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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..20 July 2013

Today has not been a particularly interesting one, a doctor’s appointment this morning as I needed some prescriptions, sad isn’t it, not just one but some prescriptions. Tablets for my blood pressure, tablets for my cholesterol, tablets for my thyroid, and probably the most important, my happy pills. I take krill oil as well, I don’t know if they do any good but they can’t do any harm so I pop them anyway.

This afternoon whilst Brian was having a nap I started reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I do not normally read fiction but what I like about Dan Brown’s books is that there is always an element of fact, and even though the storyline might be a tad far-fetched, you still get to know some interesting facts. I suppose it is only a matter of time before Tom Hanks again becomes Robert Langdon in the movie based on this book.

I see that Port Power beat St Kilda in the AFL, all I can say is bugger. Tomorrow is not looking too good for the Adelaide Crows as they play Geelong, they have two chances of winning, none and buckleys. I think the Crows just have to put this season down to experience.

It really has been terribly cold in Adelaide all day, it is not often we get snow in the Adelaide Hills. The wind as I walked to the doctors this morning went right through me, I have not felt that cold since Brian and I were last in Tasmania.

Yesterday I finally caught up with my youngest son Wade for a bit of a chat. Wade and his partner Gink have a busy life and consequently I do not get to talk to him or see him as often as I would like. The main thing is that he is happy but it would still be nice just to have even a coffee occasionally.

It is cold up in the office so I will sign off for tonight. Goodnight and thank you for reading.



Thoughts of a middle aged man…..3 July 2013

Yesterday was a bit ordinary, I woke up as usual, which is much better than the alternative if you get my drift, and proceeded to go downstairs for breakfast. I had my cereal in the microwave, my cup of tea brewing, and had just poured my juice to take my daily handful of prescription drugs when completely out of the blue I got the most awful stomach cramps. One hour later, when I thought it was safe enough to drag myself from the toilet, I called in sick and went back to bed, and seven hours after that I woke up. My diagnosis, a mild case of food poisoning, I have had the severe case twice previously so give me a mild one any day.

I still did not feel the best but thought I would call the office to see what had happened as today is my day off, but if it had been busy and I was feeling better I thought I might go in. Lucky for me it had been a quiet day so I was told to have my day off after all. I am feeling much better today, still not 100%, but much better. Incidentally I lost 600 grams yesterday so it was not a complete loss, then again maybe it was.

Today is my one year anniversary at my now not so new job, my how that time has flown. I started at 3 days per week with 65 corporations, and am now at 4 days, soon to be 5, with 84 corporations and growing, there are another 3 in the wings. Tomorrow morning everyone from the office is meeting for breakfast which should be fun, celebrating my milestone and a couple of others besides.

I found out yesterday that one of my dearest friends lost her mother last Friday, my heart goes out to her. I think what makes it particularly sad is that my friend lives here in Adelaide and her mother lived in Queensland so she was not there at the end. It just goes to show that you need to make the most of every opportunity with your loved ones, I am so grateful that my children all live in Adelaide.

That’s enough from me. Thank you for reading.