Sunday, August 22, 2010

and life goes on...

well i wasn't able to stave off the 'lurgy' that's been doing the rounds at work (thanks to poorly people who come to work in the mistaken belief they're no longer contagious - you know who you are!!?!!)... i've been unwell the last couple of days but felt a tad less miserable this morning - luckily, because there was to be no snuggling into a warm bed today - the old girl had wee'd in her sleep so she was damp (but oblivious), i was damp (and very aware of it - the warm stream woke me up), and the bedding was wet and needed to be changed... i should have put her out at 5am when i let the boy out - but she looked so cute, cosy, cuddly and dead to the world!!

now i'd been 'encouraged' to get up, what was i to do but get myself a cuppa and turn on the telly (it was 6.30 sunday morning) - i didn’t watch any of the ‘election day coverage’ yesterday or last night  – like a lot of people i’m over politicians, political speak, grand-standing, empty promises and the blah, blah, blah - but i was somewhat surprised to discover australia had a ‘hung parliament’ – the first in 70 years…


so with no outright winner it appears we have a caretaker government with neither party able to govern in their own right… so now julia and tony have to play the 'i'll scratch your back if you scratch mine' game in order to woo the independents (all right wing apart from the greens - not looking good for labor!!)

the greens made up ground as a viable major party threat, winning their first lower house seat in the electorate of melbourne (previously held by labor for 106 years) and who knows - perhaps the balance of power?

wyatt roy seems set to become the youngest ever member of parliament by taking the seat of longman – not only does young wyatt have a back to front name, this is the first time he's been able to vote in a federal election - he's 20 so was too young to vote in the 'kevin 07' election (ahh, those crazy queenslanders!!!)


of course there are losers, winners and blame aplenty - and the community will no doubt be subjected to watered down half promises and outright backflips - yep, that's politics!!! unfortunately there's no end to the politicking yet folks!!

yawn & sigh…





what i did do last night though was watch a really interesting movie – disgrace – based on a novel by j m coetzee – jon malkovich plays david lurie, a middle-aged academic in post-apartheid south Africa – it explores racial tension, sexual abuse and power, the search for identity, father-daughter relationships (jessica haines plays his daughter lucy) and touches on animal rights… it was thought-provoking and confronting...






and now i can feel the pull of domesticity - towels and bedding won't wash themselves... neither will the dishes, nor will the vaccuuming get done if i don't get up and do it...


ah yes, life does indeed go on…

2 comments:

Sailor Lily said...

I'm sorry you got a cold. Are you sure it was MY cold? has Shadow been out visiting over the fence? Did you receive guests/go to a shop/touch a door handle/breathe air in a closed environement/venture out of the bubble wrap?
ok so we proabably shouldn't have had that big girlie pash but I really thought I was contagion-free.
te he he.
lil'

Proud Womon said...

oooooh - now you're telling everyone our secrets - tales from the ambrosia arbor...