How was your day dear?: December 2008 Archives


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Been trying to remember what we've been up to for the past three days heh :)

Sunday morning saw me up relatively early to go pick up Chay and David from the airport.  Had a bit of a slow morning, then headed off to the Dumpling Inn for yum cha and then did some shopping.  Had a swim in the afternoon then ordered pizza for dinner and played SingStar til 1am.

Monday we watched the wedding video, finished the jigsaw of Bran Castle, then wandered into town, stopping into Stu's work to feed the fishies, the Wig and Pen for some beers (including a couple of summer ones including a very sweet berry-flavoured one which didn't really taste like beer at all) and some wedges. 

Bran Castle, Romania

Canberra Beautification

David with beers

Wandered around the Canberra Centre, looking at DVDs, Singstars and other bits and pieces then came home. 

Stu getting a massage in the Canberra Centre

Had another swim and David and I made a stir fry for dinner.  Most of us (except David) didn't feel up to drinking much and I was falling asleep on the couch, ended up going to be around 1am.

Tuesday was a quiet day.  Chay and Stu rested a lot while David and I played Carcassonne and Cribbage.  Went to Kingsland in Dickson for dinner which was fantastic.  We definitely need to go there more often.  Food was excellent.  Then we toddled off to the Dendy to see Australia.  The Dodgy Dendy struck again, this time giving Chay and David tickets to the wrong movie.  By the time it was all sorted out, the only seats left were in the front row.. doh!  Three hours of neck craning wasn't much fun, but we did all enjoy the movie.  Ended up going to bed around 1am.

Boxing Day

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Yesterday we planned to do absolutely nothing.  And that's exactly what we did. 

That's not to say we didn't *do* anything, we just had nothing planned.  No going out, no shopping, no visitors.  Just a total veg day. 

Watched some videos, had a swim, did some jigsaw, looked for images to mosaic, read some news feeds.  It was bliss!


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So Christmas day is "over" for another year.

Slept in a little after getting to bed late.  Then did some last minute tidying and wrapped the kids' Christmas presents.

Then over to Scott and Kerry's for a slightly late but very large lunch.  Was pretty awesome.

Christmas lunch menu

Christmas lunch


After lunch the kids opened their presents and were generally cute..


When we were all feeling up to it, the tribe headed back to our place for dessert and a swim.

Christmas dessert

So everyone left a bit after six and we just collapsed in a heap.

Tomorrow is a quiet recovery day I think... :)

Somethin Stoopid..

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"Then I had to spoil it all by saying something smelly like I smell you...."

ok I have that in my head from the other night too... oops... ;)

Started early today by tidying up downstairs, sweeping and vacuuming the house.  Then things slowed down a bit and did a bit of news feed reading.  We also went shopping ($275 later oops) and went for a walk.

Can't wait for Chay and David to be here so we can sing lots of sing star .. (with the proviso that they bring their ps2 and singstars with them... ! heh)

Tonight we felt it was beer o'clock so went and got a six-pack.  And afterwards thought we could open a bottle of wine.  So several hours and about eight standard drinks each later .. oops... :)

Watched the Mythbusters Christmas lights episode .. which was a little silly cause I'm sure they didn't test how things happened in the real world.  Yes Christmas tree fires happen, but probably not they way they tried it.  I'm a little paranoid about Christmas lights, but probably unnecessarily cause with low-voltage lights these days it's probably not such an issue.. I remember being very careful about hanging lights on my parents' Christmas tree to make sure the bulbs weren't touching anything, but the lights I have these days are very low voltage so the chances of fire are probably very low...

Oysters tonight on Iron Chef... didn't really feel a great urge to watch this one..
(the first oyster I ever ate was straight off the Great Barrier Reef when I was about six years old.  Had another one about twenty years later, and a few at Pulp Kitchen a year or so ago on a steak).  Maybe I should try them again..


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Had Jeff and Ruth over for dinner tonight.  We thought they were going to bring takeaway, but they didn't, so we ended up scrounging up some pasta and sauce for dinner.  They did bring some champagne tho so that was nice.

After dinner (and after Stu fixed up their mail and address books) we showed them the "highlights" of the honeymoon photos, which they quite enjoyed.  Reminds me I have to really redo the first half of the highlights, which were done by selecting photos from thumbnails, which didn't always pick the best of the batches.

