Monday, 22 July 2019

Did you know 27


Good morning world another cold day here in Newie, I hope this week I am more with it when it comes to blogging.

Here are this weeks did you know facts, more facts about Lincoln & Kennedy.

Andrew Johnson who succeeded Lincoln was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839, Lee Harvey Oswald who assassinated Kennedy was born I,n 1939.

Booth ran from a theatre and was caught in a warehouse, Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.

Both were assassinated before going to trial.

Lastly nothing to do with either man is

In 1983 the U S A wanted FIFA to pass a law making soccer goalkeepers wear helmets.


Sunday, 21 July 2019

The week that was No:: 29


Hello world, here I am a starting another post about my life during the week.

Slept in till 9am only woke once last night so a much better night

When mum rang she said that Dave, Leigh and the girls asked her to go to Port Macquarie with them tomorrow, she said yes.

After mum rang Dave rang and asked if I would like to go to Port with them tomorrow, I said yes. So big day out tomorrow.

I will have to set alarm for 4am to wake Tasha as she wants to be up that early for some strange reason and 5.30am for me to get up as Dave will be here at 6.15am.

Tim said he will give me money for tomorrow.

I had no problem getting up when both alarms went off. I was up and dressed when Dave & Leigh arrived.

I slept part of the drive to Port Macquarie, we had breakfast at Pancake Place before walking to find a cheap shop.

Although I didn't walk far before Dave decided to push me on the walker. It made it so much easier for me.

I slept most of the way home.

Jess & Leo didn't go to visit Jay as Jay cancelled.

I got home by 4pm but mum didn't ring as we spent all day together.

Tuesday has been a quite day here, told Tim all about yesterday.

Had Tasha pick up some treatment for thrush for me. I remember the days when you had to see a Dr be examined before you could get a script. Now you just go to the chemist buy a pill and take it and you're usually right.

My back has been painful all day.

Wednesday has been an ok day, Mum went to Paddy's market with Dave & Leigh and their girls. However, I was unable to go as Dave thought it was too far for me manage. I understand but still I was disappointed.

I had Leo & Daemon while Jess & Kelli went clothes shopping. While they where here Kathy and her girls turned up and both the girls had fun playing the boys. Blain stayed home at Cessnock on his own.

Mum rang me at 5.10pm after she got home.
Thursday was a quite day spent at home doing nothing

Friday was Jeannie's birthday she is 51, saw her at the square and gave her a present.

Leo spent last night with Kelli & family so just me and Jess this morning.

Dawson is unwell so not going to work.

I was so tired that I went back to bed when I got home.

Tasha's bathroom is mostly done.

Saturday I was up at 8am and dressed, Jess & Leo here before I was up.

I forgot that Leo was staying the night till I was having a smoke this afternoon. When I mentioned it to Tim he flipped out, started yelling and throwing things.

Saying I NEVER tell him stuff, he went on about stuff that happened a year or more ago.

Leo told him it was a year ago forget it and move on.

When I went to bed he didn't want to kiss me or hug me. Although after I was in bed he came in and gave me a kiss.

I had of course said I was sorry and when I asked what I could do to help make things better he said to say sorry and I said I already said sorry about 7 times already.
So now it is Sunday and time to post

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Poem Thursday No:17


Some people come
into our lives and
quickly leave, while
some stay awhile
leaving footprints
on our hearts, and
we are never the
same again.

BY:Unknown

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Gross Facts No:21


Good morning all, yes don't faint, I am doing a post. Yesterday I went out for a day trip with my brother and his family and our mum. We went to Port Macquarie for breakfast and to Wauchope to visit dead people.

Anyway let's move on to gross facts, today's facts are as follows.

Kopi Luwak is the world's most expensive coffee......not gross

It's made from beans eaten then pooped out by a small animal called a palm civet....now that's gross

Kiviak is an Inuit meal made by stuffing 500 birds into the body of a seal.......yes gross

This is then eaten by making a hole in the neck and sucking out the juices......really gross indeed

White truffles are edible fungi that sell for thousands of pounds per kilogram.......not for me


Sunday, 14 July 2019

The Week that Was No:28


Good afternoon everyone, here I am starting another week that was post, today I did the medications for Tim & myself and Leo. I also vacuumed out once and Leo vacuumed out once. I also got the clothes off the line and hung another load on them.

