Updated #introduction to reflect job change... I’m a Greens member of the Legislative Assembly from Canberra, Australia. Here for progressive policy-making, environment, inequality issues. Also into roller derby and other sports. If I post lots about baking, I’m probably stressed. If I post lots about my dog, I’m probably happy.
Desk shaking during first meeting of the day because #earthquake with epicentre across two state borders (mag 6 I think).
Am in the office in black t-shirt and jacket today, so I look fine for Zoom meetings, but skater skirt and DC Shoes on the bottom half because I went skating on the way to work very early this morning.
Tried out my new Moxi pads, so good to have less bulk on my knees! And the new Taylor Swift song with Big Red Machine is indeed good for roller dance / skating to.
I am not looking forward to work this week. So I am planning early morning sneaky skate sessions on the three weekdays where I don’t have early morning Zoom group workout already booked. Tomorrow’s skate session is practicing roller dance moves, and there’s a new Taylor Swift single (17 Aug release) which is quite appropriate for this.
I just baked 28 vegan apple walnut muffins, and 29 raspberry white choc muffins with cream cheese icing. Half for the office (which has almost nobody in it) and half for the kids who are studying from home all week (and aren’t really that big on the muffin snacking, they seem to prefer two minute noodles and cereal).
Covid + kids
Trying to convince teen kids that a mask mandate when they go back to school would not be so bad because you don’t have to worry as much about your skincare routine when half your face is hidden. (I don’t know if there will be a mask mandate or when school goes back, but there’s a mask mandate right now so it’s possible…)
Omg I am here and geez it is nice to be back.
Life has been hectic.
I’ve been working 60-80 hours a week, most of it in a completely empty office, eating weet bix from my desk drawer for dinner, filling out the bingo card of shit that can go wrong in a pandemic.
Shit is still going wrong, by the way. I’ve just reached enough of a point of dealing with it that I felt I could take a break to catch up on what y’all are doing here. And I’m hopeful that shit will stop going wrong soon.
Also if anyone a interested, the artwork on the wall behind my desk is “Taste the Rainbow” by Luke Cornish aka ELK. It’s from his exhibition earlier this year on protests and activism, including rallies and movements I’ve been part of. I love having it in the background for online meetings with the Minister for Corrections.
Feminist Cabal member. Former Women's Electoral Lobby Australia Convenor. ACT Greens MLA for Murrumbidgee and government Minister. Roller derby. Dogs. Authorised by me because I own my thoughts.
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