anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:17pm: Seriously, WTF? So rude! I can only think that I must have woken up at a bad point in my sleep cycle. Grumble, grumble.

Also, while my headache was gone by this morning (did I update yesterday? Apparently not, well suffice to say I had a terrible headache in the evening, paracetamol didn't do shit for it, bah, good thing I found some ibpruofen!) my guts decided to be unco-operative so I felt pretty eww for a lot of the day.

However! I didn't let it get me down and I won Canasta against M tonight! Whoo-hoo! Although it was an afternoon/evening game and M's never at her best at that time. We might play another hand tomorrow, we'll have to see.

Also, another great benefit in visiting M and Grandpa is getting a delicious lunch/dinner - it was lamb cutlets this time around, super delicious! With cauliflower and mashed potatoes. Belissimo!

Oh and there was ice cream with banana, rockmelon and chocolate sauce for dessert. Good times!

Right, so I was hoping this entry would make more sense, but like I said I'm inexplicibly tired as Hell so I'm gonna wrap this up here and hit the hay.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:18pm: Yeeeessss! After work today I went over to M and Grandpa's place so M and I could play Canasta together and as you can probably guess from my subject title, I won! Yaaaaays! I have to admit I was greatly assisted by the first hand. I shuffled the cards, but I still ended up with all the wild cards - necessary for making Canastas, so I was like way ahead. But! M is known for her fight backs and she got awfully close to beating me. :O) Gotta keep on your toes.

Moving on, not a lot to report, I didn't update yesterday because I've fallen into this one day on, one day off thing, but I'm pleased to say despite feeling rather lazy I got off my butt and went to the gym, good for me! Oh! And it went well with the pyschiatrist who gave me some more tips and I've also arranged to to see him in three months rather then the six we've been doing. :O) With any luck I'll be able to work on my anxiety and cut down on the panic attacks. It would appear that I naturally breath a little faster than is normal, which makes it rather easy for me to start hyperventilating, which is the enemy of the panicky person. So I really should work on that...I need to listen to my mindful breathing app before I go to sleep. Although I neglected to do that yesterday because I got distracted by a fanfic - although not mine :OP I'm still working on it though!

I ended up going to be late though, which isn't doing my eyelid twitch any good, it's still going a bit...and I can't sleep in on Sundays since I go to church in the morning. So yes, better not stay up too late, even though I didn't get to watch my house shows this evening because I needed to watch the Bridget Jones' Baby DVD I got from the library, I was going to renew it because it's due tomorrow, but someone's got a hold on it, so...But I managed to do that so everything's coming up Moose! :OP

Right, on that note, I better be off (gawd, I've fallen way behind on the memes again, gotta do something about that). My one regret is I didn't get a chance to go ice skating...and also that I need to get my blades sharpened, man, it's such a long drive out there.

Guess I'll have to wait for next week.

Oh! And I almost forgot, whilst I didn't stay over at the M and Grandpa's, I did have dinner there, Grandpa had made spaghetti mince so we had pasta with a salad. Delicious!

For now, I bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
11:48pm: Although it's not actually him, but dopplegangers are indeed an interesting phenomenon. I'll never forget my uncle telling me he thought he saw a picture of me in an add on the side of a bus! Clearly it wasn't me, so there must be someone out there who looks a bit like me. Spooky.

In other news, I had to make an unexpected dash to Mrs S's place this evening to help her out so I've actually run out of time to update this thing! But suffice to say it was a very exciting Canasta match with M today, we didn't actually compete the game because by our family rules to win you not only have to get to 5,000 points you have to go out on a winning hand, and neither of us went out on our last hand! However, we've both got to 5,000 points so whoever gets two Canastas and goes out next time will be the victor! Exciting stuff indeed. ;O)

Of course I'm not sure when I'll next be over as the cruise is coming up so most of next week will be getting ready for that, I sure hope I get a reply about whether I can bring my skates or not. Otherwise I'm not sure if I'll risk it or not, I don't want to have to pay for them to be stored at the terminal while I'm away!

Right, gotta dash, can't dilly-dally tomorrow because the pyschiatrist's office called me up this afternoon asking me if I could come in half an hour earlier at 11:30 rather than 12, so no time for sheninigans at Mrs S's place tomorrow.

