Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's February already!

So what happened to January?
Where did it go and what was I doing?

We are getting some blessed relief from the heat today ( thank goodness I did all the washing yesterday ) so I am bunkering in and cleaning house. We are into some small reno work upstairs, so the house is a mindfield of piles and piles of "stuff" in every corner.

Guess I have a great opportunity to get rid of assorted "stuff" before it goes back.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Woke up yesterday feeling like I had been run over my a lawn mower..with a very sore throat.
It was painful to even get out of bed, and so I dragged myself around knowing that I must have caught something.
So I headed to the doc today and found out I have tonsillitis.
Got some antibiotics, which is all well and good, but there is a very high chance of getting thrush, so I need to get a bucket of yoghurt down my throat to balance myself out again.
My mouth feels like a small furry animal has died inside of it....euwwwww..
The man says my breath smells like a small dead animal has died in my mouth.....thanks heaps..will take note and swig mouth wash before I subject myself to anyone in a social way.
Baby girl goes back to school tomorrow.
Our neighbours fly out to Saudi Arabia for two years ( husband has a posting to help build the biggest aluminium smelter in the world there )they are very excited. Will be living in a compound with all facilities virtually, nearly free.And petrol is only 17c a litre!!!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What to do, what to do?

Everywhere I look, there is my shit scattered all over the house.
What do I do with all those bits of paper?
Am "de-calendarclubbing" the house.
Need to get a handle on it.

The man still has a few months before he goes back to work, so my intention is to make the most of this extra time together.
A few short trips away?
Getting the house under control?

I also need a makeover - is there a miracle worker out there?
Need to throw out my clothes,
Need to get a hair cut, colour, something....
Need to get rid of cottage cheese thighs...
Oh it's all too much...
Bugger it!

Friday, January 25, 2008

What a Rockin' Night!

Well, the "Police" concert...what can I say...40,000 people..
It rocked!!!!!
Three old grey haired guys brought the place down.
Boy, can they still play - two hours and two encore's.Non stop - all brilliant.
We were in heaven.
Telstra Stadium was a great venue, it was so well organised. We stayed at Ryde and caught a "special event" bus to the stadium.
Fergie was one of the warm up acts ( the first one being Sting's son, who has a group of his own ) and she was fabulous. Anyone that can do somersaults and still sing without missing a note gets a tick of approval from me thats for sure.
She is so fit and such a professional performer - I have a new respect for her!

Then the Police - oh Lordy....

All our favorite songs, the crowd went crazy with plenty of oldies bopping away to Roxanne, Every breath you take,Da do do do etc...

We also saw Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban and Hugh Jackman and his wife, saunter through the crowd before the band started.
Nicole surprised me, she looks a lot different in "real life" than she does on TV or the movies, but Urban looks exactly the same. Hugh is smaller than we perceive him to be.If fact they all seem quite petite and small statured.

After the concert we walked out of the stadium and within two minutes we were back on a bus and heading home.

Today we spent the day at Darling Harbour having a late breakfast and a walk around and then we headed home only to be caught in the heavy holiday traffic heading out of the city.
Now we are back..

Have a Happy Australia day everyone!
We are having a big Australia Day breakfast with family.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Police....

We are heading to Sydney to go the the Police Concert tonight..
am very excited.
We will be staying overnight and then taking the baby's friend back to meet with her parents as they will be returning to Melbourne on Saturday.
Baby girl and friend have spent the last four days at the computer, with only small breaks to eat, sleep and go to the toilet.
I did try to do things that I thought would be of slight interest - like going to town and showing the girls some sites, but I was met with a silent indifference and I knew very quickly that it was just a waste of time.
I just thought that this young lady, it being her first time in Newcastle, might just want to have a small look around....but no, Graphic Action,Borders Bookshop and then back to the computer and Wii thank you very much...oh and dont bother us unless you call us for food..
Oh, I did manage to take them down to Warner's Bay to sample Dip n Dots Icecream. That seemed to put a momentary smile on their faces.....only momentary..
I have not had time to get my act together yet...feel very disjointed..maybe next week.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Stripping on a Sunday

Spent the morning stripping...
stripping calendars.
The process by which you remove the backs from all remaining stock so that you can get reimursed for them.This took several hours.They are now packed into boxes ready to be sent back to the company.
- now it is done and that is that.
There is no more.

