How was your day dear?: December 2006 Archives

In Praise of Slow

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Had a couple of slow days. I can't even remember what we did yesterday. Not a whole lot. Had pizza for dinner, I remember that much, because I wanted a copy of Scene It. Today even more nothing, only going out for lunch/to buy dinner. Which Stu cooked - mullet fillets and veggies, very yummy. Stu is watching American Splendour. I started watching it, but had the feeling I'd seen it before and didn't have the patience to sit through it again. .. edit - have seen it before - in 2004!

Oh I remember what we did yesterday. Went to work to change tapes. Also wandered down to La Perouse to have a look around.

Sometimes you need the quiet days....


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Took it easy today. Slow start. Just did a bit of house organising. Had a yummy lunch of some stuff we found in the fridge that needed to be used up before it went off. Then wandered back to my place via D&Y's. Filled up on shortbread at their place, so had some stir-fry veggies for dinner heh. Will put up a pic of the shortbread tomorrow, it was very cute :) Watched some Star Trek, and realised that we'd missed a whole dvd (four episodes) of season 3, when we thought we'd just finished it. So will have to watch those before seeing The Best of Both Worlds part 2.

Lost a girl guppy - I think the big girl that had the 70 babies. I think guppy girls get significantly weakened when they give birth, leaving them vulnerable. They should probably be isolated until they regain their strength .. something to note for future reference...

Which way is up?

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Busy social day today. A slow morning, then met up with Annie and Stu and Rebecca and Alex and kids at Lake Ginninderra for a picnic lunch (our picnic lunch just happened to be from the Scottish restaurant - but it was a salad so doesn't that still count as a picnic..? hehe). Then home for a bit before heading out to see Jeff and Ruth for dinner at the very nice farm they're farm-sitting. And the most adorable three-week-old kittens. I wanted to steal some and take them home hehe :)

And suddenly it's late and we're very tired....

So. Where to begin. Gosh.

Well, Friday night the boy arrived and we had a lovely dinner of kangaroo steaks and potato bake. The kangaroo was absolutely delicious, restaurant quality :)

Saturday we went to Luc and Cynthia's for a BBQ lunch. Was lovely to catch up with them, as hadn't seen them in ages. Also managed to get a parking spot in the shopping centre in about one minute, instead of the fifteen I allowed :) After lunch we did some Christmas shopping for the kids, and did a blitz walk-through of Ikea - I was looking for a lamp that I saw there last time, but they didn't have them this time, so that was a bit annoying. We had leftovers (kangaroo, sausage and potato) for dinner, and watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Sunday we trekked over to see Nana at her favourite restaurant. Meal was ok. And Nana shouted us so that was nice .. but only my parents came so didn't get to see any of the uncles.. oh well. Came home via Bunnings and bought a lamp - a bit more expensive and not quite the same as the Ikea one I'd liked, but it works well and now Stu has a decent reading light at my place :) Sunday night I started getting stressed at everything I still needed to do. I baked another batch of cookies, which Stu was suitably impressed with, and packaged them up for the various clans. Also wrapped the remaining presents while watching Carols by Candlelight.

After the carols finished, we went for a drive, and on the tranquil shores of Botany Bay, under city lights, and Christmas fairy lights from an apartment block above, Stu asked me to marry him and be his partner through life. I made him wait the few seconds til Christmas day to answer yes :) (ok so it wasn't quite the family tradition of proposing on New Year's Eve, but we were impatient :) ). We took some photos and I cried, then we came home and went to bed.

We decided not to go to church in the morning, for the simple reason that we wanted to avoid people making a fuss. That and we'd had a late night and we still hadn't packed, watered plants, fed fish, that sort of nonsense. So we did all that and went directly to the parents' for lunch. Mum of course wasn't fooled. She'd been *looking* for a ring. Flipping heck. Well I suppose at least we didn't have to announce it. But they did make the expected fuss. Gave Luc a call to let him and the entire Coates clan know, so that was an easy tell. Then D&Y turned up and they were suitably excited as well :) Much present opening followed. My biggest surprise was Airwolf season 1!! Which I didn't even know was on dvd yet! Then we had lunch (roast pork yumm), but unfortunately we couldn't hang around (which was disappointing because everyone was in a good mood and it was all very pleasant), as we then had to drive down to Yass. Where Annie had done a *delicious* roast turkey roll. More present opening for more kids, and I finally got Stu to open and play with his present heh. Finished the night with a game of scrabble with Rebecca and Alex, which I flipping won, which like so totally never happens - I hate scrabble! Beating Stu was quite bizarre too.

Which leaves us with today. Decided we needed a quiet day, so slept quite late, snuggled, and eventually got out to go get some food just before lunch time. But because we'd had a late breakfast, we went to Starbucks and played a game of chinese chess on their chess/checker table. It took quite a while, cause I'd never played, and all the symbols confused me for a while. But after a few good suggestions of moves from Stu, I ended up removing all his attacking pieces, so he conceded defeat. Totally unexpected outcome, given that we'd checked each other quite a few times during the game, and I was fully expecting to lose, it being my first game and all. Totally bizarre :) Did our food shopping and came home for a very late lunch of a delicious wrap Stu made. Followed by him painting tin soldiers and me working on my Titanic model. Then a late dinner of kangaroo steaks (same sort we had the other night, and just as delicious) and watched Total Recall.

