Tuesday, 27 November 2007

sicky poo today

hi everyone, ok, the tattoo pic isn't really of me. i admit it. :) i woke at 5.30 am with pain in my stomach. same pain as a gall bladder attack only not quite so severe. i had GB out a few years ago and still have attacks if i take codeine. weird i know. i didn't take any codeine so don't know what caused it and i got nauseous as well. sick as a dog. couldn't go to work and had to go to doctor. three hours later i got home. doctor and chemist took forever. i've slept all afternoon and feel better now. i cancelled my dental appointment tomorrow coz still feel a bit delicate. i'm working late tomorrow. other than that nothing much to blog about. i got a lovely painting the other day of a belly dancer. all blues and greens, very nice. i may take a pic and post it. i've been thinking of taking it up again coz i need to exercise badly. i'm losing weight but not doing anything about my muscle tone.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

out to dinner

this is a pic of me and my new tattoo. it's the one on my left knee. it's a gecko. i got it in bali this year. i'm hoping to get another one on my left shoulder blade next february.
hiya, just returned from a lovely evening out with Maz and her g/friend. i feel great coz we had lots of laughs and i needed a good laugh. Maz's dog is a little shit, it used to nip at me and bark at me. now i must say that animals usually love me. i'm adorable. but not this dog. but, the last two times i've been to her house the dog is fine with me. barks when i get there and doesn't like it when i leave but other than that he's fine. she has him on medication coz he has fits. he's epileptic i think. anyway, we went to the severington lodge or something like that opposite the tea tree gully hotel. it's chinese. lovely food and we had a new champagne called something pink. it was delicious. made by borloti or something like that. it's from SA. i'm not being very helpful am i? there was a minor car accident outside the restaurant just seconds after i turned into the parking lot. i don't think anyone was hurt but the police, ambulance and rescue people arrived about half an hour later. they got the car towed about two hours later. does anyone want to buy a toyota badge? someone told me to put it on ebay. have you ever heard of such a thing? bizarre. then we went back and had greek coffee and Maz read our cups. she's very good at this but tells it like it is. but no mind, mine were all good tonight, except that she saw someone who's passed over that i'm going to dream about or something like that. now that could be anything or anyone. it's freezing out tonight. i've just made a cuppa and there's nothing on the teev except kevin07 making his acceptance speech thingy. i went around to Kim's again today to make some jewellery. she loves it. she fed me again as usual. strawberries. and then sticky rice with coconut and herbal tea with ginger. all delish. btw i went off the rails tonight re: diet. i had black pepper sizzling steak which was really beautifully done. i gained weight this week when i was weighed which is bloody ridiculous as i've been very very good again. i'm sure it's because she weighs me one saturday morning and then the next friday night. or it might be fluid. i'm looking for excuses here. basically except for tonight i've been good. Kim did give me some pineapple with kalua (?) the other night. wow it was great. there's an asian thing she does with fruit, with the strawberries today she puts a salt and chili mixture on them. just a tiny bit. now, i know this sounds weird as but trust me when i tell you this it brings out the flavour like you wouldn't believe. it's got something to do with the sweetness of the fruit i don't quite know. apparently it's very common in Asia to do this. they sell little bottles at asian supermarkets. go figure? oh well, i'd best go to bed and read i think. nothing on tv and too late to start watching a movie. have a good day tomorrow, i hope it's a good one for you. bfn

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

sad news

i was saddened to read that Les's beautiful cat Harley has passed away. He had an accident some weeks ago and I think was recovering quite well. But alas not. My daughter lost her beautiful dog last week too. She was a lovely girl. She jumped up onto the windowsill as she did throughout the day and hit her head. She's done that before too, many times. My daughter thought she looked a little stunned and kept an eye on her until she went to work thinking that if she wasn't herself when she came home from work she'd take her to the vet. My daughter's partner went into the backyard when he got home around 2.00 pm and found her dead. Of course, the family is still dreadfully upset. We love our pets and they are so much a part of our families. I still miss my beautiful, faithful and loving Siamese cat Vincent every day even though he passed on three years ago. He was 14 years old and I loved him so much. He's in the yard near the bird bath so that he gets the afternoon sun. He was such a cold little fish he insisted on getting under the covers in 'our' bed and slept on top of the heater during the winter.

