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Retail therapy

Edited entry LOL!

Christy and I went shopping in the city this morning, a quiet, damp Monday morning so there were plenty of car parks, while the boys went to a movie with their friends. They are all back now, yelling at the xBox in excitement, and Christy has gone babysitting (all the money will go to me for what I bought her this morning *g*). And so I'm going to do some CLEANING.

The shops were lovely, we saw heaps of fantastic stuff, and we didn't leave Cuba Street. I bought Christy a new lightshade for the long-serving, naked bulb hanging in her bedroom. I bought her a really nice sweater, too. We bought a little block (3D art is big here!) to go on the wall for my friend with MS, it has a tree like a blossom with a bird flying towards it and it says to never give up on things. Never. Good advice, huh. Christy found the most gorgeous paua dragonflies - Christy is always seeing things that she wants me to buy for my net buddies! - but then we remembered we don't look at them any more. Sad, huh.

We have heaps of ideas for furniture for the boys' room. I have so much trouble getting the formula right there. Short of staying home from work and just tidying their room for them, OMG, I'll just have to let them take control at some stage and be totally responsible little males... heh, now there's an oxymoron... *giggle*

So.

Onto the house. I have room after room to deal with after ten weeks of full time teaching. I did pop into the college this morning to pick up my laptop cord, so later, after the house is done, I intend to WRITE... why? Because I can. It's such fun, even if it's never read by anyone else. I have found that out! So. What can you do?

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vivh
Jul. 2nd, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
What did the unedited version say?*g*

Shopping - cool, I wish I could have walked down Cuba Street with you and Christy, I always loved it there! It's so alive!!

Cleaning - always so much to do...and it's so boring because it just keeps on needing to be done, where does all that dust and dirt come from... Do what you must, but make sure you leave plenty of time to write, and do the other things that you enjoy too...

Responsible males - such a nice idea!!!
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
-Shopping - cool, I wish I could have walked down Cuba Street with you and Christy, I always loved it there! It's so alive!!
Yeah, I love it too. My father grew up at his grandparents' shop and home at the top of Cuba St, and it was like a whole society of culture up there back then, and I think it's retained something so special.

I have half cleared the boys' room, and Asher and I will continue tomorrow. Now I'm going to put everyone to bed and maybe do some writing. I'd like to watch the tennis but it's killing me that Wimbledon doesn't start until midnight. I just can't stay up every night for that!

-Responsible males - such a nice idea!!!
Yeah, and such an unlikely one!!!
vivh
Jul. 2nd, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
I haven't watched the tennis, and it's even on at a sane time here! But I don't have time, if I started watching I'd lose a fortnight!! - so it's safer not to. I'll probably watch the semifinals and finals!

Have fun writing!!
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
Have fun writing!!
I'll try!!! No, really, I shall indeed!!!
moth2fic
Jul. 2nd, 2007 08:36 am (UTC)
Some of us read - providing you let us, of course! Keep writing!

Responsible males - my other Jenny said her son was OK at first - brought up exactly like the girls - till puberty hit, then suddenly the whole male irresponsibility thing kicked in. At least she knows (?) it wasn't her fault.
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
-Some of us read - providing you let us, of course! Keep writing!
I think I've lost my confidence to share anything nowadays. But I'm still plugging away.

Yeah, there's no way males can blame their rampaging irresponsibility on us, no way *g*
vivh
Jul. 2nd, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)
there's no way males can blame their rampaging irresponsibility on us, no way *g*

I will second that wholeheartedly, living as I do in a household with 4 males and me!!!
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
-I will second that wholeheartedly, living as I do in a household with 4 males and me!!!
OMG that must be hard some days! I just live for the moments when Christy and I can have fun with no males around!
vivh
Jul. 2nd, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do miss female company sometimes... but mostly I enjoy my very male dominated environment, I just have to remember that it's okay to be different!!!!
microjotz
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
No need not to share if you need to.Just remember to lock it !
Some things are better out than in.

I do hope you bought something nice for yourself again,while shopping ;o)
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
-I do hope you bought something nice for yourself again,while shopping ;o)
No, nothing for me! I don't really need anything though, so it was fun to just get things for other people!
greenpizzazz6
Jul. 2nd, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Responsible males! Good one!

Good luck catching up on all the cleaning, that's what I'm working on right now too! And do some writing!
natesmountain
Jul. 2nd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
-Good luck catching up on all the cleaning, that's what I'm working on right now too!
And there shall be more widespread cleaning today. We are relocating the xBox into the boys' bedroom, in a safe corner, and then I shall reclaim the spare room as a haven of relaxation, writing and music... I hope *g*

-And do some writing!
I'm booking in from 1.30 pm until 4.00 for me!
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