Category: A bad backup is better than none

  • Observing

    My office looks out onto a small city park, a busy road and an Anglican cathedral.  We are on the second floor (third to some- we have ground, first floor and then second floor), so close to the ground.  My little office enjoys observing life outside. We see a lot of weddings and a lot…

  • Updating

    So, I have not been posting. No really good reason, just life is busy and I am stressed. I write the posts in my head, they just never make it further.   Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.  It isn’t an easy one.  I remember back when I turned 25, a co-worker (who was in her…

  • February

    Hmm, maybe I should try and post once in the month.  I don’t like this month and it doesn’t like me. Things I did: Went for a second opinion on the whole infertility thing. Plus side- nothing else obvious we should/could do.  Bad- same thing, there is no magic bullet We went to Melbourne and…

  • Microblog Monday- doing things that make me uncomfortable

    So I went to a weekend art class about painting watercolours.  It was interesting.  I was definitely outclassed. A couple of the other students were school art teachers, so had art skills.  My drawing skills are not great.  It was fun to play around with paint and colour and practice. But it was challenging. I…

  • Still struggling

    I started writing this last Wednesday (nov 2) buts taken me a while… I got a call from the obstetrician who we were seeing today.  There were no abnormalities with my d&c and the chromosomal analysis  was normal.  Just like all the others. Although this time the doctor did say that this didn’t mean there…

  • No

    Some thoughts.  In 2010 I worked as an election official in a federal election in Australia, where we narrowly re-elected our first female prime minister.  It Some thoughts.  In 2010 I worked as an election official in a federal election in Australia, where we narrowly re-elected our first female prime minister.  It was so narrow…

  • Good manners

    This US election cycle has been depressing. One of the more depressing things is the constant refrain from one side that they are sick of “political correctness”.  That’s some upset privilege talking. Political correctness needs to be rephrased as what it is- modern good manners. Oh, member of a group (an identifiable group) you would…

  • Distracted and distractions

    Oh, it has been a while.  I have spent the last few months being quite distracted.  I know I have posted during that time, but distracted none the less.  And I have been looking for things to distract me from a reasonably unhappy state. And there have been many. We played Pokemon Go So many…

  • Trifle!

    I made a Black Forest trifle for a 70s themed lunch.  I decided on that after perusing various 70s recipes and realising that I don’t like  a lot of food from that era, and don’t know how to make a lot of it.  But a trifle based on a cake popular then- can do.  There…

  • Bits and pieces

    A mixed bag of things. I was really sick last Thursday and Friday.  My boss told me to go home on Thursday.   I don’t get sick that often, so it was hard.  I cancelled our Saturday activities, but then woke up feeling good on Saturday. The fun run on Sunday? Was really good.  The…