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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Playful or not.

Been running low on energy these last few weeks.
Partly because my diet is wrong, partly my lack of exercise and partly because my cats sleep on my legs, which keeps me awake all night.

So what's that got to do with anything -
Well actually when I'm energized, I feel young and playful and I tend to dress that way, which also upsets my teenage daughters who want to wear my playful skirts & tops, or I borrow theirs.

Having low energy these last two weeks has seen me out in clothes more fitting a late 40's lady more in to relaxing. In fact I visited Kmart this morning and tried on a lovely new skirt that was both trendy and more for the middle aged ladies and if I had the top to go with it, would have had yet another skirt in my wardrobe (pls note: my very last pair of man-jeans now has a rip where the cool winds put a rude smile on my face)

McDonalds 8.00am wake me up coffee

Super Relaxed and feeling good with
a light brunch and Josie to chat to

So now I'm thinking older, I'm thinking relaxing,
Okay, what I'm really thinking is a cruise to Waiheke Island and taking a tour of the vineyards, that would be super-fun, also thinking I must re-visit the art gallery or museum or botanic gardens soon.
I might even try to get to the "Girls Night Out" movies at my local on Wednesday the 9th to see Naomi Watts in "Diana".

For those who think it's always girl time for me, last week I took about 800Kg of vegetation to the tip and after this mornings outing I finally rebuilt the outer wall of the house and painted after the water leak incident last month where I had to remove that section of wall.
I also mowed the lawns and relocated about 400kg of top soil.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend has come and gone and

Without a purpose or project it seams rather empty.

Luckily my wife accidentally broke a desk top lamp so I spent an hour adding fibre glass reinforcing to the stem and glued all the broken pieces back on. Apart from a few hairline fractures it hard to tell it had been broken - and more importantly wife is happy to have her lamp back.

Played soccer with miss 14.
I hope she stays interested as I need the exercise.
Especially after going to an Italian restaurant with Josie and her wife yesterday.
The delicious chicken and pasta dish, followed by Sticky Date Pudding has pushed me 5kg over my desired weight (or 1kg over my recommended weight).
A girl has to watch these things, and I haven't been as high as 77kg (170lbs) for about 12 years

But when you have good company and good wine, it's definitely worth it.

Yes Josie, I did photoshop some of my wrinkles out

Miss 14 had a spray tan. Even at the risk of turning orange, she braved the tanning booth and today she braved her school mates giving her crap - and survived both. It's nice that she can chose to be who ever she wants to be without worrying what others may or may not think of her.

Actually, it was a very good weekend
But then, that's how I chose every day to be, every time I wake up.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday night

Feeling a bit girlish.
All my daughters were away so wife and I went to Subway. I'm unsure how, but for the first time ever I ate a foot long Sub. I don't think I'll ever do that again, thought I might need a fork hoist to leave the place.
Back home to relax with wife, wearing the following outfit (including wig, bra, makeup etc) and watching a bit of TV.

8pm and I had to pick up miss 14 from her work, I couldn't be bothered to change so hoped in to the car and picked her up.

She is a cheeky girl and greeted me with a "hello mum",
I replied "don't you mean attractive older sister?"

Since my next pickup was 9pm, I dropped miss 14 off at home and headed out to next pickup, stopping at the supermarket for some milk and McDonalds for a cup of tea as I needed to kill 30 minutes.

Relaxing on a Friday evening at McDonalds to kill 30 minutes before next pickup
Back home with wife and 2 daughters, I was still in girl mode to watch a bit of a chick flick with miss14 called "ruby" about a writer who rights up a girl who suddenly appears.
But more improtantly (for me anyway), straight after we watched AVP.

Saturday - hopefully I get to work on my friends boat, that would be nice.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Saturday night - drank to much, woke up at 3am, 4am, 5am, 6am and finally decided to actually get up at 7am. I think someone put a clock tower bell in my head.
Dressed (tight shiny black pants, C-cup, thin white top and a black cardie), and out looking for a large coffee by 7.45am.
8.15am checking out K Mart clothes, tried on a few nice tops and also checked out some cooking appliances (after a cheap pressure cooker), but nothing I wanted to swap for my hard earned cash.
9.06am (approx) went to Columbus coffee read the paper and a Womens Weekly, met Josie around 9.30 for another coffee and a bit of lemon cake.
By this time my head was more settled and I was enjoying the company in the nearly full coffee shop.  Sorry no photos this time, hopefully next weekend will be more interesting.