Monday, Tim and I went to the doctors but as we got in the car to leave the doctors surgery rang and said Dr Arun had to leave for a family emergency so had to see Dr Leo. Tim didn't like him.

He has referred me to see whatever counsellor I want to. He didn't recommend anyone.

So I will have to do some research and find someone.

Had our toilet replaced while we were out can't use it till 2pm.

Tim is off for 3 days.

Tuesday I was up at 6.30am another cold day here.

Kathy rang at 7.40am to ask if I could watch Summer today while her & Michael are working and Sydney is at her father's.

Summer spent most of the day watch telly sitting on my arm chair.

Tim was out and about all day cashing in cans helping Jess with stuff. He left here at 9.30 and was back at 2pm.

After Tim got home I went for a nap before mum rang.

On Wednesday morning Tim had a phone call at 2.55am from Diane next door he got up and went over to see her. She was a bit upset as Kevin was taken to hospital.

Mum got a phone number for grief counselling through palliative care at the Mater. Natasha will ring and make an appointment for a time that is good for her to take me.
Had Leo for a few hours while Jess had work.

Jess also did her tax return and is getting money back, last year she owed them money.

Thursday morning, Tim back at work, Tasha turned up as I was attempting to make breakfast and took over for me which was a big help.

Later on Tasha asked if I could go up and stay at her place while she popped out. She has workmen in renovating her bathroom and kitchen. I was there for an hour.

Leo here tonight, so his mum can have a break, she too our car home for the night.
Not having a good day.

Friday now and I had a horrible night last night, I was waking every couple of hours and it took an hour or more to go back to sleep.

I got up at 6.30am and had to call Natasha to come and dress me.

Jessica arrived at 7.50am to get me & Leo and we all went to the square. We picked up Dawson on the way.

I had a terrible morning but a better afternoon.

Jess took the car home, she is working tomorrow.

Still hot & cold all day, managed to have a nap.

Tim home at 3.45pm

Mum told me that Ed got a shock when he did his tax return, it came up that he owed $5,000.

The ATO say he owes $14,000 from a higher education loan he got years ago, only he has never got such loan and was in fact working at the time. He now has to prove that.

Saturday and Leo here today as Jess doing a wine tour. I had a better night last night.

Natasha drove Tim over to get our car from Jessica's. Will gone Kathy went and stayed at Tasha as she still has workmen in.

Been a nice day, here, very windy

Tim went over and did an oil change for Kevin Brown, on his car.

It was 6pm by the time Jess arrived to get Leo.

Sunday again and time to post this.

I didn't post during the last week just no motivation to do so.


Sunday, 7 July 2019

The week that was No: 27


Another post written posted for the week, so time to start the next week that was post.

Tim is working today as he does most days.......

Jessica came over and Natasha dyed her hair, as well Leo's hair as Jessica hasn't been able to get rid of his head lice and they are hoping dying it will help.

Monday morning at 5am I got up to go to the toilet and found Tim up watching TV, he found a lump on his neck which is worrying him so he has made a Dr's appointment for midday and called in sick. By 8am he has decided that it is his gland.

He saw the Dr and he said it is an infection and prescribed antibiotics.

Had a phone call about my blood glucose machine they are sending me a new machine.

Tim striped the bed and washed the sheets and him and Tasha remade the bed this afternoon.

Tuesday morning I was awake at 7.15am but it was so cold I didn't want to get out of bed. So I turned the heater on and laid there for 20 minutes before getting up.

Tasha came and dressed me and complained about how cold the house was.

Felt a bit off most of the morning at around 12.30 Natasha came down and gave me some honey which helped clear my head.

Having a shocking afternoon BGL's all over the place feeling hot and sweating and very emotional crying a lot.

Made a dr's appointment for Monday.

Leo here tonight

Tuesday night I slept well and feel ok when I first got up.

However, I decided not to take my insulin unless my BGL is over 10 and see how I go.

Not taking the insulin has worked out better, I have been much better today, more with it and less confused.

Kathy's parcel arrived so I was able to have a nap this afternoon.
Thursday not as cold today but pretty wet as well. Tim took the car to work this morning because of the rain.

Tasha picked up the pie drive order at the school and was surprised at how much there was.

Leo here tonight.

Tim on early day shifts so home by 2pm.

