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Friday, July 16, 2010

It was a busy week and it is now Friday afternoon and my son has gone out so I am able to use the internet before it gets really late as I need some sleep...

It was a glorious Gold Coast Day. Brilliant blue sunny sky and crisp and clear, just how I like it. I did a fair bit of walking and went to the physio/pilates for my first session. My back is really hurting and I needed some therapy. Mark was very good and I do feel better already - well, sort of. I went and worked in the tuckshop today didn't I and it was really busy.

I am going to have a nice bath with lavender and help get rid of some of the kinks. The way I am feeling, I will be in bed by 8pm. I am going to be good and just have an egg salad for dinner as I am not hungry, just tired and thirsty
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I went to college yesterday and showed my first draft of the essay and I am on the right track. (Comparing Athenian women ca. 500BC with Aztec women and their role in society). There were some powerful women then but mostly their role was to be at home and raise children. I just love this and next we have an oral on Augustus when we delve into Roman history.

Changing the subject. I just got a knock on the door and it was Jean with a voucher to the Racetrack tomorrow. How come she is driving??? I must tell her daughter as I am pretty sure she didn't pass the memory test - or maybe she did.
I did go and visit her the other day and asked her where she went with my son and she doesn't remember even ringing him. She denied it to me and to her daughter.

Ah, well, I mean to keep active and keep my friends so that I am not left bored with nothing to do. Of course I won't have a say but I will do my best. I have been studying really hard so that I can go to Uni next year, but am having a rethink. Life is certainly too short and we must live it as best we can.

A colleague of mine, same age as me, has just lost her husband to cancer. They had planned to retire next year and he had started scaling back his business(he was 67). So now I have to re-evaluate as I think I might stop work and just go back to Greece for 6 months next year. I am figuring that I may as well go while I am healthy and can still walk and get around without any help. What stops me though is that I have a 22 year old at home who will just be starting Uni and will need financial help.

It will require a lot of thought and I have to make the right decision. Time waits for no man is so true and we do not know what is going to happen from one day to the next. All I can do is count my blessings and thank God for every day.

Here I am getting all philosophical but it is good to take stock of one's self every once in a while and just be grateful for life...
Have a great weekend everyone.
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KLEONIKI 7/17/2010 6:25PM

    Have a successful and interesting academic year, be as patient as you can,
i hope we will meet in your six months stay in Greece, dear friend
Take care
K.

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DBELLE39 7/17/2010 2:53PM

    Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

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READINGDOC 7/16/2010 6:00PM

    Have a great weekend. You have definitely earned it. Your college class sounds absolutely facinating. Enjoy!
Lynda


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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/16/2010 2:54PM

    Very interesting blog, Anna. I felt like I was there with you.

My son and I are so lucky we have a router so we can both use the internet at the same time.

I would like to do pilates too.

What is a tuckshop?

I love lavender baths and egg salad.

Your essay sounds really interesting.

It sounds like Jean will be able to do as she pleases regardless of how senile she gets. Who could stop her? LOL.

You have some big decisions to make. I know you will make the right ones.

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LIBBYFITZ 7/16/2010 9:49AM

    emoticonOnce again a blog that was full of wonderment. going back to Greece for 6 months sounds wonderful! Lot's of deciding to do! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/16/2010 7:55AM

    Have a fab weekend, gorgeous.

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MUSIC66 7/16/2010 4:38AM

    sounds like the tuck shop was busy to day.

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Jean - again...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I was on the train to Brisbane yesterday and i got a call from my son and he was feeling frstrated because Jean had phoned him and said she had to take the car key to the mechanic. Unbeknownst to her daughter, she must have gone early in the morning and then got confused and my poor son had no idea what to do as she had him driving around for 45 minutes.

First of all she couldn't remember where she was supposed to go and then wanted to go to the shopping centre and as she didn't specify, took her to 3 in all and then he said he would wait and she yelled at him no. He then drove to my friend's and told her where her mother was and I'm sure she would've gone to get her in a taxi. My son phoned me to tell me he was almost out of fuel. Suzanne gave him $10 and got some petrol in the car.