Monday, 19 November 2007

nothing in particular

i did learn today that flies do it doggy style. they were at it on my rubbish bin. get out! who knew? but enough of that.

i've lost 6.1 kg. don't forget the .1, that's what i gained last week. i don't understand as i've followed the program really well (notice i don't say to a t?) i've been very good. my pants are too loose and are uncomfortable. i don't like wearing a belt but i may have to buy one. i only have one, i got it in bali for 100,000 rupes. it's a quicksilver but it's a fake for sure. i got it from a friend as a favour. i know it's way too much. i keep meaning to give it to my son or at least someone who may be able to use it. i may take it back to bali in February and give it to my friend over there. he'd wear it but he'd have to cut half of it off to fit.

my herbs are doing fairly well. i had salad for tea with basil and parsley from my garden. how proud am i? wow. the rocket i planted is not doing so well, i think it's in flower. weird as i bought it a few weeks ago as seedlings. the chives are ok i think. they dry out very quickly so i have to water them daily. isn't it great that the weather report has been amended and it's not going to be 39 tomorrow but in the low 20s all week. then it's warming up i think.

i saw my indo. teacher yesterday. we went to another student's house to view her quilts. omg, they were magnificent. beautiful japanese fabrics, all natural fibres and just beautifully done. i can't afford one so bought a handbag instead. i need a new handbag like i need another hole in my head but you know how it is. it's really very special. gorgeous.

that's enough from me for the moment. i have not been up to much. hopefully it will be a quiet week. my tooth was hurting a bit but is better now, just a little bit sensitive. have a good one everyone, hope the week is good to you. bfn

Thursday, 15 November 2007


hi everyone, dentist was ok, no anaesthetic. wtf? when he told me that i nearly died. ok he said, trust me i'm a dentist. first canal hurt a bit so he'll leave that till next time. two to go. thanks for asking everyone. i noticed last night that mandy has removed all her posts from BB. i booked our trip yesterday. yay. got the quote last night. i can't wait.

hope you all have a good day. bfn

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

thank you for answering the questions everyone

in the last post. i haven't published them for privacy reasons. i don't know what happened to some of the questions, bizarro world. it's hot here in adelaide atm. i'm going to the dentist tomorrow for the second part of my root canal. i'm nervous and don't want to go and then i'm working late. have a good one everyone. bfn
ps the photo is tuban beach behind the discover mall and these ladies are beach sellers. they sell sarongs and do massages.

Monday, 12 November 2007

50 questions

someone sent me these on myspace, why don't you answer them yourself and post them or email your answers to me? only if you want to of course. :)

1. When is the last time you actually hung out with your top #1 on myspace?
never, but she gave me a flower once

2. What's bothering you right now?
family stuff

3. Would you share a drink with a stranger?
depends, but maybe not, i probably would in bali. i do lots of things there i'd never do at home

4. What were your plans today?
go to work, go to physio, come home, cook, make coffee, water herbs i planted the other day and veg

5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop?
plain violet, the same colour as Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes. We share the same height too but i think i'm shrinking. Amazing!

7. Next time you will hug someone?

8. Where was your default picture taken?
it's not a photo

9. Do you like emails or comments better?

11. What is the last thing you ate today?
chicken and broccoli

12. What are you doing this weekend?
paying a long overdue visit to the hairdresser and go to a quilt day

14. Who was the last person to send you a text message?
my friend in Indonesia

15. If you could have two people with you right now who would it be?
Ants and Jourdy

16. Listening to?
Jimmy Barnes

17. Have you ever kissed anyone named Nick/Nicole?

18. Smell you like?

19. What do you like eating?
vegetables and yoghurt

20. Have you hit someone today?
yes, sorry Brad

21. Do you believe in a soul mate?
like re-incarnation, i hope so

22. What do you wear to bed?
t-shirt and knickers

24. Do you burn easily in the sun?

25. Have you ever been gambling?

27. What did you do last weekend?
I made some jewellery with Kim, ate sushi for lunch, visited family, went shopping, went to the airport, gardened, shall I go on

28. What/who do you miss?
mum and dad

29. What are you going to do after this?
make coffee

32. What was the last text message you sent?
probably to my friend in Indonesia

33. Have you ever had a crush on your sister's/brother's friend?
don’t think so

34. How good is your eyesight?
ummm, not very good, blind as a bat in fact

36. What was the last thing you drank?

37. Whose house did you go to last?

38. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?

