Friday, 26 October 2007
Koalas, sliding doors, fatness and prams
The strangest thing happened the other night! As we were leaving school, a koala crossed the road, and climbed a gum tree... in SUBURBIA!!! The kids were all excited, and H was screaming "I wanna go pat it"!! I firmly told him, it was a wild animal... we're not at Australia Zoo now!!! (photo above: from Australia Zoo) The next morning, as we entered the school grounds, M pointed above us, and there was a koala asleep in the gum tree on the school grounds! M said it was smaller, so couldn't be the one from the previous night, but it was a long way up - so I'm guessing it was the same one! For those readers not familar with our famous iconic animals, koalas and kangaroos, are found out in the bush, on big farms... not generally in the suburbs! So it was a cool treat to see this gorgeous animal "in the wild"!!
My next thoughts, are on the movie "Sliding Doors". If you've seen the movie, you'll know that it's about a girl who misses her train by a couple of minutes and her entire life takes a different track, as opposed to her catching the train. I was thinking about this concept yesterday as not once but twice I was nearly cleaned up in a car accident! What if I'd left a minute later? Or worse if I was a few seconds earlier? I think its a very interesting subject ~ I wonder where I'd be if....
A mum says to me at school today "Have you lost weight?" I answer "NO! Definitely not!" She says "No, you definitely have, in your legs and your bum". I had to go do something, so that was the end of the conversation. But I was thinking later - "How fat did she think I was before, if she's sure I've lost weight - which I know I haven't?!!" I am the same fatness. Gosh, she must've thought I was pretty fat before, if she thinks she can see a difference?!!!
And lastly - prams. I'm a sucker, and bought a jogger stroller. Can you blame me - at only $51?!! Good ole eb@y! Ok, it was $90 in total, after shipping and insurance - but hey! I'm impressed! I can't give you a photo as its still in the box - and I'm not going to assemble it til we get a referral - don't want it all dusty and crusty!!
I scammed this pic from the ad! Mine is grey, where it shows beige. Looks ok to me?!! Bet I can resell it on eb@y, after use for $50!!!