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Topic: The BB cafe

  1. blondguy
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    Hi Everyone! New Members are always welcome to post too!

    Hey Tim....thanks for the heads up on the system misbehaving with 'Mark this post with a hug'.....thats definitely a malfunction ;-)

    Geoff had an accident at home and nearly severed his finger(s)

    I hope everyone has been well

    Paul

  2. quirkywords
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    13 January 2020 in reply to blondguy

    hi everyone,

    anyone else in the 3am cant sleep club. My mind is racing. In past 13 days my life has changed so much and I am tired all day and cant sleep.

    am grateful for small things since I have lost so much. waves to all those awake.

    Quirky

  3. randomx
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    13 January 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hiya quirk

    What happened in 13 days if you don't mind me asking , no probs if ya do, , sorry if l missed it already .

    l know it can be turned inside out in a heartbeat.

    rx

  4. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    13 January 2020

    Hi everyone :)

    There's a nice sea breeze blowing in through the open cafe windows today, and I'm making smoothies. Let me know if you'd like one. I'm thinking banana berry sounds good <3

    Sorry to hear you've been having trouble sleeping quirk - it's the worst!

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  5. Hanna3
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Yes please Katy one of those smoothies for me too please - and I like the sea breeze!

    Need escape from trying to work out how to stretch my pension this fortnight when every single bill I can think of is coming in all at once. Am I the only one on a pension who plain runs out of money sometimes? Eeeek.

    Chill out time definitely needed!

  6. Hanna3
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    13 January 2020 in reply to quirkywords
    Quirky, did you lose your house? I know you sounded distressed in a previous post but I wasn't sure just how much you'd lost in the fires? Whatever it must be terribly stressful and sad.
  7. Jackson1994
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    Thanks Hanna. I did something very silly this morning.
    I forgot to set alarm for work but usually don’t stress because I wake up early enough or I get woken up.
    My partner must have gotten up early with the baby so i didn’t wake up to any noise, except the kookaburra outside our window.

    me lying in bed: isn’t it lovely to have a lie in on a Sunday and listen to the wildlife outside, ahh, go back to sleep for a little bit. It’s nice and peaceful this morning.
    *falls back asleep*
    Wakes back up: still going, that’s nice, but kind of annoying, I wonder what time it is. Oh well it’s Sunday.
    *15 minutes later* holy crap it’s Monday hahahaha

    I made it to work on time. Which is good.

  8. Hanna3
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Jackson1994

    When I started reading that Jackson I knew what was going to happen! Ha! I've done that in my time believe me.

    What was even worse was the day I got up, got dressed, drove to work - and then realised it was Saturday.

    Now that was seriously sad.

    Thanks for the laugh!

  9. Hanna3
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    Sitting here in the café - did anyone see the Army guys on the news tonight helping to feed the baby koalas rescued from the fires? All those big guys sitting there in their Army fatigues each with a little koala in their lap and trying to get milk down them with a syringe. Aw how nice was that!

    Popped into the local veterinary surgery today and there were a couple of women from WIRES with a young kangaroo (not a baby but still only a youngster) rescued from the fires near here with bad burns on both it's hind legs. They said it had been very sick but was improving greatly now. Looked like the skin was healing nicely. Aren't those people great looking after those animals - they had it tightly wrapped up in a doona, poor little guy but he was one of the lucky ones. So pleased to see he was getting better!

    Ok so I'm just having a nice cuppa, would like a chocolate brownie to go with it please.

  10. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    Kind of like when daylight savings ends and no-one knows where they're at. I remember rocking up to work an hour early while others were an hour late o_O Good for a laugh though!

    Love that nice story Hanna. There are definitely some positives to be found amongst all the blah. I'll join you for a cuppa and brownie - it sounds like the perfect dinner hahah

  11. Hanna3
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Oooh good Katy, Jackson, we can have a party together. Bring on the choc brownies please!

    Yes isn't it weird when daylight saving first starts and suddenly it's daylight when it should be dark.

