On the Inside, the Sun still shines
It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday, and the regular crowd has shuffled in.
Tis me, breaking from routine and still here at Toothbrush Three on a perfectly good Saturday morning. There are far fewer people here (usually the “heavy” side of the job work shifts, the rest are M-F) on a Saturday, and breakfast in the Mealhouse included croissants and blackcurrant danishes. Definitely APPROVED.
I have my Fraggle Coffee (and a second Danish hidden away for elevenses)
This is the demountable building known as “The Office”. That’s Jonesy – the surveyor slumped at his laptop that doesn’t want to talk to him this morning. His real surname is Mialszygrosz which nobody, not even him, can pronounce.
and… well.. I can take today a fraction slower than normal.
Given the last time I came into work thinking it was going to be an easy day turned into such a spectacular disaster (but good for the country in a roundabout way – we made the front page of all the world’s papers… ) I mean : I walked into the watch floor in ultra daggy tracksuit pants, polar fleece jersey (actually think I wasn’t wearing a bra, I was feeling that dreggy) with a pile of Videos, two kinds of Pringles and a large bottle of Apple & Blackcurrant juice with my doona over my shoulder, ready to maintain a very even strain over the Boxing Day to New Years Period as the Watchfloor Commander. This feeling of general sloth lasted about 6 hours into the shift when the weather map for the South Eastern corner of Australia changed dramatically and the disaster (6 people died) which made “Sydney to Hobart 98” so notorious, befell us.
So no – its Saturday and I am absolutely flat out. Trying to solve the puzzle that my boss just gave me L Its the classic ferry people across the river one – and there’s Mum who can’t be with the two boys, Dad who can’t be with the two girls, the policeman and a small criminal who can’t be with any of them. Who also, I noted, when the boss gave me the file on Memory Stick, has RED HAIR.
This may have a severely negative effect on the chances of OH& S policy being
plagiarised written this morning. Yah. Ok..I do regret that I have almost no crochet progress to show you all – last night involved a long wait at a Chinese take-a-way (though I am happy to report the Garlic Prawns and Fried Rice was WORTH it) and despite trying to stay up long enough because I wanted to watch Rebus…
I was asleep before 1930.The photos I have to show you however are of sunset seen through our chainlink boundary fence:
“On the inside, the sun still shines” Yep.. I’m feeling maudlin!
And does that fence look crocheted to you too?
And this is where I live at Toothbrush 3 – seen from the outside:
Mine is the last door (the open one) on the RIGHT.
Mother_figure used to say she could ALWAYS recognise my car at horse shows because the doors were all open on the car and she’d make reference to the fact my purse and camera were sitting on the seat where anyone could steal them (forget about the $10K horse, $3K saddles and the rest of the gear!!!) . I never asked her why she couldn’t recognise it was mine by the green float painted to match the green car. Yes- I like things to match.
(For horsy people – This is Sonntag (aka Frogrock Revolution, shown here at 5yo and St Ives Show. Her sire is a Trakehner- Appaloosa Cross and her dam was Anglo. She is NOT just tied by the lambskincollar around her neck, there is also a lead going to the halter on her head over the show halter. Madam has a bit of a thing about pulling back, geting loose and going visiting. She worked out very quickly that an appealing expression directed at the ladies running the sausage sizzle gets you a piece of bread.
Just like this. See the white make up on her noe? I still have that smeared on my car and its been washed a 100 times! When I come back from collecting ring tickets and find that we no longer have 16hands of large spotty horse tied to the float, I sniff out the nearest Steak sandwich cookers.)
So I am here, with one more day to go until I do pack up and head home.
I have been told I have to go back to Shiny Rocks at Toothbrush Two on Wednesday (they think I’ve forgotten them – Actual words!). Might get a bit of crocheting done tonight…
Question is will it be the Gown… the Filet or the Doily??
Comments (because I like doing this bit!)
Kris – Sorry ! Yes, I thought you were referring to the diesel/unleaded thing…. Yes, I did use Acrylic to make the Avatar Afghan because it was there… and I wanted to use it up… which I did! And I’m glad you are enjoying the nature pictures – I’ll keep trying! Hope Kassie and Mia like the horsy photos today. The Mummy dingo had her pups out again this morning but I was too slow on the camera to catch them. And yes – I’m looking forward to seeing the doily finished!
Shellie – who read my mind and sent me exactly the same photos that I was going to use today for WNTC – you must be psychic! Though your photos are much clearer than the ones I had so I will definitely use that link!!!! Please keep ‘em coming! And yes, Cockatoos and Correllas are renowned for destroying something that is in their way. Its the big curved beak of destruction. Hope you really are ok with the fires in your area!
Canadian Barb : the two days off this week – guess what I am going to do? (Hint – it involves the sewing machine!)
Michelle – who got drowned in a very typical Sydney flash flood last night (check out her blog!) you are very welcome to come and stay when you visit the NT! And thank you for telling me the doily is heading the right direction!!!!