Tim took the car to work because of the wet weather.

On Friday Tasha picked mum & Dawson up and drove them to Charlie. Saw Jeannie at Charlie.

Jessica met me at the square which was great after we were done Tasha drove us home.

I bought KP24 to treat Leo's head lice and two fine tooth metal combs.

Last day of the school term.

Saturday and Tim off today and he spent most of the day cleaning out one of his sheds and taking stuff up the front for the kerbside collection

We had Leo all day while Jess was at work.

Tasha treated Leo with KP24.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Poem Thursday No 16


Hello Thursday afternoon, it is a cold but mostly dry day but you don't care about the weather,so here is something you may care about.

Sometimes our thoughts turn
back toward a corner in a forest, or
the end of a bank, or an orchard
powered with flowers, seen but a
single time....yet remaining in our
hearts and leaving in soul and body
an unappeased desire which is not
to be forgiven, a feeling we have
just rubbed elbows with happiness


BY: Guy De Maupassant

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Photo Day

                                                  Mum & Dad with their children

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gross Facts No:20


Here are some gross facts for today.

A type of Sardinian cheese has maggots put in it on purpose......gross indeed

Cider markers use to add meat to their mixture of apples and water, as the meat rotted it helped the mixture turned to cider.........yuck

The meat was usually livestock but sometimes it was from the rats that fell into the mixture by accident..........yuck

Salami develops a mould around its casing while it is being made, the mould is left on to give it more flavour.

Some wine makers use mouldy grapes to make sweet wines.......bloody hell



Monday, 1 July 2019

Did you know No:27


Hello world, how is the world this fine but dry, cold but nice in the sun Monday.

Today I am sharing some tid bits about Abraham Lincoln & John F Kennedy.

Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846 Kennedy was elected to congress in 1946.

Lincoln was elected president in 1860 Kennedy was elected president in 1960

The names Lincoln and Kennedy have 7 letters, as does Meadows just saying

Both presidents were shot both on a Friday

Lincoln's secretary as named Kennedy and Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

The Week That Was No:26


Another week done and dusted, so let me start another week that was post. Tim went and picked up Leo and brought him here so he could cut Leo's hair, in order to get rid of his head lice.

So this morning Tasha came down to help me get dressed and get the clothes off the line, while she was here Tim read allowed the text I sent him last night about Kathy. So Tasha sent Kathy a nasty text about the fact that she has a bloody good life and how dare she say otherwise.

Tim went over and got Leo so he could cut Leo's hair. He had to borrow Tasha's hair clippers as his were blunt.

Tim also replaced the bulb in his bike's headlight.

Jessica came over with Kelli and her kids, so I was able to see Freya and give her the elephant I bought her.

It is a cold and wet day, here in my part of Newie.

Monday was another cold and wet morning, Tim on afternoons again. No aqua as it is far too cold. Tasha came up to borrow some liquid paper.

I found myself falling asleep at 9am so I went back to bed for 2hrs.

On Tuesday I had an appointment with the nurse at the doctors surgery. However, when I made the appointment the receptionist stuffed up and made it with Arun. The nurse still did the care plan anyway.

I have had a change in my medication, I know will only take 1 Diamicron daily as well as 1 Forxiga tablet daily and have to checked my blood often each day.

I woke up tired on Thursday morning and ended going back to bed at 8am for two hours. I still felt tired but could at least function.
Felt tired most of the day, had to go for another nap, Leo woke me up when he got home from school.

Friday I slept in till 8am as Leo isn't going to school as he has an appointment with Dr Murry at the John Hunter Hospital.

Jessica arrived at 9am, she called in sick this morning.

Dr Murry was running an hour late, we ended up seeing her registrar but Dr Murry did come in and see us as well.

They now thing Leo may have something called, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is something to do with how flexible he is. He is being referred to a specialist about it.

It looks like we may have to go private to have his autism diagnosed. I mentioned it to Tim he wasn't interested but I will speak to him again.

Saturdays morning I went to Charlestown with Kathy and Summer.
Natasha & Kathy patched up their differences and Tasha dyed Kathy's hair.

Last night I had a hypo attack and had to get help from Tasha.
After that I settled down and slept well.

Had another hypo attack Sat night and was in a right mess had to take some honey to make me feel ok. This happened twice.
I sent an email off to the blood glucose company letting them know that I feel the machine is playing up.

