Hmmm. Nope. Happy New Year all!
Nice peaceful start to 2009 for us. We were in Bundaberg (arguing black and blue over the fucked i-phone) but then a lovely (if hot) afternoon/evening – caught up with a friend from when we were at Chinchilla who is now in Bundy, and then with old old family friends. Played two games of Scrabble while watching the Tattoo and left about 10.30 to drive back to Poona. Nice to spend some time with Dad and chatted away for the hour and a half back.
No sleep ins with small children but Mum and Auntie Marg and I managed four games of Super Scrabble during the day (200 tiles, bigger board, QUADRUPLE letter and word squares!) of which I won three, and also managed to write and type and send off four reviews to girliejones by the end of the night. Was too bloody hot to do anything else, so we didn’t :).
Yesterday dropped Marg to Hervey Bay airport to fly back to Sydney and Mum and Miss 3 and I headed to Maryborough for shopping (again). By this time the heat had broken to driving rain, and as I was walking from the car to the shopping centre with Missy on my hip and a brolly over my head I slipped on the yellow (safety) paint as you step up onto the ramp to the pavement and she and I smashed to the ground. Have a lovely graze up my shin and knee, and some strange aches today, but no real ill effects for either of us despite a very heavy fall. Maybe the puddles cushioned us! Retail therapy helped 🙂
I’ve bought a bunch of books in the past two weeks, after no purchasing many personally for absolutely AGES (what with review and judging copies, and getting my buying fix through school!). Picked up graphic novels and a new Robin McKinley (YA and dragons – fun!) at Planet before I left Perth. Found a JD Robb I hadn’t read when shopping on Monday (waited til I finished the new Trudi Canavan – "The Magician’s Apprentice" and reviewed – before I started reading it), and yesterday got a Stephen King collection I hadn’t seen and also The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon – fourth book of the Tide Lords series which I’ve read the first three of as an Aurealis judge. As I can’t judge the fantasy novel category three years in a row, I figured I needed to get it!
I then decided to follow benpayne ‘s advice and started a Google doc reading spreadsheet. Hey, all the cool kids are doing it!
Today is another quiet one at home – need to clean up!
Hope your New Year has been nice!