Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Bed Time Dramas


Since it is the last week of the month we have little Leo two nights this week so he was here last night and will be here again tonight now last night when it was bed time I say to him “it's time for bed” and he replies “I want papa to come to bed with me” well since papa was already asleep in his chair I decided to wake him up and tell him to go to bed with Leo.................sounds simple right.....

Don't be silly of course it wasn't simple it take me about a minute to wake him up and then instead of just going into bed with Leo he decides to have something to eat then have a shower before going to bed. So I was really annoyed with him but he couldn't get why. I just felt he made things more difficult for me, in the end I went to bed with Leo and just as Leo is nearly asleep papa gets into bed and decides now is a good time to have a chat with Leo....................so of course this woke Leo up and I got more annoyed.

In the end Tim was asleep within minutes of getting into bed and Leo was awake till around 10.30pm over 2& ½ hours after his bedtime.

This morning he had me awake at 6.30am and while nanna was tickling him he managed to fall out of bed knocking my touch lamp of the bedside table, he was upset he thought it was broken and yes it is slightly broken but it still works and nanna didn't get upset I just gave him a big hug and made sure he was ok.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Postive Feedback


On Sunday afternoon I received a phone call from a lady I have been writing to for 20 odd years she rang to tell me that she had received my last letter and wanted to tell me that she would still be writing to me and that as far as she was concerned what happened at Coles was just an unfortunate mistake and she didn't think any less of me because of it.........................

In fact since telling people about it I have felt better about myself as I have received a lot of positive feedback and even have had a number of other people confess to me that they have had similar experiences. So Sunday ended on a high note even though when I told Tim about the phone call he went on a bit about that fact that I told my pen-pals and blog pals all about what happened.

This is because he wanted to write a letter and try and get out of paying the fine and I wouldn't let him as I was scared if he did that they would turn around and take me to court instead but he couldn't get it..............he just kept saying there was no harm in trying but I disagreed I felt there could have been harm in doing so.........................in the end he paid the fine and wrote a letter and placed in with the cheque.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Just a Busy Sunday


The sunshine is here again, it stopped raining yesterday afternoon so today will be spent washing I have at least 3 maybe 4 loads of washing to do.............So I told hubby that he can go over to our daughter's place and help her with what she needs help with ok he has to go and help 2 daughters but anyway I think he should do that and I should stay here and do the washing. I told him I can get someone to pick me up and take me over when I have finished the washing, he doesn't sound very happy about the plan but agrees that I need to get the washing done and we both know I am not a big help when it comes to yard work.................lol

Tim just left to go to Jessica's then to Kathy's and he was saying that he would get one of the girls to come and pick me up and I said I would ring when I was finished the washing and he said just do some of it and do the rest later...........but I do not like doing that I want to get it all done today. He is so frustrating but then I guess he feels the same way about me.................lol

On Friday I at last got my birthday present from Kathy-Lee she bought me a small battery operated shaver which is something I really wanted. I use it when I shave under my arms as I have a terrible habbit of cutting myself when I shave under my arms with a normal razor. I know many women wax but that is not for me.

I also want to read some blogs today but can't tell Tim that as he will get pissed off he doesn't get blogging and just thinks it is a waste of time.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Rain and Rain and a little more Rain


Rain rain rain will you ever stop...........seems like you have been hanging around most of the last week and although I like you and we need you we could also do with a break.........thankfully today has been the only day I have had to go out in you which wasn't too bad as I was able to park undercover so didn't have to load my car with shopping in the rain and get wet...........now what I really don't like is that hubby had to ride his motorbike to work in you as I worry about him riding on wet roads.

Tomorrow is Saturday and according to the weather channel you will still be hanging around till sometime on Sunday but I do not have to go out tomorrow so you are allowed to be around........

My sore throat never turned into anything and I have been feeling much better today although I do still have a headache and feel really drained this afternoon, I think I will have a hot bath while the house is empty and can truly relax in it.................

