Tuesday, 27 May 2014

look what happened

when i was sitting here on sunday night with a free week in front of me.  yay.  full week last week so it would be nice, thought i, to spend some time at home catching up with housework etc.  that changed rather quickly.

monday - spent a lot of time at centrelink fixing up paperwork etc and rang up about volunteering at work and a local charity shop. dinner with friend.
tuesday - birthday lunch and shopping with maz.  managed some washing and not much else.
wednesday - cookie's group are performing and i'm taking daughter and grandson.  also fixing cookie's skirt
thursday - my cousin is coming over to drop off some more family (old) photos.  i'm scanning them for her and backing them up to disc.  she has thousands of photos.  it may take me a while. :(
friday - doctor's appointment.  i had a blood test the other day.  you should see the bruise.  nothing very serious me thinks.  i hope i only have to wait ten minutes again and not the usual 1.5 hours.

anthony (g/son) may come back with me on wednesday.  we'll see.  i have no plans at this stage for next weekend or indeed next week.  i'm sure that will change.  i'm back to having nana naps.  oh dear.

my dad on the right.  the child belongs to the other man.  i don't know who they are

dad as a boy.  back left.  his brother is one of the boys and his sister

my paternal grandmother.  my sister resembles her a lot

Monday, 19 May 2014


well liz has returned to cairns.  we had a great visit.  slightly too much shopping for my taste but not too bad.  i got back from the airport at 6 am yesterday morning.  it was still pitch black outside so i went back to bed.  i went to a friend's father's funeral today which, of course, was sad.  he was 90 and lived a good full life.  still very sad though.  i had lunch with maz, she made pumpkin soup from a home grown pumpkin.  yum.  i had a nice visit with her and her gorgeous little doggy, bo.  i'm his godmother.  :)  it's been nice and warm here for a week or so.  kids are all well and i haven't spoken to mike for a few days.  i have nothing new to report really.  the coffee machine is working which is a good thing and i was finally able to reinstall windows so that's good.  it's still a bit slow.  i don't know what else to do.  i've upgraded windows and d/loaded malawarebytes.  it's actually a bit faster since i ran the mb scan.  i had a big nana nap this arvo so i'm hoping that i will be able to sleep well tonight.  i've been sleeping really well since liz has been here.  it's having someone else in the house i suppose.  so, i've been neglecting my blog friends and will catch up soon i'm sure.  that's all from me for the moment.  hope everyone is well and happy

liz and i have been eating icecream whilst out shopping.  this is a sign at the old cinema at semaphore which is now an icecream shop at the front and a library on the other side.  i saw gone with the wind there a hundred years ago. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

so much has happened of late

it's a mini novel i'm afraid.

mike - is having his op today.  i rang him the other day and maisie rang back and told me to stay away from mike again blah blah blah.  you know, the usual.  then i went to make a call and she'd left me a message saying 'get lost'.  in that accent it's all a bit off putting.  so, i haven't rung to ask her how he is doing after the op.  .

liz is here for another week.  we have been shopping a lot and i'm pooped.  she's at her sister in law's for a few days.  we are getting along famously.  we actually managed to have lunch with mike the other day.  he kept checking his watch and looking over his shoulder.  lol.  he's in good spirits and should have a short hospital stay and a good recovery.

my wonderful, amazing, fabulous and excellent coffee machine tried to commit suicide today.  it made nasty noises and when i opened it the diffuser (or something) was at the opposite angle and jammed up under the water thingy.  the inside of it was hanging out.  when graham left i rang the repairer who put me through to head office and when i said it's dead isn't it, he surprised me by saying no it isn't.  he said put the water tank in, put the drip tray back in and press the button.  i'd done this fifty seven times and nothing but of course this time it worked.  he said it needed reimaging or something.  i made a coffee but i feel funny about it now.  as if it's been in an accident and it might be damaged and i can't see the damage.  you know i'm crazy.

also, i've been on the phone with the computer shop, toshiba and microsoft for about 4 hours today.  i have a re install disc now so i'm happy about that.  my computer is super slow and even though the tech. whizzed it up a bit it's still slow, esp. on the internet.  ahhhh.

i'll go to bed early and try and get some sleep.  i'm pooped  :)