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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mid week already...........

I cannot believe it is Wednesday evening again already! I have so much stuff to do it is not funny. Hmm...let's make a list of some of the things:
* Start the paperwork for Radburne to become an official branch of the SCA
* The newsletter is due out next week (note to self - pull finger out!)
* End of financial year reports for Stock Clerk stuff
* Follow up for August Camping weekend approval (no answer to stuff - very frustrating!)
* Plan camping weekend in more detail
* Finish T's banner
* Get paperwork together for D and C's name and device - forward to new group herald
* Cut out and sew Cotehardie
and the list goes on..............

*sigh* - I think I will make a start on the Newsletter......

Saturday, June 23, 2007

It's Aminah's fault!!!

I have to agree with the title though - I'm sure most people think I'm a Crackpot (as in a little eccentric - okay, maybe not so little!) Amusing, very amusing.......

Your Score: Crackpot - INTJ

20% Extraversion, 60% Intuition, 53% Thinking, 60% Judging

People hate you.

Paris Hilton hates Nicole Richie. Lex Luther hates Superman. Garfield hates Mondays.
But none these even rates against the insurmountable hate, people have for you.

I mean, you're pretty damn clever and you know it. You love to flaunt your potential. Heard the word "arrogant" lately? How about "jerk?" Or perhaps they only say that behind your back.

That's right. I know I can say this cause you're not going to cry. You're not exactly the most emotional person. You'd rather spend time with your theoretical questions and abstract theories than with other people.

Ever been kissed? Ever even been on a date? Trust me, your inflated ego is a complete turnoff with the opposite sex and I am telling you, you're not that great with relationships as it is. You're never going to be a dude or chick magnet, purely because you're more concerned with yourself than others. Meh. They all hate you already anyway.

How about this- "stubborn?" Hrm? Heard that lately? All those facts which don't fit your theories must just be wrong, right? I mean, really, the vast amounts of time you spend with your head in the're just plain strange.


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows...

Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Freak - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Where did the week go?

Hmmm..........Saturday evening already. I must have blinked and the week sped by! Work has been good although busy - had a week full of appointments with C and stuff. Not too bad though! He who rules the roost is now back on his feet and doing much better which is good. D got an excellent school report and T will be receiving an award at assembly next week. The dam is full and there is actually green tufts of grass between the trees - all in all, can't complain. My jaw continues to mend but I think it will still be a bit uncomfortable for a while.

SCA stuff has been keeping me very busy too - things have been picking up and I have been getting a few enquiries from people in Orange and Warren interested in coming to Dubbo to 'play'. The Stock Clerk stuff is picking up pace a little too - just got some books in from the USA and I need to do end of financial year reports (I keep procrastinating ).

I did the OMG take this afternoon - only eight weeks until we have our camping weekend here! Planning has taken a back seat as we are still waiting to hear from Rowany if we can go ahead - I'm hoping to find out this weekend as I'd like to start advertising properly ASAP. Even though it is an event just for us and we have enough interest locally, I'd still like to be able to give the opportunity to those wayfarers that would like to come.

Time to pull the proverbial finger out again - I have banners to make, clothing to make, and a whole stack of other stuff. Back to normal in other words!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Back to work today

As the title says, back to work today. Had a good day and it was nice to catch up with my work collegues - they have all been very supportive over the last few months while my teeth made me so sick! I must admit though, the jaw is quite sore tonight - all that talking to people and on the phone!

T finally went to the doctor's today as he is still very ill - turns out he has food poisoning! Now before you get any ideas, it wasn't me! He thinks it was the curry pie he had from the corner store last Wednesday morning for Smoko. He is now on antibiotics and Maxalon but it will still be a while before he is back to normal. On a purely selfish note - at least he isn't contagious!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Day five......

Well, I spoke too soon! Now the swelling has gone down there is some bruising - still minimal though considering what I had done! I've actually had some solid food too although chewing at any level is still quite painful. Tried a Crunchie Bar but had to give it away as a bad idea :-( There will still be no meat for a while - chicken and mince have been proven to not be too bad - it will take some more time to get back to normal.

As an aside, World of Warcraft online is totally addictive!!! The boys have to fight me for it now! LOL

I bought some new bow strings today so I'm going to try and do some archery with the boys tomorrow. Terry is still really ill but at least C is pretty much back to normal.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Day Four......

Well, the swelling has gone down considerably and true to form, I showed no signs of bruises! For some reason, I hardly ever bruise (which can be a good thing)! It is still naturally very tender and I still have an egg sized lump on the edge of my lower jaw but things are definately mending! I can move my jaw a little more today and even managed fresh bread and honey today as well as some weetbix! I still think it will be a week or more before I can tackle anything like steak though :-)

Unfortunately both my hubby and C have come down with the tummy bug going around - the poor buggers are so ill! So much for them looking after me - it's the other way around! LOL

Had to cancel the SCA gathering for this Sunday as there just isn't anyone around and there is no way I can go either. Bit of a bummer but such is life.

I get to announce the new Reeve and Herald this Sunday - at least that will move things along well. Rowany will make the decision on our August event next week too - it should be 'go ahead' but I don't want to start anything until we get the official okay to do so.

Might go have a play on World of Warcraft online......

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Day three.....

