Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Before you start reading, please open this in a separate window/tab. Mood music, if you will.

I've been going on walks with Tiny. Once we get the Doctor off to pre-school we pack up the pram, a number of food items (for Tiny, not me, because damn fool, that girl sure likes to eat) and head off into the big chill.

I won't lie. I have ulterior motives. I've been circling houses like a shark, looking for garbage. I'm looking for a kill. I'll toss anyone out of my way in order to get it. Tiny and I. We're rebel garbage looters. It's always on my mind. When's my next big score.

And yet, here's the problem, again. There is no garbage. Council clean up is monthly around here. And nothing except - gasp - garbage is being tossed.

Feeling totally despondent we walked up to the library instead. Three overdue books clasped sweatily in our little hands. The librarians have taken to calling us at home to retrieve their books. Guilty.

We snuck out of the library and back to the icy air. Lucky Tiny is rugged up and merrily munching on banana.
Part of keeping our walks enjoyable is exploring different areas of our 'hood. Yawn! We walk back through a large park - and to the playground for an impromptu swing. It's about as spontaneous as life gets at the moment, so we grab the swing by the horns and both Tiny and I enjoy some time looking back at the grey sky above.
Have you been walking? Exploring? Adventuring?
Oh - Tiny started walking last week too. Muchos excitement here at Chez PottyMouth.


The Amazing Trips said...

I ran - but mostly walked - a marathon two weeks ago. My toenails turned purple and my legs seized up for three days.

Since then, I've been on my bike once, watched eight movies, and consumed two dozen chocolate chip cookies.

CurlyPops said...

Talking about rubbish - my local council has canned the twice yearly hard rubbish collection. They say it's too expensive! I'm sooooo peeved.

amity ville boronia said...

At least you had a little bit of time with good rubbish. The only thing people who live around me seem to throw out is really disgusting matresses. Or wicker furniture that has disintergrated. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh your daughter is so cute, she looks about the same age as my tiny. I don't have a playground around here to take my tiny, though I wish I could. All I can say is to go to a recycle place if your looking for treasures.

Kirsty said...

Hooray for Tiny.

willywagtail said...

I notice that about the garbage at our last cleanup too. People are hoarding their rubbish because of the recession or whatever it is. I cleared out my rubbish to make way for new stuff and didn't get any. Cherrie

Home Girl said...

how annoying, i love your junking tales. fingers crossed u get a hit soon that was worth the wait. madame tiny looks terribly coy and cute. looking forward to some shots of her in action

Aneets said...

Our council did it's annual clean out this past weekend and the offerings on those in my neighbourhood were truly tragic.

Was very disappointed that I didn't find anything good.

I have been medicating with more op shopping!

Cindy said...

Poppy loves her one on one mama time while Caleb is away - and as for swings they are her favourite! A child that eats - I wish I could have one of those