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Random Thoughts About Nothing Impotant


Ok I thought today I would just share with everyone a few random thoughts, why because my head is aching so bad that just can’t think of anything to write about except these few things and when I tried to turn them into a post nothing more came forth so here are just the few things that have popped into my head………………..   
  • The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
  • When you go into court you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost, and blamed it on the cost of living.
  • Remember, no matter where you go, there you are. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Nothing Much


Today where I am it is a cool and wet day so I have gone from shorts back into jeans and I am sounding a bit croaky and have a slight sore throat so we will see if I end up with a cold or not......lol

As I write this I am waiting for my mum to arrive to pick me up and go to the nursing home to see nan, then she said we will be going to Westfield at Kotara to do some shoppping so I am dressed and waiting now mum said she would ne here around 9am but my mum would be late to her own funeral............lol

We all know if mum says 9am it will more the likely be around 9.15 or later before she arrives......lol

Jessica has decided that she is going to try taking Leo to day care each day he goes instead of me taking him on Thursday's as he seems to get into more trouble when I take him also if he gets sent home she said she will pick him up and take him back to their place so he doesn't think getting sent home will get him sent to home to nanna's house......................as when I drop him off he gets really upset and will cling to me and not want me to leave sometimes I have to have staff pull him off me and I leave to him crying for nanna now he use to get over it and be fine after I left but recently he has not been and gets quite violent when I leave because he wants his nanna...................

Monday, 21 November 2011

Cars can give you a headache when they do not want to start


My precious daughter Kathy-Lee is having car troubles sometimes it starts sometimes it doesn't she has had a couple of times that she has had to leave the car parked on the side of the road because it wouldn't start. The first time was last Thursday morning she had came here and picked me and Leo up to take Leo to day care after I had dropped him off when she went to start the car to drive me home it wouldn't start and we had to ring my mum and ask if she could come and pick Kathy and Sydney up and she couldn't she arranged for my sister Sandra to do it instead but both me and Kathy got fed up with waiting and started walking. Sandra did pick Kathy up and Jessica ended up coming and getting me but I did walk part of the way home. Later that afternoon when I picked Leo up from day care on the spur of the moment I tried Kathy's car and it started so I drove it back to her place and had her take me back to my car.

We did try to jump start the car but that didn't work so we have no idea what the problem is and on Wednesday it goes to the mechanics to see what the problem is.

She didn't drive it again till Saturday when she drove it to work and back again both times it started no problem, then this morning she drove it work again and back again, however after she was home a bit she got home Natasha rang her and said that she had forgotten to pick Blain up from school and she needed Kathy to go get him this was at 3.30pm Blain got out of school at 3pm. So Kathy goes to jump in the car and it will not start it took a bit but she got it going and got to the school got Blain and yes you guessed it the car would not start to drive home and it was starting to rain and she was in a state she had left her phone at home anyway she found some change and rang my house and Jessica jumped in her car and drove to get them and take them home.`

So a couple of hours later I went and tried her car and it started so I then drove it home again for her so now the car is back at her place which makes her feel better, no one likes the idea of having their car parked on the side of the road for x amount of time.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Don't just think they know how you feel


I love my life I am one luck woman I have a man with who I am still in love with after 27yrs of marriage 28yrs together and with who I have 3 beauitful daughters and 3 wonder grandchildren. I have siblings who not only love me but who also like me and that is a big thing so many women/people are not so lucky, how many people out there have families that do not feel the same way mine does...................

Sometimes we take things for granted such as being part of an awesome family so I just want to tell mine that I think they are amazing and that I am proud to be related to them. None of us are perfect but we accept each other for who we are and we do not judge each other, I know my siblings know that I am here for them no matter what and that I love them for who they are.......
People need to remember to tell those who they love and care about that they are loved and cared about you can't just assume that they know and even if they do know it is nice to be told..............so tell them today do not put it off or think that they know and that words and nothing because words mean a lot.........................

