Just back from having a brilliant weekend in Canberra. I went down for a quilting exhibition but managed to also see an exhibition about Gough Whitlam, go to some markets at the bus depot and of course visit some shopping centres, op shops and a Japanese fabric store. I bought materials, quite a few silk ties and some books - one of which is a tourist guide to Canada. Take note, Mindy Grainger - I'm coming back. I also bought a tourist guide for Iceland which is high on my bucket list.
I'm now relaxing at home and laughing about the Barnaby Joyce situation. I'll be waiting to see what he does.
I have had such a good day.
Today I decided to take myself to see Kinky Boots. My friends had either seen it or were not interested so I it was only me I needed to please. I got a matinee ticket for today and took myself off on the 9.13 train.
I love the train trip to Sydney. 2 hours of beautiful scenery and a good book. I couldn't ask for more.
I arrived just after 11 and walked to a local shopping centre where I had one of the best gozlemes around. From there it was down to the theatre - a walk of about 15 minutes.
My seat was to the right but only a few rows back from the stage. There was no one in the seat in front of me so I had a perfect view.
I really enjoyed the show. The guy who played Lola was excellent. I loved the way that he moved and sang.
After the show it was a quick walk to Central Station where I walked straight onto a train. Perfect timing.
As I said, a good day, and one that I hope to repeat with another show.
Just back from seeing my radiation doctor - is his title radiologist? I'm not sure. However, as expected all went well and I don't have to see him for another year. I've already got the appointment so I think that I need to buy a 2018 diary. The hunt starts tomorrow.
On the way back I decided to have my eyes checked as I have a floater in my right eye which is making itself known right now. It doesn't hurt in any way - it's just annoying. I have to go back in 6 months for another exam. Next year is starting to fill up already.
Today has been a very successful day, in my opinion.
Finding my diary was a great way to start and, from then on, it just got better.
For a long time I have been looking at my dvds thinking that I have to cull them. This I did this afternoon. Many haven't been watched at all and I've had them for several years so it was time to get rid of them. Because I would get very little if I sold, I've decided to see if the public library wants them. I have to go to the library tomorrow so it's perfect timing.
I've also hit my books. I have a lot of titles that I will not read again and other titles I have replaced with ebooks so I've culled them too. Some books I will offer to the public library and others will be going to Lifeline.
I love books but I really find much easier to read stories on my e-reader so it's time to stop being sentimental. Of course, there are exceptions. I am keeping all my Sherlock Holmes stories as well as those written by Elizabeth Peters. My quilting books - especially those concerning the history of quilts and their makers - will never leave my shelves. I love these books and reread them quite often.
I haven't finished but I think that it is time to relax.
I've lost my diary. This is beyond frustrating. Not only was it expensive - it cost over $30 - but it has all my appointments in it. This info now has to be reproduced. I've already rung my hairdresser to check my appointment time - I have to see him today - but now I have to ring my oncologist, my radiologist, my surgeon, the specialty mammogram place and my beauty therapist. I also have to find a new diary and write all this information in as well as dates for theatres etc. Talk about frustrating. I know that I will miss something or someone out.
On top of this, when I have completed the tasks I will most probably find said diary.
I loved that diary.
I had to go to the physio yesterday. I've been having trouble with my right arm - I can't life anything without pain. The doctor was at a loss - no suggestions which would help.
In the end, the physio tells me that I have been overcompensating in the need to protect my left arm.
My cancer was in my left breast and a lymph node was taken from that side. I was told that I had to be careful from then on - blood pressure and blood tests all had to be taken from my right arm.
Subconsciously, I have been using my right arm for everything - including lifting heavy weights - and the bicep has thickened noticeably. It's so bad in fact there is a danger of actually rupturing it. If this happens it means more surgery. So, I now have to start doing more with my left arm and I have to stretch my right bicep as much as possible.
If it's not one thing...
On a totally different matter, I am now researching the iPad Pro. I have an iPad Air 2 right now and the battery life is not good. I'm getting fed up with continually recharging it. I may have to shop soon.
For the last 2 weeks I have been transferring ebooks from one memory card to a larger card and today I finished.
It took me over a week just to set up the card with the folders that I wanted and I was able to do this on my mac. I then had to go to the library to put the books into the folders. My mac doesn't talk to my ereader and if I tried to transfer the books directly onto the memory card a lot of false files were also made. These were really painful to deal with. Therefore, for the last week I have been going to the public library to use their pcs.
It is time to celebrate.
It's taken me 5 days but I have finished.
I've been setting up a new memory card for my ereader and it has been a very time consuming task. I could do so much at home - this is the finished bit - but the rest will have to be done at the public library.
I have a Mac which wont talk to my ereader but it will talk to my memory card. For the last 5 days I have been making new folders for my books on the card. I cannot transfer the books on to the card via the Mac though as it creates false files which are an absolute pain to deal with. Therefore folders were made on the Mac and on Monday I will go to the library and start transferring the books. This will take several visits as I am only allowed to use the library computers for a total of 2 hours each day.
My ereader, by the way, lets me put folders into folders into folders which means that I can really organize my ebooks. I have to be able to do this for my own sanity.
I deserve a reward!
I haven't posted in this journal for years so I thought that I should give it a go.
Why do I do this to myself? I love good quality sheets and while out today I wandered into the shop which sells my favourite brand. They are pure cotton and are a thousand count. Normally, they are about $400 a set but they were having a sale - 40% off. I put two pairs on lay bye. I'll pay them off very quickly but still I really didn't need to buy. I just cant refuse a bargain.
I also spent 2 hours at the gym and then 2 hours at the public library. I'm transferring all my ebooks on to a new memory card and it is taking forever. I have over 5000 books now. I can use my Mac at home to set up the folders for the books but I have to use the PCs at the library to copy the books onto the card - if I try it at home my Mac creates false files which is a real pain.
I'll be creating more files tonight and then going back to the library tomorrow to transfer more books. I not buying any more books until this job is complete.
Wish me luck.

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May. 30th, 2009 03:19 pm
Hi,
I haven't done much over here yet but thanks besamebj for granting me access to your journal. I appreciate it.

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