18 January 2014
hot hot hot
Horrendous heat. We've just had five days of over 40C, in a row. The birds were so thirsty that when i refilled their bath yesterday, two flew down to drink while i was still pouring. This is pretty astounding when you consider they usually fly away from the birdbath if i so much as walk past the window. You know, inside my house.
The cat enjoyed licking ice cubes and suffering the indignity of a pink wet flannel.
We spent several days hiding out at air conditioned shopping malls watching movies and eating and trying not to spend too much money. Unfortunately i am not immune to the manipulations of bourgeois home decor retailers and ended up buying a pretty tin to put laundry powder in.
I know. If my 19 year old self could see me now.
We also did a full on evacuation (photo not related, but possibly indicative of my mental state) when the nearby bushfire headed our way. This means packing up supplies and stuffing the cat into a picnic basket and retreating to the local public library, as opposed to just clearing out for the day. Librarians turn a blind eye to pets. Shopping centres possibly do not. The people next to us were having a harder time trying to pretend their dog was not actually a dog, whereas we just looked innocent when our picnic basket moved and miaowed and the other patrons (many of whom had bags of supplies next to them too) and the librarians either grinned or looked the other way.
Coasters for my cousin. A new years gift as i failed pretty miserably at handmade for Christmas. Just got a text from her this morning saying they'd arrived and she loves them. Success. I might make a few sets now for future gifts.
The cool change came in last night and it is such a blessing to feel a refreshing breeze in the house. I opened a cupboard this morning to get a cup for my morning cup of tea and all the crockery was hot. Even the toothpaste was hot. Ok i'll shut up witht he complaints now.