Thursday, 19 September 2019

Poem Thursday yet again

The heart of a friend is a wondrous thing
A gift of God most fair;
For the seed of friendship there spouts and grows
to love and beauty rare.....

Bless God for the love of friends so true,
A love akin too His,
Which knows our faults and loves us still;
That's what real friendship is.

The heart of a friend is a wondrous thing.
A gift of God most fair;
May I carefully tend the seed which grows
In friendship's garden there.

BY: Pat Lassen

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Coincidence yes or no

Do you believe in coincidences?

Some people say they don't, what the hell with that?

Of course coincidences happen, they are happening every day somewhere in the world.

I had to explain to Leo that they happen when he did something with Papa's computer around the same time that the monitor part packed it in. It was just a coincidence that both things happened around the same time.

At first both of them were sure the events had to be connected, however, after Tim spoke to a computer guy he was told that wasn't the case.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Did you know No 33

Hello world, what a lovely day it is this Monday at the moment it is 27 degrees Celsius. I went to aqua and now I am home with front and back doors open.

Anyway here are today's facts......

In Taiwan the Pepsi-Cola slogan “Come Alive with the Pepsi Generation” was reportedly translated on posters as “Pepsi brings you ancestors back from the dead”.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.

The asteroid that is believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs was named would they know that?????

The heaviest breed of dog is the Saint Bernard which can weigh as much as 150 kilos or 300 pounds.

In 1945 a foxhound gave birth to a litter of 23 puppies.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

The Week That Was No:37

Another week gone, another week started.

Tim went to take Mum's car to work and it wouldn't start again. He took the bike to work.

It has been a nice day spent alone.

Monday I slept in till 9am as I just didn't feel like getting up. Tim was lent a battery pack starter by a guy at work which he used to start Mum's car.

Sandy came over to print something.

She was annoyed that Tim has Mum's car. He drove it to work.
Managed to write 3 letters.

Monday I woke up at 8.20am this morning was surprised by the time.
Sandra came and picked up Mum's car she will return it on Thursday morning before I need it to go to my appointment that morning.
Leo had to walk to school on his own because Tasha is fed up driving him each morning.

Leo is here tonight, Natasha was suppose to ring Leo this morning and tell him to leave for school but forgot. She also said she was going to get him out early but thankfully she didn't.
Kathy's birthday I sent her a voice message.

Wednesday I was up at 6.30am this morning, just before Tim got up. Leo got up around some time and left for school on time.

Been a nice day, haven't done much all day.

Up at 7am and had a nice hot bath took the heater from the lounge room into the bath room, so I was warm.

Sandra dropped off Mum's car, Sue picked Sandy up.

Tim and I went to counselling the lady was nice, although she was very soft spoken and I found it annoying. I go back next month.
She thinks I should see another neurologist and has a problelm getting her head around how long I have had the tremor.

Leo came home from school today as he had a sore throat and was so tired. Jess said that as soon they got home he laid down and slept for a couple of hours.

Up at 7am to Natasha knocking on the door.

Last night Leo asked if he could connect his laptop to Papa's computer and we said sure. However, Tim's computer screen chose that time to pack it in. of course Tim blamed Leo but after he spoke to Michael he realised that Leo did nothing.

I didn't wear make up today.

Kathy & the girls turned up with shopping at 4.45. I gave her a birthday present and she seemed to like it.

Up at 7am dressed and ready for Jess to drop off Leo Tim is at work so just me and Leo for the day.

I had a diabetic turn with low BGL Leo had to give me so honey.
Tasha was trying to move photos from her phone to her hard drive but it wasn't working.

Well that is it for this week, time to post.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

More Positive Thoughts

I can still attend aqua aerobics

I can still feed myself

I can still have a bath on my own, although I need help getting dressed afterwards.

I can still type on the computer

I can still hug my grandchildren

I can still go to family functions

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Interesting Facts or maybe not

Here I am on Tuesday afternoon and that means it is interesting facts day so here are five facts you may or may not know.

