Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? Or, in my case, days off. Tomorrow I am back to work. It seems such a long time since I had any time off work, and now my two weeks are up.
It has been an interesting two weeks though. A sibling visited from Qld the first week. That was fun. We shopped an awful lot. She was supposed to get in Christmas Eve afternoon, giving us a couple hours to relax before going out to dinner. However, the best laid plans and all that...her flight was delayed and she had enough time to get changed and slap make up on before our reservation (which I actually delayed too). But dinner was lovely. Funny how changeable the Adelaide weather is. When she arrived it was quite cold. We all had jackets on and it was very windy. By the time she left we were cooking slowly in 40 degree heat!
She met a friend of mine, whom I shall name Sally (as in Forth, see previous blog). Sally is very much into the spiritual, being somewhat in tune with the cosmos. Her children are becoming clairvoyant, which I find a little freaky. But Sally is quite an interesting chick, and having just moved this week from the street behind us to suburbs far distant, I shall miss her dearly.
Well, that first week we shopped a lot, ate out a bit, and basically wore ourselves out. So, after she left for soggier climes I decided I would chill out for the remaining week. However, in 40 degree heat, that isn't really possible. Jr Her and I managed to do some stuff together, like spend the gift vouchers we received for Christmas and birthdays. Man, I picked up some booty! Very happy Jan!
We all, as a family, made an expedition to the beach, Jr Her sporting her new wetsuit and boogie board. A friend made a return visit to hospital with complications from a hip replacement, so we visited her quickly yesterday (at her house, not the hospital) and gave her a healing crystal key ring. She gave Jr Her a photo album for her to make up with wedding photos. Very special I think.
I did manage to get some housework done. Floors, kitchen table, Jr Her's room...but that's all. Even with the air conditioner on it has been really hot and that means headache weather for me. Not fun. Nothing like the debilitating sogginess of Qld, which meant a headache constantly for the whole summer. But just that stuffy, stiff neck, painful head thing that takes a few days to get rid of.
Jr Her had a friend for a sleepover and told her we would be going to the beach (???) So I had to take them for a swim too. It was lovely but hate the sand that comes with it. But what else do you do when it's 40 degrees???
Oh, bought 3 new DVD's - Wild Hogs, Happily Never After, and Open Season from Target's big sale. Jr Her is happy...
And managed to pick up two sets of luxury 400tc sheets. But even that was an adventure. Bought one set, chocolate brown (very nice), and decided to go back for another. Picked a lavender set. When I got them home they had a hole in the bottom sheet. So, back we go and swap them. No more lavender left. What colour? There are so many colours I can't decide. So I pick an egg plant purple set. When I get them home the bottom sheet is a different dye lot and therefore colour to the rest. It won't be noticeable when they are on the bed, but I know it's there...and it bugs me. Never mind. Too late now...
Man, I can't believe I have to go back to work tomorrow....Oh, and I have put on a couple of kg from lack of exercise and excess of food too..surprise surprise! sigh...