Year of Liveability

Just another day

Sticking with the established trajectory, regardless!

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For days, the weather bureau had been building my hopes by scheduling Saturday for sunshine and 15 degrees C. The weather report on my so-called smart phone must be wrong again. It says it is raining.

In anticipation, I had scheduled Saturday for a change of pace, a setting aside of winter doldrums.

It is 8am and I head outside to find this …

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Just a day 1

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Never mind.

My mind had already established a trajectory for today and, thankfully, I decide to stick with it. Down the road at the local shops, she … or he is gorgeous!

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Just a day 2

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I then couldn’t help but be distracted by something similarly located, though a little more urbane, up the road at the markets …

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Just a day 3
Still no sunshine, but at least there’s no rain either.

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I want an image of bright vegetables at the markets. I will make my own sunshine. Instead, I will befuddle my camera phone and take photos of my fingers. I at least come away with one photo, but it says more about my clumsiness than the busy-ness of the markets.

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Just a day 4

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Just a day 5
Petrol. That’s next on the list.

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At this point, routine dictates that I must complete the crossword in Saturday’s Canberra Times. Only one clue to go.  “Consumer” …  “A_ER”. Makes no sense. I try every letter of the alphabet. (No, not the new Google, the actual alphabet!) Makes no sense.

Ah. According to the answer over the page, “Evade” should be “Elude”, which makes “Consumer” “User”.

So close!

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Just a day 6

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The day’s established trajectory now requires me outside, regardless of the weather. Up the ladder to deal with the leftovers of autumn, and I happily note that the new gutter guard I put in last year has worked a treat in the gutters. It’s just so annoying that the leaves get stuck in this groove in the roof!

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Just a day 7

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It is much easier to remove the unwelcome leaves that are stuck in my pot plants. The large tree next door is finally empty, so now is a good time to deal with these last remnants of autumn before the tree starts dropping its spring-time seeds and makes another mess.

Still …

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Just a day 9
… no sun to the north.

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But behind me is another story. There is hope.

Just a day 10
Seriously, this is what the clouds looked like.

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I’m standing in the in-between. I can choose whether to look toward the gloom or the glare.

I don’t really have to choose as the next stop is southwards for more shopping. As I walk past the local school, the sun catches at the glitter and cellophane of the children’s craft work.

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Just a day 11
Gotta smile … again.

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The rest of the day is spent indoors cooking up a metaphorical storm, while outside it appears that the sun wins out and establishes herself as victor.

It is 3:30 and I need a a photo to finish this post. The day has been exhausting for someone who has done little these last few weeks. I accept that shopping and sweeping and cleaning are stand-up jobs, but why must we also cook on our feet?

A short walk, just a short walk, to prove that resilience can claim the day …

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Just a day 12

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