Wednesday, 1 July 2020


Do you have adult children?
I do

Do they all have keys to your home?
Mine do

Can they let themselves in whenever they want?
Mine can

Take whatever they need when they need it and leave a note telling you so
Mine do

I have keys to my parents house have always done since I was given a key when I was 18, my brother and youngest sister also have keys but my other two sisters don't,why you ask well they left home before they were given keys.

Tim said when he was a teenager he had a key to his mum's house but when he left home his mum took the key back.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020


Good morning or afternoon everyone, here we are at another Tuesday meaning it is plant day and today's plant is the Methuselah and not the one from the bible who died at the ripe old age of 969.

This Methuselah is even older it is the nickname given to a very rare and special tree that grew from a 2000 year old seed, yes it grew from a single seed after a 2000 year wait. Well that's what the book says.

In the 1960's in Israel some archaeologists excavated a ruined palace dating from 2000 years ago, inside they discovered an old storeroom which held a jar containing ancient dried out date palm seeds. When the seeds were planted one of them managed to sprout.

Date palms were very important to ancient people who used them as both food and medicine their seeds stored to protect them from enemies.

This type of tree, the Judean date palm didn't even exist when the seeds were discovered it was extinct. Now thanks to the seeds it's alive and growing again. The tree is male ( date trees are either female or male) so it can't bear its own fruit, but scientists are hoping to use it to pollinate another species of date palm to see what happens.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Facts Day Monday

Good morning world another cold day here in Newie have to have the heater on, I got dressed in the bathroom with the heater on.

Monday now and the start of the last week of school for term two, feels like they only just went back to school.

Anyway here are this weeks facts that you may or may not know.

There are more than 14,000 types of rice

Cornish pasties were the staple diet of Cornish miners about 150 years ago, the pasty was marked with the owner's initials at one end. The hungry man would start eating from the other end ,in case he couldn't eat it all,it still held his mark and he could finish it later.

The most difficult tongue twister is “the sixth sick Sheik's sixth sheep's sick” I can't say it

The oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000years old........what the hell

Norway is called “the land of the midnight sun” because in the north, the Sun does not set from May until the end of July

Sunday, 28 June 2020

My week, interesting? No but still my life, for what it is

I woke when Tim got up but laid in bed till 7.15.
Kathy arrived at 8.45to give me a shower, before driving Tasha down to Coles while gone Tasha had a mini breakdown snapping at Kathy.
After Kathy left Tasha came down and broke down crying everything is getting to her. She needs a fridge,washing machine, new bed and now her car is cactus. Of course she has no money
I woke up at 5 something and got up at 5.30am,a bloody cold day at that. Jess dropped Leo off at 7.40am and he left for school at 8.10 as per usual
This afternoon I had no idea what time Leo got out I went up at 2.20 in case he was out at 1.50 but he wasn't so I thought he might get out at 2.20 but no at 3pmi came home for a while went back at .3.35. he use to get him by 3.40 but last week and yesterday it was 3.45 before he arrived.
It was bloody cold waiting for Leo , Jess wanted him to stay tonight instead of tomorrow night but he didn't want to do so.
I have felt stuffed up in the head all day, sitting outside in the cold didn't help.
Jess arrived at 7.40 this morning with Leo she hung out with Tash for a while and was able to wait with Leo this morning. She even went and bought Macca's for her and Tash. I didn't want anything.
I reset my afternoon alarm to 3.40 to go meet Leo , today he arrived at 3.43pm so not much of a wait.
After a couple of days having trouble getting my audiobook to play I think it is now right I had to delete and reinstall a program/app.
I woke around 5.45 am could hear Leo in his room so I called him and he came in and put the heater on so the chill could be taken off the room.
Another bloody cold day here.
Man came and checked the smoke alarms he sprayed the smoke alarms with surface spray, since then it has been beeping. Ihope it stops soon. .
This afternoon I was late getting Leo again he was walking down when I was going up.

I woke at 4.30 but didn't want to get up to visit the loo, instead I stayed in bed till 6am dozing on and off till 6am.
I thought I had a Dr's appointment today but realised it is tomorrow and now Tasha says she can't take me,she wants tome change the appointment but I don't think I will be able to do that.
Tim has arranged to take tomorrow off so he can take me to my appointment.
Had problems with the internet for a few hours today very frustrating.
Tim home at 2pm
Leo here tonight
I woke at 4.30am but didn't get up till the alarm went off,Leo was already awake and Tim got up about 45 minutes after me.

Tasha came down and helped me get dress and get my shoulder brace one and get my breakfast stuff ready.
I went to the appointment about my bladder and had the test down to see how I hold urine uncomfortable but not too bad. I will get the results when I go back to the hospital.

Tim bought two more fan heaters one for the bathroom and a spare.

He also went to the post office and the woman who served him stuffed up, he asked for 10 local stamps and 2 overseas stamps,she gave him 10 overseas stamps and he too three and attached to the local letters before he realised the mistake. I had to open those letters and I am able to reuse them for the overseas letters I have here to answer.

I am feeling very tired and frustrated this afternoon.

I woke at 4ambut managed to go back to sleep after a trip to the loo but woke again at 6am and laid there for a bit till I heard Tasha, in the laundry so I got up at 6ish.

Tasha helped me get dressed and got my breakfast stuff ready
Kathy came over at 9am and gave me a shower and shaved my legs for me.

Been a long ass day, Jess had work but Leo didn't want to come here or at Kelli's so he stayed home on his own.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020


We know we are not considered a burden by our families but sadly we often do, it is the sigh in your voice or see the roll of your eyes or just a look may come over your face. These things tell us you really don't want to do something we have asked. So we feel we are asking too much and putting you out. Our feelings are real we can help feeling the way we are at that time

This is directed towards my daughters, my husband and my siblings not because they do or say anything intentional to upset either myself or my mum but unfortunately this is how we often feel.

I like my mum have terrific kids who do a lot for us but still at times we feel like we are asking too much.

In my head mum's problems are understandable as she is 80yrs old now. However, I am only 57 and in worse state then mum,well that's how I feel at times. I am unable to do so much like even shower myself.

Life is hard but we still keep on trying and getting up each morning trying to dress myself and face the day and I do this day after day.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020


Well hello Tuesday you are cold and dry for me being Tuesday it's plant day and today's plant is the Kudzu a fast growing weed. Back in 1876 China & Japan introduced it to American gardeners they saw a leafy vine which climbed easily over porches providing lots of lovely shade. It was also useful to farmers because it was good at holding the soil in place and made great food for farm animals.

However, they had no idea how much would love growing in the southern states, in the Asian mountains the Kudzu would die during the winter months but in America it just grows and grows out of control. In just one summer it can grow in size to cover a house it also grows over other trees and buildings blocking out the sun and killing other plants.

Plants can reproduce in a few ways such as making seeds, spreading their roots sideways underground or by spreading out above ground using special stems called runners. Just to make itself extra indestructible the kudzu uses all three.


Do you have adult children? I do Do they all have keys to your home? Mine do Can they let themselves in whenever they want?...