Saturday, January 29, 2011

Change is as good as a holiday

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

Not sure whether I agree that a change is as good as a holiday because I enjoy holidays a hell of a lot. However in the absence of a holiday, then I guess a change is okay. Not sure that I like the new design yet, but I'll give it a few days to grow on me before I decide.

Today has been a very slow day because it was 39 degrees (that's Celsius, which I think is about 102 degrees Fahrenheit) Too hot to want to do anything but sit inside in air conditioned comfort. Tomorrow is 42, so more of the same tomorrow and on Monday. Summer has finally arrived.

I took middle MM to work at 5am this morning, what a hideous time of the morning that is when you've had 5 hours sleep. I then took youngest MM shopping for shoes for school which is always a torturous outing. He is the fussiest child in the world when it comes to choosing shoes.

He has moved into men's shoe sizing which means a pair of Nike's goes from $80 last year when he was in kids sizes to $180 this year - not sure how the hell that works, surely they can't use that much more leather from a size 6 to a size 7.

We traipsed through 4 different shops in four different shopping centres before I put my foot down and said that he had to make a decision because I was not going anywhere else - it was getting too hot. Normally I buy them online from overseas for my older son and I get 2 pairs for just over $100, so who's the twit that didn't have her act together this year for the youngest.

He has his first day at high school on Monday and had to have a new pair to start school. He's growing so quick I can't keep up. It was a very expensive lazy moment for me and I will have to get my act together for the next pair. Hubby will have a coronary when he finds out how much I spent. Oh well, it's done now.

I've done no writing this week, between driving lessons and too many activities on after work, I've had limited time. Tonight the next few hours are set aside for writing and because it is going to be so hot tomorrow, I will be perched on the lounge with my laptop in air conditioned comfort for most of the day.

Stay cool (or warm) depending on where you are.

Cheers, Fi


  1. Ah heat.

    We've slipped into sub-frigid zones. -13C and lots of snow falling.

    Enjoy the warmth! I'm reveling in the thought of the heat your describe! I've got the space heater on in my office. The furnace is humming and outside, the world is covered in a white woolly blanket!



  2. I love the heat but even today is too hot for me.

    Both of my 'socialite' boys are at home today in air conditioned comfort watching DVD's - an unheard of occurence and evidence that it is way too hot.

    Can't begin to imagine what temps of -13 are like, the coldest we ever get is about 2 or 3 degrees.

    Cheers, Fi


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