Monday, 20 March 2017

lunch at the temple

miss lan, graham and i had a lovely day out yesterday visiting the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple at Sellicks Beach which is a southern suburb of adelaide.  the statue of Quan Yin, the goddess of mercy, is breathtaking and a sight to behold as she looks out to the ocean and has the hills behind her.  the temple complex will be spectacular when it's completed in a few years.  it's a work in progress.  it's a long way from home and i haven't been down that way since my son and i purchased my beautiful grandcat benni.  it seems that a lot of cat breeders are down that way as when we purchased my beautiful vincent his breeder, Nancy, lived down there.  i digress.  we enjoyed lunch at the temple and went shopping/browsing at the noarlunga centre afterwards.  we were going to go out to dinner but were all too tired.  :)  next time.  here is a link to more information about the statue and the temple.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

have you ever heard of tonsil stones?

me either.  they are a thing, really.  my grandson and my daughter have them.  my friend Barb does too.  they are hard calcified 'stones' embedded in the roof of the mouth near the back of the throat. they smell apparently.  even the nurse yesterday had never heard of them.  maybe they have another name.  i mention this because my daughter was in hospital yesterday having her tonsils removed.  they thought they'd have to take her adenoids too but that didn't happen. she's had tonsillitis since she was small but the doctor always said it wasn't necessary to remove them.  she is doing really well, she's in a little bit of pain and can't eat or drink anything warm or hot.  i ordered them pizza tonight and she'll put some in the fridge and have it later.  cold pizza is delish.  she was nauseous yesterday but that's better today.  i remember getting my tonsils out when i was about 4 or 5 at the adelaide children's hospital.  the lovely old bluestone building is still there.  they used ether for the anaesthetic and i can still remember the taste.  it made me sick.  they promised me ice-cream after the op and i was disappointed because it was yuck.  there were other kids in the ward with me and we were out of bed most of the time.  i probably stayed in hospital a week or more, it was so long ago it's scary.  we are having a heat wave atm and i'm over it.  it's going to be cooler tomorrow, only 36 degrees and they said on telly that march is going to be hot and dry.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

goodbye tooth

i've had a black tooth, which i presume is dead, for many years which luckily doesn't show unless i smile widely.  about six months ago a big piece of it broke.  no problem as there was no pain and no sharp edges to cause discomfort.  last night i had a maxibon ice cream and one of the little nut pieces felt extremely hard.  it was huge as most of the tooth broke off and there is only one 'crown' left.  it still doesn't hurt or cause discomfort but i suppose it's time i went to the dentist.  i have a very good dentist but he has the most unpleasant receptionist ever.  she's really a nasty person which is unfortunate as i don't want to change dentists but because of her (or maybe i'm just using her as an excuse) i haven't been to see him for ages.  i badly need a clean and now with the broken tooth i think it's time.  i'm wondering if the piece that broke off is actually an old filling.  who knows

Sunday, 19 February 2017

miss lan, my daughter and i went to the fringe parade last night.  we bussed it into the city.  i must admit we didn't see much of the parade because it was so crowded but we had a nice time.  then miss lan and i went to pick up her son on the other side of adelaide.  we didn't know exactly where to go and got a little bit lost but managed to find the place eventually.  i found the gps thingy on my phone afterwards :(  anyway, the last time i had my car serviced the mechanic said that my battery was on the way out.  it's been fine.  not hard to start so i kept thinking i'd ring him and arrange a replacement but of course just kept putting it off.  last night i started the car to come home and nothing except a horrible whining noise.  the lights all worked.  i rang the raa and they said because of the fringe and the guns and roses concert at the oval they were really busy.  so we waited.  and waited.  the raa showed up at 2am changed the battery and luckily invoiced me because i didn't have my credit card with me.  so after all of that i got home  at 3am.  so i slept in this morning, i hope miss lan got some sleep.