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- Current Mood:other
On December 4 1993 Husband and I became Husband and Wife. With a bit of effort all around we remained so for 20 years after that, so we celebrated by getting away for a couple of days down south in Dunsborough, Western Australia. The site was chosen for its proximity to the ocean (for Husband) and to decent granite geology for me. In a perfect intersection of the two, Husband was also keen to see a cave. I'll try and record as much of the trip here as possible; there will be some photos, but not many, because we have this weird tendency towards experiencing life as it happens.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:tired but happy
Many weeks ago a "FOR LEASE" sign appeared on a house not far from mine here at Sector 7. That's unusual in the current economic climate, we thought. The rental market is bursting at the seams – demand is high, and properties get usually snapped up by desperate renters at the first hint of opportunity. Why go to the extra expense and trouble of putting up a sign?( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:ok
Typically there are two reasons why I don't post here, and given the lack of all but the most mundane of record-keeping these reasons are obviously pretty solid. Either I've done nothing worth talking about, or I'm too tired from doing something to talk about it. So here's a bit of a catch up on the things I would have liked to blog about at the time but didn't. Sans photos, sorry, but that's part of what holds me back.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: content
Remember when LJ was all velociraptor memes? Of course you do. So, despite the fact that I've posted this "10 things people may not about you" meme in Facebook already, I thought I'd reproduce it here. Apologies for the foul deceit that may have led you to expect new content.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:baaaaaaaa
This is a frivolous post. I have not assigned spoons for this, nor is it anywhere in my various lists of priorities. My lists of priority tasks are long; my spoons are short. I can't really afford this. But sometimes you just have to kick over the traces and do whatever you damn want to. So I'm going to ramble for a bit.
tl;dr I ramble for quite a bit.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:glad
Apologies for going all crass and commercial, but the truth is that now is the time to do your online shopping for Christmas. (That would be Christmas 2013 – delivery delays are not yet that bad.) Pretty Rock Designs has your Christmas and Holiday Season requirements in the bag: cards, decorations, gifts, wrapping paper, and more.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:commercial
I do so hate spending all my spoons on medical things, as opposed to wringing out every scrap of life I can, but them's the current breaks. I include the writing effort that goes into these medical report posts, but they're such darn useful things they have to take priority. Today I saw Dr NF for what was supposed to be the next review of The Supplement Program From Hell but the appointment didn't quite go that way.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:blerg
Valium. I don't like valium, but I have some in my drug collection as Diazepam and I've just taken 3/4 of a 5mg tablet, and I thought it best I record it here. May as well do something while I wait for it to kick in, and who knows, it might get interesting.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:creaky
Because Cally and Princess are Cat Haven rescue moggies their exact dates of birth are a bit of a guess a few months each way, but about now I'm upping their ages from "y and a half" to "pushing y+1". Thus my two eldest are now the ripe old ages of Pushing 21 and Pushing 17 respectively. There's something to be said for hybrid vigour.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:maternal
The next post I'm supposed to write is a description of a doctor's appointment some two weeks ago, and the modifications to my medications that arose from that visit. This isn't it, but I've been reminded (hi Mum) that I haven't blogged here in a month and so I thought I'd ramble for a bit at the traditional blogging hour of 1:30 am.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: hopeful
I find it difficult to stand for any sort of time, so the prospect of waiting in line on polling day (where hopefully things would be running slowly because lots of sensible people were voting below the line) did not appeal. Less so if it were raining – canes and umbrellas do not mix well. I decided to vote early.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: frustrated
It's no wonder I'm so attracted to rocks – it looks like minerals are going to play a significant role in my next phase of treatment. This is an information-rich post about recent medical findings and treatments, intended primarily for my own records, so it might be a little light in the entertainment stakes (unless you're my Middle Sister who seems to enjoy this stuff).( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:happy but tired
...or was it brilliant and I am just a lazy reader?
- Current Mood:meh
Took a day off the new supplements today because I've been suffering from shortness of breath, erratic heartbeat and nausea that this morning came to a head, shall we say, in spectacular fashion. The swollen throat also means I choke and cough when I lie down. Most of these symptoms are associated with salicylate overload and it's possible I've had too much fruit and veg lately. Silly me, trying to eat a bit more healthily within my limits, but it's mostly been "safe" stuff like potato, celery, and cabbage. Who knows what the supplements are doing to me.
I also had some Clinkers recently which was Very Naughty – food colouring and fruit flavours are definite no-nos. Worse, it was Bad Science to mess with too many variables at once. I have nerd shame.
- Current Mood:yup
Was fortunate last week to pick up a cancellation so was able to see Dr Nigel (psychologist) this morning, rather than wait another two weeks, and he gave me my Pyroluria results. In a nutshell, I unambiguously have Pyroluria: where Normal is <10 and Elevated is >15, I have 24.9. So what happens now?( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: hopeful
About a month ago we took delivery of a load of mulch via the Mulchnet service, which is a marketplace that links people seeking mulch and tree contractors who have fresh woodchips to get rid of. You can register for free mulch and hope and wait, or you can pay for just delivery which will increase your chances of getting some, or like us you can pay a bit more (still much less than landscaping supplies cost) for a definite delivery when a load becomes available in the local area.
We paid in cash, but a couple of days ago we received an invoice for that amount from the tree contractor.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: relieved
As I usually write these film reviews on Facebook these days, "SBG has now seen and liked Old Blockbuster She's Finally Catching Only A Year Or Two Late." Well tonight it's more like "SBG has now seen and... well, seen Prometheus."
tl;dr: "Ridiculous. Prometheus, I fart in your general direction."
The ranting got too long for Facebook so I moved it over here. Given space to run I ran. This won't be very coherent, but I think that's quite appropriate, don't you? (I'm assuming everyone else has already seen it.)( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:amused by all the wrong things
Sometimes it feels like all I do is look after (and indeed blog about) the cats. There are worse things to spend my time on, but sometimes it gets complicated. Herein I record Buffy's spey and Boris Giles' sundry bacteria, with end notes on Cally's arthritis and Princess' thyroid.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood:maternal
In the last couple of years I've been reading more horror short fiction than before, usually via the path of delving into a particular author's catalogue. I'm also inclined to buy anthologies from publishers/editors that have a proven track record in choosing stories that I enjoy reading. Here I just ramble a bit about nothing particularly startling.( Read more...Collapse )
- Current Mood: contemplative