Only female wasps have stingers

Some wasps sleep while hanging from their teeth

The most brightly coloured wasps are usually the ones with the most painful sting.

There are more than 30,000 species of wasps

Most species of wasps live alone, but about 1000 of them live in colonies.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Did you know No:32

Good morning world here are some facts you may or may not know.

The doll Barbie's full name is “Barbie Millicent Roberts”

Walt Disney was afraid of mice

Ann Boleyn had six fingers on one hand

President John F Kennedy could read four newspapers in 20 minutes

There is a tea in China called “white tea” it is simply boiled water.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

The Week That Was No:36

Father's Day today, our first without Dad. Went to Mum's for lunch it was a nice outing. Dave & Leigh with Sue & Sandy went to see Dad and took the card I got for Dad and left it on his grave.

Monday I woke up with a headache but other wise I am ok. I ended up going back to bed for 1.5hrs at 9.15am.

Tim was here when I got up at 10.45am, he left at 1.30pm to go back to work.

I did two loads of washing today.

Tuesday, I woke up at 6.45 but stayed in bed till 7.20, Tasha came and helped me get dressed.

At 8.45 the power went out, it may be out till 4pm while Ausgrid do some work. We received notice this would happen a few weeks back.
At midday I went to have a lay down and I am surprised that I slept for 2hrs. However, I woke feeling lightheaded and foggy, so I ate and then I was fine kinda.

At 2.30pm the power came back on.

Leo is here tonight

Thursday I woke up at 6.15, tired as........
I have had too have two naps today.
I am going to sleep watching telly so off to bed for me
Woke up at 6.15, tired as........
I have had too have two naps today.

I am going to sleep watching telly so off to bed for me
Friday saw me up again at 6.15am, Tasha rang me at 7am and came to help me get dressed.

It was nice at breakfast 2 sisters and 2 nieces and 1 great-niece turned up, with Tasha and Mum of course.

I have felt tired all day again.

Jessica bought me a Legacy bear.

Been very windy and a hot wind at that, all afternoon, had to turn the air con on for a while.

Saturday and Jessica is working but we don't have Leo as he is going to Kelli's for the day.

I slept in till 7.20am, Tim is off today.

Mum is worried about Dawson going out and not arranging a lift home in advance. Although on Friday he arranged for Sam to pick him up but tonight she was unable to do it so Tasha went and got him before she got me already for bed.

Tim went out to start mum's car to go down the road and it had a flat battery so had to get Tasha to jump start it.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Poem Thursday NNo 19

wHello world, how is life treating you?

Here in Newie it is another warm spring day.

Here is this weeks Thursday post

When we start to count flowers
we cease to count weeds;
When we start to count blessings,
we cease to count needs;
When we start to count laughter,
we cease to count tears;
When we start to count memories,
we cease to count years.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Did you know no:31

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is well, as I am well here in Newie.

Here are this weeks did you know facts..........

Once if you wanted to buy a McDonald's extra value meal in Russia it would cost the average Russian worker one months's pay.
Russian's generally answer the phone by saying “I'm listening”

The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 1848 by a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega. He managed the whole operation with just one horse in his basement to power the machinery. To dry his spaghetti he placed strands of the pasta on the roof to dry in the sunshine.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco connects two different areas that, before its construction, were 1,000 miles apart by Zroad.

Hans Christian Andersen was “word blind” meaning he never learned to spell correctly and his publishers always had to fix his spelling mistakes.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

The Week That Was No:35

Another week over another week started, let's hope it is a better week.

Woke up feeling horrible and depressed.

Had a shocking day.

Tasha found me crying in the backyard because I felt like everything is too hard.

Monday morning I woke feeling a bit better then yesterday but still not great.

Spoke to mum around 2pm she was really upset and angry, her pension didn't go in, it will go in on Wednesday.

I have asked mum if we could borrow her car for a few weeks, she said we can but only Tim can drive it.

Leo still here tonight, Jess should be home around 7pm.
I am pleased that Leo & Blain have been getting along.
Tuesday I woke feeling about 90% like myself.

