The rocks from our little fish pond. There is a constant and amiable battle waged between me and the kids to keep the rocks in the pond.
As you can guess from the water-less state of the above photo, I usually lose.
Back here I mentioned there were two beyond-busy seasons for me at work?
Observant types may have guessed we're in the throes of the second one.
There's something about a 63 hour week leading into a full weekend in the office that just leaves me a bit flat in the blogging department.
I've tried to pull it together this week, really I have.
I've rewritten the Christmas meme that's been doing the rounds to make it an Australian Summer Christmas meme. But then I couldn't be bothered answering my own questions and it seemed a bit smart arse to put it up just for other people to do. Do you think?
I wanted to post some party pics but I haven't managed to download them from the camera.
I have some before and after pics of our front garden. Ditto for the camera ennui.
I had some Santa wish list stuff I wanted to record for posterity from the kids, but now I can't find the piece of paper.
I had a rant about the inconsiderate nature of women who give birth in December: aimed largely at my husband's mother, may she rest in peace; but then I realised I couldn't finish it off properly without having a go at the Virgin Mary, and I didn't have the energy to offend anybody as saintly as that.
RSM has definitely gone missing this week, although next week's Christmas one is half-written, so there's a bonus.
You see? I just can't get on top of things.
So in this season of joy and peace, in which I am reminded every year of just how desperately I need a wife, I found myself looking at the fish pond rocks and making a decision.
I have decided to forgive myself for failing to meet my own standards of achievement in the blogging department, and everywhere else, for that matter.
I will forgive myself the last minute gift purchases.
I will forgive myself the store bought cake for The Prof's birthday on Monday.
I will forgive myself the absence of cute home made presents for co-workers next week.
I will forgive myself forgetting to pay the council rates on time.
I wil forgive myself the unsent Christmas cards.
I will forgive myself the failure to blog.
Anyone else need some forgiving? I'm in the mood.