I’m giving myself the Terrible Blogger Award –
I haven’t been blogging for ages – and yet, there is so much to blog about!
I’ll try and catch up…

We’ve had strikes at the university for over 10 weeks now – number one son hasn’t had classes since before Christmas, and he’s in his second year of psychology studies. Number two son (second year biology studies) has had about one week of classes since Christmas. Both are bored and worried about exams and passing. Both have drowned their boredom and worries in marathon computer games with friends (also out of classes). I’d go crazy – but they are awfully helpful around the house so I’m actually not complaining – I’m just worried for them.
There seems to be no solution to the problem, and no end in sight. We still don’t know what will happen with this semester.

Work is going well – I’m swamped, actually, with no time to write fiction, but a huge translating and illustrating job is on my plate, along with the usual jobs so that’s keeping my busy.
Daughter is doing her pony club thing – lots of horse shows, and she’s done so well this year she’s landed herself in the national finals. Whoot! We’re quite proud, but the horse shows take up a lot of time on weekends, and I feel as if I don’t get anything done.

I’m also feeling sorry for the poor kid they caught and who is going on trial for piracy – anyone else think it’s cruel? Nevermind – he’ll probably be better fed, cared for and treated in a US prison than free at home in his country – but just thinking that makes me depressed. What kind of life can he have? I do think that the rich are far too rich and the poor far too poor. It’s exaberated by the fact we can see how everyone else is living via TV and internet. Life is definetly not fair, and if there is a god, he/she is doing a crappy job if the job entailed making life good for everyone.

And the poor polo ponies that were killed by lethel injection in Palm Beach – what a terrible thing to have happened. No, polo is not regulated like racing – yes, it should be. No, it wasn’t done on purpose, and no, it doesn’t excuse the fact some idiot made a deadly mistake. If a horse is well trained and well fed, it certainly shouldn’t need any kind of supplement or vitamins. As for steroids and pain killers, don’t get me started.

My poor Labrador is ill. She has some sort of intestinal infection (I won’t get into details…) We think she ate a hedgehog (Labradors are not the brightest bulbs in the dog-family chandelier) and so she is on a strict diet and antibiotics – and she is perfectly miserable (about the diet).
Out dachshund sympathises, but doesn’t go as far as sharing his food.

Hubby is home from Spain and we played 9 holes of golf yesterday just because we felt like it!