Thursday, 30 May 2019

Poem Thursday No:14


I didn't do a post yesterday because I had an appointment with the podiatrist followed by Tasha going to the post office and the shops. I then came home and wrote a couple of letters and just forgot to write a post. I did read a couple dozen blogs.

Anyway here is today's offering........

Friendship and Kindness walk arm-in-arm
through life. One without the other is
bittersweet; together they are joy and
comfort. For one is silver, the other gold.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Gross Facts No:15


Good morning it is Tuesday so that means it is gross facts day, it is also a bloody cold day but today's facts are about the black death, some of which come from Leo.

The Black Death happened in the middle ages and killed a bloody lot of people.

Plaque doctors or any doctor at the time need three qualifications

1: To be able to lie and not get caught
2: To pretend to be honest
3: To cause death without guilt

Treatments included.............

Cutting up a pigeon and rubbing it over an infected body (Leo)

Drinking stuff like vinegar mixed with arsenic or mercury (Leo)

Sitting close to a fire in a sewer to drive out the fever (Leo)

Doctors often tasted the patients urine

The first death was in 1330 and the last was in 1405


A plague doctor was a medical physician who treated victims of the bubonic plague. In times of epidemics, such physicians were specifically hired by towns where the plague had taken hold. Since the city was paying their salary, they treated everyone: both the wealthy and the poor.



Plague doctors wore a mask with a bird-like beak to protect them from being infected by the disease, which they believed was airborne. In fact, they thought disease was spread by miasma, a noxious form of 'bad air.'


Monday, 27 May 2019

Did you know No:22


Hello world it is did you know day again, also known as Monday, this Monday we are talking about ants.

The total weight of all the ants in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans.

There are more than 12,000 species of ants.

Ants carry more than 50 times their body weight, which is the equivalent of a human lifting a small truck.

Queen ants may live as long as 30years.

Only three types of animals fight battles in formation, humans, crows and ants.

The Maricopa harvester ant is the most venomous insect in the world, with a sting equivalent to that of 12 honey bees.

Worker, solider and queen ants are all female.

Male ants have just one job to mate.

In Thailand, weaver ants' eggs are eaten with salad.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

The week that was No:21


It is time to start another week that was post.

Kelli & John no that doesn't sound right Jono sounds right, anyway they called in to see me when they dropped Blain off. It was nice to see them, although Freya was afraid of me and cried when I held her.

Jessica and Leo also turned up they caught a bus over, I was surprised to see them still here after I had a nap.

Monday I went to aqua but that was all I did all day

Tuesday saw me up at 6am but I didn't get dressed straight away as I didn't want to disturb Tim as he is on afternoons this week. So I waited till after Leo left and I had breakfast to get dressed.

I woke up with a headache and at 10.30am I went back to bed and slept for 2hrs, when I woke up I felt better. Although I was somewhat annoyed that when I went to make lunch I had no cheese, it was in Tasha's fridge, yes she brought it back.

Wednesday morning I got up at 6am but in two minds about aqua, I woke up feeling tight in the chest and have another headache.

Thursday I woke up tired and was having trouble staying awake, Leo wanted me too go back to bed at 7.45am but I waited till 8.05am till after Leo left for school. I then slept till 11am.

Friday when my alarm went off I didn't want to get up, so laid there for an extra 30 minutes before getting up.

Didn't bother wearing shoes when I went shopping just wore black socks.

Saturday saw Tim working for a change as well as Jessica working as per usual, so Leo is here all day. Kathy came over, ate chocolate then left.

Took the paper work for Jessica's DA down to the RTA and handed it in for her.

Tim is off Sunday, he changed the mesh on the bathroom window and also took a container of medication for Leo to Jessica's for me.



Saturday, 25 May 2019

Hey hey it's Saturday No 2


Hey hey it's Saturday, I haven't done a Saturday post in weeks but here I am sitting and writing something today.

Tim is working this morning the first Saturday he has worked in ages.

Leo was disappointed that he didn't get to see his cousins as last night Sydney & Summer had a sleep over at another grandmother's house. Sydney-May's father's mother, who treats Summer like another grandchild.

I had to take the paper work for Jessica's D A into the R T A for her.

The weather here is nice not cold nor hot just nice.

Yesterday after getting into the car I had to readjust myself something I do a lot as I like my bum to be at the back of a seat.

I also like plenty of light when working on the computer.

