Update & things that go bump in the night…

Ricky stayed with my sister and brother-in-law last night in anticipation of arising at 4.30am today and taking the “Great annual bus trip to Hobart to play golf” trip with Dean.  Last year he took three days to recover from the “golf”…….  this year he has been warned 🙂  So that left me with a night on my own and a free day today with no work and no Ricky…….  just doing a teensy weensy little high five here !!

I had my sister come and visit me yesterday.  She had a late appointment in Burnie…..so came early and we did a spot of lunch and some shopping together.  I took Scarlett to the vet as her back right leg is noticeably worse.  Her muscles are starting to waste because she doesn’t use it properly anymore.  So, back up to the vet today for some xrays so we know definitely what is going on in there.  Anybody want to buy a kidney???  Estimated cost for said xrays is between $180.00 and $300 depending on if they have to put her right out or can manage with just sedation!! 

We have sold our house!!  It sold on the third day to the 2nd looker!!  A single nurse that works here in Burnie.  I am pleased someone like that has brought our house.  She obviously has magnificent taste 🙂  We have been given our removal day…… 17th August.  I am on days off now and my last two days at work will be next Thursday and Friday….. *gulp*

Now for a story……………………………..   a TRUE story……………………………….

Last night I was on my own remember?  I am not usually a nervy person…,.not at all.  But I kept hearing a weird noise.  It sounded like it was coming from out on the decking or somewhere.  Hard to describe the noise…….like a click clacking sort of noise.  Sometimes it would sound louder than other times and when I sat really still and tried to listen for it I couldn’t hear it at all……..frustrating!!!!

I have to admit I peeked out the blinds once or twice (or was it more?).  I kept looking at the dogs because usually, if someone is about, they will know and start barking.  They didn’t really seem all that concerned.  Come on puppies!!!!  Shape up or ship out……can’t you see your mother needs some reassurance here???  She might even need saving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No reaction from the slumbering ones.  I have to admit I was getting quite nervous.  I suppose this went on for an hour or so and then I decided to catch an early night. 

I heard the noise as I walked up the hallway to the loo.  I stopped dead still…………nothing.  Was sitting on the loo and moved to reach the loo paper…….there it went again!!!!  I looked down……………………………………………………….

 

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I brought these slippers yesterday when I was shopping with Karen.  At her urging I might add because “she had a pair and they were sooooooo warm and cheap!!”.  The noise I had been hearing all night was the bloody beads hanging on the back of the slippers clacking together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do I feel stupid??…………………………..ummmmm       YES I DO 🙂    They will be forever known as the “Scary Slippers” now!

I’m moving……

Well, here we go again!!  Ricky is taking up a position at Strahan.  Strahan is on the West Coast of Tasmania and extremely beautiful.  It is an opportunity we don’t want to miss as the job involves marine work as well as just general police work around the town.  So, in the last few days I have been flat out organising a real estate agent to sell this house, travelling down to Strahan to look at the rental we will be living in there, and just generally spinning around in circles!! 

Now you say Strahan like this……..  straw-nnn        Not like this……  stra-harn                    Got that??

destinations

So at the moment we live up the top of Tasmania in Burnie which is to the left of Devonport a bit.  We are about to move to Strahan half way down the left side of the map.  It is coastal and beautiful and right on the edge of the World Heritage area that is the South West of Tasmania.   It is very touristy in the summer months and has many, many attractions such as the cruises up the Gordon River, the steam train trip to Queenstown, salmon farms, Ocean Beach…..just beautiful.  So, I am excited and we intend to stay there until maybe Ricky retires in 7 years.  Please come and visit us if you are holidaying in Aussie……we will have four bedrooms in this house with plenty of room!!

If you have a look at my November post titled “Bloody Samsung” there are some Strahan photos in there.  That is the wedding we went to and they got married on one of the cruise boats.  Or google Strahan and have a look…….

As far as band news goes…… there is none really.  I have only lost a kilo over quite a few weeks.  However, I am happy with that because I have been nibbling a bit with this giving up smoking caper.  I have become addicted to Bejewelled on Facebook instead of having a smoke!! lol lol  As long as I don’t put it on I will be happy for the next couple of weeks.  I have made an appointment to see Dr Dreamy on 6th September….it is the earliest I could get in!!  I suppose that will come around really quickly anyway because of all that is going on!! I will be asking for a little bit more fill.

So, sorry I have been a bit slack with the posting…..but I will try and keep up more from now on…….

So, just a quick update for you.

Drugs are bad…….

or in my case………drugs are farking fantastic!!!!  I am speaking of Champix……a new drug out to help break the dastardly nicotine addiction.  Yes folks…….I am a smoker.  Let’s just say I have smoked for a looooooong time.  I have spoken about giving up on here before I think?  Anyhooooo……I think about it quite a bit.  I hate that something rules my life like smoking does.  I hate how it makes me smell and what it does to my health!!  So, Ricky and I have started on Champix.  Apparently it works by blocking the nicotine receptors in your brain….therefore denying you the “pleasure” of the drawback.  I don’t care how it works…………..all I know is that………..so far…………it is working……….for both of us!!!!   

You start taking the tablets and continue to smoke while the whatevers build up in your system a bit.  Then you make your quit day between day 8 and 14……..no pressure.  If you fold………try again but keep taking them all the while.  I managed to stop on day 15.  I have had 4 smoke free days.  This is a miracle.  Normally I would have killed by now and drawn blood several times.  I also would have mugged a tramp and stolen his butts!!!!  I would have turned into the bitch from hell and my head would be spinning around whilst projectile spew flew across the room……………………..

but no……………………….  I am calm.  I am at one with the universe.  I have my ying and yang working bigtime…….I have had a couple of cravings……but they are quite mild and easy to resist.  I imagine lighting a smoke and drawing it back and it makes me feel physically sick and I no longer crave one.  Basically…………..this drug farking rocks!!!!!!!!!  I will keep you posted 🙂

In other breaking news……………I have lost NOTHING.  I have had the nibbles a bit over the last few evenings.  As a matter of fact, last night, I practically inhaled a whole packet of marshmallows!!!!!!!  And guess what??……..the night before that I did the same thing!!!!!!!!  I have been eating shit.  I have been walking like a mad woman to try and compensate for the shit eating and it must have helped me stay the same rather than put on………*phew*

So, no more mindless nibbling for me.  Back on the straight and narrow.  Regardless of the weather I will be walking.  I even went and brought Harry a new coat so he can walk in the rain with me.  Scarlett already had one.  Scarlett has been having “issues” with her poor little dicky knees.  The vet has said she cannot do the long walks anymore.  Just short ones and her “freerange” walks on the beach. 

Now that caused a bit of a dilema.  Because Harry is as fat as mud and myself and Ricky are not far behind him.  We still want to do longer walks.  There is no way we could walk out the door without Scarlett………..it would break her heart!!  She loves her walks sooooooo much!  So, we have come up with a brilliant solution!  Once Scarlett starts limping and tires this is what we are going to do.  ……..   some pictures of the test run we did at the beach.  I might add she thinks she is something special too!!!!!  Absolutely loves it in her “carriage”…………………All hail Princess Scarlett Dickyknee Fart-ima Maxwell………………………………………  🙂

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Spoilt???????………………………………………………… ya think!!??????!!!!!!!!   🙂