03 August 2006

Can't Wait for Summer

It's cold! The day is fine but the wind is very chilly as it's coming from the west, straight from the Outback and across the Great Dividing Range to buffet us. This happens in August and around Ekka time. So we shiver for a couple of weeks and then, miraculously the winds cease, the weather is warmer and summer is just around the corner. Can't wait. Yes, humidity and all. Hopefully we will have a proper Wet this summer and the dams will fill up. According to some boffins on TV the other night, Queensland could be in for a 100 year drought! Can you believe it? One hundred years!! Too depressing for words...

On a brighter note, my brother and sister-in-law are coming to visit from New Zealand in a couple of weeks so it will be nice to see them. It's my s-i-l's 60th birthday and she wants to go whale watching. They will stay with our other brother up on the Sunshine Coast for a couple of nights, then go up to Fraser Island and whale watching for another couple of days, come back down to Mooloolaba, come and stay with me then fly off to Perth on the other side of Australia to see my s-i-l's daughter. They're going to be pretty busy.

Had a bit of minor excitement last evening. I was browning some chicken and onions for a casserole but didn't have the extractor fan on. Consequently, the heat set the fire alarm off. It's so piercing! I was running around frantically opening doors and windows and I turned the ceiling fans on to fast (in the process, freezing my butt off) until the alarm stopped. In a small area like my place, the noise is diabolical. But I always forget to put the extractor fan on when I am using the stove top and consequently the alarm goes off. One of these days, I will remember what it's there for!

Thought you might enjoy this list of medical terms and their twisted meanings:

Artery - Where paintings are displayed

Vein - Conceited

Barium - What doctors do with their mistakes (as in bury 'em)

Jugular - Someone who can keep several balls in the air at one time

Venous - The evening star

Cardiac - One who is addicted to greeting cards

Cardiology - The art of buying greeting cards

Ultrasound - High quality music

Tendinous - Having caring feelings

Clavicle - An old fashioned piano-type instrument

Bleb - Similar to a blob

Radiology - Knowledge of ghetto blasters

Infection - Having loving feelings

Urine - Opposite of you're out

Angina - Shortened form of Angelina

Coronary - A circular head-dress made of diamonds

Platelet - Very tiny side plates

Cell - To exchange goods for cash

Time for me to go.


Meow said...

hehehehe ... done that, with the extractor fan not on, and the smoke detectors screeching !!! Not nice !!
Scary thought ... 100 year drought. My parents just came back from 2 weeks at Hervey Bay, and said that it is much drier your way than it is down here in Victoria. We thought our catchments were low ... under 50%, but apparently yours are heaps less. Here's hoping for some decent rain soon, in both our states.
Take care, Meow

Nicole said...

Thats very clever of you.....lol
You won't be able to beat my buring the morrocan lamb yesterday though....there is practically a hole in my pan now! I fell asleep you see, and therefore failed in the simple task of checking the fluid levels in my casserole. Hmmmm, I was bummed for quite a few hours over that little error. How is Flossy's computer problem going.... give her the push along for me. Much love xox Nicole.

Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ We all forget the exhaust fan at times. The medical terms were good. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Glad you enjoy your visits.
I like what I see at your place too.
Have a nice visit with your family.
Take care, Merle.

Ky Boo Gal said...

I've never been whale watching...sounds fun...I found out I love dolphins...I could watch them all day!

Granny said...

Oops. I'd better go turn down the crock pot before I go to sleep for the night.

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

Join the Club! I"m ALWAYS setting my smoke detector off when I cook on the stove top! And I have to run around looking for a chair to stand on so I can grab it and yank the battery out of it, since nothing else works! Also, the very first time in the autumn that I turn the heater on, it sets the fire alarm off then, as well! We're going to be deaf as posts from the piercing shriek of the things! But the food sounds gooooood!!!

3catsmeow4me said...

I love these. Is it ok if I copy them from you? I start nursing school on Monday and they are right up my alley.