Archive for December, 2012|Monthly archive page
It’s been a while since I posted. I think the last time I posted, I had been on the receiving end of a lightning strike which destroyed my TV and digital recorder. Well, I have replaced them both. I took the opportunity to upgrade my TV to full HD as well as 3D. It came with 4pairs of passive 3D glasses. This means I don’t need to charge them up with batteries, they don’t cause problems because of flickering like the active type glasses. I even have an app on my ipad to run the TV if I prefer to use that rather than picking up the remote all the time.
I finally managed to go amd see Mousetrap this week. I have wanted to see this play for many years, but wasn’t sure I would ever get to London to see it. So I was very happy to learn it was coming to Sydney. So I booked a ticket to go see it on my birthday back in July. Unfortunately, I was very sick and the closer I got to the theatre, the worse I felt so I had to come home. I was so disappointed. It made me feel worse than I was already feeling because of my illness. I was very happy to find that they were coming back to Sydney for a very short return season. So I immediately booked a ticket to see it. I managed to get there on Friday. Can I just say…. The Sydney Theatre is nowhere near public transport unless you are going to a Friday or Saturday night performance. And can I say…. do not believe the website which claims that is is a ‘brisk 15min walk from Circular Quay’. It’s a lot further than that! Up hill and down dale. I was exhausted by the time I finally got home! The play was fabulous. I am so glad I finally got to see it. I did not see the answer to the mystery coming.
I got sick again a while ago. Bronchitis. I had that really badly when I was young. Unlike last year where I waitied to get better by itself until I could be heard coughing in the house next door during the night, this time I was off to the Dr much more quickly. I ended up off work for a couple of weeks. But the whole thing was over a lot more quickly than last year so it was much better that way. The consequence is that I tend to go waaaaay off my diet when I get sick. So I will wait for Christmas to be over (it’s only a couple of weeks away now) to get back on track.
I will have to really focus on my budget too in the new year. I had to raid almost all my big US trip in 2016 money to replace the TV and recorder. Yes I went through my insurance, but with the depreciation of the goods since I bought them, and the excess (what Americans call ‘deductible’) I only receieved $346 back. A little over 1/5 of what I paid to replace the good. Plus my insurance will go up next year because I lose part of my no claim bonus. Sigh. I will have to really tighten my belt and save extra for about 30 weeks to make up the money I took out. Sigh.
To make things worse, I have to take the cat to the vet for a check up and to renew her medications (she has a thyroid condition), and then to top it all off…. one of the flippers on the washing machine agitator broke off! Well, it is 18 years old, so I guess I shouldn’t really complain. I have ordered a replacement agitator and according to what I have read, it is very easy to replace. Will let you know about that….. I should have it by the end of the week and if it is as easy as they say, it should be all replaced by the next week.
I still haven’t started my cross stitching. I am still tidying up around the house, and I need to get a chair to sit in while stitching. I may go looking around over the holidays.. See how it goes. I want to start stitching. I have my wonderful frame. I just want to use it!
Better go. Have things to do. Talk to you later.