Saturday, February 23, 2013
go away, summer
I officially cracked it with summer today. Over it. The stressed trees are in full-on Autumn mode. I walked around the garden,which is burned and terribly dry, and thought - ok, enough is enough. Not that this sort or thinking has ever caused the rain to fall or the temperature to plummet.
I'm sick of thinking up hot weather dinners, of sleeping under a sheet with the fan on, of being unable to work in the garden because of the killer sun. Everything seems harder to achieve in heat - going to work, doing the chores, sleeping. I get irritated by people who romanticize summer, as if we're all living bayside for four to five months with nothing to do but picnic, eat ice-creams and have dips in the sea. I am repulsed by other people's feet so - hard season for me, the squeamish one. Put some flippin' shoes on. The slap,slap,of rubber thongs and feet..... like fingernails on a blackboard. Eeew.
I've had my whinge now.
In other news:
Day 3 post op: this morning - not good. If I were the type of person to use a sad face emoticon, this is where I would put it.
However - the pain is much better today ( after a rough night) and yesterday and today have been MUCH better food-wise. Jelly, soft poached eggs, more Weetbix.
I really think the anaesthesia is at the root of all the bad reactions.
Laundry is progressing well - I did some painting yesterday, husband has done lots today. I need to go around and check for any thin areas tomorrow with my little brush, then next weekend we can do the bench and shelves.
For a cheapie fix-up, we're really thrilled by how nice and clean it's looking already.
I'll add it all up next week: I think it's cost about $200 - maybe a little more - because a new can of undercoat had to be purchased. Bargain basement renovating, for sure.