And there's also the job situation to think about...but that'll have to wait for tomorrow, for now...goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:09pm: Yes indeed! The Big Day! Although not really. :OP

Although I'm rather disturbed to realise...I'm now the same age as Bridget Jones was in the first book/movie. OMG! That's so weird. I'm gonna freak out when I'm 47 (you Backies know what I'm talking about), I'm sure!

Anyway! I received many birthday well-wishes and the Home Library Service at Dee Why even sent me a birthday card! Although for some reason they sent it to my old, old address (the granny flat at Mum's friend's house), so I better make sure that's updated when I got in next!

I also got an SMS from my brother Chris, and my big bro Mike sent me an email as did my sister-in-law which was really nice. And Mum called me later on as well.

And of course, all my Facebook friends! Thank you to you all!

So this morning I went to work at the library where I've picked up some more shifts and there was a birthday cake too! It wasn't actually for just me, another staff member had their birthday a few days before too. It was a flourless lemon cake, but pretty good for all of that.

After that it was off to M and Grandpa's for lamb cutlets and canasta! As it happened there was another surprise, for dessert Vienetta Cakem, which if you're unfamiliar is this! It's as delicious as it looks.

I also ended up winning the Canasta! Go me! Although, I did make a big mistake in the second hand that I was practically kicking myself over, and we kept getting the same amount of canastas etc. etc. Soo it wasn't an easy win by any means.

After that, I popped by Mum and Dad's to see Dad and find out how the carpet cleaning went...except the cleaning hadn't happened! Which was very annoying, except it did allow Dad to take the machine over to my little bro's place and clean his carpets there - they were looking rather sad. Since my little bro is trying to find a new flatmate this might help make a better impression on prospective viewers. Fingers crossed.

And now I see that it's quite late so I better get going, except for one last meme:

Sunday Stealing

1/10/2016

:The Musical Perceptions Questions:


1. Where did you grow up? Canberra for the first five years, Dubbo until I was 10 and then Sydney from 11 onwards.

2. Where do you live now? Sydney, the biggest city in Australia - but interestingly enough not the capital.

3. What do you think about religion? I'm Catholic, but I don't buy into the whole "Gotta convert everyone, one true religion" thing.

4. When did you start using online social media? I guess it was around 1999 if you count ICQ, if you mean online journals and stuff that'd be 2003.

5. What did you study to be? A librarian, it's proving to be difficult.

6. How are you at this point of your career? See above. I've got two jobs though so I guess it's not all that bad.

7. Do you use your real name on a blog? Not my full name, but my first name, yes.

8. Do people you work with read your blog? One of them does, apparently, or at least sometimes. I'm not sure how they found it to be honest. But I haven't said anything too horrible on here.

9. Are you on the job market? Yes, sort of.

10. If you could go back in time to meet someone famous but now deceased, who would it be? I'd like to meet George III! I have no idea what he'd think of me though.

And now I'm off, but dang it I missed out on doing my Russian tonight, sigh! Why the fail me.

But now I must say goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
11:36pm: Ha ha, as you can see I obviously didn't have a title to go for this entry, but h ey it is what it is.

Anywho, today was a regular working at the library on a Sunday day, except for when I got a hair on my tongue which almost made me gag. Ugh, it was awful! I have no idea where it came from, though I'm pretty sure it was at least mine. Still gross.

Also, I got a phone call from M inviting me to come over on Tuesday - my birthday - for canasta and yummy food! Hooray! Although, one of my friends did get back to me about doing something on Tuesday, so whoops. Although I guess technically I could do something after finishing with M an Grandpa, but I have work the next day so...

Speaking of work, once again I've left updating the ol' journal too late for meme related sheninigans. Ugh, dang it! Didn't help I got distracted by House Hunters International, I'm still wondering why this couple with a kid wants a one bedroom. Surely you'd want two in that case? Although I guess they don't have the money or maybe just have the kid sleep in the loungeroom. Still weird to me, though. :OP

I also went to Church after work today, which was a good thing because they needed me to do the Powerpoint, although Dad managed to forget that it was Sunday and thus didn't show up! Poor Dad. :OP However, I'm over here at the parental abode because that's how I roll on Sunday nights. Also Mum told me to come and fix up the doona in the spare room. To my confusion the doona appears to be fine? Maybe Dad fixed it, seems like something he'd do.

Righto, I better head off now, I didn't get enough sleep last night because I did not go to bed early after all (shame on me!) and I have to take my External harddrive to the computer repair shop and get to the gym tomorrow and maybe come back here to help Dad move furniture because the carpet's getting steam cleaned on Tuesday.

