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Stuff and Nonsense

A 8-post collection

Well...

We did go on a riverboat tour. For some reason, I was convinced that it would also be a paddle-steamer. No such luck. There were a few paddlewheel boats on the river, but they weren't operational.

Miss Chaos had a beautiful birthday cake made for her by the tour people, and she's been allowed to have all the chocolate-coated strawberries that were on the top and what looks suspiciously like a Ferrero-Rocher praline ball. All of which will be gone, I suspect, before the sun has quite cleared the horizon today.

I took a lot of photos, which will be part of Miss Chaos' what-I-did-on-the-holidays photojournal thing which I shall hopefully be able to do up this coming weekend. Assuming I'm not completely wrecked by this week's happenings.

We all had too much sugar, last night. Which means that we're all slightly wrecked today.

In art news, I have finished the first 'shot' of the Sleep Evil Sleep Project and begun work on the second. Hooray! Though I have had to purchase a non-touchscreen-reactive straight edge assistance tool. AKA a wooden ruler. Which I shall no doubt personalise the heck out of in any absent moment that I have said ruler and a pen or pencil in my hand.

Rulers are doodle surfaces to my mind. I don't know why.

Beloved's Mum, Capt. S., has held her riverboat captain's license for fifty years. That's some kind of amazing and she's giving the local schoolkids a talk about that later on today. This is all really her holiday. We're just emotional support.

I managed to get a heckton of the Woolies' superhero plastic pog gear things on our last supply run, and the entire family is treating them as a construction toy. Joy. At least they lie flat enough to not pierce an unsuspecting foot at fuckoff in the morning.

Also, MeMum's compy has done something weird enough to warrant her calling me about it. Joy. An update has done something funny and now I can't do anything about it until at least this weekend. These things always happen when I'm miles away, I swear.

Holidays. They're the time for everything to stuff up.

Another special day

Miss Chaos is having an adventure, and everything is revolving around her, today.

Which is why you won't be getting a fresh story until sometime this afternoon. Doing my bloggy stuff is quick and easy, but doing a story takes daydreaming time.

I will be taking Beauties and the Beastly with me via the lappy, but it's anyone's guess as to whether I'll be able to write anything in it before the day is over.

I'm pretty good at squeezing sentences out

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Broken Day

Today's the day I take Chaos for a tour of her new school. It happens to take up enough time to dominate the rest of her school day, so she's not going back for like half an hour of alleged education. Especially when she goes non-verbal from excitement.

And it's a broken day for me, because I have to haul arse close to the middle of the day to take Chaos for said tour.

Regardless of whether or not I've finished the

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Miracle of Nature

The plovers that have been camping out in our yard and terrorising unsolicited callers have finally hatched their eggs. There's four cute, tiny, puff-balls toddling in the grass near the front fence. The last one to hatch is still working out what these things called 'legs' are for and how they work.

I've named that one Little Wobble.

The family of six are still ambling aimlessly in our lawn, but will soon be exploring greater territories in the neighbourhood.

In other business,

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MONEY!

Beloved got paid, yesterday, which means I have money in the bank today. Which means that I can go out and get the life essentials, like almond milk, tub fruit, and ingredients for some adjusted noms.

The recipe originally hails from this tumblr post but I've done some twiddling.

I've replaced the sugar with Stevia, and the peanuts with almonds, and will probably remove as much of the salt as I can get away with by default. Since you can't get salted,

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Anti-entropy

The house is starting to look firkin fantastic. The kitchen countertops only need a little bit done, the bathroom's gorgeous. We start our day with the beds being made.

Today, I'm talking with the school dental van about braces for Miss Chaos. Something that's happening in TWENTY MINUTES.

Yikes.

I'm also doing some minor and major futzing to get Chaos' costume done. This is going to include some shopping at Jaycar later on. The dollar shop light I got only does red.

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Oof

My mornings are rather busy, thanks to back-to-school shenanigans. And since Beloved is busy a lot, too, the cuddle time I thought I'd be getting is still lacking. Boo.

Most of my morning spoons are spent arguing with my little darlings. Getting them to do the things they should be doing anyway. Mayhem provided the most opposition, this morning. Refusing to do a sink wash and thereby fill the drainer so I could empty it.

The final argument was that I could

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I'm about to bust a record

The official count for all my Instants is a grand one thousand.

Now what famous anthology of tales is close to that? Oh yes. One thousand and one nights.

I won't crow until I beat that record, so you're safe for today. I've been planning on this for the better part of three years. And by crikey, I am going to celebrate.

Not that I have a lot to toss around as gifts because broke as fuck. All I have is my

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