I am so tired and I have a headache.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Poem Thursday No:13


Good afternoon, what a day, I woke up tired and found myself back in bed 2hrs later, sleeping for 3hrs.

Anyway here is this weeks poem, saying, whatever thing.

Two people are better than one.
When two people work together,
they get more from the work they do.
If one person falls, then the other
person can help him up.


The Book Of Ecclesiates



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Creature Wednesday/ Wombat

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Hello Wednesday, hello world, let us talk about creatures as being Wednesday means it is creature day and today's creature is the wombat.

They are short-legged, muscular marsupials native to Australia, they are mostly nocturnal, coming out at night to eat grass, herbs, bark and roots.

They weigh around 20-35 kilos and those short legs can move pretty fast when they are scared or feel threatened as fast as 40 km/h.

Their gestation period is only 20-22days, the baby is called a joey and it will remain in its mum's pouch for around 6-8 months. They have a backward facing pouch which protects the young from having soil on it when it digs it's burrows.

At 2yrs old they will be fully grown. They have a lifespan of only around 5 years in the wild but in captivity they can live for as long as 30yrs.

They have the driest poo of any mammal, which is due in part to the fact that they have an incredibly long digestive process that can take between 14-18 days.

Although they look cute and cuddly they are dangerous and have been known to attack humans.

The are considered to be pretty smart and have the biggest brain of all marsupials.


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Gross Tuesday No:14


Good morning world what a lovely morning for gross Tuesday this weeks gross facts come to you from, ME, come on you didn't think I would say someone else........

Termites first appeared around the time of the dinosaurs, how do they know that.

Solider termites have such huge jaws they cannot feed themselves, so they are fed by worker termites.

Worker bees are sterile females that usually do not lay eggs.

Bees dance to communicate with each other, often to explain where to find food.

The honey bee stores the pollen it collects from flowers in pouches behind its legs

Ok not very gross facts this gross Tuesday.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Did you know No 21


Hello everyone, here I am on a Monday afternoon writing a post because I can and because everyone needs useless facts in their lives.

The term “rookie” comes from the military use of the word, it originated during the American Civil War, when there was a huge influx on new soldiers as in recruits or reckies.

The world's first form of chocolate was a drink regarded by the Aztecs as the drink of gods. The drink “chocoatl” was made from ground cacao beans, a few grains of corn and water and was beaten until frothy and cold.

One pound of tea can make 300 cups of tea

At the equator the earth spins at about 1,000 miles per hour

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined


Sunday, 19 May 2019

The week that was No:20


Another Sunday and that means the start of another week that was post. I woke up feeling sick so didn't go out.

This Sunday it is Mother's Day and I received bath stuff off Natasha and a book off Kathy-Lee and from Jessica gave me a new laptop and a new mobile phone.

Leo bought his mum something from the Mother's Day stall at school but Blain didn't get his mum anything.

Tim had someone ring about the car (Falcon)first he was going to come look at it but then said he was too far away, after some back and forward he said he would give Tim what he wanted and would arrange for someone to come and pick it up. I said NO that is suss and most likely a scam.

Monday I woke up feel ok much better then yesterday Leo was dropped off at 6.45am along with a pair of gloves Jessica made for me, however, they are a bit small or too tight. I said I may be able to wear them in.

After dropping Leo off we had to go and look at Jess's place for her house key which she couldn't find she thought it had fallen off her key-chain. We didn't find it so she said she would call in and get the spare key, of course as she was getting out of the car she found it in her pocket.

I then went to aqua after getting home, I had eggs for breakfast and I throw a load of clothes in the washing machine before vacuuming the loungeroom.

Tim hand someone else ring about the car and this person was only 20 minutes away and came with his wife to look at it ask questions took it for a test drive. After some discussion they agreed on a price. So things look good but we will see.

Tuesday Tim asked Natasha to wash the bathroom floor which she did, for some reason was blaming Leo saying that he had pissed on the floor. I do not believe he did that.

Tim has been on the phone about the sale of the Falcon

Wednesday saw me wake up tired, but I still went to aqua, still no idea what is going on with the Falcon, Tim said the guy will be here tomorrow afternoon to get it.

Thursday morning, afternoon and night has passed and guess what the Falcon is still here......lol

Friday is shopping day and I like shopping day, getting out of the house, spending money, looking around shops, running people over while on mobility scooter. I also like seeing my mum on Friday morning.
Jess and I called in at the school and dropped off a Webster Pack, while there Jess asked for Leo to be told that he had to walk home alone.