And now, goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:22pm: Yeah, that's pretty much me right now, except I'd be grabbing my right foot because something seems to happened to my heel, I think it's Plantar Fasciitis, because whenever I try to walk I get terrible sharp pain from the inner heel right through my arch and when I'm just sitting around it aches.

Fuuuck. This is not good. My fingers are crossed that I'll wake up tomorrow and it won't hurt as much...or at all because it's gonna make work tomorrow for Mrs S somewhat difficult.

I'm a bit concerned because apparently my mother had this same problem a few months back and it took like six months to go away.

I guess I should have gone to my podiatrist.

Anyway, in good news I went to M and Grandpa's today thus avoiding the hot weather and managed to beat M at canasta! Hell yeah go me!

And now I'm here at the parental house where I'm spending the night, since the big bro and his family are away tonight, although he did just pop in to get the stroller (which I found pretty surprising, he had to drive all the way from inner western Sydney! Seems a bit of a trek...)

I did have some other stuff to report, but my foot is distracting me and I really need to get to bed so I shall wrap this up here.

Wish me luck tomorrow!

Goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:08pm: 'Cause I can't think of one! Seriously, major fail me.

It doesn't help that I'm feeling quite sleepy which is rather weird because I got enough zzzzs last night, then again, I suppose one night can't fix everything. :OP

Moving on, I didn't get my Canasta vengence today! M and I didn't end up finishing the game. I started off super-well, then M started fighting back...and we have a family rule that not only do you have to reach 5,000 points, you have to go out on winning hand. So despite the fact I did reach 5,000, I haven't won yet. So next time I go over it will be a fight to the death to get two Canastas and go out! Winning takes all. :OP

After a delicious lunch cooked by Grandpa (I had no idea he was such a good cook, but then he did have to cook for himself when he was out on his yacht for all those years) and helping M out with her laptop a bit it was off to the the library for my volunteering.

I was also meant to speak to that person about interviews and stuff, but I don't think Thursday's a good day for her...she wasn't actually there when I arrive and then there was a farewell party for a member of staff and by the time I finished my selections for home library service patrons she was busy or gone again (not sure which to be honest). So I might have to do a different day...

But hey, the farewell meant cake! :OD I'm never one to turn down cake.

However! I did remember to call the mechanic when I got home and I've booked my car in for its service next Thursday. Hopefully it won't be too pricey! I'm supposed to be saving money after all.

Right, I better wrap this up and hit the hay, work calls tomorrow!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:54pm: Yes! As I'm sure you can guess from my subject heading I'm at M and Grandpa's house and this afternoon M and I played Canasta.

And I was sooooo close to winning! But alas, M pipped me at the post! LOL, M is always so relieved when she wins! Like she didn't used to beat me constantly for fifteen years. :OP Ah well, I have a chance for revenge tomorrow, which means I gotta keep this update short.

Not that I've got much to say, I did finally get around to changing some of the water in Plushenko the fish's tank. Only problem is the siphon pump thing I got turned out to be too big for my tank and thus didn't work! This is no good because I had to completely wreck the packaging to get it out and I'm pretty sure I didn't save the receipt for it so how am I going to return it? I'm not even sure if I can exchange it because I'm pretty sure it's the smallest one they had. Dang...

But Plushenko seems happy and that's the important thing, I was rather worried that in trying to get the siphon to work I might have startled him too much. But when I left for Scripture class this afternoon he was swimming about happily.

And OMG Scripture class was a shock! First of all I ended up running late because I washed my hair before going and managed to fall down on my time-keeping and second of all when I got there...the teacher who's supposed to be taking the class wasn't there! And she wasn't late...she just...wasn't there! I guess she must have been sick or something, but I had no idea and no way to contact her.

So I ended up taking the class! Fortunately, the actual teacher provided some assistance in keeping the class calm and all that jazz, but what do I know about teaching scripture and talking to children?! I did my best and I guess it wasn't too bad. I'm not sure if they quite got the idea of giving the gifts of love, joy and peace, but eh, those are kind of difficult concepts anyway. Although all this reminds me I need to tell Mum what happened but I need to go to bed now so that'll have to wait until tomorrow, I guess.

Still no luck locating my lunchbox, I checked the car again, but no sign of it and I'm quite certain I didn't leave it at my parents' house. Sniff, that bums me out.

Right, better be off now, I didn't get anywhere near the proper amount of sleep last night and if I don't get at least 8 hours tonight I'll regret it I'm sure.

