Monday, 30 April 2012

Z stands for endings

Some say in order to have a beginning we must first experience an ending... today is a day of ending...

April ends and certainly May will begin.  I can't believe how quickly this year is passing.
The A - Z blog challenge is ending too and although I will be glad not to feel the pressure to blog, just because it is time to blog, it has been fun.  The poems that I have used to close each blog have been fun to write and strangely good for my ego as they have somewhat rebuilt my badly damaged belief in my own ability to do new and different things.
Today I finished my first masters subject with the submission of my final essay.  It was two weeks late and took masses more work than any other paper I have ever written (short of full length books) and it has been stressful to the max.  I was required to analyze a conflict and chose the court case that is going on at the moment over accessible taxis in New York (thanks to my mate Sarah at who wrote the incisive piece that drew this conflict to my attention).  It was a really difficult assignment because though my conflict analysis skills and knowledge were being tested I needed to completely study the conflict itself to demonstrate those skills.  If you want to know anything about that conflict up to April 20th (the date of the most recent appeal hearing) I'm your girl!

So what are the beginnings I wonder?

I have not signed up for any other kind of blog challenge at the moment so I can hope now to resume normal blogging habits.
As far as university work goes I have Zillions of things I now need to do!  I am off to conflict coach TLOML's ex who has GENEROUSLY agreed to be my guinea pig.  I also have discussion boards to do (that require lots of reading) and another final essay that needs to be started.

So there you go, not too many Z's are in evidence, but such is life.  Thank you for joining me on the A - Z Blog Challenge and welcome to the new followers I have acquired this month!

Zoo and Zoom
show you my limit
but they do mean this blog is done in a minute

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Tell me Y?

I'm glad I am nearly through with this challenge cause I am seriously running out of interesting ideas.

How about some song titles
Yellow Ribbon
Tell me Y
You know the drill...

Yummy and Yukky
are both rather childish
I'll find tougher words to make me look wildish

Friday, 27 April 2012

X is for eXtra eXausted!

Off to town today with the dogger to have her vet check.  Frizby is fine!  Had lunch with TLOML's son which went very well...  I'm too tired to dick around trying to think of X words when there are so few...

eXtraordinary and eXasperated
are both very long
neither is right and both are wrong.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

W is for Frizby's Frightening Foray

OMG this morning began from a lying down start with Frizby taking off into the Wild.  She was playing with the  dog across the street, Pee Wee, when they ran off somewhere...  Off on foot Went I, Waking the neighbours With my Wicked Whistle and my Worried Woops.  Half an hour later still no sign of Frizby but PeeWee had come home...  TLOML called in late to Work and We jumped in Shermie and Went further afield searching for the baby.  Finally a Woman said she had seen her and tried to catch her and that Frizby was too frightened to come to her.  She pointed off into a Wide field that led to a WaterWay and TLOML headed in that direction while I drove home, she still Wasn't there, and then Went to the other side near the creek...  I couldn't find her nor could I hear TLOML calling out - back to the car and driving back towards home I saw her Waving Wildly and With her Was the Wanton Wretch.  I could have cried with relief!  She Was covered With sticky seeds and filthy!  What a Worrying start to the day!  My throat is sore with calling out and by 8.30am I'm already exhausted!

Frizby is now grounded!  No more playing with Pee Wee for her!

Willful and Willing
describe our new pup
I wanted to sleep but I had to get up

V is for "Verily I say after thee" ANZAC Day.

V is Victory and today is ANZAC day which stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corp which commemorates the service of all Australian and New Zealander troops but most particularly refers to the force that fatefully and tragically invaded the Turkish held peninsula of Gallipoli in 1915.  The ANZAC's were sent out of the trenches and into the decimating fire of the Turkish guns at the command of the English.  I can't speak for the NZ'rs and not even for all Aussies but I know for me this signifies the beginning of the end of the British Empire.  They screwed us with a monarchy (royally) and when this was followed up by the withdrawal from the Pacific when Singapore fell in 1942 we were no longer committed to the Empire... we knew that our future lay in alliances with the US, not with Britain.  I can't blame them for covering their own arses but nor can I deny it happened.

My grandfather was at Gallipoli in 1915, they are all dead now the WW1 veterans, but every 25th of April we think of them, and I, at least quietly, utter the words... "Lest we forget."

"They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we forget."

Virtuous and Virtually
will never kiss
one is too good and the other a near miss.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

U is for Un everything...

Hmmm I think I will try and think of some Un words that are Upbeat instead of Upsetting...

I can't be Untired or Unmiserable... nor can I be Undepressed or Unsick... hmmm this is hard...

I could be Unbequeathable but I'm not sure if that is good or bad...

