Thursday, July 24, 2008

KRin has reasons to be cheerful

It is very easy to whinge and moan. It is harder to look for good aspects of life.
1. I'm not dead yet!
2. I am walking better then I was 12 months ago. I'll never run a marathon but then I never would anyway.
3. I can afford to feed and clothe myself.
4. I have a pet who loves me.
5. I have a house that is warm and dry.
6. I have friends who care for me.
7. I can afford a few luxuries in life but then I don't want much either.
8. I do have some family - annoying as they are.
9. I still have a job for a while.
10. I have Ian's artwork to promote.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

KRin and stuff

Good and bad...head cold almost gone, had a great day last Friday and walked the most I have ever walked - according to my pedometer. Went to a fannish event on Sunday afternoon - was quite shocked to see someone I knew in the past had last about half has body weight and is waiting for a lung transplant. Good thing is that the Melbourne Science Fiction Club wants to do an event for the 10th anniversary of Ian's passing - will have to get cartoons scanned and copied by November.

People next door sold their house about 3 months back and never spoke to me from the day the house was sold. Walked past their place Monday night and they were gone! Not a word was said and they have a set of my house keys. I didn't do anything to upset them - honest! I suppose people go a little funny with the stress at this time. Moving is hell.

Melbourne has had more rain, nice but not enough. Winter like it was maybe 10 years back, people have forgotten how cold it gets...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

KRin has a head cold

Most people when they are sick would takeit easy. Not me. I have the Melbourne head cold - have lost my voice and have the most annoying cough. Also have the runs today just for variety. I'm not sleeping well. So, what did I decide to do? Resdesign my main bedroom wardrobe. There has been a shelf sitting at eye level since we moved in 1989, just in the right place to smack you head when you lean in to get clothes out. On Monday night after all these years, I took a hammer and dismantled the damn thing.

Points to note: 1. The only thing holding the shelf up was an upright of wood about 3/4 of the way along the shelf. 2. The shelf was built out of the nastiest wood I have ever seen. 3. I've never seen nails like the ones the builder used. 4. The last bit of nasty beige carpet has gone.

I was going to reuse the wood to redesign the storage unit but it was so awful I elected instead to get some half price stick down tiles for the floor and found a hald price metal unit to put in instead. For something that feels quite flimsy it is working quite well (I'm about half done). I have also discovered that the wardrobe is narrower than it should be for a wardrobe.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Stuff/Life and such

It's cold for Melbourne. I have the Melbourne cold - thank you to who ever gave it to me. Mir is bored, she keeps coming in and out through the window behind me, attacking my sewing or the plant near the window. Job is still uncertain - just wait and see I suppose. I'm going to have a couple of days off in the next week - I'm enjoying the sleeping in.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

KRin's rather obvious advice

Don't eat have a box of tiny iced doughnuts and not expect to feel sick!