School holidays are always very enjoyable and I catch up with my friends, but the socialising wears me out. Then I look forward to everyone going back to school so I can have a rest!!! June is also a month of 'days' thus far:
- Mabo Day on the 3rd
- Tiananmen Uprising on the 4th
- D Day on the 6th
- At last the Chamberlain case legally put to rights on the 12th
- It's 110 years since women in Australia were granted the right to vote and be elected to Parliament. I watched Utopia Girls on the 14th. I felt enfranchised and slightly sad that it took the 1967 referendum before Indigenous Australians were given the same rights.
Today I did something I don't usually do - I spoke up when a woman pushed in front of me in the supermarket queue. I had especially asked the butcher to find me some lean pork mince to make sausage rolls for morning tea tomorrow, I had ten packets of seaweed rice crackers for The Labradors and I was tired from all the walking up and down the aisles. So I girded my loins and said politely that I was next and then the woman behind me said that yes, we were definitely next. With medium grace the push in-erer said she hadn't seen me. Dear Reader, I am not a sylph-like translucent wraith. Eyes do not pass easily over or through me. They whisked the lady away to another checkout. I think she still beat me out the shop though. It is hard to throw off the shackles of politeness and be proactive on one's own behalf.
On Saturday Peri decided she was going for a swim. She ran down the track and waited at the last bend. When she saw me coming she took that for a 'Yes' and by the time Gilly and I reached the bottom she was already swimming. She swam/climbed right through that tree and I was ready to wade in and help her if necessary.Gilly just likes to supervise.
They love the water, even in Winter and we start Winter on the 1st June here. You can see the fog which is quite dense. Fog in the morning usually means a sunny day, but it is very cold: in the low single digits Celsius. I love Winter too, there's nothing nicer than a crisp icy cold morning. In the middle of the day the Sun streams in the lounge room windows and we all soak up the rays.
We have been having a wet week, and Gilly really loves to be dry and then go out in the rain and come back inside and be dried with the special towel. Then she goes outside into the rain again. Repeat endlessly!!!
It's MrsDrWho's birthday and whenever there is a birthday, or Christmas, I have a little meltdown. I don't know why. Maybe its the excitement and the deadline? I did give her the Kaled Armies and so I can put a proper picture here. I've been inspired and I am making myself a pair of 8 ply Dalek Foot Soldier socks, for the cold Winter evenings. I plan to make some black and green stripes as I near the toes.
We have almost paid all of Lorelai Gilmore's vet bill. Just one more fortnight of being poor and then it is all paid. Gilly has been well, and Peri too, so I expect something will happen again soon. It seems to be the way of things.
Tomorrow, aside from making sausage rolls at 8am, my job is to locate my cowl, mittens and beret. I have put them somewhere together and for the life of me I can't find them. I found my mobile phone charger, under a magazine on the microwave. Now I have two!! I hold high hopes I will be thoroughly encased in knitted items again on Thursday's walk.