I’m so glad I didn’t rush back to work on the 4th of January. It means I’ve got this extra week to laze about and catch up with friends. We went to Meningie on Tuesday for the day and night as some friends have got a holiday home there which is more than large enough to accommodate all of them plus some extras.
They have three boys and my one boy and them get along pretty well. There was a bit of refereeing to be done but that’s normal with young children. We started drinking about lunch time, went to the playground for a while and also went for a walk which ended up being a walk in the rain. We made nachos for dinner and thoroughly filled up on it. I had a really good chat with them and grilled them about how they felt when they met each other.
As I’ve been on a few dates this year and didn’t feel a ‘spark’ with any of them I’m curious to see what my friends think about the ‘spark’ factor. Anyway, they said they were both keen on each other when they first met and obviously still are. I think they’ve done particularly well because there was opposition from some friends and some family when they first started going out. But they’ve stuck it out and get on really well and they’ve got three kids.
Anyway it was an early night and a fairly comfortable sleep. After packing up we drove home and stopped in at Old Tailem Town which was ok. I thought it was a bit expensive at $15 for an adult but I guess they’ve got to pay for all the things they’ve got there. It’s a collection of old buildings and paraphenalia from all over the place so it’s good from a historic point of view and Jaycee Junior had a great time so that’s the main thing.
But after walking around there for a couple of hours, then popping in to see some friends on the way home Jaycee Junior and I were both buggered. I gave him dinner, a bath and put him straight to bed while I watched the first riveting part of The Corporation. I think this should be on school curriculums. It’s absolutely scary that people, or as they put it a corporation is seen in the eyes of the law as a person, can put short-term profit before long term effects such as people’s lives, animals lives and the environment. I hope that the 2nd and 3rd parts give a bit of hope for the future but I wonder if anything will change before we get some sort of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ scenario? If you missed it last night watch it on SBS next Wednesday night at 8.30pm. A must see!!!