I also have rang mum and asked if I could borrow dad's machine to check what that level it shows compared to mine.



Thursday, 27 June 2019

Poem Thursday


Well it is late on Thursday afternoon but it is still Thursday so here is this weeks poem thingy.

We are not friends
because of the laughs
we spend, but the tears
we save. I don't want to
be near you for the
thoughts we share but
the words we never
have to speak.

BY: Unknown


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Photo Day

                                                    My dad with his brother Richard

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Gross Facts No:19


Hello everyone, it is another cold and wet day.
Leo will be here soonish.
Mum woke me from my nap, with a phone call, she had just received a phone call saying that someone had just logged into her Amazon account, so he just hung up. She doesn't have a Amazon account.

Anyway here are this weeks gross facts.

In 2013 a group of London students opened a restaurant specialising in insects......Really why?????

Dishes included watermelon with caterpillar risotto and ground up cricket......I'll pass

Sumo wrestlers eat two giant pots of meat stew every day......I wonder what the vegan wrestlers eat....this is to make sure they're heavy enough to fight.

Over 2 billion people a round the world are overweight......of which I am one

Only around 805 million people are ill with malnutrition.......now that is so wrong and sad.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Did you know No:26


Hello Monday, damn it is cold here again today, I was up at 6am but at 9am I was falling asleep so I went back to bed for a couple of hours. The first thing I did after getting up at 11am was vacuum the lounge room.

Here are this weeks did you know facts.

On average, lightning causes about 80 odd deaths in the United States each year.

The most expensive spice is saffron, which comes from the stigma of a crocus flower, it costs about $7-8 per gram.

As early as 600BC, in the province of Shanxi in China people refrigerated food by putting it within blocks of ice in underground pits.

The most played song on American radio during the 20th century was “You're Lost That Loving Feeling”.

The song is the only one in history to be played in different versions, over 8 million times on the radio. That adds up to about 45 years of continuous play.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Week That Was No:25


Another week over or about to start depending on how you think, it is a nice day not hot by any means but also not cold at all. Tim is at work and I am having a nice day doing a lot of nothing. What is a lot of nothing you wonder, it is sorting out medication, vacuuming out, sorting out a couple of boxes of paperwork, shredding stuff and making food and eating it while watching TV.

I watched the first part of the Chernobyl documentary and found it quite interesting.

Monday was spent doing nothing much, it was raining on and off all day, so I was glad Tim took the car to work. I asked Tasha if she would come get the clothes off the clothes hoist

Tuesday was much warmer, I opened both sliding doors to allow the breeze through the house. Today I did 2 loads of washing and had to get the washing off the hoist before I could hang it out, Tasha didn't get around to doing it.

Wednesday morning Both Leo and myself had doctors appointments, nothing wrong with Leo just needed a ongoing referral for Dr Murry.

I asked about a few things such a new medication for my depression and my back pain as well as my curling toes and fat lip. I have to have a ct scan of my back.
Tim also had a Dr appointment to get the results of his colonoscopy.

Friday was another bloody cold day, Jessica sent me a text letting me know that she is unable to meet me at the square. So Natasha is going to stay with me.

Saturday morning when Kathy arrived I was dressed except for my socks, so I asked her if she could put them on for me.

Well she carried on so much that Summer went to get Tasha. Tasha could hear Kathy going off so when she walked in she snapped at Kathy telling her to get over it, it's only feet and that when she was a baby I did everything for her, this pissed Kathy off.

Kathy thought Natasha had a hide saying that. Kathy went on and on about Natasha while she drove me to the Xray place. I felt like crying all this over my socks.

Kathy said she doesn't ever want to see or speak to Natasha again. 
This is distressing for me.

When I was having blood taken I was shaking so much that one lady had to try and hold the hand still while the other lady drew blood.
So all in all my Saturday sucked.



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Poem Thursday No: 15


Hello Thursday it is a bloody cold day here in Newie I have the heater on it's that cold. Here is this weeks poem, verse or whatever.........

God is the sunshine that
warms us, the rain that melts
the frost and waters the young
plants. The presence of God is
a climate of strong and bracing
love, always there.

