Monday, October 7, 2013

A perfect spring day here.

G'day. Here in the beautiful land of Australia, spring is well and truly upon us. Though in some parts of the country they are already having heatwaves and bushfire's and it's only October, way too early for that sort of thing. There were in fact many fires raging last month as well. But, here in my little patch of heaven all is well, the sun is shining, garden is looking lovely. I have the Eagles singing on a CD in the background. All in all, a great day.

My radiation appointment was early this morning, so that allowed me to get the train home and still have the rest of the afternoon to do a few things. I have been very busy around here lately. The garden is totally weed free (though the pesky blighters are probably popping up as I write this). The old kitchen dresser that I bought on eBay a couple of years ago for a song is currently under restoration, only in as much as a new paint job. I think I mentioned in a post when I bought this dresser that the woman who I purchased it off complained about the lack of interest and how disappointed she was that she didn't get as much money for it as she had hoped and had the cheek to ask me would I like to offer her more. I didn't.... It's had a few coats of different coloured paint on it over the years before I saved it. It is currently a strange purple colour with white trim. When I am finished with it, the cupboards will be pink, French Pink to be exact, the white trim will stay. The old girl will have a new lease on life. Already two cupboards have been sanded back and repainted. Hubby will take a few more doors off for me this afternoon so that tomorrow when I return from Melbourne I can get stuck into them. I am also recovering the chair I am sitting on at the moment. I don't know where this burst of energy is coming from, but I am not going to fight it. The radiation is suppose to cause fatigue!!! On days when I was at my sickest during chemotherapy I would be stripping the bed putting all fresh linen on, vacuuming the entire house, mopping floors, all the usual household chores. Then for a few days after that I wouldn't be able to get out of bed. Strange how the mind works and the silly things we do. Maybe it was my way of fighting the sickness, who knows.

The photo shows my lovely Calibrachoa "Million Bells" It is a total mass of vibrant colour and looks fabulous in the blue pot.

It's hubby's 62nd birthday today. I am taking him out for tea tonight at one of the local pubs, we will wine and dine on some fine fare no doubt.

As always. thank you to all who comment on my posts. It is much appreciated that you take the time to do so.

Take care. Liz...


  1. Hey Liz. Your energy is pretty impressive! Cannot wait to see photos of French pink!

  2. Glad you're doing so well. You're pretty amazing. I'm looking forward to photos of the re- do.

  3. Wow! And I am still recovering from that 9 kilometer walk!


  4. Liz, you sound well, I'm pleased for you. What bursts of energy!!
    Your dresser is going to be very elegant, and I would love to see photos.

  5. Well done you! Please, please do post pictures of the final outcome! Hope you are not too wacked after your burst of energy, but at least you know what to expect and will soon be up and about, I'm sure. The weather here in the UK has been mild and balmy -- but we are expecting a big drop in temperatures by Thursday -- hard to imagine Spring and Summer!

  6. Hello dear Liz! I love reading about all your energy! Go! Go! Go!
    Happy birthday to your nice hubby!

  7. Wonderful to read how good you feel about everything. Your hubby sounds like a real gem. Your garden looks great and I just love the love seat.

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