Smoky Haze

Bush fires too close to home, am safe as long as I avoid inhaling the smoke due to potential asthma attack.I am mindful of people who have lost loved ones and also their homes during this current state of emergency. I offer prayers πŸ™πŸΌand support to those in need.The sky is shrouded with a thick smoky haze here in Brisbane.Numerous fires burning in Australia. I read an article yesterday that indicated that the smoke in the sky has traveled from Australia over to New Zealand.We are praying πŸ™πŸΌfor rain and lots of it.

Being Creative

Today I needed to learn to paint with arcylics on canvas. I thought the best way would be to practice on smaller boards first and then when I feel confident I can progress to the 11″ x 14″ that I plan to use to paint a dinosaur for my grandsons 5th birthday.

I am happy with my learning today.

My October Challenge

Who would think a retired 69-year-old woman sits in front of TV all day and does nothing. Think again, I have amazed myself with how busy I have been.

1st: Sightseeing on Brisbane City Buses. Since the first of October all seniors can ride free on the buses in the off-peak time during week and all weekend. They can also take trips on the ferry up and down the river but not in the weekend.

2nd: Day at home doing Art Work which is one of my passions.

3rd: Visited the local Post Office and couldn’t resist doughnuts and coffee.

4th: Day of Rest.

5th: Medical Check Up – 25 minute bus trip each way.

6th: Housework – well someone has to do it – there’s only me here.

7th: At home being creative with art stuff.

8th: Reading a fabulous book that I couldn’t put down – The Happiest Refugee – A memoir by ANH DO. A true story of his journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best-loved comedians, plus an awesome artist.

9th: Back to the Medical Centre for my yearly health planning review.

10th: A visit to the cinema – Senior’s morning Tea and Movie – The Farewell.

Oops I have messed up the calendar

11th: Dentist for some believe it or not painless treatment. Had to get enamel replaced on some top teeth.

12th: Day out home . Baking – Cinnamon Pinwheels with added slices of apple.

13th: Another day at home – Reading, watching TV, blogging and relaxing,

13th: – double up … Another Day of Rest. The 13th wasn’t even a Friday πŸ˜‚.

14th: Washing Day – the weather was good.

15th: A visit to see a Dietician which was recommended by the doctor because I am 12 kg overweight and have been diagnosed as being obese. OMG what a laugh you should have seen the dietician who looked about 40 kg overweight. I mustn’t criticise because I don’t know her story.

16th: Shopping for healthy food, so much fun.

17th: Review at the Eye Clinic. It was one month since my first Cataract Surgery. …good result….waiting now for the left eye to be done.

18th: Can’t Remember . Maybe I was recovering from the day before πŸ™‚

19th: Memories of my Mum – I made a batch of Shortbread .

20th: Art sketching and WordPress blogging.

21st: Couch Potato – TV

22nd: Pot Plant Gardening, removed a few weeds, rearranged them and gave them some nutrients and water. Happy Plants.

23rd: Back to the Dentist (Murder House), needed a numbing injection this time. All good for another 6 months.

24th: A visit to the Podiatrist for the necessary nail trim, buff and cream, plus general check .

25th: Doodling and probably eating and making coffee.

26th: Another bus trip and shopping

27th: Relaxing at home in the sun, we all need some Vitamin D

28th: Nothing

29th: Google research for art projects. It’s amazing how distracted you can get when using the internet.

30th: Ladies Day Out – Toasted Sandwich / Coffee/ Chit Chat with my best mate Joan. We usually do this every 6-8 weeks.

31st: Breakfast in Brisbane City. Then returned clothes that I wasnt happy with to the retail shop and got a refund.

Well folks that was a record of what I did in a month. I really don’t have the time to get bored with life. Below is the chart I made and messed up the dates. I don’t think I am developing senile dementia yet , maybe I wanted to be different, why not.

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