Uta’s Diary, December 2014

18 Dec
Early morning in the guru cafe.

Early morning in the guru cafe.

On Monday we were early in the Dapto Shopping Centre. Peter had to go across the road to the Medical Centre to get his test results. He booked in and found out there were already eight people in front of him to see this particular doctor that he wanted to see. So he had to wait for well over an hour till it was his turn. In the meantime he came back to the shopping centre where I was waiting. We decided we would spend some time in the guru Cafe that had just opened up.

Here the cafe was still closed.

Here the cafe was still closed.

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Flat white coffee for Peter and tea for me

Flat white coffee for Peter and tea for me

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These apparently are some prizes that people can win in a Christmas raffle.

These apparently are some prizes that people can win in a Christmas raffle.

I took this picture while Peter was over at the Medical Centre.

I took this picture while Peter was over at the Medical Centre.

I noticed this wooden Advent calendar in the window.

I noticed this wooden Advent calendar in the window.

I noticed it was not cheap, but then you can probably use it repeatedly, inserting a little treat into the boxes!

I noticed it was not cheap, but then you can probably use it repeatedly, inserting a little treat into the boxes!

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Soon after Peter had left again to see his doctor I ventured towards some shops where some special sales were going on. One shop offered reductions of 40% and more! I bought several items and was surprised how little I had to pay in the end. I bought new swimmers, several tops and a long skirt. All this within less than an hour. I had time to spare for Peter was not back yet. I took more pictures. Eventually I bought myself a small container with fruit salad which turned out to be delicious.

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When Peter finally returned he apologized for having taken so long. But I told him I had spent the time well and that it had been all right waiting for him. I was just happy when he told me that all the tests had turned out well. He does not need any more treatment. But he has to see the doctor again in the New Year. The doctor had said that his blood pressure had been a bit high, meaning that he might perhaps need some more medication.

I told Peter about the delicious fruit salad. I talked him into it buying some for himself too. Yes, he liked it! And before we went home,  we did a bit more shopping in the fruit shop.

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My knee had been playing up again and I was glad I had my walking stick with me.

4 Responses to “Uta’s Diary, December 2014”

  1. catterel December 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Sounds like a nice way of passing time when you have to wait to see the doctor – they should all install a café in their waiting rooms! It also sounds as if it was a good thing Peter came back before you had spent your whole monthly allowance 🙂 But you’ll have some nice new clothes to war for Christmas and new year now,

    • auntyuta December 19, 2014 at 8:35 am #

      Yes, Cat, I am happy that I can wear now something new for the holiday season. It is promising to be quite warm here over Christmas. And in Melbourne, where we are heading too, it is usually even warmer than in Sydney at this time of the year.
      Thanks very much for commenting, dear Cat. 🙂

  2. cardamone5 December 19, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    I absolutely love this post, Aunty Uta, because it is you, and Peter, doing everyday things (so glad he is healthy, and hope the blood pressure issue is easily remedied.) It is everyday, but it is not boring, because I can feel you in your words, your optimism and enjoyment of the everyday. Wonderful.

    Love,
    Elizabeth

    • auntyuta December 19, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Thank you so much, dear Elizabeth, for appreciating my little ramblings about everyday life! I find life never boring, but sometimes I find it a bit too hectic for my liking. I try to stay away from too much rushing over Christmas. I try to keep it as simple as possible, but instead spending extra time for reflection and enjoying some special treats! 🙂
      Love,
      Aunty Uta

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