Thursday, 18 October 2018

Friendship Thursday No:3


What a morning, I spent ages ordering some personalised gifts from Mrs Claus for Christmas still have more to do.

It is a hot day here in Newie and my left arm is aching so much and of course both hands are shaking making doing stuff difficult.

Anyway it is what I call Friendship Thursday so here is this weeks offering

My heart is content with just knowing
Fulfilment that true friendship brings
It fills to the brim, overflowing
With pleasure in life's little things


By: June Masters Bacher

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Indestructible Creatures/Mudskipper



Here we are at another Wednesday and with that comes another indestructible creature this week it the Mudskipper have you heard it?

The Mudskipper have gills and can breathe underwater but when they go ashore they take a supply of water to breathe from stored in pouches in their necks. They can also take in oxygen through their skin as long as its damp.

The Mudskipper live on muddy shorelines where they can hop in and out of the water whenever they like.

Up close a Mudskipper is one weird looking fish with two bulging eyes on top of their heads, they can rotate each eye separately and look in all directions. While swimming they stick their eyes out of the water like a periscope to look around.

Mudskippers are good swimmers but they move even faster on mum, their two front fins are like little legs that they use to hop and climb up rocks and even trees. They use their strong tails to flick themselves forward.

While on land they hunt for crabs and insects, the males also fight each other over territory and do mating dances to attract a female.



Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Gross Facts/Burping


Well last night not long before I went to bed when I went to the toilet I lost my balance and has a tumble hitting my arm and head on the bathroom sink but I wasn't hurt just had a sore wrist and a bit of a headache. This cause my daughters to worry about me in hindsight I shouldn't have told them.

Anyway here are this weeks gross facts, today they are about burping

Swallowing air as you eat and drink can make up burp

Burping gets rid of a litre of gas from your stomach each day

Drinking through a straw can make your burp because you swallow more air

In the zero gravity of space astronauts wet burp because some of their stomach contents come out

The loudest burp ever recorded was as loud as a car alarm

Monday, 15 October 2018

Did you know No: 26


Hello Monday, it's another cold wet day here, I went to my aqua class after taking Leo to school, yes it is the first day of the 4th school term the last term of the school year and Leo does like the idea of going back to school.

Yesterday was my baby sister's birthday she is now 41, when she was a baby I used to take her into my room to listen to music with me and I would lay her next to me and read to her.

Anyway here is this weeks five did you know facts.

The world's tallest mountains,the Himalayas are also the fastest growing, they grow about half an inch a year, this is caused by the pressure exerted by two of the Earth's continental plates pushing against one another.

A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands or feet.

Rhythms is the longest English word without any vowel,

In the middle ages young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their Valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeve for one week. It is believed that this is how the saying “to wear your heart on your sleeve” comes from

It was the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport Connecticut whose name and lightweight pie tins gave birth to the modern Frisbee.


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Mum's Rehabilitation Appointment


I was busy as all shit yesterday, first thing in the morning I went with mum to an appointment over at Rankin Park Centre Day Hospital for a rehabilitation appointment.

This first appointment was with a nurse who checked mum's blood pressure and weight and went through a questionnaire with her before sending her down to have a chat with the physiotherapist.

The physiotherapist had mum walk about 50 metres first with a four wheeled walker like mum uses at home, then he checked her posture and had her stand without holding onto stuff. He then had her walked again with just a cane/walking stick, that took too much out of her and caused her a lot of pain in her lower back.

My sister Sandra & brother David have been trying to get mum to use her cane instead of using the walker. However, yesterday the physiotherapist told mum to use the walker not the cane, he said she shouldn't walk more then 2 metres with the cane. He also said he thinks family members think if their loved one is using a cane they are not as old, frail or disabled as they really are.

The rehabilitation centre arranged for a taxi to pick mum up and take her to the appointment and take her home after the appointment. We took mum's wheelchair so she didn't have to try and walk but on the trip to the hospital he had to put the wheelchair in the back seat. Thankfully they booked a wheelchair taxi for the return trip home.
All this took around 3hrs, after I got home and had lunch I had too drive Jessica home, then Tim turned up he is doing split shifts all week.

Because the weather was horrible with serious heavy downpours during the day I decided to cancel my physio appointment for the afternoon so he could take the car back to work instead of the bike.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Disgusting Facts No: 3


Hello everyone, well last night I started a Facebook bitch fight, this wasn't intentional but it happened. I said that I told my mum that while at her house tomorrow I would change the sheets on- Dawson's bed for her. I also stated that I know he is 19 and should be able too change his own sheets but not many teenage boys do things like that.

Well the comments took on a life of their own, people were saying he should change his own sheets and not guilt an Aunty into doing it, I was in no way guilted into offering and nor was I trying to guilt anyone else into doing it. I just understand how my mum was feeling and offered.

Why did I post it on Facebook?

Just to share trivial information about my life.

Now for this weeks gross facts, about poo........

Your poo smells because of stinky chemicals called skatole & indole

People fart on average 14 times a day

1/3 of your poo is made of bacteria

Cabbage contains stinky sulphur which gives you smelly farts

Corn passes straight through you and comes out looking exactly the same, this is because you cannot digest its tough fibrous kernels

Monday, 8 October 2018

Did you know No:25


Here we are at another Monday, when the alarm went off this morning I didn't feel like getting up so stayed in bed for another hour before getting up and reading some blogs while watching Sunrise before going to my aqua class.

After the aqua class I came home changed and went to the podiatrist, although when I pulled in the driveway I noticed Tim's motorbike was still in the carport and I thought he should have already left for work. When I get inside the house he isn't here, but I had no time to wonder what happened I had to get to the podiatrist.

It wasn't till I got home from the podiatrist that I discovered that the bike wouldn't start so he took Natasha's car to work. Natasha just came and borrowed our car to go to the shops.

Now till this weeks did you know facts.

Most gold has some copper mixed into it, if it didn't it would be so soft you could change the shape of coins and jewellery with your bare hands.

There is no known case of a vegetarian dying of a snake bite in America

People with blue eyes see better in the dark

Water grows 9% as it freezes

The wettest spot in the world is located on the Island of Kauai, Mount Waialeale consistently records rainfall at the rate of nearly 500 inches per year.

Friendship Thursday No:3

What a morning, I spent ages ordering some personalised gifts from Mrs Claus for Christmas still have more to do. It is a hot day h...