Didn't feel too well on Saturday so didn't do much at all, mainly packed up the few Christmas decorations I'd bothered to drag out. Didn't do a tree this year as I wasn't going to be here on the day, and I totally didn't trust Ziggy not to destroy anything I tried to put up. Instead I put a large hurricane vase full of brightly-coloured Christmas balls on the dining table, and just a couple of larger objects in high places.
Also on Saturday I tried on this year's uniform issue. It's bloody awful, our uniform; striped shirts reminiscent of 60s nurses, or red plasticy shirts that don't breathe at all, teamed with lined wool-blend grey skirts and trousers. Top these off with bright red jackets that make me think I should be leading a marching band down the main street while singing "76 Trombones" and you get the picture I think. Anyway, all but the trousers fit, they'll have to be returned for another size. Everything else has been ironed and put away.
Yesterday went to see The Hobbit and while I won't give any spoilery details, I'll say two things; firstly it managed to hit my One Big Phobia. Repeatedly. (no, not snakes. My bigger-than-snakes phobia). Secondly, it's a long movie but I was so engrossed that I didn't notice the time passing. I'll definitely front up for parts 2 and 3.
It's funny, I know I've read the book but I can't remember when. I can remember exactly when I read Lord of the Rings for the first and second times, although not the subsequent ones, and I have a crystal clear memory of both readings of The Silmarillon (and no, it didn't get any better or more readable on the second go-through) but haven't a clue when I read The Hobbit, except knowing that it was after reading LOTR.
Interstate friends stayed over last night and we went to the local pasta restaurant for dinner. I had a small Pappardelle Genovese which was heavenly! Much better than cooking at home.
Back to work today and flat-out so at least the day passed quickly enough. Home to find my car registration renewal in the letterbox- $821!! I'm sure that's a lot more than last years'. And here I was, thinking how grand it was that I'd cut my electricity bill by more than half, and I could pay the saved money off my home loan. Nup, 'twill be going to the Dept of Transport and Main Roads instead.