So I have a new server and new arrangements, so maybe more blogging. The pandemic shutdown was not much of a break for me- my work got busier. I don’t work in essential services, but the government decided that my industry would be how people got financial support. Much stress.

So while everyone else was baking bread, or learning new skills, I was not.

here in Australia we have really dodged a bullet so far, so a very peaceful shutdown. Catastrophic for some industries but not deadly.

I have a blog?

Its been a few months. Not sick, not pregnant, not major life incident.  Just very very busy. March and April were busy with Commonwealth games volunteering- fun but tiring. Then the last month has just been so busy.  I don’t know what happened, but it is like everything got dialled up to 15. 

Lots of things to write about, but no time to think, then i can remember what i wanted to write about.


I made some chocolate chip cookies.  I used the new york times recipe.  I blame this on my sister. Last week she texted me to ask if I had ever heard of new york style cookies. No! Apparently a cookie store has opened in Perth seeling these.  As far as I can tell it means dense, chewy cookies.

So I was thinking about cookies, and I bought chocolate chips. Then on Saturday, G mentioned making cookies but he wanted peanut butter cookies.  We were too tired.  I woke up on Sunday morning and made the batter (the recipe calls for the dough to rest for 24hours).  I got impatient in the afternoon and made a dozen, but the rest I made tonight.  They are very nice, and you really do need salt!

Random thoughts Thursday

The week seems to be  passing oddly. Tuesday felt like it should be Thursday, but today feels like Wednesday. 

Watching the Murdoch mysteries on tv.  So many little digs at contemporary culture!

Somehow i have managed to book something for every weekend for next 6 weeks. Not sure how that aligns with relax more.

I don’t want a website to monitor my every move and only show me certain things.  I dislike that level of intrusion and attempted mind reading (and i like it less when it fails)

I fell down an internet rabbit hole when i self diagnosed as a highly sensitive person (it is very weird when you can recognise some very specific traits in a description)  i would have more faith in the description if one of the websites detailing coping methods didn’t offer to help me find my past lives.

My boss has started watching the handmaids tale and is talking to me about it. I haven’t yet- i read the book years ago.  I have come to the conclusion that i don’t actually watch that much tv. It’s on in the evening, but a lot of the time we have the news channel on.  I consume more media (articles and podcasts) about pop culture than i consume pop culture.