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Monday, 24 September 2012

Jus' Workin'

When Sally was a very little girl, she loved to talk to Nanny and Grandad on the phone, keeping them informed of our daily routine, she still does actually.  When asked what she'd been up to, her response was always the same.  First, a rather dramatic and extended sigh followed by "Jus' workin'".

It's been much the same around here the past couple of weeks.  No elaborate bake-offs to report, no room re-decorating, no gardening make-overs, just the same old, same old.  Watching paddocks turn brown as they do this time of year, ferrying molasses to hungry heifers, preparing bulls for sale in a week's time, irrigating lucerne and more of the mundane.

Reportable incidents over the past couple of weeks do include our first ever town-run.  Feeling like the Beverley hillbillies amongst a sea of Lorna-Jane clad athletes, we did have a lot of fun.  Jess and I ended with a sub-30 5K (which was our hope), Sarah only a few minutes behind.  We decided we'd do it again and have our names down for another next month.

I returned to an empty house a few mornings ago and found the troops gathered around Mama Pig.


Thirteen babies.


Unfortunately, it hasn't gone well, with our very overweight Mama squashing many since.


She is going to find herself involved in a rather intensive diet and exercise program before next pregnancy.  Just think of it as a lifestyle Mama.

We've been into school for a "celebration of learning" afternoon, where parents were treated to drama performances, poetry and a display of pre-recorded advertisements, all part of this term's curriculum.







The only other excitement was a visit from these two goons who found themselves in the pig paddock but seemed to have no recollection of how they got there and how they would get themselves back out.  I was pleased to return from the school run to find them gone.


And today marks the beginning of school holidays.  Our favourite time of the year.

9 comments:

  1. You do have to work hard but you seem to know how to leaven it with fun. It must be great running with your two girls - well done all of you.

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  2. Even your same ol'same old' seems interesting to me. The idea of running at all is inspirational as is a mama with thirteen babies even if she messed up a tad!

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  3. I agree - your life is gorgeous and fascinating to me too - piglets, emus, a spot of running even! I'm long-sighted and thought that sign read "simple ways to anaesthetise parents" at first :-). We're back at school today and athe sight of the old lunch boxes didn't fill me with much joy this morning. Enjoy your holidays! Mel x

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  4. Look at those sweet piglet faces.
    Enjoy those school holidays, where I'm sure there'll be a bit of baking, decorating and gardening squeezed in.
    x

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  5. Well everyone should know that you're my hero anyway.
    Thanks for your help. All went well at the printers.

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  6. Well done to you and the girls on your run. I'm impressed. Love the look of mothers milk ecstasy on that piglet's face. Looks like the piglet survivors will do well.

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  7. Impressive life style ALWAYS.. Enjoy your holidays with your beautiful children..

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  8. Ah that sally is a gorgeous kid :) and after the million stairs i have climbed in the name of mere Seconds of terror i could probably do a fun run too. Except i would never call it fun :)

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  9. Ah that sally is a gorgeous kid :) and after the million stairs i have climbed in the name of mere Seconds of terror i could probably do a fun run too. Except i would never call it fun :)

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