Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Day Out.

I had a lovely day out today with daughter T and granddaughter J.   Saturday morning means soccer for J and I had recently sold a bag on Facebook and knowing I could be over in her area I said I'd deliver it.  It was a chance to watch the little kids kick a ball around and I thought we'd be able to have a picnic on the beach before doing the bag drop-off.  It didn't turn out that way though.   It was raining this morning when I was picked up, It rained while we were driving, it rained before the game...It wasn't so bad during the game but rained on and off throughout the afternoon so the beach picnic was called off.  It was a good game though.  It is strange watching these young kids play, some of them look tiny they are so young.  Maybe 5.  Maybe only 4.  Small anyway.  J is 6 so that age and under.
While waiting for the game to start I realise what an old grumpy bum I am...T is always on time, at the oval well before the game is due to start and I must say, I don't understand why she is the only one from her team that can manage that.  One family is late every week.  So get yourself a clock!   One week J's game started 20 minutes late.  You'd think by then that all her team-mates would be there right.  No, J's team borrows some kids from the other team to have even sides and they are 10 min into the game before the late players get there.  So if the game had of started on time they would have been 30 mins late.  And that is not a once-off.  Makes me cranky.   The kids are young so the halves go for only 20 min.   Why then do the parents let the kids come off during play for a drink.  Instead of sending them back on they hand them a can of cooldrink.  I reckon they should send the kids back on until half time, don't teach them it's OK to just walk off from the game.  If they need a drink then give them water but if they have a drink before the game started they wouldn't need one 10 mins in.  What kid wouldn't come off for a can of cooldrink.   Makes me cranky!  
Anyway, the game ends, it's raining again so the planned photos don't happen...We head to the car then to the shops.   I should not go shopping with this pair!    They want to spend money, buy stuff, sook when someone says no...Though T is getting better with that! haha T.   I spent too much money, bought too much crap food so ate too much crap food...And that makes me cranky.

We eventually head away from the shops and towards the meeting place.  That's near the water and there is a playground so a nice way to spend half an hour.

Just before the meeting time we see dolphins.  Four dolphins and half a dozen pelicans.  Looks like they are chasing fish and one of the dolphins comes in quite close and puts on a show for us so that was great.   We exchange the bag for some money, walk along the waters edge following the dolphins, back for a bit more of a play then home.  I found out that going high on a swing now makes me feel ill and going around on a swirly thing does the same...I enjoyed the day despite my crankiness and dizzinesss  so thanks T and J, 'twas nice.

And like I said in the title, it was *another* day out.  The other, first for the month, one being last Tuesday when I needed to go to Mandurah for a scan on my back.  It is still not better and I shouldn't have to take pills every day just so I can do stuff.   But forking out a few hundred dollars for a scan that after it was done they said wouldn't show them what they needed so I needed an x-ray as well, another $100...Makes me cranky  There better be something fixable found or...wait for it...I'll be cranky!

Before the day my sister rang and we arranged to meet in Mandurah for our monthly lunch with Mum so I was looking forward to that.  However Tuesday gets here and it's raining, forecast storms...Sister rings and we cancel Mandurah lunch and arrange it for next week in Bunbury.    I ask husband to come with me, he says no, he didn't want to.  Oh OK.  No lunch, scan then home.  But I wanted lunch out, no-one wanted lunch with me...I understood the sister cancelling, that just made good sense but husband!  I was cranky hurt  p'off bigtime.!  I had been looking forward to a nice day out with people I love and all I was going to get was a scan then home again, wow what fun that would be...HoHum, stupid thinking there.  I'm a big girl now surely I could have lunch by myself.  No, not lunch.  Coffee and cake at Cicerellos like I have been wanting to for close on 12 months.  BY MYSELF!!  So that's what I did.  After the scan I went to the shops for a look at rainbow stuff for granddaughters' birthday party that's coming up then drive down to Mandurah foreshore, parked then walked over to the water.  It was windy so I grabbed my beanie, not my jacket though, get to Cicerellos and it is busy, no empty tables inside.  A few outside so I order my c and c and sit down to wait, watch the sky darken and hope it doesn't rain.  I see some people come out so I go inside and sit at the table they have just vacated.   I can see the water and boats from there and it is much warmer than outside.  My beeper goes off and I go to the counter hoping no-one will pinch my seat while I am gone.  What do you do there, do you leave something so people know that seat is taken or just hope it is still there when you get back to it?   I get back to it and there is someone sitting there but only on 1 seat so mine was still empty as were 2 others as it was a table with 4 chairs...Had yummy cake and coffee that wasn't hot enough but it was nice sitting there and watching the people and looking out at the water.  I had called in to the information centre which is close to here so I would have something to read while I waited, you know, so I didn't look like a loser that had to eat by herself...and while looking through it I saw that it was only a short 12min walk over to the marina s decided to do that.  But it was going to rain.  I had to walk back to the car to get my raincoat and umbrella then back to here before I could start the walk over to the marina.  It did rain, a lot and my umbrella was blown inside out, my shoes got soaked as did my trousers...but I had fun and have decided to do it again one day when the weather is not quite so dismal.  I need to remember that I don't need other people before I do anything, I can do stuff by myself.   I need to get rid of the SookyLaLaness 'cause I'm a big girl now and that's what big girls do. 


  1. Ah, dolphins. Those are magical creatures I'd love to meet.

    Yeah - cranky phases - we all go through them. Guess it's all part of the yin and yang / good and bad / high's and low's of everyday living. Sorry to hear about your back - being a fellow sufferer, I feel for you.

  2. Should be able to see the video here.


  4. Thanks for that Tiff. Not as cool as real life but good to see again. And again. And again...

  5. I can understand your righteous annoyance at people/parents who come late and make others dance to their late tune. They certainly aren't modeling good behavior for their children. Plus, children know what parents value. So, the parents show by their lateness that they do not value their child, the team, or others.

    Does your husband often go with you and your mother and sister to lunch? Since he said he did not want to go, I would have immediately made a date with him.

    Ha, I don't blame you for having a treat when no one wanted to eat lunch. Good for you.

    I think it would be harder on me doing things alone if I had a husband who would not go. The reason exbf broke up with me was because he did not want to go to my class reunion. Yet, he stays to help me. But, he has not obligation to be part of a couple....???

  6. Linda, men are strange. Husband didn't want to spend the day out with me, by ourselves. He'd rather stay home and it make me cranky.

    My thoughts are the same as yours on those parents. They aren't teaching the kids anything good but it doesn't seem there are many that agree with, thankyou.