Saturday, October 1, 2011
Family, Fun, Frivolity, Food and Football
Those 6 words sum up my Saturday pretty well. I'm in the Riverland (a three and a half hour drive from home) staying with my brother and sister-in-law for the Australian Labour Day long weekend. Youngest son and I made the drive up yesterday afternoon and surprised them and my parents with our visit.
We left hubby and middle son home to engage in some father / son bonding - otherwise known as arguing and disagreeing or 'I know more than you and don't argue with me'. It's definitely a male thing and they get on so much better when mum is not around to have to referree. Youngest and I were happy to escape to the country.
Today is the grand final for Australian Rules Football, so of course there's no better excuse for a huge amount of food and frivolity than a footy match on the big screen watched with friends and family. Neither of the two teams slugging it out for the premiership title are on my list of favourites, but I can drink a few alcohol beverages, eat copious amounts of food and scream and yell with the best of them if the occasion warrants it.
I'm sitting on my 'borrowed' bed at my brothers house writing this post and it's before 8am, how tragic - I'm on little getaway holiday and I was awake this morning at 6.30. You know how it is when you stay away from home and your body is still 'on a get up early for work' timeclock. The sun is shining through the back window and it looks set to be a superb spring day. Not bad after days and days of rain.
I'm hesitant to venture into the house just yet and wake up all of the 'normal' people. If I do then the dogs bark because I'm a stranger in the house, which will then wake my nephew up, so I force myself to sit on my bed and catch up on my reading in the blogosphere and leaving a few comments. I'm sure you know how hard that is to just rest, relax and indulge in guilty pleasures?
I hear the sounds of stirring in the house, so I may venture forth. I won't post this till later today (when it actually is Saturday in the US and Cate has posted the link up page) so I may come back with some pictorial beauty of my day, or I may not. Hope you all have a super day filled with the five F's, well at least four of them because it's probably not football season where you are unless you're one of my Aussie readers.
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Posted by Fiona Biedermann