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Just a joke because I am tired and have a headache and can't think of anything to blog about............


A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed: 'Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through. So, please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. ' God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman... He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, Awakened the kids, Set out their school clothes, Fed them breakfast, Packed their lunches, Drove them to school, Came home and picked up the dry cleaning, Took it to the cleaners And stopped at the bank to make a deposit, Went grocery shopping, Then drove home to put away the groceries, Paid the bills and balanced the check book. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.. Then, it was already 1 P.M. And he hurried to make the beds, Do the laundry, vacuum, Dust, And sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework. Then, set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing. At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper, He cleaned the kitchen, Ran the dishwasher, Folded laundry, Bathed the kids, And put them to bed. At 9 P.M. He was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint. The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: - Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, Oh! Please, let us trade back.. Amen!' The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. But you'll have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night" 


Friday, 18 November 2011

My Birthday Bounty


Ok I wanted to post this yesterday but I just couldn't find the time to do it so here I am at last doing a post to show off my birthday gifts, lunch was wonderful yesterday I had lamb cutlets with chips I love lamb cutlets but I only ever have them when I go out.

I have to say I was spoilt and got some really great presentsm I exchanged the rice cooker for a Christmas T Shirt which I wear a lot from now till Christmas.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

These are the only flowers I will get for my birthday.............................lol


I have had a pretty good birthday, I received heaps of messages and a couple of phone calls to wish me Happy Birthday and both hubby and Jes gave me a rice cooker so now I have two........lol I have asked Jes if it would be ok with her if I take hers back and exchange it for something else and she said I could so I will do that on Friday when I go shopping.

Tomorrow I am going out for lunch with my parents and sisters and I am looking forward to that, I was hoping hubby would take me out for lunch today but when he got home he said he had already eaten and didn't want to bother.

I know we will not be going out for dinner as we have Leo tonight and there is no way we would go out with him it would be too stressful.

I know that Natasha and Kathy will not be able to get me a present till Friday so I will have to wait till the weekend to see what they get me.

At least no one forgot this year........................lol

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas Shopping




I have a problem I love and I mean love to buy stuff on line and in stores and with Christmas approaching I keep finding more and more things I want to buy which means I keep spending money. Everytime something arrives in the mail or by courier I have hubby going on about what am I buying and spending his hard earned money. I can't say to him that I am buying things for my sisters and children to use as presents as he would go ape shit.................lol

I made the mistake of letting it slip to Natasha that I was making sure that my sisters had gifts for people for Chrismas and she went off her head about how lazy they are and how two of them are with men who work and they should not need me to get things and if they did they should be giving me money to get the things. I mean she went on and on and on I was glad to see her leave and go home just so I didn't have to listen to her go on any longer.

I love to get personalised gifts...ie things with the persons name on it I love getting gifts with my name on it personalised stationary is something I really love although in my family no one else write letters much, mum does some times but not as often as she use to when I was a child.

I usually do personalised calanders but so far this year I just haven't been in the mood to do them oh well may in the next week or so I may feel the urge to do them. They take a long time to do inputing the birthdates and anniversarys and picking the photos.

Monday, 14 November 2011

My Weekend


How was everyone's weekend mine was pretty good we had Jessica and Leo here Friday night as Jes wanted to me and her to go and do some Christmas shopping on Saturday morning which we did leaving Leo with his papa. She spent close to $300 but it happy with what she got she still needs to get some more things.........Now before we went shopping we asked Tim to watch Leo telling him we would be gone around about 2hrs and he was fine with that but after and hour & a half he rings wanting to know how much longer we will be as he was out helping Tasha with something and wanted us to come and get Leo.............grrrrrrr....................men.................

