Saturday, 29 December 2007

i got a new bike

very good news from mandy this week. chookers mandy. you deserve things to go well for a change. i hope it continues.

i'll get the complaints out of the way first. IT'S HOT. i hate the heat. for some obscure reason i cope quite well with it in bali but not here. moist heat and dry heat i suppose. my skin is much better over there too. not so dry.

my g/friend maz, has a job interview this week so i'm wishing her chookers.

i'm going to the chemist to get weighed soon but i'm not hopeful as i had pudding for xmas lunch and some chocolates. yes, i know that's terrible. :) we'll see.

i hope to see the kids this arvo. my daughter is moving next week. have you noticed that supermarkets don't have cardboard cartons anymore? i guess you could ask as they may be in the back. i'm hoping they settle in well and things go ok for them.

they are advertising a duster on the teev for only $60 something dollars, plus $20 delivery. omg. i wonder if people buy those things.

big news. i got a bike, that's a pic of it. it's got lots of gears and one day i may use some of them. it's red so it goes fast, except when i ride it that is. old people on bikes probably not a good look. i have to put it in my dining room coz it won't fit in the shed, besides the lizards might poop on it. i wouldn't mind a scooter. i had one when i was a teenager, loved it. then my late husband and i had one each. he used to take our daughter on his. i love them. the woman next door got one recently. she's scared of it. i must say the traffic takes no notice of you on a scooter. you have to be doubly careful. but the benefits far outweigh the negatives. you can park just about anywhere, it cost didley squat to fill with fuel. you can wait at the lights behind buses and inhale. ahhhhh. love bus fumes. negatives include being out in the weather, both hot and rain and insects. i got stung by a bee once and it hurt like hell. it went inside my shirt and stung me on the neck. it was red and angry for months. the man in the shop asked me if it was a love bite. how embarrassing. i was sad to sell them when my husband died. anyway back to my bicycle, maz gave it to me. i know, she insisted. she can't ride but had visions of riding to work etc etc. i will give her some money for it. may have to buy a gift voucher. she won't take anything for it. i will force her.

last night i dreamt that i was in bali and i rang my b/friend and he didn't want to talk to me. i was so upset. i could hear him and he told his friend to say he wasn't there. recently i've started dreaming of arriving in bali and wtf it's port pirie (a really feral town up north, hot and dry and not pleasant). stress dreams i suppose. once i dreamt i went to bali and it was semaphore. (lovely seaside suburb of adelaide where lots of lesbians live). i have the weirdest dreams, it's like i'm on some mind altering drug trip.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

a sad tale - a bit weird too

my friend maz came over yesterday and we had greek coffee and exchanged presents. She gave me a gorgeous sock for my phone, pink with cats embroidered on it. So cute, and an angel sitting on a unicorn in glass. Very lovely. I gave her an amethyst heart on a chain, a bottle of fancy Italian sparkling wine and a jewellery box in satin with embroidery on it. she read my cup again. omg. apparently i'm going to fall over, someone with the letter e is going to cause me stress (daughter) and other stuff i can't remember. i'm worried about the fall. i hope it's not down the stairs and i lay there for days before someone finds me as happened to the CEO's main squeeze at work. she had a stroke and fell down the stairs but no-one noticed for days and when they finally said to themselves A is not here i wonder if she's ok, they rang her at home, but it was too late. now she's a vegetable. but i digress. back to maz and her g/friend. They have a stormy relationship to be sure. No sex. Now for a lesbian this is an offence punishable by hanging. Lesbians like sex. Well, all of the lesbians I know are obsessed with it. Maz’s g/friend is a nutter. I couldn’t possible get into everything about their relationship coz it’s all too much. Yesterday the g/friend rang and said do you want to go out for lunch. She has never paid for anything yet and maz isn’t rolling in it so she said no, g/friend said she was hungry. Maz said I bought a lamb roast for the holidays I could cook that. she bought it thinking that it would last her for three or four meals. So g/friend arrived for lunch and maz said I’ve been thinking about what you said that I should move on and finish our relationship and I’ve decided to do that. Well, big fight ensured. g/friend walked out but before she did she went to table and started packing up the lamb roast. What are you doing said maz. You invited me to lunch so I’m taking it, I’m hungry. Hmmmm. Maz, idiot that she is, let her. Anyway, she came to my place and when she got home her neighbour came out and said a woman drove past and threw a lamb roast onto your lawn. It was true the lamb roast (half eaten) was on the lawn and the potatoes too. So maz put it in the bin. How embarrassing. Also, the beautiful plate it was on was broken coz she threw that out of the car too. It belonged to maz’s g/mother. Needless to say maz is extremely upset and hurt. The g/friend has her house keys and I said get them back coz g/friend is a nutter and you don’t know what she might do next. Maz sent her a text message saying don’t contact me again blah blah blah. What a fu(king idiot is the g/friend. She’s completely nuts but maz gets lonely and wants some company so lets her back into her life again and again. She said it’s over this time. She’s very hurt. Poor thing. Sometimes I think I’m better not in a relationship at all coz they seem to be the cause for most of our problems. I haven’t heard from maz today but will ring her later.

