Friday 19th January, 2007

  1. G'day and to FRIDAY!

    Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy day!

    We've had RAIN in Australia! Giving thanks to the rain god's for MUCH needed relief from the dreadful drought. We need a LOT more rain, but at least this is better than none!

    My friday's been spent quietly, it's been a busy week and I'm grateful to have a quiet day today. I need to check more threads and complete reading the GM threads of recent days and catch up on the news etc.

    Wishing all the very best from "Down Under"
    Cheers...................
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  2. 65 Comments

  3. by   bethin
    Good evening Grace!

    Aww, no walk on the beach? I wish I lived close enough to a beach that I could take a leisurely walk in the morning and drink my coffee. Someday.

    So, how hot is it there? Are you burning up?

    Hope you have a good night.

    it is night there, isn't it? I get confused about time changes.
  4. by   Grace Oz
    Hi Beth, yes it's early evening here now. We've been having temperatures in the 40's (celsius), which is HOT! Just about every state in Australia has been battling bushfires. Add to that the drought, and it's been a dreadful summer.
    No beach walk today! I'm actually really very tired at present. Guess the weather doesn't help make one feel energised. I also have an ongoing battle with gastric reflux which gets wearing at times. Still, those are minor things compared to the suffering of others. We've just had another glorious downpour from the heavens! The land really needs the rains!
    Hope you enjoy your friday!
    Cheers............
  5. by   bethin
    You're still having problems with your reflux? I have a hiatal hernia where I would wake up in the middle of the night and throw up. Also had refllux. But since I had my gallbladder out I haven't had any problems. Just occassional reflux d/t something I eat.

    Hope you feel better. It's no fun.
  6. by   Grace Oz
    Thanks, I hope it clears up soon too. It had subsided, but for some reason has flared up again. I've re-commenced taking Nexuim 40mg hoping that might help. Apart from that and feeling so darn tired at present, I'm really fine. I don't know how one is supposed to feel at 56 years old, so maybe getting a tad tired now and again is normal. I have been told I'm not 20 something anymore and should ease off a bit with the pace I keep most days. lol I'm not at all fond of this tired feeling that's for sure!
  7. by   dianah
    Good afternoon Grace and good morning others, and good night to others!
    Bethin, I'm glad you' didn't have to be admitted. Hope you feel better soon.
    Grace, tired is OK in my book. I'm sure you're always busy; taking a break is OK.

    Just got in from jazz class, time to take a shower and go to bed.

    Today's Wacky Website:

    www.bucuticam.com/index

    Sun Envy

    "Freezing your butt off up north? Wanna feel even worse? Tune in to this live Webcam perched above Bucuti Beach in sunny Aruba and watch people heading out for a day of fun in the sunshine while you get to sit at your desk all day. "


    It's 49 degrees tonight (so far) which is a BIG improvement over 34, thankyouverymuch!

    Gotta go, see you all later! --- D
  8. by   bethin
    Di, jazz class at this hour? Mmm, you live in So Cal don't you? I love places that are open all night - my witching hour. :spin:
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Well, hello, Friday!

    One of the best things to do for a cold/flu is rest/sleep. Well what do you do if you can't SLEEP?? Last nite I got an HOUR of sleep and woke up from a nightmare (one of those "it could happen" dreams). I did get a couple quick and light naps in the daytime. Went out for a couple hours this eve...

    And now here it is 3:30 am and I can't sleep again! I did take some benadryl but it isn't kicking in... part of the problem is an upstairs neighbor has been playing "Crunk" or whatever you call that music (where the bass reverberates thru the whole building). Just when I would be ready to go up and complain, it would stop ... I'd drift off... it would start ... idiots...

    Enjoy your day!! I will end up sleeping most of it, dang it!!!
  10. by   bethin
    Quote from dianah
    www.bucuticam.com/index

    Sun Envy

    "Freezing your butt off up north? Wanna feel even worse? Tune in to this live Webcam perched above Bucuti Beach in sunny Aruba and watch people heading out for a day of fun in the sunshine while you get to sit at your desk all day. "


    It's 49 degrees tonight (so far) which is a BIG improvement over 34, thankyouverymuch!
    That site is just plain mean. I don't want to watch people basking in the sun when the snow is still sticking to the ground. It's supposed to be a balmy 30 today with winds. Woohoo! Break out my tank tops.
  11. by   bethin
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Well, hello, Friday!

    One of the best things to do for a cold/flu is rest/sleep. Well what do you do if you can't SLEEP?? Last nite I got an HOUR of sleep and woke up from a nightmare (one of those "it could happen" dreams). I did get a couple quick and light naps in the daytime. Went out for a couple hours this eve...

    And now here it is 3:30 am and I can't sleep again! I did take some benadryl but it isn't kicking in... part of the problem is an upstairs neighbor has been playing "Crunk" or whatever you call that music (where the bass reverberates thru the whole building). Just when I would be ready to go up and complain, it would stop ... I'd drift off... it would start ... idiots...

    Enjoy your day!! I will end up sleeping most of it, dang it!!!
    Sorry you're sick. It certainly is making it's rounds. About the noise - call the police. There are noise ordinances in many cities. That way they can keep track of how many times they have to come to his place to tell him to knock it off.

    I'm a night owl but I would never play music loudly at night. I'm amazed at how often people think only of themselves.

    Get better soon.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bethin
    Sorry you're sick. It certainly is making it's rounds. About the noise - call the police. There are noise ordinances in many cities. That way they can keep track of how many times they have to come to his place to tell him to knock it off.

    I'm a night owl but I would never play music loudly at night. I'm amazed at how often people think only of themselves.

    Get better soon.
    Thanks Bethin, I'm sure I will feel better! Some at my church said they had this cold thing for 8 WEEKS! I called off work yesterday already - I better not be sick for 8 WEEKS! I did go to the store for the vits and cough drops and soup and and ...
  13. by   compassion1
    Awww, I feel bad for you folk who are sick or in pain. Wish I could do something to help. Take care and I'll be praying.
    Day #5 for me today. I just heard that my little man died at midnight. Now he's at peace. I'm glad for him. Now we don't know where they plan to send me today. Hopefully locally. Guess I better get ready just in case they plan to send me to East Timbuktu.
  14. by   compassion1
    I just got word that I'll be with a man who is death imminent. He's alone as his Dd lives up north and his Ds is in the hospital. Well, he's not alone with hospice and, more importantly, he always has God present with him. I'll do my best to keep him comfortable- body, mind and spirit. I've already prayed I'll be a blessing today. I hope you all have a God blessed day.

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