Sunday, July 29, 2007

Warning! Warning! Emotionally challenged Woman Approaching!

No, it's not that time of the month - it's operation week!
The man heads off to hospital on Friday to have a hernia operaton.
That means lots of loose ends to tie up this week before he is incapacitated for about a 6 weeks during his recovery. We have heard many scary stories of what to await after the op from not being able to move even an inch due to excruciating pain, fevers,constant 24 hour care for weeks on end to mild pain,restricted movement and no lifting, carrying, or anything for about eight to ten weeks.

For anyone who does not know what a hernia is, let me enlighten you.
A hernia is an abdominal wall defect where a tear in the muscle wall occurs and YOUR INTESTINES start to poke through!

Because the tear is in the muscle wall it needs to be repaired and the intestinal bit poked back in or all hell can break loose if left to rupture.
Its a bit like repairing a puncture in a tyre.You dont want to be on that bike when the tyre blows!!!

Sounds straighforward - but apparently its quite a delicate and painful proceedure and because of where it is that means no lifting, bending, turning etc until the internal stitches have healed or they may split.

Yet another challenge for the man to endure and one of the reasons he chose to take a year off work. We have been waiting since the beginning of the year for this surgery to come around. It is taking place in the public hospital system.

So my time will be a precious commodity for the next few weeks and we will take it one day at a time.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Market Day

Yesterday “Rose Cottage” held it’s first Market Day.

We had many of our crafty ladies display their beautiful hand made items for sale while Leanne and myself did readings.

A day like this is only made special and successful because of the commitment of others - and I send out a big thankyou to the community members that gave of their time to come and support us with either their work or their money!

Bee had her fabulous bags for sale but also took care of kitchen duties. Diana sold her hand made creams and provided a yummy pasta bake for lunch. Kathleen showed us where her crafty talent comes from by bringing along her mum who had some stunning pieces on display. Eva brought some plants in for sale and graced us with her presence for much of the morning.Leanne did some readings and was bright and cheerful, as usual, and lit up the whole place with her energy.

We had cakes comming out of our ears, thanks to all that donated, and the cottage made some money from the purchase of coffee and cake!
I hope we introduced some people to the great energy of the Cottage and that they will be back for more.
Everyone that came, expressed the great feel of the place and our ladies certainly made them feel welcome.

Thank you all again -

Thursday, July 26, 2007

What colour Aura do I have ? and Oscar the Psychic Cat!

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

Did you hear about the two year old cat called Oscar who lives at a Nursing Home in England and can predict when the oldies at the Home are going to die?
Saw it on the news this morning - he curls up next to the oldie that is going next and that person is guaranteed to die within the next four hours.
True - this cat is so accurate that they have already done University tests and written papers up about what Oscar is doing.
When this cat chooses its next "victim", the nursing home staff get on the phone and call that person's family to come over and say goodbye.

Boy, if I saw that cat comming close to me I would be telling it to piss off!

They are calling Osar the "angel of death" in cat form.
How spooky - how incredible!!!!!
It's like Bast coming back to life!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Boobie Names(?) and officially F.A.T.

Your Boobies' Names Are...

Dixie and Daisy

Yes, folks sad but true - had an overall medical done over the past week and went to get the results today.
I am super fine accept.................that I am officially fat!
Yes, it's BMI is 25. something and should only be 21 so I need to move lard off my arse.
But I knew that anyway, I have been steadily gaining weight over the past 6 months and dont know why?
(Maybe the lack of real exercise and meat pies and croissants has something to do with it but I fail to see see how).
So I have been put on a diet , sort of, from tomorrow ( not today, as I still have cake and assorted goodies in the fridge and pantry and, well....waste not want not!) and then I begin.... will not be worth living.

Does any one want to start up shrinking witches again?
Cause if you do, I am there - even for a month or two??? Hmmm?????
I will need someone to hold my hand.
I cannot face the doctor in four weeks time without some progress.

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Power Colour!

Your Power Color Is Indigo
At Your Highest:You are on a fast track to success - and others believe in you.At Your Lowest:You require a lot of attention and praise.In Love:You see people as how you want them to be, not as how they are.How You're Attractive:You're dramatic flair makes others see you as mysterious and romantic.Your Eternal Question:"Does This Work Into My Future Plans?"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Which Tarot Card ARE YOU?

