notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

How was for you? (Part II)

So, after the general festive happiness comes January. You've bought, wrapped, received and unwrapped presents.You've played with them, read them, hung them on your walls, worn them for a quick walk/saunter/maybe even a run. You've seen the younger people's in your family eyes light up, and like my cousin, "be so happy they are wobbling". You've slept in, you've eaten your fill, you've watched good tv, crap tv, more movies then you thought possible, then one more before you went to bed because hey, you didn't have work in the morning.

Then you've seen the new year in. Maybe you were like me and partied a little to hearty and are still in a little pain, maybe you spent it the way you wanted to and just slipped into a hot bath and got an early night..or watched another movie, because hey, you probabaly had the next day off. But now it hits you; you're back to work, the batteries have run out, the new clothes are in the laundary, the toys are in their boxes, and all you have to remember your feeling of goodwill is the large hole in your wallet. Bugger. And we've got a lot more of winter to go through, and no real holiday to look forward to.

Personally, I hate this time of year, and I don't think I'm alone. Apparently there is some argument for January the 3rd (today) being the worst day of the year for most people. For me, I have to say that it was pretty bad; no particular reason, just the weight of reality reattaching its talons to my back, the greyness of the sky, people continuing to go about their business as if nothing had ever happened, just generally crap. Would I say it's the worst day of the year? Well, if it is, then I'd say this will be a pretty ok year and I won't have that much to fear. I want to know how it's treated you though...by the time you read it it will probabaly be over and you'll be able to give an honest appraisal...if it was particularly bad, please do share with us...we want to help in anyway possible. If you had a good day, tell us, we want to share the sunshine.

So, again, how was it for you??

Relax kids, it's a camera trick. The kid is actually a brunette.