Well, we ended up having more of a steam releasing jam last night. Particularly as our drummer, Darryl, didn't turn up. I guess he's got his hands full with wifey and 3 kids in the quake aftermath. Nix and Si ended up staying the night, with Sam-who was quite the party animal. Or wanted to be the party animal, more to the point!
I didn't realise, but Si and Nix had moved him to a different daycare-one that was (and I mean was) in the centre of town. So, when the quake hit, he was in the thick of it all, and, unknownst to us, so was Si; he happened to be working on High St. So Si was at least close enough to get to Sam quite quickly after the quake, but getting him out of the city was difficult, and fraught with smoke/screaming/rubble and I hate to think what else. So our young Sam has seen some scary stuff, too scary for nearly 4 year old eyes, and has been a bit wobbly since.
*Oooo, just had a nice aftershock.*
We ended up with Mikel over as well, and we had a nice dinner and proceeded to get plastered, and, once we got Sam to sleep, a messy jam!
Things have been tense all round, what with people losing their homes, their businesses, and some have lost loved ones. It's a strange atmosphere to be in. As you have noticed, G and I have been going at it with a good sense of humour. We're just like that anyway, and besides, we really have nothing to grizzle about. We got off very lightly.
It's just started raining, which will hopefully settle the dried silt that is all over the city. It's been really windy, and we've been having to wear dusk masks, the dust has been ghastly.
I'm wearing, for my Made Me March contribution, a frock that I made from opshopped material and a revamped pattern that I love so much, I have used it 5 times!!!
I scored a strapless bra at an opshop in Rangoon yesterday, so it was rather pleasant to not have to wear a cardi to cover the bra straps!
Shoes-Bangkok, years ago.
Earrings-birthday pressie from Justine
Necklace-a large brass key I opshopped with a chain from an existing necklace.
Our Nix looked lovely in her fabulous, opshopped frock! Such a fab shade of orange.
Tonight we are babysitting both our nephews and our niece.
Which means an orgy of playstation, spare ribs, icecream and chocolate. Then in the morning, they'll get sausages, bacon and eggs. And maybe I'll take Maya out for some belated birthday shopping. The shop I got her annual birthday gift card for is closed after the quake, so I'll see what else she may desire.....gawd help me!
I'm having a bolstering glass of wine right now.
And totally blithering to you lot.
I might just piss off and shut my mush now.