The swelling in my jaw has gone down slightly but things are still very tender and I can't open my jaw properly........things are on the improve though. Still need to take Panadeine Forte but I'm just going to try ordinary Panadol at lunch time as I have to drive this afternoon.
My hubby was supposed to be looking after me but the poor bugger has come down with a really bad virus and can hardly move - he is quite ill which is unusual for him. Hasn't helped that he pulled a muscle in his shoulder and lower back yesterday pulling out a bore pump! Oh well, such is life :-)

Here is a quote I came across the other day - I like it!

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude form achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

W.W. Ziege

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Couldn't resist it mate........

What Pirates of the Caribbean character are you?
Your Result: Jack Sparrow

You are the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow! You disapeared under agents of the East India Trading Company, sacked Nassau port without firing a shot, and you managed to get so drunk that you are now considered a crazy person!

Will Turner
Elizabeth Swann
Hector Barbossa
James Norrington
Tia Dalma
Cutler Beckett
Davy Jones
What Pirates of the Caribbean character are you?

A new blog for me..

Thought I would finally start a dress diary for my next project - if you want to take a look, click on the title (it is a link).......

Day two........

Another glamourous image for you! LOL I spent a number of hours at the hospital last night as the bleeding in my mouth would not stop, I looked like a vampire with blood running down my chin! I think I may have disturbed a clot when I was removing the packing. Unfortunately it was sooooo busy at the hospital I didn't get to see a doctor but the nurses were extremely helpful and once the bleeding settled I was game to go home again. I have to say the pain has been pretty intense - I can only imagine that must be what it feels like to be hit up the side of the head with a baseball bat! I got about 3 hours sleep last night so I think I will be resting a fair bit today. My poor husband didn't get any sleep either and he had to go to work! At least I have the rest of the week off.
My eldest boy is running in cross country today in Cowra (about 3 hours drive away)and had to be at school before 6am (we live 15km from town so he was up at 4.45am). He won't get home until after 6pm tonight - he will be exhausted! I am so proud of him though for taking it on - it was his idea.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It has been done............

Well, as you can see by the photo I look a little worse for wear! LOL This was taken about 1/2 an hour after the surgery. The swelling has increased and I have bruising to look forward too but at least I am on the road to recovery and a life not ruled by my teeth!

The top one came out not too bad with only a stitch or two and some bone taken away. The bottom one on the other hand was a little tougher. A fair bit of bone had to be taken away and the tooth cut into pieces to be removed. I have a number of stitches in the bottom one. Nearly time for some more Panadeine. Luke warm soup for tea tonight! LOL

Time to lay down again........

Monday, June 11, 2007

One more sleep to go.........

Yep, that's right, one more sleep until I get my remaining two wisdom teeth removed! Huzzah!!! Not looking forward to the actual removal but can't wait to recover and get back to a life not ruled by my teeth!

Had a quiet long weekend with my inlaws on a sheep property about 100km away....had a nice time with the family, got some walks in, got to see the dams full and creeks flowing which has not happened in so long! Tragic though for Newcastle and Sydney.....

Went back and had a look at what I thought might have triggered the last lot of nastiness and feel comforted in the fact that again it was another 'blown completely out of proportion thing'......I re-read an email I thought might have been a trigger for a completely unfair comment in a report and can safely say I think that it was a complete and utter over-reaction yet again and taken completely out of context! I am no longer going to worry about it and feel I can reasonably explain the situation to anyone who cares to listen with an open mind. I am a little concerned about judgements people may make without knowing the whole story but I cannot worry about that either. If people do not want to hear both sides of the story then there is not much I can do about it.

Although I am not a religious person, one of my favourite things is the Serenity Prayer. I think some of the lines in it are just sheer common sense and I always try and think of it in situations like these......

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

I'll give an update post teeth extraction - may be a few days though........

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mood: Disillusioned...........

Time for a rant - I am feeling extremely sad, angry an disillusioned all at the same time. I hate the fact that one person can have such a detrimental affect on something that is supposed to be fun.

Just when I thought things had finally settled down and we were getting back to some semblance of normality and understanding out of the blue comes a severe punch to the guts. I feel seriously deflated and fed up. I will have my mope but I refuse to let this person ruin a good thing and our fun. Knee jerk reaction - get f*@!d, I don't need this - I'm tired of your crap! Clear head - well some people just have a knack for upsetting others and not being able to see things from different angles. So - stay away from them and do our own thing anyway. I will continue to enjoy time with those that I consider to be good friends, be polite to the ones that irritate the heck out of me and spend as little time as possible with them. The worst part is though it doesn't just affect me - I feel sorry for those in our close knit group that also have to put up with the crap. I do not wish this person any harm however I would be more than happy to never have to lay eyes on them again!

I was so enjoying a renewed enthusiasm and direction with stuff, now it feels like back to square one.

I intend to pick myself up, dust myself off and continue on ........(although its days like today that you have to ask yourself 'Why?')

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Bubbling with excitement!

Yes, I am in a bit of a silly, happy mood! Had an unexpected call from House Drakkar today suggesting they may be interested in a War Practice at our camping event in August. Huzzah! That is good news! The event seems to be taking on a life of its own again which is great - I already have enough interested people locally for the event to go ahead.
Now I just need to get the planning happening and a list of jobs to do!
I started banner making tonight - the overhead projector is brilliant for making patterns! I've even copied some latin mottos to go on the standards! Got plans to make targets for archery too and a whole heap of other stuff!
Back into overdrive mode! LOL
Anyhoooo, time to take some more pain killers and toddle off to bed.......only 10 more sleeps!
Nighty night!

Pondering Life..........

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test