39. Do you like someone right now?

40. Do you have a chance with them?
probably not

41. What do you wear more: shorts, slacks, jeans, or sweatpants?
trackies and jeans

42. What have you eaten today?
fruit, vegetables, chicken, salad and i'm going to have yoghurt or fruit soon

43. Name Three Drinks You Drank Today:
water and coffee

44. what’s the closest red thing to you?
my hair

45. What is your dream phone?
I don’t have a dream phone

46. Ever broken a promise?

47. What have you learned recently?
I have much more strength than I think

49. Favorite shoe?
i love my crocs, ugly but comfy

50. Would you ever date someone who you don't know very well?
depends, maybe

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

a day at home

i'm on toil today. time off in lieu. it's great. i have a few things to do but nothing too exciting. i am going to buy some herbs and plant them in a pot. i have so little sun in my yard it's not funny. plants need sun. if i put them in a pot maybe i can move them around a bit. sad isn't it? i'd love to plant a cherry tomato too. i have some mother in law's tongue. it's rotting in the pot so i'm thinking too much water (how can this be?) or not enough sun, so i've moved the pots. i mowed the lawn last night (it's tiny thank goodness) and the whipper snipper cord thingy broke, so i fixed that this morning and finished the edges. then the little broom and dustpan broke as well. i may have to replace them today. funny isn't it how you have no plans and before long your day is full? then i have to catch up on housework. vacuum etc. get the wax out of those jeans from a month ago. they are soaking in hot water as i type. i'm going through my clothes and getting rid of stuff i haven't worn for a year, less or more, you know what i mean. well that's the plan anyway. i wonder how much i can cross off my list today. have a great day everyone, at least the weather is nice today, after all that fabulous rain it's a lovely day. bfn

Saturday, 3 November 2007

diet - may contain traces of nuts lol

or i should say sensible eating program, but it's a diet. i got weighed today after 6 days and lost 3.9kg. pretty good. i must be strong for the coming week although i don't expect to lose that much each week. it would be nice but hardly healthy or usual.

i saw the grandchildren this arvo, they are well and happy. we had a nice visit. going to see kim tomorrow and take her some dvds to watch.

great to see so much rain. good for the garden. no new agapanthus buds yet but i was good and went for a walk this morning.

hope everyone is well and hope you enjoy your sunday. :)

Thursday, 1 November 2007

more photos of Bali


Yay, finally something to blog about. I’m so excited. I have an agapanthus bud in the garden. Omg. Let me explain the reason for my excitement, it’s a long story. I got them about, I don’t know, four or five years ago and naughty gardener that I am left them to get pot bound in tiny little pots. They looked healthy. No flowers though. Well, I planted them out in the garden about twelve or even eighteen months ago. No flowers. Then, tonight I went into the garden, don’t know why it’s wet out there, and behold! An agapanthus bud. I’m just so excited. My podiatrist, yes, the one who tells me I’m deformed, told me that they like to be mistreated. (is that a word?). he said I mustn’t feed them and tend to them, just leave them alone. That’s difficult coz a little patch of violets, who like water, is right next to them. So voila, a flower at last. They are tiny little plants, I think they are miniatures. Ha, I hope so. I am still dieting, and trying so hard to be good. AND…. tonight I went for a walk. Just half an hour but hey, that’s a start. My legs are hurting btw, but, I’ll persevere. I know Mandy is on a diet too. Mandy, if you read this, we can be diet buddies. J have a great Friday everyone, I’m so looking forward to the weekend. I’m uploading photos of Bali to an album as I type so will post the path as soon as it’s a goer. More later…….