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Thursday, 31 July 2014

A sick baby, A better nanna and Wombat Stew

Hi all been sick yesterday and not in the mood for blog writing but I am much better today and at last getting around to writing a blog post.

Now what to write about, ok I could start by telling you that my granddaughter Summer is pretty sick at the moment she has viral tonsillitis and has been running a high temperature. Her mummy had to get the doctor to your door (after-hours doctor) out to her last night who after looking at her said he thought she should go over to the hospital so Kathy and Summer spent all night at the emergency department.

I could tell you that while she was at the hospital last night Kathy was so tired that she laid down next to Summer in the bed and the next thing she knew she was on the floor and a nurse was asking her if she was ok, she fell out of bed...............

Today Leo went on a school excursion to see something called Wombat Stew I don't know what it was about really,

I know that he had to catch a bus there and back and I think he thought that was the most exciting bit as he has gone on about it a bit since I have picked him up.

What else well tomorrow is Jeans for Genes day so Leo will be wearing jeans to school he has to take a gold coin donation $2 so they can raise money.

Also because it is Jeans for Genes day Kathy told the daycare that she thought a good activity for the little ones to do at the day care would be to make placemats out of old jeans, so she asked on Facebook if anyone in the family had any old jeans and her sister and cousin gave her some so has about 7 pairs to take into the day care for them to cut up and use.

On thing I do know is that I will be wearing jeans tomorrow when I go out just because it is Jeans for Genes day, I would like to wear my blue jeans but they need to be shortened I think so I may end up wearing black jeans or I do have red jeans as well anyway I will find a pair to wear tomorrow.

Before I leave I will let all know that I am feeling much better at last, it has taken long enough I was so sick yesterday I couldn't watch Summer or go to see nan, although mum and I went to the nursing home today to see nan but we could only stay 10 minutes as I had to get back to go to the doctors.

My BGL's are still too high and I have had my medication increased again, the levels are ok if I don't eat much but I like my food too much and that is always a now they have increased my Byetta from 5ml to 10 ml twice a day and we will see how that goes.

Ok that is enough for this post as it has turned into a bloody long one at that......................sorry.............

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday Lunch and being hot because it was cold

Good morning everyone, hope everyone is well this morning or night depending on where you are in the world. Me for some reason I woke up feeling queasy and have been coughing and retching and throwing up.

Right now I am starting this while Leo has his breakfast than of course we will be off to the school, I hope I am ok on the drive to the school.

Now let's move on to more important stuff because my health although important it is not the most important thing by any means.

If I was to say to you that on Saturday when I went out I was hot because it was cold would that make any sense to you.

If not I will explain, on cold days I usually put the heater on for say 10-15 minutes before I get out of bed, I have a small two bar heater in the bedroom. Anyway I put it on to warm the room a bit before I get dressed and on Saturday I didn't so when I got dressed I dressed in really warm clothes and then I went shopping and of course because it was so cold the shopping centres had their heat turn up and that meant that I ended up getting hot. So I was hot because it was cold. Now does that make sense.

Sunday's lunch at my parents place was great, there was 11 adults and 9 children their and we managed to have a couple of family photos taken dad took one and then Kelli took one with dad in it, of course to get on with everyone in it we would need a non family member to take it and there was no non family members there.

Of course I am sharing a few photos taken on the day but not the big family one as yet because that was taken with my dad's camera and I don't have a copy of it yet. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Some photos of my wonderful nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews............aka Sue's children and grandchildren

Good morning all how is everyone today, I am at last really starting to feel like my old self, yes my nose is still running and is at times still blocked but overall I am feeling better which is a plus.

Today I am going over to my parents for Sunday lunch, this is a welcome to the family lunch for my newest great niece Kelsi Jayne. While there I am hoping to get a few family photos done.

I am really annoyed that the store that I use to have our family portrait done at has closed down and I now can't find anywhere that does them at such a cheap price, honestly I was paying between $10-25 for the photo granted it was only one photo but remember I am married to a man who doesn't like to part with money for such things.

