Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Second outing in 3 days

Okay, so it's $8 movie night, and "the heat"staring Sandra Bullock is on. Nice action chic flick at a price that meets my budget.
The glass of wine was a bit more expensive, but sitting with a few young blond girls and a group of women my age, I felt quite at home.
Apologies for the quality of the photo, I think the staff member wanted to get the ceiling more than me in the photo

Sunday, July 21, 2013

What a week

Starts as any other week, Monday morning off to work, Monday evening help Miss 14 deliver papers, get home to find a black & white rabbit getting cosy with my cats.
Rabbits - umm friendly, likes Miss 14 cuddling it, likes living at my house, hanging with my cats.
Dog barrier now being used to cover the holes in the fence means dog now sleeps on my bed when the cats have finished sleeping on me (around 2am).
Wednesday wife decides to re-orange the furniture, wants the TV mounted on a yet to be painted feature wall. Wednesday evening was taken up with removing a section of dry wall, installing power & aerial cable up the wall. Thursday evening was replacing the dry wall, plastering. Friday was under sealing and all Saturday was painting and mounting the TV, and patting the Rabbit.

Finally Sunday and a couple of hours to spare (before helping re-orange more furniture and washing the cars).
Coffee at Columbus Coffee shop with Josie, not the normal place to find my boss, but luckily I had already finished my breakfast and coffee so I ghosted out before he decided to check out the 2 attractive girls two tables to his right and we decided it would be more relaxing at the Botanic Gardens.

Special thanks to Miss 15 for loaning me her new skirt for the morning (okay she borrowed my black skirt last night).

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Brunch - ReLoaded

Sitting at home with family, relaxing in my black cotton tights, floral bra and purple top with 3/4 sleeves.

I've just spend 3 hours removing a 5 foot section of wall, running a co-axial cable and mains up inside the wall for a wall mounted TV. The reason being is that yesterday, wife and daughter got a selection of test pots of paint and started painting to convert it in to a feature wall which they now plan to paint in the next 5 days. Luckily I had a spare bit of dry wall in the garage and just finished plastering it. If miss 15 had her way, it would have been painted before the plaster was dry or sanded back.

I woke at 5.45am this morning and couldn't even blame the cats for walking all over me during the night like they usually do, but I felt like I hadn't slept for weeks. Laying beside my wife for another hour but still not sleeping, I decided to go out for coffee.
Getting to the bathroom for a shave, putting on my foundation, mascara, eye shadow and lip stick, only just making out my face as the bags under my eyes opened them for me, feeling like age is an ocean liner on my face.
Dressed in tight white top, black jeans and heels I made my way to McDonalds for a 7am coffee, within minutes of sipping the hot drink my body responded, the bags under my eyes lifted and I was ready to run a marathon - had it not been for my tight clothes and high heels. With the coffee down and newspaper read, re-energized I sprang into the local hardware, purchased 2 new oven light bulbs, and before I knew it, I had changed in to a lovely black pencil skirt and sitting with my favorite girl having brunch.

It's amazing how a good coffee and brunch with good company can make such a difference.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Turbulent night

Just before midnight, teen daughters boyfriend turned up.
My reaction just controlled as I escorted him out saying visiting hours are the same as daylight hours.
Slept badly and was awake at 5am, tried really hard to cuddle my wife and fall asleep but my mind was not having it, so at 7am I decided to go out to relax with a bit of me time.
Since I was in an uncaring mood I dressed in an equally uncaring manor and went to McDonalds for a coffee and a read of the news paper.

Did I mention I love corsets?

Love my corset, just wish I had boobs

Feeling a bit better after an hour relaxing and a good coffee, I decided to check out the showers on display at Mitre 10 (as I will soon need to replace my shower and the floor under it) and get some design ideas. Just before 9am I got the mall and checked out what was new in the girls clothing shops for the next hour. At home, I new my houselot would be waking up and I headed back to get my chores done and an outing with my wife on this lovely sunny (but cool) winter day.

Wife bought me some new heels last week, but after a couple of hours, my toes had had enough.