Today I was given a reprieve. So here I am writing and reading in my blog.
I was supposed to go to work this morning and clean up an office after it has been renovated. Pretty easy cleaning, just cleaning up the builders mess and fixing it to be habitable again. Anyway it was canceled. We will probably get to do it next week some time, it was extra work on top of my normal cleaning schedule. Instead of doing house work like any sane Mummy and wife would do, I am in here.
My Cold/Flu bug is on the mend. It has left me with a yucky chest but that will go too. I think I have quite a good immune system. This bug has made me feel the worst I have felt for a long time though. If I do catch a virus it is usually a chesty bug not a tummy bug. Michael and Peter have caught it from me now and are miserable. I guess it can't be helped with us all living in the same space. I can be mean and say that now because they most likely caught it off me, even though I was annoyed catching it myself from someone else. He he.
It is a perfect sunny clear crisp winters day here today. It got down to minus 4 here this morning so was frosty and a bit foggy, but now it is clear and beautiful.
The snowdrops that popped up from the garden out the front have a few flowers on them now. There are still bulbs mysteriously popping up in the back yard . I think there are a few tulips amongst them. I am hoping that the others are daffodils as, if they were stinky jonquils, they would be almost flowering at this time of year. They were flowering in my Junee garden a month ago now. The daffy down dillys flower later.
My baby has been sick too, and has the week off Uni. She has been having bad panic attacks which have been increasing in severity. I can't understand it. She was always such a strong compact little personality and probably the person I least expect to have something like that happen. I have in the back of my mind that it may be related to hormones because she had a birth control implant and she never had any problems before having that. She is a lot like her aunt Maureen who had problems with similar things , so here's hoping that that may be a cause and therefore solution to her problems.
This weekend there is a great workshop at Straithnairn arts here in Canberra that I would love to get to. If my tax refund is in the bank maybe I can go to it. It is on Roman mosaics. Something I love and would like to learn about. It is a bit expensive though. I will have to look into it. Not much time left though.
There has been a hold up in the sale of our home in Junee so it is still not finalised. We have been assured that the purchaser is keen to buy it but she is being held up with her money (by Solicitors) else where. So I guess we just have to wait. With the prices of housing being so terrible here in Canberra I think our own plans to buy a house will have to be put on hold for a while anyway. I am not in any difficulty waiting for the other sale to be finalised. Well, that's if you don't count having to pay off a mortgage in Junee and rent here in Canberra which is stretching the budget. But there you go, we have to wait.
We have been having trouble with birds here. It has been lovely attracting them into our yard with seed and scrap bread for them to eat. But, cockatoos and parrots are notorious for enjoying chewing things and they are chewing the wood on the pergola that covers the back of the house. It is becoming quite damaged. We tried painting it with kerosene thinking that it might be a deterrent but that hasn't worked. I would really like to continue feeding them if I could and we put the seed and feed well away from the house but they seem to still enjoy chewing the house. Even our Galah, Cheeky has been put further down the yard away from the verandah area. If you have any other ideas on how to dissuade them, I would appreciate them. It seems to be the king parrots that I have seen causing the damage. The galahs just like chewing the feeding station. Maybe I should email the man I spoke to before from Canberra Bird club.
O.K thats enough waffling on for now, I better go and do something more important with my time.
Bye. Love Linda.