Thursday, 29 November 2018

Friendship Poem No:5


What a desolate place, would be a world without flowers.
It would be a face without a smile; a feast without a welcome.
Are not flowers the stars of the earth?
Are not our stars the flowers of heaven?

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Wet and not cold except for my head, yeah I have a headcold


It is a wet day here is Newie and in other parts of the state but it is not cold, last night when Tim was getting his clothes out ready to wear today and he pulled out a long sleeve shirt, so I said to him do you think it is going to be cold enough for long sleeves, of course he said it is going to be wet. This made me think why do people think if it's wet then it must be cold, I am sitting here with the front & back doors open and I am in no way cold.

At least it isn't as bad as it is in Sydney, they have the worst November storm since the 80's, with flooded roads and strong winds, the airport has only 1 runway open and the ferries are not running and many homes & businesses are without power. I do not for the love of me understand why some people go out in such weather, that said during the April 2015 storm here in Newie Tim rode his bike to work.

I still have a head cold but I slept better last night, still woke up often with a dry mouth but it wasn't so dry that I needed to get up and rinse my mouth, with Biotene (dry mouth mouthwash) I was able to make enough saliva to ease it, I then went straight back to sleep. I told Tasha that I am giving my aqua class a miss as I feel like shit, aching all over and having trouble breathing.

Why oh why is it so difficult too get children to have a shower or at least change all their clothes, I have to ask Leo at least 6 times to do either and then if I get distracted and don't keep at him he will not do what I have asked. Have to say his mother was just as bad, in fact I would physically dress her for school because it was so much faster then asking her over & over to get dressed.

I in no way believe this is a problem I alone suffer, this is a problem pretty much every parent have faced, it is frustrating and often we end up raising our voice or at times we even yell because we are so frustrated. I will tell Leo once you are dressed and ready for school you can watch TV or YouTube all you like.

When my girls were little before school was all about the morning cartoon type shows, now days with Leo and my granddaughters it is YouTube. How about in your family what do the young children like to watch or do before school?




Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Gross facts No:6 Urine


Good morning, oh what a night, I woke up every hour or two with a dry mouth and it was driving me crazy. This morning I can tell you why, my nose is running but also slightly blocked so I reckon I was breathing through my mouth a lot. So I have taken a hayfever relief tablet, so let's see how that works.

Anyway here are this weeks gross facts, this week it is urine.

When it comes out pee is cleaner than spit

Urine is 95% water, the other 5% is old body cells, unwanted material from your food and salt

Ancient Egyptian doctors used to taste a persons urine to check if they were diabetic

You pee between one & two litres of urine a day, which means throughout your life you could pee enough urine to fill a small swimming pool, 45,000 litres that would be

Your pee is yellow because of a chemical called urochrome

If you eat asparagus your pee will smell of it

Most people can control the speed of their pee by using the muscles underneath their bladder, but not me I can not do that.

Male lobsters have bladders in their heads and shoot pee at each other



Monday, 26 November 2018

Did you know No: 29


Good morning blogland, how is everyone on this fine, not yet warm Monday morning?

Guess who has woken up in a good mood and I am not talking about Leo.

I had an average run of the mill weekend, yesterday morning Natasha came to borrow/take and keep & not return an item and ended up cleaning out my linen press and the space behind the front door and part of my room. She ended up being here for an hour.

Then Kathy-Lee and her girls turned up and stayed for about 4 hours, while she was here she ran the vacuum over the lounge room floor but that was all she did, I was going to get her help with the Christmas decorations but I wasn't able to find my double sided tape, I will have another look for it today.

Speaking of decorations I need to get Natasha to clean the front class doors ready for me to add some decorations to them.

Now for some did you know random facts.

Our hearts pump about 40 million gallons of blood in a lifetime (no idea what that is in litres) but it is a bloody lot, I think you need to multiply by 3.7 to get litres.

Your heart could fill a swimming pool in about 25 days if you had enough blood to spare (which you don't)

At any one time your body contains just a little more than one gallon of blood or 3.78541 litres.

If you stand under an oak tree, you are much more likely to be struck by lighting, this has something to do with how deep their roots go into the ground making a better electrical ground.

The US post office once issued a postage stamp which showed Christopher Columbus using a telescope, however the telescope wasn't invented in 1492

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Friendship Poem No:4 (I think)


O, for the love of a friend whose voice and touch will rainbow sorrows, diamonds tears, making of them gems of rarest joy.

One who forgives all my shortages ere asked to do so; one who dare to the uttermost of human imagery

One whose ship will cast anchor, and throw out the lifeline of hope when storm are near

One who forgives in me all that I can forgive in myself

O, for the love of a friend who can be made the sacred trustee of my heart

One who is more to me than the closest relative, one whose name is so sacred that I want to whisper it softly

One who lingers near my door in time of distress, and stretches forth their hand, which is not empty or cold and who says little but feels largely.

