I'll try not to keep banging on about it, but I reckon this is one of the coldest winters we've had in Melbourne for a while. It's definitely one of the wettest. Maybe summer just erases each memory of the previous winter, to be completely forgotton until that moment in late autumn when I decide that it is definitely too cold to wear sandals anymore & I get out the suitcase of winter clothes packed away last spring. Unpacking the winter clothes this year I thought, with a full blown case of winter amnesia, surely it won't be cold enough for thermals, they're only for camping & going up to the hills. Aren't they? But I unpacked them anyway. And what have I been wearing for the last week? Thermals. Light woollen thermals layered with normal clothes. And woollie socks, beanies, scarves & coats. Not beanies & scarves inside very often, we do have some heating.
This morning the mist was heavy enough to make the news & cause chaos at the airport. When I took this picture at about 9.00am it didn't seem too bad.
Unfortunately I couldn't go to the gym today, eventhough I got a place for Grace at the creche, because she has a cold & is streaming great gobs of snot. I've been trying to teach her how to blow her nose but she just laughs at me. The creche has a very firm no sick children rule, so although she doesn't seem at all challenged (eating, sleeping, playing as normal)& doesn't even have a temperature, we stayed home. I'm wondering a little about this rule, though, because I think this is where Grace caught the cold in the first place. And how sick is sick? Is a sniffle sick? What about a little cough? Obviously, if she is really sick she'll stay home but it seems that at the moment every baby & small child I know has some degree of snottiness.
I've nearly finished my first official wardrobe refashion project. Not sure whether it's going to turn out but hey, that's always a risk when I try something new. One of the things that held me back yesterday from quality sewing time was my inability to perform simple administrative tasks on the net. I was trying to send a friend some photos I took at her daughter's birthday. Outlook was not co-operating, neither was the program that comes with the camera. I set up a Flikr account but it's going to take a while for me to get my head around using it. Every new thing just seems to take so much faffing until it clicks & I can work with it. I feel like such a late adapting technoklutz. Anyway I managed to kill our internet connection (with the camera program, I think) & my password was quarantined because bigpond thought I might be a hacker. I must say the the gentleman on the phone at aforesaid bigpond was very helpful & patient while sorting the problem out & was also able to explain to technoklutz why the problem happened in the first place.