Friday, August 30, 2019

It's almost Spring

A painting from my sister. She can paint eyes really well and after this red kelpie she painted a panther. It was in black and white, no colour and just as well because if she'd put in panther yellow eyes it would have been more spooky than it was. I had it up as wall paper for a while but the damn eyes followed me round the room.  I didn't need that as something was killed in the yard last week and innards were in supply for any raven floating around.  I think they must have been dropped from some bird's beak because there was no body or fur just some innards. The sun was out today so I tried the hip  on a trip to the letter box with my stick and managed to shoot the leftovers under the gate to the footpath.  No wonder the cat has been twitchy and refusing to go out until the last bit of daylight has disappeared.

I have bought a new computer chair from Kogen, on special but now to grab the nephew to put it together.  He is scouting around for hand rails to put at the back door and I had the brilliant idea of looking through the hard rubbish collection for a single bed head but realized I'd have some trouble carting it home.  Then I forgot to ask him to bring a sledge hammer so I could break up that huge desk. I've been looking at fold up trestle tables at Bunnings that are long but not wide.  The bigger the flat surface, the more rubbish I can pile onto it so I'm trying not to do that. I'm still throwing out papers except for bank statements and still finding bits of mother's craft in curious places.  Still haven't moved any books because one leg makes it hard to balance.  And a good tip, don't try cleaning the toilet while wearing a scarffe, it falls off into the bowl and is a bugger to drag out, something else that is hard to do on one leg. 

I was late with breakfast and turned on the news just in time to see that vile mongrel Dutton enjoying a power trip by insisting that the Tamil family including children born in this country be thrown out of the Lucky Country. I hope the Judge who stopped it at the last minute does one good deed and keeps the family in Queensland. Even my sister signed a petition to keep the family here and she never bothers with anything like that.
I was hoping he'd have a real tantrum and stamp his little foot on the floor and fall through and disappear like Rumplestiltskin.  My laugh of the week was Angela Merkel trying not to go into hysterical laughter when Trump said he had German in his blood. I hope his hair turns rabid and bites him.
Hip is starting to hurt so I must go and take more painkillers.


Elephant's Child said...

I hope the painkillers work. Quickly.
In the middle of a horrid week I have treated myself to Ben Aaronovitches latest novella (a bit meh) and Elly Griffith's latest as well.

River said...

Take an extra one, so you'll sleep comfortably later. I have the runny nose and itchy eyes that signal spring and the wattle is out too, yay. Apart from the chill in the wind the days are certainly springlike, with blue skies and sunshine.
I hope you find a suitable trestle that doesn't cost too much. I've been thinking of a computer chair myself, haven't had on since the last place I lived.

Unknown said...

Lol about the scarf. I had not heard about Merkel and Trump. Will check.

Cheryl said...

The painting is really beautiful,especially the expression in the dogs eyes. I bought the trestle table you mentioned, it's been used for parties and now a desk and still solid. I hope the kindest and most compassionate decision will be made for the family.

Ann ODyne said...

oh darling Coppy I am sorry you have the foot/leg pain thing. Spud Dutton should have it instead of you.
You sisters are both pretty talented in the creative arts. Keep up the good work.

JahTeh said...

El Chi, I liked his last book but hate his novellas. I bought the Elly Griffith but it has hidden itself somewhere in this mess. Is it just me or have books become very expensive even in the bargain basement. Good thing I have at least 60 I haven't read yet.

River, the chair arrived today but still in the box. Nephew better have some free time at the weekend.

Andrew, lucky you, checking the Christmas box and I found your birthday present from last year. You and R will be getting an early present soon.

Cheryl, she always paints the eyes first and when they're right, everything else just flows. I've just bought a wooden table, right size and strong,good price but now I have to clear the desk, easy one big box sweep everything into it and go through it about January next year.

Annie O, I'm getting better, only use the stick in the morning until I warm up and panamax if needed. Of course, I haven't left the house or once for pain killers. I've been cleaning up, still in dreadful mess but I did find a letter from you dated 2008, I hope I replied. Dutton is a filthy mongrel, looks exactly like Voldemorte, total evil.