I’m just not good at remembering things at the moment. Such as the fact I left an open-ended question here, then just pissed off and left it. I’m sure you’re used to it, though.
I bought “all astonishment”, and YES I did consider “excessively diverted” but I actually thought nobody else would be able to spell it. It is available though, and I was all astonishment. Anyway, the companion piece to “all astonishment” is, as I see it, “all politeness”. I’m not, though, and I’m not rude enough either. Because I really think that would work with a really snarky subject. And not someone who would neglect it, leaving it to wither and die on barren ground. For example.
It’s a long weekend here. Yay the Queen. So far, to honour her, I have listed some things on eBay and vaguely attempted to sew some darts into a dress front. Also I have made two large batches of soup (leek & potato and pumpkin, and can I say pumpkin soup really sings if you use chicken consomme instead of chicken stock; it goes all velvety and unctuous) and washed untold loads of washing and found out that the heating works in my house, for lo, it all came on at once and suddenly I was mad hot and sweating and wondering what the hell was going on. The heating. That is what is going on. This is similar to the part when they (and ‘they’ refers to the building supervisors or overlords or whoever) turned the hot water off from 8am to 3pm last Monday, and I only remembered this at 7.58am when I had yet to shuffle my way into the shower. Quickest shower ever. Bugger the water restrictions, if they just made all the water cold that would solve all their showering problems. And I wouldn’t have to trip over a bucket ever time I shampoo my hair.