There's nothing like a bit of incentive

Grumpy head off to work this morning – another last minute “we need someone to cover” and thus it was he – so I got the Morning Duties. Which are always fun. Especially today, as we ran out of coffee beans when I set the machine on Friday night, and…

Decisions, decisions

Home from school with much pissing me off and crying and annoyance on the walk home. Monkey Boy immediately disappears into his room where he has stashed a majority of the trains he previously got out for Chippie, and which I have strictly forbidden. We already have two rooms taken…

How to salvage spilt wine

Another, incredibly busy day, little of which went to plan. Had to choose between attending a meeting or staying home and working. Chose the latter, and ended up on phone meetings anyway. Did a radio interview (taped) for Fox FM, follwed by much needed MUG, a live radio interview wtih…

These are a few of my favourite things …

Left in solitude for most of the day, I almost forgot to do the school pickup. Amazing how 15 minutes can vanish just like that. Also amazing, is how Murphy’s Law can work it’s way into your day, and steal those 15 minutes just at that moment when you have…

What to do with leftovers?

Grumpy gone, but not without me lamenting the leg-hair thing. His extremely useful suggestion is “so, just stay under water the whole time”. Lunches made slightly easier by well-trained eldest son having placed his leftover sandwiches in the fridge yesterday after school, so only had to make one batch. This…