Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Ouch

01/11/2015

 

The rings were just too tight and I was going for a medical test which required them to be removed. So what could I do?

Thankfully I recalled a little trick I saw. A video clip was sent to me and I had watched it with rapt attention. Boy, was I glad I did!

 

Out came some line. I didnt have anything strong, but the dental floss seemed to be sufficient.

I would it round and round my finger. Then slipped one end under the ring. I began to pull the loose end and as it made its way round and round my finger, it slid the ring over my joint and voila!
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Was it painful to do? Well, I think it was less painful that if I had tried it with oil, soap, etc and just pulled away. This way, I was able to get both rings off in no time, and not only the finger survived!

Now I have to decide whether or not to put them back on after the procedure!!! Should I?

Chillax

28/10/2015

Learned a new word! Chill and relax put together, becomes Chillax!

 

Hubby had a special gift for his birthday – a coupon for two to have a full body massage. Fantastic!

I am the one who likes the massage more, but this promised to be one that he might enjoy too. The only drawback was that a three-day notice was needed. Days went by and it became weeks. We still hadnt gone!

Then one day, on the spur of the moment (otherwise known as having a long full and shoulder aching day) he called the place and asked if they had an opening.

They did!

And off we went.

This was the first step – having a foot soak of five minutes and then having the foot dried.
IMG_1580Needless to say we had a really nice shoulder unknotted time… great way to hit the sack after. Ahhhhhh

Finally!

30/05/2015

I have been incapacitated for weeks! No, make that months! Unable to access this site due to no fault of my own – the hard disk died.

Worse, when it died and I sent it in for fixing, the people there did not send my order request off so I had to wait even longer to have the parts delivered for my computer. I had to really bite my tongue when I found out! How can that possibly happen to a reputable and well-established company. Worse, it was the manager himself who made this mistake. What an omission! It was quite depressing to say the least…

I can hear you say that I should have an alternative access…! Too late…  Lesson learned!

Anyway, I am B-A-C-K! And raring to go!

Ma Friend

20/03/2015

First to greet us when we get home.

Always keen to go for walks with us.

Alert whenever someone new comes.

IMG_4576 But

Runs away when strangers approach her.

Barks at even the little children.

Doesn’t like unfamiliar cars.

Considers motorbikes the enemy to be chased off the premises.

Yes, meet my nine-year old canine named Sprite.

 

SURPRISES!!!

08/01/2015

For the first one, they let me talk as they cleared the table. We were in a restaurant and had had a lovely meal. I happily chatted away and then a cake appeared.

I said, “Wow, what’s this?”

Brother-in-law says, “Dessert”.

“Oh,” I said. I was expecting fruits as usual.

Then I looked closer and saw the candles and the wordings.

IMG_3941_2Boy, did I get caught out!

A few days later, I got back to work. I had been traveling for my actual birthday. Whilst I had been on leave, three people celebrated their birthdays in my office. Fancy that! Two are members of the small team we have, and one was dropping by the office. What timing!

 

Anyway, while away, they sent me a photo to say that the white cake below on the left was my birthday cake which they were eating in my absence. Hah!

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When I got back, I got stuck into my work, trying hard to clear my table. Suddenly there is movement at the doorway and the lights go out. Haha! They tried to surprise me! This time, with the cake on the right! Amazing colours and taste!

What joy to be blessed twice this year! Feeling loved…..

Whiter Shade of Pale

20/10/2014

We were just sitting down and our legs were outstretched. Suddenly someone commented on mine.

My first thoughts were “What, are they so fat that they have drawn attention?!”

I need not have feared. Attention was drawn because of the colour.

IMG_7778I have to admit, I look kind of anaemic here…… !

Time for New Ones

04/09/2014

They look new but they aren’t. These are my old faithful track shoes. They went with me to many lands, saw many sights and felt many changes of weather. They have carried me well in the gym and outside, on the treadmill and off. You can see the worn out and fraying sole bits at the bottom right of the photo.

shoesAlas, the time has come – they need to be replaced. Will I ever find a suitable pair to substitute these I wonder. I shall attempt to do so next week.

 

Answered Though Unspoken

12/06/2014

It was an unspoken desire. Call it a prayer but it was more a desire. I was feeling peckish that day. Surprisingly hungry. But I didn’t say anything because I figured I ought to just concentrate on my work and have my usual cereal lunch later.

Lo and behold, out of the blue, suddenly someone sends this!

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It was hot. It was fresh. It was filling. It was tasty.

So thankful!

 

 

Another Unexpected Visitor

24/05/2014

It just lay there, as if stunned, near the window. I thought perhaps it had hit the glass and had winded itself. It must have flown into the house accidentally and was trying to make its way out.

So I picked it up and took it outside, intending to let it go.
IMG_5608It looked at me with its sad eyes.

Then it closed its eyes!

I tried to wake it up. There were no apparent injuries and it didn’t wince at anything I touched.

It was indeed a sad moment when despite my attempts, it refused to be revived.

I left it in a flower pot nearby. Thinking perhaps it would fly away by itself later.

Alas, when I came back, it had indeed left the pot, but only because my helper had taken it away….

 

Beautiful Visitor

12/05/2014

 

It just sat there. Waiting for me to pick it up. It didn’t seem to mind my doing so. Almost didn’t want to leave. Strange behaviour. Seemed content to linger and stay. IMG_6744I had just been mulling about butterflies the day before. They are special to me. Amazed to see one come by.

Thankful for this special experience. Didn’t know it would be possible to do this in my own garden!