for Ditz. Her violin teacher has decided she needs some theory & in humidity just before the point of rain Ditz was required to exercise her brain, an activity she finds difficult in the best of circumstances.
My sons are out Dubbo way bringing in the wheat harvest. Guess it's even hotter out there. *Fans self dramatically*. See what I am reduced to! And we are still trying to finish up Ditz's math. For every sum she does she has to spend 20 minutes telling me how much she hates math ~ as if I didn't know. What I should dearly like to do with this child & her math is hand her the refedex, tell her to work out the shortest route to Cannon Hill, how far it is & how much fuel I will need to drive there 3 times in one week, find out if parking is available, whether parking is free or to be paid for, how much the parking will cost per hour, then work out what it will cost me for 8 hours of parking for 3 days....you get the idea. Really practical, applicable math. Something there is a point to. Useful. I never can remember which way the decimal point is supposed to move & Ditz just doesn't care. Random decimals. Do you think it makes a difference to anything unless there's a $ in front? [joke, people!] Sweltering in the sub~tropics makes me just a tad tetchy.