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I love my parcel postie. For some quirk of fate he often arrives while I am in the shower. He used to just call out, drop the parcel in the doorway and go. Lately he’s just dropped off the parcel and kept going and I find a nice surprise post-shower.

Today though the poor man had to call out to me to come and sign for a parcel. He was so polite apologizing for interrupting my shower. Explaining that it was Christmas time and many people insure their packages at this time ….

I think for his sake – I’d better start showering earlier in the day for the next week or so…..

Mild panic cause 23: hearing a half-strangled noise from a cat and not being able to investigate because your digestion has you trapped in the toilet.

Turns out it was just Abby eating and sneezing at the same time.

Its Saturday. One of the neighbours has been working in her front yard since 8am or before. And her children were playing noisily on the road.

We don’t have a busy road, so consequently the cars that do come down it, tend to come down at high speed.

She yells at the kids to “stop playing on the road”. Good, great parenting!

“Go play in that man’s front yard instead” WTF??



* Must apologize to my neighbours, they were having a garage sale, so this comment was not made by them but rather a prospective buyer.

The Walk

Oooooh guys guys guys – especially for those who wish to lose weight/become fit/need to walk, and can’t or wont run …..



One that is iphone only (sorry Android people) but uses gamification instead of the storytelling is Striiv. You use your steps each day to buy plants to put into your garden. You can’t cheat by throwing money at it, you have to walk the steps to get the growing points. If anyone joins this one, let me know, I’d like a friend 


This one has had me walking laps around the house at 11pm at night to get one more plant in before bed. I see this as a good thing.

Michele Anderson posted the following recipe on Facebook overnight:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 stick butter or margarine, softened or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups sour cream
Whisk together  flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl.  Cut in butter until like coarse crumbs.  Add sour cream and mix with a spoon until holds together. Roll out on a floured surface and cut out with biscuit cutter.  Place on sprayed baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown on top.  Makes about 18 biscuits.  Enjoy!
From The Southern Lady Cooks

I thought it looked quite yummy and I had a tub of sour cream in my fridge, so I took it over to Julie’s place.  Julie, it turns out, is an absolute marvel in making scones (American biscuits).  Yummo !!! So very very light and melt in your mouth!

Sour Cream Scones

Sour Cream Scones

You can always tell the Aussies in a movie:

We can either sit here and do nothing or we can grab those flare guns and go out there and do something really stupid

You know your bladder is full when the main character in your dream is saying “yes, yes I know there’s a dead body I should be finding? But can you tell me the way to the Ladies? It’s very urgent!”

Along Came a Spider by Bev Lovethythread. Stitched in metallic glow in the dark threads on a one of a kind fabric by Dyah Baiton. The chart was a gift by Deborah Sharp and the fabric a gift by Julie Dollery.


Along Came a Spider Love Thy Thread

30 Nov 2013

Something that probably doesn’t need to be said, but well hey this is me:

I’m probably going to go a little loopy, a little flaky and probably even more unreliable and/or cranky in the next few weeks while I wean off some migraine meds and start on some others. Please, please PLEASE call me out if I’m being rude, forgetful, creepy or sound in any way worrying to you. I wont know as I’m inside my head looking out. You lot are outside looking in, so I need you  🙂 🙂 🙂

So seen new specialist. Diagnosis upgraded from Chronic Daily Headache to New Persistent Daily Headache. Have new drugs to try.

Chronic Daily Headaches is usually applied when the person has a history of headaches or migraines that become more and more frequent until they are daily. Treatment is usually drugs that break the migraine cycle.

New Persistent Daily Headache is when a NEW headache comes out of the blue and just doesn’t go away – it is persistent and daily. It can have migraine symptoms or it can present as only headache symptoms. NPDH is often resistant to the drug therapies used in CDH. NPDH is a very new category and there is very little written specifically about it.

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