Well, since I can’t really swallow and my headache is still hanging around with a slight touch of fever, I though I’d take the time to update this blog which has been sorely neglected for a while.

Have you noticed my new banner? Well, it is the same one as in my Artfire store – trying to stay a bit more coordinated here.

Then…… where do I start? It has been a massive week (again).

Last Monday, I had a near miss and then got the work vehicle stuck shortly after that!

I was heading out to the main road to pick up documents from a colleague driving past and as I neared the turn off, I saw the very tip of a white car heading out literally from the scrub along the road. The whit tip beacme a white bonnet and it didn’t look like the driver was going to stop for me, I saw a little blue/green car coming behind me quite fast so i knew there was no way I could stop my vehicle so I blasted away with the horn. Thankfully the white car stopped just before I got to where it was sticking out and you can imagine my state of mind and the words I did not say but surely went through in my mind!!!!

Well, as I drove past the car, the driver didn’t even acknowledge me and just kind of ‘slid back’ into the scrub as I continued past…….. but luckily the little car behind me didn’t have to put up with slamming their brakes!

Feeling very rattled, I turned off and as I approached the designated meeting spot, I decided to park the vehicle facing the direction of the vehicle I was meeting…….and that’s when I got stuck!

I turned off a bit too close to the steep edge of the track and didn’t realise there were some sneaky ironstone rocks embedded in the ground (found out when Pat came to help me!) which stopped the vehicle from going forward. After a bit of vrrooooommmm, vrrooooommmm and not getting out, bits of loose gravel spinning under the car, I decided I needed help……… and thank goodness Pat (the graduate ranger) came to my rescue.

Stupid Rock!

The rocks you see around the car were easy and much smaller than the one which kept the car from moving forward! Luckily Pat had a shovel and good muscles! Thank you Pat!!!

Then I managed to get the “steering wheel boot” (learned a new car part!) replaced on Friday and when I went to pick up the car I was told there had been a ‘small accident’ and that in reversing the car off the ramp the tail lights had been smashed but the workshop would organise the replacement……. except that I didn’t realise that a bit more than the tail light was smashed!

Oh well……… the good thing I guess, is that no one got hurt and it is all fixable……… at some stage.

How many hours are there in a day and how many days in a week……. just got to do what I can do and be satisfied with that or my anxiety levels will go up again and I don’t want THAT to happen!

On the brighter side….. I have managed to make a few beads which I will put up for sale and proceeds will go to the Queensland Flood relief fund.

My head wasn’t up to dealing with the drill to clean them up over the weekend but I might start some today and see how far I get. Ears are a bit more clogged up today so that might help and I can try ear plugs. Can’t just sit here feeling sorry for myself and playing games, reading on the iPad…. I NEED to do something a bit more constructive…….. while waiting for daughter dearest to get back to me with the revised banner……

………and here is the bunch of them all to be cleaned and made into little phone charms, pendants, keyring charms……….

Hopefully I will manage to get a few done by Wednesday (Australia Day) and get the pics uploaded for people to pick and choose. There have been a few pledges already so that’s good.

Going to feed myself now before starting on the beads. 2 days on just soups is keeping me hungry but I can’t really swallow much else at this stage……

~~~ Bea ~~~