Farking hell……where to start!!! Well, my uncle’s funeral was on Friday. Yes, it was very sad and all that……but it had been expected and for his poor family, I expect a relief in many ways. So……moving right along…..it was soooooo FARKING hot!!!!!! Most of Australia has been suffering through a heat wave for the last few weeks and Tasmania has not escaped. We have the odd very hot day throughout our summers….but rarely more than 3 or 4 in a row and then it cools back down to the low 20’s again. This time…..pushing 40 for a week or more…….hoolie doolie!!!
What was I saying???….oh yeah……the funeral. We had bottles of water and took the umbrellas from the back of the car for shade when we were doing the graveside burial bit. Even before hand when we were inside for the service…it was hot!!! Everyone was using their service guides as a hand fan. Karen, Ricky and myself were walking back to the car and I started saying how I wanted my funeral………under no farking circumstances are they to play a “sounds of nature” soundtrack whilst showing unflattering photos of me or play anything from Slim Dusty!!!! I said I liked the white doves they released as they lowered the coffin at this funeral…..I wouldn’t mind that. Well……they were on a roll then!!!!!!!!
I want to wait two days just to make sure I am really dead and then be cremated. Then I don’t want a “traditional” service…..I want them to put my ashes in some nice, colourful pottery thingy and have a wine and cheese afternoon at some pub and put my ashes in the middle somewhere on a table (because I like being the centre of attention!). Then people can take it in turns telling funny stories about times they have spent with me 🙂 Then, a day or two later when everyone gets over their hangovers they can take me for a spin down to “our” beach (where my beloved dogs ashes have been sprinkled before me) and scatter me about!!
Karen and Ricky said “Well, the doves are a bit expensive!! How about we get Stumpy and his mates to come down to the beach. They would do it for a few chips!!” lol, lol Then they said, ” We could keep ourselves amused for hours pretending we were going to throw a chip but instead throw some of your ashes and watch them all squawk and dive on bits of you thinking you were a chip!!” How farking hilarious are those two!!!?????
Then Saturday I left early to get up to Launceston for my appointment for my third fill with Dr Dreamy. I was picking Karen up on the way and she was coming with me for the company and the laughs. I was cutting it a bit fine time wise. Then I got pulled over with other traffic at 7.15am because there had been a car accident and they were not letting traffic through just yet and it would probably be a 10 or 15 minute hold-up!! Oh NOOOOOO……I couldn’t be late for my appointment with Dr Dreamy and I still had to pick Karen up. Anyway I got to move up the line a bit more and had the pleasure of being able to watch them load one of the bodies (in a body bag of course) into the mortuary wagon. I mean, I have seen this sort of thing heaps of times…..but when you are the one travelling it is a very, very sobering sight and makes you take the lead out of your foot somewhat! I had been going just a teensy weensy bit over the speed limit prior to that!!
So, I pick Karen up……we “sedately” drive to Launceston and I pulled up in Dr Dreamy’s carpark with 2 minutes to spare. Phewwwww!! I was panicking I was in the wrong place until Karen pointed out that the black porshe parked in the carpark had personalised number plates with Dr Dreamy’s initials on them…….so we checked out his “wheels” as we walked past and tried not to drool on the paint job! He was his usual gorgeous, laid back self and we had a bit of a joke with him and asked him how he could bear to be seen out on the highway in a bloody jalopy like that!!
I told him Karen had accidently scratched the side of it with the buckle on her handbag as we walked past it…….he didn’t even flinch….just laughed!! That man rocks!! I mean….here is a surgeon that drives four hours from his home base to Launceston to save his more “remote” patients from having to drive to see him. I think he does that every three months and he spends Sat and Sun seeing people just doing fills and unfills etc (up to 400 in one weekend I believe). Karen said it best, “You can tell he loves and believes in what he does”…….Dr Dreamy, You deserve as many Porches as you can fit in your driveway as far as I’m concerned…you put in the hard yards and you are just a kind, decent, understanding, funny & just a touch “unstable” like the rest of us kind of guy 🙂 Oh…..and if you are reading this….”Can I have a drive…can I, can I ???? ”
Here is Karen in the Launceston mall after my fill making sure it hasn’t affected her ability to drink liquids….lol
That red trolley in the background is a nice touch!! She is the best sister and the best support team I could ever wish for!! She is also hilarious, weird and most definitely certifiable….buy hey….I can relate!!
Ahhhh…..the fall????? Well……..while we were away my husband was putting some finishing touches on his new shed. He was carrying a ladder out the door of the shed and trod on the edge of an old cement path and went down like a bag of shit!!!! ….. to put it in a nutshell for you 🙂 So, when I got home from Launceston I spent the rest of my day sitting in the Burnie casualty department who’s air conditioning was not working with, what seemed like, a thousand screaming, hot, upset children and their equally upset parents. At this stage he is on crutches and off work until Wednesday when the doctor will take another scan after swelling goes down. Looks like he may have done the ligament in his foot…..which will mean surgery!! Great!!! We are really, really hoping it just turns out to be a bad sprain. He is OK and it isn’t too painful as long as he stays off it and I keep feeding him panadol and bowing to his every whim and need!!!! I have got him a weeks worth of DVD’s to watch while I am at work this week……*sigh* Everyone is saying poor Ricky, poor Ricky….what about farking me!!?? I am the one that will have to put up with him being an invalid for possibly weeks!! Here he is having some “medicine” at his parents place that night…………………..
Not a very flattering photo of the poor luv!! He looks like he would be a candidate for my old double ‘D’s’ when I shrink a bit 🙂 I told him he looks like a God to me…………………………… Yeah…Buddha 🙂 *crackin’ up here*
So………as far as this latest fill goes…..I now have 5.5mls in my 10ml band. So far I feel a hell of a lot fuller after eating something than before. I am unable to eat as much as before either. Like, I could eat two pieces of toast the day before this fill….today I struggled with one piece. I hope it lasts!!!! I will keep you informed. I feel all fired up again now though and like I am ready for another “burst” of energy and weight loss. The last few weeks have been tough and I have lacked any sort of energy or get up and go…..it just got up and went!! I will keep you informed of course!!