Saturday, 24 November 2012

that's weird

i get comments via my email now coz in the past i didn't know i'd received a comment unless i went to that blog and i missed them.  i have now turned on the thingy so that it lets me know if someone comments. very convenient.  however, this arvo i received an email telling me i had a comment on my crush blog, but, when i looked on the blog there was no comment there.  it was obviously spam with a link that i didn't click on of course.  weird that it didn't show on the blog.  i've googled it but can't find an answer.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

days off are good

i'm getting used to having monday and tuesday off.  yesterday, i had lunch with Mazzy who's not long out of hospital.  she had an operation but is doing well.  we went to a thai place near her and it was really lovely.  beautiful food and gorgeous restaurant.  and, of course, lovely company.  we went back to hers for greek coffee and i tried to help her put her old bed together in the spare room.  well, that didn't work.  what a mess.  none of the bolts matched and it was so difficult.  we gave up in the end.  my son will go over this morning and do it for her.  we gave it our best shot but failed.  :(  she's got a brand new kitchen which is just gorgeous.  it opens up her kitchen and dining room beautifully.  new whiz bang appliances   you should see her fridge and stove.  fantastic.  her little doggie Bo has been to the parlour and looked very swish and dapper.  bless him.  he's a gorgeous little boy.  her other dog, Snoopy, hated me.  he used to nip at my ankles and break the skin.  horrible little boy.  although, he had a lot of medical issues so, i like to think it was the pain.  dogs usually love me.  lol.  very hot in adelaide today which is not good.  i've just come back from brekky with son and dil.  have you noticed that daytime tv is dismal?  nothing to watch.  i'll have to so some housework.  :(

Friday, 16 November 2012

i had an accident

oh, don't worry it wasn't very big or serious or anything.  i went out the back to get a pot to put some avocado seeds in (i hope they grow).  i went through the gate and bent down to pick up a pot when, a gust of wind blew the gate shut behind me and knocked me in the butt.  it was enough to make me lose my balance and topple forward and then sideways into the wheelbarrow.  you know how when you trip and lose your balance and it's like it's in slow motion but it's really only a few seconds?  and once you start to fall you can't stop?  injuries?  yes, a few.  though not serious.  i have hurt my ring finger and taken the skin off my thumb. my foot and shoulder hurts, i think i twisted it.  i've also hurt my chest/back.  nothing much really. by a happy coincidence i have a physio appointment in the morning. :)  thank goodness no-one saw me coz i'd be embarrassed as well as a bit sore.  i also have a headache.  :)  i think i'll live.  a few vw pics to cheer me up.  and a kitty.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

busy day today

i've had quite a productive day.  amongst other things i've:

  • drilled some holes for more cuphooks to, wait for it, hang up some cups/mugs
  • charged the drill
  • cleaned out my linen cupboard
  • vacuumed (very rare, hardly ever happens)
  • listened to billie holiday cds
  • glued together a plate rack (wooden)
  • mowed the lawn (it's postage stamp sized but i still mowed it)
  • swept up some more leaf litter out the back
  • fixed my venitian blind in the spare room
  • went to my neighbour's aid when the builders next door dumped an old vine that was on the shed they are dismantleling on her car this morning.  she was cutting it up and it would have taken her all day. they removed it when i explained what had happened.
  • moved a pile of christmas presents into the cupboard under the stairs. finally
  • took the suitcase i bought recently upstairs
  • bought something on ebay
  • vowed to give up buying stuff on ebay
  • found an old (really old) password for webshots.  they are closing down and i have to d/load my photos.  took forever
  • went shopping and bought, among other things, two mangoes.  hmmmm.  and had to eat it the old fashioned way (over the sink) when the new mango gadget didn't work.  mango too ripe maybe.  still yum
  • withdrew some money and wondered where the last withdrawal went
  • checked my lotto ticket numbers and guess what?  back to work tomorrow for me
  • bought some seeds, coriander and parsley. i hope they grow.
  • made a few important decisions
  • bought a pack of wooden spoons to replace the existing ones which are looking so grotty
  • wasted time on facebook and reading blogs (it's my hobby)
  • didn't have to drive my friend to hospital coz she went in later than we thought and her sister took her
  • went through my kitchen drawers and my clothes closet upstairs and took 3 bags of clothes and 1 box of kitchen things to the second hand shop.  i feel just a bit lighter :)
  • and a few other things i've probably forgotten

i'm going to bed early tonight.  i'm quite tired

Sunday, 11 November 2012

my weekend

started friday night with a night time bug run.  it wasn't a long run but we ended it with a nice dinner and i met some nice new people.  saturday i procrastinated around the house.  i had a stuck drawer on wednesday in the dining room and after i emptied the cupboard (it contained lots of heavy dishes, appliances etc that i hardly use) i had an epiphany   yes i did.  i took out the other drawer and was able to reach through and release the tray that was preventing the drawer from opening. brilliant.  however, i'd emptied it and moved the cupboard into the centre of the room so, of course, i had to clean behind it and put everything back.  took ages and i'm still not finished properly.  in the middle of all this i broke a beautiful wooden goddess statue when i moved the cupboard.  bummer.  i glued it back together but, you know, it's broken now and i know it.  :(  so i did a little bit of gardening and tried to clean the upstairs windows without much success.  my bedroom one is really grotty.  today, sunday, i went up to take the g/kids to lunch and we, naturally, did a little bit of shopping.  tonight i went around to see a friend whom i haven't seen for yonks and had a little visit with her.  i'm watching a movie but may go up to bed soon.  it's quite hot up there so i've opened all the (dirty) windows to air it out.  it's supposed to be cooler tomorrow and for the next few days.  i hope you enjoyed your w/end.

Monday, 5 November 2012

the garden

after the tree disaster the other week i've been trying to get the back yard into some kind of order.  i'm about half way.  leaf litter everywhere is so hard to clean up.  the weather today is humid, windy and hotish which makes working in the garden extra hard work.  i've got a green bin full of green waste if you know what i mean.  :)  i then decided to attack the front a little bit.  cleaned up the lemongrass which is not looking very healthy atm.  oh well, it's a job in progress and as i'd rather spend my free weekends with my grandkids where i should be in the garden, well, it's my own fault really.  such a mess.  i'm listing to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole who hailed from Hawaii and had a lovely relaxing voice.  i got the cd from work and discovered him on the net but can't remember where.  he may have been on the soundtrack of the descendants movie but i'm not sure.  i'm going up to have a shower and wash my hair which looks like it belongs to a wild jungle woman who has never seen a hairbrush or shampoo.  yucko.  :)
this is a clip of Iz singing somewhere over the rainbow.  quite lovely.  RIP

Saturday, 3 November 2012

busting at the seams

no, not my wardrobe, kitchen cupboards, cd collection, beading supplies or anything else around the house.  it's me.  i feel like i've put on weight.  my clothes are just a little bit tighter.  i know i must diet, and, when i say diet, i mean cut down on carbs, processed food etc etc.  eat sensibly and cut down on serving sizes.  but ... it's so hard.  why?  why can't i eat sensibly?  why is it so difficult to start?  i have joined a team at work for the walk to the moon challenge.  basically we walk as much as possible and tally our steps each day.  we start monday.  i hope it helps me start to look after myself better.  i'll give it my best try