Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Silver Lining

Spending almost an entire holiday being sick certainly puts a dampener on family time.

Or does it?

It was difficult managing on little sleep while feeling like death.  It was hard getting grumpy at each other because we had cabin fever.  At times, Duncan and I got crabby because we both wanted to go to bed and neither of us wanted to get stuck with the kids.

But it was the best thing for us.

If we hadn't been sick, we'd probably have fallen into old habits, rushing around trying to visit everyone.  We'd most likely have ended up more tired than when we'd left.

It might not have been what we'd planned, but it was what we needed.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Not the Best Start... our holidays!

We had planned to spend six days in Dalwallinu and eight days in Perth (the only holidays we can afford at the moment are those with free accommodation).

Circumstances meant we were a day late getting away, and then we all came down with colds and are generally feeling rotten. Flynn isn't sleeping because he's sick, so nether are we. I've been very up and down and have sunk to some depressing lows over the past few weeks.

We changed our plans and are now in Perth for two weeks. Here, we can recover on our own. I don't think we'll be seeing anyone for a while.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Runner Up Hangover

The Eagles' 2016 campaign has been bitterly disappointing so far.  Unless they pull their fingers out of their butts, they'll only be making up numbers in the Top Eight come finals time.  They'll end up being the Eagles of the late nineties - making the finals each year, but no threat to the premiership.

It's like they thought they were shoe-ins after being Grand Finalists last year.  That the only way was up.  That Jetta and Redden were the missing pieces of the puzzle, and they'd be unbeatable with them. But their two prize recruits have been as disappointing as their new team.  A lot of the players are playing like they don't really want to be there.  It's lazy football.

One of the saddest things has been Eric Mackenzie's struggle to reassert himself as the fullback he once was.  It's a bit like learning to live without a limb.  The rest of the body takes on the extra load to compensate for the missing limb.  Likewise, the Eagles' defence changed their gameplan after Mackenzie went down with a knee injury in the 2015 pre-season.  While they were tipped to struggle big time without him, the defence stood tall and picked up the extra slack.  Imagine getting your limb back after years of living without it.  Now Mackenzie's back and they don't know where he fits anymore.

The Eagles have the talent, but do they have the hunger?  That is the question.

I am so relieved they won the derby.  Imagine the humiliation at losing to the Dorks this year *snort*.

Image from here.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Random Number Generator Thingy Has Spoken

The winner is Wendy from On the Edge of Ordinary.

Congratulations Wendy!

Please leave a comment with your postal address and your choice of book (the comment won't be published).

Monday, August 01, 2016

Giveaway Deadline Extension

I've decided to extend my giveaway deadline by 24 hours as I'd like a couple more entries.

Come on, people! ;)