Happy ANZAC Day

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 10:42 am
debris4spike: (WW1 Grave)
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Best wishes to all who remembered this morning at dawn.

Normally on a Tuesday morning I go to the gym before work, but on Saturday evening I pulled my calf muscle, just where I tore it 4 years ago ... it is not happy (and neither am I). So this morning I have made some ANZAC biscuits to take to work this afternoon ... my boss is a Kiwi, and seemed stunned I knew what the date was!

I am then popping out to the shops to get some new shoes to wear to the gym, when I started this I only bought plimsolls as I didn't think I would stick at it, but with old ankle and Achilles injuries I need to be sensible.

I will try to both catch up with replies at some point, and get some photos taken of my conservatory, and other work I've had done.
debris4spike: (Procrastinate - daleks.)
Here is a meme I snagged from [livejournal.com profile] orangerful[livejournal.com profile] orangerful

  • Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in - it can be anything from the house I live in to my favourite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them as an LJ entry. Ask for as many as you want!


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And, as ever, I am playing catch-up .... Happy Birthday, yesterday to [livejournal.com profile] brunettepet and [livejournal.com profile] rebcake

I had a fairly good weekend, although still haven't started on all the letters I need to write to thank people for the lovely cards I had for Dad.  Every time I sit to write one Jiffy disturbs me, of the phone rings.  I really must get sorted out.

Still I did get up to date with washing and ironing ..... and made some peanut biscuits, so some important things got done.
debris4spike: (Spuffy - Burning Hands (animated))
The bruises are really making good progress .... I am a lot more mobile.

The BAD news is that I burnt my arm making biscuits for Mother's Day. They tasted great, so not too bad 😄

Tim and Claire came over for afternoon tea. Tim had made some rice-crispy cakes .... they were great.

We had a nice time, including Claire and I taking Jiffy for a walk.

Now I must catch up with your comments.
debris4spike: (Spike - face + body + my name)
Yum ... I came back from work to the smell of fresh bread!  I set my breadmaker on this morning, as I always take sarnies to work ... and house smelt wonderful this evening.

May The 12th

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 11:40 am
debris4spike: (Stone sculpture)
Yesterday being the 12th of the month it is "Diary Day", on [livejournal.com profile] monthlydiaryday ... I seem to only get this done every other month.

Anyway ... here goes ....

The alarm sounded too loud this morning ... but I was a good girl, crawled out of bed, showered, had breakfast, got lunch ready, read my Bible reading for the morning (1 Kings 1 - 2) and then headed off to work.

The shift was in "Clinical Measurements" and is part of the technical side of ill health.  I spent the morning ina "flow" clinic ... men with prostrate problems who have difficulties passing a smooth stream of wee.  It's all timed and measured ... then sent off to the specialist.

In the afternoon I was calibrating and cleaning "sleep" kits ... the testing equipment that is used to see if someone has sleep apnoea. So all in all a more different day in a hospital than most people would expect.

Then home, and I made a bacon & cheese pasta (enough for 3 days as there's only me) ... and then computer time.

I started off my checking through LJ, and catching up with comments etc, then updated the great news about my mum's breast cancer improvement, and my dad's skin cancer surgery.  Then I got some final icons made for the [livejournal.com profile] season20in20 latest round (I did a Blakes 7 set), and then wrote to my brother, and also emailed my dad's doc to check on his prescription.  My dad, sadly, has Alzheimer's and so I try to keep tabs on what's happening with him.

And so to bed.

A normal day - but actually got quite a bit done.
debris4spike: (Wow)
I don't have a problem separating eggs the traditional way ... but if you do, try this -

debris4spike: (OK - James)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat  and [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly,

I am not a great cook, as there is only "me" I can't always be bothered - but I do love it when I do it. I try to cook a cake or biscuits at least once a week ... but don't ask me what I made this week, as there was nothing ..... oooooops! As I deleted some of s[livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftlys comments I realise that (at long last) we have a meme with English, rather than American phrases on!

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

The List )

Some of those I use all the time like a kettle - how can I cope without a cup of tea!

debris4spike: (OK - James)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat  and [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly,

I am not a great cook, as there is only "me" I can't always be bothered - but I do love it when I do it. I try to cook a cake or biscuits at least once a week ... but don't ask me what I made this week, as there was nothing ..... oooooops! As I deleted some of s[livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftlys comments I realise that (at long last) we have a meme with English, rather than American phrases on!

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

The List )

Some of those I use all the time like a kettle - how can I cope without a cup of tea!

I Have Scared Myself

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 10:33 am
debris4spike: (Default)
I have just looked at the time!

10.20 am ... washing on line, bread rolls made and a fruit cake in the oven ... I better not tell Mum (after her health scare over the weekend) as the shock might kill her ... or maybe she would just presume I was fibbing!

While working I have had my Marilyn Monroe CD on ... just thought I would share a favourite of mine -



I woke up all domesticated - after a tough couple of days.  I have done 2 shifts of 8 hour bed making ... that's it for the week, but I needed the money. Now I am paying for it.  The leg is, at long last, showing some signs of bruising.  Weirdly I have no problems walking upstaries ... but coming down, or any slope is still a killer.  I do still hope to get the hoovering done today, but in a 3 story house, not so much fun.  But while the housework fairy has invaded my brain (I don't have Harry Dresden's helpers) I ought to get on!

I Have Scared Myself

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 10:33 am
debris4spike: (Spuffy - Buffy caring for Spike (season)
I have just looked at the time!

10.20 am ... washing on line, bread rolls made and a fruit cake in the oven ... I better not tell Mum (after her health scare over the weekend) as the shock might kill her ... or maybe she would just presume I was fibbing!