MAE LAWSON

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Just some thoughts


Damn it is hot today, just had to turn the air con on because of the heat. Want to hear so good news, not exciting news just for me some good news, last night I managed to sleep for 3.5hrs before waking up to go to the toilet, I then slept for another 3hrs and I managed to go straight back to sleep after visiting the loo. This hasn't happened in ages, so I was somewhat happy this morning and didn't wake up tired.

I went to my aqua class as I do on Wednesdays, and after getting home and having a couple of soft boiled eggs I vacuumed out and tossed a load of laundry into the machine and put away the dried clothes.

I have read my usual blogs around 25-30 different blogs and then I had an ice cream cone before sitting here too write this piece of dribble. I told Tim & Tasha that this weekend I want to make a start on my Christmas decorations, I will need help doing that.

Also heard from Jessica that she is working Saturday day and Saturday night so we will have Leo from around 9am Saturday till I am guessing between 10-11 Sunday morning.

I also managed to find Leo's phone while I was tidying up, it was in a plastic bag between the lounges.

Not much news today but at least you know I am doing ok

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

This & That & Another Year Older



Hello everyone damn I have had a stressful morning did something to the keyboard when I started to write this, that I had to hold a key before it worked and of course I had no idea what I did and it took close to an hour to fix it and really still have no idea what I did.

Anyway I haven't posted since Thursday due to be either busy or depressed as some may have seen on Facebook that Thursday night Leo had a melt down which caused me to also have a melt down that resulted in my in tears not just some tears but I sat on the bed and sobbed.

Friday saw me go from 55 to 56 year I am another year older I had a pretty good day, received some nice presents and on Saturday Tim took me out for lunch. However, I still felt pretty down and had zero motivation thus the reason I didn't write a post on Friday or Saturday.

The reason I didn't post yesterday was because I went to my aqua class then I came home to do the 2019 calendars this usually takes between 2-3 hours but yesterday I forgot to log in to my Harvey Norman account this meant when I accidentally hit the wrong button and shut the page down causing me to lose everything because not being logged in meant nothing was saved and I had to start all over again, this meant the whole process to around 5 hours. By the time I was done I was exhausted and after a late lunch I just had no motivation to do anything else.

So this morning I decided I would write and post before doing anything else and of course that took longer then expected.

Yesterday Tim arranged for a bloke in Warners Bay to come around and detail the inside of the car when he arrived he told me when he saw out address he had a giggle because we live in unit 12 and he lives in unit 1. So he took the car back to his place to work on it, Tim was pleased with the end result.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Restlessness


Here we are at Thursday, it has felt like a long week but really not any longer then any other week. I guess the restless I am feeling at night isn't helping either.

Once a pond a time, I went to bed fell asleep, woke up it was morning. Now I go to bed lay down feel like I can't breathe,get up walk around, go back to bed, tell myself too concentrate on my breathing, fall asleep, wake up look at the clock it's only been 2hrs. I get up go to the toilet, go back to bed, feel like I can't breathe and that I am restless, walk around the house try going back to bed, fall asleep wake up it's been another 2 bloody hours, repeat every 2hrs till morning. Such is my life

This morning I had a doctor's appointment and I asked him if it would be possible for me to take an extra tablet for my restlessness at night. He said I could try it from time to time but not every night, as that wouldn't be good for my long time health.

I hope next week I have no appointments it is the appointments that make the day/week seem so long.







Tuesday, 13 November 2018

What a week


What a week this is shaping up to be, yesterday I went to my aqua class I then find Jessica here when I got home and she wanted me to go to the RTA with her, on Saturday she bought a 2000 Toyota Camry for $1,300. It is a 5 speed manual or a 5 on the floor, Jessica has never driven a manual but wants to learn, so on Saturday & Sunday Tim spent hours helping her learn how to drive it. Tim has printed up a sign which he has taped to the back window saying “learning to drive a manual”. So anyway yesterday she went and changed the rego into her name.

She then used my computer to fill out the online application for her to have her dental surgery next month that took about 45 minutes and involved a lot of frustration which made me end up with a headache.

While she was doing that I rang to change my appointment for an MRI, the appointment was made for 7.30pm on the 21st and there is no way I could get there at that time. Well the woman I spoke to was pretty rude and snapped at me if I need a daytime appointment it won't be till February, I calmly said that will be fine I don't go back to see the neurologist till March.

Today I went with mum to her physio appointment that went well she doesn't need to go back again and mum asked what they thought of her driving, she was told there is physical reason why she cannot drive, this made mum happy.

Tomorrow I have my aqua class again and Thursday I have a doctor's appointment and Friday I have to go to the shopping centre as I do every Friday.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest we forget

The following are just bits I pinched from the internet.

The phrase "Lest we forget" is commonly used in remembrance services and commemorative occasions in English speaking countries, in particular Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day.

"Lestmeans something like "in case". For example, "We should close the door,lest the dog escapes" means, "We should close the door in case the dog escapes [through the open door]". The phrase "lest we forget" is most often used in ceremonies to commemorate wars, such as Remembrance Day in Canada.

