Day 103 – Footy

In Australia ‘we’ love sport.  The Olympic and Commonwealth Games always get me cranky because there is so much propaganda that is willingly taken on and suddenly everyone who doesn’t give a shit about most of the sports and athletes for the rest of the time, suddenly becomes and addict and expert for 2 weeks.

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Day 102 – NoMFup

Previously, I would be really upset at being thought to be the upset one in my family because I feel like I’m always hiding my feelings to keep everyone else happy. I’ve given that up.  Which is good on two fronts.  Firstly I don’t lose my shit at the family shenanigans.  Secondly I don’t lose my shit at their expectation that I would.

Day 101 – Impatience

This morning I tried on some clothes I haven’t worn in a while and was quite shocked at my shape.  I can easily go weeks without really looking at myself that closely.  I check that my outfit is clean and tidy and appropriate for what I’m doing, but when so much of what I’m doing is at home it’s easy to slip into the tracky dacks and stopping noticing.

Day 97 – Present

She’s sweet and very talkative but she gets stuck on transmit.  She’ll ask a question and part way through your answer she finds something she can relate to and goes off on a tangent for 20 minutes about it. You rarely get to finish your answer.  Like my mother, so I’m well practiced in that.  Also I’ve had 40 years to work through the cycle of obedience, annoyance, rebellion and all the way through to acceptance.

Day 95 – Watch & learn

But you know what, I think it’s just this kind of openness that will get them the job.  I want to say naivety, and I mean that with respect and a bit of wonder at the boldness it takes to embrace that naivety and just bloody well give it a shot.But you know what, I think it’s just this kind of openness that will get them the job.  I want to say naivety, and I mean that with respect and a bit of wonder at the boldness it takes to embrace that naivety and just bloody well give it a shot.