Only a week until the trip to the South East. Still not certain if I will have company or not but it kind of looks like not. What is about to follow will seem pretty silly to most people and you’re right – it is, but it’s fun. Herself and I play a game when we are out in the car. If a Police car passes, or turns off just as we turn on the road, the game we play is “that they nearly caught us that time”. From time to time (not very often though – only once before this year) we do “get caught” For example, we pulled into the car park of the supermarket
and I took herself shopping. When we came out, this was the picture: I think we were well and truly “caught”that time. It’s a sort of playing Tag with someone who does not know they are playing. Ok, so to all you serious minded people it’s probably silly, but I have friends who play at finding a particular coloured car on a particular day. What can I say – it’s not of medical concern – it’s a country town – there’s not a lot to do :o) But it could have been worse – I could have had a bald tyre or something , or I could have had a sudden rush of blood to the brain and signed myself up for a half marathon. :o)
The Budget was presented to Parliament and People and the general feeling is that it’s an Election Budget” the sort of budget that a government produces when it’s looking to an election coming up and spends money to influence votes. The government denies that this is the case but considering the horror of last year’s budget and the fact that a lot of it has still not passed through the Senate, it’s very suspicious. However, the likelihood is that this government will be elected and all the rage against it over the last year will vanish as the new spending budget takes effect. Apart from which, the Opposition is full of faceless, bland people, with the leader being the man who stabbed not one, but two Prime Ministers in the back. Did the dirty on Kevin Rudd, then backed Julia Gillard then stabbed her in the back and welcomed Kevin back into the job. Probably just as well that Rudd and Gillard have gone from parliament or else Shorten would probably looked to see which of his knives were still available.
I set off on Sunday morning for Naracoorte and according to the weather forecast it promises to be a nice sunny day. Assembly is due to finish on Wednesday morning and it
depends when it finishes. If it finishes late I will leave Naracoorte but may have to stay overnight in Adelaide. If this is the case, it may well afford me the opportunity to get some shopping, particularly Bunnings, although Herself wants me to stop at the Bagman (it’s a company – not a person) and pick up some sleeves of polystyrene trays for the ladies craft and baking tables. The update is that John will not be coming with me. His boss is away sick and John has to run the place until she gets back from sick leave. Pity, I would have liked his company.
Chienne is well. In fact she is doing great. Still drinking copious amounts of water, but eating and walking well. I am still taking her out every-night, so she is getting plenty of exercise but also plenty of rest.