Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Que sera sera......

Hey there, Bloggers!

I hope this post finds you all in a good place.

Life is a little............... interesting...... for us at the moment.

I have my interview this Friday. And I have decided to take Jacqui's advice and wear some lucky yellow undies. That should help.......
And as well on Friday, I have the Dementia education seminar..... busy.....

But before I get that far, there is something that I really need your help with.

Beloved's dad, Poppy Don, is due to have surgery tomorrow at the John Hunter Hospital. It's a very risky procedure. So risky that Poppy Don's surgeon won't do it. But Poppy Don's had enough. Enough pain. Enough discomfort. Enough of not being able to do what he wants to do. What he chooses to do.
That's not to say that he has enough of living. Because that's the point. He can't live the life that he wants. And if the surgery is successful, then maybe he can. And Poppy Don is a big boy now. He turned 80 not so long ago.

So please everyone, help us with some positive thoughts, prayers and wishes.
Because like Celine Dion's song, we want Poppy Don's heart to go on. We are just not ready to say goodbye just yet. And neither is Poppy Don. He won't see anyone tomorrow. Not even his beautiful wife. But we will all be around, very close by, just in case.

So, I will be in the Newcastle locale until Friday evening. folks.

While we wait.

But as Poppy Don says... "what will be, will be...."

"Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see, Que sera, sera......"

My heartfelt thanks, Bloggers.

I'll keep you posted.

Love, the Blogmuggle ;0)_____________________________________________________________________

Friday, July 27, 2007

So then I took my turn, Oh all the things I've done; And it was all yellow.........

G'day Bloggers.

Let's start with a Coldplay song....

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I've done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know
you know I love you so
You know I love you

So I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh all the things you do
Cause you were all yellow

I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know for you
I bleed myself dry
For you i bleed myself dry
It's true
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine
look at the stars
look how they shine for you

And the point of this is................

What Color Is Your Aura?

Your Aura is Yellow

You're a deeply happy and content person, and you enjoy sharing your cheer with others. While you may seem like a simple optimist, there is a lot of thinking going on inside you. The purpose of your life: bringing joy and a better life to others
Famous yellows include: Conan O'Brien, Jenny Mccarthy, Jim Carrey
Careers for you to try: Athlete, Actor, Yoga Instructor

Does this sound like me?????

On a different tack, I have a job interview next Friday morning at the Aged Care facility at Waratah that I mentioned in an earlier post. It's going to be a busy day. I'm already booked into a Dementia Education day at Waratah-Mayfield RSL. It strarts at 8.30am, and my interview is at 9.30am. At least I'll be well informed....... and having to be back at the seminar means I'll keep my mind occupied, rather than churning it over and over.....

And I get to wear my Very Powerful Suit again......

I'll keep you posted

Be safe and happy.

Cheers 8-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My lovely lady lumps........

I decided to see what my boobies names are. I can't show the actual link and resulting names, because I am too un-clever and computer-stupid.

I typed in Cynthia.

My boobies are named "Breastasaurus"

I typed in Cyndy.

My boobies' named changed to "Venus and Serena". Well at least they had a name each.

So, then I typed in Darren. Because.... well, why not?

Evidently, his boobies are named "Dixie and Daisy".


Let the sun shine in..............

Good Morning Bloggers!!!!!!
We survived the weekend.

It was all good.

VB helped his team to win their leaugue game on Saturday. Then he had a great time at his friend's birthday party on Saturday night. He slept over at friendds' houses Saturday and Sunday nights, then went straight to school on Monday, so we didn't see him until Monday evening. But he is happy, and not concerned about being abandoned by us.

The boys had a great time riding on Sunday.

And GG and I had fun at the warehouse outlets at Homebush Bay on Sunday.

And IKEA. What can I say about IKEA?


Those Swiss people are such whizzes at design; so clever and inventive. And things are so reasonably priced. I have my eyes on light fittings, mirrors, and a kitchen. I'm not sure if I want to order a flatpack built-in kitchen, or whether I want free-standing units. I fell in love the the beautiful practicality of the free-standing ones. But whether or not this adds value to our property, and that's the bottom line, I don't know. But I do have faith in my ability to make it look like it belongs there.
On the job front; I was unsuccessful in securing a traineeship with Hunter New England Health. But they rang me to see whether they could recommend me to another Nursing home in Waratah who wants an enrolled nurse trainee. So it's not all over yet.

I've got to go.

I'm off to have my breasts squashed in the aim om of checking out their state of health.

Have a good day.

See Ya!!!! <3

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Life in the fast lane....

Well. It's quite a while between posts. I've had thoughts that have entered my head, and I've thought "That would make a great blog". I've planned and drafted it all out in my head. But I never seem to get around to typing it up. So, this is the mediocre stuff that you end up with.

I had the flu last week. I felt less than good, and forgot to go to a retirement dinner on Monday night, but I DID remember to take GG to the railway station. I came home from work early on Tuesday. I slept through most of Wednesday, then went to work on Thursday, only to leave to come home again earlier than the usual time. I was relieved that I had made myself unavailable to work in my casual job in Muswellbrook on Friday. The boys stayed at PP until late on Thursday, so it was very quiet at home. And I still didn't blog. But I didn't have to cook either. Does porridge count? That's all I could be bothered with.

Saturday, VB played rugby league in Muswellbrook against Swansea-Blacksmiths. TheSwansea boys had no reserves, and played like trojans, but were beaten by our boys on the day. On Sunday, we spent the day in Newie to celebrate my Father-in-law's 80th birthday. He's had a rough last 25 or so years; heart attacks, two major valve replacement surgeries, white-tailed spider bite, prostate cancer, and a myriad of complications from any and all of the above. Don is an absolute gem, and I love him dearly. He's bet Beloved a case of Crown lager that John Howard will win the next election.... but don't hold that against him. His birthday party at Cardiff RSL was a surprise, and he had a great time. As did we.

