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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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I'm going to make this a regular thing

Last Tuesday I took the day off from blogging, reading blogs, almost a total non-computer day, all I read were my emails, then I shut it down and had the day to myself.

I didn't have any outside appointments, no shopping needed to be done, the laundry was all caught up.
Nothing to do at all.

So.....

I slept a lot, read a bit of my book, a bit on the kindle, ate icecream....it was great.
A whole me day.
I haven't had one of those in a long while.
(I didn't even cook dinner, had a sandwich instead)

So I'm going to do it again. 
Next Tuesday.
And every Tuesday.

I should be able to make a sizeable dent in the stack of books on my bedside chest.

Whimsical Wednesday #108

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!


The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.


ever wondered what those animals were saying?

Now you know.

taking a break today

I can't think of a single thing to post and I'm feeling a bit washed out.

I'll spend the day napping and reading, see you tomorrow!

last week's TV news (aka don't eat that)

well, it was actually A Current Affair I heard this on.
An article on being aware of food poisoning from fast food outlets. 

They run these stories a few times a year, inspectors going around with thermometers finding places where hot chicken is 19 degrees instead of the recommended over 60, sushi is 16 degrees instead of the recommended under 5 degrees, that sort of thing.

Featured within the story was an interview with a woman who had eaten something and spent nine days in hospital severely ill. 
It happens...but here's the part that stunned me.

She told the interviewer she'd noticed (tasted?) something wrong with the first bite, but continuedeating at least half of her kebab before ditching the rest in the bin.

What?? 
Something seems off and you keep eating??

Wouldn't you spit out that first off mouthful and take the kebab back to the vendor?
Inform him the meat is off?  (or something else in the kebab isn't right)

If something doesn't taste wrong, then continuing …

Sunday Selections #156

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It seems something has bitten me

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Doesn't look like a vampire bite...it isn't on the neck either.

Probably not a werewolf or zombie, it's much too small.

And I didn't feel anything, just woke up with an itchy red patch just over a week ago.

It looked rough as if I had scratched it in my sleep, so I assumed it was a hive, (I get hives now and again), dabbed it with Dettol antiseptic and forgot about it. Until it itched again. I dabbed it again and forgot about it. Until....well...you get the picture.

By the next day it still hadn't disappeared, usually an itchy hive would be gone a day later.
And I never get the red patch around a hive, just the itchy little pimple.


this is it today, see that tiny "hole" in the centre?
Site of the bite I reckon.
The red patch around it was larger yesterday, you might be able to make out the pink wider edge and where it goes down towards the armpit a bit?  All of that was almost as red as the bit around the bite, probably from scratching. In my sleep.

a cl…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

here's a surprise

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Do you all remember the two cats that have adopted my daughter's yard?

Not as a permanent home, they just hang around until someone feeds them, then disappear.


the grey tabby, who turned out to be pregnant and had her babies just before Christmas,

and the black and white, who we have been calling Gus.

Now for the surprise....Gus is a girl!!

And pregnant.
I saw her yesterday.
Definitely pregnant.

Fairly close to birthing too, if her discomfort yesterday is any indication.


Whimsical Wednesday #107

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the  weekend.


Bearthoven.
Any requests?

things don't last the way they used to

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I have one of those expanding file carry thingys that I keep my bills and receipts in.

Looks like this.......

but it has a broken catch. See it up there? Broken. b.r.o.k.e.n. Broken.



So every time I picked it up to put something in or take something out or just to check on something, the whole thing would gape open and hang heavy.

Quite annoying and I'd been putting up with it for years. I don't remember how long ago I bought it, but the catch has been broken since I moved here. That's over two years now.

So I bought a new one.



They're only $5.95, why didn't I buy one years ago?
What do you mean...because I'm a cheapskate?
That is not the reason.
Not at all.

Why then?

The files. I transferred the files from the old case to the new and it took me hours! 
(at least two, maybe two and a half, I didn't check the clock when I started) 

I had to go through everything, check it all, weed out the outdated and unnecessary. 

There were receipts in there for things I no l…

it helps if you make your food look attractive

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when it's too hot to cook, but you know you'd better eat something, because if you don't you know your stomach will haul itself into the kitchen and devour everything in sight while you're not looking.

Sunday Selections # 155

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