Went with Jess to appointment with the child psychologists about Leo. They are going to go and observe him in class and then he will have to see him at the clinic.

Tim had a phone call from the Perm telling him that he has two credit cards we don't know about it, one with Citibank and one with Latitude. Turned out one was the Coles Mastercard and the other was a Gem card we never received from an interest free loan.

Tim went and borrowed Mum's car for a while she said that only him can drive it not Tasha.

Leo is at his house for a couple of nights.

Wednesday I was feeling a lot more like myself today thankfully. So I was able to clean the bath and do a couple of loads of washing.

Looks like Jess should have her car by Saturday.

Tim came home in a better mood.

Thursday morning now I slept most of the night, so woke up feeling good.

It started out nice but has been cold and wet since 2pm so I am glad Tim has a car.

Leo here tonight and he is getting along with Blain.

The Perm contacted Tim they want even more info for the loan. This is a joke.

Friday I was awake since 5.30am and it is wet and cold. I am glad Tim has a car to drive to work.

Jess isn't getting the car now as the loan is taking too long to be approved.

She is disappointed.

I am in so much pain that I can't sit or stand and Tasha isn't here to help, I had a cry but I don't know how much more I can take.

Saturday and it seems I had some people worried about me, due to my Facebook post yesterday. I woke up feeling a bit better.

Leo is here for the afternoon and night while Jess is working.
Tasha managed to get my Norspan patch at Guardian at Warners Bay.

So another week is done and dusted

Thursday, 29 August 2019


Every act of kindness
Moves to a larger one
Till friendship bloom to show
What little deeds have done

BY: June Masters Bacher

Monday, 26 August 2019

Did you know No:30

Hello Monday, is it a good day?

Well I am feeling about 75% better but still have a way to go.

Anyway here are this weeks facts.

The word “macaroni” means “dearest darlings” in Italian

A procession of caterpillars two miles long and 33 feet wide caused chaos in the Italian town of Fabriano in June 1982. A train slipped off the track when it ran into the bug parade as it crossed the railway line.

The Irish are the biggest tea drinkers in the world, followed by the English in second place and the people in Qatar third.

If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be more than long enough to go around the world twice.

The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Week That Was No:34

Another week has pasted and I am still suffering with hot & cold flushes.

Up and managed to dress myself but couldn't even manage to eat a egg & cheese roll.

Wrote 6 letters, vacuumed out, unpacked the dishwasher and sorted out the clean washing.
Been another hot day.
Started back at aqua today it was good.

Monday and Leo didn't go to school, neither did Daemon so I have them here while their mums go shopping. Both were well behaved.
Leo is here for the night, he is somewhat hyper as not medicated.
Both Leo & Blain are getting along again.

Tuesday morning and I had a shocking night last night I woke up at 11.30pm to go to the loo and afterwards I had trouble going back to sleep. I had hunger pains and at 12.30am I got up and ate a sherbert cone, which helped

Found Leo asleep in his bed not on it, he had removed the sheets of wood under the mattress.

I have been sick all day and had two naps during the day and also threw up a bit and had to get Tasha come and get me off the bath room floor.

Had another bad night at midnight I took a Valium and it did help.
I went to the doctors this morning he has done a referral to a psychologist at Broadmeadow. I also had to have a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis.

I am still unwell and went back to bed for most of the day.
I am going to bed at 5.45pm.

Thursday I am as sick as, spent all day in bed, too sick to do anything. Leo is here till Tuesday while his mum is at her friends hens do in Casino.

Still sick all day

Friday at 2pm I got a phone call from Tasha she has had an accident while picking Leo up from school, in our car.

There is a lot of front end damage but no one was hurt thankfully.
Tim was angry but more worried about Tasha.

He rang and lodged a claim with the NRMA that will cost us $695 but of course our premiums will go up next year.
At last I am starting to feel a bit better but I am still far from better about 50% better.