While working I have had my Marilyn Monroe CD on ... just thought I would share a favourite of mine -



I woke up all domesticated - after a tough couple of days.  I have done 2 shifts of 8 hour bed making ... that's it for the week, but I needed the money. Now I am paying for it.  The leg is, at long last, showing some signs of bruising.  Weirdly I have no problems walking upstaries ... but coming down, or any slope is still a killer.  I do still hope to get the hoovering done today, but in a 3 story house, not so much fun.  But while the housework fairy has invaded my brain (I don't have Harry Dresden's helpers) I ought to get on!

debris4spike: (Spike - face + body + my name)

... Well, almost!

I made a couple of new year resolutions ... and broke one today!

I said that I would dress smartly all the time ... you know change my jewellery etc rather than a jeans, t-shirt and the same necklace/earings every day.  I tend to have got lazy - not good for me emotionally, I know, as I tend to have major problems with self-image.

Well that one s OK - I've even remembered to wear lip gloss from time to time.

However I did say I would not do snack meals, but cook more properly - sorry to say, it was a snatch-lunch!  But as I didn't get in the house till 1.15 and I was hungry, I've forgiven myself!

I want to get back to me Getting-To-Know-You meme, as I'm 2/3 of the way through - so next one will probably get done tomorrow.

And, yes, the 366 meme will get done - thanks to all who voted - now you get to see weird pictures about my everyday life.

I went to the Physio today and she has basically said that she can't help me much more - I am doing really well - I can actually breathe and sit now - and even get my breathing set with talking (listening to James works) ... but I still can't walk and breathe ... and still wake up with bad breating patterns - but she has yet again reminded me not to be so hard on myself.

Right, I had better get on - I have a couple of thank you letters still to write.

Speaking of which, I've come back here to cards for [livejournal.com profile] kazzy_cee and [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack .... Huge thanks to both.  I do hope your cards all got to those I posted them to ... especially [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack , as I never checked your address, and used last years!  Sorry!

Hope you are all keeping well - and enjoying 2011 ... so far!

debris4spike: (Spike - face + body + my name)

... Well, almost!

I made a couple of new year resolutions ... and broke one today!

I said that I would dress smartly all the time ... you know change my jewellery etc rather than a jeans, t-shirt and the same necklace/earings every day.  I tend to have got lazy - not good for me emotionally, I know, as I tend to have major problems with self-image.

Well that one s OK - I've even remembered to wear lip gloss from time to time.

However I did say I would not do snack meals, but cook more properly - sorry to say, it was a snatch-lunch!  But as I didn't get in the house till 1.15 and I was hungry, I've forgiven myself!

I want to get back to me Getting-To-Know-You meme, as I'm 2/3 of the way through - so next one will probably get done tomorrow.

And, yes, the 366 meme will get done - thanks to all who voted - now you get to see weird pictures about my everyday life.

I went to the Physio today and she has basically said that she can't help me much more - I am doing really well - I can actually breathe and sit now - and even get my breathing set with talking (listening to James works) ... but I still can't walk and breathe ... and still wake up with bad breating patterns - but she has yet again reminded me not to be so hard on myself.

Right, I had better get on - I have a couple of thank you letters still to write.

Speaking of which, I've come back here to cards for [livejournal.com profile] kazzy_cee and [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack .... Huge thanks to both.  I do hope your cards all got to those I posted them to ... especially [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack , as I never checked your address, and used last years!  Sorry!

Hope you are all keeping well - and enjoying 2011 ... so far!

debris4spike: (Eww!)
I'm having a good time with Mum, Dad and Jiffy.

As I posted, Jiffy had a great day for his birthday - then yesterday morning we all had a lovely walk to the sea - Jiffy and I went in padling ... photos tomorrow!  Then lunch and then in afternoon the three big-people went out to drop Mum's knitting machine in repaire and coame home via a small shopping centre, where we had an ice-cream and Dad bought some shoes.

As I pulled the car out of the car-park Mum made a comment about getting back for tea at a good time ... and I realised that while we were eating lunch I had put 2 of those half-cooked baguettes in the oven (at 220'C) ... and they were still there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

We were 50mins drive away!  So I did it in 40 ... no help if I had set the house on fire!  But the less time Jiffy had in the smell the better!  Fortuneatley I had left the windows all open as it was hot and sunny ... so other than some "slightly" overdone bread ... no harm done.

This morning we still have an aroma that can in no way be described as Chanel No 5!!

~~

Busy day again today - so will try to sneak back later for a few minutes ... but hope you are all well and enjoy your weekend.
debris4spike: (Eww!)
I'm having a good time with Mum, Dad and Jiffy.

As I posted, Jiffy had a great day for his birthday - then yesterday morning we all had a lovely walk to the sea - Jiffy and I went in padling ... photos tomorrow!  Then lunch and then in afternoon the three big-people went out to drop Mum's knitting machine in repaire and coame home via a small shopping centre, where we had an ice-cream and Dad bought some shoes.

As I pulled the car out of the car-park Mum made a comment about getting back for tea at a good time ... and I realised that while we were eating lunch I had put 2 of those half-cooked baguettes in the oven (at 220'C) ... and they were still there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

We were 50mins drive away!  So I did it in 40 ... no help if I had set the house on fire!  But the less time Jiffy had in the smell the better!  Fortuneatley I had left the windows all open as it was hot and sunny ... so other than some "slightly" overdone bread ... no harm done.

This morning we still have an aroma that can in no way be described as Chanel No 5!!

~~

Busy day again today - so will try to sneak back later for a few minutes ... but hope you are all well and enjoy your weekend.

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