Monday, September 15, 2014


Bex is off for her first midwife appointment this morning.  If Dante is better he will go with her, and if not, he can stay home with his Grandma, that would be me.

Me.  Still coughing and feeling like shit.  I'm making a Doctor's appointment first thing this morning, probably for tomorrow, when I have less on.

I want to get something more for the back ache, the cough and to help me sleep at night.  I no longer take Amitriptyline,  having successfully weaned myself off them, so am having heaps of trouble staying asleep at night, thanks to the bloody hot flushes hitting me on the hour.

So, fingers crossed the Dr can give me something.  Tomorrow.

Another possible side effect of going off the Amitriptyline?  My appetite has kinda gone.  And my capacity to eat huge meals?  GONE.  Wishful thinking?  Mind over matter?  Or those pills no longer affecting me?   Either way, it's a novel feeling!  Long may it last.

This morning will be devoted to housework and some sewing I hope.
If Dante ends up staying here with me when Bex goes to the midwife, I shall just enjoy some quality Dante and me time.  I hope he's well though, it was so quiet yesterday!  He spent most of the day sleeping, poor bubba.

This country goes to the Polls next weekend, to vote for whoever we want in power.  So over all the crap in the papers/tv about it all... all the major parties trying to dig up dirt on the others. Anyway, I read this on a friend's Facebook last night and it made me laugh:

The New Zealand Press...
A tough looking guy is at Auckland zoo with his kids when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.
Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The guy runs toward the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the guy brings her to her terrified parents who thank him endlessly.

Nicky Hager, also at the zoo visiting his family (the simians) has watched the whole event. Nicky Hager addresses the guy and says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

The guy replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'
Nicky Hager says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page..So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliations do you have?'
The guy is embarrassed but replies, 'I'm an SAS grunt just returned from Afghanistan and a National party supporter'.
Nicky Hager notes all this down then leaves.
The following morning the guy buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:
And that my friends, pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news

Funny eh?  Can't wait for the elections to be over.


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Change of day's plans.
I'm going to the Dr first thing this morning (9.45), and I'm not going to Hospice this afternoon.
I don't feel up to 4 hours on my feet in the shop, coughing and feeling miserable.

Dante is all recovered, so he's going to the midwife with Bex, and so am I.  Cos I got invited.  Cool.... today we will probaby get a due date.

GrandBaby No #13 is due on May 1st, 2015. All is well with mother and peanut.  

Dante:  sick as a dog.
Had a midday sleep, woke and threw up all over the floor.  High temperature and miserable.

Me:  Felt like throwing up at lunchtime something rotten, had a fruit bun and dozed for 2 hours.  I now feel much better, except for my back which is really sore.  Coughing has eased for now.

BEX:  needs sleep!  But coping well.

Griffin:  home from school, starving.  Making himself 2 huge toasted sandwiches for afternoon tea!

Brylee:  not home yet.  Fingers crossed she's been a good little teenager at school today.  *sigh*

***  I presume you who have left comments want to be in the draw to win the little wall hanging?  Ya didn't say (except Christine)

OK...  it's been a stressful afternoon/evening in a way.  Dante's temperature has gone up and down between 38.4 - 40.4 and he's still fluctuating madly.  Hopefully he improves overnight.
My cough is now making me throw up too.  Gawd I hate this sort of cough that seems to get me once a year!

End of Day:  hoping tomorrow sees better health for me and Dante, and Bex doesn't get morning sickness!
nite nite


  1. hope your cough gets better soon. Was that medication for depression? I know that SOL started a different medication and it really increased her appetite. It's rough, isn't it? stupid meds... sending hugs xx

  2. The cough and icky bugs down our way too, Dante will be amazed and probably say WOW at appointments, how exciting.

  3. Lorraine H2:18 PM

    Hope all goes well for you Chris & they can sort those meds out.Plus they can give you something for that cough.Lucky you to be going to see the Midwife with Bex(& Dante)hope this one is as good as her last Midwife.

    Southgirl x

  4. My name in a comment "Christine"....

  5. Anonymous3:52 PM

    yeay baby no 2 :D were very excited. Just want my wee man to get better.

    Xx bexs im in the draw now rite lol

  6. Lorraine H4:03 PM

    Yes Please Chris I would love to be in the Draw for your Beautiful wall hanging.My name is "Lorraine"

  7. of course! hahaha! But only if you want to put me in the running!

  8. Froggy!!! Of course I shall put you in the running ... doh!

  9. Love to be in your draw, I can see that at the beach house! Hope you feeling
    better Chris, also Dante, bad time of the year. Take care

  10. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Hi Chris
    I would love to win your wall hanging! You are so, so talented!
    And yay for baby #2 being due on 1st May – such a great day (good friend’s birthday)! So exciting!!!

    Karen D (Wellington)

  11. Hi Chris, would love to be in the draw. What happened at the Dr's for you? Any luck? Penny xo

  12. I too would love to be in the running for your wall hanging. Got just the spot for it! Natalie

  13. Anonymous8:08 PM

    Congratulations Bex, Steve and Dante it's a great date (my mums birthday and she's wonderful). Taurus people are beautiful people. Chris I love love your wall hanging, it is amazing I cannot believe it is hand done. Well I probably can because only you could be that talented. I would love a chance.

  14. Yes please Chris. Get well soon x

  15. Yes please mum...

  16. A May baby, congrats.

    Hope you are all feeling better soon.

    And yes please Chris. :-)

  17. Hilarious political commentary! Isn't that just the way?! Yes, do please include me in your drawing - I love your work! Hugs to you. :)

  18. Hope you guys are feeling better soon! Love the lion story, sounds about right! I hate when it's time for elections here, same thing and then signs all over in your face.


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