How was your day dear?: February 2011 Archives

But again, nothing interesting to say.  Had a nice quiet day at home.

Going back to work tomorrow.  The sweetie isn't so sure if he will (and now he's got ear pain.. yay.. )

So apart from a day at work, a trip to the doctor's, feeding Doc's cat, and two trips across the road to get some orange juice and a paper, I haven't left the house in a week.  We even got our shopping delivered yesterday so we didn't have to go out.

After my failed attempts to get to sleep last night, I slept in til 9:45.  Which of course means I'm likely to have trouble tonight .. wish me luck!

Forgot to blog

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So I forgot to blog before I went to bed.  No matter.  That was two hours ago but I still don't feel sleepie.


Not that I have anything interesting to write about.  Day was completely boring.  Resized all my UK photos for general consumption.  Worked on my jigsaw.  Coughed.  Went to bed.  Coughed even more.  Didn't feel sleepie.  Neither does the sweetie.  And lying down is just so fricken uncomfortable!!  So got up.


Here's a photo of my angel fish that my brother talked me into taking the other morning.


The sweetie and I got into see his doctor this morning.  He decided all my stuff is probably still viral - rest up, drink lots; but with a prescription for antibiotics if the pain in my ears continued (it had actually stopped overnight and hasn't been back since - I'm still a bit deaf and ears are still ringing a bit but no pain).

The sweetie probably has bacterial tonsilitis, so he got antibiotics for that.

So came home and spent the afternoon on the couch watching Airport 77 and Airport 79.  All three of the Airport sequels were completely silly, but the aeroplane footage makes me smile :)  I did attempt to sleep for a while in between but failed miserably.

I've had this thing for a week now.  I'm done.  Done I say!

Getting there..

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A bit better today.  Still coughing, but headache mostly gone.

Decided to work from home today.  I kidded myself into thinking I could get some work done with less general distractions.  Alas that was not to be, as I think I spent more time answering messages and teaching people stuff than doing the work I wanted to do.  Oops.

Tonight I was making panoramas of my last trip up Black Mountain Tower (inspired by Yvonne).  They weren't very good, I'm just going to have to go back :)

I did put together the (almost) 360 panorama I took up Kyoto Tower in September.  It turned out really well :)
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Kyoto Tower panorama

Still saddened by all the Christchurch stuff.  Read NathanaelB's account of it..

The rest of my day..

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Spent the morning in bed not sleeping.

Got up around lunch time and watched Airport and Airport 75. 

Started feeling better in the afternoon - the exploding head has subsided somewhat.  Still coughing and sniffling, but will make an attempt at going to work tomorrow (unless they send me home heh).


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Went out to Yass today for a barbeque.  Everyone was a bit hyper so that was a bit.. challenging.. in my state of health.  

It was a nice lunch, and I haven't felt the need to eat anything yet.  I should eat something but I'm feeling a little queasy :/

The little brother and SIL will be here shortly on their way home from their trip to Central Australia.

Blah but a bit better

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So overnight I was a bit delirious from this cold.  I was stressing over the firewall rules I was going to need opened so I could breathe, and was hoping security would hurry up and approve them.  Hrmm.  So took some Coldeze and slept a bit better after that.

Today I was slowed down but refused to be stopped.  Stu had been wanting to go out for breakfast, so we went to Black Pepper.  It was very crowded, and after nearly getting blown away outside, we only got rained on a little bit.  But the food was yummy yum.

Went down to the lake and photographed some swallows and a blue dragonfly.




Blue Dragonfly

Blue Dragonfly

Then went to the other side of the lake to feed the swans/ducks/coots etc.
Teenage swans

Home via Gem Aquatics.

This arvo I didn't do much, really just read news feeds and started working on my 3000 Ravensburger jigsaw (which I've never actually done myself - I lent it to Marylon once and I helped a bit then).  And photographed all the Harry Potter Lego from last year.

Harry Potter Lego

Tonight scanned 69 photos, mostly from 1994.  Photos included a series on Snowy, my budgie, my 21st birthday and some miscellaneous photos.

This was my budgie, Snowy, that I got for Christmas (or thereabouts) in 1993.  Had him (her? - Dad always thought it was a girl and called it a Widgie) for five years.
My 21st Birthday Cake, with Alphie (sequel cockatoo to Alphie, the Alphatech mascot at my Dad's work which got shipped off to South East Asia or some such convoluted story)
21st birthday cake and Alphie
This is looking down the maintenance shaft of Sydney Tower.  My mother and I climbed Sydney Tower's steps - all 1385 of them!
Sydney Tower maintenance shaft
Aftermath of an "Oops" at Waterfall

Scanning 1993-1994

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Scanned another 72 photos tonight.  These ones were from mid 1993 to mid 1994.  The album included a lot of miscellaneous photos, and Hao's visit to Sydney and my subsequent trip to Melbourne with him.

