Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Woke up to a new dawn - SuperSpouse having had another bad night (2.15 am, bang-bang on the wall: bring the icepack!). Ah well! Life still goes on, so I got the boys off to school, gratefully opened the door to the delivery-man bringing CelloKid's birthday present, then went for money for the roofer.

You know the expression, ODTAA? The roofer found a wasp-nest. So now the pest control people are booked, too. You try to book via the City Council, and are told that (a) they'll come within 5 days and (b) not if your wasp-nest is over 20 foot off the ground. Wasps are canny - they go for the eaves ....? You book a private firm, same price but they'll come today and aren't bothered if the wasps are 25 foot off the ground. Good!

Had hoped to do some work on my thesis revisions so as not to waste time, but there hasn't BEEN any time in all the domesticity. How can stay-at-home wives write about being a peaceful little oasis of tranquility for their husbands and children? I'm not a peaceful little oasis of anything at all. More like a mini whirlwind, and not a warm, gentle little zephyr at that!
Spent the afternoon peacefully working on a library guide as suggested by my boss. Yes, I can work from home very productively indeed. Doesn't happen often, but I've proved it can be done!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You write about real-life. . . and that is why I read your blog! :-)