Could I Unsadden or Unperturb?  I guess like the song says you might try to Unbreak my heart (not that I personally need that assistance at this time.

doesn't sound pleasant
but at least in Australia it's here for a mere peasant

Sunday, 22 April 2012

T is Today, Tidy and Tired

Totally spent Today avoiding my Torturous university assignment.  The most Terrific way to avoid is To get Thoroughly Tied up in other Tasks.  Tons of Things got Taken care of here Today!

The Tremendous new dogger is kicking arse and Taking names!  She is Transcendentally Top of the Tops!

Terrify and Terrific
are awfully near
yet one gets a scream and the other a cheer

Saturday, 21 April 2012

S is for Splendiforous and Serendipitous too!

TLOML and I have been considering an addition to the family... Some Say it is too Soon but we are Sure - So Saturday being the day today we Stepped into the Strange and Selected a Simply Superb Stray from the rSpca!

She is quite Something and we are Surprised She had not been Snapped up Sooner!  Soooooo  She is now Safely Situated here and we are Smitten!  Her name is Frizby BTW and She is about 14 months old, fluffy black and white, Shitzhu X Maltese... Soft... Sweet... and Spoiled already!

Safety and Shelter
might be akin
but our bed is much Softer than the Shelter She was in

Thursday, 19 April 2012

R is for Really Really wonderful*

Radiant, Resplendent, and Ravishing - how we Relish the moments when we can Realize any of those Representations.  I have Recognized them in others but Rarely in myself.  I was, however, one of those women who "glow" when Reproducing so I had nine months of Radiance while carrying The Boy.

I Remember when I started this blog I Requested a partner with sparkling eyes...  TLOML has Relucent Refulgent (now there is a word that sounds VERY different from its meaning!) blue eyes and I Respond with Rosy Rapture every time they Reflect in my direction.

Retain and Restrain
are like days of old
one means to keep and the other to hold

*TLOML and The Nurse will Recollect this Reference

Queuing up and strange scrabble words

Q Is a really close friend of mine --- Hi Q Baby *waving*

In Alix Dobkin's Lesbian ABC - Q is for the Queer you fear you are... no fear here --- not queer either---
Odd (as I confessed during O Day) but NOT Queer... I do have Quite a lot of Queries when I am in a Quandary and I become Quixotically Quizzical with Questions!

Queans and Queens
are not the same sex
There are lots in a drag club and four in each deck.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

P is Putrid and Pulchritudinous in Parallel

Perhaps I should have Put P in a Package and Posted it to Pike's Peak...  Oh well... missed that chance.

Pompion and Pompous
exist side by side
but the lowly pumpkin will never preside

Monday, 16 April 2012

Oh yippee it's O!

OK it was Outstanding to relax a bit today and not feel so Overwhelmed!  I spent some time on school work and some fixing up the Old BBQ The Nurse gave me.  So tonight burgers were in Order and they were extraOrdinary!

Organised and Ordinary
are things I'm not
I can try to keep Order - but Odd's what I've got.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

N is for Tipsy but Not for sober!

Finally Finished (oops those are F's) my workshop.  It was Fabulous but Fatiguing (yikes it happened again). Now this week I have a Noxious Nasty essay due and I Need to get a high mark to make my personal target.  Got home pretty early this arvo (afternoon) and then we went to the Nurse's (phew) place to watch TV because for some weird Nefarious Notion our TV is Not working!  I had a few glasses of Nice wine out of a box and TLOML drove cause we are good girls!

Tomorrow TLOML goes back to work and I will be eNjoying my solitude (that might be a Fib (oops I did it again)).

Nice and Nasty
are somewhat diverse
but if I'm just me I don't have to rehearse.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

M words are Marvelous!

M is for the Million things she gave me (Put them all together they spell MOTHER etc)
Multitudes, perhaps even Millions, of Magnificent words begin with M!

My Monogamistic (I hope) Mate today performed Miraculous and Momentous Masterpieces of Mediation to Mitigate Morose Matters Masterfully.  I'm both Moved and Markedly iMpressed!

More Uni today after a difficult and Minimal night's sleep.  It Made it hard but I Managed to Make headway regardless.  All Multi-kudos to TLOML today.

Monsters and Mobsters
sound so alike
One gives a roar and the other a strike.

Friday, 13 April 2012

L is for Locked and Loaded

As my mate Carinthia said I should Give em L... so here it is.

Uni all day today again and it was a pretty good day.  Learning Lots of really interesting stuff and getting to know some new people which is kind of cool.  L is for Love too as I'm sure many of you have thought and this is not the first time that I have talked about Love in this blog!!!

