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Saturday, February 21, 2009


D is for Disorganised ...

and I am Definitely Disorganised - why else am I only just posting my D post (for ABC Wednesday) now, when I am already a few days late for E?! LOL

D is also for Disaster and Devastation ... and I am sure there are a few D posts that mention that, after the bushfires in Victoria (I saw one D/disaster post, about the bushfires, on a blog I found listed as one of the "blogs of note" when I logged in to blogger ... I thought that blog name sounded familiar - lol)
I live in Canberra, where we had some bad bushfires in 2003 ... so a lot of people here have been offering help and suggestions of what sort of help will be needed and when, because they know from having been there themselves ... this time the fires were not near here though ... but the sky has been very hazy, and the sunsets have been very orange and smokey looking, for the last few days (yes - there are still fires burning down there in Victoria ... and floods in Queensland and Bourke (in Northern NSW) ... so D is also for Deluge (but hopefully not for anyone Drowning in it) ... we sure have had some weird weather lately - record high temperatures in one part of Australia and record rainfall in another ... a years worth of rain all in one day - right in the middle of a Drought ...

Anyway ... enough of all that ... except to mention that D is also for Donate/Donations ... there are Bushfire appeals and flood appeals to donate money and/or stuff to ... both for the people affected, and for the animals/wildlife/etc ... but I don't think I need to try and list them all here because those who want to Donate have probably already Done that, or Doing that ... or at least have the info from all the media coverage/etc ...

so ... time to Delve into the other D things I was going to post about (but kind of ran out of spare Days in the week to get around to actually Doing it)

D is for:

Dunlop ... is the suburb I live in ... I think it is probably named after Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop but I could be wrong ... if you want to have a look at my suburb - do a search for Dunlop, ACT, Australia ... or somesuch ... there is probably lots of stuff about it on the www ... and on Google Earth as well (I was just looking at our house on there a little while ago - lol) ... or you might find it by using location tags on one of those photo websites that has those.

D is also for Dog ... and Diesel - the name of our dog - lol

way back in the "Dim Dark past" (well ... about 16 years ago anyway) we used to have a Dog called Digger ... but I Don't have any Digital photos of him ... and I Don't think I could even find the right album of "real" photos that might have one of him in it, even if I Decided I wanted to Dig around in them and Do that at this hour of night ... I also grew up (for the first 8 years of my life) with a dog called Dobie ... even shared a bone with him once, according to my Mum - lol - I think she said I was about 2, and she looked out the kitchen window and there were the dog and I, out in the back yard, taking turns at having a chew on some Disgusting old bone ... and the dog was happily letting me take it from him and have my turn - LOL

I actually spent part of today helping out at a friend's Dog grooming salon - and spent most of the day there Drying dogs ... so Diesel was very interested in all the Doggy smells on my clothing/etc when I got home.

hmmm Diesel must have "heard" me type his name ... he just came in here and looked at me and wandered out again when nothing exciting was happening ... lol

Here is a (Dopey looking?) photo of Diesel:

That was in the back yard a few weeks ago ... and he is sitting on the Dirt ... but at least he is not Digging in it (although he Does Do that in one spot on the lawn sometimes ... I think he digs himself a cool spot to lie in, because where he digs is under a couple of bushes that hang over the lawn)

and ... the friend who owns the Dog grooming salon I was helping out at today just happens to have a puppy called Dawkins ... he also has another dog too and one or both of them often go to work with him and spend the day lying around in the salon ... I was helping out there one other day recently ... I think it may have been the same day as the bushfires in Victoria ... no (just checked date of photo) it was a week or so earler - but it was stinking hot that day too ... and I took a few photos of Dawkins Doing what Dawkins Does ... lying around looking Dopey - lol

he also doesn't seem to care where he lies and what he lies in ... yes he is somewhere in amongst this pile of hair that tends to collect under the table they use to brush and/or clip the dogs.

I guess some people would say that looks Disgusting? ... but Dawkins Didn't think so - he was quite comfortable thank you very much ... lol

btw ... as with the cat photos - there are more Dog photos on this other blog of mine (the one where I sometimes post a whole pile of dog and cat photos, but usually don't get around to posting anything to very often at all)

D is also for Dubai ... which is one of the United Arab Emirates ... there are lots of other countries and cites in the world that start with D ... but Dubai is one that, unless something Disasterous happens, I will actually be visiting in just over 4 weeks time! (I am taking some long service leave and going on a holiday, to Dubai and a couple of other places, with my Mum ... because Mum and I both have the travel bug ... but Dad and my DH (Dear Husband) don't ... so they can stay home and "mind the fort" while we go and see the world ... or a little bit of it anyway ... )

D is also for "Dingly Danglies" ... something else I like and DH Doesn't ... especially if they have bells or smells ... he even thinks ear rings are a waste of time/money ... and absolutely hates tinkly jingly stuff hanging from key rings or from anything he has to touch/use ...

