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, April 30, 2017

Slow week

Unfortunately with Miss 18's university bill, and still working on the vets bill, means it's a slow and un-eventful week.
Having said that, the main excitement is that I've removed the state-of-art (1996 version) radio with the 6 cd boot changer from my daughter car and re-loomed the wiring for the new Bluetooth, SD, USB radio that is under $100 and the cool part when it arrives tomorrow, is that it will also pick up New Zealand radio frequencies (something the European Clarion system didn't do).
I've also put another gloss coat on her car bonnet then did a nice sand and cut the next day, before it became too hard, looks like show room quality now.

The girlish side of my life,
I really couldn't be bothered with wigs or make up, but still...
Walked the dog, said "hi" to a few other dog walkers.

Visited the vets to make a payment on the dogs bill, had a fun chat to the staff as she had her days confused after Tuesdays ANZAC public holiday.

Going out, without wigs or make up, means we feel like we're "safe", we live in a good environment and I suppose that's just how I've been feeling lately.

Thank god for weekends, finally managed to get fully dressed (after getting a bit nutty about not enough girl time), "borrowed miss 19's hand bag and got out for a relaxing breakfast.

After breakfast, I got back home to find my wife still asleep (9 am), so I made her a coffee and peanut butter on toast, then laid next to her. 
When she woke she saw me with my make up on and frizzy hair and laughed as I reminded her of the Mad Hatter as we watched "Alice through the looking glass" last night. I laughed and reminded her I'm not mad, just a smidgen crazy.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Family is back for Easter holidays

Miss 18 is back from University for 10 days.
She brought her 1300 page Chemistry book and I've been having a browse through it - quite interesting and got me thinking about "gravity waves" AGAIN.
Of course, I think the scientists saw a gravity tsunami ("I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of QUARKS suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." in a Galaxy far far away). Waves from my guitar strings or from "the pebble in the lake" tend to oscillate, and as Einstein speculated as too small to detect, hence the need for a tsunami.

Mind you, Flat Earth came up as a topic and,.. well not one to dismiss stuff instantly, but a quick review of how a full moon works, soon put Miss 14 mind at ease and logic won the discussion.

On the lighter side, 
Good Friday when all the shops were shut, my kettle died so Saturday I had to buy another (good excuse for coffee and buying more cat food as that had also run out on Friday)

I had a practice run at trying to look a bit naughty the night before. Even used eyeliner under my eyes to make me darker and more mysterious, Even put on fish net stockings.

    But this is NOT who I am.
Sunday and yet another relaxing day, but as my wife was convinced I still had eyeliner on, hours after scrubbing my face raw on Saturday, I decided to go out make up free.
I did feel very naked and vulnerable but old enough now not to care, even daughter said I shouldn't worry about wearing a wig - hell no, I look old enough with the wig, without I'd look ancient.

Monday - and decided to be a bit more outrageous when going for coffee

Still not liking fish nets and the outfit isn't fooling anyone
So after a coffee and reading the paper, I offered the newpaper to another couple, the 50ish female said "Good on ya mate", I smiled, handed over the newspaper and left.

I sat at the beach for an hour as the sun came up and got changed for my 9.30 brunch with my girlfriend at Columbus Coffee


Brunch took an hour, a very relaxing time before we headed off for a beach walk, watched a few boaties mooring their yachts while other walkers also enjoyed the sunny rays. We chatted about the usual girl stuff and before we knew it, it was time to go back to our normal lives and our great wives.

At home now with the trouble making girls - Only one day in and I'm wish the school holidays would end - no not really, I do love them, especially when their not trying to annoy each other.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Birthday week

Been around the sun 52 times now (can I get of the ride now?)
Birthday went like:-
     Wake up at 6.15 & made wife her regular morning coffee
     Did 8 hours for the boss
     Made a special birthday roast dinner for 8, along with my special cheese cake dessert.
     Walked the dog
     Did the dishes (those that didn't fit in the dish washer)
     10 pm - relaxed for 15 minutes before showering and going to bed.
     11.45 pm - get up and start clearing up the flood waters in the basement/TV room

It's been quite a good week (except for my basement flooding during the rains, keeping me awake with scoop and bucket to keep the water levels down during the night, but hopefully that's over with for a few years now or at least until I can install drains and a sump pump).

Friday- I wasted 2 hours trying to buy a part from the stores division of my company, where they repeatedly didn't "see" my purchase order and after 2 hours it turns out that they stopped dealing with that supplier hence the order not making through their system. If only they had told someone that they had stopped dealing with that supplier I would have known to go direct to the supplier.

Only thing for such an annoying Friday  - go out and have a few glasses of wine, but first a quick visit to the vets to pay a bit more of the dogs operation off.
I'm not sure if the staff even noticed how I was dressed, sure they have seen me in leggings and sports tops but never fully made up before.

Nothing quite as relaxing as sitting on the outside seating of a busy pub, in a busy main street suburban shopping district, having a few glasses of wine, with the warm sun on my bare legs.
 - okay, lets not comment on the hairy eyebrows, something I need to sort out soon :)

Back in to swimming, I made it to the 1,000 meter mark although the fact I've stopped using breast forms has probably speed me up. One day I'm going to buy a nicer one piece swim suit like the women in the "fast lane" at the pools.

One of the ladies there in the "fast lane" has the perfect body shape - I'm so jealous, although being gender fluid means I'll also be happy with a good masculine body shape and it's probably easier than having her shape.

Apart from that, it's just been the regular coffee stops

I hope your week was as interesting as mine