BY: Joan Arnold




Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Photo Day

                                                           MY GRANDDAUGHTERS

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Gross Fact No:18


Good afternoon everyone, hope all is well with everyone, well here is this weeks gross facts.

In Cambodia, large spiders fried with garlic are a popular dish.

Native American's roast beetles and munch on them like popcorn.
Bali catch dragonflies with a stick coated in a sticky plant juice, which they then fry and eat.

Japanese athletes drink giant hornet juice

Food markets in Beijing China offer candied scorpions on a stick

In Laos people are known to eat red ants tossed with salad.


Monday, 17 June 2019

Did you know No: 25


Good morning world, another cold day here in Newie, Tim is on afternoons this week and next week as well. Last night I watched the first part of Chernobyl which I found quite interesting. I remember the event a disaster that happened in my life time but to be honest I wasn't bothered much by it at the time I was too young and it was on the other side of the world. Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.

To cook one billion pounds of spaghetti you would need 2,01,145,000 gallons of water, enough to fill nearly 75,000 Olympic size swimming pools.....if you say so.....

One billion pounds of spaghetti is about212,595 miles of 16ounce packs of spaghetti stacked end to end, enough to circle the earth's equator nearly nine times....really??????

The word “dude” was coined by legendary Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and his friends. It is a combination of the words “duds” (meaning clothes) and “attitude”.......that doesn't make sense

The armadillo has as many as 104 teeth......don't bite me please

The strongest teeth in the world belong to John Massls of Belgium, he proved this by pulling two Long Island Railroad passenger cars weighing 80 tons along the rails with a rope held on a bit between his teeth.......what the hell, why.........



Sunday, 16 June 2019

The Week That Was No: 24


Well another week that was is posted so time too start the next one.

Today the girls came for lunch for Jessica's birthday, Leo was unmedicated so was a hand full but that meant he ate. I was glad to see them all leave.

I offered to make a potato bake for Tasha but it did hurt my back.
Jessica asked if I would go to Kmart with her tomorrow, Leo needs new school shoes.

Monday morning I slept in till 8.40am after I got up and dressed with Tasha's help. I had two eggs for breakfast then I rang Glendale shopping centre and booked a scooter for 11am. I then rang Jessica, she had forgotten about going Kmart.

However, we still went Tasha drove me to Jessica's in my car and she was in a mood about it.

I am worried about Natasha she is run off her feet taking care of Colin. I am worried they are taking advantage of her.

Jessica drove my car home and will bring it back tomorrow.

Tuesday I was up at 6.30am another cold morning, Natasha came and helped me get dress.

Jessica arrived around 9.15am with the car, I have asked Tasha if she would take her home.

However, at 10.45 she decided to walk home because she thought I was in a snappy mood. She was wrong I was fine.

This was because she spilt her drink over papers I had on the table, as well as over the medication containers. I got up to clean it up while she did nothing.

Then a man came to the door with Natasha on his phone, I told Jess to talk to her and she yells and say what, try hello. Natasha was out and he needed to get into her house. Jess took him up and let him in, he took a photo of the broken item and left.

Leo is here tonight.

At 4.15am on Wednesday morning, Leo came in wanting more night time medication, heard Papa telling him no as he will need to get up in a few hours.

When I got up he was awake but by 6.45 he was asleep again. I had to wake him at 7.50am.

Jessica called in to pick up Leo's stuff.

I slept in Thursday morning to 8.04am I woke at 4.04am with a headache, I applied Vicks to my forehead and went back to sleep. The headache was still there when my alarm went off a 6am.

Tim home early from work, had him ring Rankin Park Day Hospital about the bars in the bathroom. Sara will ring me on Monday.
Leo here tonight.

Friday morning Tasha & I went to get mum & Dawson but when we arrived Sue was there and we ended up taking Dawson and Sue drove mum.

Jessica rang at 7am and said she didn't know when or if she would be able to meet me at Charlie. Thankfully she was able to meet me.

I had a bad start to the day I was shaking so bad that I had to have a smoke before I went to Charlie.

Jessica brought me more cookies.

Saturday now and a pretty average day, Tim is off. Natasha brought down sheets for me to wash as well as a doona which Tim put on the line instead of in the dryer.

This afternoon Tim at last cut my hair.

Did you know 27

Good morning world another cold day here in Newie, I hope this week I am more with it when it comes to blogging. Here are this weeks...