You are The Moon
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.
The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fluffy Bunny Night 2007

Once again, Shann out did herself by hosting a fantastic night last Wednesday - and all the girls that attended made a huge effort and dressed up and really got into the spirit of the Fluffy Bunny.
The fairies were certainly running amok and the ritual slid downhill as the minutes passed....
Thanks to all of you - Shann you did a great job and the craft was fun!
Helen added to the evening by allowing us to choose a stone straight from either Avebury or Stonehenge!
How cool was that!!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Baby Girl's winning entry

The Sorting Hat’s New Song.
Unsurity and danger lurks at every door
Waiting to pull you in.
The apple of society splintered at the core
And rotting at the skin.
Authorities are wavering
The ministry is slavering
To keep our world safe
From the Dark Lord’s wraith.
What would our brave founders do in our place?
Would they, for one second, let the confusion out-pace?
Gryffindor, bold and noble in his stride
Hufflepuff, working hard not to be pushed aside
Ravenclaw, thinking of ways, planning to overcome
Slytherin, slipping around till the final deed was done.
And so, as our brave founders would
We do as we always should.
We keep our chins high,
And calm our racing heart;
For with the Deathly Hallows nigh,
Hysteria might rip you apart!
Consider these warnings,
And be careful and brave,
Now let’s start the sortings,
To get into the houses we crave.
Practise your magic
And feel inner power click,
For the Dark Lord doth call
To the ruin of us all.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


While at Greenhills last week, I noticed that the Centre was running a competition where if you drew a picture, wrote a story or poem about the new Harry Potter book, you had the chance of winning the first copy of the book and opening the first box to be distributed in the Centre book shop this Saturday 21st July 2007.

Well I came home and told baby girl and she went...ho um....well....I dunno...
Do it...I said.
For days this went on.
Come on write something, go on, you can win....I kept saying.
I wasn't letting up.
I knew she could win.

Well, I finally got my poem.

I went and put it in.

Today she got the call.

SHE WON!!!!!

So this Saturday at 8.45am Baby girl will be interviewed for the Maitland Mercury Newspaper and will be opening the first box of Harry Potter books and will be receiving the FIRST book out of the box.


Who loves her mother now???
I will post her winning entry tomorrow! (proud mother)

Monday, July 16, 2007

I'll believe it when I see it!

Another week begins and that means yet another phone call to our insurance company to ask when the farking hell will we be getting our promised cheque for the replacement of stuff that got damaged in the storms.
"But we have some good news for you today...your claim has been approved..."
But it was approved two weeks ago..
"and we will be sending you a cheque..."
but you said that you sent us a cheque last week
and the week before that
"less than what we told you that you would get last week"

Every week the amount that we have been promised has dropped by about $300.
Every week we are told that our claim has been approved and a cheque will be comming out shortly.


A Ms.C ( alleged supervisor ) was then sacificed by her peers (you do it, no you do it, no YOU do it ) to listen to my tirade of ranting and abuse before she could interject with a pathetic, " and what would you like me to do for you?"

Please, I am losing my will to live here.....
Yes..another promise made.
Another cheque will be sent.
I'll believe it when I see it.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Have a nice day!

Well, this morning started really well.....It was market day and I rolled up at Adamstown markets early to try and find a spot to park as all the regulars park at probably 4am to secure a park close to their sites and I spotted one park on the main road side so I parked there. But it meant that I would have to cross the main road with all my stuff ( several trips ) so I went for a walk and found a park round the back. I got into the car and drove to the spot and drove in. As I was getting out with my stuff a lesbian and her girlfriend came up to me and abused the shit out of me for parking in their spot...
"You drove straight in front of me you bitch and parked in MY spot!"
"Did I, I didn't see you "
"Well, what sort of a PSYCHIC ARE YOU?"
She had been sitting on the other side of the road and must have seen the sign on my car and decided that it was very important to RUB IT IN MY FACE"

I went all shades of red and purple as steam started to rise from under my white skivvy!
There was no point in engaging in conversation with this tart so I told her to have a nice day and stormed off, to several other choice expletives being thrown at me by the both of them.
I have nothing against lesbians, but I do have something against arrogant angry women with "the world revolves around my arse issues" at 6am in the morning.
Have a nice day indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goddess bless that I never see them again.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harry Potter Hysteria!

