home again, home again

We've been home a few days and the laundry is mostly done if not all folded and put away. I kind of wish I was still camping again - next to a tree fringed waterhole with silky cool brown water - even with the teenagers and their wild jumps and talks of facebook and rodeos.

My computer is still with dad and I am getting a tad anxious - G's computer works just fine but it is slow and doesn't have all my stuff on it. I'm keen to download my photos and get started on the year's work. Oh well, they have probably gone away for the weekend and will be back soon.

It's stinky hot in here so perhaps best I should stop. Really just had to update my reading list as suprise of surprises I am reading heaps. Three books so far for the year - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett which I liked, and obscure Australian opshop novel I devoured in a day and The White Earth by Andrew McGahan which I loved. Urgh this computer is so slow I have to wait for the type to catch up....

holiday and onions

I think I've pretty much run out of things to say for the the time being. I'm tired and a little fraught. Work has been well, work. I have been looking forward to my holiday and one day last week during my tea break I expressed this to a colleague and he made a great point of the fact that I would be back in two and bit weeks and that nothing would have changed. Like, way to rain on my parade dude. Kind of reminds me of when I used to get sad on Fridays because it meant that the weekend would be over soon. Anyway. That is not going to happen. Tonight I was ridiculously excited. On Sunday we embark on a family holiday adventure, a road trip with camping and exploring. Hopefully there will be swimming in the ocean, opshopping and the odd afternoon tea. Oh and knitting. I have even made an executive decision that we are going to upgrade our camp seating from upturned buckets to camp chairs. Much better for knitting.
Our garden has been green and lush and suddenly producing all this food. Anyone who visits is likely to leave with an armful of onions or a bag of potatoes. Or some beans, or lettuce. Corn and tomatoes to come soon. Also lots of basil. We've had berries and plums. There has been plum ice cream, stewed plums, plums to eat and a serious amount of plum jam. Depending on the codling moth, apples and quinces to come.

OK that's it for now. See you on the other side.