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.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Just another Saturday

Well here we are late on Saturday afternoon, I had an afternoon nap and just folded up the laundry and put it away, Tim insisted on throwing the clothes in the dryer instead of me hanging it on the clothes hoists.

It has been another wet day here in Newie although the ground is drying now, it rained all day yesterday and most of today. We need the rain as we have been in drought for a while now.

Daylight savings start tomorrow, I don't have a problem with daylight savings, it just drags on for too long, I don't know why it has to last for so long.

Leo has been here all day and as per usual we hardly know he is here is so well behaved, speaking of Leo he likes that I have a number of his drawings taped up on the walls. Of course I have a lot of photos on the walls. His mother has none on her walls, photos or drawings.

I feel the photos and drawings add to the house more of a home then a house. I had a couple of aunts who houses didn't have the home feeling they didn't have photos hanging around their houses. They had a few photos placed around the house but I have photos all around the house, in most rooms of the house.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Friendship Thursday

Here we are at 3pm on Thursday afternoon so here is this weeks friendship poem or quote.

Life is so full of meaning and purpose
So full of beauty, beneath its covering
That earth but cloaks your heaven

By, Fra Giovanni

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Indestructible Creatures/Lungfish

Good afternoon everyone on this cool Wednesday afternoon, my Wednesday morning slipped away from me. I was up early enough at 6am read and commented on many blogs before going to my aqua class, after the class I came home got changed and went to get a fresh loaf of bread. I then came home and ate before going to feed Jessica's bunnies. As I had a headache I went and had a nap at 1.30pm.

I am going to do a few more indestructible creatures posts, why, well because I can or why not I ask.

Today I am talking about a Lungfish, have you heard of it, I had not.

Anyway a Lungfish has lungs and that means it can breathe air, some have gills as well, which they use to breathe underwater. Others only breathe air so they have to pop up to the surface to take a gulp every so often.

Of all fish the lungfish are the most closely related to humans an other land animals, as well as lungs the have strange, leg like fins that they can use to crawl around on.

Breathing air helps these fish to survive a drought, but some of them can drown underwater, now that is weird.

Lungfish mostly live in rivers and swamps that dry up at certain times of the year, to prepare for the dry season, a lungfish digs itself a burrow at the bottom of a river or pond, and covers itself in slimy mucus. This stops it from drying out, by breathing air and slowing its body down so that it doesn't need food, this means it can survive for months until the rains return and the river fills up.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Disgusting Facts No 2

Well it is Tuesday now Jessica and Leo will be in Casino now and I have been trusted with feeding the bunnies while they are gone.

Anyway here is this weeks gross & disgusting facts about saliva which sounds better then spit.

Your mouth produces between 1 & 2 litres of saliva a day

Your saliva turns your food into a soup like mixture which makes it easier to swallow

In some parts of the world it is thought that a mother's saliva can help build a child's immune system, so mums chew their baby's food before feeding it to them.

A single cow makes as much saliva as 200 humans

Llamas spit when they get annoyed, their spit is super smelly because it includes food from their stomach.

Spitting cobras spit painful venom straight into the eyes of predators and then slither away to safety.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Did you know No:24

Good morning everyone, going to be another coolish day here in Newie. I ended up having Leo spend the night here last night, Jessica turned up at 7.15pm to pick up some medication for Leo and the silly girl hadn't medicated Leo at all yesterday and he was really hyper and running amuck which caused her to snap at him. So he wanted to stay with nanna for the night, this afternoon I am taking them to the train station, they are going to visit a friend in Casino and will be back at 4am Friday morning, Natasha will pick them up from the station on Friday morning.

A month or so back Jessica made a new friend a young woman who has a son around Leo's age who Leo gets along with like a house on fire which is great. This boy has similar problems to Leo so it is nice for Jessica to have a friend who understands what it is like to have a child who needs to be medicated.

Anyway here is this weeks five did you know facts.

On average people can hold their breath for one minute, the world record is seven-and-a-half minutes.

The human head contains 22 bones.

In the U S A, murder is committed most frequently in August.

Half the world's population is under 25 years of age.

Teenagers catch colds twice as often as people over the age of 50

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...