Winter’s log, earthdate 201612.22

04.33 pm

Well, remember how I told you all yesterday that Julian and I were just about to head off to go and do some (more!) Christmas shopping with my very favourite eldest daughter, when I found that I had another loose screw, and how we still went and picked up my very favourite eldest daughter anyway, but then decided to drive straight to the Prosthodontist to see if he could tighten up that wretched screw – again! (for the third time this week – though to be fair, the middle screw-fiddle was when he was taking the bottom bridge out for cleaning, anyway!) before it fell out completely and got lost… We were extra, extra lucky though, because we arrived at the Mt Waverley surgery where I usually see him, just as he was about to head off to his second surgery in Moonee Ponds! (howzat for good timing, eh?! 😉 ) Anyway, he did tighten it, and he also ground down the tooth on top of the screw, to lessen the amount of “bite” on that side of my mouth (which was practically nil, anyway! All my “bite” is on the right hand side of my mouth) because it’s usually “load” that makes the screws come loose in the first place. However as he was going to be “on holidays” until January 17th, we asked him if he could “lend” us one of the special, teeny-weeny extra-teeny-small screwdrivers, in case it came loose again, which he reluctantly did, with the strict admonishment to “bring it back, please!” (and there was silly me, thinking that he was giving it to us as a sort of Christmas Present! 😉 ) So with the panic attack averted, and the screw all sorted out, we went on our merry way… That, let me remind you, was yesterday morning!

This morning, Julian had just gone off to pick up the Dry Cleaning, and do the last big lot of grocery shopping before Christmas, and I was sitting in here, minding my own business and working on the new Header that you can see above you, instead of frolicking around in Azeroth as I’d hoped to be doing. All of a sudden… there was something sharpish sticking into the left hand of my tongue! My Goodness! Whatever could it be! I wondered… HA! Wondered, my foot! I knew exactly what it was, as I’d felt it three times in the last week! My damnable screw had come loose again! It’s obviously not “load”, as there’s so little “bite” left on that side of my mouth, that eating and chewing over there sort-of doesn’t work terribly well anymore! Julian’s leaning towards the theory that the thread of the screw, or part of the thread, has become “stripped” or something, and isn’t gripping any more. Anyway, thank goodness we had that little screwdriver! When he got home he was able to tighten the wretched thing up again, but who knows how long it’ll hold this time! I’m not impressed! 😕

Hey! Guess what I’m doing at the moment! I’m doing something that I haven’t done since pre August 2014! I’m drinking a glass of (commercial) orange juice! And oh…. it is very nice! I’ve had orange diet jellies, and I’ve had supposedly orange flavoured sugarless lollies, and I’ve had small pieces of mixed peel in cakes and slices since then, but I haven’t actually had a drink of orange juice! *burp* You know, I’d forgotten just how nice orange juice is! Yumm! 🙂

So I haven’t really done much at all today, apart from constructing the latest blog Header! I was also quite surprised when Julian called me to tell me that my hand-crocheted fingerless gloves had arrived from Latvia! They’re beautifully hand-made, very popular, and there’s quite a waiting list, so we weren’t expecting them until about the middle of next year! When we got home yesterday we’d found a card in the letter box announcing the arrival of “a parcel” – which we’d apparently missed by “⇔” that much – and which now awaiting our collection from the local Post Office Shoppe. Julian picked it up this afternoon on his way home from all his errands – I was sort-of expecting it to be a top I’d ordered from Katies (or Suzanne Grae – I fergit which now) so I was most astonished to find out that it was my very pretty, grey, charcoal, dusty pink and red, “dragon scale” fingerless gloves! Julian took a photo of them before – when he gets a round tuit, and puts them up on Flickr, I’ll post a link so you can see what they look like!

And as that’s pretty much all of today’s doin’s, I shall now proceed to regale you with all the “good” bits! 😉

Weigh-in this morning. Not really all that much to jump up and down about, and go tearing off around the oval with my jumper over my face – in fact it was almost an “Oh. It’s you again!” moment (it’s a l-o-n-g story that was actually quite funny at the time – it’s since become a bit of a family-and-friends “in-joke” quote, somewhat along the lines of the infamous “Alright everybody, shut up and talk!”) But back to my weigh-in! I went from a slim, svelte 69.4 kg to…. you guessed it! 69.9 kg! Again! Ho-Hum!

Food stuffs. Last night for dinner we had pasta in tomato and basil sauce with a small scattering of parmesan, because we’d had such a big lunch, and for dessert I had another “ordinary” green Packham pear – because there wasn’t much else that was edible in the way of fruit (and I’d forgotten to take the peach and the nectarine out of the fridge, again! Grr!) and an Apple Le Rice. For lunch today we had half a mushroom and cheese savoury roll each, and half a spiced tomato and herb pizza roll each, followed by half an apple and cinnamon bun/roll, plus a Fergus Plarre mince pie each – however by the time Julian brought our lunch home after doing all the shopping, we didn’t have our lunch until well after three o’clock! For dinner tonight we’ll be having some Beef, pepper and Barossa Shiraz sausages. with chips, steamed green beans, and our usual half a tomato. For dessert I’ll be having “the best of” a somewhat mushy-looking apricot, a rather bruised-looking white Nectarine, and a rather tired-looking yellow peach. Hopefully the three somewhat “wonky” pieces of fruit will supply enough good bits to produce at least one and a half edible pieces of fruit! (and yes, I did remember – I took them out of the fridge at about four o’clock this afternoon – i.e. just after lunch!) I’ll also be having a Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt…

And that’s been “my day”! There’s been no more news regarding Terry and his tests, so as they say in the classics, “No news is good news”! Auric and Dapple are very busy doing all sorts of “fishy things”, like swimming around, begging for food, and enjoying their nice, clean, fresh and sparkly Fish House… And you know what?! That’s about “it” from me for this evening! I have the Podiatrist coming tomorrow afternoon, and the kids will be over on Christmas Eve (Saturday night) to make a giant mess in the kitchen (making the eggnog! Julian “tested” the Brandy and the Rum this afternoon – just to make sure that it was still sound! 😉 ) Do drop in again tomorrow night to see what my weight’s been up (or down!) to, if I managed to find a second or two for poor lonely, neglected WoW, and what other adventures and escapades we’ve had! Then before you know it, it’ll be “tha Day”, so make extra, doubly sure that you don’t inadvertently wriggle your way on to Father Christmas’s “Naughty” list! In other words, bee good! Remember – be happy, be bright, be you… and don’t forget to always drive carefully, to keep warm – or cool – depending on your situation, and to look after yourselves… but above all, please – don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