I was going over today, but she was too busy so will go visit my friend tomorrow and will insist she brings the car to my place so that she does not get in the car again. She is getting assessed again in a few days. Thing is neither of us drive a manual so might have to get my son to bring it up here.

Poor boy, he didn't know what hit him...

I had a good day back at school today and got straight to class as I had fixed the paperwork yesterday (pupil free day). Let's hope the term gives us good results.

I also did a service as a volunteer for a ultrasound school. Whenever they have a particular topic the new radiologists are studying (how to use ultrasound mainly) and I am their "patient".
They do not give me results as such but if anything untoward is found, they email my doctor. A good deal and they are so nice. Today was the bowel and stupid here had a diet Sprite and they had a hard time finding organs and aorta etc due to the huge amount of gas. I really felt so stupid and they said it matters not as they have to learn how to search and technique etc. I recognized a lot of terminology from my Human Movement course and felt smug...

It is already 11 35pm and I am going to bed now as I will have a busy day at tuckshop tomorrow. It will be god to get mobile and active again.

Good night all

  
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KISHEGER 7/22/2010 11:40PM

    Get a good rest and all the best in your new course. Condensing is always tough but on the other hand at least you have a great outline. Well done!!

Your son is getting an education about old age; while it may be ocnfusing to him , I am sure he appreciates life and its stages even more now. Happy his Mom is fine, no doubt, not like Jean emoticon

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MUSIC66 7/16/2010 3:26AM

    you have a lot going on.

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/14/2010 11:42AM

    You are a busy little bee :) Sleep is the best thing to keep us gals fresh and new.

Your volunteer work sounds interesting. Enjoy.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/13/2010 10:57PM

    Why doesn't Jean call her daughter instead of you and your son? It's lucky he did not run out of gas.

Your day sounded interesting!!

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READINGDOC 7/13/2010 7:26PM

    You deserve a good night's sleep!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/13/2010 10:53AM

    emoticonhope you are sleeping well as I type this! emoticonIt is almost 11am here and I am about to hang up the load of washing and then get out into the sun and walk! Itis 11 degrees so will rug up!

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PATTYSH 7/13/2010 10:15AM

    You will certainly earn extra stars in your "crown", as will your son, for helping with Jean.

Hope you have a good term at school!

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KELPIE57 7/13/2010 10:09AM

    Goodness, so much going on!

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STUFFNEARTABOR 7/13/2010 10:09AM

    What a whirlwind day you had - Good Luck dealing with Jean.

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Today is the start of a new week in many ways the start of independence.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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I am raring to go for a new week; school, volunteering and study. I finished 1st semester of Ancient Civ with a Credit and am so happy because to tell you the truth I was not studying as I should have because I was looking after Jean.

I honestly think I had not passed and would have had to resit which would have meant a Pass only but because most of the other assessments were Honours and credits, I passed and that is how I ended up with a credit overall. I can still strive for Honours for 2nd semester as I won't have anyone else to blame...

I have been doing this Diploma for 2 years and decided to finish this year. I can go to Uni now, but the Uni in Brisbane offers the Classics and they need the full 10 modules. I have done 7 as I have been doing 2 modules a semester, but now I have become brave and will do 3 subjects this semester so that I can get the certificate at the end of this year. I will continue with Ancient Civ and just picking up 2 modules to work in with my working hours. So I will be picking up Computing for Academic Purposes and Australian Society, so methinks I will be pretty busy.

Today is also the day I go to the Consulate to sign a Power of Attorney for a lawyer to represent me in court(Greece) to dissolve my marriage, so a new chapter is about to unfold for me. I am looking forward to this new chapter.

Have a great week everyone.
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MUSIC66 7/16/2010 3:21AM

    glad you got a credit and so many new doors opening for you.

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KISHEGER 7/12/2010 11:00PM

    It sounds liek you have so much under control. |You should be so proud of yourself. School is coming long great, you are getting your credits and closing old doors and opening new ones .

