Saturday, December 24, 2016

Leaving on a jet plane...


Well; I'm off.  On an adventure.  I don't think I have ever been in Sydney for Christmas and New Year. My niece, the poppet, is picking me up at the airport. I was going to catch two trains and that didn't worry me, but as she lives near the airport she said she would wait and grab me before going down.

I text her this morning to say the plane is delayed by three hours, damn it!  She said no worries, she'll wait!

So; the adventure begins....

Thursday, December 22, 2016

3 Days until Christmas!!!

It's only three days until Christmas.

I gave myself a present; I decided not to sue the hospital and Doctor.  Quite simply, it's too damned hard!  So I decided to pay my house off as quick as can be!

I feel good.  I feel better than I did before all this happened.  I'm a positive person; so looking at the positives isn't that hard.  Firstly, I never would have had a house if not for this.  Secondly, I am a nicer person.  I have less friends, but am nicer...  Go figure!!

I haven't worked that out yet... lol

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

5 Days until Christmas!

It's only 5 days until Christmas!

Today, I've got my work lunch on, which should be fun.  Secret Santa's and all that. After that, we are finishing work for the year!  Yay!

I'm off to Sydney Christmas eve so the next couple of days I'll be packing stuff...

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Quiet time.... Can I have some more!

Today I got up made breakfast and ate it outside.  It's warm when you are in the sun and sheltered...  It's not as warm with no protection. Sharpie watched me so it was a bit for me, then him.  I figured it was okay as we weren't inside.

Then I showered and dressed and took him for his usual walk.  We saw Maxine and Monty and so Sharpie got a play with Monty while Maxine and I talked.

The house is tidy; if not clean.  But I'm not investing too much in keeping it spotless at the moment.  I'm going to Sydney and Ally will be here looking after the dog.  I know housework is not exactly her forte lol; or perhaps it will be when they move.  I'm crossing my fingers that she find a job in QLD; that's where they're moving to.   God knows, there isn't anything here for her.

I'm about to get ready.  I am going for coffee with Allan (and so I better get out of my old shorts and a threadbare winni!).  I'll do my hair and put a little make up on.

I don't know if this constitutes a date for him or not; but so far, I like him...  He plays it just right.  Doesn't inundate me with contact.  Isn't so desperate that he has to see me all the time.  With me, it works better to just let it evolve slowly...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ooooowwww!!!! That hurt!

Today, while going to work I fell over! God. Kill me now!

To make it worse, I was in the middle of Bay City Plaza; up on the first floor just walking past National Geographic - and fell hands and knees on the ground.  A couple and a school teacher stopped to see if I was alright. Beats the last time were I fell over in Market Square and dragged my carcass away like quasimodo saying 'I'll be alright'...

I reported it this time. Last time I didn't but weeks later I was in pain with my back so I was taking no chances!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stop the world!!! I want to get off!!!

How relaxed I sounded yesterday!  Oh it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas is it?
Who wants bloody Christmas?!

I don't even really have to do anything this year.   I got my two main pressies.

In my family, all our names go in a hat and one name, for one person is dragged out. They buy something good, and it's from the whole family.  Saves you doing the 54 pair of sox and jox that you used to get, combined with kitchen crap you are never going to use. If it goes in the kitchen; and I want it; I buy it!

So a couple of years ago, my kids and I decided we'd do it.  So far, no drama.  There are only a few rules.  You must have it available to them Christmas day; and you shouldn't do gift cards.  That is one cheat that someone breaks every year but no one has not got a present.

I'm flying off to Sydney this Christmas and New Year.  I've got my pressie packed; although I had to buy for my mother, she doesn't get it until Christmas; so I've got to drag it on the plane! This year, I'm catching a train down to his house.  Well, two, but who's counting.

I think of it as an adventure!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It's beginning to feel a lot like Xmas!!!

It's almost Christmas!  What am I doing..?  Well I am jumping on a plane, going to Sydney where I told my brother not to bother picking me up, I'll jump on the train!  Oooo an adventure!

I plan to paint with his girlfriend; she's an art teacher who sells paintings. I figure this might be for me.  I'm artistic;  I've just never spent the time.  Well I like to think so, anyhow!!!

Then we'll do Christmas and New Year!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Last night we did Coldplay...

It was absolutely fantastic!  They are the performers of our generation; and I should know... I've seen Bob Dylan....  Bruce Springsteen...  Simon and Garfunkel!!   And a slew of different bands!

But these were better.

They involved the audience with a light show.  Chris Martin, for all intents and purposes, looked like he was having a blast.  Hell, the even got Warnie out for some harmonica; which was pretty good!

What a fantastic night!

video

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Last night....

Wow.  That's all I can say.  I saw my date again last night and he put up my dog bark control; fixed my letterbox and my front gate. To repay him, I cooked dinner and opened a bottle of champagne.

I feel like a school girl again. And believe me; it's been that long since I liked someone straight away.

Usually, I feel nothing much. After a month or two, I like them. After a few more; I'm there.  Hell; the Hunchback that I started this blog over took years!!

I was beginning to think that I had lost all feeling! (except for Sharpie lol)

Monday, December 5, 2016

I can't believe it's the 5th!!

It is Monday the 5th of December, 2016.  This blog has been going since 2010.

It's seen one live-in lover and not much else in the action department.  I've been out with guys; but they all seem "too" something (including the one that was 10 kilo heavier and had fungus fingers...)   It will be interesting to see where the new romance goes...  I like him; and that is a good start.

I guess I really am the serial monogamist!
Anyway; I digress....

Today I went to rehab where they think I'm almost finished in the healing deptartment. Well not to wax lyrical but so did the Neuro two years ago at the rehab place I was staying in!  He told me, I'd probably gone about as far as I was going to...  Yeah, well I'm 90% up on that.

They did give me some strategies to use (one being talk slower; giving myself time to work it out upstairs); I laughed.  I mean you can't talk fast your whole life and learn to speak slowly!  I'd rather not speak at all when in strange company!  I like the moments of silence.  Gives the other person a chance to speak...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wow... Just wow...

The date went fantastic.   We went to Le Parisien for lunch, followed by a trip to Werribee Zoo; followed by my house to talk.  He didn't leave until a bout 7.30 (I'm guessing the time; I was too transfixed to know.)

He played it exactly right.  A kiss goodbye; and that was it.  Not all over me like a rash.
Oh; it was exactly right.


A date....

Yep.   I've got a date.   Again.

Wow; he must like me; brain damage (often you can't tell) and all.  What's worse (or better, depends on how you look at it...) is that I really like him too.

Still, it is early days yet; but it's just good to feel something.

Today we are going to a French restaurant for lunch, followed by a long walk.  I don't know where; I assume it will be picturesque!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Back and awake...

Well today I'm awake...  It seems that the last few days have been exhausting!  Flying in at 1.30 am is just too difficult!  Anyway; I made it through the trip to central Queensland and decided that I'm never, ever living there!  It's too hot!  I'm peeling and my skin is like a leather handbag - and that is with block out on everyday!!!

So... I'm settling in to work nicely and the house is clean (finally!  Even the oven is gleaming!!)

Next is Sydney for Christmas and New Year!