Monday, December 01, 2008
OK Hands up all who started to sing "Hey now, hey now"?
Well now that I've got your attention, I've been long gone from the blog front, but I'm back (at least for a moment) with news of my couple of days off.
Big deal you say? probably but as a carer I don't get too many days just for myself and this time I got to catch up with a few old friends.
I've known Elaine for about 25 years, we don't get to see each other very often now but when we do, look out!!!. We were to have a dignified lunch with a few other ladies, but you know what they say about well laid plans!! I was walking up to the Art gallery where we were to have lunch and I noticed a couple of old girls standing around out the front waiting as I got closer (and to my horror) I found that the old girls were the ones I was going to meet and that I, by arriving, was adding to the number of old girls!!
The trouble with getting older is that on the inside I feel only 20 but the outside is creeping up there getting to the wrong side of 50. I don't notice it much at home as I see my mug in the mirror everyday, but when you see your friends that you remember when you were young and reckless, getting on in years, well it's a bit of a shock to the system.
The good thing about memories is that with a couple of drinks and a few hours of laughing, joking and just being ridiculous I was transported back to when the night never ended and we got up to things that they stick on Youtube these days.
I live by the saying "Grow old disgracefully" when they come to take me when my time is up, they better be ready for a fight, 'cos I'm not going quietly. I still check out the good looking young fellas and think about the times when I would have given them a run for their money and I thank goodness that nobody can read my mind, as I'm sure I'd shock the crap out of most people. Now people have to take me as I am, if they don't like the way I muck about well tough, I've spent enough time on this planet now to do as I please and stuff anyone who doesn't like it.
Now I don't like to have my picture taken, for some reason when they say smile, they take forever to actually snap the picture and when they do my smile has slid down my face and I look like I've got constipation. For anyone who's interested I'm the porker in black on the left of both pictures, I still wonder who that old girl is sometimes and I have to look twice when I see her in the mirror when I pass.
The only good thing (if that can be said) about these pictures is that everyone else has got old as well. Well as I close this long winded blog I raise my glass to the "Old Bags Club" and thank them all for a great day and I can't wait for the next meeting.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Well I have finally posted a blog entry after a month long drought. I still amazes me that I'm doing it now, when I feel so lousy.
I have picked up some nasty virus, which I thought was just a cold at the start, but it has migrated into my chest (ample as that is) and is hanging on. I could audition for the lead roll in "Night of the LIving Dead" at the moment, check my screen test photo above. I feel every bit as horrible as the picture looks, I have coughed so much I feel like I've hacked up, what feels like, 2lbs of body parts.
The last time I felt worse than this was about 15 years ago when I came down with the "HongKong Flu" even my hair hurt back then!!
It's really irritating me as I'm not a sick person and it is not usually in my nature to whinge, but at the moment I'm just one big whinge. I can't even check out the funny posts on my teams, if I start laughing I end up in a coughing fit and finish off just about peeing my pants. Not a good looking sight I can tell you.
I have to send big hugs (minus the germs) to all the beautiful people out there who have sent me get well wishes. I can't tell all of you how much it means to have someone send such good thoughts.
I'm off to the doctors again tomorrow, so I'm hoping this time he can help me to shake of this rotten bug.
Here's hoping I'll be on the mend and back to giving cheek to all and sundry by next week.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
After hearing this week that a friend of mine was not well and waiting for test results, I got to thinking about friends. We all have them, close ones, just say hi ones, ones you smile and wave at and these days "Internet" friends.
A lot of people like to dismiss those as nothing special or like to make people feel like losers for having them. I have even heard some say that people who spend time on the internet should get out of the house and meet some "real" people.
I love to meet all sorts of people, I talk to complete strangers in shopping centres, in hospitals all over the place and have never thought that it was strange, so why should I classify talking to people over the internet as strange. I only difference I can see between the two is that the latter are usually in another country and that, I think, is the best part.
I love the idea of "talking" to people from all over the world, I have friends in England, Canada, USA, Spain as well as here in Australia. They have a unique and different way of looking at things and problems, if I feel lousy or have had a crappy day they are always there to make me laugh and feel better. They help me if I need to find something, if I need information, or if I just want to say hi, what's going on.
I have met so many wonderful people here on Sparkpeople, ladies and gents, young people and some old farts like me and we all have the same thing in common, a need to be in contact with each other in some way. Sure we are here initially to lose weight, but the need to connect with others to share the journey is what keeps us here.
So to all the friends I have here, I send big hugs and kisses for making me laugh and feel like I'm not alone through the good and the lousy times and I hope that I can make at least one of you feel just as good at one time or another.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Reading the paper this week I read an article about "binge drinking", it seems our illustrious government has decreed that 4 standard drinks constitutes "binge drinking". It's official then 90% of Australia are "binge drinkers" and all because somebody with too much time on their hands has decided to lower the bar.
The same is happening with the "obesity epidemic". Good grief it sounds like a germ that you can get. Also in the paper were pictures of football players (six packs and rippling muscles) and according to the BMI they were "obese" Now don't get me wrong, I'm well aware that I need to lose weight and svelte is what I'm not but I detest the term "obese"
We have senators saying they are going to have to do something about the obese. Yeah like what? Stick us in the stocks, refuse us food that some sticky nose decides is not healthy, or maybe stick us in a compound behind a wall so we don't upset the sensibilities of the "normal" people. Who the hell do they think they are? I pay taxes and am a carer for 3 people (who I might say are what these people claim to be the correct size) and am the only healthy one in the family at the moment.
When I take my family members to hospital, I'm amazed at all the "normal" people in there getting treatment, I have never been in hospital and had to use an inhaler only after a particularly bad case of the 'flu. I am sick and tired of being labelled a drain on the health system because of my weight,
To all the politicians and wastes of skin out there, a pox on all your houses!!!
Geez, you reckon I'm pissed??
I'd just like to be able to eat normal food and not have to live on a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato. If I stuffed my face with cakes and chocolate etc all day I could understand why I'm not losing weight, but as it stands at the moment, my family eat what they like and I put on the weight for them.
So after venting more than Mt St Helens I'd just like to tell all those interfering government numnuts to find something better to do, you know, like fixing the public transport or the public hospital system so that everyone is covered, do the job you are paid to do and stop stuffing around with rubbish that is none of your business.
Thanks to anyone who actually read this, I feel better already just by posting it.
Hope someone can see the funny side of this, I can to a degree.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Not much happening on the weight front this week, nothing dropping off and nothing hopping on. Had a check up at the doctors and things are looking pretty good considering the lack of weight loss. My blood pressure has dropped (although I do think that it has a lot to do with menopausal symptoms disappearing) and I haven't had to use an inhaler for over six months. All in all the doc seemed pretty happy, he says when the hormones settle down I might see a change in metabolism, God I hope so. Things are picking up at home as well, Mum is looking much better, thanks to all who sent their best wishes.
Hope you have a chuckle at the funny this week, I had to edit out a swear word but I think that we can all imagine what he said.
Hope everybody has a great weekend.
PS The sleepies have disappeared as quickly as they came, at least I'm not snoozing all the time any more.
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