Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A cuppa and a chat

Hello folks. Well if you are lucky enough to live in our great country-Australia you might be melting in the most disgustingly hot and today humid weather. Of course as most Aussies know bush fires frequently occur during these hotter months of the year due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate. Large areas of land are ravaged every year by bush fires, which also cause property damage and loss of life. The images on the television bring the horror into our homes and I aways thank god that we have been blessed not to be caught up in it.
I live close to the desert so we do get extremes of temperature, no guess for what I prefer.
On the hottest of days I sit with my feet in a bucket of cool water, wet flannels draped over heated arms and legs and a small spray bottle of water that showers me with a delightful cooling mist. I also have the air con and a fan on.
However despite all those heat related whinges I have also been organising our paper work and the new budget for this year. We have some big goals this year and although we have no prior proof that we can even stick to a budget, we will give it our best shot. I suppose in all we don't do too badly and we do still have two adult kids living with us.
Well after a break I'm back writing and hoping to finish so I can get it posted. The weather has not changed, more humidity and quite a spell of it to come.

In other non weather related news, late last year I enrolled in an online course through a university in Edinburgh. It is a free course, and while it wont be anything I could add to my resume I see it as a way in which I can rattle some brain cells. I have become dormant in the noggin and there are days when I feel that I am like an obsolete computer, sitting in the corner, and bit by bit shutting down until all that's left is a slightly glowing screen.
So the course starts next week and I am raring to go, I think.
In other news to and this Friday I am going into hospital to have another iron infusion. It seems that I now have iron deficiency anaemia. I only had one in early December so this is a bit annoying because I hate the cannula insertion-bit ouch.
While I am there I am to see the gynaecologist for my first consultation, something that fills me with dread. But as my GP said my issue has been going on far too long and I need an expert opinion on what can be done. I am speaking about the horrendous bleeding that I suffer from. It can last months and I become so weak and ill I can barely function. Due to my size I have been told over the years that there is not much they can do. I have tried all types of medications and they seem to work for a little while and then stop. So we shall see what can be done.
Well I guess that is enough chitter chatterfor now.
I want to said a cheerio out to two girls who read my blog regularly-Hi Nicole Hi Amy. :)

Until next time,



  1. Nice to see you posting again, Jan! I hope your appointment goes well and that there is something positive they can do.