Afterwards, after dropping GG back at Nanandpop's, we called in at Marc and Lisa's so Marc could share his building expertise with us. We have finally had our plans for our additions drawn up, and the builder has quoted us about $140 000 for about 80sqm of living space, and 15sqm of verandah. Some project home building companies are advertising that they can build a complete 232sqm home for the same price. This includes a new kitchen, bathroom and ensuite. Our addition includes a kitchen and 1 bathroom only. Even Marc raised his eyebrows. Maybe we need to deal with another builder... but .... I contacted 8 builders when we first wanted to do this almost 2 years ago. This guy was the only one interested in actually dealing with us. 5 others never bothered returning my call. One went to the trouble of coming out and measuring up, but never bothered with providing us with a quote. The other builder, who was interested, said that he would charge between $300 and $500 to prepare a quote..... And the builders up here complain about the project home builders stealing "their" work..... I haven't gone any further with it this week. Living and work have gotten in the way. And maybe it's just too hard to think about at the moment. But it would be preferable to not have to spend another winter in the garage. It's our own fault really. Fancy wanting to have ceiling heights that match the original 3.3m ceilings?????? Ridiculous!

I worked an evening shift at work tonight, after someone called in sick. So, I worked from 8.30am until 7pm. No penalty rates, just extra hours, and maybe some brownie points. I need a good reference (hopefully) for my traineeship....... Beloved is on the job, and probably won't get home until 2am tomorrow. He left at 6.30 this morning. It always worries me that he has to drive home after such a long stint at work. It's one of the reasons that we haven't moved closer to Newcastle. Before we bought this house, which, by the way, is named "Stella", after the original owner, we tossed about the idea of moving down Maitland way so that we could be nearer to family, but decided that the travel to work for Beloved could become too much. His job is basically on call 24/7, but the hardest part is that he has to drive to the depot to pick up his crane, and then he may have to drive for another hour to reach the job site. And then there's the return trip. Way too risky for me, my friends. I only have one Beloved.

This weekend is shaping up to be ludicrous. VB plays league at Central Charlestown at 1pm. He then has to be home to attend a birthday party at 5.30pm. Then we will drive back to Nanandpop's on Saturday night as the boys are riding at PP on Sunday. The reason that we are going back to Nanandpop's is so that we can pick up GG from a friend's party at Warners Bay early Sunday morning so that she and I can go to Paddy's markets at Homebush, and then to IKEA... that's 6.30am early, folks. ....
Like I said: ludicrous. Otherwise, the boys could just take the shorter drive down the Putty Rd and back on Sunday........ It doesn't make sense. But then, what did I ever do that does???

Life in the fast lane......... It's not always the best place to be driving your life from. As exhibited in last Saturday's episode of "Dr Who"........ which I finally got around to watching last night while cooking tea.... We need to watch out for the crustaceans....and stop to take the time to breathe.... and just be....

Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane, everything, all the time
Life in the fast lane.... yeah

I'm totally shagged. I need to go to bed. I think I'll take my own advice.

Goodnight all. :)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Ain't no sunshine......



Phew! It's Monday morning.
The weekend has gone. And it started on Friday for us.

We set on in the wee small hours and dropped GG and Scorpaboy off to spend the day with friends at Maitland. The friends were still in bed, actually. Then Beloved, Vegeboy and I drove to Sydney for VB's review with his paediatrician at Randwick Children's hospital at 11.30am. There was no breakfast for any of us. We ate brunch after the paed visit in the hospital cafeteria... not bad for caff-food, but it wasn't the yummy feed that we had been looking forward to in the shopping strip.

Then we headed back to to Charlestown Square via the Motorbike spare parts supplier in Artarmon. We had no street directory with us, so we did really well to find our way around Sydney with NO hiccups. It just goes to show that we've spent too much time down there lately. Medibank return a very small sum of money to us, then it was back to Maitland to take the kids to a band gig at Maitland PCYC by 5pm. We spent then evening with friends at Louth Park. It's always great to see Marie and Steve; we met in Tamworth 16 yrs ago, and as each of us has moved around (Steve is a bank manager), we've kept in touch. But the funny thing is, the kids didn't have much to do with each other, until Myspace brought them together recently. Now S.Boy and Marie's daughter, Amie, talk all the time, and share mutual friends. The kids were the reason that we got together on Friday night. Got to love them for it; Thanks kids!!!!!

We had intended to stay the night, but Beloved was called into work on Saturday,so we arrived home about 1am. While Beloved was at work, I took VB to play league at Greta on Saturday morning. I had to be there before 9am people!!!!!!! Anyway,they won a hard-fought, but fair game. I played taxi driver for the rest of the afternoon, in and out of Muswellbrook a few times over the rest of the day/night.

Sunday, ALL the boys went to P.Park to ride bikes and do boy things until.............. WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

GG and I are home alone until she catches the train home this evening.

The weather here is weird. Yesterday, I was getting dry washing off the line, and hanging out some more, when an enormous grey cloud moved in and urged me to hurry up.

And then it HAILED, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

Nothing, and then HAIL!!! And not just a little bit; A LOT!!!!!

It was 2 in the afternoon.


Then lots of rain......... And it was quite chilly...... That pile of snowy hail at the bottom of the downpipe is still here. It's 10.30am Monday.


Anyhoo, the sun is shining (weakly) and the baskets are overflowing, so it's back to the washing for me......

Have a good one!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Shiny happy people.....

Due to overwhelming demand, (from Anchell, that is) here is a (very little) post;

"The shortest distance between two people is laughter..."

I promise I will share more tomorrow.

Goodnight all.

Love, Bloggie. ;0)