Sleeping in today was brilliant!
Getting up and staying at home was even better.
It was quite a wierd experience really.
I felt that something was amiss?
Should I not be elsewhere?

At this point, I need to express my deep and sincere thankyou to all of you who have listened to me prattle on like a looney person over the past 14 weeks.
And special thanks to all that visited me and let me have a toilet break or at least entertained me for several minutes to break the monotony.
Even though, in the whole scheme of world progress, my small inconveniences have been actually just that, minor inconveniences, I have felt that the need to release hot air has been therapeutic and some of you have been kind enough to listen and to console, even though at most times, I know that I you probably did not give a rat's arse...
I am truly thankful.
Also to my ever suffering family - the man and the child and the grown up daughter for heaving when I asked to heave and for hoeing when I asked to hoe.
To the man for cooking, cleaning and sleeping next to little more than a corpse at night ( me )and to baby girl for seeing me so little that she nearly forgot who her mother was yet for still asking for hugs and kisses whenever she did see me passing by.

It is over for now, who knows what the new year will bring?

As much as it is a pain in the butt, it has paid many bills and secured our family finances for a few weeks to comes, so I must be truely thankful.

As I am to all of you for your support and lack of critical judgement..

Love youse guys...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Be still my beating heart!!!

Guess what!
I am closing one day early.
On Saturday.....
Ooooohhh I am so excited.
That means only two days left.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A beautiful brain...

Today I went to the specialist to get my head checked out.
I have been having vertigo and massive headaches for some time now -
but the good news is that all is tumor, no growths or silly things and yes...I do have a brain and it is beautiful!!!

I will persist and get some more tests on my inner ear, as it must all be a balance thing.

So don't spin me or I will slap you!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Main man Metatron!

Very strange dream last night...
I never, ever dream about angels.
But last night i dreamt about Metatron.
That was the name alright.
Very bizarre.

It felt very empowering.
I think my subconscious tries to make up for the fact that I am such
a weak drama queen in real life.

Dont know what the meaning behind this message was supposed to be.
I will be thinking about it all day.

Am very jealous of some of our witches who have been "tripping" to Nimbin and Melbourne.......jealous's so much fun, isn't it!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Vertigo head is at it again..
All it took was watching one of those video shows where some arsehole was taping a person caught in a hole in the ice while another person was trying to pull them out, but, the guy taping could not hold the camera still.
It only took about 10 seconds of watching and that did it...
Vertigo, straight away...
Woozy head, everything swirling ...all night long.
Not as bad as my super vertigo attack last year where I had to go to hospital, but enough to give me a massive headache and a feeling like I had just stepped off the Pacific Princess.

It's 7.30am and my morning walk has helped to clear my head, but I shall certainly take a tablet or two before I head out the door.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Speak little, listen much.

Yesterday was certainly not a diamond day - more like a bit of gravel.

Found out some irritating news ( work related ) and that seemed to put me in a strange frame of mind for the rest of the day.

Funny how just one thing can change your mood - although I am tired at the moment - have started to do some walking and it seems to be sapping me of any surplus energy.

So my foot is in my mouth on a continual basis, which is what happens when I am tired,I tend to say stupid things.

It is already January 8th!
Oh my goodness there are so many things that I want to do this year and already eight days are gone....I must hurry

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Yay!!! 14 days to go...

Yes folks I can almost smell the freedom....only 14 days to go!

I am back at the Cottage tomorrow with my first reading of the year and then Tuesday for my first YAAD class.

I would like to say that I have done something interesting lately...but really, I haven't....

The man did make some amazing home made tomato soup today from our very own home grown was yummy.

Oh well, you just never know what will happen tomorrow...