Sunday, 25 October 2009

just stuff

i haven't been on the wii as much as i'd like. i like tennis. playing those little muppet people is quite addictive. leaves me puffed so it must be something of a workout and therefore good for me. my g/daughter is excellent at boxing. the kids love it. although the telly is in mortal danger of getting damaged. esp. when daughter was playing it yesterday. boxing and tennis. bloody hell she was swinging around the lounge room like a kid on too much red cordial. i had to keep sending her back to her corner. hahaha on another subject entirely, i am looking for a mattress. you'd think it would be fairly easy but i'm not having much luck so far. can't make up my mind. what do i know about mattresses? not much. and they are so expensive these days. we bought this one in 1983. wtf? i hear you ask. it's in excellent condition but i'm afraid not as comfortable as it could/should be. my friend Maz has the most excellent bed. it's really high so that you just about need a ladder to climb on board but once up there it's like being on a lovely fluffy cloud. so comfy. i want one. oh well, i'll keep up the good search. my Perth friend was kind enough to send me some of my bali coffee recently coz i can't find it anymore in adelaide (have you heard this story before?) anyway, the coffee she sent is the same brand but a different variety. at first i didn't like it at all (anyone want some bali coffee) however, i've made it a different way and although it's not quite as nice as kopi murni (this is kopi bubuk) it's ok i spose. Jackie from work is in sydney this week and i've got her on the job too. surely she will find some, she's staying right next to Chinatown. i'm hoping so. weekend is nearly over so should get ready for another week at crazytown aka work. i'm listening to the wonderful mr ray charles atm. sublime. it's the genius loves company cd made after his death i think. good listening.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

we got locked in

my lounge room on saturday night. my g/son was staying over and i was cooking tea. luckily i turned off the stove to wait for the veggies in the microwave and came into the lounge and put the heater on. i closed the door behind me to keep the heat in just like i do every night of the week. i heard the microwave and got up to finish tea and that's when the fun started. i just couldn't open the door. it turned ok but nothing happened. of course i thought that something had fallen in front of it. very strange. i managed to get the doorknob off but that didn't improve matters at all. didn't make it worse though thank goodness. we pushed and pushed, wiggled the door knob and decided that we'd best call for help. luckily i'd turned the stove off and we had the phone in with us. there's one upstairs too so that was ok. we rang my son who came over but took for ages as he got stopped by a freight train that stopped over the intersection and blocked the road for over fifteen minutes. they eventually got here and my son started to take the pins out of the door. he worked with a locksmith for about a year years ago so he knew what to do. how lucky were we? i must admit i was starting to get a little bit panicky, Anthony was fine throughout. he wasn't worried. i was very pleased to see my son and his family and will get the door fixed as soon as possible. Anthony and i went to the museum which was great although he insisted on taking the stairs all the time and i prefer the lift. sore hip and legs lately. we went on a popeye ride from the zoo to elder park and walked back. that was really nice. we saw a pelican and lots of baby ducks. next time we are going to get a paddle boat. the river was pretty dirty too. all in all we had a great weekend. i hope yours was good too. it's nice to see daylight saving start. it's still light when i get home for a while. i did the washing tonight. enjoy