I can't believe how long it is since I blogged and so much to blog about but one must be careful these days what with ASIO listening and reading every nasty comment about the authors of that stinking budget. Do you realize they will be the only people in Australia with a confirmed job til the end of their 70 years considering the number of blogs, twitter and facebook abusing this heartless government.
My sister is coming up to retirement after 38 years of nursing, 12 months to go, 12 months of pain in knee joints, back and spine. She's looking forward to the day she doesn't have to deal with death and relatives and can spend hours with books and her garden. If they do anything to her 'Super' then she's leaving immediately and hiding the whole lot under the bed.
Also, Science, forget anything to do with science especially stem cell research or environmental research or anything else biological. We are in the hands of the Flat Earth Society. Even my beloved Synchrotron only has funding for two years. Scientists have just used this marvel to develop a test for Malaria, a disease which kills over a million people a year of the 300 million infected world wide. I'll do another post on this later.
Besides abusing politicians, I've been throwing out more stuff. Lovely to see 4 big bags of clothes go to charity the other day. Not mine, I'm still wearing my rags but the BOH has not worn these for two years, wouldn't know what was there and what was would be far too small for him now. I left his best clothes packed, it's handy for his birthday as I just pick out something and wrap it up. His doona covers and new towells so we're down to just 3 packed bags. All I have to do now is move a tonne of books, shift that huge picture frame and I can get down the hallway. There are about 100 videos needing to be tossed out, just the videos not the covers, I use those to keep my documentaries in.
I had a list of what needed to be done in each room, it was overwhelming for someone allergic to housework. So I broke it into small lots, still overwhelming. It's now down to clean that 25cm piece of shelf, hang up 3 dresses and put 10 books away. I'm also going through magazines and only keeping the articles I want. I think to date I've ditched about 80 craft magazines and I know they should have gone to the op shop but heavy, as in weighing a elephant and I don't drive so I clenched my jaw and tossed the lot but keep the patterns and a folder with good stuff. Don't ask about the garden.
What with mother, chucking out, cleaning (some) washing, and swearing at politicians (bastards) it has been tiring. How tiring you ask? Try sitting at the computer to have a luxury half hour at Pinterest and wake up an hour later with the computer keyboard stamped on your forehead. Hmmm, Pinterest, maybe just for a while before I start moving books and picture frames, I mean they're not going anywhere.