It is stinking hot
not just a touch warm
not just gee it is a bit hot isn't it type hot
it is eating sorbet for breakfast hot
which is kind or glorious
because it feels all sorts of naughty
but to eat anything else would be madness
The humidity is worse than it usually is at this time of the year
as a result of ex tropical cyclone Oswald
who obviously took great offence at being given such a dud of a name
and thrashed and trashed the coastline of our great state for a week
taking lives, displacing thousands and
leaving a clean up that will take months to repair
we got off lightly with lots of plant debris and branches and palms down
buckets and buckets of drenching flooding rains
the pool resembled a raging waterfall as it overflowed
but then settled into a disgusting billabong as the storm moved on
Sinus has been busy clearing more and more of the debris each day
and we are starting to see our garden slowly re-emerge
Power was out for a day which somehow meant
that everyone in the family had to join me while I was trying to read
they arrived in my room to tell me the power was out
no kidding Sherlock!!!
followed by requests to eat all the ice cream to save it from spoiling
then an hour later asking when I thought it might come back on
like I would magically know!!!!
then ten minutes later asking what I was doing
like sitting and reading suddenly had a different name
followed by wanting to keep me company
because obviously reading wasn't doing it for me
to asking again when I thought the power might come on
because maybe in the last hour I had become psychic perhaps
at which point I started making up answers to their questions
some of which I thought were quite creative
though the eye rolls and the groans led me to believe
that perhaps Sinus and Phantom thought I was deluding myself as to my wit
cheeky beggars should have amused themselves
who I didn't get to during the week
I am thinking things should be back to normal over the coming day or two
especially as school has started for the year
which means that I can return to my normal painting and blogging schedule finally
not to mention catching up on blog visits and meeting some deadlines for work
well maybe... let's not get our hopes up on the meeting the deadlines part...
Happy weekend all...xx
My last posts were pre Oswald...
An Unexpected Sunday ...
Prawn Day ...