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I know I’ve been grizzling

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My mug and mugrug will be coming with me, no matter where I end up.

A couple of weeks ago, we had the news that the organisation I work for would be downsizing drastically. Yeah, right. Retrenched again.

Although I have different skills this time around, I’m tireder and crankier than I was last time. I’m already bored by the whole job-application-go-round – YoungB and I flick each other advertisements when we see something worthwhile; Dr B blitzes us both with anything he thinks even remotely optional – but am doing the right thing and actually sending my applications out into the ether. Sometimes I get an automatic response. This is a considerable improvement on the previous scene!

All the same, yeah.

May your news be all a great deal more cheerful 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Musing

 

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when you’re all a mob of crocks

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We recently tested the pergola, which doubles as our home gym. Even unfinished, it’s already a pleasant space for birthday celebrations.

So yesterday was Federal election day here in Australia. I tripped over at the polling booth and went sprawling. I smashed the glass in my watch, so you’d probably agree that it was a reasonably decent fall. Embarrassing, and because in front of so many people, no swearing allowed! The young couple who helped me up off the ground urged me to sit down and recover before I got going again, so there’s every chance I looked as rattled as I felt.

I’m happy to report that nothing was broken – other than the watch-glass, which has now been replaced – but I have a very swollen knee, lots of bruises and enough grazes to be messy. By the time we came home, I was hobbling so much (because of the swollen knee) that all I wanted to do was put my foot up on a chair with an ice pack that I could swap between my knee and various other aching bits of musculature.

Dr B has recently had some minor surgical procedures on both feet so, although he’s generally not too bad, by the end of the day he was also ready to sit down and put his feet up. Visiting cousins rocked up at the door, as they were going past anyway: she with both hands bandaged, he with one arm in a sling. We sat out under the pergola with a cuppa and admired Dr B’s handiwork – as you’d agree from what you can see in the photo, it’s a lovely space if a little chilly on a wintry day – all while commiserating each other on how much we hurt. 😀

I hope that you’re faring better, and that all your DIY projects produce such great results as Dr B’s most recent undertaking.

 

 
 

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not matching, merely meaningfully mended

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Well, it worked!And, trust me, nobody is going to see it when he’s working on his computer.

The other night, YoungB came into the kitchen for an evening cuppa. On his head? The grey, cabled beanie I made for him last year. Gosh, that makes me happy. I’m sure you’ll understand why I don’t mind continuing to feed him, even though he’s well able to cook for himself 🙂

And on his hands? Nothing! Because, ahem, I hadn’t mended his fingerless mitts. Ahem, indeed. OK. I quickly grabbed my darning needle – still threaded with yarn from my last knitting effort, namely the Bloom-ing beanie – and fixed the hole. It’s not neat, it’s nothing like a similar yarn but it’s effective. He’s now delightedly wearing his mitts. And, as I say, when he’s using his computer, nobody will even notice what is keeping his hands warm 🙂

May your yarny rescues be every bit as effective and much, much neater 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Knitting

 

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