Saturday, 28 February 2009

can you read this?

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hiya, yes it's saturday and not bad weather wise. washing is on the line. i've got to vacuum in a minute. just had some watermelon and nice indo. coffee. liyana is coming over tonight for chicken salad and my cousin is coming over tomorrow for afternoon tea. have to go to the shops and buy salad things and something to give my cousin. i haven't seen her for years. i actually went back to bed today coz naturally i woke up too early and i was just exhausted. too many early mornings. feel heaps better now. enjoy your day

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

what a nice day i've had

it's my first day on part time hours. i've gone from full time to .8 which means i work four days a week instead of five. big pay cut but tax should be much less (let's hope so anyway). firstly an explosion at 2.00 am. was it a dream? no it was real as there were voices and more noises afterwards. i don't know what it was but i woke and my poor little heart was going really fast. i finally went back to sleep and my son came over as promised and we've shifted my bedroom around. the bad part is i have to go through my stuff and as you know there's a lot of it. clothes mostly. another bad thing, i had some fave pants but put them away coz they were too small, i was going to donate them to the second hand shop. they almost fit me again. i'm very bloated atm but i've been eating the wrong stuff as usual and voila it's coming back. so go slow and think before i eat (sorry, note to self). i went to physio and had acupuncture. feel great. went to shops and got pumpkin sushi for lunch. wow, fantastic. i had a cappuccino which bloated me again. i got some nice white musk incense which i'm burning inside instead of near the front door outside. so far so good (allergies). i got some mint tea and some organic ginger and lemongrass tea. my fave. just got home and it seems that although it's going to be 39 degrees tomorrow there will be a change and only 34 friday. now that doesn't sound like good news but it's better than 41 as previously forecast. so that's my day so far. quite good. it's back to work tomorrow and friday but then it's the weekend. enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

library disease

i have the urge again. the urge to purge, to clean, chuck out, tidy and generally declutter. there's that word again which didn't exist a few years ago did it? the spellchecker doesn't even recognise it. clutter, mess, call it what you will. possessions. too much of everything, except maybe youth, money, sex, no we won't go there just now, let's save that for another blog. anyway, i'm in a cleaning mood. everything is messy, even my computer, so i've been sorting, deleting all in readiness to reinstall and hopefully get back to a reasonable speed, it's so slow atm it's not funny. i even put the hundreds of shortcuts on the desktop into, wait for it, a new folder called 'shortcuts'. btw, i call it library disease because that's when we go nuts and weed/cull all the old books etc, everything in it's place and a place for everything. my mother and sister live/d by this principal, whilst i, on the other hand, never quite make it, but i have the very best of intentions. i know what you're thinking. why doesn't she just do it instead of blogging about it but my theory is that if it's written down it somehow validates it and, therefore, i'll actually do it. what bs that is but any excuse in a storm.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

blog surfing

let's go surfing now every body's learning how come on a surfing safari with me la la la. one of my fave things to do when i am bored (not often) is blog surf. it's a no brainer really. go to one of your regular blogs and then go to one of their faves that you haven't been to before and so on and so on. keeps me amused for ages and sometimes you find a real gem. sometimes not but hey that's the way the tim tam crumbles. i'm watching two and a half men and i can't believe how much the kid has grown. he's turning out to be sort of cute.

yoga week 2

last week lulled me into thinking i could do this. this week it was hard. we are building up to do the salutation to the sun. i can't do it. it's hard. i hate it. it hurts. but... i know i have to keep trying otherwise i'll never get stronger/better. i have no aches and pains and slept really soundly except that i woke too early and couldn't get back to sleep so i'm tired (and grumpy). :( must practice throughout the week as i think once a week is just not enough. i've decided not to watch morning tv as i get ready for work coz it's just major lame. i can't stand it anymore. who is worse koshy or karl? i can't choose. who do you watch? i'm listening to nina simone instead. much better for me than that dribble. i'm not sure but i think it rained last night.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

my son

i love my son. i don't see as much of him as i'd like. he's busy and i'm busy. we are all busy these days. i couldn't finish mowing my lawn yesterday as it was longer than usual because of the heatwave and my shoulder was just too sore. the bloody lawnmower is a push one which is ok because the lawn is quite small but i couldn't push it through the long grass as the wheel just seized up and i don't have the strength. how sad. anyhoo, i rang my son and he came and finished it for me bless him, he did the edges too and cleaned up the paths. then i asked him to put some broom handles together so that i could clean the windows upstairs. they were so dirty i couldn't see out of them. before i knew it he was going up the stairs and taking the screens off and was out on the roof with a bucket and cleaning supplies. wowsers, talk about action man. he then put a little shelf thingy over the sink in the bathroom for my toothbrush etc. sometimes he's the best son. i made noodles today (again) and a nice chicken harissa thingy. very spicy but delish. i've frozen it for another day. i love doing that, come home and heat it up instead of cooking. brilliant. i've had a shower and watching the teev. got to go to the dentist after work tomorrow but just for a check up. hope your week is a fantastic one. i forgot to mention that i ate my first tomato tonight. half of it was burnt from the heatwave but i cut that bit off and it was amazing. truly yummy. i'm so proud, there's four more on the bush. i hope they ripen