    The soldiers feeding the baby koalas would make a great photograph Katy!

  12. Jackson1994
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    Yes Hanna, been there done that.

    Very quiet in our house tonight 2/3 in bed very early so it’s just me up watching the cricket (so boring by the way)


  13. eight
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    13 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    every time i think of daylight savings i cant stop my brain from playing that "my cousin oskaar from iceland" video. [angry icelandic voice, dog panting in the background] this is what i do every day after i... come home from work, i take my dog for a walk in this beautiful park here, can you see? no, you can't see, 'cause its too dark!

    i keep thinking of like, the burns and such and it leads me to this train of thought - you know how vaccines work, yeah? they inject weakened strains into you so your immune system fights it off so when you're exposed to the real thing your body knows what to do. and when i was just a little baby i got really severe burns that needed heavy surgery on my chest, used to have to put cream on it every night when i was six but now the scars are just little bumps on my sternum all these years later. so basically all im saying when the fires come to me ill be ready am i ri

    wish i could like coffee but i Don't take well to caffeine and even milked up cappuccinos r too much for me. also imagine drinking this ugly mug this post brought to you by the hot chocolate gang

  14. randomx
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    13 January 2020 in reply to eight

    l effg hat day light saving with a passion.

    l lived in qld for 13 yrs and man just letting time and nature and the seasons do what they do with daylight and not messing with it , just moving into it all in the normal manner nature intended, was just heaven .

    We came back to vic 12 yrs ago and both my daghter and m are still messed up every year going in going out. ln vic they actually chamge the clock on the Sinday might day before kids go back to school after holidays. Can you believe that. So they literally start back to school with their body clock and brain messed up.

    A lot of Europe has gone back to normal time and god l wish they;d do that here and just leave things be, just for once.

    rx

  15. Lady Nova
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    14 January 2020 in reply to Hanna3

    all the real people are doing so many wonderful jobs in the aftermath of the fires.
    I applied for the recovery payment on the 2nd and just sitting here wondering why I dont matter enough, after 12 days, to get an answer one way or the other. I am still going to have to clean up one way or the other, but it would be nice to know if I can afford some help with cleaning the solar panels or lump my fat arse up to the roof to do it myself. I have to admit I am not overly convinced I am best equipped for the scope and scale of all the cleaning, on top of caring for my family.

    a chopper just went over ... and the fear and anxiety just kicked into overdrive ... *sigh*

  16. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    14 January 2020

    Hi cafe goers :)

    Big hugs and love to anyone who needs it today, for whatever reason xo (extra squeeze for you Lady Nova, if you're into hugs).

    I'm popping in before yoga in the park, where I'm going to bend and stretch my body and mind into shape (well, you know, hopefully!). Should be pretty peaceful anyway. Will pop back in later to see what snackies and bevs are on the menu :)

    Katy

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  17. randomx
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    14 January 2020 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Scuse all the misprints in my last post just encase some poor soul tries reading it btw. l'm dyslexic and some times are worse than others.

    Hi lady nova , how you holding up . l can't believe the payment delay , only today l saw them saying how easy and fast it would be, 12 days eh, well so much for that.

    Hang in there

    rx

  18. Lady Nova
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    14 January 2020 in reply to randomx
    I ended up crying at someone on the phone today. I hate feeling weak like some vapourish stupid mere woman. I hate that I crumble and random people get to see in side. Oh well tomorrow is another day
  19. eight
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    14 January 2020

    had to call out of the zoo trip because my mum was too sick to go but todays the last day my cousin has with us before she goes home so we went over to have presents and cake... didnt eat much but it was nice seeing everyone again and roaring over tales of nz and such

    i asked her "ooh, which year are you going into for school, double digits" she's "year 5!" and i felt like melting down. time is slipping through my fingers like sand and the idea that someone as little as her is a year 5 makes me feel like some geezer. year 5 is the beginning of the end and my cousin is that old?

    hoping tomorrow is another day for your anxiety to be more manageable, lady nova (kickass username btw) seems like you've been in a horrible spot