I don't have my external drive plugged in right now so I'll have to give the Sims Thing a miss for this entry (I know, shocking!)

Goodnight all!
anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:44pm: Yes indeed! It was a close thing! So close in fact that if I hadn't picked up 100 extra points for cutting nearly the correct number of cards (each player gets 15 cards each at the beginning) M and I would have had to play another hand. And then I wouldn't have got home in time to watch Letters & Numbers which would have been a shame.

So, go me! :OD

In less fabulous news I'm just about to lay down to sleep (unsurprisingly) and I seem to be having heartburn, um ow, and very inconvenient, especially since I don't think I have any antacids in my house anymore. Maybe I shouldn't have had sausage for dinner, especially after the big lunch I had at M and Grandpa's. Grandpa cooked fish, chips and celery in white sauce, very delicious. And there was ice cream, blueberries and that choctop sauce for dessert. Although I suppose that wouldn't directly impact on me getting heartburn right now.

Anywho, what else to report? Oh! I got onto my friend, turns out she is here in Aus so I've arranged to go over to her house tomorrow after work for some friend time, yay! :OD As I've mentioned before I've really been falling down on the seeing friends thing, so this is great.

Right, I better be off now, sorry about the rushed entry, but you know how it is with my mad-cap life. :OP

Goodnight all!

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Um Ow...

Oct. 3rd, 2016 11:50 pm
anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:34pm: I have lower abdominal pain, which really sucks and means this entry isn't going to be as exciting as I promised! Although when is it ever?

However! I can report that I won one of the half-finished games of Canasta and M won the other half-finished one! Also worth noting that I only juuuust scrapped by my win, where as M totally kicked my ass with her's.

What else to report? Scratches head...oh the opening of the DVD case yesterday, well basically with Daylight Savings setting in and the beautiful weather the library was pretty much dead yesterday. So in a moment of boredom one of my co-workers offered to help me get the case open. This involved a lot of brute force and a pair of scissors, looking back on it many OHS rules were overlooked there. :OP But! In the end the DVD was opened yay! Although there was a bit of damage to the cover insert, a tiny tear, but eh I'll get over it.

Anyway, I shall have to wrap this up...and lament on my boring entry. Man, I gotta get some more hobbies or something...Any suggestions?

And now I bid you all goodnight!


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anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
10:25pm: Not one I've been undertaking, no I'm talking about this episode of MacGyver where his company's idea of stress relief is going on a day long hike complete with crossing a disturbingly flimsy looking bridge. Worst idea ever, although what MacGyver's doing up there when he's supposedly afraid of heights, however the fact he climbs mountains and such seems to refute that. But then again that's MacGyver for you, LOL.

So, today I went over to M and Grandpa's after work for Canasta, unfortunately for me I hadn't realised that M was expecting me to call and confirm that I was coming. Because I hadn't she'd gone swimming in the morning and was heading off to have her rest when I arrived. Whoops!

Then there was lunch, which was very delicious, but took quite a while because that's M and Grandpa's main meal of the day, so by the time M and I got around to starting the game (that was another thing I managed to forget to bring the score of the previous game we hadn't finished) it was 3pm! Suffice to say we didn't finish this game either, so now there's two unfinished games to complete and I'm losing in both of them! Hopefully, I can make an amazing comeback in at least one.

Also, my baggy pants situation is getting quite silly now, so I decided to pop by the Narrabeen Vinnies to see if I could find a second hand pair that would fit better. I thought I'd managed to score a good deal, but sadly they've proved to be too small - they were sort of stretchy so I thought I'd get by. But no dice...damn that's twelve bucks I won't get back....Grandpa did suggest seeing if I could get an exchange of sorts, apparently they let him do it once, but he is an older gentleman so the Vinnies people probably figured he was legit.

In other news, Nedshenko is still with us...fingers crossed! Hopefully, this will continue.

Anyway, I better move quick with some Memes before I head off )

Whoo! I've finally caught up with Unconscious Mutterings, go me! :OD

Right, better hit the sheets now!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:41pm: Which isn't a Monday this year, but let's take a moment to appreciate Back to the Future III, and the fact that I bought the Back in Time documentary from JB Hi-Fi today.