Michael sent Tim a message saying that he would have Tim's back in getting Tasha to pay the excess for the car. However, both Tim & I know we don't have a hope in hell of getting money from Tasha as she just doesn't have it.

We took Leo over to his house so he could clean out the bunnies cage and feed them. He did that while Tim & I went to see dad.
When we got home I noticed our neighbour's daughter was cleaning out her house and had a wheelchair there so , asked what was she doing with it and she said we could have it for $50 so Tim bought it for me.

I am going back to bed at 6pm as I feel like shit.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Did you know No 27

Hello world, hello Monday, hello life, I hope everyone is well and happy and not too hot nor too cold.

Here are this weeks did you know facts................

In the ocean it is totally dark at depths greater than 600metres, about half the animals found below that depth glow. This light serves to attract prey and mates.

The human body makes about two million new red blood cells every second.

When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124mph.

Our nose is our personal air-conditioning system, it warms cold air, it cools hot air and filters impurities.

In one square inch of the human hand we have nine feet of blood vessels, 600 pain sensors, 9,000 nerve endings, 36 heat sensors and 75 pressure sensors.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

The Week That Was No: 33

Well here I am starting another week that was post, I slept in till 8am, I was cold when I woke up but after 5mins I was sweating. I had to get Tasha to come help me get dressed.

Kathy & Summer arrived around 9.30am she came to get her shopping bags.

Switched over to the new laptop.

Monday it is still cold here and I feel like shit. Hot and cold all day.

Tim rang DoH about the carport he was on the phone for an hour and had to go on and on to get his point across.

Mum didn't get he pension today she should get a hardship payment tomorrow.

Asked Tasha if she will come down in the morning and help me get dressed after my bath.

Here we are at Tuesday and well Tasha forgot to help me this morning but I managed ok.

It is another cold ass day.

Last night after I went to bed I could hear Tim on the phone, I don't know who he was talking to but at points he sounded like he was crying. Like when he spoke about Dad or Me.

Mum wasn't paid her pension, I logged into her My Gov and she should be paid tomorrow.

Leo here tonight and has spent some time hanging out with Blain which was nice.

I am really restless this afternoon/evening.

Wednesday morning and Mum was paid this morning.

I felt like crying because I asked Tasha to call in to Jess's and drop of Leo's stuff and she got angry and complained about doing it.

Mum had Sue upset her this morning because Mum forgot that she needed a new Webster Pack till it was empty meaning Sue had to go and get it. What upset Sue was she was at the square yesterday and Sandy was there on Monday.

I took half a sleeping tablet last night.

Having another restless afternoon.

Thursday was another bloody cold morning only 4 degrees and I had sweat dripping out of me.
Saw the Dr he said there is no tear in the tendon so just have tendinitis and that takes months to heal. He said to use the walker more then cane
Jessica picked me up from Dr's and has our car, so she can drive me to grief counselling tomorrow.
Leo here again and like Tuesday night he and Blain got on great.
Friday I had a bath and Tasha came and helped me get dressed.
Dave rang and asked rolling what he has could he just give me the bag of stuff and I said yep. So Leigh brought it over for me.
Jess drove me to grief counselling, the woman was nice we spoke for an hour. She seems to think I am coping well with Dad's death. She doesn't feel I will need to go back.
Tasha drove our car to Cessnock, Tim went on about fuel and his tone of voice was annoying.
It has been a hot day temps around 30.
SaturdayThis morning Jess drove me to Charlie while Leo stayed with Papa.
It is another hot day.
Then her and Tim wt to look at a car, she put a $200 deposit down to hold it
Having a very restless afternoon

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Postive Things

Well it is time for some positivity in my life so here are some of the positive things in my life.

I am sleeping better most nights, often not waking more then once.

I can still run the vacuum over the lounge room floor

I can still do the laundry and hang it out to dry, I however, cannot take them off the line

I can remove the bags from the bins tie them up and leave them outside the house, by the front door for someone to place in the garbage bin.

I still load the dishwasher and often unpack it as well.

