How was your day dear?: April 2013 Archives

So for our anniversary we both got the day off work, and decided to go for a drive out to Captains Flat.  Cute little town, although really not much there.  The pub didn't open til dinner time on a Friday - only open for lunch on weekends.  So we had some "lunch" at The Outsider cafe.  There was only SOS mobile reception there, presumably only Telstra has a tower there.  We went up and look at the old entrance to the mine.  But sadly we didn't go out to the radar, which was half the reason I wanted to go.  Stu says "next time".

Captains Flat sign, including ducks and horses
Captains Flat sign

Residents can get emergency water supplies from here
Captains Flat water supply

A photo of the mine on an info board
Captains Flat old photo

A memorial for miners who lost their lives
Captains Flat memorial

Stu inspecting the Molonglo River (that little bit of brown in front of him)
Captains Flat Molonglo River

Isn't he a cutie?
The sweetie

Captains Flat from Beazley Street
Captains Flat

The Outsider cafe
The Outsider

Captains Flat hotel
Captains Flat Hotel

Lake George Mine entrance
Lake George mine

Lake George mine

Captains Flat from the mine
Captains Flat

Old railway bridge
Railway bridge

Church at Carwoola
Carwoola church

Five Years

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Stu and I got married five years ago today.

I still feel like we're newly-weds :)

Love you sweetie pea, happy anniversary :)

Where was I?  Wednesday .. 

Dealing with a crap crisis meant not getting any "real" work done today.

Drinks with Neil and Simon at Ha Ha, then La De da, and some very yummy fries.

La De Da fries

Then home to fight with technology.  Couldn't even get the old DVD player to play - could get audio to come through, but not video.  Which is a big stinking poo.  So we ended up watching the first couple of episodes of Firefly on Bluray.  Can't believe that series is over ten years old now.  And Neil is watching Veronica Mars again .. maybe I should too! heh :)

Still Coughing

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It's just not going away, and getting really rather tiresome :(:(:(:(

Went to bed at 10pm last night.  Was still awake at 2am.

Today Windy did help me solve a problem that I'd created on Friday (that'll learn me to clean up - slightly too efficiently oops).. thanks Windy!

Getting there..

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Saturday was still feeling a bit blah, but by the afternoon was starting to feel better.  Did our food shopping and in the evening we went over to Mishi's for a games night.  As usual most of the night was chatting over food, but we did end up going and playing some Fluxx and Monty Python Fluxx.  Damien won several games, and Geoffrey and Liam won a game each as well.

Today was feeling more back to normal (still a lot of phlegm) and was actually up to doing some housework.  But otherwise it was a pretty nothing day.

And so that's the end of that.. 

Cough cough cough

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So after spending two days fixing problems, I finally got to do my scheduled work today.  I was hoping to have it done by about 2pm so I could go home early, but alas didn't finish til after 4pm, and even then I didn't finish because some other people were doing some other work which was getting in the way.

Cough if anything is getting worse not better. 


Mostly Fail Day

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So I dragged myself into work today (I really could have used another hour or three's sleep) because I really wanted to get my work done.  Except I couldn't because of a couple of problems.  So I wait for the developer to get in so he can tell me what the problems are.  But he doesn't show.  I'm getting really annoyed at this point.  Eventually I found out he's on training for two days.  !?  I wish I'd known that *before* I went in.  Anyways, he actually managed to get online and we did resolve a couple of the problems, so the day wasn't a complete failure.

I am so tired tonight though.  It's 7pm and I'm thinking it must be almost time to crash into bed..

Number Plate

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Did a 24 hour trip to the club last night.  Hung out at the caravan for a bit before going up and having drinks and dinner with some of the others.  We brought all our own food, but as per usual Andrew cooked entirely too much, so we had some of his lemon chicken (which was awesome) and sweet and sour pork.

Slept ok, but the mattress tilts towards Stu which makes things a little uncomfortable (I have enough trouble being comfortable lying down at the best of times).

Had leftovers for breakfast and did my cross stitch while Stu woke up.  Vaccuumed the club house (kids+crackers and bark off logs for the fire make quite a mess - who knew?), then came home for lunch.

And is this not the coolest thing *ever*? :)

Kazza * Stu

Last Friday Night

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Last Friday Night (last night) a couple of Daves and a Neil and I crashed @CLBradley's place for wine and pizza.  Lots of fun, but sorry Lisa for keeping Miss M up way too late!  (and she knows the words to TGIF much better than I do, which is slightly disturbing, given that she's eight!)

Wine lineup

Doc saw this Back In Black shiraz and couldn't resist buying it
Back in Black Shiraz

Mosquito coil

Doc and Back in Black wine

Last night we had Stu's colleague Rachel over for dinner.  The sweetie cooked up some rissoles which were pretty yummy.  Then we showed her a couple of Japan slideshows.  A very pleasant evening.

Falling Back

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The weekend started with drinks at La De Da.  And chorizo.. yum!

La De Da Chorizo

Saturday morning we went to Black Pepper for breakfast.

Saw these little guys as we were walking back to the car.

Red Rumped Parrots

Red Rumped Parrots

Went and did our food shopping, them came home.

Pretty quiet afternoon.  I was in a bit of a strange mood which didn't help.

Went out for dinner - ended up at Little Siam in Gungahlin.  Turned out to be quite a nice little restaurant.  We got a chicken red curry and a pork larb, which were just on the upper end of my spiciness tolerance, but pretty good.  All the onion made the sweetie suffer afterwards though :(  Very reasonably priced.  In fact our two dishes and rice were only ~$30 - cheaper than breakfast!

Little Siam candle

Little Siam red curry

Little Siam pork larb

Afterwards we went over to Potty's and we all just hung out and chatted.

Today was another quiet day.  Probably wouldn't have left the house, but the sweetie wanted to take his car out (it had a flat battery the other morning, don't know why).  So we went went for a tour of the inner north of Canberra, then up Mount Ainslie.

Airport from Mount Ainslie

Fountain from Mount Ainslie

Canberra from Mount Ainslie

Black Mountain from Mount Ainslie

Tonight I cooked a roast pork.  It was only a small roast, so decided not to do the extended high heat at the beginning.  So the meat came out beautifully, as did the veggies, but the crackling wasn't the best.

Woke up at stoopid o'clock this morning.  Will be nice to wake up with the light again for the next little while... 

Everybody Dies

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Watched the last couple of episodes of House tonight.  Which were pretty emotional for me, what with you know, well, that..

The after-special was pretty cool.  And after watching eight years of Hugh Laurie as House, it's still a bit jarring to hear his British accent! (this pic kinda sums it up)..


Gosh I just realised I never mentioned that D&Y came to stay on Saturday night.  They arrived fairly late after running a train to Bungendore, so didn't see that much of them, but was nice to see the both of them.


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Was going to do a bunch more photo sorting tonight, but ended up doing jigsaws and watching TV ...

Not a bad day today, except when I looked at things.  I keep telling myself I should not look at things.  Because everytime I do my brain explodes.

And .. made it

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Stu and I were both in weird moods yesterday so didn't leave the house.  

Rinse and repeat today.

Did some jigsawing and photo sorting and a little bit of rearranging of clutter - trying to make it more in my face to be able to get rid of it more easily.  Well that's the theory.

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