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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..30 April 2012

Today has been a horrible, crappy day, truly I cannot find enough adjectives for this blah, blah day. It started out with such promise, I had planned my day out but then everything I touched turned to blah, and everything took twice as long as I had planned with no positive result. Rock on Tuesday.

This is blog number 61 for me, to those of you who take the time to read my ranting thank you very much, to those of you who don’t, you don’t know what you are missing. I can be quite funny sometimes you know.

The highlight of today was watching Revenge, this show just gets better every episode. I am looking forward to the next episode on Wednesday and Downton Abbey is coming back as well, at last the box is starting to look up.

Well I just have to suck up today, tomorrow will be a better day and I will achieve the things I set out to do. So let it be written, so let it be done.

I forgot, there was one thing I saw today that made me very happy for the moment, and it reaffirmed for me that everything will work out in the end. I saw a beautiful snow-white pigeon which flew almost above my head. Now that might not sound like much to you, but it meant a lot to me. Those of you who have known me for a very long time will probably know why.

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..29 April 2012

Brian’s mother came for lunch today, I cooked roast chicken. The chicken was huge, more of a small turkey really, it was not the greatest meal I have done.

After lunch I settled down to watch the Adelaide Crows and Port Power play football, and the mighty Crows prevailed by 19 points. It has to be said that Port did give them a scare, they were in it right up to the end.

Dancing With The Stars was a bit of an anti climax tonight, I probably should have watched the Sound of Music for the hundred and second time. I am looking forward to the Jersey Boys stage show coming to Adelaide later in the year, Brian will be taking me for my birthday in November.

Bones was fascinating tonight, the writers on that show must have incredible minds, and the researchers do an amazing job.

Tomorrow is another day, the start of another week of job hunting. I have not paid much attention to my book of late as I have been trying to get Graham’s Goodies off the ground, and I still have some ideas for that, but I must get back to the book as well.

Brian and I had a very small win on X-Lotto last week, just enough to pay for this week. It would be a dream come true to win the $50,000,000 jackpot this week, I promise to share.

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..28 April 2012

Today is the 33rd birthday of my eldest son Kane. Happy Birthday Son, I  love you very much and hope you had a great day.

I now have a Twitter account, if I am to get my online business up and running properly I really need to have all the social media outlets at my disposal working for me.

Brian and I just watched the oddest of movies, it starred Felicity Hoffman from Desperate Housewives, and she played a man about to undergo final transgender surgery. I know Ms Hoffman was nominated for an Oscar, and I belive she won an Emmy, but this was truly a very strange movie.

We have a busy day tomorrow, Brian’s mother is coming to lunch and we need to do some housework before she gets here, and then there is the football in the afternoon. Busy, busy, busy!

Just before I sign off I used to think that Facebook was a lot of hooey, and I have seen some things on it that I wish I hadn’t, but it came up trumps for me last night. Growing up I had a very dear friend that I lost contact with after we were both married and we are now reunited on Facebook, despite living thousands of kilometres apart. I am so very grateful to have found you Kerry, we must not lose touch again.

Do you remember the Rod Stewart concert Kerry, I belive it was 1976. 🙂

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..27 April 2012

Not much going on today, although I was disturbed early this morning. When I looked outside I saw an elderly couple going through our recycle bin looking for bottles and cans, quite sad really that people have to do this.

A little later in the day I went for a walk. As I am not working I have put on some pud around the middle which I need to remove, and walking is the best low impact method of weight loss I can think of. I have my next diabetes check in June and if I don’t lose the weight prior to that I will not only get a lecture from my doctor, but may need medication to control my diabetes which I do not want.

I got my first writing job today but 5 minutes into it the site I was working on went down, that was the end of that for the moment.

Tonight we were expecting to babysit 5 of our grandchildren but finished up with Jade only, she was so good, she is adorable. We sat through two kid’s movies until she finally fell asleep, then it was our turn but nothing really much on show.

Blake has just picked Jade up, he has been playing night golf with glow in the dark golf balls. What will they think of next?

Thoughts of a middle aged man……26 April 2012

As requested I was up at 6.15 this morning to take Ryan to an appointment, we were 20 minutes early.

The remainder of the day, after doing my daily job search, was spent networking Graham’s Goodies, my online shopping site. I am still yet to have my first sale, but I know the news is spreading so it is only a matter of time. Move over Target, I’m coming.

I also had my daily read of The Secret and did a little meditation, becoming quite the hippy in my old age 🙂

I have just come upstairs after watching a TV show about hoarders, how people can do that to themselves and their families is beyond me. I suppose it is a type of mental illness, thankfully I do not know anyone who suffers from this.

After such an early start this morning I am wilting rather quickly so its off to bed for me. Goodnight.

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..25 April 2012

I had to laugh at Brian last night, he had 4 chocolates left over from Easter so I decided to hide them around the house. To start with he found it quite amusing, I had hidden 3 where I knew he would find them, but that last one, well I knew that would test him. I kept him going for a couple of hours before I finally gave in, and it had been right under his nose all along. I suppose you had to be there really.

Today we visited Mum at the nursing home, she has been in hospital again and was still rather confused and disorientated today. She swears she is not in her original room and that all her belongings have been moved to a new room and she was none too happy. I assured her she was in the same room and she seemed to settle a bit.

Throughout the course of our visit Mum mentioned that she missed reading, she basically has no control over her hands anymore so it is impossible for her to hold a book and turn the pages. Before we left I arranged for her to start getting audio books and she was thrilled.

When then dropped into Kane’s for a short visit before heading to Brian’s mothers for an even shorter one.

Son number 2 Ryan called me tonight asking what I am doing in the morning, he than corrected himself and said early in the morning, I should have known I was not going to like this one. Dad will be up at 6.15 in the morning Son, and I will pick you up and take you to your appointment. You are very lucky that I love you.

Good night!

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..24 April 2012

What to write today, ho-hum, a bit of a blank really. Some of you might think that’s a godsend, no dribble from Graham today.

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day, the day we celebrate those brave souls who fought and died for this wonderful country, and be grateful for those who fought and returned, they were not always the lucky ones. Many of these brave people have been haunted by what they saw and what they experienced for the rest of their lives. I am eternally grateful that I have not been touched by war, my sons have not been touched by war, and I hope the fates will also be kind to my grandsons.

I do feel like I hit the ground running today, and although I do not seem to have achieved much, I have been busy all day. It sounds like nonsense I know but I am sure you have all had days like that.

I have applied for a number of writing jobs today and I actually got one response. One of the jobs I applied for was withdrawn because it was a scam, well I never, just my luck. Then again better to find out now than do the work and not get paid.

Won’t it be wonderful to wake up in the morning and get the phone call that millions are waiting for, Mr Mitchell and Mr Lynch, congratulations you have won $30,000,000. Dream on sunshine. 🙂