Thursday, July 31, 2008

Go Ahead... look the part!

I haven't done anything on the blog this week because I have been sick. Nothing too serious just quite nasty, and hopefully, short-lived.
It did give me the perfect opportunity to look the part. (What is she talking about? I hear you ask.)
We Aussies are experiencing the chilly days of winter 'down under'. Here in Queensland where the promotional tourist banners brag 'beautiful one day, perfect the next' we get... hmm let's see now... maybe a couple of cold days hmmm let's be generous and say, we get a week. Well, we are having that now! LOL
My hubby is what we 'down under' would call a tuff Aussie male. That means, he will sit there in his Tshirt and shorts and deny that he is cold and tuff it out, macho like! Aahh but I can see his feet edging closer to the heater. Oh didn't I tell you that he makes sure the heater is on but 'tuffs it out' just the same!
That's right, I forgot I was talking about looking the part. Well, here it comes.
Sick, warm cuppa beside the bed, great book in hand, doona up around the ears, trackie dacks (that's what we call 'em anyway. The translation would be... the lower part of the track suit) Tshirt or maybe a sloppy joe (oh translated kinda like the long sleeved trackie top LOL) AND let's not forget the fluffy dressing gown and slippers (but not while in bed - well - most times anyway!!). But Queenslanders rarely even own slippers, we just wear socks with our thongs. OOPs translated that would be flip flops. Now I don't know what would look worse, fluffy bed socks with your thongs or ours!!! ROFL cough cough (holding crutch, don't ya hate it when ya have to do that?)
I forgot the best bit. Because there is a book in hand we can stay there all day (oh I mean in bed not with hand in crutch!! Come On) and call it research.
Until a food craving comes, then that would be time to get up and do some exercise - walk downstairs, boil kettle and make another cuppa, raid the fridge (but only briefly, too cold to linger), zap whatever is in your hand (from fridge - preferably leftover chicken/vegie soup) in microwave, trudge back upstairs, and settle in for more research!!!
My dog is so desperate for company he has taken to running away all day. AND he hates the cold so much he wraps himself in the tiny mat we wipe our feet on at the back door (I guess that's what you do with a mat anyway isn't it?) - when he's at the back door of course!
Well, back on subject, the looking-the-part bit, NO I AM NOT taking PHOTOs!!!
Regards Annie sniff sniff cough cough
PS Announcement - any reference to real life is purely fictional of course, and bears no resemblance to anyone/canine living or dead ROFL cough cough (hold the crutch)


Chicki said...

Girl, you're so crazy! I'm sending you an e-mail in a few minutes. Glad your healing.

Anonymous said...

Annie, I was starting to worry about you. But I can see for your writing you're fine (almost). Get well soon. --- And as for your hubby; isn't it Queensland where they say a jumper is something a boy puts on because his mother is cold. --- Eric

Chelle Sandell said...

I love hearing our cultural differences...but your humorous take on life makes for a giggle!

Monique DeVere said...

Oh, Annie, you're sooo funny. You made me laugh 'til I cried! If the best start to a day is laughter, then your post has started my day perfectly. Feel better soon.

Annie Doyle said...

Thanks everyone. Glad you got a giggle out of my misery etc!!!
It made me feel better laughing at 'our lot'!!
Regards Annie

Z(Aasiyah/Nolwynn) said...

Lol Annie.

Thanks for the laugh. Being South of the Equator too, I hear ya on the winter bit.

Hang in there, girl, and lol about the research.



Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Annie,
Hope you get better soon. Nothing worse than being sick. And like you, we are experiencing the cold of winter. Bring on summer any day.

Take care,