Friday, June 07, 2013

This week in Wonderland

Actually got to spend last weekend at home.  Silly isn't it to look forward to not having to go out at all.  A sign of age no doubt.  Just enjoyed myself pottering around, tidying and cleaning as I went.

It was a really wet Sunday and I looked forward to catching up on some paperwork in the office.  I make promises to myself that I will do it every day but it never happens.  Things just get tossed into the in tray to await my attention.  Rainy days are perfect for catching up arent they?

Something funny is happening with my weight.  The good news is that I spend most of the week back in the 69 kilos but every weekend it goes back up to 70.  I look at what I eat and cant see the difference.  It is very puzzling especially  as I tend to walk Lucy more on the weekends so I am exercising as well.

My appetite has lessened since the change of medication I think.  A number of things can be linked back to this.

This weeks medical adventures have been the podiatrist (he of the magic hands and tools) who makes my poor old twisted feet feel so much better.

The GP to increase dosage of the pain patch.  (She doubled it).

The physio who checked me out and pronounced me 100% better than I was 8 months ago.

So all in all a good week.

My baby girl leaves for Ireland in 6 days.  Every day has had at least one phone call where she is stressing out about something.  I have had to use all my powers of calming to settle her down.  I know this is going to be a great adventure but travelling with 6 girlfriends for 3 to 4 weeks is really going to test their friendships.

The above viola is one of my treasures.  It has self seeded in a crack in the paving probably from a plant I potted out last year.  I think I enjoy these unexpected surprises more that the ones I have bought and planted myself.  I noticed that there was also lobelia doing the same thing.

Autumn has come to the garden.  The Japanese maple has turned the most beautiful colours and that little splodge of yellow in the left hand side of the tree is the first jonquil of the year.

 I was trying to photograph the contrast here.  I hate it when I can see something with my eye but cant capture it on film.  The late afternoon sun was hitting the tops of the trees and the sky behind was a stormy steel colour.  It looked quite dramatic.

Same day sun finally going down.

Went through Google Reader last week and deleted a lot of blogs that I haven't read for a long time and have no connection with anymore.  Also ones that people no longer seemed to be blogging on (no activity for over 2 years).  It was hard in some cases like losing an old friend.  Now I just have to import the remainder to somewhere else to save the links before Google Reader disappears.  Maybe this Sunday.

I have been feeling off colour for most of the week.  Not actually sick but not well either.  On Wednesday I was so cold, right to the bone, and I really dont think it was that cold but anyway I went off to Target yesterday and bought myself some thermal long johns.  I feel quite snug today but I sure looked funny getting dressed this morning.  Oh sorry, get that picture out of your mind - not a pretty sight! LOL.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend this weekend.  Ours has reverted to busy.  We are going out to dinner and trivia tonight and catching up with old friends tomorrow night.

It is a long weekend in NSW this weekend so I also get to sleep in on Monday.  I think I really need this.  Racoon girls farewell dinner on Monday night.  Might even make a dessert.
Have a good one.


  1. Good luck and Bon Voyage to your girl for her trip to Ireland! I hope the sun shines for her! And by the way,don't knock an Irishman who can bake soda bread!

    1. Wouldnt dream of knocking him but they are both so stubborn. See rocky times ahead. She is so excited about her trip although she is a bit worried about the weather. Seems to be colder there in summer than it is here in winter. I will pass on your wishes to her.

  2. All the very best to your girl...what an adventure for her.

    Love the colours in your garden.

    1. Thanks Jen. She is very excited but it has been an up and down week with her. Love her to bits but am looking forward to the break and I know the minute she is gone I will start missing her terribly.