I've had probably half a dozen ideas for blog posts in the last few days but can I think of any of them? No, no, I can not.
We've had several days above 30 degrees and while once upon a time I didn't regard 30 as hot, now I do. It's muggy and sweaty and relentless. Thursday was the Australia Day holiday, Friday is a non-working day for me and of course Sat/ Sun is the weekend so I have been at home, not in the air-con at work, not distracted.
In hot weather I drink a lot of "iced coffee" which is just instant coffee stirred into milk. Right now I have a tall glass of pineapple juice left from Christmas. It would be better blended with ice and mint but I didn't think of that.
Milly won't lie on her bed in this heat but prefers the floor and has even taken to seeking the coolest spot instead of the one near me. I wondered if her old lady teeth would handle an ice bock and remembered the way Harry thought an ice block was just the bees knees, tapping his nose to the freezer door to ask for more as he cronched the last bits of the one in his mouth.
The teal and raspberry coloured kitchen I designed in 1999 is as serviceable as it ever was and not really showing it's age except that I suddently want something more subtle. After church this morning we went for gelato and I became temporarily obsessed with a blue/ grey laminex used in the ice cream shop. Do other people suffer from this thing where something that has been acceptable for decades is suddenly. just. not. right?
I'm liking this video. Sound on and sound off are two completely different experiences. I wonder which you like best?
Sound off. Most definitely. I could appreciate the amazing work of the dog much better that way.ReplyDelete
And yes, things that have been fine for ages do suddenly become intolerable. Sadly.
I prefer the sound off as well. The dog is amazingDelete
For me once I have a room the way I like it I never change anything unless I have to. The wallpaper on my living room wall was, I'm fairly certain, changed fairly early on in the 30 years I've lived in this house. Hopefully it'll see me out. I hate the hassle of change. On the other hand a few years ago I completely gutted the kitchen to a bare shell and everything including a lot of the wall plasterboard is new.
I agree that change is a hassle but there are times when it's worth itDelete
I had to listen to ‘see’ what all the fuss was about. Quite a talker that dog was….but not hearing him/her made it a better experience. Quick worker as well!ReplyDelete
the original video was silent and then the funny voice over was put on it. I don't think it's funny enough though.....Delete
Sound off. Clever dog.ReplyDelete
Oh yes - at the minute I'm in the mood to rip out my whole house and not just the floors!
My floors are okay except I need carpet in my bedroom. Why is it like this? I don't even watch the renovation showsDelete
That was a great video!ReplyDelete
I generally am content with the way things in the house are, and then I am not!
ah! so it's a common affliction :)Delete
Ha-ha! I loved that video. Sometimes in pubs where the TV sound is turned off I have been known to amuse friends by inventing my own dialogue as the lips of characters on screen move silently. My wife sounds like you about domestic changes and mind changing.ReplyDelete
You must be able to think very quickly to do that! I'd like to hear it.Delete
Maybe we all just eventually get tired of our decor. 20+ years is a good run, I think and given that there are other things much higher on the priority list, it will probably end up there for much longer
We're quite happy with our house just as it is, no sudden urge to change everything! But there's a lot of "updating" going on in the neighbourhood, despite the cost of living crisis. The temperature here right now is a cool 6C. Roll on some warmer weather!ReplyDelete
You had a garden makeover a few years back, didn't you? I'd like one of those, tooDelete