Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Method in his madnessFor a while we used ski goggles, but the lenses are a deep yellow, which is unpleasant in a non-snow environment. Now we wear swimming goggles when we're chopping onions, which seem particularly pungent over here.
Works like a charm!
:: Note Mr Gumby's T-shirt. The slogan, 'Obamanos!' is a created Spanish term which roughly translates as 'Go, Obama!' Ideal for this week. The excitement over the inauguration is palpable. It's going to be quite a day tomorrow. I'm so very glad we managed to stay long enough to see it all.
:: Our house is so clean at the moment — we've had to open it to let prospective tenants come and have a look. So we spent a day tidying and starting our packing, and all of a sudden our life is ordered and calm. It's weird ...
:: We're looking forward to seeing our friend Sue, from Chicago, who flies in tomorrow to spend a week with us — probably the last time we shall see her in quite a while. Boy oh boy — will she ever enjoy the weather! It's freeeeeezing in Chicago, where the maximum temperature forecast this week will be 3 degrees C.
Here, meanwhile, we're in T-shirts and shorts, with strangely high temperatures in the 20s and 30s. It's been like this for a while, the result of an unseasonal few days of Santa Ana winds a few weeks ago. We even had to have the air-con on for an hour or two the other day — madness. And there I was, hoping to enjoy my last days of winter before I head back into Perth's furnace.
:: Check out this fun new website, Imagine That ... Quilts, from my fellow blogger and amazing Australian quilter, peppermint patcher, who is creating brilliant kids' quilts like the one above, incorporating the children's own photographs in the designs. Such a clever idea!
:: I've been letting my hair grow since I returned from the UK and it's almost at the stage where I can tie it back. After 20 years of very short hair, I'm enjoying having it longer — hats look better on me, for one thing, even beanies!
But I'm off now to get the very ends trimmed. See you later ...

4 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Oh that's funny. makes me think of that episode of Seinfeld where George loses his glasses and has to wear his prescription goggles instead!

Natalie said...

Love this newsy post.
¡Obamanos! It's brilliant... a verb that so well reflects the feeling of his WE can message... it means Let's Go Obama!
I envy you the order in your home, but it makes me sad knowing you won't be down the road much longer. I am so glad we met.

Suse said...

Last time I made French Onion Soup I wore a swimming mask. The mister offered me a snorkel and flippers too, but I gracefully declined.

Pondside said...

I think I'd cry with laughter if I caught sight of myself chopping onions in swimming goggles!.......but if it works......
I enjoyed your post on the other Venice - always wanted to see it. We stayed at the one in Las Vegas in October, but I think that the old, crumbling and flooded one in Italy gets my vote!