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

marbles amongst other things

i'm sitting here with my feet in a bucket of soapy water with a lot of marbles in the bottom. instant shiatsu foot spa. phoebe from work recommended it. i like it. i'm very tired and my chest hurts. the other night at yoga i stretched my arms which were interlocked at the time over my head and i got this massive pain around my chest like a cramp or stitch. it went away after half an hour or so so i didn't think too much about it but it's hurting today. i've obviously pulled a muscle or something and i'm sure it will go away soon. it's cold in adelaide tonight, i'm hoping for an early night but liyana is coming tomorrow night after work and i have to clean so i don't think it will happen but you never know. water in bucket is getting cold so i'm off to watch the mentalist.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


i went to my first class last night and was pleasantly surprised that i could keep up and only had difficulty with a few poses. it doesn't seem to be the traditional poses that i am used to (downward dog etc). i slept soundly and didn't want to get up. that's a good sign.

Friday, 6 February 2009

a lost lettuce and annnnnnnticccccccipaaaaaation

how can you lose a lettuce? i've managed nicely thank you. it was in my fridge (natch) and now it isn't. i put some in a salad the other day and now i can't find it. maybe i threw it out or it's rotting somewhere in the kitchen (it's a small kitchen), maybe i put in the the cupboard. i'll let you know if i find it. and as for the other part of my title, the cool change is expected at lunch time tomorrow. i can cope with this, less than 24 hours to go, it's easy, sleep downstairs tonight and stay in the lounge room (air con) until lunch time and then open the house. i can feel the cool breeze now.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

a sad loss

my sanity, no that's not completely gone yet but give this 40+ heat a day or two more. i'm talking about a tree. as you know i live next to a park which sounds great doesn't it? it's not as good as it sounds. firstly there are dogs and their very early rising owners. make that early rising and noisy. it's them and the dog at 6.00 am. why is it necessary to talk to the dog so loudly at that hour i ask myself? then there are the kids (and their owners, sorry i mean parents) they make slightly more noise than the dog owners. before i start to sound like a complete old grump, once i looked out of my bedroom window and a couple had laid a picnic on the grass below, they were reading and relaxing on a blanket and pillows. it looked very romantic until they started to argue, loudly. once there was a beautiful fairy birthday party with lots of little girls in pink and their mums, also in pink, with balloons and cakes and lots of netting (pink) decorations. i wish i was invited. :) then there are the trees. four of the most wonderful trees you've ever seen (i don't know what they are, i'll take a pic) and two aussie natives that were outside my window. actually there was another one ages ago in the middle but that fell over one dark and stormy night. the trees that were outside my window hardly gave my bedroom any badly needed shade in the summer time. they were a bit sad really and a bit sparse. nothing special really. now the reason for the title of my post tonight. one fell down. probably from the dry earth but that's just a guess. now there's only one trying it's hardest to keep the late afternoon sun from heating my bedroom. well it's not doing a very good job really. they took the poor dead thing away today. cleared it all away, now there's just a bit of extra view of the cemetery to enjoy ??? i've asked the council to plant some more trees but they won't. wouldn't you think that would be a priority in this day and age? maybe i should contact the trees for life. they'd help me. so that's the sad loss, it's not important really when there are far more important issues in the world but i really would like another tree or two planted in the park next door.

kiwi fruit, ants and perfume

i bought a kiwi fruit yesterday. it came all the way from italy. ??? yesterday i had millions (i counted them) of ants in my kitchen which is not terribly unusual this time of the year. i put down some antrid and voila they are gone ........... to my car. yes my car has ants which makes for interesting driving. i may go and see benjamin button on saturday and i'm hoping to see the grandchildren as i haven't seen them for nearly two weeks. only 33 in adelaide today but tomorrow back to 4o before a much cooler week next week. the floods in queensland are on the news again and i feel for the people up there trying to cope with the damage to their homes and properties. don't ya just love living in australia? the other two bottles of perfume arrived from the us yesterday so that's good news. i smell great again ahhhh

Sunday, 1 February 2009

my new grandson

i saw the new baby last night. ahhhhh. he's just so adorable i couldn't believe it. his name is benny and he has the most placid nature, so sweet and loving and yes, i did get a bit allergicy (new word), needed the puffer and skin went a bit tingly. i'm in love.