Now I will preface this post with a disclaimer ... I am about the most ignorant person in the world when it comes to politics.
I know we have an election coming up ... I can recognise the major faces ... I even know some of their names. But that's about it. When they start spouting their spiels my eyes glaze over and I go to my happy place. Politics is B.O.R.I.N.G. I know the responsible thing would be to take an interest and then make an informed decision regarding my vote ... like Hubby does ... but politics is B.O.R.I.N.G.
So after another day of political toing and froing and generally bad behaviour from our "leaders" I was inspired to write my own little piece of political coverage.
Seems every time I turn on the news,
There's some politician blowing a fuse.
It's all budget cuts and energy prices,
Broken promises and the immigrant crises.
He says ... and she says ... then let's all fight.
I wouldn't have a clue who's in the right.
Gonski ... and nurses ... and numbers in classes,
Who's wearing speedoes ... and who got new glasses.
There's missing links ... policies ... the carbon tax,
Now say the right thing and cover your tracks.
Some funding to schools ... we'll just wait and see,
There's deficits ... polling ... and misogyny.
Back stabbing ... infighting ... I've had my fill,
Now watch out folks ... it's a leadership spill.
Is this what you call an election campaign?
Who'd know how to vote ... cause they all seem the same.
They're petulant ... snipey ... and never act classy.
If they start on a spiel ... then my eyes go all glassy.
Labor or Liberal ... who's best? Can't remember,
But I know I'll by loony before we get to September.
This morning there was a definite chill in the air ... and so as I contemplated what to wear for my weekly jaunt out for lunch ... I excitedly added a few winter items to the mix.
Does anyone else get soooooo sick of their clothes ... that they can't wait for the season to change?
This morning I am pleased to announce ... my boots were dug out of their summer storage ... and placed on my feet.
And because it appears that this is swiftly becoming my very first "fashion post" ... I took a quick selfie as I ran out the front door ... like all the cool kids do.
My weekly lunch date takes place at my local shopping centre ... this isn't really worth a mention in itself ... but I did wonder how many others have this sort of outlook from their shopping centre car park?
Today I had the chicken and cashew nuts ... too busy eating it to take a photo ... sorry ... but it looked something like this ...
In other more important news ... Master 13 sat the first of this year's NAPLAN exams this morning. First up was Literacy ... not his strongest subject unfortunately. Once he arrived home I asked him how he thought he went.
"Ummm ... we had to write a true story about a Hero ... I forgot to write an introduction ... but I did remember the conclusion."
Mmmmm ... maybe nobody will notice!!
Fingers crossed for the numeracy.
Perhaps inspired by the testing circumstances of the day ... this afternoon Master 13 got in and did his homework ... without a single request from me. This was such a rare and never before seen event ... that I captured it as photographic evidence for the archives.
Mothers Day seems like ancient history now ... having been a whole 24 hours ago ... but I still thought I would share my exciting Mothers Day adventure.
There are so many places a Mother may request to visit on her special day ... so many different places for different Mums ... but I bet not too many would request a trip out to Bunnings Hardware. But that's me ... expect the unexpected.
I love a project ... and nowhere inspires the projecter in me like Bunnings does.
Such a vast space ... filled with so many bits and bobs ... I wouldn't have a clue what 99.999999% of them are ... or what they are used for ... but I'm sure I can come up with an idea or two.
A while ago I mentioned my plans for a front garden makeover ... I may not have mentioned it lately ... but that doesn't mean I have forgotten about it ... nosiree!
So as my Mothers Day request ... I asked that we head off to Bunnings in search of an Arbor in a kit ... to kick start that project into action.
I found it ...
... but Hubby looked at it dubiously ... querying just what level of quality you could expect from an Arbor that comes in a kit for $149.00.
So I declared that if he was happy to spend a little (lot) more ... I was happy to let him.
So there and then I drew up a quick plan ... like you do ... on the back of a docket ...
We sourced some materials ... cause we were in the right place ...
...and hopefully next weekend I will be able to put Hubby to work .. to create my custom designer one of a kind arbor ... stay tuned.
Of course we finished the Bunnings visit off the way every visit to Bunnings should be completed ...with a $2.50 snag sandwich!!
You see I figured it would involve a bunch of middle aged men ... who "left the Mrs at home with the kids" ... sitting around ... drinking too much ... and patting themselves on the back for a season well played .... even though they didn't make it to the finals.
Turns out I was right.
Hubby however, had a splendid time ... doing all of the above.
He even managed to win himself a little trophy ... for doing something OK.
He was clearly overcome with the high excitement of the evening ... as he managed to forget his house keys and leave his brand new trophy behind at the club.
So I was awoken at 2.30 this morning by a knock on the bedroom window. I was tempted to ignore it ... but as I have a girls night out coming up shortly, I didn't want to burn any bridges.
Then today ... with Hubby tired and emotional ... and not feeling up to driving ... anywhere ... I had to chauffeur him back to the club to locate the misplaced trophy.
But all's well that end well ... it was found ... brought home ... and will shortly be relocated ... by me ... to it's new home in the back of a cupboard somewhere.
Enjoy your moment of glory ... for tomorrow there will be no trophy ... just a wife :0)