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a bit later…   Leave a comment

So, baby’s first birthday is down, or at least the party is.. birthday tomorrow. Hard to imagine feeling like a beached whale was a whole year ago.

School holidays end soon… will be able to get back into my research. I hope so at least, I’m so out of the routine of going to uni, reading, working. If only I could be on permanent holiday. I’m sure I’d bore of it eventually.

My research is about a naturally occurring hybrid between two eucalypts found on the Murray River. Its a weird place to work, its an arid zone flood plain (seems like an oxymoron to me). The hybrids are coping better than its parents with the increased salinity experienced in that area of the river. I’ll feel good if the research I’m doing helps in re-vegetation in some way. A lot of research seems somewhat pointless. I want what I’m doing to inform decisions or provide material for fixing damaged landscapes or conserving endangered species. Having a published article can’t be a driving force.

Box Tree Waterhole- note the lack of water in said hole

I think if I could chose again I’d chose not to work with eucalypts, everything about them is a challenge. Small flowers, tall trees, tiny seeds, tough leaves. Makes working on their floral phenology and fertility challenging.  The damn leaves even make things more difficult, much harder to extract DNA from the little buggers than a nice floppy grass blade.

Stupid tiny flowers... whoever called this one largiflorens obviously though he was a funny bugger

So I guess I should make the most of my last few days of holidays… hope it cools down soon, I’m afraid to venture outside. surely I’ll melt.

First time   Leave a comment

My first blog entry. I feel so technologically savvy.

I sit here hiding from the 40 degree day, recovering from yesterday’s first birthday party. I had the realisation during the party that I’m not a party person. I like the idea of a party, but the socialising is just tiring. It seems to drain my soul. I love all my friends but I’m just not a social butterfly. I guess if baby slept more I might feel a bit different….

Short post for now, demanding baby calls!

Posted January 30, 2011 by mundanespinster in Baby

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