Still no phone = no pictures = this capybara disdains my puny bourgeois anguish
Argh, I think yesterday was my own personal Blue Monday even though it was actually Tuesday. I spent the day eyeballing 60 incomprehensible Powerpoint slides and an impenetrable law mountain to a soundtrack of relentless rain. STILL no phone. My younger son is sick, which is not keeping him from his exhausting self-imposed programme of improving activities but is making him crosser about them and my elder son is 13 which is a sort of illness in and of itself. Someone sat on the dog and it is limping, exaggeratedly. I discovered all my planned summer activities for the boys were already booked up so my anxiety dream about having to enrol them in a seminar on the female orgasm may come true. I also got so enraged trying to shake bits of washed paper hankie out of a jumper earlier that I banged my hand on top of the washing machine and now it is all swollen and bruised. It's like January has reached out its slimy tentacles into February to mess with us.
However! Barrel scraping for positives:
It did stop raining for half an hour at a useful juncture when I needed to leave the house.
The Channel 4 programme about Chester Zoo had an excellent baby elephant, which I commend to you.
PANCAKE DAY (Chandeleur) here. I managed to make crêpes which are not my forte - I can do a fluffy American style pancake very well, but crêpes not so much. Used Delia's recipe which makes a thoroughly paltry amount, but otherwise worked. Do you have a better one?
Got what is apparently a really really good book (What Belongs To You) in the post.
I have bought some of this bath stuff and spent the latter part of the evening soaking myself into a stupor. It's no Elemis Supersoak, but it's a quarter the price, so it'll do nicely and also scents the whole house with lemongrass, which is pleasing.
I have managed to update my Reading page, sort of. The urls are all messed up, I can't remember how I did it last time, but you can now consult 2016 over in the sidebar (with hyperlinks at the bottom to last year and the year before's reading). January was a pretty good month.
(This is just a holding post, I am writing something else, but it's been a while and I thought I would at least draw your attention to New Books.).
Let us hope for better things today, or at least no Powerpoint.
How was your Tuesday? And are the prospects for Wednesday any better?
(*Doodmoe means dead tired and is one of my favourite Dutch words)