I was tagged about a month ago. Finally getting to it.
What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was pregnant with Son #3 and had a two year old and a four year old also. It wasn’t a peaceful pregnancy but was filled with health concerns regarding the baby. Over the course of the nine months I was told that he was (a) a girl; (b) had two markers for Down Syndrome; (c) was worryingly small; and (d) it would be a quick labour. Ha! Ha! to all four of the above I say.
We were living in an unrenovated weatherboard house in Flemington, just near the Showgrounds and racecourse. I had a gazillion heritage and David Austin roses in the garden including a magnificent Crepuscule that grew to triffid-like proportions over the front verandah. (It's now been butchered by the new owners). The floor of the kitchen was held up by bricks, the bathroom was so tiny two people could not pass by one another and the toilet was Out of Doors. (This was to be our fifth and final year of living in character-building squalor as once the baby was born we would begin the five-month-long renovation [a highly sensible thing to do with a new baby around but I had vowed I would not toilet-train a third child with an outside loo]).
The boys went to childcare one day a week while I did a little desktop publishing and freelance writing and a whole lot of sleeping. I worked on an ancient Mac IILC with flying toasters as the screen saver.
I didn't knit terribly much, but I sewed a lot of the boys' clothes. (Something I rarely do now).
What are 5 things on my to-do list for tomorrow (it’s late in the evening so I listed my things to do tomorrow instead of today)
Deliver five freshly ironed eurythmy gowns to the Class 6 classroom in preparation for the winter solstice ceremony on Thursday evening (Class 6 traditionally walk the spiral and bring the light to the school community);
Buy a large white no. 18 to iron onto the back of Son #2’s soccer shirt (ensure get iron-on version as don't want to sew);
Email members of my committee re 30th September, despite it being my day off;
Bake a boiled fruit cake;
Knit an apple.
Note to self: also ring vet, ring insurance company yet again, book optometrist, book dentist, book Hamlet, take ring to be repaired, ring Apple for Son #1, buy juice and loo paper, collect Son #3 and two others from mid-week soccer practice.
5 snacks I enjoy
Popcorn (butter and salt)
Dry Nutrigrain by the handful
5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
The usual bourgeois suburban dream stuff. Pay off the mortgage, buy a decent car, invest for the children, donate to several worthy charities (Amnesty, Save the Children, investigate maybe three more), take the whole family to Zanzibar, London and Siena.
5 places I have lived
Islington, Beaumaris, Idaho, Flemington, Falls Creek.