Anywho, today was an interesting day because I once again had the day off because the new girl is still in training, so she needs to come in on a week day to get some more experience. My original plan was to go ice skating, since I haven't gone for weeks, unfortunately, I got the time of the morning session wrong and while driving there and realising there was no way I'd get there on time, I figured maybe I'd just go to the lunchtime session, but the idea that I wouldn't make it back in time for Scripture class stressed me out and I had a panic attack. :O( Damn.

I planned to go home once I got a hold of myself and wallow, but I thought that wasn't a very good idea so I went to the Warringah Mall instead, which is where I picked up the BTTF DVD and some other stuff including a watermelon inspired door mat! :OD It's really cute and I'm very pleased because I found it at Target which meant it was only 12 bucks! The ones I'd seen before were like $35!

Then I called M to see about coming over to play Canasta, Grandpa was out golfing and she was happy for me to come over. And then proceeded to start kicking my ass at the game! On the plus side we didn't actually finish it, so perhaps I can claw back to victory next time we meet. Also, I got to eat a yummy chicken sandwich.

And I got to Scripture Class on time, Mum wasn't there this week because her friend is in town and for her birthday she and her friends went into the city to see My Fair Lady. The lady filling in for her ended up teaching the same thing to the kids that they've been taught before, whoops, but they are only in Year Two - so about 7 years old - so they seemed cool with it.

Anywho, I better haul butt, it's almost midnight and it's back to work as normal tomorrow!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
10:46pm: Indeed so! Always an exciting time, although I missed the Opening Ceremony because I was at work today. However, the news did replay some highlights, including the Tongan Flag Bearer who's taken the world by storm, LOL!

Right now, I'm watching the Road Race with Grandpa, Phil Liggett is commentating, yay! It's gokna be a very long race though, seven hours! So obviously we won't be staying up for all of it. But with any luck one of our Aussie's will do well and maybe pick up a medal!

It also has to be said that Rio looks really pretty from the aerial shots, which is nice because there's been a lot of doom and gloom in the lead up. Good to see the Opening Ceremony highlights, since even with the tight budget there was a lot of excitment and the caldron for torchy was amazing! :OD

In other exciting news, I won Canasta against M this afternoon! OMG! Even more than that, actually, I kicked some serious butt. Whoot! Hooray me! There's gonna be a rematch tomorrow morning though, so who knows what will go down there.

Not much else to report, although I didn't end up meeting Mum at the display suite of the apartment building that's going up in Brookvale, which was a good thing because I never would have made it! Not sure what's happening, apparently Dad's been investigating options too, maybe he's found something nicer! I'm still wondering about that one bedroom myself, although I probably can't afford that one.

Not much else to report except Uncle Sam dropped by this afternoon with a two quarters of a chocolate mousse cake, one for me and one for M and Grandpa, yum! Although, I haven't actually eaten any of my yet, I tasted some of M and Grandpa's piece.

Uncle Sam also got me onto this game called "Letterplex", we're playing a game right now, don't think I'm gonna win against him, at least not the first game.

Right, it's after 11pm and I haven't done my Russian! Better haul, I do need to get up at a decent hour tomorrow after all.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
10:46pm: That subject title's a bit misleading, I mean I have the net back because the new month has begun so I've got my 4Gb of mobile data. The actual broadband is not up yet, bah, I have the terrible feeling it might actually take 20 business days for it to show up. Ick!

But yeah, at least I can finally surf the net once more, although it's probably gonna add a lot of distraction to my life, but ah well, them's the breaks :OP

What else to report? Well, I briefly met the landlord while he was outside recharging his car battery (since he's been away for so long apparently it goes flat) and I was returning from having hurried up to the 7-11 on the corner to get milk - otherwise I'd have nothing to eat for breakfast tomorrow! He seems nice and told me that if I had any problems in the place he'd be happy to help fix it. He hasn't actually come into the Granny Flat and thus hasn't seen bench, though! I'll have to let Mum know because she wants to arrange a time for us all to meet up...and probably talk about putting that pull-down clothes line in.

Somewhat unrelated, it started raining this afternoon so I had to bring out my umbrella for the first time since I accidentally closed the car door on it and broke the bottom of the handle off. I had to glue it back on, but it seems that I accidentally glued the lower telescopic part of the umbrella so now it doesn't extend all the way! It's now more micro than ever, LOL. It still works though, so that's a relief.

Anywho, I should head off soon because I need to get to work half an hour earlier tomorrow so I need to make sure I get those zzzs, and I still need to do my Russian.

