It is the last 90 minutes of the year. The boys are totally occupied by the X-Box and I am happy for their company in my living room and the solitude their pastime affords me. People don’t realise it, but I like having the boys around. They make me feel less antisocial while still allowing [...]
Y said something interesting the other night: “I don’t know why you always expect the best out of your bosses.”
Yes. Why do I?
Because I always think the best of people, until they prove otherwise.
Because I believe a man’s word is his currency and I hold my bosses to that.
Because even though [...]
With Christmas just a couple of days away, the raging debate in the office has been: should the 26th, which is a Friday, be declared an off-day for all? Many companies are closing for the day, but we won’t be. At least, not as of right this minute.
I think we should, if nothing else, [...]
The good thing about being a morning person is it gets infinitely cooler the older you get. Unless, of course, you’re married to someone who can most optimistically only be described as as early-afternoon person. That means I get most Saturday mornings all to myself.
The signs are all there: once roused from slumber I [...]
Y and I got our very first Christmas tree this year, a thousand thanks to Wan Yen.
As we were putting it up together, I realised that decorating a Christmas tree is one of those things that sort of get ingrained in you, especially if you, like me, grew up with a Christmas tree [...]
Jessie just turned 21 and I haven’t really spent time with her since she got back early December so this was heaps fun. We made a real date of it: Guitar Hero, dinner and a movie. Then I’ll have to take them home because she’s still not allowed to take the car [...]
Look what my colleagues did to my table while I was away! Five minutes after I discover this, I find the video camera that has been quietly taping my reaction.
You gotta love these practical jokes.
I hope the video doesn’t go on YouTube.
The house is clean. The piles of paper on the dining table have been sorted and cleared. The laundry is done. My email is checked. I am ready for work tomorrow.
How bloody depressing.
So the scriptwriting course that I’ve been repeatedly blogging about is over. I have managed to juggle both work and the [...]
I did it. My first ever 10km run. And I didn’t even train for it (even though I said I would. The intentions were there. Well, they were six months ago.)
I didn’t keel over, I didn’t embarrass myself and I finished in 1 hour 25 minutes. I reckon I could have gone faster [...]
It’s been an amazing week. Tomorrow marks Day Six of my scriptwriting course and I’m already dreading the day it ends. I’m expecting withdrawal symptoms. We’re only just settling down and becoming really comfortable with each other, forming friendships that go beyond, “Hello, how are you?”
I’m counting down the hours till tomorrow morning.
- Writer and mummy. Excited about entertainment, sports and telling other people's stories. Occasionally nerdy. I wish there were 30 hours in a day.
- Random beauty tip: Give the cleanser a miss
- Current lunch staple: Tuna salad
- The potty training chronicles
- Have you seen this awesome Evolution of Mom Dancing?
- Gotta get moving
- And baby turns three
- For real, someone sang ‘Circle of Life’ on ‘American Idol’
- The day R. Kelly sang ‘I Look to You’
- Going under the laser
- Introducing The Little People Project