Here we are into the third week already, there’s something marked on most of the upcoming days and I’m still trying to get to grips with things that happened during the first week!
- Thinking about how most of Victoria must be fed up with our changeable weather. What we think of as Spring weather (dry sunny and pleasantly warm) seems to be taking a long time to arrive – cold wet and windy are the order of the day with a teaser thrown in here and there.
- Thinking about the days we spent with no landline and consequently no internet courtesy (it finally turned out) of the NBN line layers working in our and nearby streets. The Telstra technician who came (read that as finally turned up days later) to ‘find’ the fault……over $100 to pay if it was on our side of the socket (entry point) nil if on the other……mentioned it could (more than likely, would) happen again if ‘they’ had to work in the pit opposite our house.
- Thinking about for one reason or another I seem to have spent an awful lot of time waiting these past weeks. So many queues – so many waiting rooms. Luckily I plan for delays and take a book (or knitting) – good for some situations, a bit awkward in some 😊
- Thinking about a CT scan and how previous findings marked moderate are now read as severe. How changes happen without you really noticing until, bam, they are very noticeable.
- Thinking about other readings (BP) and how they have suddenly changed. Family history and pain can do that, the GP said. We’ll change your medication- ‘cept the chosen one may have side effects. Like what, I asked. Oh swollen ankles, nothing to worry about. Well we’ll cross that bridge when or if we get to it.
So you don’t think I’ve only had ‘pain in the a****’ things to think about…..I’ve been
- Thinking about how pleased I am that choir rehearsals have begun again (for me that is). There is a U3A promotional concert tomorrow morning so it’s been hectic but fun catching up on songs learnt and practiced while we were away.
- Thinking about how lucky we are here in Melbourne to attract international exhibitions at the NGV. The decision we made to leave The Terracotta Warriors until the last week was so well worth the long wait in line. A late afternoon slot meant there were no crowds, giving us room to move and look at things from different angles.
- Thinking how glad we checked the pile of gift cards languishing in the bedroom – we forget when they run out – and there was a Gold Class (cinema) one, obviously a present from last year because it was due to expire this month. The Golfer signed up for a new seniors scheme run by the cinema chain which meant we received discount on the seats as well as food; and you know how they charge like a wounded bull so we were able to have more to eat than originally planned 😊
- Oh and Downton Abbey was what we saw. I didn’t watch the tv series so not knowing all the back story, to me it was just a grand showy film about the goings on in a ‘big house’ – twists and turns and what seemed to me an ending that left a way for another production about the same characters.
And then there was someone and something I’ve been thinking of for a few weeks now.
Not long after my dear friend died last month her daughters popped in with a gift. They’d been ‘spreading their mother’s love’ around her friends and would like us to have something of hers. A bag of mill ends from Spotlight 😊 Their mother knit for various charities and that was what they wanted us (the recipients) to do. No problem where I was concerned- I was to knit something for charity and they’d drop in again sometime to see what I’d come up with.
Are you willing to share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in your life at the moment?