Sunday, 22 February 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 8 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

 Day 46:  EEK … a WASP!!

 Day 47:  Evening sky.

 Day 48:  Blowin' in the wind.

Day 49:  Peeking through the fence.

Day 50:  Finishing Larry.

Day 51:  Nothing to see here … everything as per usual.

Day 52:  Now that's what I call a lamington.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Larry's back ...

I'm sure you've all been hanging on the edges of your seats in breathless anticipation since I posted my first instalment in the tale of Lucky Larry … hoping day after day that today at last would be the day a new chapter would appear on this blog … for your reading delight.

Well wait no longer bloggy friends … the moment you have longed for has arrived … I give you …

Larry's Love life

Larry … he felt lonely … it was very sad to say,
He lived alone … all by himself … every single day.

This life had always suited him … till one fine day in June,
When first he spied Miss Madeline and felt his innards swoon.

It seems that she had moved into the house just down the street,
And Larry felt that it was fate … their destiny to meet.

Her skin was dewy rosebuds … her lips were cherry red,
Her laugh a gorgeous tinkle … her figure slim as thread.

Oh Larry, he was smitten … his heart was all a quiver,
He felt a rush from head to toe … it even touched his liver.

But Larry was quite shy … reserved … he found it hard to just convert,
Into a chatty … flirty lad … or a charming extrovert.

And so each day Miss Madeline would walk on past his gate,
And though he stared with longing … his words just came too late.

But time passed quickly on … as time is wont to do,
And still his feelings stayed unsaid … why she never had a clue!

But his love remained undimmed … and the time had come to say,
His feelings they would be declared next Valentiner's Day.

And so on Feb Fourteen … he put on his lucky shirt,
He brushed his teeth … combed his hair … gave his deodorant a squirt.

He waited by his garden gate … with roses in his hand,
And repeated o'er and o'er the speech he had prepared and planned.

Then finally at two fifteen … which was her usual time,
He saw her coming down the road … his gorgeous Madeline.

He swallowed down his nerves … and cleared his throat to speak,
He knew that he must hurry … before he began to freak.

As soon as she was level with the place in which he stood,
He jumped out of his hiding place … as quickly as he could.

He thrust the roses in her face … and shouted out his spiel,
He was determined she should realise … the emotion he did feel.

"I watch you each and every day … though you don't know I'm there,"
"I follow you whene're I can … I always have to stare."

"I watch your every movement … I love your every breath,"
"I'll follow you forever … you see I just love you to death!"

And Madeline … she stood stock still … her peaches skin quite ashen,
She looked around about the place in a nervous kind of fashion.

Then hitching up her skirt … she took off at a run,

Larry watched her run away … then turned and went inside,
He realised things had gone askew … but at least he could say he tried.

"These matters of the heart … they mess up with your head,"
"I think I'll give it all a miss … and get a dog instead!"


Sunday, 15 February 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 7 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 39:  So it finally happened … I totally forgot to take a photo today.  But HURRAH … I found this one on my phone!!  I had sent a pic of a flooring sample to my sister for a second opinion.  It still counts as a photo … right???

Day 40:  Some days I feel like a nut!

Day 41:  Admiring the roses on the bird bath in an effort to take my mind off the alarming drip the water tank pump is currently experiencing.

Day 42:  Beauty …

Day 43:  … and the Beast!  What is this strange prehistoric creature?

Day 44:  Patchwork takes a special kind of crazy … take a large piece of fabric, cut it up into tiny pieces and then sew it back together again … yep totally crazy!!

Day 45:  Valentines Day inspires all sorts of unusual activities … like Master 17 cooking dinner for the very first time ever … it must be love!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Let's get pumped … round two ...

Hubby's away with work … and as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west … that means something will go wrong.  It always does.

It could be as simple as running out of milk at 9:45pm.  Or there being a spider on the wall next to the toilet.  Or something, somewhere doing something that it shouldn't be doing  … like rattling or smelling or leaking etc.

Now let me digress just a little … in order for you to appreciate the full extent of my grievance.

Back on the 3rd of February, 2014 I wrote this blog post.

To sum it up, the stupid pump on the stupid water tank had stupidly stopped pumping and the putrid poo was rising in the stupid toilet.  I was given no conceivable choice but to pay Mr Pumpy Fixitman $800 to get my plumbing pumping.

At that time I made the bold pronouncement … because clearly I am somewhat psychic … that come the 4th of February, 2015 I would be forced to shell out more exorbitant amounts of money on the stupid pump  … because that would be the day the warranty ran out.

Well I managed 7 days of grace … but last night … on the 10th of February, 2015 … no doubt brought on by the absence of Hubby … I discovered this:

I sent a text to Hubby in the vain hope that he would tell me it was something I could ignore.

So call them I did.

"Oh yeah … that sounds like the connector joint … $440 … I'll be there this arvo."

And that's all I have to say about that!!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 6 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 32:  Coffee break … anyone??

Day 33:  Light on the lights.

Day 34:  A tree I saw on my evening walk … the tree's not at all shocking … the fact that I went for an evening walk was.

Day 35:  Hanging by a thread.

Day 36:  And he STILL can't hear me when I ask him to tidy his room.

Day 37:  Pink rose … blue sky.

Day 38:  Looking moody and mysterious … okay maybe just moody.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 5 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 25:  Sunset @ Long Jetty … where surprisingly there is a very long jetty.

Day 26:  Happy Australia Day … from Buster the Australian Silky Terrier.

Day 27:  Searching for inspiration.

Day 28:  Master 17's first day of his FINAL YEAR of school!!

Day 29:  Master 14's first day of Year 9 … just 4 years to go.

Day 30:  Watching the day end at our local beach.

Day 31:  The final year of school requires a newly created study area … now let's hope he uses it!