  20. Lady Nova
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    15 January 2020 in reply to eight
    my baby starts year 11 on the 29th. Where did my life go to have such a stomping great big beautiful boy? I marvel at his resilience. He is a champion at mastering his own challenges. I just hope he isnt starting in on his own white whale, year 11 is a lot more adulty than year 10.
    "nova" was a name I picked way back in 2009 after I left my marriage. I joined a healthy living forum and was very eager to find a new me, the old me was too tired, sad and victimy. I also game ... a bit :P
  21. calmseeker
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    15 January 2020

    Morning café goers,

    I will be ordering something with a double shot of caffeine today. Insomnia has reared its ugly head again in my life. Was doing well regarding sleep but have now had 3 nights of shocking sleeplessness, it comes and goes, I am hoping it doesn't last for that long this time.

    Hope everyone is doing ok today. Sending you all calm vibes...

  22. Lady Nova
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    15 January 2020 in reply to calmseeker
    I am on my 2nd bucket of coffee now.

    Bottoms up!
  23. calmseeker
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    15 January 2020 in reply to Lady Nova

    Ha Lady Nova, that made me giggle...

    Barista - What would you like?

    Nova - Latte with extra shot.

    Barista - Would you like small, medium, or large?

    Lady Nova - I will have bucket size please.

    :)

  24. Lady Nova
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    15 January 2020 in reply to calmseeker
    more likely like this:
    Nova "a large latte please ... Do you have a cup I could drown in? yep that one and enough shots to make it semi lethal, no no sugar ... just a caffeinated lightning bolt of pure dark life essence, or your best equivalent"
  25. calmseeker
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    15 January 2020 in reply to Lady Nova
    Oh Lady Nova that's epic! Do you think you might overwhelm the Barista just a little?
  26. Lady Nova
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    15 January 2020 in reply to calmseeker
    I usually keep my caffeinated excess at home where the uninitiated cant point and laugh. I can control my substance abuse with a grinder and a plunger and a steady supply of beans.
    It is, however, not unknown for a barrister to give me long looks and an "ooohkaaaay?"
    Crazy thing? my partner takes his stronger. Apparently ex chefs have built up a tolerance ...
  27. Gambit87
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    15 January 2020

    I learnt my coffee guys name today...

    I think Ive been going there a little to much haha.

    im trying to limit my coffee intake - but its haaaaaaaaaaaard! coffee is so good.

  28. calmseeker
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    15 January 2020 in reply to Gambit87
    Agreed Gambit, its difficult to limit the coffee intake coz its so damn good! I could easily drink 6 cups a day but I try hard to keep it to 1 or 2 as I see a definite increase in anxiety symptoms with any more than that. I have tried to do the herbal tea thing but its just not the same !!!
  29. eight
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    15 January 2020 in reply to Lady Nova

    walk into the cafe and make my order like "barista-man, just give me something thatll murder me"

    mmph, i know nova about all the time gone... maybe im thinking too fast when its two years away but the thought of her going off to high school makes me want to turn to dust even when im only some years older than her.

    you know i never asked her much about school because i dont see her too much and i Know how boring/pressuring it is when people older than you ask abt school but i always wonder how primary's treated her... it was Hell for me kindergarten to sixth because i didnt know how to ever control myself or deal with my disabilities and i still have to catch up on my math delays i racked up back there, problem kid forever yknow. i know at least shes got lots of friends i hope its been well for her

    in other news recently finished all the four divine beasts in botw and i clearly forgot how gruelling vah naboris is. really leaves me indignant when i hear about the lengths the developers went into making the gerudo desert alllll geographically correct for a desert and then when it came to designing the race that lives there they just smashed together whatever stereotypes about brown women they thought was hot and went "looks good to me". i complain yeah but its so fun zooming around on sand seals or fighting moldugas but when it comes to the town its like if i have to hear one more crossdressing joke i Will keel

  30. Lady Nova
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    15 January 2020 in reply to eight
    Zelda has never been a vice of mine lol

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