There we go, all caught up. Phewf. :)
Good night! :)


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Day started off ok. Then I got to work and it went downhill. People going through my stuff, taking bits and then losing them really *really* pisses me off.

Otherwise it was generally a slow day. Moved a server across the road. Well the user did really. I supervised :)

Driving along behind this dude this arvo .. dude, you are so not suave.


Sarah is leaving cia :( It was bad enough when Campbell left, now it's going to be even harder to go..

My angel keeps laying eggs.. I wonder if she's hoping they'll hatch without a boy. She gets really agro at me whenever I come near the tank. Very funny.


Council cleanup came and went today. A lot of the stuff I put out got taken beforehand though, so that was cool. I saw a dude walking off with the CRT anti-glare screens last night, so glad they went.

And the Christmas funny of the day:


And finally, there's a cool doco on SBS right now about spam. Taping it so Stu and I can watch it later.

Farewell lunch for KH today.

Had my usual (for that pub) chicken kiev. Which is utterly evil, but oh so delicious. Went for a walk tonight, and had a plate of veggies for dinner to compensate heh.

Been doing a bit of Freecycling too. Want to reduce some piles of crap before the council cleanup next week. And get rid of some more stuff on the council cleanup. The idea being to recover some of my living room from piles of crap. Once that lot is all gone, will work at getting rid of other crap around the house. The less stuff I have to move to Canberra the better :)


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So after a very pleasant Saturday, we had a bit of a hot Sunday. Starting at 7am when Jakey decided it was time to be up. Mind you, it then took three hours to get out of the flat heh. So we wandered down to Mogo zoo, which was not too bad, but a bit depressing to see all the monkeys and big cats caged up and bored. Got some good photos, and lots of mediocre ones. Bars and cages make it almost impossible to photograph things behind them. Not to mention we were there right in the middle of a hot summers day, when all the sensible animals were sleeping. Only us silly Homo sapiens were really out and about. The zoo's star attraction at the moment is a pair of white lions, with two white cubs. *Very* cool.

Had a slightly late lunch at the Scottish Restaurant before heading back to Stu's place. And withered in the heat. For some reason it really got to me. We watched Wag the Dog and I just sweltered. Even a cold shower didn't help much. Didn't really cool down until I'd been lying in front of the fan in bed for a while.

Today, my mission at work was to get one task completed. But so much crap got dumped on me I couldn't even do that. *sigh*. I guess I try again tomorrow...

Batemans Bay

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So this morning. A *very* early start - read 6:30am (and I woke up at 6 urgh) - we hit the road and meandered our way to Moruya with Scott and Kerry to visit Stu's nana. The visit was not too painful for me because the family was so busy catching up with each other that noone asked me any direct questions - woot! Had a pleasant lunch there before heading back up to Batemans Bay where we checked into our rather nice apartment. Stu and I collpsed onto bed and slept quite soundly for an hour and a half. Then we got up and went on an adventure (ie, vague directions and no maps in the car) to find Myrtle Beach. Which we managed to find quite easily, much to our surprise. So spent an hour or so there, and it was exceedingly pleasant, and had almost the entire beach to ourselves, with only one other guy there. And a couple of kangaroos :) Then it was back here for a quiet evening and some thai for dinner (that we only had to wait 45min for hrmm). /me very sleepie now..


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I had to go.

It sucked as expected.

Did achieve more than yesterday which is always useful.

Hoping tomorrow won't suck too much.

hehe not really. Today I was fine. So fine in fact that I woke up feeling perfectly normal, and got annoyed that I'd have to go to work heh. I felt rather ripped off that half my weekend had been wasted on sickness.

The good thing about essentially not eating all weekend and being sick, is that today my appetite was significantly reduced. So I had a salad for lunch and a small amount of meat and salad for dinner (prolly half what I would normally eat).

I put up my Christmas tree tonight, and caught up on a little bit of cleaning. Also got some more inspiration for Christmas presents for people.. getting there!

Whatever was making me sick last night started coming out the other end this morning. Except I was nearing the end of my last roll of toilet paper!! Disaster!!! Wasn't well enough to go to the shops, so neighbours to the rescue. Spent all day either in bed or on the loo. *yay*. Dunno if I'll go to work tomorrow or not yet.


Not being hungry all day should have been a sign. Which I ignored. And tried to carry on regardless. And chucked up my dinner before I'd even finished it :( We were just talking the other day about our recent chucks, and I said I'd probably only had one or two since I moved into this place nearly six years ago. And then I chuck twice in two days.


Other than that, the clan gathering bbq party thingie was perfectly pleasant, even between hailstorms heh

I'm going somewhere to groan ...

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