I must do it, for the Intahnets has told me to.
Song of The Moment: Roadrunner Bo Diddley
Reading: C20 Ghosts still
|Your Stress Level is: 72%|
You are prone to stress, and you're probably even pretty stressed right now.
Life's problems seem to pile up on you, and this often makes you feel depressed and burned out.
Learn to take time to relax and enjoy life, even if things are stressful. It's the only wa you'll get through the bad times.
|You Are Animal|
A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
|My Fortune Cookie told me:|
Saturday very favorable for romance. Try a single person for a change.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune
Still life: loonies with tree
Still life... wait, we did that gag, didn't we?
Shove the lid on, wrap the box, and who can we send them to?
Song of the moment: Jump, They Say David Bowie
Reading: Endangered Species Gene Wolfe
First bath, less than 12 hours old, and not liking it!
5 years old, and so much to come
Thanks to everyone who came along on saturday to help Erin and Connor celebrate their birthdays. the kids had an amazing time, runnign between bedroom, toy room, paddling pools, and cubby house, and the house is awash with new toys in the process of being hammered half to death (the Megablocks pirate ship is a real favourite, and the young-uns get to play with it too!)
I'll put up a full gallery on flickr some time in the next few days, but for now, a couple of snaps for awwwwwww purposes:
Hello? Look, I can't talk right now, I have presents to open....
It's a car, it's Bratz... my God, it is everything I've ever wanted!
2 cakes! That's right, count 'em, 2! And they're ours, do you understand, ourrrrssss!!!
WHAT THE HELL ARE MY CHILDREN LEARNING?
Ahhhh, Blake. So young, so funny, so damn disturbing.
ME: Well, it's better than watching a John Wayne movie.
BLAKE: You mean John Wayne Gacy?
ME: No, John. Wayne.
BLAKE: Who's he?
I'm not sure what's more worrying: that he doesn't know who John Wayne is, or that he automatically assumes I'm always talking about serial killers....
So it's got to be something important to drag me away from the final session of the most exciting test match in years.
It was Blake's primary school graduation ceremony last night. The B-boy and I realised on the weekend that I've known him exactly half his primary school life: we met when he was partway through year 4, and there he was on stage, accepting his certificate, class photo, and cup (?)
I missed quite a bit of the ceremony due to dealing with a stroppy non-sleeping Connor, but I was proud to see my Bonus Boy doing his bit on stage: the first signs of the man he will become are makign themselves apparent, in his poise, his maturity and his grace. I can't wait to see him tackle high school next year: of the three Triffitt children, he's the one I see acclimitising the quickest, and sucking all the marrow he can from the experience.
Ready to graduate and get his coffee cup!
One of the lovelier moments of the evening came when each of the graduating class came down from the stage and presented their Mums with a flower by way of saying thank you for getting them to this stage in their lives. Between the tears and the head-to-chest hugs, I managed to get this snap of an overwhelmed Mum and her carnation, with added Aiden-Head!
Too proud to speak, with her evil twin head showing....
Proud mother, happy son, the culmination of a beautiful evening
AND LASTLY, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN HANGING ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEATS
6 points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds, and drawn against free-falling Charlton in the 3rd round of the Cup.
The future's looking good for the boys in Red.....
Song(s) of the moment: Songs From The Labyrinth Sting & Edin Karamazov
Reading: The Book of Fantasy Jorge Luis Borges (ed)
Head and friends
BEING A GRANDFATHER IS HARD WORK
One of the finches escaped on the weekend: I was trying to get their water dish out of the cage, and the little bugger flew straight over my shoulder. We've promised Aiden a new one (what else could we do?), and thanks to a trip into Joondalup on Sunday, we know where to get it.
There's a pet shop next door to Bunnings. And it's open on Sunday.
And I'm not revelaing who it was that suggested we pop in and do some Christmas shopping. For the Finches.
But it wasn't me.
All I did was choose the ladder with the rough steps to help them groom their claws. And the straw nesting box. That's all.
I have no emotional attachment to these birds whatsoever.
CAROLE KING IS NORMAL, HUZZAH!
The ABC's Articulate column contains an interview with Carole King, who is touring Australia for the first time. I don't know any of M s King's music, except for a sneaking memory that she was the one responsible for the inane soundtrack to one of the Winnie The Pooh movies my darling daughter has made me watch over and over and over and over......
Change, Transformation, Alteration.
People fear this card, but if you want to change your life, this is one of the
best indicators for it. Whatever happens, life will be different. Yes, the Death card can signal a death in the right circumstances (a question about a very sick or old relative, for example), but unlike its dramatic presentation in the movies, the Death card is far more likely to signal transformation, passage, change. Scorpio, the sign of this card, has three forms: scorpion, serpent, eagle. The Death card indicates this transition from lower to higher to highest. This is a card of humility, and it may mean you have been brought low, but only so that you can then go higher than ever before. Death "humbles" all, but it also "exults." Always keep in mind that on this card of darkness there is featured a sunrise as well. You could be ready for a change.
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