Friday, 8 October 2010


I didn't even realise until this morning that I hadn't written anything in October yet. Tomorrow is the Black Snake Creek Festival at which Folly's Antidote will have a stall. Next week I have a draft report due with the final report due within weeks.

I have been running a small-scale cottage industry in the early hours of the morning here on Blithe Hill. Children have been pressed into service (if only because they are fascinated by what I am doing and can't be kept away.) Early mornings are scheduled for design and production, "regular" morning for such plebeian things as breakfast and getting the children to their respective schools. School hours are report writing and after school may see some more production. Evenings are split between panic over not writing reports or producing stuff and keeping everyday things running.

I have loads of wet laundry waiting to be hung out and a mountain of laundry to be done. I won't even discuss the state of the rest of the house, other than to say that I think Thomas the Tank Engine may well have staged a coup.

But the end is in sight. Whatever happens tomorrow will happen. And report deadlines come and go. My wish is for the two things not to coincide too often.


Joe MN said...

Did I just read "early morning" vs. "Regular morning" in a post by Ms. Blithe? Have there been reportings of aliens taking human form in the Rosewood brush?

Best of luck. It's a good problem to have.

Blithe said...

Yes it's true. There has been an alien invasion hereabouts. And if I tell you that I've been taking a boxing class you would be even more convinced (I have, by the way).

Next thing you know, you might hear that I've turned into a nicer, kinder person (boxing evidence aside). It's an aspiration that is perhaps a side effect of this alien invasion.