The Past Few Months…
See the picture above?
I took it standing at my front door and in it you can see EVERYWHERE I have been for the past eleven weeks.
Seriously, I have not been more than 250m from my front door in eleven weeks.
School, work, the park, the town deli/post office and the pub on a Friday night.
It is doing my head in.
I have not been to anyones house for a cuppa nor for an evening stroll. I have not found my bestie here. I have not been in my house without my children.
I have nothing interesting to say. I am empty of everything; I have nothing to give. I am lacking inspiration. From a parents perspective, our town is depressing.
This is my only escape; sitting on the couch out front with a book, watching the road trains go by.
A trip after school to the local servo to see the big trucks in an occasion…
I take a LOT of photos from my front door – they really are magnificent.
That building above (the old Gentlemen’s Club) is opposite our house and is where I work each morning as the town rates officer.
A photo of our house, walking back from the Deli down the road on a Sunday morning….
My evening TV companion…
The desert is so beautiful, so enveloping and sparse that it is somehow indescribably claustrophobic. I feel suffocated by its isolation.
We leave tomorrow to Perth for the school holidays, a 650km trip.
I cannot WAIT!!
We are staying with family, visiting beautiful friends, going out to dinner and being actual people with actual lives outside a 250m radius!
I also have a two day trip to Melbourne planned to see my cyber bestie . Just me and Jane – I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how happy this makes me; I MISS seeing friends face to face.
It is SUCH a luxury!
I am sure I will keep you posted and that I will come back refreshed and revitalised and ready to do another 10 weeks of the Groundhog Day that is term three in our town 🙂