Is this not a cute picture I have no idea why I have it in my file or where it came from... but I send it to all you lovely people who have sent me good wishes during the last week
So an update ... I am feeling a million times better ... coughing non stop and have swallowed half the Antibugs so far, another week to go... they better be good as they make me feel like **&^$% !! but I am determined to finish them ... have to bang this on the head hard ...so to speak.
So what has gone wrong ...
My visitors decided while shopping yesterday that they would treat us to ice cream, so we duly bought a tub of Frozen Yogurt ( healthier they say) which was put straight into the chest freezer on returning home. When we went to retrieve it sometime later it was so so soft .. on inspection of freezer it was found to be kaput. Checked everything like power, plug etc. nothing was amiss so the freezer has died, a quick call to the Son's phone and then a dash to his house with meat etc from freezer that luckily was still frozen.
So looks like my trip to the sales will be for a new freezer in New Year.
On a good note Son and family went shopping yesterday also and bought me some Solar Lights for the veranda, I remember talking about them to Claire but the lovely thing was she remembered and when she saw them at the sales ... purchased some for me ... thank you so much.
Here comes Santa Claus ...... may be he would like to finish a few of my quilts when he has finished this one...
So Okay ... it is definite I will not be going anywhere tomorrow to celebrate Christmas, the antibugs have not started to kick in yet may be after this evenings dose I will begin to feel better.
So it is here I will stay, may be I will have a stitching day ... more than likely alone as everyone else will be at the family lunch in Papamoa, I am quite happy about that as it is not fair to offer my bugs to the whole family.
My sister has called and she has developed a sore throat ... so she is resting at the beach today ... but my guess is they will come home here sometime tomorrow.
Now that is going to be interesting as I have done absolutely no food shopping ... but the freezer has a good stock... so we will not go hungry.
There is no Christmas tree up or any decorations ... so could not be less Christmasy at this house if it tried. I also have done no present shopping so even Santa will not call here tonight.
May be I will develop a bit of Christmas spirit tomorrow and may even decorate with the tree at least...
Mind you I remember from years back when the tree did not go up until Christmas eve, and you did not Christmas shop in October and November ... so perhaps this is my chance to revert back to those days.
I have spent today tucked on the sofa watching Jamie Oliver's Family Christmas cooking programmes ... and realise how much we do go over board and how much of it is really not necessary, but mind you some of it sounded good. Will try and remember some of them for next year.
Hope Santa is good to you, I know he will be to us when we catch up with him
I have been feeling a bit poorly with a hacking cough this week and I finally had to give in and visit the Doctors today ... yeap!! it's a fact I am going to be sick over Christmas I have Bronchitis and sinusitis and have to watch that it does not turn to pneumonia, So I am swallowing the Anti-bugs and swigging the cough syrup from the bottle.. This will be the first time I have ever been sick at Christmas.... and I have visitors.
They are in the camper van at the beach where I had to leave them ... but they are doing okay with out me as I had to finally give in and come home today .. so I am here suffering by myself but that is okay as I don't like a lot of fuss when I am sick. We are due at my Neice's for lunch on Christmas Day not sure if I am going to make it ... lets hope the antibugs work wonders then may be I might.
YES!! you did read that right ... we are still in Rotorua and we are so pleased we decided to stay at home.
The rain is still falling that is now 4 days of continuous showers and today torrential rain..
But guess what we did today... no you won't be able to so I will tell you.
We drove to Whakatane and Ohope Beach at 2pm this afternoon we were going a little stir crazy in the house and needed some fresh air... I suggested it just to go out may be just a drive there and back. We stopped for a late lunch at Julian's Berry Farm wee hee !! to die for... then a fresh strawberry frozen yogurt ... then on to the beach, the wind was blowing and the rain was really coming down
" How about a walk on the sand " said I. Paul thought I was off my rocker, then Penny agreed to come with me. So Paul stayed in the car and we headed off along the sand collecting shells ... in fact the wind dropped once we were on the sand and it was a really great stroll we took, we got wet ...so .. our skin is water proof, and I stood to close to the incoming tide and got wet, up past my knees.
But it was just like being kids again together.
The flooding on the way back was beginning to show and the drains were over flowing... hopefully it will ease tonight .. although the weatherman says not before Wednesday or Thursday ... Oh help!!.
My sister Penny and her husband Paul have arrived from UK bringing with them the rain, it has not stopped for 3 days, hopefully we will head off tomorrow going south to visit Wellington and every thing between here and there of interest. Paul would like to see the Palmerston North Rugby Museum .. me I did not even know they had one !!
We have done all the boiling mud and volcanic stuff here in Rotorua while it has been raining .... so lets all pray for the rain to ease so they can see farther than a few yards across the lakes.
So I am going to be absent for a bit from blogging.
Every one have a fantastic Christmas ... catch up with you all later.
Amazing how time appears, there I was just a couple of hours ago bleating on about busy busy ....
NO TIME and here I am on the 3rd posting ...gee arn't you all lucky.
This was sent to me and far to good not to share...I never really liked the terminology "Old Farts" but this makes me feel better about it.
And if you ain’t one of these , I bet ya you know one!
I got this from an "Old Fart" friend of mine!
OLD FART PRIDE
I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it.
Actually, it';s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner (or O Canada).
Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.
They know the words and believe in them.
Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler.
They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing.
They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.
If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize.
If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady.
Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always,
when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children
and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity.
They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
It's the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politician's, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.
This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.
We need them now more than ever.
Thank God for Old Farts!
I was taught to respect my elders.
It's just getting harder to find them.
Hi, Everyone thank you for the emails, asking where are you ?
I am at home but have visitors and busy busy, had the wedding of my neice which was lovely last weekend, now my Sister Penny and her Husband Paul arrive on Thursday and we are going travelling, so I will be missing for a bit ... But every one have a really lovely Christmas and I will promise to catch up soon
My computer was running so so slow and I thought may be I need to tidy it up a bit .... so have spent an hour putting all my photo's on to memory sticks and there were hundreds, defragmenting, deleting cookies and temp folders also various programmes that are no longer used.
I had folders in My Documents that had such rubbish in them ...they must have been important at the time of course.... Gee the difference is amazing !! it is quicker and I bet it feels lighter in it's brain box as well.... Of course I vow never to let it get to that point again ...but there was no one here to hear me make the vow so it does not stand much chance of me remembering.
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Me. I am 70 yrs young, I finally went to university when I was in my 40's and received my diploma the same year as my daughter received hers. So there was life in the old gal.
I have been a follower and followed my then husband around the world, he working and me..I had a wonderful time and would not have changed a thing the experiences are 100 fold, I really must get around to writing a book. We have lived in France, USA, UK, Spain, Kuwait, Jordan, Philippines, China, Bahrain, Dubai and NZ to name but a few.
My nomadic life began in 1977 when my then husband was offered a job in Kuwait / Dubai Our wanderings continued and finally we ended up again in Dubai in 2006/9.. 30yrs later, so life has been in a full circle.
Stitching and Quilting kept me sane in all these years and are now my best friends. 2013 now sees me at home in New Zealand with my children and grand children and my last move from these shores. Vacations apart of course.