Home coughing but keeping occupied :)

I have a nasty cough which has kept me home today – again!! I am feeling very phlegmy and I blame someone….no idea who, but someone did this to me!!

I went out this morning and bought some more cough Medicine and now I am just chilling out and trying to drink water ( hubby is likely to get cross with me if I haven’t drunk at least 2 liters today) grumble grumble grumble 🙂

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Uni assignment help requested :D

If you are willing and able – please drop past my website for my uni assignment and tell me what you think I need to fix etc.

It is a work in progress and I am aware I need to add more photographers that I enjoy to the links page.

I am also aware the welcome page has some spacing issues and looks odd.

Let me know about anything else.

To give you a run down, I am supposed to create a web presence with a theme – I am going with amatuer photographer.  I have to have three connections to the site which then connect back.  I am going to be getting rid of my facebook account but have not done that as yet.

Anyway thank you for your help 😀

edited to add….

helps if I add thelink…right???

http://web.me.com/melanie.bryson/Brytedragons_Lair/Welcome.html

Oh my god the pain

I was woken up last night at about 2am thinking some form of alien creature was about to burst forth from my stomach – ala aliens 1979 🙂

I was in so much pain – I have only felt that once before – about a month ago, but seriously I felt like I was dying or something was being torn apart on the inside.

Hubby says he regularly suffers from the kind of pain and I feel awful for him that there is nothing I can do.  Last time I had this pain he advised to just gently and slowly rub my tummy,  Sounds reasonable – and does work – but when you have so much pain it is so hard to think about doing that.

Anyway, after about 40 minutes of rubbing my tummy, the pain started to move from the top of my torso down, and somewhere during that time I took two panadeine forte and hoped like hell it would hit me soon.  I remember the exact moment it started to work as the pain disappeared almost suddenly and my brain started to melt out my ears.  The room started spinning and my hands went fuzzy.

I fell asleep about 15 minutes later attempting to play angry birds to keep my mind distracted from the pain (failing at the distraction but trying anyway).

I woke up at about 7.30am to SMS my dad that I couldn’t come to work and then fell asleep again until 11 am.  I have slight pain now and I a cough that has been developing over the last 3 days seems to be getting worse.

I do believe I am coming down with something although managing to perhaps keep it at bay.

I am exhausted, sore and really grumpy.  I don’t want to be getting sick and I never want to feel that pain again!

gah

Running late again this week. I am going to ask my boss to just put this down as a bad one. I have not been sleeping well since being back from Sydney and I am not handling that very well.

We did buy a new bed, just waiting for that to arrive 🙂 10 years on the same futon mattress is just horrid! I hope it gets here soon – I can’t wait to experience a good nights sleep without pain whenever I move during the night!

On the work front – I am really worried about my dad. I really think he is just too old to be doing this kind of physical labour, but neither him or mum will listen to me about sorting out their financial problems by selling everything and paying what needs to be paid. I know it sounds horrible but when you keep adding to your debt instead of reducing it – at some point it screws with you.

I just don’t want to see my dad hurt himself or go to an early grave because money was more important to him and mum than his well being and life….

They just don’t get it though….

Hubby and I are now in a hugely wonderful financial position! Thanks to the refinance! I am actually going to start putting money into savings in a months time, we are paying off the bed before we can save 🙂

then next year we are going to Scotland even if I have to drug him to do it!! Hehe even just 3 weeks would be super awesome! That’s my plan anyway 🙂 he could just karate chop me I suppose, but he loves me and wants to see me happy in scotland 😀

Anyway my train stop is coming up, so time for me to stop waffling and get moving!

TGIF is my only thought right now!!

Too god damn emotional….

I don’t really remember when my temper started getting the better of me, i don’t remember always feeling the wrath boiling under the surface.  I know it happened some time in my teenage years but I am not sure when.

There was a lot that happened in my 18 – 20 years bracket and I wonder if that whole section of time just fills me with an anger that can’t be sated.  I explode at the drop of a hat and with no warning.  I don’t even have time enough to think about my reactions because by the time i realise I have exploded, I can’t do anything to stop it.

Hubby and I had a very good discussion about this the other night, hence my post to twitter that I am going to get it under control, and not two days later I have already failed and lost my temper 4 times today that I can easily remember.  I chided myself afterwards for getting angry, hence why I actually remember the four things.

