I woke up this mornng, on the Ides of March and my eye was boogelly. I bought some eye drops, which I love to keep in the fridge and my eye has ceased to be red and itchy. I hate anything to do with my eyes and putting drops in is such a trauma: I can see the drop coming and I want to blink Now. of course, my eyes feel so nice I want to have drops in them for all of eternity!!! Oh and I bought this with my Christmas money!!!
On a Shakespearian theme, there is something rotten in the State I live in. We are supposed to be having a Pulp Mill assessed by the RPDC (Resource Planning and Development Commission??) The pulp mill was supposed to be closed loop, chlorine-free and use only plantation wood. Our valley has an inversion layer which traps any pollution, (we are fined if wood heaters smoke) and the river empties into Bass Strait. The Pulp Mill proponents have withdrawn from the process, had a hissy fit, and the Lennon Government is going to use Parliament to 'approve' the mill. Note I said approve and not assess. I am not in favour of a polluting mill in an inappropriate setting using old growth forest, with approval rubber stamped by a partisan Government. There was a fight to save The Rivers , a long and bitter battle, and I think the people of the Valley need to be safe and healthy. OK, I have finished now. I know jobs and the economy are very important, but as one who knows, you can't put a price on your health, or your life and I want the Life I have to be in a clean, green place.
Harki had her second Arthritis injection yesterday and she feel much better, I can see a real improvement in her 'getting up' ability!! Harki and Peri are quite obedient. I will have it no other way!! When I want them to, they will sit and wait or stay until I tell them it is OK to move. They don't always want to, but they do it. There is usually a big cuddle and a treat at the end. Labradors are very amenable, and though as puppies they are hell on wheels, when they are grown up they just want to be with you, and make you happy. I don't want doormat dogs, and they can be naughty and wicked but as with children, as long as they behave when they are out, or they need to be safe, I'm happy. We had a lovely walk this morning, half on the leads and the rest running in the bush.
I am accidentally growing grapes that are edible. There has been a grape vine on the garage for 20 years and I have tasted the grapes in other years and they have been as bitter as all get out, but The GardyGardeners suggested I taste them this year, and lo and behold the grapes and sweet and juicy!!! It must have been the very hot weather. The weather has been hot again today, 27*C, even though it is Autumn. I met MrsDrWho in town after school and we indulged in a little sparkling wine and a snack!!
On the craft front, I have been knitting the Baby Blanket, I have made 'egg' way on the calico eggs, met Katt to find fabric to make her a tote bag and I gave my last Christmas present, which included a tote: RosiePosie!!! We are expecting rain later on tonight so I'm hoping to knit some more of the blanket. I am over the halfway mark so it's all downhill now!!!
PS, I LOVE Rinse The Blood Off My Toga!!!!