Speaking of work, I got an email today from the library asking me if I could do a shift next Wednesday, I was so excited I said 'yes' right away forgetting that Wednesday afternoon is the day I'm supposed to help Mum with the Catechist stuff. Er, whoops. But my savings are so depleted Mum said that it was OK - we ended up running into each other at Dee Why this afternoon, because as it happened there was no Canasta with M today because the cleaners were coming, apparently she told me this, but I have no memory of it. Whoops. But yes, Mum and I had some donuts and coffee (for her) and hot chocolate (for me) from Donut King and then went to look at that cabinet in Aldi, but I ended up not getting it because as Mum pointed out the problem with using a wall-mounted cabinet on the floor is that it doesn't have space between the bottom of the door and the bottom of the actual thing so it can - and probably will knowing me! - hit your feet. We almost got this linen holder thing, but first of all it had a mirror on the front and secondly it didn't have an actual door, you'd have to reach behind the mirror to pull whatever you were storing in it out. This is fine for towels, but not for dinnerware.

Right, like I said, I better hit the hay! I can take comfort I guess in the fact I managed to reach 25% of my Camp NaNo goal. Oh and that I put the now empty tubs and the old half-working heater back in M and Grandpa's garage. Yay!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:21pm: Yes indeed! You should have sen M kicking my ass this morning! She soundly kicked my butt when we picked up our game where we left off. We started another game and she's all ready ahead having managed to go out on me when I had quite a number of cards in my hand.

So like the title of this entry warns, well-rested grandparents are dangerous when it comes to card games. :OP

Anyway, can't talk too much since it's another early day tomorrow - Mrs. S keeps having to go places! - so I need to get my person to bed ASAP.

There's not much to report though... a typical Sunday for me at work, it wasn't super busy...or at least only in bursts, that always happens on the weekend, there's a lull and then suddenly all these people show up at once! Although the situation wasn't really helped by the fact that one of the computers isn't working properly, it won't connect to the internet which means the library management software won't work. I guess it'll be fixed tomorrow by the IT Department.

In other news, I'm still working on the rental application, fortunately taking a closer look I see that I don't actually need to supply six written references, only two. That's a relief, also I don't have to provide them straight away, which is good too because I don't have them yet!

Although, I do wonder about my future prospects...Mum says that she and Dad have been discussing all the new buildings that are going up and the possibility of getting one of the studio apartments. This, of course, brings up all sorts of fairness issues, like if the help me out what are my brothers gonna get? Mum says when I sell up I could just give them a third of the money - but what if I want to stay there until I'm super old? I mean there's going to be an elevator in there and everything...

But! That's thinking quite far ahead, especially since it's not like I have a full-time job that will make this financially viable for me. Tomorrow though, I need to find out about the Technical Services Librarian job at the Manly Library, what happens after 10 months when the original person returns from maternity leave. Do I move somewhere else? Or does the job and all the hours it has disappear? Because, that makes going for it less attractive.

Right, I better go, gotta make sure I get those zzzzs! I've been doing pretty well the last few days, in fact I might have been oversleeping a bit...still I better get a move on.

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
9:59pm: For the election which was today. And unlike last time thing's are looking way better...the Liberals who have been screwing us over for the past three years look to end up in a minority government, which basically means they can't just do whatever the Hell they want.

Depressingly, though, the ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott is still in his seat, unbelievable, I know this side of Sydney is conservative but that guy is the biggest fuckwit. Seriously, I'm embarrassed for people.

Moving on, Dad went to look at the granny flat for me todzy and reported that it doesn't smell, is quite large, in a nice backyard with the only drawbacks being that it's kind of old looking and doesn't have as many windows as my current place.

So, I prepared to send in my application for it, this the first time I've gone through an agent for something like this and damn is it involved, not only do I need work references, prior landlord references, but two more unrelated references! Oh and of course I need to provide 100 points of ID, which sadly, I can't do right now because I'm at the grandparentals. Oh well, I'll text the real estate agent to arrange a time on Monday for Mum and I to see the place and let her know I'll be sending it over in the evening.

So, things at least seem to be progressing well on that front.

Funnily enough, Dad knows the real estate agent from when he taught her at school! This probably won't have any affect on my application getting through, but hey, small world.

What else? Well, voting today took longer than usual, the polling place was just next door to the library and there was a line there the entire time we were open! No idea why, especially with all the comments about so many people doing early voting...although there's a suggestion the Electoral Commission might have over-estimated that and thus provided less polling booths today.

