a suprise in my inbox

As I was sorting through my inbox I found two awards!

Two nominations for the One Lovely Bog Award from Anxious Elephant and alwaysallegoric .  Thank you so much 🙂

Here are the rules:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2.  List seven random things about yourself.

3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

14 Things About Me (as I was nominated twice) :

1.  No.1 is always going to be how much I love my kitties – Neo & Morpheus.

2.  Byron Bay is one of my most favourite places to visit.

3.  I learn fencing.

4.  I am just starting to learn kung fu.

5. Summer is my favourite season.

6.  I think Paris is the most beautiful place in the world (at night).

7.  I have just transitioned to the dark side (Apple Mac).

8.  I love the Japanese culture.

9.  I have travelled to Sth. Africa, Mauritius, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Bali, Thailand (twice), Japan and New Zealand.

10.  I love my new blog friends and the support you all bring each other, including me.

11. I work in I.T.

12.  I think pensioners in Australia deserve a better pension, as they have done their bit for the country and deserve it.

13.  My favourite computer game is Manhunt.

14.  I love sleep.

Now for my nominations, it is hard to only pick 15, but here goes :
1.  Seeking Africa

2.  Forcing Myself Happy

3.  Persephone Ascends

4.  Infinite Sadness… or Hope?

5.  The Quiet Borderline

6.  Recovering Anorexic

7.  Riding the Wavez

8.  Emily Cooks Vegan

9.  Simple Cherishes

10.  Cristian Mihai

11.  BipolarandBreastless

12.  Bipolar, Actually

13.  Cauldrons & Cupcakes

14.  Seasons of April

15.  midnightdemons7

I have picked people who werent already nominated by Anxious Elephant and alwaysallegoric, so picked some of my other favourites instead.

Thank you again 🙂

Happy blogging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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our little garden

Yesterday we transferred the herbs, salad plants and cat plants into planter boxes.

I have remembered to water them and they are still alive!

Our garden on the back step

Morpheus enjoying the garden

Neo napping on the couch next to me 🙂

We put the cat mint in the corner, so Morpheus maybe wont smell it and eat it all.  He is a little Cat Mint wiglet.  Must make him high! lol

If we keep these alive, we will build up to plants in the garden.

fulfilling

After my little cocktail party on Saturday night, not surpisingly, I didnt get up until middayish and did not leave the house or do too much.

I did surf the internet, read some blogs and watch the last episode of Season One of The Newsroom and Episode Two of Season Five of Sons of Anarchy.

After reading a fellow bloggers blog recently (im sure it was Lisa from forcing myself happy – one of my favourite blogs)  about having a an older pensioner couple in her life when she was was growing up, it brought back a memory out of the deep, dark archives of my brain.  A memory I had forgotten for years.

When I was growing up, there was an older later that lived up the hill (Mrs Brady). I used to go up to visit her quite regularly.  I either met her on my way up to a friends house or met her through my friend.

I used to visit and I loved Mrs Brady.  She lived alone.  I think her husband had passed away at some point.  We used to chat and hang out in her house or in the garden.  I dont really remember what we did or talked about, but I know I loved going over there.

I miss having that in my life.  My Mum and Nan are no longer around.  I would like to have someone like that in my life.

So, I registered with Adopt A Pensioner.  I remember seeing it on a TV show last year and I never got around to registering.  It’s not about money.  It is someone you can become friends with and visit them for a cuppa, help in the garden or around the house, help pick up shopping, or just be a friend to someone who is lonely.  You are put on their database and a pensioner can pick you from the database on the website and contact you via email.

I also registered for a Compeer volunteer, which entails becoming a friend with someone who has been isolated due to a mental illness and is trying to make their way back into life I guess.

 

I cant easily change my job due to financial needs and if I start a new career then I would probably have a drop in pay due to being new in that field, so this was the next best thing I could think of.

It’s worth a try.

friday night cocktail

We went out to Japanese and had a yummy dinner and three 300ml servings of sake.

I was feeling quite relaxed from the sake by this stage.  We went home and I had obviously passed that point where I want to drink more and get wasted.

So I suggested we go to a club where bf used to work, because I thought he might say yes.  I kind of wish now that he had said no, because there were poker machines there.

He suggested we finish of the half joint he had left over from last night, so we did.

On the way from the car to the club I took a couple of valiums.  Not that I needed them.

We only had a couple of drinks and stayed for around an hour because I didnt have much money with me and know I have no money on me.  My savings are in an account that I threw the attached card to it away, so on nights like this I dont touch it.

When we got home we had a couple of vodkas and cranberry and I took a sleeping pill.  Not that I would have needed it.

I have never done this kind of thing before.  Mixing alcohol, weed and prescription drugs, just because I want to get wasted.

Not a good sign.

I dont know where the need to get drunk/wasted came from, seeing I was always the one that everyone used to say never got drunk.  And I didnt.

It has only started in the last 2 – 4 years.

I used to always save my valium, so when I really needed it, I had some.

My regular GP, who I have been seeing for about 10 years give me valium, but I only usually get maybe two prescriptions a year these days.  The GP at the medical centre wont give me Valium.  From what I can gather it is not a drug given out easily here, so I dont want to lose the privilege of being able to get it from my GP.

I have been given a Health Care Pack (I think that is what it is called) that gives me 10 cheaper ($120) sessions with a therapist.

Maybe it is time to make that appointment.