However they didn't tell him and he was waiting outside the post office till 3.30pm, when someone in the office realised they hadn't passed on the message and rang Jess and she said to check outside the post office. Where they found him waiting for his friend. I am so pissed off.

Guess what the Falcon has now been sold and is gone at last.

Saturday morning Jess had to call in to get dressed for work. We had to vote, Tim drove down to the school I took the walker and a lady handing out pamphlets came and asked if I would like someone to bring the forms to me so I didn't have to struggle in to the voting area.

Then we went to the RTA as the guy who bought the Falcon finely took it, so Tim had to do the notice of disposal.

We then went to Officeworks so I could have the stuff we need for Leo's high school application printed.

Leo came with us. He also went out with Papa this afternoon, over to my parents house to get something.

Well now it is time to post this and start another week that was post.


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Creature Wednesday/Emu



Hello Wednesday it is after midday so it's afternoon here. This weeks creature because Wednesday is creature day, is the Emu.

The Emu is a large flightless bird it is the largest bird in Australia, second largest in the world. They stand at 2 metres tall, they have a long neck, short sharp beak 2 sets of eyelids one for blinking one to keep the dust out. They are covered in soft feathers.

They live for around 10-20yrs in the wild but up to 35yrs in captivity. They like to eat insects such as grasshoppers, beetles and cockroaches.

Once the female lays the eggs the male will sit on them.

Emu's are fast runners they run as fast as 48 km/h or 30mph.



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Gross Tuesday No 13


Well here we are at another Tuesday and what a lovely Tuesday
it is weather wise it is a pleasant 20°c outside. So on this lovely Tuesday I will share some gross facts.

When they are finished with their webs, spiders eat the silk to recycle it.

Tarantulas can live for up to 30 years.

Female nursery web spiders often eat the males after mating.

Spiders have huge brains for their size, some have them spilling over into their legs.

The crab spider can change colour to match its surroundings, to help catch its prey.

The largest spider in the world is the Goliath bird eater tarantula with a leg span of 30cm or 12inches.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Did you know No: 20


Good morning, yes it is morning still, just.........

Well it's Monday so it is did you know day, the day I share useless and trivial facts, which may or may not be 100% true.

The Jews and the early Christians started the day at sunset,that's weird. Anyway this means Christmas Eve was in fact the first part of Christmas Day. It was only later, how much later I do not know as the damn book doesn't tell me, anyway as I was saying it was at a later time that it came to mean the day before.

The longest time a person has been in a coma and woken up is 37 years.

The Moon is one million times dryer than the Gobi Desert and weighs about 81 billion tons, how the hell do they know that.

The most sensitive finger on the human body is the index finger.

The thumbnail grows the slowest.

Now to post this while it is still morning.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

The week That WAs No:19


Well Sunday is here again so I am starting another week that was post. It is a cool and wet day.

Tim off on Monday, he had a doctors appointment and for some unknown reason he wanted me to go with him, only to have me wait in the car. We than went to Belmont hospital so he could pick up the prep solution for his colonoscopy on Tuesday.

At 6pm he had to drink the stuff which resulted in him being up most of the night on Tuesday morning he said he felt sick in the gut so he didn't drink the morning solution.
He was home by 3pm and felt fine but he can't drive for 24hrs which I knew but when I thought about telling him, I decided not to bother as I know Tim well enough to know he would shrug it off and say he would see how he felt on the day. However, because the hospital told him he couldn't drive he had Wednesday off as well.

Wednesday I at last went back to aqua which I enjoyed a few people commented that it was nice to see me back.

Thursday it was cold enough when I got up that I put on my warm dressing gown.

Friday I went shopping at Charlestown Square saw mum for breakfast along with Dawson, Natasha had to pick them up as Sandra had a Mother's Day breakfast at the school.

It is so cold this afternoon that I had to get out my really warm blue pyjama pants and a long sleeve singlet.

Saturday morning I was woken at 8am by Natasha knocking on my bedroom window, I got out of bed stood for a moment thought I dreamt it so got back into bed and Tim got up to let her in. She was dropping off shopping she did for me yesterday.

At around 9.30am Kathy-Lee arrived with more shopping for me, I received a text message from the supermarket telling me that they were unable to take my payment. So I logged into my bank and discovered that I was 60cents short, I was lucky that Kathy was able to pay for it and I transferred the money back to her.