My sister will be here soon, I’d better finish wrapping her presents and clean some more. Have a great day everyone. It’s very grey here with a few spots of rain. Nice and cool. I bet the shops are crowded and noisy and horrible. I hope my sister doesn’t want to go shopping, but I know she will. Ahhhhhhhhh.

Friday, 21 December 2007

christmas is around the corner and i'm not ready

this is my christmas card to you

it's friday. if i had any energy i'd jump up and down from the sheer joy of it all, but i don't. i'm soooooooooooooo tired. why is christmas always so hectic? work has been tough too, but at least the bitch from hell is on hols for two weeks so we will all look forward to going to work for a change. i've almost finished gift shopping and have to buy food. as i think i've told you (i can't remember) my sister is coming down and we are going to spend a few days together. i will see the g/kids and my daughter on boxing day and my son and his family on sunday for a bbq. i'm actually looking forward to it. on christmas day we will go to my friend's house for a drink and maybe some lunch. it's all good.

my house looks like a bomb hit it. i must clean tonight. Kim is in Perth visiting her daughter and i'm minding the mansion. i told the people at work that i'm going to have a party and they are all invited. why don't you come too. :) i think i should talk her into getting a pool next year. they can rip out the tennis court. no problem. lmao. the swimming would do her knee the world of good.

hasn't the rain been fantastic today? the garden got a good soak. we could do with some more but that's ok. i cut the lawn last night, the edges need trimming though.

i just had a lovely meal. chicken in the george and vegetables. i put lemon pepper on the chicken, i love the stuff. and Worcestershire sauce in the gravy. i'm going to make coffee in a minute.

one of my 'friends' on myspace dumped me. i am so hurt. mind you i don't know this woman from a bar of soap but i did enjoy reading her page. she's made her page private too which sucks. how rude! oh well, it's not like there's not another friend out there waiting for me.

i've been doing weights so to speak. actually not as often as i'd like but still at least i've started. i also do some sit ups and a yoga back stretch. i should do it more often i suppose. i'll try.

if i don't get a chance to blog before christmas (highly unlikely) i'd like to wish you a peaceful and loving christmas. i hope santa brings you something nice and you stay safe and well. bfn

Saturday, 15 December 2007

the week that was

this is a gorgeous necklace of peridot chips.

this is the painting i got a few weeks ago of the belly dancer. noiyce

hi everyone, thank you dear minerva for her lovely christmas cards on her blog. you are a dear. i wouldn't have thought to put an individual card up for everyone. that's very thoughtful. i love mine and the one for elle.