Jes had to go out Saturday night and I had agreed to watch Leo for her so Saturday night it was just me and Leo here and he was for the most part a good boy he ate his tea no problem and after a bath he settled down pretty good, not great but good...........he was in bed and asleep by the time his mum got home but then again so was I as she didn't get home till close to midnight.......

Sunday, however, was not a good day she said she had to go out again and she asked her sister Kathy to watch Leo, now Kathy thought she was watching him for something like 2hrs or so but after 3hrs she came here with Leo as she was so tired she didn't feel like she could watch him for mum longer after being here about and hour she and Sydney left and went home and I kept Leo till his mother picked him up 3hrs later so all in all she had been gone 7hrs.................and I was not happy and she knew it and yes she did say sorry she didn't think she would be so long but still I was really pissed off when she got here.......

Thankfully it doesn't take me long to get over things and not long after she left I was in a better mood, being home alone to watch my shows and just chill helped..........

This morning I have Sydney as I do every Monday and she is good but she always is at the moment she is watching Play School................


Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest We Forget

                 "They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
                    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                      At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
                                We will remember them.
                                       Lest we forget."




Thursday, 10 November 2011

Good Leo, Not So Good Leo & Oh So Cute Leo


This morning while checking my emails Kathy rang to see if I wanted to go to the park with her and take Leo since he isn't allowed at day care until after his appointment this morning although to be honest I do not see what a difference a few hours will make............

Anyway both me and Leo went to the park with Kathy and Sydney and I Leo had a wonderful time he climbed up to the top of the very big slide and then was to scared to come down so Kathy had to climb up and come down with him............which she said was funny as he kept hitting his face on the side of the slide on the way down as he would only go down while sitting on Kathy's lap............

After the park we came home and met his mum then off to the doctors appointment we go, the doctor we saw was really nice and he said that he felt that Leo was pretty much a normal 3yr old but he did refer us over to Kaleidoscope which is an organisation that links clinical services for children, who live in the Hunter and New England region. After the appointment we went to the day care and told them what was said and they said he can return tomorrow and we will just have to take it day by day.

At the doctors he was really well behavioured but when we left he wasn't at first he refused to leave the surgery and Jes was please please Leo come here and the doctor told her she should not be asking him in that way she has to speak firmly to him and tell what he has to do and not plead with him..............no shock there for me but maybe hearing it from someone other then me may make a difference.

While me and him were walking back to the car he was fine till we get to the car and then he just took off on me he ran across the road but did stop and check for cars, he then ran down the driveway of the police station I am trying to rush after him and I am calling for him to stop and of course he took no notice then his mum turned up and we are both looking and calling him but we couldn't see him and he didn't answer while I continued to look around the police parking lot his mum ran down the other driveway next door. We ended up having 3 police officers help look for him and found him hiding behind a large ute, one of the officers went to get him out and he tried to climb on top of the ute and he told him that he can't do that. Then he asked Leo why he ran away and hid from nanny and mummy and that did he (Leo) understand how scared mummy was because she couldn't find him...............Leo just said he is a big boy and can look after himself...........it was cute and if I wasn't so upset I would have laughed at the way he was talking..............

I started writing this 5 hours ago and I am only now just finishing it and getting a chance to post it...

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Nanna is a softy on a hot day and little Leo sleeps a lot


Today is yet another bloody hot day, the type of day that makes me happy to be able to just stay home with the A/C going watching telly or blogging and not having to worry about anything............
yes that is the type of day today is, however, while I was out this morning only went out so I could put the bill for my dentures into Medicare so that the dental technichion could be paid.........

Ok point is that while I was out I get a phone call from Jessica wanting to know if I could pick Leo up from day care, he was being sent home again for being to aggressive..........grrrrrrrrrrr

I had to do it as I was the one with the car seat, so I go and get him and he is asleep when I get there and stayed asleep on the way home and stayed asleep until 2.20pm nearly 3 hours........So guess who will be in for a late night.

