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Days 80 - 83

Feeling a little down in the dumps today. Had an appointment yesterday to discuss whether surgery would be an option for my back. Turns out the answer to that is pretty much no. Waiting on a second opinion from the Neurosurgeon after he reviews my scans, but the general consensus is that the problem with my back lies within the discs themselves not through nerve damage. And because they don't think the nerves are being squished, the only way to 'fix' things would be spinal fusion surgery. And that is apparently just as likely to make an even bigger mess of my back so it's a no-go. It's just kind of depressing because I've essentially just got to live with it. The suggestions are to ease back into everything that hurts, like sitting, walking, standing, doing everything, over a gradual course of months. She said even something like sitting - the recommendation is to do it for no more than 10 minutes a few times a day. After that ten minutes doesn't hurt anymo…

Day 79

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August 19th 2017So, seriously, it's the middle of August. It's actually insane how quickly this year has flown by. Remember when you were a little kid and time seemed to go by so slowly. I've always felt it is kind of unfair that the older you get the faster everything slips past. Sometimes I just want to freeze time and be able to savour it for that little bit longer. The Social One got back from her trip to England today and it was really nice to see her after three weeks away. I already miss the days when all of my babies were home with me. It's just a few short years ago but it also kind of feels so long. Just some ponderings, no real reason. πŸ’“✌

Day 77

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August 17th 2017I know I've missed a fair few days, but in all honesty I just didn't know what to write. The events in the news lately have just made me SO SAD. I want to rant about The Don - the man who is condoning bigotry, rascism and hate and is currently the 'leader' of the USA. I want to scream and yell and cry, and say how could people be so awful. But people have always been awful, it's just that I thought we as a global humanity were headed in the direction of good. But we aren't. And I don't know how to cope with that. What it boils down to is this.LOVE IS LOVE AND HATE IS HATE. My children know that people are people. How much melanin a person has in their skin is absolutely irrelevant, as is the religion or beliefs they hold in their personal life, as is whether they associate as a guy, girl, both or nothing, as is who they marry. I hope my children are in the majority, I hope that many, many parents are raising their children as we are. I fear …

Days 71 - 72

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August 11-12 2017I wish I was more technologically competent so I could share the sound right now. It is bucketing down. I know I keep harping about the weather but I'm having a hard time remembering the last time winter was this insane. It's seriously just massive cold fronts, one after the next with very little reprieve in between. This weekend we have apparently three massive fronts coming off the Indian ocean, all in the space of 48 hours - including tomorrow nights' which is expected to bring wind in excess of 125km p/h. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘ On another note, here is the completely adorable Penelope Wonderwoman modelling part of her Halloween costume. She has chosen to be Rainbow Dash, one of the My Little Ponies πŸ’–

Days 67 - 70

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August 7 - 10

This winter is trying to kill me, I'm sure of it.

It's not so much that it's cold, it's winter in Western Australia. It's not really that cold (although it is).

It's the cloud cover and rain. It's doing my head in.

So it's not even the middle of August and we've pretty much reached our entire monthly average for rain already. July was ridiculously wet. It's like living in Victoria again.

Days 64 - 66

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August 4 - 6 2017So remember how we were going to build a couple of tiny house studios in the back yard? Well we aren't doing that anymore. Instead, the Eldest One is staying living away from home - which is actually much better for our relationship. And the Social One will be living in a vintage caravan that we bought on Friday! Way easier and considering the old septic tank placement in the yard, considerably less potentially gross. The City and the plumber were both pretty adamant about the fact that while the tanks were supposed to be emptied when the house was converted to sewer on the 90s, there is a high likelihood that they weren't. And we can't build anything anywhere near them unless we make sure .... So yeah ... not overly upset about just getting a camper instead! Septic tanks, full or empty, can stay safely in the ground and un-messed with. I also finished painting the black cornices in the kitchen and hallway, made plans for the vintage Flamingo mural in the …

Day 63

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August 3rd 2017I finished painting the cornices and door frames in the hallway today! I also made plans for the bathroom - replace the taps and shower head and get rid of the wallpaper. Then paint. Walls are either going to be white or vintage green turquoise. Trim will be black and the ceiling pink 😊Then I am going to paint vintage style flamingos on the wall. I feel like the bathroom is going to be my new happy place 😁

Days 61 - 62

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August 1/2 2017AUGUST!!! WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN??! So we've basically spent the last 2 days enjoying the fact that while ridiculously cold, there has been no wind or rain. Yay!We did a little rearranging today in the living room as I hadn't been overly happy with the furniture placement. Actually completely happy with it now and we have as a result a massive blank wall ready for music poster art πŸ’“