Oh how the years have gone. My helen is all grown up. She has a boyfriend and is doing her last year of school. She is busy all the time these days with rehearsals for a musical and her band she belongs to. Just had her formal a few weeks ago.
Been a long time that i have done a post.I haven't had much inspiration of late. I am currently on sick leave. I got a doctor's certificate off work for a week. I suppose you could say i'm exhausted. With all the crap i have had to put up with this new Co-Ordinator at work I have had enough. I thought the doctor would only give me 2 days but she said i'll give you a week.
Last night i went out with a friend from work to support her 16 year old son hear his band in a band competion at a hotel bar. OMG was I educated!! It was so loud and the first band were a heavy metal band where the lead singer just screamed the so called lyrics. The other bands had a bit of rythum but it was still very loud. My friends son band won and they go into the grand final. My friend said she won't inflict that night on us. The group of us who went Partners/men looked they would have been into this sort of music years ago said they weren't going back in it was too much for them although they come back when my friends band was on. It got me thinking how we have all changed when all the young girls were all adoring the band players like in our days and times have not changed only we have.
I have had an interesting week at work. As you know i have tendonitis in my right elbow. when i visited my physio on Monday he was none to pleased that i was not beginning to feel pain free yet. He then rang my work and told them i was to be on light duties and why haven't they been doing that. So they called in the lady who filled in when i was on leave to come in and work with me. She is to work with me for two weeks. As she is helping i will finish up too early so i have to clean out an office so i finish at my normal time. My colleagues think i should have been given 2 weeks off work. On top of that i had the other cleaner saying to me she has been there 8 years and she has all these problems with her hand and saying to me you only been here a shorter time and you already have an injury. I was cross about her saying that as she made it sound like a competition on who had the most injuries.
Helen and I at Melbourne Airport waiting to board our plane.
The first person to greet us on our first night in Sydney was our dear blogger friend, Kylie!
On my first morning I awoke to this view of the dust storm from my hotel room.
Pictures taken from a Sydney Harbour ferry during the dust storm.
Helen and I with our five dollar sunnies which we bought in Manly after crossing the harbour on the ferry.
During my holiday to Sydney I stayed with my birth mother, Sandra and her husband, Henry at their home in Halliday's Point; two hours north of Newcastle.
Some views of Halliday's Point. Oh look how blue it is!
Some pelicans at Forster waiting for the fishermen to return with their catch. This village is called 'Foster' even though it is spelt F-o-r-s-t-e-r. If you say the name, 'Forster' the locals know that you're a tourist!
As some of you know Helen has had a bad time with wisdom teeth recovery. We went back last week to see the surgeon at his rooms in the city. It was lucky we went when we did as the infection was getting nasty. This was the third time we had been back to have the area cleaned. The other two times he just cleaned it from the top of the gum,this time he had to make an incision into the gum and clean deeper and put a stitch back in again. So she is back to where she was two months ago after the first surgery. Helen said at least it is only one side of pain and the face being swollen.So of course she can't play her french horn and she has exams later in the month and she is getting worried. I have sprained my elbow at work and the doctor gave me two days off work and work is being sent the account from him. Helen and i have only 9 days before we leave for Sydney and i have only to work Monday to Friday this week before i go to Sydney for some R & R. Yippee!!