Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wet wet wet

It's also been really cold cold cold. And it would happen the day after I obtain a lovely new summery top to wear, too. It looks like I'll be getting those elastic-waisted flannel trousers after all...

Last night was a double-duvet night. Sleeping under two duvets is normally reserved for mid-Winter, so I'm thinking it's only a matter of days or weeks before I retrieve the electric blanket from storage as well.

This morning the rain was so hard that, in the ten minutes it took to get to the bus stop, I was completely soaked from the hem of my rain jacket downwards. My boots kept my lower legs dry, but my white'n'wobbly thighs were only covered by the inadequate skirt I was wearing. It's made of that material which doesn't take long to dry, but feels really cold and clammy in the meantime. When I got to work, I had to be careful where I sat because I kept leaving damp patches.

I had a major preggy moment last night - I forgot to go and have dinner at my mum's. It's a big deal because dinner with my mum has been a standing date for the last, oh, twelve years. Not an engagement I should easily forget, yet I did forget, and only remembered when the boy mentioned it to me half an hour after I should've left.

7 comments:

Frally said...

This is the time each year where I start considering moving back to Australia. It's just too damn cold! What are you going to blame missing dinner at your mums on AFTER the baby's born?

Jon said...

Aiyah! Did she give you a Chinese mom guilt trip?

happyandblue2 said...

You can use your pregnancy as the reason for forgetting everything. Take advantage of it, especially when you don't really want to do something..

flying kiwi said...

and I think after the baby is born you swap preggers brain with baby brain, so you still have an excuse to forget everything.

btw, lovely sunny blue skies here in the Bay Area...

EB said...

Was the skirt a wrap around cos then it would have become "cling wrap"! Ack, that's the second time I mention plastic shiny film.

lbp said...

I think when you're pregnant -you can use Pregnant as an excuse for anything. Craving sherbet at midnight or unable to get a glass of water for youself or too sick to pay attention. I guess that's when a boy really comes in handy.

When her husband isn't around, I turn into that 'boy' for my sister.

Violet said...

Frally: I can always say the baby's acting up and I can't make it ;-)

Jon: no she didn't actually. Hmmm that's a bit surprising really. Or maybe she'd put it down to me being a preg-head.

Happyandblue1: I do, and I have been.

Flying kiwi: it's always good to have an excuse isn't it? How's the air pollution over there?

eb: I don't wear wraparound skirts much, owing to a terribly embarrassing wraparound skirt incident which happend many years ago and still makes me squirm when I think about it now.

Lyndsey: well, one day I hope you get the same level of service from your sister.