Diary for a Day - the Winter Solstice in Geelong.
THE TRIVIA OF DAILY LIFE
12.15 a.m. listen to the quiz on ABC radio
774. Panadol pills taken at
10 p.m. not working.
Get up and fix a hot water bottle and apply Deep
Heat. Turn on lounge room heater (where
clothes are drying anyway) and warm up
4 a.m. Awake again and on internet to read Fiji media
news, Age and Addie. Make cup of tea.
6 a.m. Listen to the radio FM 3MP Classical.
7.30 Sun is at last coming up – today is Winter
Solstice. Feed guinea pigs with Dutch carrots and celery.
8. Make porridge from muesli and say gooday to
9. Look up candidates for Corio, etc. check out
a few parties not known. Justice for
Animals looks okay and of course Greens.
10. A friend brings
a gift of vegetables and fruit. We are very grateful.
10 30 a.m. Go to early voting in Yarra Street and take walking stick. Only six in the queue. Peceli’s name not listed so someone has told
him about his passing. Senate ballot
paper is huge – as wide as a car. Walk
to Dimmeys and buy black tights and seven Rio in brilliant colours. On the way back Andrew puts recycle bin back
at church. The sun is shining, the sea is silver and the Youyangs float in a
Make hot milk coffee the way my mother used to make it, with toast.
As it’s a bit sunny, put guinea pigs onto front lawn
to eat grass blade by blade on the edges where the lawn-mover didn’t reach –
for twenty minutes but it gets cold.
They are still hungry so give them the seed stuff from the Pet Shop.
They nibble on the lot.
1 p.m. Watch old movie on Gem – comedy but rather ordinary,
not like the brilliant ‘Passage to India’ that I watched at the weekend.
1. 30 Make lunch for Andrew and me with baked beans, peppers, onions, and
2 p.m. Check email and facebook again and delete several files on stick, write some
comments, and post old story found on
stick. The Divided House. Cannot find the image of Rick Amor's painting.
Bring guinea pigs inside in a box, to be near the
heater, put Vitamin E skin lotion of Darryn’s itchy back.
4 p.m. Two grandsons call in for their laptop and
mail. They’d been to an orientation at a factory to start work tomorrow.
5 p.m. Take
flowers to cemetery, tidy Peceli’s grave
and say a prayer. It is freezing cold –
from the Antarctic it seems. It is
Peceli’s official (birth certificate) birthday though we’ve celebrated it in July for 49 years. So next month we’ll
have some kava on July 21.
5.15 to 6 p.m. Watch ‘Murder she wrote’ on TV, and then
news. Exercises for ankles
and knees from rocking chair.
6 p.m. Bones aching so take Panadol pills.
7 p.m. Andrew prepares dinner for three with ribbons
of pasta and mince steak.cooked with spinach, ginger, onions, and chillie
8 p.m. Tuck guinea pigs in for the night by covering puppy pen with blankets.
Watch the countdown 20 to 1 on Australian movie actors.
Watch Britain's got talent.
10 p.m. Wash the dishes and tidy the kitchen, eat a mandarin, then to bed with radio tuned to 3MP Classical music.
Read from 'The Message' some pages from Proverbs.