Also while here she told Tim her car was over heating turned out she needed water and coolant, the car took 3.5 litres of water the max it takes is 5 litres.

I also asked Natasha & Kathy to put another blanket on the bed as Tim has been cold at night.

Sunday morning I was still in bed when Natasha arrived and she gave me my Mother's Day present which was bath stuff.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Poem Thursday No:12


Good morning for some reason I forgot to do a post yesterday, I thought about it but just didn't get around to writing it.

Anyway it is now Thursday so here is today's little poem.

Flowers are lovely; love is flower like;
Friendship is a sheltering tree;
Oh, the joys that come down shower-like!

BY: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Gross Tuesday No 12


Good morning a coolish day in my opinion although Natasha & Tim think it's cold.

Well it is Tuesday so it is gross facts day.

Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads

There are about 4,000 different species of cockroaches but only 30 are considered pests.

Cockroaches can rat just about anything, including glue, paper and soap.

They can survive for long periods of time without any food at all.

Insects and bugs can be useful in creating honey, wax, silk and other products.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Did you know No:19


Good afternoon everyone, how are you all this fine but cool Monday, Tim is off today so he drove Leo to school. Since it is Monday it is did you know day, so here are today's facts.

The first competition in the world's first Olympic games in 776BC, was a foot race. The participants were all male and nude.

Every seconds two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world

More than 30 million Lego blocks were used to construct all the models at t he Legoland park in California.

In 1990 the Johnson's Confectionery company at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia made a lollipop that weighed 1.01 tons (2,220lb & 11oz).

The letter “b” took it's present form from a symbol used in Egyptian hieroglyphics to represent a house.


Sunday, 5 May 2019

The Week That Was No:18


Just posted the last week that was post, so now I am starting a new week that was post.

Last night around 11pm Leo came into my bedroom in tears, he had spilt his drink over his laptop causing it to not work. He is upset about breaking it, I am annoyed but getting angry isn't going to change anything.

Monday was my dad's funeral there was a good turn out like around 80 people I was glad that all my girls and grandsons attended, mum held up well she shed some tears and I managed to read my letter to dad without getting upset.

I placed my letter to dad on his coffin to be buried with him also there was a letter from Jessica as well as Hayley and Denni.

Tuesday was another busy day, had an appointment at Leo's school then Jessica had to go and hand in her lease review then home and off to the doctors I go. Today is the first day of second school term.

Wednesday I did nothing and went nowhere, I did have to wake Leo at 7.50 and again at 8.00am to get ready for school.

Thursday was another day doing nothing and going nowhere, Leo here for the night.

Friday morning when I got up I found Leo awake and sitting on the lounge and when I went to turn the TV on Foxtel (pay tv) wasn't working. I had to turn the box off at the power point and turn it back on again to get it to work.

Had a fine day and a wet afternoon, Leo here again tonight while his mum is working.

Saturday morning Tim & I drove Leo home before we went over too mum's to pick up the cans & bottles from dad's wake. It is a cool slightly wet day.

Mum was ok she is holding up well, she has been watching a lot of TV because she needs to be doing something otherwise she starts to think about going through dad's stuff something she is ready to do as she feels it will be too hard to do. Just after dad died Dawson packed up dad's odds and ends into a clear plastic container and left sitting on the table dad used this upset my sister she felt it was wrong and mum was just getting rid of dad's stuff.

The rest of the day was spent writing letters to pen pals and doing nothing much.



Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Crreature Wednesday



Hello world, here we area at Wednesday so it is creature day and today's creature is the kangaroo.

There are four types of kangaroos, the Red, the Antilopine and the Western & Eastern Greys. The largest is the Red kangaroo which stands at 2 metres, it's top speed is 65 km/h and it can jump 3 metres high and 7.6 metres in length.

When on land their hind legs move together, but when in water their legs move separately, they are the only animals that use hopping as their primary method of movement.

Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish the chance of young surviving.
Like all marsupials, kangaroos are born extremely early; the equivalent of the seventh week of pregnancy for humans. They travel from the birth canal as little more than an embryo by blindly propelling through the mother’s fur to the safety of the pouch, where they will spend several months developing before finally leaving to explore the world.
Young kangaroos are called Joeys and will sometimes jump head first into their mother’s pouch when frightened.
Kangaroos have excellent hearing, and like some other animals are able to move their ears in different directions without moving the rest of their head.
There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia. They are the national symbol of Australia and appear on postage stamps, coins, and aeroplanes.




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...