The day was ok but the evening has been Lackluster to say the Least.  Had a Lengthy and not so Lovely talk with the Love of my Life (TLOML) and I'm Leaning towards Low but it wasn't anything bad between us just Lonely Legends from my former Life.  Still Lift and Look Light because I am NOT in those Lurid Locales any Longer!

Lessons and Laughter
could be contra-indicated
so when I get both I quite often feel vindicated

PS no seasickness tonight --- phew!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

K-Day nearly Killed me!

OMG what a day.

I Kaught the early ferry to town and it was ROUGH.  Out to the university and... phew day one of my Konflict Koaching Klass (sorry Kan't Kontain myself) was exhausting.  I am really fascinated by the subject and the Klass was Keen but my body is Klapped out and by the end of the day I was really struggling to Kope.  Three more days are going to Kill me.  To Komplete my Krappy feeling I got seasick on the ferry on the way home and spent the evening being tended to by the Kute and Karing LOML...  I'm lucky.

Keeping on Keeping on
might work for Rolf*
to be quite frank I'd rather play golf

*Non- Aussies might not recognize this reference to Rolf Harris a famous Australian entertainer who used the slogan Keeps on Keeping on in a long running series to TV Kommercials for a brand of paint.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

J is not for Jellyfish it is for Just made it

Today the discussion boards for my workshop closed and I had to Jump right in and submit my final discussion topic.  Phew!  I actually did Just make it and my posting is the last one on the discussion board... oops I hope that will suffice.  I know this is not much of an effort for a blog but it's the best I can do for today.

Justice and Judging
Aren't quite the same
One can be fair and the other's insane.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I is for Irukandji Illness and Injuries

Today I went to see the GP (Dr McSincere) and I have finally decided to do something about following up the problems I am having with my right shoulder and right ankle.  It's really hard when you have a chronic pain condition to know which areas of pain are just fibro and which are actually Injuries.  My right shoulder has been extremely painful for many months and I have finally come to the conclusion that I must have hurt it.  Any time I reach back (like to put on my seat belt or to reach around to get a glass from the bedside table) I get stabbing and long lasting pain at the point of my shoulder... It isn't just fibro... So I'm off for an ultrasound and a couple of x-rays.

After the doctor I met TLOML at the beach and for the first time this season we braved the stingers and went for a swim!  Naturally this followed a check with The Nurse about how many stings there have been lately and where they occurred.  It was lovely!  Here is a picture of the tiny Irukandji that can cause so many problems for anyone unlucky enough to be stung.
Back home I finished off another paper for University and then here I am... writing to you...

Illness and Injury
Neither is fair
But luckily for me I have the pair!

Monday, 9 April 2012

one HUNDRED blogs and HOME again!

This is the one Hundredth gonna eat worms blog.  Hard to believe I Have traveled such a Huge distance since my Humble beginnings with a single follower (myself).

Hopped on a plane (not a Helicopter) and flew Home today.  Already Hurting to be away from The Boy and all the other people we love in Sydney, still I'm Happy to be Home.  The Hike Home was Harrowing and it Hurt Heaps so it Helps to be just Hanging loose for now.

Over the next couple of days I Have Heaps of Homework for university and then starting Thursday I will be at a workshop for four days so I might be Hatching very Hasty entries in this Horse race for the next week.  Please forgive me!

Heaven and Home
Might be the one place
But it's people you love make it more than a space.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

G stands for everything that's Glorious and Good (except The Boy)

Some of my Good and Gallant followers will Garner the Genuine meaning of the heading of this post, while I'm sad to say that others will only be able to Guess...  Such is the outcome of my pitiful attempts to maintain some degree of anonymity.  Today I have been both Grouchy and Grumpy and I'm sure quite Grotesque as I Grumbled and Garumphed my way through the day.  I can't entirely Guarantee the cause of this Gloom but I am sure leaving Sydney and Going back to paradise is part of the Grief... actually Grief is most likely the Guts of the issue as I prepare to leave The Boy with no plans for the next time we will see each other.  Most likely I will be back here around Christmas but still that is a Great way off.  Thus I Growl and Gripe on... and on...

Grief and Glory
are oddly related
and much worse for me when anticipated.

Friday, 6 April 2012

F is for Frigging Fibromyalgia

I tell you what if I ever had a choice about what to Frigg around with it sure as F**k would NOT be Fibromyalgia.  I am so Freaking sick of being Flattened by this Frightful FMS that I think I will dedicate the rest of this rant to the wonders of the F word and just how versatile it really is!  A multi-purpose noun, adjective or verb!

