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I'm taking a break from blogging

I'm all out of ideas, plus there's a lot going on here that needs more of my attention than I've been giving.

I have nothing more pre-scheduled apart from the December Calendar Tuesday, yesterday was my last Whimsical Wednesday until I get things back on track here. Maybe I'll even clean my floors (*~*)
Or cook something.

I'll still be around, reading and commenting, just not posting.
I will still do the Words for Wednesday challenges.

With a bit of luck I'll be "rejuvenated" in the new year and begin again, or at least soon after.

If you miss my Whimsical Wednesdays too much, pop on over to fishducky, she always has something to laugh at.

Whimsical Wednesday # 307

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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.


Sunday Selections # 355

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Today we're not wandering around outside, every photo has been taken within these four rooms I call home.
I've had a really busy time lately sorting out stuff, dragging more stuff from cupboards and still sorting, deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to store in the garage I now have after much nagging at the housing officer about people who have more garages than they are entitled to. My back porch is much more liveable now most of …

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. river
2. dashing
3. free
4. shrug
5. interest
6. naive

and/or:

1. light
2. wax
3. winter
4. bucket
5. disillusioned
6. super

and there is an image which I haven't used :(

Here is my story:

The churning waters of the river, dashing wild and free towards the ocean, usually brought peace of mind as I walked along its banks. Today I had too much on my mind and the sight held little interest for me.

With a small shrug, I turned away and trudged towards home. Passing through the orchard, I picked up the bucket waiting by the gate and filled it with apples on my w…

Thursday Thoughts 103

Which aren't actually MY thoughts at all, just stuff I've collected from newspapers and old magazines.

A couple of funny quotes first:

1. people say you can't live without love...I think oxygen is more important. (from LeFunny.net)

2. A woman had four different husbands - a banker, an actor, a preacher and an undertaker. With a little help from Blue Suede Shoes, that's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go. (from a newspaper clipping several months ago)

the magazine article:

Why 13 to a dozen?

The term Baker's Dozen is said to have originated in 13th century medieval England where bakers would give an extra loaf to safeguard against being penalised for selling a shortweight. 
A statute introduced by King Henry 3rd in 1266 called the  "Assize of Bread and Ale" outlined strict penalties such as public floggings or fines for bakers who short changed their customers. 
The statute was the first law in British history to regulate the pr…

Just seen on Channel 7 news

57 million uber users world wide have had their details hacked when paying with a credit card.


one more reason I will never use an uber taxi

Whimsical Wednesday # 306

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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.


Sunday Selections # 354

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


Let's begin:

love-in-the-mist is blooming in the garden next door, I don't remember its other name

the Silky Oak across the road is gloriously golden

Star Jasmine is everywhere

I like these conical hanging baskets,

one of which has three budgies in it, ornamental of course

can you see the white cones on this tree? I believe it is a spruce, but I'm happy to be corrected

is that better? They look like Christmas ornaments don't they? They'…

*sigh*

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Lola is moulting.

this is off a small section of the edge of my table where she insists on rubbing her head and shoulders



Need I say more?

the dark shadows in the red rubber mitt are clumps of hair after just two strokes down Lola's back, you may be able to see the fuzzy bits sticking out over the edge of the white edging.

I am adrift in a sea of cat hair :(

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. agonizing 
2. murder
3. sleet
4. stimulating
5. flowers
6. offer

and/or:

1. dramatic
2. distinct
3. zany
4. typical
5. sip
6. discovery

and an image of a window which I have included, along with another image of my own

Here is my story:

The waiting was agonizing. Elizabeth stared through the window at the sleet outside. "This is so typical," she fumed. "I plan everything around a sunny day and Mother Nature brings me this. And where is Ricky anyway? If anything happens to that cake, I'll murder him!"

"Now you stop being so dramatic

Whimsical Wednesday # 305

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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.


I do this far too often 😊

Lola, but no photo

I'm sure you don't mind, you've all seen her by now.

So, Miss Fancypants, aka Lola, has become very comfortable here. So comfortable she's begun playing with her toys. Little soft rubber balls about an inch across, larger ones that fit in the palm of my hand, and hard plastic ones with bells inside.

Her favourite playtime seems to be around 2-3am, so I've started putting away the noisy toys, leaving only the silent rubber balls. Once she's lost all of those under the bed or couch, she either goes back to sleep or gallops around to let me know that I'd better get up and feed her if I want to get any more sleep that night.

So of course I get up and feed her and go right back to sleep while she eats. 

I've noticed something new in the past week or so, when she's galloping around there's a clickety-clackety sound as well. The girl needs a manicure. An appointment has been made. Tomorrow morning, at 11am, Lola will be getting those claws trimmed. 
Hopeful…

Sunday Selections # 353

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Today we're celebrating Australian early Summer. I know the calendar says Spring, but the temperatures here are hot enough for me to say it's Summer.

But first: 

on the right of this photo you'll see the flimsy metal storage shelves I've had in the back porch, on the left, one of two cupboards that I've replaced them with.

Taller, wider and deeper, this hold much more than the shelves and I can close the doors to keep out dust (ha …