Today was supposed to be a quiet day at work catching up on stuff that's been hanging around too long.  Instead I had to fix a bunch of problems.  There ought to be a law against people building systems and releasing them into production, then immediately going on leave. *sigh*

And who said it could be a mere 11C tonight?  It's summer for heavens' sake!! :)


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I sneezed today at lunch time, and have had a runny nose ever since :(  Damned annoying.

And my main email address is getting a whole stack of spam bounces.  Also most annoying.


Coolest website of the day -  !!  Insanely cool!  Damn I miss living next to the airport :(:(  Daniel somehow managed to get tracks out of it and laid them over Google Maps .. must ask him how he did it..

Flight paths over Sydney


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Despite the fact that Die Hard 2 has plot holes large enough to drive trucks through, I still rather enjoy it and watched it again on telly tonight. 

Prior to that I was at Dave's for a Christmas/house warming drinks/afternoon tea thing.  I drank a little too much champagne .. oops..

Prior to that was tidying up the house/unpacking etc.

Yesterday was more of the same (unpacking and tidying that is).  As well as lunch at Fortune Box and Melita over for afternoon tea.

I still haven't sorted out photos from the past couple of weeks, even though that was on the todo list for today too.


Zone 3

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Well I didn't think I'd do any good but for some weird reason I came third in our first game and first in our second game!! I mean seriously! This is me we're talking about.. someone who can't even find the lounge room door key to go out and turn the Christmas lights on outside.  But me doing semi ok at laser zone???  Inconceivable!!

Then after that everyone came back here for eating and drinking and being merry and it was all very fun, but I still can't find that door key which leads to alcohol crash and I just want to go to bed now and work sucks and I can't make things work and CH made some stuff work but I don't know if the rest of it is working and if it's not I'm going to be very depressed tomorrow because this was supposed to be working yesterday but I'm epic fail and it was so stressful getting home from work so late and then having to clean the house and then go shopping but I think I slept mostly ok certainly better than the night before last but I still don't want to go to work tomorrow and I'll have to copy logs and chase people and it's making me depressed just thinking about it and I'm rather thirsty and the place is a little bit of a mess from having lots of people over but not too much cause we used paper plates etc but even so it's messy and I think I might just go to bed soon...

Insanity Sunday

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My day between 10am and 4pm went something like this:

* drop off boxes at Di's
* drop off electric screwdriver at Damien's
* head for Tuggers to drop off trailer
* organise trailer at storage unit
* get stressed out cause Potty said they were doing something else and unable to help
* get stressed out when they change their plans so they can come help us
* drop off trailer at Libby's
* come back to storage unit and load up car and trailer with boxes, wardrobe and shelves
* stop twice on the Barton Highway because the wardrobe was threating to fall apart and blow bits of wood all over the highway
* get home and unload trailer
* have a nice lunch (but slightly rushed) with Scott and Kerry of veggie hot dogs
* head into work to kick broken proxy servers
* drop trailer back at storage place
* went shopping for beer for bbq tonight and a birthday present
* come home

Yup, we were on the go pretty much nonstop for six hours :(

After we got home I did actually manage to tidy up the spare room downstairs.  I didn't really do any unpacking, just rearranged the boxes and the crap, and stacked everything neatly along the walls instead of haphazardly in the middle of the floor.  The room actually looks like a nice room to be in now which makes me feel good.  Stu was pretty impressed too.  Then I cooled off by scooping crud out of the puddle with the net.

And instead of getting a night off, we went over to Windy's for a birthday bbq.  Noone else from work went tho, so didn't know anyone else, but was still a pleasant evening.  Too many evil nibblies tho, ate far too much methinks ;)


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So it seems I've been spelling millennium wrong all these years ... oops!!

Work Christmas party today (first of several).  Ate far too much dinner tonight and have been bloated ever since - doh :(

One day...

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One of these days I'll update this blog with photos I've taken over the past month or so ...

In the fullness of time.. :)


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9734 today according to the pedometer.  Was only about 5000 when I got home from work, but after dinner while watching last week's Amazing Race, we went for a little walk and then I got stuck into tidying.  From the upstairs you wouldn't notice I'd made any sort of dent, but the laundry is now clear again so that makes me feel a bit better.


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Legs are tired and haven't even done much.  Was basically on my feet from 5:30pm til about 9:30pm.  Blah.

Altho we did get the pool vacuumed and the shopping done.


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Have had D&Y over for the past week so I've been totally slack at keeping up my blog, cause it's just all too hard..


Cool news for today - we got a rack setup in the garage, with patch panel and everything.  Now we just need a rack mountable gigabit switch.....
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