Monday, 31 December 2012

happy new year

wishing you all a wonderful 2013 full of good health, happiness, peace, prosperity and love

Sunday, 30 December 2012

windows 8 and holidays

i don't know what made me do it but i installed windows 8 the other night and have had major problems with it since.  it's all going along swimmingly now but it's been a headache.  firstly, my dvd wasn't recognised and when i fixed that the touchpad wasn't in my device manager but was active.  the mouse was going all over the place.  all fixed now but i really wouldn't recommend it.  it came with a special price with my laptop in june.  i thought i'd better take advantage of it before the time period ran out.
i booked my holiday last night and am going to cairns with my dil.  no bali for me atm at least .  my dil's mum and sister live up there and my friend Di.  we are staying in her sister's apartment block which sounds nice.  we plan to go out on the reef and up in the skyrail.  i missed out on both when i was there a few years ago.
my grandson is staying over with me for a few days.  we have just gotten back from shopping.  lots of shopping.  i'm pooped.  :)  daughter is picking him up today and we are having lunch.  some reposted photos from my blog

my week and a few days off have gone so quickly.  i don't think i'm ready to go back to work yet.  :)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

presents and fish

i hope your Christmases were happy and safe.  i received a herb garden from my son and dil and various other pressies.  the g/kids were happy with their loot and lunch went without a hitch.  they all begged asked for dessert this year.  usually i have to persuade and coax them to have some.  i think we all had a good time.  the weather was certainly kind to us, 39 the day before and only 26 on the 24th (when we have our Christmas lunch) .  i'm off work for a week and am busy doing up my spare room coz i got a new bed.  there's so much stuff in there.  mostly books that i'll probably never read again, and sewing and painting stuff.  there's a mountain of it.  i don't know where it all comes from.  :)  my last fishy died the other day so i cleaned out the bowl and got some more.  i wasn't paying attention and the girl gave me five of the biggest fish.  hmmm.  i have a very small bowl.  they are a bit crowded and unfortunately my favourite, pinky, died the very next day. i haven't told the kids yet.  they are dirty little things too.  the water was like pea soup yesterday, i had to run the filter thingy all day, and that agitates the water like a washing machine.  i think their days are numbered.  sorry fishies

my herb garden, i hope i don't kill them.  i am growing some coriander from seed and it's doing well atm

jourdy and ants

michael and shar


Sunday, 23 December 2012

have a wonderful Christmas season everyone

and i hope that 2013 is the best year ever bringing love, joy, happiness and good health to everyone

Monday, 10 December 2012

great news

i went for my 3 month procedure today and guess what?  i am cancer free atm.  i'm very happy and relieved of course.  my son took me in as usual and we had a celebration drink at the pub afterwards.  he's just left to go home and i'm wrapping presents.  such good news.  i am very thankful for my health.  we tend to take it for granted don't we?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

absolutely nothing going on here

i haven't posted for yonks so thought i'd better do one.  not a whole lot to report really.  work is the same.  i've had the g/kids last weekend which was lots of fun.  i went on a bike ride with ants and had an enjoyable time.  i expected to be sore in the legs and toosh but my shoulders were quite sore afterwards.  better now.

i washed the car and vacuumed it today which was long overdue. i took it to one of those do it yourself carwashes.  i didn't know what i was doing but managed to finish the job without too much drama.  i wanted the g/kids to go with me to help but will take them next time.  i did some washing and a little bit of shopping.  i've sort of finished my xmas shopping.  maybe one or two more.  the family is coming over for lunch on the 24th and we are having turkey, chicken and salads.  i've purchased the pudding already.  i hope the weather is kind to us.  :)

i contacted the council about the tree they cut down and low and behold they are not replacing it atm.  they'll look into it next year.  not happy jan.  :(  must purchase an outside awning for the bedroom window.

RIP John