Monday, 12 April 2010

The sounds of silence

So this week was a short week, due to Easter, and boy wasn't that a good thing. Work has been flat out so I haven't walked off that Easter chocolate at all.

But this weekend was lovely. Nan asked if she could take Dobby for us for the weekend so me, never being one to miss an opportunity, said thanks, that'd be great!

It was also the weekend that Fluffy and I have been together 15 years (yesterday). Wow. Never thought it would last that long. He reckons he should be paroled any day now....

So, Friday when I got home from work Fluffy had already dropped Dobby off at Nan's. Hermione, for some reason, wasn't there. She knew Dobby was coming so I did find that unusual, but hey, she was good for Nan so who cares.

We ummed and aaahed about what to do for dinner and as it was cold and damp neither of us wanted to go out so I did up a finger food platter for dinner. Shoved some chicken nuggets and spring rolls into the oven, and did some cheese, crackers and salami to go with it. With a couple of glasses of softdrink. We relaxed in front of the telly and didn't move. Lovely.

Saturday we decided to go have a look at the Rite Price supermarket at Prospect to stock up on van food. We found a lot of great specials on noodles, sauces, biscuits, chips and nibblies. Spent a lot of money but got a heck of a lot for that.

Got that home and unpacked then headed down to Marion to check out Gold Class. We figured we would just take pot luck on what was left. We were lucky to get into see Clash of the Titans 3D, and it was starting in half an hour. Great! But the card declined so I had to use my credit card. Woops!

Anyway we thought we would take a bit of cash out and buy lunch. But the machine declined the smaller amount too. Oh dear.... So we went back up to Gold Class and what the hell, stuck it all on the mastercard and ordered a shared seafood platter, a cocktail for me and coke for Fluffy. After all, how often do we get to treat ourselves? The seafood platter was very, very delicious, but cost an awful lot more than it should have. I would say $25 at the most not $45.

The movie was great though, and Fluffy said he enjoyed it. Afterwards we headed home, and put our feet up for the rest of the day. Same deal again for dinner and neither of us wanted to move. And we watched The Bill, Blue Murder than the Midsommer Murder movie on ABC. It was great to actually be in charge of the telly! Well, we usually are but neither of us really watch TV, so it was a nice change.

Then, after a sleep in on Sunday I got up and did 2 hours ironing. While I was doing that the alarm started beeping again. A couple of weeks ago you may remember the alarm company phoned us at 7 in the morning to say we had a low battery. Well, I happened to overhear what the lass said to Fluffy, about it being related to the low battery in one of the zones. Well, that was not mentioned earlier! We thought the main back up battery was flat again and really didn't have the money to replace it, as it had only been done 18 months ago.

But the periphery sensors are battery operated not hardwired, so we got up and changed all those batteries (4 AAA's each in the two sensors, and 6 AAs in the smoke alarm.) Before we did the smoke alarm the machine was till beeping so Fluffy got up and pulled the smoke alarm down and wriggled the batteries. The machine stopped beeping. Aaaaah, must be that then. When we got to thinking, I don't think those batteries had been changed in the 8 years we had the alarm.... not bad, hey!

So, anyway, through all this I kept ironing....

Then, after stripping the bed and remaking it, I did 3 loads of washing, changed the kitty litter and sheltered the cat while Fluffy did the vacuuming - it appears he is somewhat scared of the vacuum cleaner and hid in my jacket, the big black sook.

After I dusted the dining room, changed the table cloth, changed the water in my water feature, and tidied up it was lunch time so we headed up to pick up Dobby.

She was just finishing her lunch when we got there (home made mini quiches and hot chips). I snavelled one of the quiches. Very nice indeed. Then Nan had made scones for us so we sat down to fresh scones. There were six leftover so I grabbed two for morning tea today.

We bought her home about 3 ish, and she had fun trying on some clothes Nan had given her (someone had given them to Nan). Then we relaxed for the afternoon. All in all it was a very nice weekend. Dobby even behaved for the rest of the afternoon. I did go to bed after Underbelly with a killer headache last night though.

Today it's back to work, Fluffy is taking the van down to get the awning replaced finally, and Dobby is hanging with him. If I can shake this headache that is coming back I will actually get some work done this week I hope. I can finally see the light at the end of that tunnel.

In the mean time, I think I'll go put that kettle on for morning tea...


SOL's view said...

Mmmm. Morning tea. Scones. Jam and cream. You are so, so spoiled.

And you forgot to tell us what the movie was like!


Leanne said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend!! Scones for morning tea aswell... what more could you want on a Monday morning!!

Froggy said...

The movie was okay. Well, it was good. Violent but not bloodthirsty. I did expect more clashing of titans but it was really all too easy. But still, a good waste of 2 hours!

Anonymous said...

I thought you and fluffy had been together longer than that (yes it probably feels like it!) So you should splash out on the movies and seafood platter, it was an anniversary! We going to 1770 for ours this weekend. love Rat.

Chris H said...

Nice weekend had eh? Happy Anniversary too!

Butterfly Kissez said...

Wow Happy Anniversary you guys! Guys always equate the amount of time together with the amount of prison they could have had instead...funny ain't they???

But glad you had a quiet weekend...they are the best...we ALWAYS seem to have the last kid hanging around...never goes out much so we can't even canoodle in front of the TV in case kid wanders in looking for a snack which is usually every 15 minutes! Some days I wish he would bugger off! Lol...I hope my time is coming very soon!

*bectumic* sounds like a salad dressing or a vinegar =P

JoeinVegas said...

Be careful - the expression continues ' watch out that the light at the end of the tunnel is not the headlight on a train headed your way'