I didn't even get a sausage for my trouble (the sausage sizzle is an election day institution here in Australia).

After finally voting, I exchanged my sheets for ones with darker green on them, they're bird print actually and very nice.

Then the original plan had been to go straight to M and Grandpa's, but Mum went and saw M today and ended up taking her out shopping so she wasn't home. I thought maybe the whole thing was going to be called off, but nope, which is good, because Grandpa had made moussaka for dinner.

M did need to take a rest after getting home though, so Canasta didn't begin until nearly 5pm and I kicked butt in the first hand, but alas I lost the next two hands, neither of us has got to 5,000 yet, so I need to get to bed sooner rather than later.

So I should probably wrap this up then.

On a final note though, Le Tour De France has begun! Overlapping with Wimbledon! Man, I can't even stay up very late to enjoy those.

Oh well...

I'll be off now, though.

Goodnight all!
anonymoose_au: (It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time)
10:58pm: Afternoon tea, that is, and the fourth person wasn't Grandpa - he did play golf today after all - but my Great Aunt Margaret, who also lives on the Northern Beaches not all that far away.

So after finishing with Mrs S this morning I hurried on home to begin cleaning, fortunately as mentioned I've been very good with keeping the place generally tidy, so I was able to straightening everything pretty quickly. Then I had to do actual cleaning - wiping down surfaces as Mum says as well as vacuuming and finally mopping the floor.

I ended up leaving half an hour earlier than I should have - that's one way to be on time! - as it turned out though, I needed to stop by the Vinnies in Narrabeen because as Mum reminded me I didn't have a milk jug or sugar bowl. There were actually a few there, but they were either part of sets or like 20 bucks each! I guess the later was because they were pretty nice ones. However, I did find two little glass milk jugs for 5 bucks each so I purchased those. Unfortunately, for me I managed to break one of them when I got home! Hmpf! Smooth move, me. However, I have a small bowl anyway, so I used that for the sugar, which I guess turned out for the best. Putting sugar in a jug is a bit odd.

Anyway! After buying the jugs I headed onwards to the school, parking in the shopping area across the road and reading my book until it was time to head on over. By this point it had started to rain again, which may have contributed to the class being rather unruly today and for some reason kids kept leaving the class to go to the bathroom! That's never happened before...I think maybe the fact there was a substitute teacher today might have had to do with it. Or maybe the weather too, if it was pouring down at lunchtime the kids probably didn't want to go out in it to get the the toilet block.

The rain had pretty much let up on the drive home, but the traffic was not that good, so it took Mum a while to get to my place with M. Also Aunt Margaret went the wrong way so she was also a bit late, however! That did give me enough time to make the cupcakes look all nice with the cream. :O)

M was also getting rid of some old cups and saucers, and since I have none, she brought them over for me to have. There's a mix of them, but they're all very nice, although I'm not sure how often I'll get to use them since I don't drink tea! And my hot chocolate would probably fill three tea cups, LOL.

Oh and Mum also bought some egg sandwiches she'd made, so a very civilised afternoon tea was enjoyed by all. :O) They also let just in time for me to watch my Letters & Numbers.

Mum did look at my purple shirt, but aside from suggesting I go to a sewing class or something she couldn't advise me much. She didn't seem to think it would be ridiculously short on me though, so I have hopes.

On the downside, despite attempting to follow the instructions in the manual I downloaded I can't get the automatic button hole function to work. I'll have to do it by hand, and also redo the buttons, because I sewed them just tonight, but not in a completely straight line. Obviously this is what rulers are for. Man, I really need to embrace the measure twice, cut/do once.

Okedoke, better wrap this up, as soon as Air Crash Investigations is over I have to hit the hay! I hope to have more about my shirt tomorrow.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:04pm: Ha ha ha, just a little pun there. :OP Project Purple Shirt continues and I've finally got the collar on all nice, yay! I've also hemmed the bottom, but I remain a bit concerned about the length...I have trouble with my shirts staying tucked in as it is! Although I wasn't really thinking of tucking it in, but at the same time I don't want it rising up and showing my stomach, especially in winter!

Not much I can do about it now I guess!

Anyway! I better hurry this along because tomorrow I return to my usual routine of getting up at 7:30am...which actually means I should be in bed drifting off right now! Whoops.

