Tuesday natter

Mom and my sister returned late last night and brought the rain along with them.  For the past 9 days we have had no rain which has been bliss I've managed to get some things done around the place.  I've spent some time up a ladder with...

Natter

My second last chore each night is to organize my coffee maker, I lovingly  add the coffee that I have mixed and just freshly ground, measure out and add the water to the reservoir, check that the timer is set for 4.30 am and turned on...

Sunday moan

For the 1st time in a week today I was home alone for 5 minutes, what bliss, I didn't realize how much I enjoy my alone time.  I'm not complaining, I loved having my big brother come and stay with me for a week, but ~ why is there always...

Losing your best friend

This post has come about through a discussion with my brother Eric, Eric has come to stay with me for a week and give me some moral support and I'm hoping that he is also handy with a paint brush, the talking is over now I think I've...

Sunday Mutter

Don't you just love it when your life turns into a soap opera!!!!!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I've blogged about my next door neighbour Liz a number of times, Liz is bipolar and alcoholic and a very...

Natter

9 years, 4 months and 20 days ago I sat in a gutter for 15 hours outside one of our major hospitals, while a team of surgeons made it possible for me our children and Steve's parents to say goodbye to my husband, their father and their...

Tuesday natter

Remember when washing machines and refrigerators lasted for a generation or more, when the family car was only replaced once the wheels fell off, or even when a whole street shared a phone line ~ that was if you were lucky enough to be able to...

Monday Mutter

Why is it that when you neglect your garden, the plants die but the weeds grow.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Why is it, that the beard growing portion of humanity has never mastered the art of putting the toilet seat...

For Dee

Dee, I tried to find a good photo of a Galah and one that looked like Joey, this is the best I can do, by the time he came to reside with us he was quite old and didn't have all his feathers, but he was gorgeous in our eyes, he was a comic, a nag,...

Sunday sigh and just a little mutter

Pete's been gone now for 12 days, I haven't heard from him but then again I didn't expect too, so why does that worry me so much when we are just "friends"?  Before he left he organized that his mates made sure that I was alright, nice of him, but...

Mutter, mutter, mutter

I just dropped my bundle on my neighbour, I try so hard never to do this, but Phil just pushed my button once too often. Phil loves playing with fire, enjoys burning stuff in his two fire places, great for him because they vent out not where he is...

Where does the buck stop

For me it stops here in my personal space, for me it's not up to just Government's it's my responsibility too.  For me Global warming is a fact of life, for me it was evident more than 30 years ago, people whre talking about it then, worrying...

Whine flu

I've got a serious case of whine flu just at the moment, so be warned, this is not a "happy, happy, joy, joy) post ~ my serious renovations have been going on for 9 weeks now, the bulk of it should have been completed, but they are not.  My house...

Mothers

Tomorrow I have to drive to my Mother's place to pick her up to bring her back here, spent the last couple of days stressing over Mother's allergies, her nose doesn't like dust in any form and just at the moment my house is filled with cement...

Sunday ~ a liking for blue

I never realized how much of my life, stuff was actually blue until today.  For the past couple of weeks each weekend it's literally poured down, rained cat's and dog's, if I goggled it my suspicion of  too much rain would be assured, so I will...

Natter

Feeling a little tired and emotional tonight so I thought I might gift myself some flowers from my garden      

Wasting time

I'm feeling rather lazy today, I still have 2 windows to stain and I haven't even attempted to start them, feeling slightly over the paintbrushes just at the moment, but I suppose I'll be down there in the garage being industrious again as soon as...

Deck the Halls

I've seen my first Christmas Decorations today, is it only me or are the retail stores bombarding us so much sooner these days, now for me it's November 2 and I've never liked to think about Christmas until December even as a child...

Nightbane at heart I'm a dedicated cat lover

Nightbane, I've always loved cats and I have quite a few very special cat's in my life, Bubsy who died in early April this year aged 20 used to get away with absolute murder, he would do something like this ~ sitting very comfortably in...