Slice of Wednesday

In the spirit of open and honest friendship I won't mislead you for a second: I don't have a slice for you today. Not even a bit of one.

My excuse is that the (marvellous) group of friends I get together with every Wednesday for whom I make the slice, didn't meet today, due to the teachers' strike (which I one hundred percent support by the way – why does it seem so hard to pay our State teachers properly? It seems obvious to me. It's a critical role. Pay them properly!! Grrr.)

Where was I.

Er yes, Slice of Wednesday Fail.

So from the moment Henry flung himself out of bed hip hip hooraying that he didn't have to go to school (untill 11am) today has been chaos. 

There was the treading in dog poo moment when hanging out the washing. Awesome.

The glass of milk left on the edge of a table by someone whose name rhymes with silly, naturally smashed to the floor by rampant sixteen month old. 

The dogs who didn't quite get walked due to running too many errands and babies naps.

Watching the rain come in when I was at least ten minutes drive from the clothelines and its three loads of laundry.

Three nappy covers torn off the line by bored puppies who can jump really high, one unrecoverable.

A teething baby.

That baby hightailing it into the bathroom after bathtime and getting back in the empty but still very wet bath in her jarmies. Soaked. 

Making time to bake a small bikkie order tonight and discovering I'd brought an extra bag of flour from the storeroom behind the commercial kitchen, and no brown sugar. Too late to go back. 

So no slice. No pretty pictures. 

Barely a sense of humour. 

Please, give me a slice of your day. Tell me something that made you smile. 

I had a cup of tea with a lovely friend who has four children and doesn't mind chaos. That made me smile. 



18 Comments on “Slice of Wednesday

November 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Seeing the international pickers starting to arrive for the cherry season in our small country town and hearing a girl speaking in french on her mobile. That made me smile.
Some days are better than others – to quote U2!

November 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

what made me smile today: i put jai to bed as usual but he called out about 5 minutes later. i walk back in the dark room and ask what’s wrong, he says “you forgot my nappy, daddy”.

love that little dude πŸ™‚

although, it does make me wonder…. smart enough to know he needs one yet unable to go without.?

Melanie @ M&M
November 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I’ll share my slice with you instead! Here’s my post on Pumpkin Bread, an autumnal favorite around here.

Hope your day improves. You always make me smile : )


November 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I am going to a friend’s house tomorrow to watch the races (Oaks Day at Flemington) and I was wondering what to take. My son suggested Lazy Lady, and it worked out beautifully. I also smiled listening to music.

International Woman of Mystery
November 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

Having a bit of a crappy week so took the girlies to the markets to buy some flowers and choose gifts for their “box of hope” – a box of pressies for a needy child. It was a lovely excursion. And the fact that my iPhone just turned “girlies” into “Gurkhas” also made me smile. We have some ex-Gurkhas doing security in our building and they are lovely. There’s a slice of my day. Sorry yours was crapola, but don’t worry: The sun will come out tomorrow. xo

Ngo Family Farm
November 3, 2011 at 1:48 am

There is totally something in the air this week! I’ve been hearing/reading about (and also feeling) lots of daily stresses. And lots of talk about being okay with imperfection. I think that’s quite charming really. We are having another big snowstorm today, and I don’t have any place to be but home. That makes me smile.

Ngo Family Farm
November 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

Ha! My baby’s daddy recently put her cloth diaper cover on the outside of her pants. I thought something looked “off” πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the smile.

November 3, 2011 at 6:16 am

What made me smile today – lovely lovely view from the kitchen window, trees turning all shades of yellow orange red brown… Walking back home from school or kindergarten we come in with our hands full of beautifully shaped and coloured leaves that I then have to put between sheets of newspaper and under a BIG stack of dictionaries and other heavyweights for a couple of days. What will NOT make me smile in the next few days – the big old oak tree in our garden (probably 90 years old) has to be felled, what a shame. Big HI to IWM, I bet you can imagine how sad we are to see that tree go. And can also imagine our lovely autumn weather and colours here!
Andrea in Oberursel

November 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

My flute teacher’s daughter made me smile today, telling me all about going to Brownies on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday. The wonderful innocence of a child in my very adult-centric world was really quite awesome.

November 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

Breathe Fi breathe, and think ahead to the weekend! πŸ™‚

November 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

Oh, cool! YEAH, cherry season!!!!! I would love to find a pick your own in driving distance dont know whether the Young area is our closest…

November 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

Any minute now, dude.

November 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

Re: TypePad: [inner pickle] International Woman of Mystery submitted a comment on Slice of Wednesday

Betcha bottom dollar, gorgeous gurkha. xx

November 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I wore Sandals. In November. It felt decadent.

November 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Back at you! I owe you an email. So sad about the tree. It was a beauty. I bet the Wald looks divine now. Still about 27 degrees here! It’s been warm for so long that if it drops to 24 I’ll probably get out my boots. And my coat. xo

November 5, 2011 at 6:29 am

Sounds like you had a HUGE slice of life this Wednesday!. My husband was 3,000 miles away on a business trip so . . . while I was talking to him on the phone I picked up my Eclectus, Evergreen and Blue and Gold Macaw, Libby to put them back in their cages. Normally I give each a kiss before putting them on their perches. This time, instead of receiving a kiss from Evergreen, he grabbed my lip, bit down hard and wouldn’t let go! I was screaming and crying, my husband was listening on the phone as all the drama unfolded. Needless to say, I was very hurt and shocked at getting bitten!. I ran to the kitchen to get ice, my mouth was bleeding, the outside of my lip was very bruised and the inside of my mouth, very torn up and sore. I looked like I had Botox on my bottom lip! The swelling has mostly gone down so I can go out in public but, the inside of my mouth is very sore and ripped up.

We have a wild, lone, young bunny who has decided my garden is a wonderful place to live. I don’t know why but, he is digging up my green bean plants one at a time! So far two plants are gone! All that’s been left are perfectly round holes about 4″ deep! We’re borrowing our neighbor’s humane wabbit twap and planning a wabbit relocation project!

November 5, 2011 at 7:34 am

Tiny, fuzzy, immature green beans holding the promise of a bumper crop! That makes me smile!


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