The Good, the Sad, the Bad and Marsala

The Good 
I now have a fully functioning kitchen with cupboard doors. (Hooray no more dust, dead moths/bugs or peek-a-boo geckos)
The best bit, besides acres of bench space, is a fully functioning gas cooker. Mmmmmmmmmm roasts, home made pizza, cakes that is, until the novelty wears off

The Sad 
We lost our beautiful, sweet, Kelpie girl, Gidgee from an autoimmune blood disease. 

The Bad
The week we lost Gidgee, my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's. This kind of diagnosis is not something anyone wants to hear, but at least now he knows why he has these puzzling symptoms. Has been on meds for just over a month and the difference is noticable. Not up to full dose strength yet, but we are hopeful for a much more significant improvement.

and Marsala 

In my roaring days I recall drinking Marsala. I remember the cloying sweetness of the wine and I remember this sweetness being tempered by the addition of beer. That's right in the same glass! 
I do not recall however, the headache that must have ensued.
Ahhhhh the Perfume of Delirium!


  1. Life has a way of throwing things at us... am so sorry to hear this news. Hoping the meds will help your husband. So sorry for your loss of Gidgee.
    Your new necklace is splendid - and I would love to hear the stories of your roaring days... :)

  2. I'm very sorry to hear these news! it's great that the meds smooth everyday life, I hope more improvements will come soon.
    I love your necklace, the pendant is stunning! It must be agreable not to camp anymore :-)

  3. Oh Greer, so very sorry to hear your sad and bad news. Hoping the meds and having the bulk of your home building work behind you will bring happier days ahead for both you and your husband. Your work hasn't suffered for all of the stress you've been through. This new pendant is beautiful! Hugs.

  4. The newer meds for Parkinsons seem to be very much better than they used to fingers are crossed for your husband. And poor Gidgee...why does this sh*& seem to come in clusters?!?
    Marsala is beautiful, and I too would love to hear more stories of your roaring days.
    (Being a Feral Fossil is not for the weak, eh.)

  5. I've only just caught up with your blog and I'm so very sorry to hear your news about your husband and the loss of your dear dog. Stay positive the pace of medical treatments is moving fast and keep creating, it really helps keep the soul and mind strong.