The fourth day of the week (we all know the first day of the week is Monday. Any of you “Sunday is the first day” kind of people can shhhhhhh). 

Things I love about Thursdays – it starts with T (obviously the best letter); the next day is Friday; the sense of anticipation around the fun times the weekend will offer; late night everything; my cook book session to meal plan; evening dance off’s with Giggles Magoo and Little Mate after days at work/care; house cleaning by our awesome cleaner (every second Thursday anyway). I could go on and on about how good Thursdays are, but you already know how good they are 😉.

Personally, it’s a favourite night of the week as Grimace and I attempt to relinquish as many adult responsibilities as possible to relax just a little and maybe take in something on the box. It doesn’t always work out, as you know -children. But, we do strive to make it happen. At the moment we’ve been consuming ABC iview to keep up to speed with Rake; or using Google Play to stream Vinyl (the Jagger/Scorsese/HBO series). I can definitely recommend both! 

I’d love to get a few recommendations from you on which series to watch. Or which books to read; I’m feeling a little liberated from the work responsibilities that have consumed me (could have to do with my early finish time today…it was the earliest I’ve had for a looong time) and I’m ready to reintegrate with society/the family. 
Anyway, Thursdays are the best. May yours bring you the same sense of relief. Mine is currently taking me to these two ❤😆

What does your Thursday entail? 

Things to look forward to

2016 has offered up a hectic pace thus far, and of course I’m loving it (mostly, anyway…when I ignore the exhaustion and look for the coffee). 

Coming home on the train this evening I’ve been thinking about a few very exciting events that are taking place during the second half of the year, just to help take the edge off current state of chaos. I’m thinking about a lot of things that will replace the current work vortex I appear to have disappeared into…

Live shows and upcoming tours that I’ll actually be able to get to (pending baby sitters, good health etc etc) including, but not limited to:  

-Violent Soho/The Bronx et al 

– I Love Life Festival

– Camp Cope

– The Frontbottoms 

– Tex Perkins and the Tennessee Four playing Johnny Cash songs on cockatoo island (!!!!!) 

(please comment with any Sydney shows for the back end of the year). Hello live music world! 

Theverymoodyhousehold takes on the Gold Coast July 2016 (more specifically, the hinterlands) and seeing some of my favourite people (I’m looking at you bionic man and The Krooked Spoon).

A very dear friend’s hens weekend away followed very closely by her wedding. It’s always wonderful celebrating the love people have for one another, their future and of course, doing it with their community. I do love a wedding, not to mention the champagne. I’ll have all the champagne, please. 

Reverting to part time at work – I might actually have time to do adult things, like washing, groceries, pay bills etc etc. Or maybe, read a book or learn how to write a blog **ahem. 

Footy finals (and the return of cricket season, in particular the T20). Come on swannies, looking good! (As an update since writing this post, the red and white lost by 5 points to the Hawks 😣)

The second birthday season (we all have friends and family that just seem to congregate their days of birth around the same few dates…April and November for us).

Spring/Summer and all the outdoor adventures and social activities come with the warmer weather.

The C word (Christmas…come on, you were all thinking it).

Playing with these cool cats:

With all this to look forward to, I think I’m sitting pretty xx 

Hello again

It’s like another introduction… an expected escalation of work content and intensity has seen my brain completely close off any thoughts that resemble ‘normal’ way of life. And while it was anticipated, I had not anticipated the brain-fatigue I would experience. My hat goes off to those people who seemingly juggle full-time work-place roles, along with with the very happy and satisfied family. 

Our family is definitely still happy; and I suppose work is also a happy place…but, geez i have to tell you, I just don’t seem cut out to play mum, commuting-fulltime-employee, blog-writer, wife, friend/socialiser etc etc… and as I sit here and wait for Giggles Magoo to drift off so I can scoff another 9pm dinner, I’m thinking “well duh!!!!”. What moron thought the above combination was achievable?! Me, of course – and in normal scenarios, I probably go alright. But leaving home at 7am and not getting back home until around 9pm for days and days and days…well, that’s just enough to throw anybody out of balance. 

I’ve simply stopped writing my little entries; I’ve just not had the energy to entertain any delusions of a life outside of my employment/mum status. Don’t get me wrong, there have been moments (days even) that have resembled ‘normal function’ however as they are very scarce, every moment in these cherished days is spent reconnecting to my beautiful boys.

The saving grace is that this intensity of workload is for a relatively short time frame.  Hopefully by the end of the month of July, Theverymoodyhousehold will be back to normal working hours and my cognitive thoughts will be unlocked from this sad-excuse-for-a-writer and spill out onto paper/electronic device. 
In the meantime…I’ll keep drinking coffee for everyone. And I mean everyone