It never rains but it pours….

Literally.
Well at least in some parts of Brisbane and surrounding areas if not in our own town.
Yesterday the first of this summer’s ‘good’ storms began with the sound of distant rumbles at about 1.30pm.
The Garden Gnome was out polishing up our pride and joy (Anna the Holden Kingswood) so that he could escort a young graduating couple to their High School Formal this afternoon. He came inside for something and I asked whether I was hearing thunder. He replied that he thought so and that it was awfully black out toward the border ranges so I looked up the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) site and sure enough there was a line of storms along the border however there was another storm cell that looked as if it might come in our direction.
A while later, the GG came inside and mentioned that there were some good lightning strikes to see.
I set up the camera and went outside. Bombed out on photos but man we were entertained by some amazing lightning. Continue reading

Reflections

Actually that pretty much sums up most of my posts. They are all reflections of a sort. This time I am reflecting on the past week (even though it is midweek).

ImageThis week has been interesting so far. I have been getting ‘pressure’ in my head. It comes and goes and is sort of like being able to feel the blood pulsing through. I also have background ringing in my ears. I decided that going to a chiropractor might help but the earliest appointment I could get was for Monday just gone. I went right after work. And he has scared me slightly by telling me that I needed to have x-rays and see my GP. He did some manipulative work on my neck and lower back (apparently I have an inflamed disc) that was excruciating but eased my lower back pain (for a couple of days anyway). After I left the chiro, I headed home to collect the Garden Gnome and the Tween so we could go visit the grandchildren as the middle child had turned 5 that day. A line of severe storms had just been through (apparently parts of SE Qld had 40,000 lightning strikes). This photo was taken from the window of our moving car. It is Flinders Peak. This peak is normally too low to have cloud cover so it was amazing to see this.

Miss Five was ecstatic to see us and squeals emanated from the house when our car pulled into the driveway. Her siblings were just as excited and there was hugs and kisses all round (apart from Master 3 who is too big for all that stuff apparently). We had a ‘birthday cupcake’ with her with the candles on it chosen by her. (She had also baked the cupcakes earlier in the day with her best friend). She showed off her pedicure with pale pink nail polish that Mum had given her earlier in the day and she twirled like a ballerina. It was fun. I can’t believe how much she has grown (both physically and maturity wise) in the past couple of months. And I was so proud of her. Her room was the cleanest of the three. Her sister shut the door to her room but it was too late – we’d already seen it. Her brother just doesn’t care 🙂

I have had my x-rays on my spine now. I can’t interpret them but I am going back to the chiro this afternoon to check them with him. I also need to have a blood test for my GP. I’d better do that before I go back to see her 😉 The pressure thing with my head still hasn’t eased and today my head is beginning to throb. That could be hormonal though. Have I ever told you all how much I LOVE being a woman sometimes? I feel like I just want to burst into tears and actually I have had comments on my blog that have made me do just that. lol I’m hoping it is the hormones……

Yesterday when I got home, this was the view from my driveway

ImageIsn’t it beautiful? What a wonderful sight. I’m so pleased that I carry a camera with me all the time.

So just now, my phone rang (it’s 7am) and I heard two random men talking in the background. This means that either my grandchildren have called and the phone is near the tv – although I don’t think that is it because they are always up for a chat and when I said ‘hello’ I would have got a response lol. One of the voices sounded like my brother, so I’m leaning toward him pressing a button on his phone by mistake. Got to love random phone calls 😀

In the past week I have had so many blessings. I have had wonderful email conversations with some awesome people. I’ve participated in the impro challenge over at my friend Don Charisma’s blog. And then yesterday the Tween modelled her new high school uniform for me. And I cried. She is growing up (albeit with some resistance). She told me she is not ready and she is scared. She looked fantastic. The uniform colours suit her and she is a great kid.

Ahhhh life, it certainly contains a mixture of blessings. And situations that provide blessings in unusual ways. 🙂

Have a blessed day my friends 🙂