Thursday, July 07, 2005

Big Bugger and Help !!!!!

32 – 10
Well that was a bit of a hiding, don’t you think ????? I don’t suppose there is much use in crying over spilt milk (or should that be lost game and lost series !!) I didn’t land up watching any of the game as we had to work from 8pm – 12 – normally we watch the first half, go to work and tape the second half and then watch that when we get home. I heard at work that we were 32 – 0 down but didn’t hear the final score before we left but, instead of sitting down with some munchies to watch, I had a shower and went to bed and heard the score this morning when I asked Al as he had stayed up and watched it.
Now for the help request – can anyone help with advice on how to blow up a fit ball ?? I took it out last night – all excited that I was going to use it – neither Al nor I could get it up. There seems to be all sorts of little attachments for the pump, but we couldn’t work out how to use them. I now have this flat bit of plastic on my lounge room floor with the pump and nozzles next to it and I am no closer to being able to use it than I was on Monday when I bought it. We even went to the servo to use the air pump there but that didn’t’ work. Then we ran out of time – starting work at 8pm makes the evening really short so we landed up having some frozen dinners as I only got home from work at about 6.15 and by the time we have fiddled around with the ball and I had sorted out some financial stuff that just couldn’t wait, I didn’t have much time for anything else – all I can say is thank goodness for frozen meals otherwise it would have been take-aways and I would have blown my points. I also had some point free veggie soup which my parents had made and left in our fridge – it was lovely. I have brought some in for morning or afternoon tea as they left a huge tupper container.
Last night when I was shopping I saw these Fruit and Nut snacks by the dried fruit. There are 3 different combinations – the highest was 4.5 points per serve, then I think the next was 3 or 3.5 and the one which I landed up buying was 2 points per serve. They come in a box of 6 serves – I thought I would have to measure the serves out but they are individually wrapped so great to grab and bring to work or keep in your bag for emergencies. The serves aren’t terribly big and I am sure that there will be days when I look at the serve and say “No, don’t want to spend 2 points on that” but I did have a packed when I got home last night and it was delicious. The variety I got is cashew blend – a mix of cashew nuts (my absolute favourite nut), apple, apricot and sultanas.
We got some really sad news yesterday – our friend Kim who has been battling leukemia since February last year, died yesterday. I haven’t been able to get hold of Andrea to see how she is – I think that she will have been heavily sedated. We don’t know too much about what happened as another friend of ours got a phone call to say that he had died as Andrea was supposed to be meeting her for lunch and obviously wasn’t going to get down to the Coast. He has been in Brisbane since it happened except for one or two weekends when he was able to come home – it has been a very exhausting time for his family and it is just so sad but I think that with all he has been through, his body just said enough is enough – he has had bone marrow transplant, quite a few heart attacks, so many operations – it really has been a very hard time for time. We will miss him so much and, as they are from England, I think that Andrea will return to her family there which means we will miss her also.

TFTD : One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks

7 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about losing your friend - big warm hugs. Take care xxx

10:50 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

So sorry about the loss of your friend.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

That's so sad about your friend. I hate cancer - it really sucks.
Grrr at your fitball thingy! How annoying! Wow you guys are amazing working two jobs - hats off to you!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

The fruit nut snack sounds so yummy! So sorry to hear about the los of your friend :( take ya fitball to a bike shop, they might b able to blow it up 4 u

8:04 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Ah, do you have a bike pump? If so, unscrew the attachment and screw in the fitball attachment. Did you get one? It should look like a little narrow cone. Or go up to the servo and pump it with the air gun.

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Kim. This is terrible news. I hope that the next week will not be too challenging for you and take care hon, remember to be good to yourself so you can handle the all the emotions that may come your way during this period. Big {{{HUGS}}}.

8:28 PM  
Blogger M said...

Linda. All my thoughts are with you and your friend Andrea. *HUG* Take care of yourself.

Re the fit ball. I took mine to Rebel Sports and asked them to blow it up. Just make sure that you have room in your car to get it home. I had to put mine on the front seat as I was driving a very little courtesy car at the time LOL. It was very funny as it is bright purple and very noticeable.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Paulene said...

Sorry to hear about the sad loss of your friend....as you say his body may have just had enough and at least now he is at peace.

P

3:23 PM  

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