I don't give a F**k (Here it is a gift that you are withholding (perhaps one that Flies))
It's F**king Fabulous (Note the expletive expression of delight (or sarcasm))
F**k Fibromyalgia (Probable not delight, more likely an angry expression of violence towards something abhorrent)
F**k you!  (There are Few things that Feel more Fabulous than this ultimate rejection)
I'm F**ked! (This makes tonight no different From all the other nights when I have Felt F**ked)
It's F**ked ( It is NOT going to work any more)
What the F**k? (An all purpose question)
Well I'll be F**ked! (Anyone can be surprised, no?)

Fibro and Fantasy
Don't fit together
With or without the addition of leather.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

E is for Egalitarian

When asked for my philosophical or political orientation I will often describe myself as Egalitarian.  It is Exhaustingly Effortful to Elaborate Effectively on Elements as Essential as Egalitarianism when Engaging in Exchanges with Extremely Evil BIGOTS!  On Facebook the other day I shared a photo that said "Get your religion out of my vagina", it is one of many slogans I Embrace.

Equality for Everyone
Seems really Easy
That people oppose it makes me feel queasy.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

De-Lovely... Cole Porter said it best!

"It's delightful, it's delicious, 
It's delectable, it's delirious, 
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe, 
It's de-lovely"

The Devine Cole Porter Deftly Defined "D" alliteration and Didn't he Dream up a Doozie?

Today we are off to visit my Dreamy friend (previously referred to as The Lioness). In her work she Documents and tries to Defend one of Sydney's convict landmarks.  In this case it is the only site that is Dedicated to the convict women.  I can't wait to see her and the Dig!

A Ditty of Doggerel
Is all I can write
As  I murder the language with Devilish Delight!

*wicked evil grin as befits the Descendant of Depraved Deported felons*

Monday, 2 April 2012

C is the Cutest of them all

Here we are in Sydney Calm and Concealed at TLOML's bro's house.  We Collected the rental Car and Charged through the Congestion...  It is Cool to be Carefree.  The harbour is Clingquant!( I know that is a Cryptic word but it is so Correct!).  This evening we are off to see The Boy and have Chow with The Best Friend and her Clan so that should be Completely Coruscant!

Charming, Crazy and Curt
to each I've been wed
and by all I've been hurt.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

B-Day but not THAT B-Day

Today is the day for B to stand up and Be counted!

Ergo it is B-Day but it is not MY B-Day... that is a Bone of contention and a Basis of some apprehension for me.  In a few months I will turn 50.  TLOML is also turning 50 a few months after me.  Her Bounteous Buzz aBout her Birthday Bash is Balanced By my Blue Butterflies as I try to Bargain my way out of any kind of Bother.  BLLLLLUUUURGGGHHHH!!!! (another useful exclamation.)

Beautiful and Brooding
Both start with B
But one describes her and the other is me.

A is for the A - Z Blog Challenge

A is for AAAAARRRRGGGGHH (which is the noise I wish I could make with gay abandon)

I decided in view of my moany groany guilty blog that I would suck it up and join this blog challenge... I'm not sure if I will have a theme... check out the banner thingy if you are interested too...

here goes

Adorable and Arsehole
both start the same
but one makes you smile and the other complain.

A guilty blogger...

Forgive me readers for I have sinned --- it has been bloody ages since my last blog and it was a fair while between that one and the one before.

*big bloody sigh*  I haven't been reading many blogs either so all my cyber mates are very distant and unfamiliar at the moment...  I'm sure I need a boatload of hail Herbert's to receive absolution for these sins.

Tomorrow we are going to Sydney and I have been stressed to the max (a total female dog to live with) about the trip...  I can't wait to see The Boy and I talked to him for nearly two hours yesterday on the phone which was great.  I have assignments due for University so I will need to keep studying while away.  On top of all this I have been feeling like absolute excreta for the last week or more.  Roving muscle pain that refuses to respond to anything from massage to morphine has taken up seemingly permanent residence in my body. Quite frankly it just sucks, to be honest.

TLOML has been wonderful as usual but even she has not escaped my irritation and my moody, PMS'y, I'm sick of hurting, unreasonable wrath.  She's pretty good but isn't quite rivaling Mother Theresa for sainthood so there have been a few snappy exchanges.  Fortunately we do manage to get over it very quickly and we are forgiving of each other.

The weather here has become incredibly beautiful; brilliant blue skies, warm but not as hot and humid, glistening sea, lush green gardens and bush (from all the rain we were having a few weeks ago)... quite frankly if I wasn't so keen to see The Boy I would rather stay here right now than go away.  I'm sure once we are underway I will relax a bit and that I will actually enjoy it but it's kind of hard to think of traveling for pleasure when I have been so haunted lately.

So I don't blog because I feel like I am boring and grumpy and incapable of seeing anything in an interesting and amusing way... and then I lose touch and blah blah blah....  well there you go...

I will try to do better, I promise.