The very best ,
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Erika

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/12/2010 6:46PM

    This sounds like a very exciting chapter in your life. A time of new beginnings and growth. Concentrate on your goals and do not let yourself be dragged down by other people's problems. You deserve this time for yourself.

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KLEONIKI 7/12/2010 12:44PM

    Woohoo! my sweet friend!
I am so proud of your accomplishments in such a difficult situation i mean with Jean and all those stuff!
I have told you ; you are made of the material heros are made of..
Take advantage of this warrior, nature of yours i can see through your lines,
take a break and leave those sweet feelings of yours color your battles with the colors of sunset and
GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who is not on stage with you was only IMAGINARY.....
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Luv you
K.

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KLEONIKI 7/12/2010 12:44PM

    Woohoo! my sweet friend!
I am so proud of your accomplishments in such a difficult situation i mean with Jean and all those stuff!
I have told you ; you are made of the material heros are made of..
Take advantage of this warrior, nature of yours i can see through your lines,
take a break and leave those sweet feelings of yours color your battles with the colors of sunset and
GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
Who is not on stage with you was only IMAGINARY.....
a reflexion!
Luv you
K.

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KELPIE57 7/12/2010 5:34AM

    So many doors opening.......

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LIBBYFITZ 7/11/2010 6:36PM

    Busy girl as always! Congratulations an you're credit! emoticon



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PATTYSH 7/11/2010 6:33PM

    It sounds like you have a lot going on! Some exciting and new and some a bit sad and unsettling, too. You certainly have a good attitude about it all, and that's half the battle. Good luck!
Patty

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Get together with "old friends"

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I took tain in to city and met up with my friends who were with me in Vancouver in the late 60's.
We try and catch up whenever we can and it was great to talk about the good times but also to have an update on our children's lives. The other 2 have grandchildren and it is such a good feeling.

To make up for the macaroon I had for coffee, I took the healthy alternative at all the rail stations by using the stairs instead of lifts and escalators. Believe me, there were many...

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KISHEGER 7/11/2010 5:48PM

    Fantastic choice taking the stairs when you can !! emoticon
We strive to be healthy but one must have cheat times to give us a break from the normal lifestyle we are all trying to attain --healthy eating and exercise.

emoticon Glad you enjoyed getting together with your friends !!! Wow, glad you keep in touch.

A great big emoticonfrom Canada,
Erika

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/9/2010 8:48AM

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KELPIE57 7/8/2010 1:19AM

    Good choice! emoticon

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MUSIC66 7/7/2010 11:22PM

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PATTYSH 7/7/2010 8:02PM

    Its so fun to meet up with old friends! What a great feeling! Glad you had fun!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/7/2010 7:46PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!!

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REDHATLADY9 7/7/2010 6:33PM

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LIBBYFITZ 7/7/2010 6:32PM

    emoticonSo glad you are having some feel good days as you had a fairly stressful time there for awhile! emoticonclosest thing I could find to step climber.

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Catching up

Monday, July 05, 2010

I finally got to visit my friend who has jsut come back from overseas.

She is still not 100% and can barely talk, but we went to visit her mother and she was really happy to see me.

Jean whispered to me that she misses me...

So glad that Suzanne is back though and I can just tag along with no pressure.

I am determined to have a draft of my essay to give the teacher when I go back next week. I am actually going in to the College today as I can work better there.

I am looking forward to a good week and decluttering as well. Woo hoo! emoticon

  
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TIME4AFITME 7/6/2010 9:38PM

    Have a great week

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KLEONIKI 7/6/2010 10:37AM

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KELPIE57 7/6/2010 2:33AM

    Have good week!

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KISHEGER 7/5/2010 10:51PM

    Sounds great, glad you got a visit in and managed to take a break . Happy writing, great topic !!

Hugs,
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LIBBYFITZ 7/5/2010 7:59PM

    sounds like you have you're week sorted! Thanks for the relaxation music! I will play it tonight! emoticonhave a good week!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/5/2010 6:37PM

    Yes, thank goodness that Jean is someone else's responsibility. She is quite a pill.

Good luck with the essay and decluttering.

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