What to Do on Your Day Off

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I’m back to work now and catching up with comments, posts, and awards, so pardon me if I get spammy today. I have to tell you something important first though, that you might not have known. On a blue misty moon, nestling in the blessed shadow of the great planet Pish, which itself is bathed in the gentle light of Alnitak, that is considered by locals to be the most beautiful jewel in that legendary belt that shines so brightly from within all the other stars of Orion, a species of somewhat large and testy feathered fish – also called Pish – hold dominion. They are the stern (but officially designated) timekeepers of the universe – bet you didn’t know that – and all who would disagree with what they say the o’clock is are doomed to meet with a sad, soggy, salmon scented end. They just haven’t noticed us yet, but when they do we’ll feel their wrath for being so ahead of ourselves. There right now it is Monday, and two weeks ago…. So there it is. According to the great fish in the sky, I’m not late at all. No? Ok then – I’m late. I will catch up with everything though, and hopefully be up to speed quickly, but I’m still sorry, and thank you for being patient with me.

I’ve been a bit wary of saying that I’m better this past week, because the last couple of times I thought this was so, some new strange and not exciting symptom kept appearing, and you just look like an idiot popping up and disappearing again every few days. But now I’m pretty sure that I am. A couple of days away from my computer hasn’t been as awful as I thought it would be, although I’m not keen on leaving it again anytime soon – I’ve had enough distractions to last me at least a year.

What I did on my proper day off. I messed around the garden for a couple of hours.

Gerbera

Closely followed around and about by this nosy Hadeda. Odd guy – kept peering at me like I was really interesting.

Hadeda

I had to venture forth to the land of shops, which for me is normally a zoomy thing, heading out at eight am and usually back home by nine thirty. Seeing as how I had a couple of sickie days I decided to slow down and focus a bit on things. I took furtive pics of strangers all over the place. Apparently you’re allowed to take photies of anyone you like unless they’re in a place where they should be assured privacy. I reckon quite a few of them thought I was nuts, but that’s alright.

Town

I found the most amazing second hand shop, and spent ages lurking around old books and things, and also taking photies of old typewriters and stuff. The shop owner was lovely, and allowed this. He was actually really nice, probably correctly assuming that I don’t get out much.

Cool Old Shop
Old Typewriter
Old Sewing Machine

Then I got home to find Jelly missing his entire tail.

Jelly No Tail

It’s a mystery. Button still has his tail, so I’m guessing that it wasn’t a weaver barnie.

Button Tail

Jelly’s fine though – it will grow back, and right now he’s not too unhappy with his temporary cute ducktail bum. I’ve had more than enough of the great outdoors, so back to scribbling for me.

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22 thoughts on “What to Do on Your Day Off

    mihrank said:
    June 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

    very impressive and valuable post. I am looking to the best word in dictionary to compliment you!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you my lovely Mihran. I reckon the best word for me in the dictionary would have to be LATE though – always late. 😀

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        mihrank said:
        June 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

        Jo – I am touched – I want to share this clip where I dedicate a special music to my family!!

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 29, 2014 at 6:25 am

          Thank you, thank you dear Mihran! I’m blown away that a musician of your stature and talent is my friend – so, so, so beautiful!

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            mihrank said:
            June 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

            Even Shakespeare unable to find the words to compliment you and thank you!!

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              June 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

              Thanks to you my wonderful friend – you truly have a soul of gold! 🙂 X

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    June 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Something about a salmon scented end makes me shiver. Probably because I don’t like salmon.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      I don’t like it either! You’re the first person I’ve come across who feels the same way – I especially don’t like it cooked. Blurgh – a nasty way for either of us to depart. 😀

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        June 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

        Definitely. Never figured out how humanity reached the conclusion of eating something that smells as bad alive as it does dead.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 29, 2014 at 6:26 am

          LOLOLOL! We are really a strange bunch – there’s not much around that someone somewhere isn’t munching away on. Like those thousand year old egg things. Yech!

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            Charles Yallowitz said:
            June 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm

            Thousand year old egg things? Not sure I know about that. I am thinking about mushrooms and those who were the ones that discovered which were poisonous and which were edible. You would think all mushrooms would be avoided once a person dropped dead of one.

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    Cynthia Reyes said:
    June 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    My best to Jelly. Strange tale of a missing tale, though. and I love second-hand shops. One never knows what one will find.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 6:06 am

      Thanks Cynthia – Jelly’s new tail is making him itch and bounce around more than usual, but he’s not upset at all about it. Funny little fellow. That little shop is wonderful – I’m definitely going to pop in often. There are all old interesting things piled up all over the place, so I’m positive I’ll find more gems. 🙂

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    ihidemychocolate said:
    June 25, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I love Jelly! And am so glad you are back and feeling better!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Thanks Sally! Jelly is such a lovely little guy, although he’s the only one who ever yanks tails, and still going for it even though someone’s given his an epic yank. HUGS 🙂 XXXX

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    Sherri said:
    June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    How on earth did Jelly lose his tail? Glad he’s okay though, and both birds so beautiful 🙂 I”m so much like you with shopping Jo, can’t wait to be finished with it and back home again! I feel old though…I learnt to touch type on a typewriter like this one and my mum had a Singer sewing machine, which I learnt to sew with, just like this one too! Now they are antiques! Haha…what does that say about me then? Glad you really are feeling better my lovely Jo and don’t worry about us. We are just glad to have you back. Love & Hugs to you (oh, and beautiful flower shot!) 😀 😎 ❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 5:58 am

      LOL! I also learned to type on an old typewriter, but no need to feel old when you are as gorgeous as you lovely Sherri. 🙂 I think that Jelly finally had revenge taken out on him – just not sure who did it – all the other birds looked like butter wouldn’t melt when I got home. Thank you for liking my flower shot! Coming from you that’s a massive compliment. Love and HUGS! ❤ XXXXX

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        Sherri said:
        June 30, 2014 at 7:55 am

        Butter wouldn’t melt…haha…naughty birds 😉
        You are an angel….love, hugs and more hugs……. ❤ xxxxxx

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

          They’re little feathery angels too no matter what they get up to – just like you my lovely Sherri! HUGS and LOVE ❤ XXXXX 😀

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            Sherri said:
            June 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

            Ahhhh….bless you dear Jo ❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ❤

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