I am still able to go to appointments, as long as I have someone to drive me.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Interesting Facts/Bees

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is well and happy and enjoying life. I have no more gross facts left in the book of gross facts but I do have some interesting facts to share.

Honey bees visit between 50-100 flowers during one trip.

A honey bee's wings beat about 11400 times per minute, this what makes the buzzing sound.

Africanised honey bees will chase you for 100 metres if they feek threatened.

Honey bees can only sting once, as their stingers get stuck in the victim's body.

A queen bee can lay up to 200000 eggs per year.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Did you know No: 29

Hello, hello, hello, I am here and I am writing a did you know post for the first time in what seems like ages but really not that long at all.

The sound of E. T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WW11, if captured the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map to help them escape.

Windmills always turn anti-clockwise, except in Ireland.

The Moscow Circus has a troupe of dancing cows that dance to Russian music and play football.

Atomic clocks, which use the vibrations of atoms to keep track of time, are so accurate that they would gain or lose only one second in three million years.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The week that was No:32

It is Sunday afternoon and I just got up from a nap, I didn't get to have one yesterday and was rat-shit by 6pm.

I of course sorted out the medications for Tim, Leo and myself before a nap and wrote 3 letters to pen pals.

The first thing Tim did when he got up was complain about Tasha borrowing our car, I am fed up hearing about it.

Tim made a number of phone calls trying to find out where Leo is on the waiting list to see a psychologist to have the atusim assessment. We got nowhere.

He then went to the doctors and had me go with him so afterwards we could go to Leo's school to chase up a SRS-2 form owed to Dr Murray.

I have had a shocking afternoon with terrible hot and cold flashes all afternoon.

Tuesday was a better day, Tim is at work thankfully. I had a bad night with running hot and cold all night.

Had a phone call from Dr Murray, Leo should be seen by a psychologist in the next week or so.

At around 12.30 Jess & Kelli with Freya as Kelli had to print out some forms to fill in and return to Centrelink. They were here an hour.

Had a moment of crying as I went to ring and ask Dad if he still had his label maker. When Mum answered I realised that I couldn't because Dad is no longer with us.

Leo is here tonight.

Mum rang and read me some letter written by Richard Thomas Jenkins 1st in 1916 while serving in WW1.

Dave said he wants them which pissed me off as I also would like them. Mum said I can borrow them to read and scan them into my computer.

Wednesday morning I went and saw the nurse and had the paperwork for the incontinence aid payment filled in.

Then saw the doctor about my left arm and mental state, he has sent me for an Xray and ultrasound, which I will have done tomorrow. I have to go back on the 21st for a mental health plan, so he can arrange counselling for me through Medicare.

Then Tim & I went out to the Eastern Tiger for lunch. I ate about half what I normally eat
On Thursday, Tasha drove me to the Xray place and picked me up when I was done. The woman who did the ultrasound said it looks like tendinitis.

Had a phone call from Fiona Harris about grief counselling, I go on Friday 16th at 10am.

Sandra called in to drop off the label maker and I found some photos of Dad and put them on a flash drive for her.

This morning I was able to do my own make-up after Tasha helped me get dressed.

Saw Kelli at the square she gave me a gift that I really liked. She hung around Jess & myself.

Tasha drove our car to Cessnock.

Saturday saw Jess doing a wine tour, so Leo is here.

Kathy picked up my shopping for me and dropped it off but was rushed as she was in a hurry.

Leo isn't medicated and hasn't stopped eating all day.

We went over to the Mater and found where I go next Friday, we then went to Kmart before coming home.

Jessica said she will take me to the appointment.

Jess had a phone from Dr Murray she sent the scripts to the chemist, I will see if Tasha can go get what I need on Monday.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

I am not dead, just no time and little motivaion

Just a quick post to let anyone who cares know that I am ok not great but not too bad.
Been out and about each morning this week with medical appointments for both Tim and myself  and I have more of the same tomorrow. 

Poem Thursday yet again

The heart of a friend is a wondrous thing A gift of God most fair; For the seed of friendship there spouts and grows to love and be...