Monday, February 21, 2005


Today I woke up at some horrendous hour like 4:30am, and couldn't get back to sleep. So I tossed and turned in bed for two hours before heading off for my Monday morning swim. As such, I was grumpy before I even walked out the door, which was exacerbated by greeting a mean looking dog hanging around our front gate (I love dogs, but am wary of all but seven or so in this place, because the camp dogs are scungy and get mean pack-mentality, and sadly, many of the whitefella dogs are trained to be frightening...) and an extremely insistent and annoying fly that dive-bombed my head from the moment I stepped outside. So I walked along feeling all sorry for myself, then as I rounded the corner I was hit with the most beautiful sunrise I've ever seen. I know, sunrises and sunsets are "just an illusion caused by the world spinning 'round", but damn, what a fucking illusion.

For ten minutes I walked along in awe, trying to glimpse as much through the treetops as I could. You couldn't actually see the sun, but a bank big fluffy clouds on the horizon topped with astounding golden outlines, and ray lines from the sun reaching out into the space above them.

I don't know if a sunrise can get you high, but I swam 30 laps after that.

Admittedly the pool is only 20 metres long, but that's still 20 more laps than the 10 I was struggling for when I started swimming two weeks ago...

Speaking of seeing amazing things, yesterday we spotted a frill neck lizard on the road as we were driving for a swim at Airforce Crossing. It saw us and ran up a tree, and we stopped to have a look. Frill neck lizards are so cool. Actually, I think most lizards are cool, but frill necks especially.

In other news, I finished my cardiganised boobholder! Woot! Well, I need to block it and add a button, but I can't do either of those things until I'm back in Melbourne this weekend. Here it is, with a close-up of the yarn for good measure.

I also finished the front of my Vest Dressed Girl number and have started on the back, so hopefully I'll have another FO picture to show soon!


At 22 February 2005 at 3:36 pm, Anonymous your mum said...

wouldn't have killed you to smile, you have such a pretty smile!

At 23 February 2005 at 12:13 am, Blogger crumpart said...

s'if my mum knows how to use a computer!

actually, i did have a smiling shot, but there was some weird flare from the sunlight happening across the cardigan, so i had to scrap it. taking photos of yourself (with no tripod as well...) is hard!


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