Almost the end of the month AND the financial year here in Australia. As I’ve only worked for a few months this year I have my fingers crossed for a tax cheque which will make a nice change. And keep me off the streets (ie. pay my mortgage, electricity and hefty brownie-mix bills) for a while.
After dipping a little mood-wise earlier this month I’m feeling much better** so….
What I’ve been watching
I’m still not really watching any real / live television which is kinda weird. Occasionally I’ll turn it on to look at the TV Guide but mostly I rely on Netflix for my TV fodder. It seems I’m either binge-reading or binge-watching something.
Recently I finished the first five seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine which I enjoyed. Before leaping in, I wasn’t sure about the humour but I really enjoyed the clever dialogue and scripts.
I rewatched season two of Jessica Jones so I could watch season three and am a little sad that series is now over, but hopefully Jessica will appear again in the Marvel world.
I FINALLY got to After Life with Ricky Gervais, which I’d held off because well… Ricky Gervais; but it was okay and I’ll definitely tune in for season two.
High Seas (Alto Mar) is a Spanish production which was very stylish. It’s set on a luxury ship travelling between Spain and Brazil in the 1940s. It wasn’t amazing, but the sets and costumes were kinda luscious.
And while I had the ‘audio’ set to Spanish (which I’ve worked out is the only way I can stop Netflix dubbing foreign films into English!!!) I watched In Family I Trust, a sweet movie set in Barcelona and Santa Clara which was rather predictable but helped pass the time.
Long hair don’t care
As a complete aside, I’ve been pondering the long hair thing. Jessica Jones rarely (if ever?) does her hair up. Yet she’s fighting crime. I can’t help but think it’d get in the way. I used to think the same about the Bionic Woman and now I think of it there are a few long-locked actresses who go about their everyday business with their hair out.
When I had long hair – or even mid-length hair – I never wore it out as I got hot so I figured it defeated the purpose of having long hair. (Next on the prevarication agenda: world peace.)
Speaking of hair
I had all of my colour cut out about seven weeks ago. I expected to be grey. But I was this kinda gun-metal grey. Steel coloured. It felt too dark. So I bought a cheap temporary colour to put through it. My plan was to grow it and hope that the darker colour is better when it isn’t so short.
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Of course I shared a pic of the hair dye I’d bought on sale from the supermarket for $9 and someone commented that it was PERMANENT colour. Not temporary colour. “But it’s from the supermarket!” I wailed.
Anyhoo, I’ve no idea what to do next. I had intended to grow it a bit but now don’t know if I’m gonna need to get this bloody brown colour cut out of it. (And yes, #firstworldproblems)
** Written before I had a really sleepless night during which I pondered:
- selling my house and downsizing so I had some spending money and wasn’t as desperate to find work;
- working out if I could subdivide my land and build a second house to sell (so, would initially cost money then make money); or
- selling my place and renting so I had lots of spending money to keep me until my superannuation kicks in, in 8.5yrs time.
I should note I’ve pondered on (1) for a while. (2) kept me busy during last night’s sleepless hours as I looked at potential house designs for the additional property on my lot. (3) sounded really good until I then saw pics of homewares I liked and I remembered how much I like nesting and the fact it’d kill me to live in a place I couldn’t make my own. (I think!)
What’s happening in your part of the world? Do your moods (and life decisions) change as rapidly as mine? Perhaps I could blame menopause.
Linking up with the Lovin’ life gang today.