Monthly Archives: June 2011

Everything is Upside Down Miss Jane…….

Night shift is a bitch…..and I am not even the one doing it. My lovely Em has been working nights for the last couple of months, this has seriously cut into the time we can spend together…..thankfully it is her last one tonight, though she is still working till 11:30 next Saturday and Sunday night….but at least we get to wake up together, or would if I didn’t have to do the markets on Sunday at 5am…..Hmmm may have to negotiate a deal with the Ex to keep the kids next Sunday night and I will get them Monday morning, don’t want to ask her as I am feeling guilty that she isn’t getting any weekend free time…..maybe I can offer her an extra Friday off when the holidays are over? or a piece of furniture…..or some shiny beads?

Good day at the markets today….very busy. Parted with a few of my better items…..but that is good….cleansing of the old life and all that….

And as is deemed fair by the gods of Karma and Kollectables, I made exactly the same amount I spent on the camera yesterday….Which is great, and seems right.

Red Red Wine…….

Spent Last night in Bathurst……Bathurst in winter is not selling me on a move…..Also decided it is the group of people you hit the town with that makes a night out…..Stayed in a pub… was…..well it was close to everything anyway.

Drank a bit too much….Stayed up a bit to late….dodged a fight….listen to a chisel cover band….well that is bathurst in a nutshell.

Woke up feeling like five miles of bad road, and a little worse the wear from over consumption and over exertion….but still stupidly happy.

So stupid in fact I went out and blew the arse out of my savings on a new camera, a camera is one of those things I promised myself ages ago and never got around to….well I just got around to it, and I will be off to the markets in the morning to sell off enough stuff to pay for it!!!!

Thursday is Still the New Friday…..

Can’t be arsed taking the kids to school for a couple of hours….So the holidays have begun!!!! Three weeks an two days of no school….That should be fun. Foxtel installed, game systems primed……I just have to get them through the first 2 weeks, and then I hand them off for the final week.

So off to bathurst to drop them off for the weekend and staying to go out…..that should be great.

What time is it Mr Wolf?…..

4:30 am is a bugger of a time to be awake….for those of us with young ones or jobs. You know you will probably be awake at 6 or 7 at the outside anyway. So is 4:30 to late to bother going back to sleep, or is it to early to get up? At 3 to 4 the decision is easy, stay in bed, bunker down try to zzzzzzz……… At 5am to 6am not so bad, get up, have the warm beverage of your choice, enjoy the quiet house before everyone else gets up.

Door Number 3 – Write in blog about pesky 4:30 time issue until you notice problem is resolving itself….. but then again, in winter 5am is no treat for the man who left his ugg boots at the other end of a cold hallway. So I may press on here for a bit.

Colloquially speaking, it is cold as a witches tit here at the moment. Evil mammaries aside that is still damn cold. Been ripping through the environmental unfriendly woodpile at a rate of knots, or cords, or faggots… Whatever you measure wood usage in.   Love it when people frown at me for having wood heating, Yes of course it’s bad for the planet, it’s not like wood grows on tree’s you know….. But I wish the money to pay for the wood did. That’s the problem with children, they complain if they are freezing in the house…Now if it was just me I would curl up in bed under a pile of blankets till spring like any sensible lazy person, but with kids I have to emerge from my cave, light fires, cook food and convince them to wear jumpers and such….

Hey look it’s 5am…..crisis over, return to your duties people, nothing to see here!!!!

The Afternoon Update – Busy morning, Pyjama day at school for the kids….This of course took 3 times longer than a usual day to get them ready, Something about having to get out of pyjamas in order to get into different pyjamas seems a bit pointless.

95% finished Cheshire Cat picture……I will leave it for now and add the final layer of shading and detail when I find the right frame, and frame of mind.

So in while I am waiting for the right frame and matt to appear, I have started work on yet another wonderland inspired piece……

Bad Phone……..

The Blackberry Storm is not in my good books!!!! It has this annoying little glitch of sending the mushy txt you are writing to your girlfriend, to your ex-wife….No really, it is not me being careless, it is my phone being evil!! No harm done, I noticed shortly after it was sent….so it was only awkward on one level, and not two.

Scenario 1 – Ex gets mushy email…..instantly realizes what a romantic and loving man she has lost and responds enthusiastically with declarations of love…..

Scenario 2 – Ex gets mushy email….. Then sends me a long email stating that, she knows I truly love her and want only her, but she just wants to be friends….

Both those Scenarios…..were avoided by my quick follow-up explanation, that and the fact that my ex is not a total dumb ass, and would have figured out there was a txt mix-a-lot going on anyway. So my guess is…..
Scenario 3 – Ex gets mushy email…… Instantly knows its not for her….. Suppresses her gag reflex at mushiness of txt…. Saves txt to show friends and dine out on story….

So bit of cringe for me…. and free drinks, chuckles and a good story for the ex…. No harm, No foul …..

Good try evil phone…… but not good enough!!!!