Wednesday, 30 April 2014

i've been a bit lazy of late

i haven't walked or done my yoga for at least a week.  it' amazing how easy it is to slip and just don't do it.  what with easter and the anzac day holiday when i had cookie over i've slipped.  however, today i started again.  and feel so much better for it.  now that i don't work you'd think i'd have more time but i don't know where it goes.  i have had appointments and have been filling in so much paper work lately.  so, i'm back on track.  let's hope i can follow through.  :)  liz is arriving tomorrow and i'm picking her up from the airport about 1:30pm.  i haven't told her about mike yet.  i almost did yesterday when she rang but thought i'd leave it until we can talk face to face.  i rang mike yesterday and he is waiting for an op that will remove his prostate.  it's performed by a robot and this means he will only be in hospital for a day or two with minimum recovery time.  trouble is the robot is not covered by his health insurance.  typical isn't it?  if he gets it done publicly the waiting time increases. the doctor said possibly at the end of the month. so i'm hoping that he has a good recovery.  signs are good that it is only in his prostate at this stage.  fingers crossed. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

don't ever call Mike

i just received a phone call from Mike's partner/friend.  she has a lot of problems with jealousy and is quite possessive.  Mike is the second husband of my friend Liz who, with her third husband, moved to Cairns to be near her daughter and grandson.  i've known Mike since the early 1990s when Liz and i studied together.  Liz and Mike are from England but that's got nothing to do with it.  are you keeping up?  :)  He's a lovely bloke, he'd do anything for you.  he's kind and just a nice man.  he's totally into boring organ music and is a volunteer at a cinema which has a magnificent (if you're into that type of thing) organ.  it's quite famous.  soooooo ... it's Mike's birthday today so of course i rang him to wish him a happy birthday as you do.  i was shocked to hear that he's just found out he has a  tumour in his prostate.  he's a bit shell shocked atm which is totally understandable and he won't see his doctor again until tuesday.  f word cancer.  so we had a bit of a chat and didn't speak for too long.  this was about two hours ago.  i thought i won't ring and tell Liz coz she's coming down to stay with me soon and as she can't do anything i thought it best not to tell her over the phone.  Liz and Mike aren't best friends but get along ok when Mike's partner isn't around of course. we were all planning to catch up for lunch together when Liz is down.  the partner, who i'll call Maisy, coz it rhymes with crazy, doesn't want him to have anything to do with Liz or anyone else from his past, even his step daughter.  well, as i said earlier i just got a phone call.  crazy Maisy said 'don't ever call Mike' and hung up. she has a deep voice and an accent and it was a bit freaky really.  i was going to ring back and tell her to you know what off but as Mike is not feeling the best i thought better of it and just laughed about it.  i will ring Mike anytime i damn well feel like it.  sorry Maisy (rhymes with crazy).  i've never had a phone call like that before, there's a first time for everything i suppose.

Friday, 4 April 2014

it's elementary

i used to play a simple little game called sherlock when my ex was around probably on window 95. yes i am that old.  sometimes we played it together over the phone.  please don't judge me :).  anyhoo, imagine my surprise and pleasure when i found it online about a year ago.  i had to buy it this time but it wasn't much and i was happy to do so.  i hadn't played it for ages when i found it on my computer the other day and started playing again.  great way to wile away an hour or two.  basically you get clues and have to deduce what icon goes in what column.  have a look at the pic and i'm sure it will be clear.  the other day i searched for it on google play for the tablet and there it was.  yay.  it's only got six columns on the tablet and for some reason (i'm not very bright) it seems to be harder than on the laptop, but i'm sure that isn't the case.  so i'm a happy little camper and amused by small things obviously.  :)