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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Monday, 23 March 2015

A bit about the time


Hi all it is now Monday afternoon, I had a productive morning, I was sorting through some mail and went into Tim's office to file something away and the state of the room annoyed me so much that I ended up spending a good hour cleaning the room up, which lead me to cleaning the area next to the stove in the kitchen.

Tim use to complain about the state of my computer desk but he has a whole room and it is usually a right mess far more so then my computer desk.

I was thinking yesterday about AM and PM when I was asked by one of my girls way back when what AM and PM stood for I said AM was after midnight and PM was past midday, well yesterday I thought what does AM and PM really stand for.

So I did what all people with internet do when they have such thoughts I Goggled it and it turns out that AM stands for “ante meridiem”, which means “before noon” in Latin, while PM stands for “post meridiem”, which means “after noon” in Latin.

So now I have learnt something new, did you know what AM and PM stood for, my common sense told me it wouldn't have stood for after midnight and past midday but I still think it is an easy way to explain AM and PM to young ones and those who may not be able to get their head around the Latin meaning.

No I know we all should know that there is a 12 hour clock and a 24 hour clock, the use of a 12 hour clock goes back to ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians who recorded and kept time by using sundials during the day and water clocks at night.

Egyptians are thought to be responsible for dividing the day in to 24 equal parts, because they counted their joints in their fingers instead of counting using their fingers as is now commonplace.

So is it 12PM or is it noon?

When you think about it technically speaking 12PM does not make sense, since it is not after noon, the same can be said for 12AM as that is not before noon. So it is recommended that one refer to these hours as midnight and noon. Although most digital clocks tend to show 12AM and 12PM to specify midnight and midday.



Sunday, 22 March 2015

Hey Hey It's Sunday


Hey hey it's Saturday  Sunday so you are getting a run down of my Saturday on this lovely wet overcast Sunday. So were to start, let me think should I start at the start of the day and work forward or maybe I should start at the end of the day and work backwards hmmmmmmmmmm

Ok decision made I will start with the start of my Saturday, which had me waking with a headache, so I get up get dressed because I am straight out of bed and dressed for the day person, not a fan of sitting around half the day in my nightie. So I get dressed take my morning medication and sit to do the blog rounds and then write a post, some days I read blogs first other days like today I write my post first.

Anyway as I was saying I was doing the blog rounds and my headache was getting worse, so I decided I needed to have something to eat so I walk into the kitchen open cupboards and the fridge and can't decide what I want to I return to the computer, this I do about 3 times before I decided to drive to Macca's and get some breakfast.

Oh I might add that Tim took our car to work so I had to drive Natasha's car and my plans of going to the library to return stuff went out the window, or more to the point off to work with Tim as the stuff to go back to the library was in my car. So I drive to Macca's I order and waiting to advance through the drive thru and the guy in the car in front of me gets out if his car and walks back to tell me that he noticed that there was a large stream of water coming from my car, so then I decided I wouldn't go out in it again and came home, sent Tim a text telling him what the guy said when I looked back to were I had driven I could in fact see the water.

Let's move forward a couple of hours around midday my headache was really bad I decided to take strong pain relief and go for a nap but before I could lay down Natasha, Jessica and their boys turned up the boys run in give me a hug and then Natasha and Jessica start kind of yelling at each other about how Natasha left Jessica sitting in a car with 2 boys who took to fighting to get over being bored for an hour.

I ended up just going to bed and leaving them going at it in the lounge room, now while I was laying down I remember Natasha coming in saying she was taking her car, I also remember telling her about the water coming from the car. So I think I hear her leave in her car but when I got up from my nap her car was still here, so I thought I must had heard wrong.

The the next thing I know Jessica and Leo are back here she has decided to let Leo spend the night here, we talk for a while and she leaves. Oh I might add my headache is still hanging around and getting worse again.

When Tim gets home he says to me Tasha broke down, I said no when, he said this afternoon at the top of Bayview about half a k from my place anyway I say not that I know of, well it turned out she had taken her car and a hose had come off and she broke down at the top of Bayview. She rang Jessica to help her and she brought the car back here and now that is something else for Tim to look at.

By this time it is after 6pm and my headache is really getting bad and I was starting to feel unwell so I tell him that after Leo has his night time medication I was going to bed, he said ok but I could tell he wasn't really ok with it. So by the time I went to bed at 7pm I was feeling so sick in the tummy and thought I was going to throw up at any time, after only maybe 15 minutes in bed I had to go to the bathroom coughing and retching. Leo was concerned and brought in the little orange bin from the bath room just in case I threw up and couldn't make it the toilet, I asked him what happened to the rubbish in it and said I emptied it in the big bin and you need it just in case, he then said but try not to throw up in it as they you would have to clean up yuck vomit...............
I thank him and try to sleep but the smell of Tim cooking was really making me feel so much worse that I had to shut the bedroom door around 7.50pm I ended up throwing up (yes in the toilet) of course after I threw up I felt better and went straight to sleep.

This morning I am much better, no headache, and I will be having the girls and grandchildren here for lunch, I am doing silverside with mash and veggies.

Right now I am heading out with Tim and Leo to do some shopping I want a new electric knife as I lent mine to Kelli last Christmas and she still has it but Tim said she can keep it and we will buy a new one.


Ok home again and just in time to post this while it is still in the AM, Kathy and the girls are here and Kathy is sounding frustrated because Sydney-May says she is hungry but she will not eat anything, Kathy is fed up with making meals and tossing most of it out because Sydney-May will not eat. 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Five things Friday


Here is this weeks five things for Friday

Big but beautiful

Take me as I am

Not going to change

I am my mother

I have my father's temper



Thursday, 19 March 2015

Motivation Thursday


How many of us try to do this each and every day of our lives?

Many of us may say we want to live our lives like this, but the truth of the matter is that for many of us we will fail.

So many people go through life not worrying about how others feel, we don't think we should be reaching out to others and trying to bring a smile to their faces.

How often do you smile at people while out and about during the day?


I try to smile at people, I try to bring joy and happiness into the lives of those I interact with each and every day. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Saint Patrick's Day


Ok it is Saint Patrick's Day and you know how much I know about Saint Patrick well you could write all I know on the top of a pin with space left over, yeah that is how much I know.

So I did what people do when they know nothing about something, I Google Saint Patrick and this is what I found out. The 17th of March is the day of his death, ok I knew that already and he is the foremost saint of Ireland, I also knew that.

Now for something I didn't know, Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches ok have no idea what Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches are just saying. Also never heard of the Church of Ireland which is suppose to be Anglican.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish. It is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated by the Irish and others all over the world but mostly in Great Britain, Canada, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the U S A.

The colour green has been associated with Ireland since around 1640 when something called the green harp flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation whatever that was. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on Saint Patrick's Day since around 1680.

During the 20th century something called the St Patrick’s Day Cross became popular this is a Celtic Christian cross made of paper that was covered with silk or ribbon of different colours, it has a bunch of green silk in the centre.

What I do know is that St Patrick's Day is a day when people wear green, drink green beer and get drunk, honestly for most people I bet they can't tell you who St Patrick was or what he did they just see it as a day to wear green drink green drinks and get drunk.

I didn't know when he lived until I Google St Patrick but for those who are interested he lived during the 5th century born around 386 AD and was a Roman.