NOT Friday. Thursday!

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Stiff as a board today, and very sore. I won't be going anywhere.

Today's homecare has been cancelled due to a staff shortage. Normally I wouldn't mind, but I cancelled my last two homecare sessions because of the trip to Bendigo Art Gallery which never happened, so the house is a bit manky. I'm on the waiting list.

My cat is both hungry and cuddly today, which is utterly delightful.

I've made a bunch of phone calls and reorganised many things in order to make the next few weeks a bit more manageable, yay.

The other day, Eldest Brother bought in a mirror from the shed that I've not used for years, as I'd realised it would fit quite nicely in the passageway to the bathroom. It does, but it's a bit challenging because it means I see myself in passing quite a bit and am surprised every time I do so, as I walk funny and very slowly these days. It's not how I see myself.

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Thursday. Another Day In The Life Of

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Braincare session was fruitful.

I came home by tram, and walked along my favourite street, favourite because there's a lovely large double block with loads of trees, and found to my dismay that all the trees have been cleared. I hope that this simply means many, many new trees, but it's more likely to mean a bunch of ugly units or apartments. I fully appreciate the need for more housing and the high cost of land, but we still need blocks of trees.

Although I did observe Snoopy in the Sopwith Camel, painted on a brick wall behind the block, which I'd never seen before.

The fillet of chicken I pulled out of the freezer yesterday for tonight has revealed itself to be fish fillets, alas, so I need to rethink my dinner thoughts.

It looks like the next few days are recovery days, as I feel quite stiff, sore and muzzy headed.

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Urgh.

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Feeling yesterday's exertions somewhat. I realised I'd completely overdone things last night when I couldn't switch off, mentally or physically, and go to sleep. Tired but wired. I got there eventually, with chemical help and a few sandwiches. (I've really got to get out of the habit of raiding the fridge at 2AM).

And in a few minutes I must pull myself together, have a shower, get dressed, and head to my braincare specialist. I'm a bit trepidatious, she's been away for several weeks and in that time I've done a few things (yay, vagueblogging) that she might want to you know, talk about.

Still, after a busy several days of peopleness, the next few days are clear of appointments and arrangements with others so I can lie around in a stupor.

In the broader scheme of things, the downtimes sadden me. But in the immediate scheme of things, they are the only way forward.

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If I Were Super Well Again.

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I'd start by walking. Everywhere.

And digging, and weeding, and planting stuff.

I'd probably sew curtains, and paint and draw. Maybe attend classes.

I'd volunteer to teach English and adult literacy, because these things are important.

I'd learn a smattering of a number of local languages: polite phrases in each one. It's possibly that French and Chinese would get a look in too.

Then, once I felt more like myself again, I'd look for work or training opportunities. Probably training, first up. Possibly in ESL. Or landscape design. At this point, I'd probably start wondering about driving a car again, although if I get the way I want to be I'll be walking freely, and catching public transport with ease. Driving would simply be a handy skill. Curiously, I can't see myself on a bicycle at all, much as I love them.

I imagine that I'd like to travel. I would go to Perth to see BGWA. I'd go to Canberra to see J and HT. I go to Broome to see Broome. I'd walk through Tasmania. Maybe I'd even go overseas.

After that, I have no idea. But I'm not sure that matters. I hope that one day it will matter, that I will find myself wondering what I will do for a job, but it probably will never happen or at least, not for a long time yet.

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If I Were Super Well Again.

Penelope intro
I'd start by walking. Everywhere.

And digging, and weeding, and planting stuff.

I'd probably sew curtains, and paint and draw. Maybe attend classes.

I'd volunteer to teach English and adult literacy, because these things are important.

I'd learn a smattering of a number of local languages: polite phrases in each one. It's possibly that French and Chinese would get a look in too.

Then, once I felt more like myself again, I'd look for work or training opportunities. Probably training, first up. Possibly in ESL. Or landscape design. At this point, I'd probably start wondering about driving a car again, although if I get the way I want to be I'll be walking freely, and catching public transport with ease. Driving would simply be a handy skill. Curiously, I can't see myself on a bicycle at all, much as I love them.

I imagine that I'd like to travel. I would go to Perth to see BGWA and others. I'd go to Canberra to see J and HT. I go to Broome to see Broome. I'd walk through Tasmania.

After that, I have no idea. But I'm not sure that matters. I hope that one day it will matter, that I will find myself wondering what I will do for a job, but it probably will never happen or at least, not for a long time yet.

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Sep. 28th, 2014

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Okay so far today, only a few wobbly moments. Rested for half an hour. Resting is definitely good. Also: Coursera. Started at last.

Now for sorting out the vegie crate and doing a shopping list/meal plan. Oh and a garden list!

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Sunday.

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I seem to be in a better state of mind today for:reasons. It's a helluva dry and windy day out there though, so I'm avoiding it. Instead I'm into the rhythm of an indoors Sunday, which is mostly about listening to 3PBS and drinking coffee and feeling Sundayish.

Later I shall dine with friends and watch Doctor Who. This makes me happy.

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Thursday. Another Day In The Life Of

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Alas, the day trip to Bendigo Art Gallery was cancelled, as this time Exboi! was unwell. As he put it, his turn to have a turn.

This trip has been rescheduled a few times now, enough that it's taken on the proportions of a monster that shall never be defeated. I keep gearing up for this big trip, postponing other things for it, but it keeps falling through! It's as though I shall never see those Greek buttocks. And willies. Don't forget the willies.

So being all dressed up with no place to go I had a nice long nap, then went out for a really late breakfast, then to the market where I bought sunglasses. Oh and I put air in Bazza's tyres at last.

But I'm feeling a bit broken - I seem to be in a state of perpetual anxiety these days. It's possible I'm just drinking way too much coffee, so I'm going to try and replace a couple of daily coffees with less caffeinated hot beverages.

Not helped by the fact that Her Fuzziness continues her slow decline. She turns her nose up at food more and more, eats less and less, and is now noticeably thinner. She grooms herself less successfully.

I've been pondering the business of waiting. The feeling you get when you're sitting and waiting for the life or someone or something to end. You hug, you make sad noises and you make reassuring and comforting noises. You do what you can. And it sometimes feels as though it's always been this way and it just goes on, day by day and hour by hour and minute by minute. (And in that order).

And at some point, suddenly, everything will irrevocably change.

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Sep. 24th, 2014

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I just had what I hope will be the final, or second final, scooter test drive.

I want a Celebrity, I forget which model, but I now have to decide between a 4-wheeler or 3-wheeler. I only had a 4 wheeler today, which is why I think I might need one more session with both at once.

Four wheels are more stable, three wheels are more manoeverable with a tighter turning circle. This particular brand doesn't have the 4-wheelers in the more streamlined design. But they win over other brands for their capacity to be adjusted to my specifications.

I have a choice of red, blue or silver. Red is right out because it's too common, the blue doesn't appeal to me, so I'll go for silver. It's discreet and classy.

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Sep. 24th, 2014

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And here's what happens next:

the cry becomes "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear."

So those of us who argue for freedom, who question what's happening, will come under suspicion.

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