Each time, I was angry because of other objects or creatures (human included) getting in the way and causing me extra hassle.  I don’t like extra hassle I have decided. I like things to work, straight away with no complications, I like people listening to me and doing what they are told, I like being in control at all times and I like knowing things will be exactly as I left them when I return.

I have to get this under control.

But now – I have to go and do a workout and perhaps get rid of some of that aggression 🙂  I have done 2 hours of uni work – and achieved very little (I have not done any more on my assignment due in 5 days), and now i just feel I need to move my fat arse off this chair!!!

Videos and pictures

Here are some pictures from the trip 🙂  I have placed them behind a cut and also, you can see heaps more images from Sydney on my deviantart account – Click Here for DeviantArt account

 

There are heaps more images on my site, I didn’t want to upload them all here and there and basically be duplicating.  So I am sorry for doubling up (I also have to upload to my uni assignments as well, so I may be here for hours yet!)

Also, here is one video from the state of origin, just to give you an idea of the atmosphere of the crowd 🙂

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Home again

I am home again.  Friday night was a bust, i spent the afternoon/night attached to my toilet bowl.  Although I am overweight, most people wouldn’t know that I don’t really eat all that much food, and especially not rich restaurant food, and I think after a week of that kind of food it caught up with me and made me rather sick.  I had to cancel plans which I am still unhappy about and the trip home was horrendous for all the toilet breaks I needed.

Anyway we finally made it here and my sister from another family, had kept the house in wonderful condition.  The animals were all happy to see us and hubby and I were happy to be home.  We had a quick catch up with Beth and then hubby dropped her home whilst i put the kettle on and made coffee.

It is so nice to be home again.  the puppies are every excited to have us home and keep coming requesting attention.  Ms Naarvi slept all over me on the couch and possessively – i might add 🙂

This morning, I had to get out of bed, even though I would have preferred a couple more hours of sleep.  The mattress we have is almost 10 years old, and I am pretty sure it should be thrown out.  It gives me unbelievable back pain in the mornings after sleep, so I couldn’t stand it anymore. So I am up!  I am going to install my camera onto the computer and put my harddrive back on and restore all my old documents and images, then I am going to upload some wonderful images I took over the weekend!

I am most likely also going to do some house wife stuff, like wash all the clothes from the trip and put stuff away obviously 🙂 maybe…if my back stops hurting soon 🙂

The long and the short of it is, I am so happy to be home and I am glad I have a chance now to catch up on emails, blogs, uni and photography 🙂

 

Sydney

Sydney. What can I say? 🙂 I think I really do love this town!

We stayed at a best mates place for the first couple of days as previously mentioned and we caught up with my other best mate and his boyfriend.

Spent a massive day walking around the CBD, looking at shops and eating then coffee etc, was very cool. I have missed them a lot 🙂

We had an awesome dinner cooked for us on Sunday night and I made tiramasu for desert. But the beef and guinness stew was delicious! We also met a really nice girl called sara and hubby was a little surprised at how similar me and get were 🙂

Also have managed to meet up with Carolyn and her partner, Tim and his partner, Trevor and Gabby (all on separate occasions) and somehow we are not yet insane! Partners I had never met before either!!!

I have spent a bucketload of time driving around Sydney to pick and drop off and meet up and to be quite honest I am fucking exhausted 🙂 I think Sydney drivers are nuts and just as unpredictable as Melbourne drivers, however – Sydney drivers STILL know how to merge onto freeways and that is awesome!!

Currently I am standing at the train station waiting to head into the city with and lunch with shannon as we are not going to see her again before we leave for Melbourne tomorrow! I am going to miss her immensely.

We have plans for this evening as well in which we will be catching up with even more friends and hopefully not having too late a night – we have to check out by 10 am!! Lol

Heading back to Melbourne tomorrow and I really don’t know how I feel about it, I really have enjoyed being back here and I have enjoyed catching up with everyone, but is that because it is a holiday? If, for example, we did move back here, would we fit into our friends lives anymore or would we barely see them? Would I find a job, would we be happy with renting again, etcetcetcetcetc
🙂

Train is here now, so I am going to sign off for thr moment! Have a great day everyone!

Rugby and the zoo :)

Three other awesome things I did whilst in Sydney.  We went to a Dragons match, on our first night there, which was so cool, to finally get to see them play live, they got their buts kicked – yes – however it was good to go as a pre-cursor to the insanity which would be the state of origin.

