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Thursday Thoughts # 44

from Hot Six - a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich "My mother always represented the family, because my father never went to church. My father stayed home and waited for the white bakery bag to arrive. For as long as I can remember, every Sunday morning, my mother went to church and stopped at the bakery on the way home.  Every Sunday morning my mother bought jelly doughnuts. Cookies, cakes and cannoli were bought on weekdays. Sunday was jelly doughnut day. It was like taking Communion. I'm a Catholic by birth, but in my personal religion, the Trinity will forever be the Father, the Son and the Holy Jelly Doughnut." from Seven Up - a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich "I heaved myself out of my chair and went into the kitchen and got the cake. As soon as it hit the table, the crying stopped. If we pay attention to anything in this family, it's dessert." Today's Thoughts I just watched Angel getting himself under the couch, ha ha.

Whimsical Wednesday # 173

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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. today's giggle isn't googled, nor did it come to me via email.  I found this in our very own Sunday Mail. "During last week's census farmers made more than 250 reports of mice using their smart phones." How about that?? The mice have their own smart phones! We breed them clever downunder! Here's the full article>>> "Australia's first mouse census has exposed SA as having the worst mice infestations. The CSIRO is encouraging farmers to use their smart phones and report mice levels to avoid spring plagues. With high levels of infestation reported near Port Victoria, Lock, Pygery and Ceduna, Steve Henry from the CSIRO is warning there is "cause for vigilance" while farmers are sowing. Mr Henry fears mice could survive winter and devastate crops come spring.&quo

Musical Monday # 57

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Musical Monday I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site. I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time.  I’ll be finding my clips on you tube , so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist. Today’s clip is: The Bellamy Brothers we're headed for the easy listening this week Let Your Love Flow and with the lyrics , so you can sing along.

Sunday Selections # 221

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections! This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock , as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs. The rules are very simple:- 1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title 2. link back to me, River , somewhere in your post 3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted. 4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.   Andrew often joins in too. I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week I have a random selection. the Black Forest Cake I bought at the Cheesecake Shop . It's called a Quarter Pack because it is a quarter of a full cake. I cut it into three slices, you can see they're quite large, so I could have got four servings from it, but I'm a bit greedy when it comes to Black

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays , Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a word challenge meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”. She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem. I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story. It’s a fun challenge…why not join in? This week's words are: 1. puddles 2. gushing 3. sprout 4. absorb 5. gentle 6. impatient there is also a poem choice for inspiration, but I'm using just the words this week. Here is my story: Chapter five introducing Rosa Rosa sat on the ground watching the rock pool as the tide came in. The camera was fastened to the small tripod between her knees and focused on the beach far below.  At first the incoming tide was gentle , small rippling waves that ran in then out again with puddles being absorb ed by the sand, then rushing in faster towards the rocks the camera was focused on.  She had set it to continuous imaging and had a new SD card insert

all over red rover

I had the ultrasound this morning, I was a bit worried about it, not because they might find something, but because I had to have a full bladder for it.  The machine gets a clearer picture when the bladder is full. My instructions were to empty my bladder by 9.40am then drink a litre of water (a whole litre!)by 10.30am and hold it until the ultrasound at 11.10am.  Normally, my bladder doesn't like holding on, but if I haven't been drinking coffee (with sugar) then it is easier. So I had no coffee after lunch yesterday, and drank a litre of water between leaving home and arriving at the medical clinic. Then I sat and waited.  I was just beginning to feel that if I didn't visit the toilet soon, there'd be a puddle on the waiting room floor, when S called me in. The ultrasound didn't take long, then she showed me to the nearest toilet and asked me to come back in so she could take images of my kidneys as well.  Talk about double checking!  After she was fini

Thursday Thoughts # 43

from "High Five" a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich "Anyone who voiced a critical opinion got fitted with cement booties and accidentally took a dive in the Delaware River." Today's Thoughts: an update on the bladder thing, my last two urine samples have been clear, no blood in them at all, so a cystoscopy isn't warranted.  I'm to have an ultrasound on Thursday, oh that's today, (I'm typing this on Tuesday night) and if that is also clear, then the bleeding episode will be put down to one of those odd, once off, episodes that happen for no reason at all. There is nothing else wrong with me in that area. No infections, nothing.  So we'll cross our fingers and hope it never happens again.  In other news, you won't believe what I did last Monday.  Ironing!!  Me!  I never iron anything anymore. Well, I have a cheap lightweight jacket that I wear in between summer, (no jacket) and winter, (big old ski jacket), and be

again with the tree trimming!

There are witches hats on the road and trucks right outside my front door!  Well close enough anyway.  Men in safety vests and hard hats. I can't tell from here which tree is being trimmed, maybe the big old Yew tree, maybe the Lilly-Pilly which is dropping berries all over the footpath. Berries which are now a layer of pink mush from people treading on them as they walk along. Hopefully it is just a "trim those branches away from the wires" thing. It's that time of year, so probably that's what it is. Certainly I'm not going out into the cold in my stripey pink pyjamas just to find out.

if you like coconut

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you might like these>>> roasted coconut chips, available in the dried fruit aisle of Woolworths. this is what they look like, dry, crunchy, yummy. I eat them just like this and.... I chop them finely to add to my breakfast porridge.  along with dried apricots, also chopped, dried dates, finely chopped, these things are very sticky so chopping takes a while, I watch TV while I'm doing all the chopping, dried apple, again, finely chopped, and craisins, (dried cranberries). these are already small, but I chop them a bit too. all into the pot with one third of a cup of rolled oats, add enough water to cover, a spoonful of malt extract (syrup) on with the lid and leave to soak until morning. Then add a splash of milk, simmer a minute or two and eat. Yum. and what's this over here? a delicious pear, ready for my after dinner snack.