well, what a week! i went out to dinner last night with my friends D and L. L is our belly dance teacher. D still dances but i gave it up a while ago coz i had a dicky hip and it hurt too much. i should have worked through the pain and kept going but you know. the cook was very attentive, especially to L who is very young, attractive and quite voluptuous if you know what i mean. D and L went to Egypt earlier this year for a dance workshop. the restaurant is on port road near the entertainment centre. it's east african. nice food. fantastic coffee. there was a football match on and we couldn't get a park, however, the restaurant has a carpark at the back so we went there after driving around for 15 minutes. we had a nice evening. D married for the third time last year and her husband collects shells, varnishes them and makes jewellery. they gave us a pendant each. how nice.

i've had so many early meetings this week i'm exhausted. we have a program launch to do monday and then things may calm down a little at work. i'm hoping so anyway. we will be really short staffed over christmas and new year.

today i am going to be weighed. oh dear. i don't think i've done very well this week. too many breakfast meetings. i'm taking Kim to a house in my street later on. they sell Indian gemstone jewellery. gorgeous stuff. they import it and may have a business somewhere. Kim is into jewellery big time. i think she has a room for it at home. i know she has a few rooms for her clothes. no kidding.

it rained last night here which is good. i don't think it was much though. my plants are suffering. i want to plant a cherry tomato today, i've been meaning to get one for ages.

i went to the dentist again on wednesday. bloody hell it was horrible. he stopped half way through and took an xray. seems there's another canal on that tooth so he had to drill another 3ml. doesn't sound much but it certainly seemed a lot. he just kept drilling and drilling. i couldn't stand it anymore. instead of one more appointment i have to go back for two more. not fair. not to mention the cost. to make matters worse, the tooth on the other side is a bit more sensitive to cold atm. than usual, i'm hoping it will go away, i have 'sensitive' gums so have to use special toothpaste. maybe it's just that. maybe! i must get some herbal toothpaste, it's supposed to be much better for your gums.

i'm hoping to see the kids today, i might go up for tea. i have some chockies for them. oh well, enough rambling from me. enjoy your weekend everyone. bfn

Sunday, 9 December 2007

sorry peoples

it's not possible to see the celebrity lookalike blog. shame but there you go. believe me when i say it is good.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

check out the malaysian food link on my page


it's saturday - yay

it's been one hell of a week work wise. i'm glad it's the weekend. i've been in the garden already and must clean a bit today. maybe i'll see the kids if i'm lucky. have a good one everyone.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

it's nearly christmas

hello, well it's getting to be a bit busy and hectic lately. i don't know where the time goes. i have two christmas cards already. one from my sister and one from my friend. he's just found a lady friend. his word, not mine :) his wife, also a friend of mine, left him years ago to 'go her own way'. she's just married again for the third time. she has treated him dreadfully yet he goes out of his way to help her. she is jealous that he has finally moved on and is happy. he's even put the house on the market and he refused to do that when they were married. she's had some doozy relationships over the years. i think her current husband married her to stay in the country. she's almost admitted as much. he hasn't got his permanent recidency yet.

last night Kim and i were 'special guests' at a dinner for an association Kim has been involved with. well, she was the special guest, not me. i just tagged along as her driver. dinner was lovely. santa made and appearance and get this. we bought raffle tickets on the way in and i won. THREE TIMES. no shyte. amazing. i was too nice to take the large prize on the table. we could pick whatever we wanted. i chose a bottle of champers. then i gave Kim the second ticket. she chose her prize. then i won again and i gave it to the secretary who invited us. i was just embarrassed to take all prizes. Kim is disgusted with me. she said it's my luck and i gave it away. we had a lovely evening. Kim gave me a present. it's a ring. an oval pink zirconia with two white zirconias on the side shaped like triangles in stirling silver. it's really lovely. she is very kind. we got home about 11.00 pm which is a bit late for me. i was hanging out for a coffee so i had one at that hour. i slept like a baby. i was truly exhausted. i had another early meeting this morning but it wasn't until 8.30 am so that wasn't too bad. did i tell you i've started to buy christmas presents? i have done a few, not many.

the pic is just a few :) orchids on Kim's veranda. i repotted some belonging to my mum who died in 1981 the other day and she had them for ages. i hope they don't die. it's been a bit hot. they don't look very healthy atm.