Wednesday, June 26, 2019

One of those weekends

Yes, very social. After finishing work at 7 and dashing home, on Saturday night we dined across the road at Cafe Roscoe with our gay Fijian Indian friend and our straight female Hairdresser Friend.

R had prepared nibbles of mild blue cheese and pate at home as we had a pre dinner drink.

More wine was drunk over dinner by three of the four of us, our gay friend having to drive home.

Back home we got stuck into the Scotch while our gay friend had a cup of tea. Our gay friend got his phone Grindr going and what a hoot it was. I showed them my latest love, a Brazilian slightly dark guy with a big.........personality. We had a grand old time, rather like the old days.

In a none too subtle manner, I said to our Hairdresser Friend, there is a 3A tram in ten minutes, if you care to catch it home.

It was a good call as the evening had come to a closure point. Nevertheless, we had drank a lot and woke Sunday morning, me at 6.30 and R at 10.00 looking less that our usual gorgeous selves.

We have to function. Little Jo is on the stage at 1pm and we have an hour's journey to see her. We need food at the Scottish Takeaway Restaurant in North Geelong, and we wanted to buy flowers for Little Jo. We failed on that score. We ran out of time.

Little Jo's singing and American accent (rich American fashionista) were brilliant. She worked that out herself from YT clips and her drawly accent was a surprise to her theatre teachers. It was her final performance for that theatre group. There are new irons in the fire. We went to the nearby trendy cafe for coffee and cake and a chat afterwards and then walked back to our car and as we will be overseas when it is Little Jo's twelfth birthday, we gave her a present and card early. She was delighted with the Harry Potter Lego, god knows why.

We missed Oldest Niece's birthday lunch, but Mother managed to attend and I have seen grand photos on FB.

Sister's wife Bone Doctor's parents lead quite separate lives. I asked about D and Bone Doctor said she had received an email from her mother with a photo of she and her female travelling companion on a hotel balcony watching the gay pride march in Rome. How cool is that.

Most of this was written that night. After today's skin cancer surgery, I may be a bit thin in the world of blog for I am not sure how long. I type with all fingers and thumbs and struggle to type one fingered with my left hand.


26 comments:

  1. You had a skin cancer ? hopefully it heals quickly. My friend had one some years ago on both legs ! It's all gone. Little Jo becomes an "old" girl ! 12 !! time flys by !

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  2. Goodness you were busy.
    I hope your poor hand heals quickly and smoothly. If you are absent, you will be missed but we will keep the light on for you.

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  3. When I had enough at a drinks party , I would just sneak off and go to bed

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  4. Goodness Andrew! How extensive was your cancer? I hope also it was not Melanoma. I had Invasive Squamois Cell Carcinoma. But it's been 5 years with no reoccurance. Is this your first round of skin cancer?
    Do get well soon!

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    1. it was cancerous but ok now removed. ive had two skin cancers dealt with before.

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  5. Oh no. I will keep a good thought for your hand/arm and pretty much the rest of you as well. :) When you can type tell us more?

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  6. Australians have to be sooo careful of skin cancer, nod. Especially our fairer skinned citizens - my beloved included :( Be well.

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  7. Oooh, ouch! You could probably bash out a few words left handed, I manage with just one hand when the other is holding a sandwich.
    Little Jo appears to be quite an accomplished performer, even getting accents right. You tube comes in handy sometimes.

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  8. Gee wish I could go out on town with you guys, it sound like hoot.
    Coffee i son

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  9. Drag, Heal Up Soon.

    Cheers

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  10. Take care of yourself and get well quickly. We'll wait :)

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  11. It looks like they've taken your whole hand off.

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  12. You are all bandaged up Andrew. Hope you have no pain and it's not too sore. It's a wonder they didn't tell you to pull the sling along so your hand doesn't drop down as in the photo.
    Good on Little Jo..sounds a talented young lass.

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    1. IT HURTS IF IT SUPPORTS MY HAND TOO. IT IS HURTINH A BIT. SO MUCH I CANNOT DO

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    2. Understand - hoping today your hand and you are feeling improved.

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  13. Quite a performer your little niece. Best wishes for a speedy recovery with your skin cancer surgery Andrew.

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  14. Oh bless, I hope it heals and well.Wonderful news on niece, seems she was quite the hit. I loved the recounting of your evening out. Reminded me of so much, particularly the sly hints. I remember one time taking myself off to bed and ordering a specific breakfast from the leftover guests.

    XO
    WWW

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  15. At least R won't have to worry about getting a 'jab in the ribs' from you lol
    How are you managing in bed - propping it outside the blanket on a pillow for support?
    Hopefully it'll be healed before your o/seas trip.

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    1. yes, on pillow for sleeping. surgeon told me it will be ok by the time we go away.

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  16. Are you sure there is still a hand underneath all that bandaging?

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    1. fingers are attached to something

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  17. Oh my how much skin did they remove? I hope you heal quickly. Your Saturday night party description allowed me to picture your goings on. Nice to have a good time! But Sunday mornings come so hard after Saturday nights like that. I can't believe you got it together to go off for more.

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  18. Not sure I ever mentioned this to you, Andrew. The Plastic Surgeon who put my face back together was originally from Melbourne. Alas, he fell in love with a Massachusetts lass and moved Stateside.
    He was a remarkable surgeon and his repair work on me, and others made him quite famous. He was Chief Plastic Surgeon at Harvard Medical SChool. But best of all, he was simply the kindest and nicest doctor that I have ever met.
    I am grateful that I found him.
    He and his wife have now retired to Tampa, FL.

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  19. Don't answer this comment if it hurts too much. I just hope you're better.

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  20. The idea of Little Jo speaking with a drawly American accent made me smile wide Andrew, she's such a character isn't she. Hope by the time you read this your hand is feeling much better, extremities are hard, they somehow keep getting in the way 😉

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  21. I'm so sorry for your disability. I've had three shoulder surgeries, and after each, I couldn't use my arm at all for six weeks, and I couldn't lift anything heavier than a coffee cup for another six, my point being that I can to some extent relate. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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