When Hao came to Sydney he had arranged to meet Linton, who was at Summer School with us.  Linton worked at the airport (for Qantas?) and was able to show us around a 747-438 (VH-OJG) under maintenance.  It was way cool!!

Qantas Longreach 747-438 VH-OJD
747 engine
Another shot of my room, with a new book case.

Karen's room with bookshelf
We did quite a bit of touristy stuff when I went down to Melbourne, including wandering around the Yarra and Southbank, Old Melbourne Gaol, the Shot Tower, the Museum and out to Healesville Sanctuary.

Victorian Arts Centre
Wedgetailed Eagle at Healesville Sanctuary

Cooked a lamb roast tonight.  Got some stuff done around the house, but not as much as I would have liked (and no cleaning :/ ).  Got a bit frustrated with GPS Photo Tagger which seems to think my photos are all an hour out to when they were really taken.  I've used this successfully before with correct times, so no idea why it's having a spack now :(  Most frustrating. 

Hump Day

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Slightly less crazy day at work, and Windy figured out something that I never could last year, so that was pretty nifty.

The sweetie cooked dinner tonight, so got my news feeds read early, and scanned another eighty photos mostly from 1993.

That album had another St Clements bushwalk to the National Park, Rock by Megalite concert, a trip to Barrington Tops Guest House, a Sydney Harbour cruise, Easter Camp 93, and a trip to the zoo with my mum.  

The Barrington Tops trip was really cool.  I wouldn't mind going back there again one day.

Barrington Tops Guest House
Me with crimson rosellas
Horse riding
February 1993 saw me rearrange my room again.  The previous arrangement had the biggest open area in front of my desk and bed, but in plain view of the door.  This became problematic because whenever I had any mess on the floor, it was clearly visible to anyone walking past.  So I swapped the desk and bed, leaving the biggest area nicely hidden behind the bed.  It stayed in basically this configuration until I moved out of home in 2000, although a big bookshelf was added, I got a new desk for my first computer(s), and I had a budgie on the drawers on the right for five years..  It's weird because it felt like I didn't have it that way for very long, yet it was probably that way for the longest of any room configuration.  I guess that's what happens when you get old and time speeds up heh.

My room

I was also determined tonight to get the Jackstone right.  So watched this video again and figured out which step I'd missed.  So it turned out relatively well.  Although I did manage to get grease on my fingers from somewhere, maybe the scissors, and ended up with a couple of grease spots on it :/

Blue Jackstone

Scanning 1992

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So tonight I walked up the hill, debugged the pool, cleaned the bathroom, cleaned the kitchen, did a load of washing, had dinner, put on the dishwasher, watched two hours of tv, and scanned eighty photos.


Talk about a productive evening :)

Tonight's scanning job was the album that had photos from my first camera, the Ricoh, I got for Christmas 1991.  The album had most of the first two rolls from that camera, and included such events as Easter Camp, a trip up Sydney Tower and the Harbour Bridge Pylon, the Harbour Tunnel walk, a St Clements bushwalk to Ruined Castle and some photos of my room before and after one of the rearranges I did.  It was also the year I was dating my first boyfriend so there's quite a few pictures of him throughout (and all the flowers he sent me that year)..

My models, as of 1992
My models in 1992
The Bismarck at Scarborough Park.  This was a regular thing in Sydney but I only ever went once.
Cousin Itt.  I had a couple of better versions when my hair was a bit longer.
Cousin Itt
Joyce Jacobs aka Esme Watson from A Country Practice.  She came to just a doll/teddy bear competition at my old primary school.
Joyce Jacobs

People lining up for the Harbour Tunnel Walk
Harbour Tunnel Walk
Darling Harbour from Sydney Tower
Darling Harbour from Sydney Tower

I'm wishing there were more photos taken of my bedroom over the years.  There's a few like the ones I scanned tonight, but really not any from earlier years when it was less cluttered (and had much less personality).

Before a rearrange, late 1992
My room My room

After a rearrange, late 1992
My room My room
Yasi is finally petering out...

Yasi update

Yasi update

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It's still circling Central Australia.

Yasi update

Went out to Potty's tonight to help them with their computer.  Wind and rain screamed through, shearing trees off at the base.  Freaky stuff.

House was a sauna tonight compared to outside.. but of course now the wind has dropped so not getting any circulation.  At least it's supposed to be cooler tomorrow..
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