Tomorrow is the big day were M will be coming for afternoon tea. I hope Mrs S won't need me to stay back tomorrow like I did today because I need that time to finish cleaning my place! Although Mrs S always asks if I have something to do if she's going to ask me to stay back, so I'll just say I can't if that happens. :OP

I was hoping to have the shirt ready for tomorrow, but I don't think that'll happen, shame. But I guess I could have it for the weekend!

Oh! And it goes without saying that all went well with Mrs S today, I hadn't forgotten everything and my arm were still strong enough to do the sliding sheet and make the bed. :OP

My cupcakes were also well-received, although I was a bit concerned about the frosting, it wasn't smooth enough, unfortunately when I got home and tried to fix it, I poured too much milk in and now it's too running. Do'h! I hate it when that happens. I made three cupcakes so I ate my one, it seemed a bit heavier than my usual cupcakes, but still yummy.

On the upside, I'll be using fresh cream for the cupcakes I'm giving to M so I don't need to worry about the frosting too much.

Right, time to wrap this up and hit the hay!

Goodnight all!

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Fun

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Room

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
11:07pm: That was how much it was going to cost me to get out of the parking lot near the library today...at least until the boom gates open as they usually do at 6pm, but tonight they didn't open until nearly 6:30pm! I almost had a panic attack when I realised the gate was down, which is kind of sad! Fortunately, I was able to call Mum who calmed me down a bit, then I went to Coles and bought dinner and some other things and also withdrew 20 bucks to pay for parking. Luckily, as I said the gates opened and the library assistant I worked with was kind enough to wait for me to let me know. Can you imagine paying the money and then finding the gate had opened? OMG, you would have heard me screaming from the other side of the world! 15 bucks is like 45 minutes out of my library shift.

A last minute library shift was why I was at the library and unlike last Friday it was very quiet this afternoon/evening. I guess it was because the weather was so nice...autumn seems to have disappeared, which when you think about it is a bit scary. Sure, I hate the cold, but I don't want the climate being all crazy, it's certainly badly impacting the Reef.

Moving along, I promised photos of some of my new purchases, firstly my new cat bedspread and watermelon pillow! Here! I think it looks quit adorbs, although I didn't notice poor Chip 'n' Dale facedown there, LOL.

And here's two of the things Mum bought me from Japan. Are they super cute? :OD Not sure when I'd actually use them, but who cares.

There's the sponge and drink bottle, but I'll get back to you on those.

I have to head off soon, but before I go...

Friday5

Dexterity

1. How skilled are you with a chef’s knife? Not at all, I can't cut straight, I do hope those wrist exercises are doing something, because it's pretty annoying.

2. How skilled are you with chopsticks? Not at all, as in I can't use them, which is really embarrassing because my father learnt to use them a few years back, which leaves my little bro and I the only two people in the family who can't. (Except M, but she gets a pass because she's got arthritis, I'm sure she used to be able to use them.)

3. How skilled are you with a hammer? I also suck at hammering, although I've managed not to hurt my fingers, so that's a relief!

4. How skilled are you with a corkscrew? Never used one, but I don't imagine I'd be all that good with one.

5. How skilled are you with a needle and thread? Quite skilled! If I do say so myself. :O) There's Plushy plush, Pinkie Pie plush, some dresses etc. Go me!

Ooo! House Hunters International is in Australia, whoo! Although I still don't understand why the Australian accent suddenly becomes so pronounced when compared with a North American or Canadian accent. What's up with that?

Ha ha this dude thought he could get a job right off the bat here, good luck to you, sir, the job market here is shithouse. Didn't they get the memo before they left?

Hmpf, he got one, another strike to me. :OP Which reminds me I need to apply for that library job, although I have no idea what to do if I get it...It's on the other side of the Bridge! Typical...

Right, better head off now.

Although I'm distracted by how often this Aussie real estate agent says 'Guys' LOL.

Goodnight!

Hunger

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Hygiene

Energy

Fun

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Room

Car Park Problems

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anonymoose_au: (Arthur- Awesome)
11:16pm: Of the much anticipated M vs Moose Canasta Game! Alas M was not at her best today, which could partly explain my stunning victory. Still... Beggars can't be choosers. :OP

Grandpa made a delicious moussaka for dinner, yum cheesey! With broccoli and beans and for dessert we had watermelon. I also finished off the second chocolate bunny I swiped from Mum's stash. ;O)

Anyway, better be off now, the grandparents, or at least Grandpa wake up early and last time I was here I got woken up too, so I best keep on top of my zzzzs.

I bid you all goodnight!
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