I was also told not to take him in the morning to day care until after his doctors appointment so bloody annoying like anything is going to change straight after we see the doctor it will take time for things to be sorted out..................

Now Jessica just called in to get a few things and went mad at me because I bought Leo a Happy Meal from Macca's but at least he wil eat it...............yes I know I am so soft but hey I'm nanna not mum...........although there are days I do feel more like mum then nanna...........lol

Monday, 7 November 2011

The problems with our Little Leo


At last I am getting around to writing about our little Leo who on Friday was sent home from Day Care because of his behaviour, he was very aggressive throwing things around hitting and spitting at people. Also on the Thursday he upturned a table because he didn't get his own way............

So I have made a doctors appointment for him next Thursday which is the first step in trying to find out if there is some reason for his behaviour..............such as ADD or ADHD or ODD or even as the director of the day care suggessted a mild form of Autism or even Bipolar.

Yesterday while he was here for a while he was fine playing with Sydney no problems then he wanted a toy that Sydney had and papa told him no Sydney had it and it was like a switch was flicked and he became very angry he pushed a table into Sydney and made her cry and when he was told to say sorry he became even more angry and started hitting and kicking and spitting and telling us he hated us and wanted to get a knife and kill us because we were bullies and mean, this went on for about 25 minutes then he was fine again and went looking for Sydney to say sorry but by then Kathy & Syd had left

His behaviour is really draining for Jessica she is often in tears not knowing what to do why he will not eat, or do as he is told. He is nearly 4 and not toilet trained he knows how to go to the toilet but he just won't if we sit him on the toilet to do a poo he will just sit and play then as soon as he gets off he will poo...........sometimes he will go to the toilet for a wee on his own but not very often.......

I hate seeing Jessica so distraught and crying and feeling like there is nothing I can do to help her.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A good night out


Last night I went out for the evening to my brothers place why you ask.............well for my sister in-laws 30th birthday party although her birthday isn't to the 18th but she had her party early because they are busy for the next few weekends.

I didn't think I would stay very long but ended up staying 4 hours and yes I had a few drinks but I was not drunk only a little tipsy. I did have a great time and enjoyed myself the food was nice and the cake was yummy and all in all it was a great night.

My sister Sandra and brother in-law Ed stayed there for the night and I just read on Facebook that Sandra and Leigh stayed up all night talking and having a grand old time...........

II went out there with mum and dad and came home with them, Tim didn't come as he had to work but that is fine he lately doesn't feel like he fits in when we go to family events..............my mum had a bit to drink she drank a bottle of wine and really seemed to enjoy herself.

We did leave before Leigh opened her presents so I have no idea what she got or it she liked what I gave herI guess all I can do is hope she did............lol

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hey Hey It's Saturday


Bring on the weekend I am happy that it is Saturday at last for no particular reason I just am, this afternoon my sister in-law Leigh is having her 30th birthday party and I will go over for a bit but since it is at 4pm and I am not a big fan of going out late in the day or evening I do not think I will stay too long maybe a couple of hours I expect to be home by about 7pm at latest.............

I am also hoping to go to the cemetery with mum to visit my pops grave as it was a year yesterday that he passed away, I am just waiting to hear from mum this morning.................

I was up and out early this morning off to the doctors to ask if he could prescribe me something to help with the nausea feeling I have all the time as it is getting worse I find I will often lay in bed at night and just feel like I could throw up at any time........I am also quite tender in the area just under the breasts in the centre of my abdomen yes I have had this problem for a few years now but it is getting worse, they tell me it is reflux but nothing helps and tests have shown no problem so all I can do is try and find something to ease the feeling for a while........he has prescribed a a tablet called Motilum for me to take before meals and I have to go back and see him in a weeks time to tell him if they have helped........he also took me off aspirin and put me of plavix instead. This morning I saw Andrew who is one of the best doctors at the practice but it is often hard to get an appointment with him which is why I will often just see whoever is available.

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