Lest We Forget may refer to: "Lest We Forget (phrase)", a phrase in the poem "Recessional" by Rudyard Kipling. "Ode of Remembrance", United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Friday, 9 November 2018

No More Driving For Me


Well as you all noticed I didn't do a post yesterday, I was just in a slump yesterday I felt really down the reason was because yesterday morning after dropping Leo off at school I had to see my GP to get my yearly medical form filled in so I can continue to drive.

Well he wouldn't fill it in saying I really shouldn't be driving so that left me feeling depressed, Tim and some other family members say it will be ok that either Tim or Tasha will drive me around. I wonder how long it will take till they start complaining about driving me places.

I go to my aqua class twice a week and to Charlestown Square once a week, Natasha had already said she will take Leo to and from school but next year Natasha wants to do a course at Glendale Tafe she wants to get qualified in home care to enable her to be better able to care for me.

This morning Leo said when I drove him to school, why can't I drive him and just not tell anyone. I had to explain to him that isn't possible.

I don't know why but last night when I went to bed I felt like I couldn't breath when I laid down this frightened Leo and he got Tasha who came and checked my BGL it was good but I was sweating even though it was cold so she turned the air con on in the bedroom and helped me get my Cpap mask on and told me to concentrate on my breathing.

I did manage to go to sleep but I had a restless night waking a lot, I hope I sleep better tonight.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Indestructible Creatures/Hagfish



Hi there everyone, here we are at Wednesday, it's a wet Wednesday after a few really hot days it is now much cooler.

Anyway since it is Wednesday is is indestructible creature day and today’s creature is the Hagfish, heard of it? Nope, me either.

The Hagfish is an eel like creature, a pink, plump boneless fish that lives on the seabed, it has a mouth lined with evil looking teeth that it uses to munch through unfortunate prey. A hagfsh swims through the water by waving its paddle like tail.

When it is danger it releases a mixture of chemicals and very fine threads from its body, these react with seawater to make a gloopy slime that puts predators off. If you out one hagfish in a bucket of water, it can easily turn the whole lot into an incredibly think, stringy, stretchy slime in seconds.

If despite the slime a predator manages to grab a hagfish, it has another trick up its sleeve. It can tie itself in a knot then slide the knot along its body to push itself free of its enemy’s grip.

They live for about 40 years in the ocean but only 17 years in a protected environment such as an aquarium.



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Gross Facts No:5 Bacteria


Hello everyone it is a lovely day here in Newie was suppose to be 36°c but it is only 24°c so a nice temp not too hot or too cold..

I had a rocky start to the day but it was my own fault I took my insulin and my morning medication and forgot to eat so my blood glucose level dropped too low and I was feeling in a bad way by the time I got back from driving Leo to school. It didn't help that I went to the shops before I came home.

Let's move onto some gross facts.

Lots of bacteria live in your armpits and feet, they live off the sweat.

A single gram of fluid in your large intestine contains 10 trillion bacteria.

There are about 3000 microbes (tiny bacteria) on every square centimetre of a desk.

If you could get bacteria to line up in a row, 10,000 would fit across your fingernail.

A piece of chicken that is starting to smell is covered with at least 10 million bacteria per square centimetre.

A kitchen stink is home to 10,000 times more germs than a toilet.

One bacterium can turn into millions of bacteria in less than a day.

Hot water is much better than cold water at getting rid of bacteria from your hands. Most bacteria are frazzled by the heat.



Monday, 5 November 2018

Did you know No: 28


Here we are at another Monday been a pretty hot Monday as well, we had a stinking hot weekend, although I have now turned the air con off and open both the front and back doors so there is a nice breeze blowing through.

Anyway since it is Monday it is did you know day, so here are this weeks facts.

In most cases, if you have two objects equal in all respects, except one is white and the other is black, the black one will appear to be smaller.

Snoopy wasn't in the first Peanuts cartoon, he appeared in the third one

If we were to attempt manned exploration of t he nearest star system to Earth with the same kind of rocket that we used to get to the Moon, at its top speed of 25,000 miles per hour, it would take oane billion years to arrive.

85% of all life on Earth is Plankton, whatever that is

Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Disgusting Food Museum


This morning while watching Sunrise the breakfast show I saw a couple of things that made me go what the hell............

Seems that Sweden has a disgusting food museum which is all very good and I am sure it contains many disgusting foods such as maggot infested cheese, sheep eyeball juice or bull testicles all gross but would American's think their root beer was disgusting, me things not.

Just like us Aussies do not think Vegemite is disgusting yes I get many people do not know how to eat it, spreading it thick like peanut butter. Also to make the list was our loved lolly the musk stick which I really don't get, the other food from down under to make the grade are witchetty grubs which are gross.

So what do you think is one of your countries loved food on the list and if so is it truly gross or not.


Creature Wednesday/Icefish

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