Weekend Coffee Share 25th March 2017

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Welcome and come on it to our new house. It may be a mess but I have all the makings for tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of cold drinks. Whatever you desire.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we moved a fortnight ago next Tuesday. The removalists were great despite us making it incredibly hard for them. We arranged for the carpets in our new place to be shampooed on the morning of the move not realising that the fellows we had hired only had a small truck and were ready to bring the first load around 8.30 am. It was a miserable day although it was only light rain until we finished. Then it bucketted down. This meant the carpet didn’t dry quickly and everything had to be left downstairs. We also made it hard for them with our fish tank which Roger refused to fully empty thinking the lads were young and fit and if he and my brother had moved it up the road then the removalists could move it easily. Not so but they were so good and helpful and kept a smile on their faces all day despite tiring as the day wore on.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we have had no end of problem with our phone and internet with the move. We didn’t have a phone connection for a few days and internet for a week. When we were finally up and running the rain had led to a very noisy line and it couldn’t be used anyway. Thankfully now that is all fixed. It did mean however that I did little to no posting. With the huge number of boxes to unpack this was probably a good thing. I’ll probably get back to normal in another week as I finally get things organised.

I’d also tell you if we were having coffee that two days after the move I went to the Gold Coast for my 40 year nurses reunion. It was a great break and lovely to catch up with everyone. Three years ago there had been no deaths but now we have two and numerous battling illness. It really brought it home to me how important it is to live in the moment. Not as though each day is your last but just making sure that each moment counts.

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Not only was the reunion a lot of fun but we also found an international eatery that I still drool over. I had the Hungarian Langos and it was delicious.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you we went and saw the new David Williamson play The Odd Man Out. It was a relationship tale of a woman and a man with Aspergers. It was very well acted, the dialogue clever, and the situation presented with  tenderness, understanding, humour and great drama. For me though it was fairly predictable and presented information that I already knew albeit in an engaging manner.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you Bundy had surgery yesterday and had most of his teeth removed. He came to us as a rescue dog at 8 years old with already rotten teeth. Our new vet was prepared to operate where our old one felt his heart may not take the anaesthetic. He survived and I think he is going to feel much better for it. We are told he will still be able to eat dry dog food but at the moment he is lapping up chicken and mince and thinking he has gone to heaven. I have to admit I was a little worried when last night he became very sleepy and was incontinent, lying in his puddle of piddle. Thankfully he seems to be right back to normal today.

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Now it is your turn. How was your week? Has your weather been warmer/colder, wetter/drier. Have you read any good books or seen any good films?  Thank you for dropping in for coffee and thank you to Nerd in the Brain for hosting our weekend coffee. Other places to drop in for coffee can be found here. Hope to see you next week.

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Green: Weekly Photo Challenge

Verdant

greens of all different hues

Cushioning comfort, 

Umbrellering shade, 

closed and open

all delight.

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Skywatch Friday 24th March 2017 Noosaville 5.40 pm

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In response to skywatch Friday

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Winding: Thursdays Special

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Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel

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Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning running rings around the moon

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Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space

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Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own

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Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone

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Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream

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Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space

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Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly, was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel

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Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find

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Vincent Van Gough painting The Starry Night 

In the windmills of your mind

Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
As soon as I read Paula’s prompt for this week I was unable to get the song Windmills of My Mind out of my head. Indeed it started to spin out of control as thoughts of spirals and winding roads and wheels chased themselves in circles inside my own head and how better to end than with Vincent Van Gough whose own head spirals drove him mad. Thanks Paula for making me think of the windy.
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A Bronzed Aussie: Wordless Wednesday

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When hot I shed my skin: Tuesdays of Texture

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In response to Narami’s Tuesday’s of Texture

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Pelicans: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

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Pelicans themselves are an oddity

left over from the dinosaur age

These pelicans made from the odd bits and pieces

that were once rubbish to someone

Become an oddity along the creek 

Each an individual 

With no mistaking that they are indeed

Pelicans, an oddity.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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