The Winter of Our Modern Discontent
1. thenewscience, 2. dunford wood wallpaper, 3. stems, 4. white & cold, 5. Find the bike !, 6. Tiles - Northcote, 7. Untitled, 8. walkway, 9. Almost empty
It is hot here in Australia. I don't just mean open the window and get yourself a lemonade, I mean HOT- Vulcan's breath. Hades with the thermostat on high. Temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s (Celsius, that is) have been a bit of a hindrance to me.
Ack- let's not beat around the bush. I'm shattered. I can't think straight, I don't want to think straight, all I want to do is lay on the floor and complain! I can't sew properly, I can't get photos to come out right -hot weather equals short temper, plus I'm learning my way around a new camera, so twice the stress! Because I'm not happy with my images, I can't update the shop -even though I have plenty of new treasures to offer made back when the weather was civilised.
I don't like to fill my days with nothing. The occasional bout of 'deliberate laziness' can help unwind the mind, but I'm always doing something. Years ago when I was young and nothing seemed to matter I'd piss time up against the wall, because you never think you're going to run out of it. I don't like to do that any more because I'm old enough to know that every minute passing is one I'll never get back. But it gets to the point where it's 3am and the sweat is still dripping off you and killing time seems your only option, because it's just too bloody hot to do anything else, including sleep.
Villain Rag Dolls by Junker Jane
All we can do is spend the bulk of our days in the local shopping centre, watching the people (eyes would be better put to use watching the wallet, but we can't do everything). I slump in front of the computer waiting for a cool breeze to creep in the window while I linger over images of snow, ice and fog that it seems everyone but me is surrounded with right now. When you're shivering and shaking and huddling for warmth, spare a thought for me- a send me a box of snow!
Wah wah wah. I guess this is what you call 'blogging the shadows'. :)