29 Aug 2006
What a week.
Monday: had a work meeting where aforementioned holiday conversation took place.
Tuesday: drove with mum to Sydney (*1) to see my sister who had just returned from overseas. Had to get back by 4:30 to get Louis to an appointment.
Wednesday: Frantically shopping for two appropriate costumes (*2) for book week parade the next day. Swimming lessons at 4pm.
Thursday: Work all day, quick lunchtime sidetrip to the school to watch the character book parade, eat sandwich at desk because I have to leave early.
Drove back to Sydney at 4:30pm to see Cirque De Soleil Varekai (*3), scored corporate hospitality tix thru hubs work. Get to bed 1:30am.
Friday: Blair's Birthday, work all day. Huge urgent mail merge to go out in the post (not usually my thing) before 3pm.
Get costumes back to hire shop, buy party birthday cake ingredients, groceries after work, have little family birthday celebration at home after dinner.
Saturday: Bake the cupcakes for the cupcake tower for next day's kinder girls birthday party. Supervised by six year old with stringent specifications.
Get to doctors for prescription update.
Exchange two pairs of trousers at Department store as don't fit kid 1.
Find and purchase pink three tiered cake stand.
Go to stitch and bitch for a rest between 3 and 5 (the best part so far). Finished second Beaudelaire!!
Frost cupcakes (supervised by six year old with strict specifications)(*4)
Wind off 15 thousand feet of yarn for Donna. (Thanks for the jumbo winder Donni - where would I be without you?)
Sunday: On the home stretch! Get to birthday party with cupcake tower. Have family dinner at mum and dad's with sister and her baby for Blair's birthday.
Put about seven hundred loads of washing away whilst watching Australian Idol.
*1. Sydney is about 160km round trip.
*2. Snow White and Long John Silver were chosen.
*3. If you can, go to this show. If you can get into the Tapas Rouge marquee, you're in for a real treat. Amazing.
*4. Pink frosting, marshmallows round the outside and butterflies in the middle.