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I have been sewing. And now that I've had a break, I'm off to do some...sowing.
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Rough night last night - legs were all twitchy.

Didn't get to sleep for as long as I needed to this morning, too many stupid interruptions. God I hate my alarm clock. Also my backup phone alarm.

I felt like I was getting my period last night, but it didn't happen.

Feeling quite cheerful otherwise.

Hayfever now mostly reduced. Suspect rain has done its job, maybe even to the point of internal snotty mudslides, but hopefully not.

Had Salade Nicoise for dinner last night, and again for breakfast. Yum, also a very tasty way to poke in more vegies.

~~~

Would love to shower and dress but homecare worker is due any minute, so I'm in shambly pyjamas limbo.

Monday!

Sep. 26th, 2016 03:17 pm
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And I'm feeling pretty chipper.

I am nutting out the week ahead and it doesn't look too bad.

Once I've done my to-do list I may need to lie down with a pillow over my head, but until then I shall be fine.

And I'll be fine after that too, given that I will then gently lay the to-do list aside probably in the compost bin.

Fish!

Sep. 23rd, 2016 04:31 pm
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I hope there wasn't anything I had to do today, because I got distracted by the fishpot, outside.

This is a big pot that I filled last year with a couple of waterlilies, an oxygenating plant, a small solar powered pump, and three shubunkin goldfish.

More Fish! )
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It's all good.

Now that my fishtanks are all set up to my liking (for now), and the wicking bed project is as done as it can be (for now) (and also out of my hands, for now), my current thing is sewing.

Some weeks back (it's taken a while to get onto this) I got help pulling my sewing table out into the living room, along with my box full of projects.

Yesterday I pulled out a pair of loose drawstring pants that I started probably ten years ago. Without a pattern, just made by laying over the other pants like this that I really like. When I pulled them out of the box last night, I realised that somehow they were almost finished.

Magic. So I finished them and now I'm wearing them.

In the interim decade, the favourite pants have become almost unwearable. So I'm now pulling them into their component parts to use as a pattern for another pair, this time in purple.

~~~

I also have some hems to do, and some adjustments to a nice frock.

If I'm not heartily sick of sewing by then, I'm going to make some new pillow slips out of a sheet that is perfectly good, but never used.

~~~

So I think this is my thing for the next...month, maybe?

Today

Sep. 19th, 2016 12:24 pm
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I made the mistake of reading the news while still on my first cup of coffee.

*crawls under rock*
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Yesterday I was feeling unwell, really quite rubbish.

But as I'd cancelled my endo appointment once already, I hauled my sorry self out the door.

I was waiting out the front for my taxi, when one of my neighbours came out. He was heading to his car but stopped to say hi.

And then it came out in a rush: his brother's not well. Really not well. Lung mass, biopsies are being done, known prior history of asbestos exposure. My neighbour is a nurse, so he said he had immediately figured the likely outcome (probably no more than 18 months to live) but had to bite his tongue.

(And rightly so, I guess, since the biopsies would not be done if there was any doubt). He described his brother as being 'very positive' but I'm never quite sure what that means.

He is also worried about their mum, who's 88 and inclined to worry. And will be told face-to-face soon.

He apologised for the outpouring, but I was totally okay about it...poor guy!

~~~

But then my taxi turned up, so I climbed in and off I went, and my neighbour went off to the hospital where his brother is.

And my very lovely taxi driver asked me how my day was going.



I am pretty good - and pretty deliberate - about keeping pleasantries pleasant.

But I'd barely had time to draw breath, so he got to hear about my neighbour's unhappiness about his sick brother and their mutual concern about telling Mum, and then for added kicks he got to hear about how grungy I was feeling.

Apparently his day had been going okay.

When we got to my appointment, he didn't have any change so I paid a much reduced fare.

Poor lad!
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Today a taxi driver asked me how my day had been so I told him.
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Cheerfully zooming through the to-do list today. Feeling buoyed enough that tedious tasks aren't annoying.

Paper to-do list = a huge relief.

Stuff is only going into Evernote when it needs to be recorded for future reference.
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Boronia is beautiful.

It's flowering outside my front door. It's one of those early spring scents, along with daphne and freesia, that have me floating.
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Not quite. It's afternoon, just.

I just ordered my wicking bed! My wicking bed is going to be three metres long and 700mm wide. Also: 80mm high.

I'll be able to grow plants in it at a height that means I can mess about even when I don't have the energy to bend, or when maybe I just want to grab a few lettuce leaves for dinner...and don't want to bend and rummage.

My ace gardening person will install it for me. Possibly with the assistance of Eldest Brother.


~~~

In other news, I'm feeling good and cheerful.
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Little Foo has developed very strong opinions about getting-up time.

She has taken to not just cuddling up to me and purring, but climbing on me and off me. Well. Jumping really.

She now also circles my body, although she mostly seems to jump over at just below my knees. She includes my head in this. She climbs on to the pillow, noisily negotiates the lumps and crevasses, pointedly brushes against my face (it feels pointed, anyway) and contines down my other side.

And this morning, when I was sleeping quite close to the edge of the bed with my knees up, she just did a nice big cat leap over them. And continued to circle.

For some reason, mostly clockwise.
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I am feeling sooo grubby today.

Cancelling things left, right and centre.

But I have just done enough of that sort of thing that I don't *have* to leave the house until next Wednesday.
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Want to streamline everything, would also like time to stand still while I do this so I don't have to spend the rest of my days on this.

Alternatively, I wish I could find some of those jobs - like updating my digital library and doing backups of CDs and stuff - as soothing as playing Minesweeper all night.
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And I just filled in my census form. For those who aren't from round here, there was a big cock up with the census, and much complaining and stuff. It was to be done mostly online this time, but needless to say the site crashed.

So everyone's got a few week's grace, and I went from filling it out online to deciding to do it on paper (because a nice man from the ABS came to my door and delivered me one).

Pleasingly, by the time the next census comes round my old home will be far back enough in my past that I won't have to look up the postcode.

In fact, I'm rather chuffed that I needed to look up the postcode. I think that's a good sign.
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I just took LovelyMan out for brafternoon tea. We weren't there early enough for brunch.

WTF?

Aug. 20th, 2016 06:49 pm
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I have just run all my fishtank water tests on tap water that's been sitting out for 24 hours, like the fishfancier forums suggest.

FISH )


Frankly, I'm looking forward to getting my tanks sorted. I've been on this learning curve for a while and I am ready for a break.

But I've got at least a couple more days of having two fishtanks on my kitchen table, at least one more expensive trip out for new things next week, and a few more weeks of obsessive testing and adjustment.
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Oh blast. I have brain fever.

That's where I start the day feeling lively and chipper and later on realise I'm like a 5 year old hyped up on red cordial.

It's nearly dark and I've yet to mess about with my fish.
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I do hope pond slime isn't poisonous.
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Oh fucking hell.

I'm trying to get my head around fishtank water parameters and it's TOOOOO HARRRRDDDD.

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