But grumpy nonetheless. It is trashy tabloid time again. ( Note to self: I really should stop even looking at it. I don't do anger well.)
However, this time the anger isn't at the journalism, but at the story they covered, which you can view in its ugly entirety here.
Essentially a man who assaulted his wife so badly he was sentenced to 17 years' jail has asked for ownership of the couple's former home and part of his ex-partner's victim's compensation payment!!!!!.
Words fail me. I resent the oxygen used by specimens like this one. Fortunately the judge agreed.
To prove that I am not just grumpy I will move speedily on to better things. Lifeline was busy today so I came home feeling a little like chewed string. To be greeted at the door with the news that superb parrots visited us today. Aren't they beautiful? They are out of their territory by more than 100 kilometres here so we always feel privileged to see them.
And the smaller portion had put a champage flute and a piccolo of bubbly in the fridge to reward me for a gruelling day and a job well done so now I am feeling more than a little mellow. Except towards the man in the opening paragraphs (but that goes without saying).