“Why wont you get your hair cut?”
“Because Mum, I don’t want to upset it. If I don’t keep my hair happy it might up and leave me, like Dad’s did”
Words of wisdom from a 19 yr old son
The week has started so wonderfully.
Not one but two parcels with my name on them in the letter box when I checked on Monday.
I was up and about early. A trip to the bank required to gather documents needed before Big C sits his learner driver test.
Easily accomplished and soon home with a huge dose of curiosity as to what was in those wonderful packages.
One I was allowed to open straight away. A stunning calendar from my beautiful friend PS. Images of Arizona now adorn my kitchen wall and tonight I wrote my first date in – dinner for Hubby’s birthday at a local seafood restaurant on the 18th.
The other, I had to wait.
My choice and part of a promise extracted from the dear friend when he told me he was sending it.
I was only going to open it when he was “with” me.
Now considering he lives half a world away in Texas, there was only one way to do this.
With the magic that is Skype.
If you had told me 20 years ago, that one day I would be sitting in my pink fluffy dressing gown, opening a gift in front of my iPad so I could share the experience with my friend in another part of the world, I would have thought you completely mad.
But that is what I did and it was wonderful.
So very very lucky and so very happy.
And the best gift of all?
Seeing him smile as I opened his gifts.
Modern technology is awesome.
Unlike government bureaucracy..which is annoying.
For as long as anyone can remember, when a person wants to get their learner’s permit, you learn the road rules, grab your ID and then rock up when you feel confident to tackle the long list of multiple choice questions before (if you get enough right) you hand over the hard earned and then get a chance to do the really serious and scary part of learning to drive.
We discovered today that now they would like you to make an appointment to sit your test.
No drama really assuming that you could make it over the phone or online…
You have to attend in person to MAKE the appointment and pay for your test at that time.
And if you are like us, and actually have to work your appointment around work and stuff, it means coming back a 2nd time, 24 hours later to sit the test.
Poor Big C
2nd day hauled out of the comfort of his bed earlier than his usual holiday wakeup of midday and all ready to sit his test only to have to do it all again tomorrow.
And let’s hope he passes first pop or else we have to go through the whole appointment thing again.
No just doing the test again straight away like his brother was able to do.
Oh well, guess we will cross that bridge when/if we come to it.
Time for art (and some more wine…yes yes it is only Tuesday but it is a bloody good red..despite being Victorian)
Ok, this is a little different from the other day. I am liking it’s simplicity and slight abstract feel.
Where to from here? Not sure, I guess inspiration will happen at some time.
For now, I will let it sit.
And that’s ok too