Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm Still Here

I really haven't been doing anything exciting in the last few weeks.  Just running here and there to various appointments , dropping the girls off at various places.

Can you believe it’s still raining, not as heavy but showering.  The sun made a brief appearance a couple of days ago before the clouds set in again.  I love rainy weather but I really do need some sunshine.  Our chiropractor’s office is across the road from the beach, we often walk over there to have a look at the surf.  This day was cold and windy.  The water looked so dirty and brown I guess that is to be expected after weeks of rain.

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Tony and I are struggling with sharing his shed lol.  He was supposed to go away to Goondiwindi a few weekends ago but due to the weather the race was cancelled.  I had planned to paint all weekend, he decided to work on his buggy all weekend .  On the Friday night he went to Brisbane to watch the Brisbane Broncos play so I thought I might as well start painting some stuff.  This is what greeted me when I put the roller door up.  How can anyone work in this space lol.

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I notice that two cushions I have to recover and one of my drop sheets are piled up on top of his motor lol.  He also keeps moving things and it takes me a while to get started.  I did finish painting the book cases.  They look so much better now

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Sorry about the dodgy picture. 

I was so disappointed with the garage sales on Saturday.  I haven't been since before Christmas so Lucy and I went to four on the weekend .  All I ended up with was a pretty cake stand and a vase.  I'm after white crockery and do you think I could find any.  Not a thing, I also tried three op shops on Friday and again nothing.  I'm patient they will turn up eventually.  Tess surprised me last week, she has always been adamant that she’s not wearing any clothes from an op shop, well she found four really nice shirts and a jumper all for the price of $10 lol.

Got this cookbook the other day and it has some lovely recipes in it.  I'm trying one for dinner tonight, Beef, date and spinach tagine, looks really yummy.

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Better finish up I've got a bit of stuff on my to do list today and I have only done two out of the five things that must be done today

Bye for now

Jackie

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I had a Visitor today

 

I was in a hurry and went to go out my front gate and this little fellow was sitting there and had no intention of moving .

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Look how long he was.

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He’s the only snake I’ve seen around our house this summer.  Thank goodness. I THINK he is a tree snake.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rain, Rain and More Rain

It hasn't stopped it just keeps raining.  Rather ironic they call us the Sunshine Coast.  As much as I love the rain even I am feeling the need for a day of sunshine.

When we first moved here 14 years ago, we were bringing some stuff to the house and when we got to the top of the range Tess who was 3  1/2yrs old said “Mummy we are going to live in the clouds.  Well she wasn't wrong, it’s as misty as I have ever seen it.

DSCF5186 There should be hills in the background.  No Jen I wasn't taking photo’s while I was driving Tess took this one.

DSCF5193This is looking from the Post office toward the pub.  These were taken about 4.30pm but it’s been like this for days.

My poor pool looks awful and it overflowed several times.  We wont be swimming in this anytime soon, well not until Tony puts some stuff in it to clear it up.

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Anyway we cant complain the tanks are overflowing which means I can wash curtains, cushion covers etc and we can take slightly longer showers lol.  We never water our garden so it’s had an extremely good soaking.

On Friday I was sick and tired of being stuck in the house so Tess and I went for a drive to Pomona to check out a couple of second hand shops.  What can I say I thought I had died and gone to heaven .  Wished I had a heap of money to spend my goodness they had some excellent stuff.  I was very restrained lol.    They were called Rockin Relics and Juicy Junk great names , I will definitely be going back there.  It was funny we went to a couple of op shops and in one of them I got taking to a lady she was the one that told me about the second hand stores, she was saying she phoned one of them and was going to sell them a heap of stuff including a huge mirror.  Now my ears pricked up as I have been looking for a really big mirror for a few months and haven't had any luck.  Any way she gave me her address and I went around and saw her husband and I am now the owner of a really large mirror lol. I wasn't able to take it home with me as I had to go to Kawana later that afternoon to pick up a filing cabinet.  So I had to go back on Saturday which was such a shame as I had more time to go back to Rockin Relics and Juicy Junk. lol.  I will take a photo of the mirror tomorrow.  The plan is to put it in my really small lounge room in the hope that it will make it appear bigger.

  Spent a bit of money on big things this week, on Wednesday my washing machine decided to die, Tony who can fix anything had to admit defeat so now I am the proud owner of a flash new machine.

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We had to go to Harvey Norman’s warehouse which happened to be near Recollections which was the only place that I could find that had white timber filing cabinets which I desperately needed.  So we went and got that to.  Only problem was I couldn't fit both things in the back of the car lol.  So I have been down to the coast three times this week.  Actually it’s been four as my chiropractor is on the coast too.  Over the years I've been lucky to drive down there no more than about 6 times a year.  I'm doing that in a week now .

Anyway time for bed I'm having trouble typing

Bye for now

Jackie