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, May 24, 2015

Ever had a morning, where you feel the need to show off?

Well today I woke, feeling a bit naughty.
So I pulled out a little outfit I bought many years ago for another "showing"
It's tight enough to show every bump and curve (if I had curves).
I do have to be careful sitting down, keeping my legs closed otherwise my pretty little black undies would be on display - wouldn't want to be one of those types of girls.

Make up is at a minimum, light foundation and lipstick, that's it - 0 to 100 in 60 seconds.

I did have my eyebrows trimmed for Fridays visit to the surgeon, as well as legs shaved, so I figured why not show off some more before the hair sprouts back.

So another great barista coffee at McDonalds, read the newspaper, watched the early (7 - 7.30 am) raisers and workers come in for their morning breakfast bagel and coffee fix.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Doctors visit

Doctor said I needed to see a surgeon (I do have my own knife but not required at this stage).
So today was my surgeons appointment day, so first got dressed, forgot my undies but who needs undies anyway (doctor tells me undies and pants are bad for males, they prevent essential cooling).

Wife did mention how lucky I was to have her buying me clothes (I do love this skirt she got for herself - and I'm also willing to share the lawn mowing with her if she ever gets the urge to do so)

Then got to the waiting room and.....

I waited........... read some woman's mags......... watched Elle and waited 50 minutes after the appointment, but eventually made it in to his office and......

I waited some more, took lots of photos while I waited.

Eventually a pretty female student came in and questioned me about my ailment, she was nice and we had a few laughs.
After she left, I waited again.

The surgeon arrived with the student, we laughed some more, but eventually I had to lift my skirt so they could stick a telescope up my behind - Oh the indignity of it, not to mention the painful pushing. Lets just say it wasn't the most photographic view of me, and then they were gone - off to the next patient.

On the way home I stopped at Bunnings to buy one of their electric lawnmowers, but they had sold out (the non-replaceable rubber band broke in my lawnmower, but I might do something cool with the motor).
I also stopped off at the chemist with my prescription (for grains & fibre to help my digestion - I never should have given up on the Weet-Bix breakfast).

While I was planning all the things I could do at home, I did manage to stop off for a cup of tea first. Found a cafe so full, I was lucky to get the last table.

Funny how on the inside I feel young & pretty, but photos always come out making you look old, and 4 hours after shaving, my beard has sprouted for all to see.
But I'm so relaxed from my little adventure, so relaxed having girl time, so relaxed doing house cleaning.
I wish painting my car, fixing my gutters was this relaxing (maybe I should wear a skirt for that also)

Sunday 31st May - an Einstein function is on at my University (and probably yours) ....
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
So don't expect any blogging on that day.

Hope you have a great weekend (without needing any doctors).
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, 
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Missing a weekend, seems like forever

It was school ball (aka Prom) weekend for 2 of my girls.
We overspent, to make it special for them, Saturday was hair by 1 pm, makeup at 5 pm  and pre ball party at 6 pm. the night and early am was spent transport them between parties.
It was fun, tiring, and I wished I could join them in a pretty prom dress.

Tuesday - cheap move night and I finally get to see "The Age of Adaline". Not a bad movie, lead actress is HOT but for me, left me wanting more, so I went to Subway for a late dinner.

Seeing the photos, one from home thanks to my wife, other from the staff at the theater, I realize 2 things.

1st) I'm getting old
2nd) I can't pass as a female.

But, I've known that for a long time, and I still go out and have fun.

It didn't help that I was in a hurry, Miss 16 was also in a hurry and she had my makeup, so we were pestering each other to hurry with what ever we wanted next.

EARLIER, while shopping with my wife, being a gentleman I ran through the poring rain to fetch the car for her.
She complained (while smiling) about the noise, the number of witnesses, and the illegal hand brake sliding car sideways in to a spare parking slot. It would have been cool if the door opened for her and doves flew out - all in slow motion and with background music - still can't have everything we want.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

House invaded by South Africans

Okay, maybe catchy title, but it was a friends 50th birthday party, and while there were 2 of us, that weren't born in South Africa, the birthday girl and the other 30 were born in SA.
Saturday was a early set up, to get the lamb & chicken cooking, salads ready, and the yard perfect. The afternoon and late in to the evening was party time.
Sunday another early start with the clean up - for 2 hours I was in my floral leggings the kids bought me for Christmas, a bra and green top, then changed before the first helpers arrived.

Actually I had some amazing girl time afterwards as I took one of my girls out to buy jewellery, we had a blast and a really fun girly chat over lunch.
I was so dressed inappropriately - in regular men's clothes, but inside I was all girl

So while life is not always about being dressed pretty, while normal things can still happen, sometimes you can have great girl time even when your not a girl.