And it's HOT down here.
And smokey - my car has grey ash specks all over it - Canberrans are getting edgy in their seats.
We had a martial arts grading yesterday morning - my 5 little boys did their damndest (I was quite proud!) and the other kids and adults did a good job too. We then headed over for a Christmas bbq in the the hot hot sun for three hours and then headed over to my exhousemates (xhmM) new house (that is just 30 seconds away) and had another bbq to which I BOUGHT a BOTTLE of WINE (PS - went to ANOTHER bbq today - charred flesh is in)!!
Yup - you read that right. It was a Moscato and it was lovely and sweet and I felt like a grownup carrying it in, however that feeling disintegrated a little once I developed a headache after the first of the three cruisers that precluded the one glass of wine. Even though I drank (I swear) 6 glasses of water at the same time AND had some panadol.
BUT The Hun and I won the first game of Pictionary (we usually SUCK as a team) and then xhmM's gf and I won the second game. And then xhmM and I lost the third game - by this time I had a grumpy headache and wasn't liking my new feeling of losing.
This morning we made a start on the Christmas Shopping and this is the FIRST year I'm feeling quite good about it all - The Hun finally worked out something that he wants that I can get without it being money or something that he doesn't really want and will only pretend to like. I've bought Dadsy's present, Mumsy's present, part of Eldest Bro's present, the little presents to go with the Christmas cards for people at work, small little presents to go with the gifts for Mumsy, Dadsy, Eldest Bro, Middle Bro, Youngest Bro and Eldest Bro's gf.
I know what I want to get The Hun, Youngest Bro, the rest of Eldest Bro and the person I drew in the KK thing that Mumsy's side of the family is doing now for Christmas (The Hun and I bought the one for the person he drew today) - I'm mostly sure what I want to get Middle Bro and I'm gonna think some more on a suprise part for The Hun.
Luckily, I'd planned aheaad to take the Swift into the dealer across the other side of town on Wednesday (there was a rattle in the door for like 1000k's that has CONVENIENTLY stopped now but I'm still gonna get em to have a look) so I have flexed Wednesday off so I can pick up the gifts, have lunch with The Hun and sit on the couch watching Little Britain (I just finished reading the book and I've only seen a few episodes).
There are still a few things that will need to be done - I'm SERIOUSLY considering buying a new tree but The
FIVE SLEEPS TILL I'M IN QLD!