You know when you keep running into people who seem, in one way or another, to be grappling with many of the questions you are? And not just once, but over and over again. Every time they raise an issue its just as the same issue is bubbling up from the quagmire that, once, was your brain. Only they seem so much more eloquent about it and better able to pull all the competing elements together.
Janet is one of those friends. Janet can pop in with a marinated lamb rack, talk above the boy-decibels and succinctly sum up your overwhelming mess in a couple of pithy sentences. But since we never get to talk much what with kids, puppies, bionicles, wine, work, prep tattoo parlours, life and crawling through lane-ways photographing dinosaurs its good to see that she has started blogging about it all. If not this, than what….? is well worth a visit and I’d encourage you to throw your two cents worth in. You’ll get it back as a five dollar note.
Yesterday Jacob and I were treated, as friends had not only invited us to dinner, but then brought dinner to us! How spoilt is that?
I was explaining to another friend and mentioned that these first friends were in fact the previous owners of the house we live in.
-So, she said; -not only did they renovate the house pretty much the way you wanted it before you moved in, but now they’re bringing you dinner?
Well, yes. You could put it like that.
– and just what sort of fantasy-land do you live in? she demanded
Hmmm. Maybe it should be a part of every settlement contract?
Yesterday Jacob’s friends Olive and Lyla came over to play. It was a rainy day and by the time they left Jacob was a bit sick of being indoors. I was also keen to get out and show Ronnie my latest discovery. And so it was that we piled into the car and made an outing to …….the coburg junkyards!
A friend had taken me there earlier in the week and I just had to show Ronnie the treasure chest of goodies available only five minutes away. Ron was left pale and shuddering, Jacob was impressed with the assortment of puddles if nothing else and I remained sober and purchase-free despite many temptations.