I have never been to theANZ stadium before, and omg it is massive.  Seeing it on TV just doesn’t really do it justice.  I was in awe.  Anyway, yobbos were everywhere and people were just a little over excited I think.  We were in the Blatchy Blues section – we were all given blue wigs and Tshirts for the occasion.  We happened to be in a particularly insane section of the crowd.

I have no idea why, but there was one QLD guy in the middle of it all, trying to start shit with all the NSW guys, so lets just say he copped it hard.  He would just keep egging them on.  In total I think there was about 5 punch ons 2 rows behind us and in the end, security had to get involved.  Apparently, he threw punches at the cops and they took him down in spectacular fashion and he was removed from the game.  Why you would waste a $60 ticket is beyond me!

Anyway, I was freaking out a little at that, but wonderful hubby didn’t leave my side unless there was other people there. We went with about 10 poeple from his work.  So I was safe the entire time.  Which was fabulous 🙂

Anyway we did eventually kick QLD’s arse, only taken 6 years.  The next game is in QLD in July and I am so very tempted to try and get tickets to that!!  LOL  The atmosphere was amazing!!  What I image the NRL grand final to be like actually, but better 😀 Both hubby and I had very sore throats due to all the yelling and cheering 🙂

I really wish Victoria was a rugby state like NSW, everywhere I went in NSW rugby was the topic and I was loving it. We can’t have everything right?

Anyway, the next day I went to the zoo with my new camera 😀  Stupid me, forgot how much the taronga zoo is based on Mt everest !  That entire zoo is on a mountain side and has more hills than you can poke a stick at, but I pushed through for my love of the animals.  The rain disappeared when I got to the zoo, and then started up again about an hour later.  It came and went, but was ok, there was plenty of places to stop for shelter and let it rain itself out.

I had so much fun at the zoo, I honestly think wet weather is the time to go.  All the animals are out and about and actually doing things.  i got some simply wonderful shots because the animals were fairly active.  It was also one of those days with few people (if any) at the enclosures, so I basically could just enjoy the animals in peace.  So many times throughout the day, the animals would look straight at me as well.  Maybe my bright red top was eye catching for them.  I was loving it.

I cornered by a peacock at one point, he looked ready to take a bite out of my jumper or camera bag (which is also red).  He would not let me move for about 10 minutes, it was awesome being so close, seriously he was basically touching me.

I walked all the way down to the bottom, and then caught the skylift back up, which was so nauseating!!  but I enjoyed it!  I thought I was going to vomit about 1 minute into the ride back to the top…it was swinging wildly and moving upwards…eeep feeling sick again typing about it 🙂  But sometimes you just have to deal with it because I was ok once I was in the air and it was so much fun!

Anyway plenty of photos to follow of that 😀

 

Driving to Sydney!!!!!

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We have arrived in the town I grew up in….SYDNEY!!!!! Yes I have missed you and I am so glad we finally arrived. Yass was he’ll on earth and caused us to lose just over an hour, mental note to self – stop at goulburn or the Tucker box next time….avoid yass!!!

We stuck the Tom Tom on and darth guided us to the wonderfully awesome kogarah footy field. We caught up with an old friend and her partner for dinner which was beautiful!! She looks so happy and vibrant. I am so very happy for her.

The game was awesome, freezing cold on the hill, but I enjoyed myself immensely. I scored a new jumper out of it, which I plan to wear everyday for the next three years! Bought hubby a rain coat as well which he has been wanting for a while. Dragons gear of course!!

Sadly the dragons ruined their 10 game winning streak and we lost the game. Thankfully hubby and I left the game midway through he last half as we did. Not want to get stuck amidst the traffic leaving the oval….gridlock after driving from Melbourne was not something we were willing to deal with.

We then headed to our friends place, she had offered her place even if she was not home for the weekend. I cannot express how grateful we were for the offer and we are going to have to find her a lovely gift as repayment.

Anyway she has a very nice place!! I want it 🙂 Hubby and I were staying in the kids room and basically lasted long enough to get the beds sorted before we crashed. Prety sure we didn’t even bring the suitcase inside. I just slept in my clothes I was that wrecked!!

All in all I am glad we made it. Photos will be incoming later, however I am typing these up on the iPad and I can’t get images from my phone to the iPad easily, so I will do one big post later with everything!