time in review
Well, I've been away from the great wide web for a while, courtesy of hospitalisation of infant, difficulties with computers, and sheer laziness. I'm in my standard mid-year slump - the list of things that should get done is increasing much faster than my motivation to do any of them. I could blame this on smallest child (now 2 months - a girl to complement the older two boys), but it isn't really her fault that I'm playing with her or carrying her around and thus not doing things. I'd forgotten how much slower it is to tidy up when everything has to be done with one hand. Evens things up between me and the three year old - I can no longer tidy up faster than he can create chaos.
Given the number of things I've been wanting to write about (and my chances of remembering them all) I've opted for the list a few things and ramble about them, in no coherent order.
- Pockets - It's a standard female complaint about the lack of pockets in women's clothing. Maternity clothing is worse - trousers don't come with pockets at all. I talked to a manufacturer of maternity clothes once who said that the extra cost in adding pockets meant that women wouldn't buy the clothes due to the greater retail price. I tried to point out to him that I didn't buy them because they didn't have pockets, and which was the greater loss to him? But the even stupider thing about pockets is that baby clothes do have them. For what? A 2 month old can't even thump herself in the nose with any reliability, let alone put stuff in pockets. And it's not like there is enough space in them for me to put stuff in!
- IKEA - I likes IKEA. Several of my friends loathe it, and I can understand exactly where they are coming from. But if I have time to waste, no kids, and a need to do things to the house, IKEA is a good place to get ideas. And their furniture, well, it's just jigsaws with hammers, a happy mix!
- Maths assignments - are disgusting things, especially when trying to remember stuff I read six weeks ago in a different frame of mind.
- Hospitalisation of infant - I've a long scree on this, and the way it affects ones thinking to be a healthy person trapped in a hospital for three weeks, so I'll try and remember to post it at some point
- John Howard's a ... - seriously, if he wants to stop gay/lesbian/queer parenting, he's going to have to take a leaf out of Mr Hitler's operations manual and start forced sterilisations, or it will just keep happening naturally.
There's lots of other things I'd talk about, if only I had the cognitive capacity to remember what they are. And with that, I'm going to wander off into the distance, singing "la-la-la" to some half-remembered tune