Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Morning Randomness

Posted by MANDI at 9:41 AM
  • I have a raging sore throat. The kind where it hurts to swallow, feels like your throat may be on fire and while you want to clear your throat constantly doing so will result in instant decimating pain. Buckets of hot tea, along with hot buttered crumpets dripping with honey do seem to have some restorative qualities but only for as long as the tea and crumpets last. Then it's back to firey pain.
  • Along with that I appear to have lost my voice. Well, it comes and goes. Makes life interesting when I go to tell the kids off and nothing comes out. They're still at the stunned wonderment stage of that but I can see it morphing into crazed laughter in the next few hours.
  • Went to an outdoor concert last night - Jack Jones, Tears for Fears and Spandau Ballet. A huge 80's night that I dragged hubby along to for a rather more expensive than usual date night because I LOVED Spandau Ballet way back when. Jack Jones was boring - I admit I didn't like him back then either but he was playing acoustic 'arty' versions of his songs so you couldn't entirely tell what the song was anyway. Tears for Fears were spectacular, Spandau Ballet were less so. Ok, that's not really fair - they were great they just didn't play many of their big hits, which really, is what I paid a heck of a lot of money to see.
  • Have discovered (after last nights concert) why I don't go out very often. People shit me. Especially one man who sat behind us and talked at the top of his lungs the whole way through an outdoor concert so we were forced to listen to his views, opinions and thoughts on every conceivable topic from how Gary Kemp is the greatest song writer to what started the war in Iraq to how to buy the best fish. No I'm not kidding. I came very close, as the encore started, to suggesting that since he talked the whole way through the concert he might consider shutting up so we could listen to just the last two or so songs. I didn't do it but I kinda wish I had.
  • Hubby, the wonderful handy-man that he is, fixed my broken clothes drier earlier in the week. Then my washer died. Then the drier died again. Fun times with pouring rain and two children who insist on filth-i-fying themselves constantly. The repairman was called and arrived yesterday. $200 later both machines work again. Much better than $1000 to replace them.
  • Due to the previous item I rediscovered the laundromat. The local one is actually very nice (in my previous life as a young single in a close-to-the-city suburb they were kind of dodgy and not all that nice). And I discovered a newly opened second hand book exchange that was also very nice. I may rhaphodise further on this in another post.
  • My children are currently playing with their Beado's. Quiet bliss. Until they have a fight over something inane and pointless.
  • I have been giving my slow-cooker a working out this week. It's responding well to the challenges and boy oh boy have we been eating some yummy meals. Even Offspring #2 has conceded that some of them were okay.
  • The backyard is looking somewhat jungle like and is in need of some serious attention. Sadly I am lacking the motivation to provide that attention.
  • School is back this week and I am torn between relief and sadness. I have enjoyed having hubby and the kids around, lazy mornings, getting stuff done around the house and doing things together. But I will enjoy the return to routine and the possibility that the house might stay clean longer than four minutes.

And now I better hang out some of the washing that my newly-repaired machine is churning its way through as I attempt to catch up. Then it's onto the ironing. Fun times here!


Samantha Marshall on April 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM said...

You are so lucky to have been able to go to the concert last night. Shame about the bloke behind you which is exactly the reason why I hate going to movies etc. Some people are so annoying. I can't believe how some parents let their kids run wild at events and say nothing. Okay, off my soapbox now.
Have a wonderful, wonderful week and I hope you feel much better soon.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on April 18, 2010 at 7:50 PM said...

Sorry to hear about your throat! As an 80's child that concert sounds fantastic (just add Duran duran please!). What a shame that Spandau Ballet didn't play their hits. I have to admit that I only really liked their big hits and skip over the rest of them when I listen to them! :P

Red Dirt Mummy on April 18, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

Soapbox away, Sam! It's one of my favourite places to stand LOL.

OMG Lorraine - Duran Duran would be awesome! At my school you either loved them OR Michael Jackson, couldn't like both. I was a Duranie to the core ;)

Iris Flavia on April 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM said...

Hope your throat is good again?
Yeah, people like that guy are the reason I haven´t been to the movies in years!
Last time I was at the theatre and the guy behind be came so close, puffing in my neck all the time, it was just yikes!

kitchen hand on April 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM said...

I associate Spandau Ballet with Perth because I was on a plane there when I first heard 'Gold' on one of those headphone playlist things they used to have. Fantastic song.

And you should have told the guy behind you to shut the --- up!


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