February 1943. “Moreno Valley, Colfax County, New Mexico. Dinnertime on George Mutz’s ranch.” from the Shorpy Historical Archive.
What’s the haps this week, comrades? Full speed term-time around here. One kindy boy who is fully exhausted and ready for his school year to be over, and one seven year old with a birthday in ONLY SIX MORE DAYS, MUM!! Children obsessed with poo and genitals. Keith fighting a cold. I really, really need to book a leg wax. Banana bread for afternoon tea.
Business as usual!
Some good stuff to check out this week if you’re looking for diversion:
Read: Operating Instructions By Anne Lamott – a lovely present for an expecting Mum, and a charming, funny read about a grumpy ex-alcoholic single mother who finds herself surprised and delighted by her newborn’s first year.
Watch: Monkey Grip, available on iView. (Non- Aussie readers might need a workaround to view this one.) This superb ode to hairy armpits, bralessness and 70′s bohemianism, all set to a Chrissie Amphlett soundtrack, is is adapted from the book by Helen Garner. Watch the film, and then watch this excellent making-of documentary, which features the wonderful Ms Garner as well many of the real-life people the book’s characters were based on. They tell of being arty inner-city young adults, post-Pill and pre-Aids, grappling with feminism and open relationships and community parenting.
Happy Monday folks! Take off your bra, why don’t you. Relax-ay-voo.