Anyway we will see what happens today and hopefully we should be able to get a few photos taken. Speaking of taking photos I have had my camera on charging over night and it still will not turn on so I guess it is cactus now Tim will have to get me a new

On Monday it is my great nephew Lenny's 5th birthday so yesterday his mum had a family party for him, no I didn't go why because I wasn't invited but that is ok I am annoyed, upset or anything like that.

My point in mentioning it here is because while at the party a number of family photos where taken of Sue's children and grandchildren and I thought I would share a couple here.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Five Things Friday No: 7

Another five things for Friday has rolled around

Still sick

Nasal spray

Watching grandchildren.............Leo

Michael's birthday, he is 29 today. Michael is Kathy's partner

Meeting my newest great niece...........Kelsi Jayne 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

I feel like shit..............still...............hope to be tip top soon

Morning all, damn I am stuffed up in the head and my nose is still running like it is trying to escape my face. The last two nights saw me in bed before 7.30pm as I just couldn't be bothered to be awake any longer. Have to say I have had two nights of terrible sleep many times I would wake up unable to breathe through my nose and since I use a cpap machine I need to be able to breathe through my nose.

Of course I was unable to just stay home and do nothing yesterday, instead I went and helped mum with he monthly shopping but when I got home from doing that I did nothing for the rest of the day.

Today I still feel like shit but don't have much to do I am taking Leo to school soon and then I will have to go and pick up a dryer for Jessica, it is free from a guy on Freecycle he says it works and that is what she needs a working dryer so she doesn't have to bring her washing here for me to put in my dryer.

I hope I feel a bit better tomorrow when I have to go out and do my weekly shopping. Tim has said that I am always sick but I am not always sick and even when I am unwell it doesn't stop me from doing what I need to do. Even if I feel terrible tomorrow I will still get up and go shopping because it has to be done.

When you are feeling like shit due to a cold or the flu, do you take to your bed for a few days while you recover or do you just solider on because you have to and taking to your bed is just not an option.

I think if I was able to go to bed for a few days I would recover a little faster but because I just solider on and do what mum has to do every day, the cold/flu drags on for what feels like ages.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I'm Cold

I am cold today, bloody cold I have gone into the bathroom and got the small two bar heater I use when I am having a bath and put it on in the loungeroom since the love of my life doesn't want us to buy a bigger heater for the loungeroom.

This morning I went with mum to see nan and than we went out to Kathy's place as Liarna wanted to see where Sydney-May lives and have a bit of a play with her.

I am so cold today that it is not helping my cold, my nose will not stop running and I am getting a headache now I think because of the cold.

Well that is all for today's post I am just too numb to think of anything to write part of me would like a nap but part of me would like to just curl up on the lounge and watch telly and not think about anything.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Morning world are a morning person..........I am

Good morning world, I had planned to do a post yesterday but I was so tired that I ended up going back to bed for a nap at midday, I told Tim to wake me after and 1 ½ hours but he didn't he said he thought he would let me sleep longer and woke me after 2 ½ hours.

After getting up I just had no motivation to do anything and ended up spending the afternoon sitting with my feet up watching telly.

Saturday night I had one of those strange dreams where I dream about dreaming in fact it was a dream about dreaming in which I was having a dream a bit confusing I know. I woke up really tired Sunday (yesterday) and I wonder if it was because of the strange and confusing dream.

Oh well moving on this morning I was still in bed asleep when Jessica and Leo turned up, good thing I am one of those people who can wake up and jump straight out of bed an d be with it right off the bat.

My own mother isn't like she seems to me to take a while to get going of a morning, same can be said for my dad he takes a while to get going of a morning.

I love being awake early in the morning and having the time to do things in a nice and quiet house, so I usually get up before Jessica and Leo get here of a morning so I can get some things done before they arrive.

So here is today's question to all my good blog friends are you a morning person, can you jump out of bed get dressed straight off the bat and fell ready to face the day.

Do you like the quiet of a morning before the rest of the family are up and making noise.

Or are you someone who drags themselves out of bed struggle to make a coffee and really don't find their body or brain in gear till after a coffee and have had time for the body to fully wake up.