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Accepting the days

Another year older and I'm beginning to think that with old(er) age comes injuries. I happen to be cleaning all day when my neck started to hurt. I thought it was only mild and could be massaged away but it got progressively worse and the gp said it was a common neck strain. I don't recall doing anything in particular but I bought my pain medication and stayed home. That night was rather uncomfortable and turning in bed was painful. I foolishly went to work the next day thinking that I could bear the pain and discovered that taking codeine during work hours makes for a terribly sleepy experience. Anyway, it seems to be getting better day by day as last night's sleep wasn't as bad and I rode the bike in. I got sick of the stress of having to drop off the kids and then trying to get to the car park only to find out that there are no spots left. 

At least the sun is out and it's not raining. Winter has set in but it's actually not bad... yet.

Over the weekend we had our usual bowling birthday get together. I invited all the family and little cousins. He had a blast and so did everyone else. I totally recommend Ten Pin City at Lidcombe. There's a great woodfire pizza cafe and the staff at the bowling club are fantastic. We had the lights off and we were near the end near the bathroom and there are some seating and tables for when we did cake at the end. Yes, I stashed a kitchen knife in my hand bag :O what?

 I had attended some training in the city a few weeks ago. They showed me one of their three snack pantries. I was gobsmacked. I wish I had this at home. The kids would love it. I have pantry-envy!

This was my birthday dinner. We went out and had really nice food. The place was rather empty which is fine for us because the kids are older and a lot more louder and crazier. We managed to finish most of what we ordered but it seems after a few bites you end up feeling already full. Does this happen to you?

 I started a little sewing project. I used a clothes hanger to open up my Japanese sewing book because it kept closing on me. I also figured out that you can use Google translate to translate Japanese to English. You take a photo of the text and it comes back with a translation. Yes, I've been hiding under a rock it seems. People, this is life changing!!! This top actually fits. I need to use my serger though and then sew on the binding. Will post it when I am done.

I ordered this cycling jacket from It's a UK based site but came within two weeks. It's what they call a soft-shell jacket. It kept the wind out this morning. I love it. I need it in black I think.

So that's a wrap for now. Hope you are keeping warm if you're in Winter and I'm jealous of you northern hemisphere-ers. Enjoy the sunshine where ever you are and be kinder to one another.



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