I had a moment of unreasonable thinking!
I was considering going to see Harry Potter at Glendale Cinema today....but..
I could not even drive INTO Glendale yesterday - the traffic jam was horrendous.
When I got into the gridlock it took me another 15 minutes to just do a loop and drive straight back out.
SO Harry, you will have to wait!
My ho-ing is comming to an end this weekend and I will have a bit of a breather...the extra money has certainly come in handy.
The Lord and Master of my Universe is slashing and thrashing out in the back yard in preparation for our $10,000 revamp of the retaining wall.
We had more bush over the back fence then in front of it - which is an unfortunate place for bush to be found, so it has had to go.
Back passage still has bamboo in it, for anyone asking!

What a year it has been!Happy blogging anniversary to me!

Monday, July 09, 2007


The plot thickens....
First it was Anchell who needed to get cracking.
Then I told her that I had some and she could come over any time.
Then Raihn admitted that she really needed to get cracking too.
I told her that she was crackless..but she pretended not to admit to it.
Now Rylah said that she has found the Cracking shop in Mayfield...
bu that we should not go there...
Has anybody been there other than Rylah?
Is the cracking not good enough?
I have PLENTY of cracking and so does to clear up this mess just come and ask us and we will sort you out!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

One wave short of a shipwreck!

Somewhat tired today....getting up at sparrow fart does drain an elderly lady like myself!
Markets were ho - hum today (note...I am still ho-ing!)
But I did sell two suncatchers which I made weeks ago and had no takers until today!
So am very pleased.
Little Kathleen faded at the end and we had to send her packing. Diana sold some creams, Deb made a million bucks ( smirk ) and we had a visit from Kristy and the Captain and oh Crackingless one's husband and son ....( you can ALWAYS get cracking at my place! )
It was freezing until the sun poked out about 11.30 and by then it was time to go home.
Another magnificent Sunday.....
Good company...some laughs....some sales..
It could be worse!

Friday, July 06, 2007

I HATE our Insurance Company...who shall remain nameless to avoid litigation!

Our insurance company told us that we could go and purchase a fridge to replace our one which went up like a firecracker after the storms a few weeks ago.
"Go ahead, buy a replacement, as long as it's the same size as the one you currently have we will refund you totally."


Now they are saying that they will refund us for the amount that THEY say that the fridge is worth...not how much we bought it for in the shop!

We were also told that we will have to wait 2-3 months for any repairs on the house caused by the storms. So we asked whether we could get a quote from our own repairer if it was going to get done more quickly...they said long as their quote is cheaper than the insurance company's estimates.
So we asked....well, what is YOUR quote..
to be told,
"We wont tell you"...
So how do I know if my quote is going to be cheaper than your quote?
"You don't"
So you are asking me to spend money on getting quotes in the hope that one of them may be close or cheaper than yours, before you consider someone other than the allocated repairer doing the work.
But that means that we may have to wait three months......
"Tough tities!"
Thank you Mr Creep shit bastard rip me off insurance company stinking call centre employee....

Thursday, July 05, 2007

People! Get a grip!

Kmart had their toy sale on yesterday. It started at 12 midnight and went all night and all day...when I walked into Greenhills at 8am this morning I went and got a cup of coffee before I started work.
A woman dashed up needing a coffee quick - the staffer asked her why was she so out of breath, the woman said that she had been at Kmart all night long standing in queue to lay-by her toys and then she rushed in to Big W this morning to do exactly the same thing. Someone was minding her spot in the queue as it wound its way throughout the whole store and out the front door.....
Why do people go so crazy....?
I saw shopping trolley, after shopping trolley stacked to the top with toys being carted out of the centre all day long.
Where do people get all the money?
And do kids really need all those toys?
It's only July, I hope people will be able to pay off all those laybys before Christmas.

I walked up to my stand and uncovered an edge to place my bag on the table and put the float in the cash register - I "inadvertantly" exposed one book, yes, ONE BOOK and some crazy woman appeared from nowhere and started pawing at it.
The rest of the stand was totally covered. I was not open. I did not even look remotely open.
Yet this moron decided that one exposed book was fair game!!And she HAD to look at it.
I humpfed and spluttered at her, and gave her the evil eye, as if to say,"MOVE AWAY FROM THE TABLE BITCH"....and she did.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Your Gemstone is Emerald

Balanced, liberated, and peaceful.
You bring luck into any situation.