Log in

No account? Create an account
Danny Danger Oz [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Quick post [May. 8th, 2008|12:15 pm]
[Tags|, , ]
[mood |chipperchipper]

Yes, I've been quiet. Partially been doing stuff, but partially having way more trouble reading and writing - I'm really having to pick where I'm putting my time, energy and concentration - so LJ is way behind in priorities of other stuff.

Interestingly, the drop in ability to concentrate on reading and writing corresponds with the marked improvement in my balance and stamina since January. I still crashed and burned post Swancon, in fact I still haven't fully recovered, though that's mainly down to not having put aside enough time to rest, but I'm only really using the walking stick when I go out, just in case. And the fact that I was able to walk the hour and a quarter to Belconnen, check out the shopping centre, visit the pool and sign for swimming lessons, come home and still partially function is great. I'm still stuffed from it two days later, but I did half an hours work on the shed yesterday, and took mum for a walk, and today I'm taking her down the bank using PT. I'm struggling, but I'm getting things done.

So yes, while my issues with reading and writing are getting more extreme, balance and stamina, two things I'm really going to need with an infant in the house, are kicking in really well.

In other news, as mentioned above, I've signed up for adult swimming classes. Kept meaning to do this for ages, and with Lex on the way, the time is now. In later years I don't want the situation of my child being in trouble in the water and all I can do is stand there and wait for someone else to help them.

The Belwood is due to come back from the panel beater any day now. We've had it in getting all the bits and bobs that needed doing to get it Canberra-level roadworthy.

Sharon and I went to our first ante-natal class on Monday. It was good. Every woman there looked way more pregnant than Shaz, but then most were more preggers than she. Plus Sharon is tall, broad, and has huge breasts that really do a good job of hiding her belly. Cate, the woman taking the class is great.

My computer woes are down to a manageable level. Confirmed that the problems with my main PC was the video card, so have chucked an old one in, and will buy a new one soon-ish. Now that the main PC seems to be running, I can transfer all my data off the laptop, and replace Vista with either Ubuntu or XP, possibly both. The bastard might run better than a ferret in an evening gown then!

Oh I have been enjoying the word challenge game on Facebook, and I'm playing lots of Scrabulous. It might be worth mentioning here that Facebook is what i do when my mind is too far gone to do anything useful. That said, the two Playfish games, Who Has The Biggest Brain and Word Challenge, I have found useful brain retraining tools.

Between computer woes and using my energy on other stuff, I've done nothing with the business, but hope to get things up on eBay again soon-ish. I have lots of DVDs and some cool new DW toys to sell :)

[User Picture]From: rabbit1080
2008-05-08 02:59 am (UTC)
might run better than a ferret in an evening gown


glad to hear about the swimming lessons and ante-natal classes too. hope they all go well.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-05-08 03:12 am (UTC)
My previous description was "runs like a duck in leg-irons" but it was time to come up with a new one, glad you liked it.

Thank you. I have to say that cattle and sheep - it's all much easier when it comes to babies.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: fe2h2o
2008-05-08 03:36 am (UTC)
I'd also highly recommend looking into infant swimming classes—the sort where you swim with them. I was reasonably confident about myself in water, but have found them to be a great comfort (as well as _heaps_ of fun). They allow me to feel assured about handling a (wet! slippery!) child in water—and take the two kids swimming on my own. Both of ours started lessons about 5 months old, and are still doing them.

It won't help you 'rescue' them necessarily, but it will give you confidence that they might cope for a minute—which will give you more time.

And they're fun:-)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-05-08 04:30 am (UTC)
I had been thinking about the infant swimming classes, too :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-05-08 05:50 am (UTC)
Interesting that you're doing the ante-natal classes now - usually they don't start until about 32 weeks.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-05-08 07:50 am (UTC)
Pregnancies range in the class from 24-34 weeks.

You'd love Canberra hospital. Every option for giving birth from 'traditional', standing, water-birth, etc.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ghoath
2008-05-08 09:38 am (UTC)
seeing as you're not up on LJ stuff...
i had some sort of stroke starting monday. Been to hospital twice. Today's the first relatively normal day I've had.

I'm still finding out what sorts of things I'll be having trouble with. Kerr's been quizzing me on all sorts of stuff. So I feel for you in the whole training deal.

I still don't know how you're brave enough to look fafter a child full time in your condition. hats off to you.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-09 09:56 am (UTC)
It sucks now!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nevryn
2008-05-12 08:50 am (UTC)
What? That new video card Sharon and I went shopping for for you less than a year ago? That sucks bottom!
(Reply) (Thread)