If I don't plan a Sunday when I have the day off, we end up doing little, perhaps just going to the shops in town, Prahran or South Melbourne. I had not planned this Sunday. I was exhausted. As well as working each day, Thursday night we et a Thai meal out with friends, Friday night a Japanese meal out with our dyke friend and her new g/f and Saturday night, Indian out with other friends. I ordered household management to barbecue lamb loin chops for this evening's meal as I am rice starch overloaded, and delicious they were.
About noon Hippie/Chainsaw Niece rang. 'Care to go for lunch gay uncles'? We had not long finished our at home brunch of pancakes with sugar and lemon juice, and maple syrup. Nevertheless, we could not say no. Non Dreaded Newphew's contract for fire fighting with the DSE has finished and he is back living in Carlton garret with his Jewish girlfriend (damn, I keep forgetting to tell Mother that her grandson's partner is Jewish. I want to see how she reacts) Hippie Niece had been with them last night at a band venue and stayed the night with them.
Hippie Niece went off and bought a Myki and arrived at the Highrise by tram from Carlton. After a chat we decided to have a late lunch in St Kilda. We caught a tram to St Kilda and had a lovely lunch at 95 Espresso. I've been there a few times and I really like it. While they look like illuminated bongs at the shop front, they are some sort of coffee making machines.
Hippie Niece and her Islander partner have moved back to the family home with Tradie Brother, her dad. It is working well, except reading between the lines, things are not so good between Hippie Niece and her Islander partner. I wanted to tell her that I could see that from from the beginning, that they were not compatible or complimentary. He is too contained and she is too much of a free spirit. That combo can work, but in their case, I doubt it. I say nuffin'.
Among the gibberish she speaks, half of which I understand, she actually seems quite wise and sees a bigger picture at times. She passed her truck driving license theory last week and will hopefully pass her practical test next week. She maintains public parks and gardens and loves her job. She really is such a charming young lass and we love her dearly. We stuck her on a 3A tram to Caulfield Station to get a train home.
In other family news, Mother now knows R is only working three days a week and called him to ask if he would take her to get some medical test results as she is afraid of what the results might bring. Btw, I need to go to the bank and do you think we could have lunch beforehand? What will also be added, a visit to Chemist Warehouse and a visit to another chemist to get her blood pressure checked and a quick call in to the supermarket. Poor R!
Sister will be in hospital for surgery when it is Bone Doctor's birthday, so Sister bought her an early present, dinner on the tram car restaurant. We shall look after Little Jo on Tuesday night and they will stay the night here.
Manny from Malaysia has sent his staff home after their Australian holiday/work trip for the coffee expo. He took them to a winery near Nagambie and another in the Yarra Valley, as well as doing the coffee expo thing at the Showgrounds. He has asked us to join him for dinner at some restaurant at Crown Casino on Wednesday night.
Sis in Law called to say how much she enjoyed her holiday for her 50ith in Fiji. Her new pup is going well and we simply must go back to Walhalla to dine at the restaurant that her gay mates who owned the house where we stayed have just opened.
Come back for coffee? was the question last night. I refused and thankfully R supported me. I was so so tired. On the way home, he said you look pale, drawn and tired. I feel much better today. One would like to pace oneself, but things happen at times that aren't of you choosing.
I am sure there will be plenty of boring and lonely years in the future.