Friday, March 26, 2021


 I'm planning on having a really quiet day today.

Just pottering around the house.

There's a little bit of tidying up to do in the garage, so I'll get that done first thing.

Then I might do some of my jig saw puzzle.

It's going to take me WEEKS to get it done!

The Grey Cat.  There's this freakin' grey tabby cat that is constantly on our property.  It sits on the fence and annoys the dogs, and I've seen it sitting on the little bridge over the pond.

I'm starting to think it's responsible for a few dead fish.

Does anyone know how I can 'encourage' it to PISS OFF? 

The only thing I can think of is sitting out there with the hose ... ready to spray it?

ABOVE: This is so damn true!

I never realised just how OFTEN I rang and chatted with me Mum and visa versa,  until I couldn't ever again.  It still hurts like mad.

I often feel at an utter loss when I can't talk to her about what's going on in our lives.  She was always my sounding board, my confidante and my staunchest supporter, (along with Stew).

It is five and a half months since she left us, I can't get over how quickly that time has gone!

It's going to be a very long time before I stop reaching for my phone to ring her.

Moving on... because anyone who's lost a family member knows you have to... I shall get outta bed in an hour or so, and make a start on my day.

My hair this morning.... not so pretty!
A side part means I have hair falling all over my face, which I loathe.  So, I've tied it back in a low ponytail.
The high bun has to be given a rest, cos it's causing thinning on the top of me head!
I think now that it's getting cooler I will wear it out more often, cos it did look rather nice.

Right, I'm off to put the washing away, tidy the garage then puzzle I think.

3.20 pm: And it's been quiet here.  I got all me jobs done.
I did some puzzling.
I had lunch then watched a crime programme on TV.
Very mundane day really.

Now though, I've got a headache.  Probably from looking at little pieces of puzzles eh?  So might take a panadol and try to sleep it off.

ABOVE:  Well me damn headache did not go away.  It's been with me all day in fact.  My head really hurts. Part of that is from the hairdressers yesterday I'm sure, parts of my scalp are quite sore.
I'm so damn sick of having headaches!  I REALLY, REALLY hope that in a few months my stress levels will be so much lower, and the headaches stop.

And now... I'm gunna bugger off and spend the evening watching mindless TV.  And keep away from the lollies!  No more dry horrors all night from high blood sugar thanks.  😆


  1. That phone call from MOM is so true!

    I have a funny little tale. I NEVER dream. And if I do the dreams are silly and I forget them immediately. This morning I had a dream about YOU! It was crazy realistic, and of course, silly! I ran into you coming out of a shop on a busy street in Costa Rica. You were with Bex and someone else (Brylee or Lacy). I introduced myself. We hugged (no Covid in the dream), I expressed my confusion at seeing you in Costa Rica. You explained that it is common for New Zealanders to spend the off season in Costa Rica (or some such thing). And we carried on. Then - I had a little panic because we didn't get a photo together! I actually woke up bummed about missing the photo opportunity! HAHA, how weird!

    1. Costa Rica eh? Just a bit funny Chick!

    2. My biggest wish is to one day travel overseas specifically to meet some of my lovely blog friends! You would be one of them for sure.

    3. Aw! That would be fun. We would need to get a photo!

  2. Hang in there, Chris it does get better. I lost my mom in 2010 and I still feel the loss, but it's filled with sweet memories.

    1. I know Chick, having lost both my brothers to accidents, and my Dad to drowning before Mum's death, it does take a long time to learn to live with loss.

  3. So did ya get any action last night 💙💙🤣🤣

    1. Do we really need or want to know lol 😂 🤣
      #Lacy 💙

    2. Just being nosey and trying to make your Ma laugh 😅

    3. Yeah I laughed, cos I NEVER talk about my love life in public. You can speculate all ya like, I will never tell. lol

  4. I just lost my mom this week💔 I keep thinking " I need to call mom" then realize that she's gone. I talked to her every day and visited a couple times a week. It is the worst feeling I have ever experienced 😢

    1. My heartfelt condolences Shellie. I know exactly how you are feeling. It will probably take YEARS to live with it without crying. I'm still waiting for the 'happy memories' to kick in! Right now I just remember the last few weeks of her life and how heartbreaking it was.

  5. Hope you feel better soon Chris. Take care, hope you have a relaxing weekend.

  6. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Have you had your blood pressure checked recently? I know my mother, who had always had low blood pressure, began getting terrible headaches and had her blood pressure checked and it was sky high. And I imagine the dress you are undergoing would make anyone’s blood pressure rocket.



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