and I know I have already mentioned that D is for Disorganised ... but ... in my usually Disorganised way of Doing things ... here is another (Disjointed - lol) bit on the subject (one that I actually got organised enough to paste in here back before it was time to post my D post, when I was here typing my C post and also started jotting some "D" ideas Down and then saved it as a Draft)
While I was typing my C post (the Day after I should have been posting this D post!) I was also reading a couple of blogs that I like to visit ... and I left a coment on a recent post on this blog

Her post was all about how she had been tidying up/organising her sewing room ... and this is part of the (rather long) comment I left on the post ... or I thought I left it there - it doesn't seem to be there so it probably didn't actually work (or maybe it was "moderated" off there because it was too long - lol - either way, it is probably better in here rather than taking up space in someone else's blog comments) anyway ... this is the bit that I did type in there and then copied and pasted here before I hit the button to (not?) add the comment:

btw - wanna come and sort my sewing room when you are done there? LOL

(I have been "in the middle of" sorting it out for a year or 3 ... or 5 ... now ... sigh ... am also currently moving a pile of boxes of fabric and boxes of other sewing/crafty bits/junk/stuff/whatever from under the pergola into the garage ... the original idea was to put them under the pergola for a few weeks until I sorted out the sewing room, then I could sort out/tidy up there as well, while I was at it ... but that kind of didn't happen anywhere near as fast as it was originally meant to and is still not going to happen that fast now (something to do with me always having some other stuff I want/need to sew and doing that instead, and the fact that I am going overseas for a month in about 5 weeks time ...) so now the boxes of fabric/craft stuff are going in a pile in the garage (where I might actually be able to sort some out during this winter) and the boxes of really weird crud are going to get sorted out (at least into 2 piles - "get rid of now" and "sort out later" - lol) and then the pergola might actually sort of look like a pergola and not a junk shed with the walls missing ... sigh - I really DO need a house with a granny flat or somesuch - so I can have a decent "studio" or something, rather than a sewing room that is actually an end of an open space that has windows on 2 sides, one wall, and open to the living area on the other side ...)

btw ... part of the reason I didn't get around to posting this post any sooner was because for the few evenings in the last week or 2 that I wasn't busy doing other things and might have spent catching up here, I just chekced/answered e-mail and then left my blogging until "later" because I was busy sorting out the pergola ... which is now a lot tidier and actually looks like a pergola again ...

... talking about the pergola ... I also usually hang the washing out under there (has a roof over it so it means I don't have to worry if it rains before I bring the washing in off the line - quite handy when everyone goes out to work or school or something and I often do the washing and hang it out in the evening and then take it off the line when I get home from work/etc the next afternoon/evening) ... and I have a load of washing to hang out now ... and it is now after Midnight and I have to get up fairly early in the morning.

oh ... just remembered one more thing b4 I go ... D is also for Doesn't work ... which on some peoples computers that will apply to that upside down thingy I had in my C post ... I thought it would work on most computers, but after looking at my blog on the one I was using at work the other day - maybe not - because it didn't work on that one ... it just came out as a jumbled mess - LOL

lol - ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹnoʎ uo ʞɹoʍ sǝop ʇı puɐ ˙˙˙ dn ʎɐʍ ɹǝɥʇo ǝɥʇ ʇı ʇnd puɐ ɹoʇıuoɯ ɹnoʎ dn pǝʞɔıd ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ɹo pɐǝɥ ɹnoʎ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs ǝɹɐ noʎ ɹo uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıpɐǝɹ ʇɐ ʞo/pooƃ ǝɹɐ noʎ ˙˙˙ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı

... if you can't read the above paragraph ... then I guess it doesn't work on your computer - sorry ... lol

(-: ʇuoɟ sıɥʇ uı sʞɹoʍ ʇı ɟı ǝǝs puɐ 'uıɐƃɐ ʞɹoʍ ʇɐ ƃolq ʎɯ ʇɐ ʞool oʇ ɹǝqɯǝɯǝɹ sı op oʇ ǝʌɐɥ ı llɐ ʍou)
¿ʇuoɟ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ uı ʞo ʞɹoʍ ʇɥƃıɯ ʇı ʇnq


  1. your comment's there! I even answered it ;) I thought I was going nuts there for a moment though, because I couldn't find it but was SURE I'd responded ... turned out it was attached to the post about the necklace, not the workroom.

  2. oops ... so it is ... I had forgotten it was on that post ... probably because I only copied half the comment into the draft blog post ... and because that bit was about the sewing room/etc I forgot that the other half of the comment had been about something else, so I never thought to look for it on that post - LOL
    ... I DID say I was Disorganised - LOL
    actually - if I had not copied half of that comment into a draft blog post I probably would have forgotten about even going there and saying it ... which is also why I tend to forget to go and see if anyone answers my comments - lol
    hmmmmm ... am I forgetting stuff because I am getting older/going nuts/etc? or just because there is now so much stuff crammed into my poor little brain that sometimes some things just overflow and fall out?
    ... or was I always this scatty?
    (probably that last one is right ... that or "D: All of the above" LOL)


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