Results tagged “Clouds” from Kazza the Blank One
Nothing much of note to report lately.
Had a weekend at the club for one of the long weekends. Stu worked on his assignment and Heather, Lynn and I cleaned out the office. It looks sooo much better now!
Had a bit of a walk last week to try and get the step count up. Saw cool skies and fairy rings of flowers and swanlings.
Had a dinner with the sweetie at Pappa Rich in town last week which was nice enough.
Popped into Kit's when we got home. Chloe was there with her new iPhone 7 which does take pretty good low light photos
Last weekend had a dinner at EffanC's and Scott came too and we just chatted all evening which was nice.
Other than that, I finished sorting Lego and picking out pieces for all the sets. Now I'm putting them all together. Fun times.
Friday was the first of our work Christmas parties. It was at the Lighthouse, but it was a little pricey - $35 for a two course meal (platter of entrees and a choice of three dishes for mains). The problem with that being we have lunches at the Lighthouse all the time, and for $35 I could normally get a large meal *and* a few beers. Also they were super super slow bringing food out - we didn't get entrees til 1pm, the fish mains at 1:30pm, and the steak mains at 2pm. But it was a lovely day and there was plenty of time to have a bit of bubbly and they compensated us with a free drink voucher each so that was nice of them. Had a great afternoon.
In the evening we watched Mockingjay Part 1.
Saturday we got ready and headed out to the club for the "official" opening of the pool.
Then we (I) cooked the roast pork (in a brand new oven!!) for a Christmas dinner. The oven had never been used before so that was quite fun (although it was a bit sad to ruin its pristine condition!). It works a lot better than the old one too and is much much much easier to light the oven and the cooktops - no more fiddling with a lighter and hoping you don't take the hairs off when you finally manage to light the oven. The crackling turned out really well and I think the whole lot got demolished. I also made up some apple sauce from scratch, and some gravy (which I'd forgotten to bring - so I was glad that we found a packet there). Other people brought other food so it was quite the feast.
Just before we were about to serve dinner, we got a call from Kit - she was getting water all through her yard. I realised I'd left the hose disconnected from when I'd been watering the potplants that morning and it must have dropped down and started siphoning off the pool. Kit jumped the back fence and saved the situation. It was a little horrifying to think what could have happened if she hadn't noticed - another fifteen hours before we had planned to be home and it could have drained a *lot* of water. Honestly, bestest neighbour *ever*!
After dinner was the compulsory fun. Aka the Kris Kringle where you can open something new or steal something that's already been opened. I'd completely forgotten about it til that morning, and then we were running late, so we didn't have time to do anything more imaginative that a couple of bottles of wine. I'd used wine before and it's never popular, so was a bit reluctant to do it again, but didn't have time for anything else. And guess which two things were the *very last* things to be picked up? Yup, my two bottles of wine. And to add insult to injury, the people that got them were all like "oh yay, wine". I lost it. I actually went up to both of them and said I'd buy them back off them, but they were all "oh, it's ok, it'll get drunk". Yay. I was feeling pretty miserable, and the sweetie had been feeling physically unwell all night, so we just went home.
Today was a cleaning and organising type day.
We also went over to Potty's cause he wanted to get rid of a bit of fridge stuff and some cleaning products that couldn't go in the truck. I ended up with five full Coles bags of stuff, and a huge box full of cleaning products. hrmmmm!! I had to fire up the little fridge in the garage, and Tetris what I could into the freezer. But got it all in.
For dinner I picked some of the wombok that's been growing like crazy, and cooked up some duck we'd gotten off potty.
Saw some pretty cool storm clouds from a big storm out past Captains Flat
Also cooked up a batch of honey mustard chicken for lunches/dinners during the week.
And have been trying to get on top of my photos.
And I might have put the Christmas tree this afternoon. Last year I had the idea to do a "Frozen" inspired theme - so I've only put on blue and silver stuff, with blue and white lights. It's very blue!
Yeah so spring is nearly over. And I've been accumulating photos to post for months, because I'm a slacker. Here's a bunch of photos celebrating spring.
Pelicans come inland to breed. I couldn't see this one's partner though.
Dad always called these things swanlings. Because he was weird. And I call them that too. Because I'm weird.
Dad always called these things ducklets. Because he was weird. And I call them that too. Because I'm weird.
After our Queensland trip I started bringing my lunch into work most days so I could control my sodium intake. But that left me with the problem of not getting out and about for a bit of a walk. So for quite a while, Aquila and I were doing Ingress missions to get some exercise. We ran out of local missions though, so that's fallen by the wayside a little (and me being off sick for a week certainly didn't help).
This was taken on one of the mission days.
Same day, different spot
Pictures of daffodils never get old
Saw these mystery flowers on a walk one morning. No idea what they are. Cause I'm dumb.
More mystery flowers. These things are from bulbs and pop up in our yard every spring. No idea what they are. Cause I'm dumb.
Usually we associate storms with summer, but we've had more than our fair share of thunderstorms this spring
Sunflower seedling. It's quite a bit bigger than that now.
These things only flower for like a *day*, but the plant keeps on pumping out new flowers for several weeks. They're weeds around our yard, but I can't bring myself to pull them out.
Can you believe these photos are taken on a *phone* ???
I'm pretty sure I've never seen these flowers in our yard before this year, so no idea where they came from. Or what they are. Cause I'm dumb.
I do like azaleas but I think they take too much water and as such have no place in Canberra.
Irises in our yard
Mini wombok grown from seed. Hoping I get to eat it before the bugs do.
The poppies are still coming
Oh, there you go. Done.