Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
It's never worried me that I've never been able to keep a tidy desk. I like to have some stuff around me, a bit of this & that. I'm immediately suspicious when seeing images of executives being interviewed on telly sitting at a pristine desk devoid of anything but a lap-top. I figure they're a corporate psychopath just about to perpetrate a huge fraud on their Organization & are planning a fast getaway - it's just not natural. After being away from the office most of the week, watching the poor Fellows sweat it out at their exam trials & presentations, things have snowballed. I don't work on Friday's but sadly I'll be desk-bound most of the day trying to clear the back-log. We are still basking in a late Indian summer despite the calendar declaring that it's autumn here in South Australia. This weekend's weather looks to be positively glorious, see you all next week.
Image: Steven Randazzo
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
- The concrete in the reconstructed floor needed to cure for at least 12 months to ensure no cracking occurred in the outrageously expensive tiles chosen by Mills.
- I had to ensure that any rebuilt walls had to remain perpendicular for a given time for similar reasons to the above.
- Re the large, gaping hole in the wall for the new window - this is directly relating to the above points.
- This Summer was stiflingly hot & OH&S clearly state that one shouldn't work above 20C. (68F.)! Clearly the best substance for cooling in these conditions is beer & I found that after a couple, work was not advisable.
Exhibit A (after it stopped smoking)
Good to post to you all, Millie is on the way home from her How To Treble Your Man's Home Renovation Output In Five Easy One-Hour Sessions class & I'd better look busy. Love & kisses from MOTH (Man-of-the-House). xx
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I went to the Awardee's blog & chose a blog they had listed on their blog roll that I didn't know. I went over for a visit & then randomly chose a site from that site's blog roll & continued on. I had a heap of fun in the process, & definitely want to do it again. I've included a link with each Header, so I hope I've given you some new places to visit & enjoy as well.
Thank you to Jeanne over at Collage of Life . This gorgeous girl came onto the blog scene last year & what an ride it's been for all of us who have followed her adventures! Her posts are always visual feasts, as she's a highly skilled photographer who can back up her wonderful words with fabulous images (I would be so lucky!). I started my journey with Jeanne & here's the results.
Monday, March 15, 2010
- I am 10.7mmol/L. & rising. (normal values less than 4.9mmol/L.)
- I cause much grief & angst to my Owner.
- I seem totally immune to strict dietary controls & high levels of aerobic exercise.
Yes, I am MOTH's cholesterol level. On Friday he received a copy of his latest test results with the following note from Dr. Tony.
He's tried everything - various statins didn't work, with one causing near-disastrous side effects. He eats well, with the fruit, vegies & legumes far outweighing the proteins, sugars & complex carbs. He has rolled oats & skinny milk most mornings for brekkie in an attempt to 'sop' up the enemy cholesterol. He has a physically demanding job, so gets heaps of gut-busting exercise every day. He rows on the water & in the gym & loves exercise. He's cut his alcohol intake down to one lo-cal stubbie a day & a small glass of red wine with dinner. Yet the levels are still escalating - from 9.1mmol/L. in April 2008, with this last LDL skyrocketing almost past a measurable amount. He is totally asymptomatic & on imaging there is not the slightest evidence of diffuse cardiovascular disease.
He is the victim of familial hypercholesterolemia, all his rellies had the same issues, yet all lived to their 80's & 90's. The poor darling has spent the weekend in a big deep hole, thinking that despite all his best efforts things have only got worse. What to do next, I don't know. He's back to the Dr. later in the week & is not looking forward to more lectures. It's horrible to see the stooped shoulders & weary look of defeat. Send him a hug today, he needs as many as he can get. Damn cholesterol!
Image: Quotes To Live By
Friday, March 12, 2010