Sunday, 24 March 2019

The week that was No: 12

Here I am starting another week that was post, today Sunday Tim & I went over to see dad, when we arrived mum met us in the laundry to tell us that dad wanted Tim to take him to Charlestown Square to get a new mobile phone. However, just after we arrived my brother and sister in-law arrived so in the end they and Tim took dad out, he didn't get a phone but they also took dad for a drive into town, which is something dad has wanted to do for a while. I had to get Natasha to come and pick me up and bring me home.

Monday saw me unwell and I ended up spending most of the day in bed. Mum told me tonight that my sister Jeannie had a fall the other day and broke her knee, her leg is strapped up in a brace and she has been told to stay off it and rest.

Tuesday I flt much better, mum said dad wasn't great he slept a lot of the day and wasn't up to visitors, Samantha had wanted to go and see him so did Natasha but mum said not to.

Wednesday morning around 6.40am I was watching telly and checking emails and the power goes out so annoying. The next door neighbour came and asked me if we had power as he could see me working at the laptop, I said no the computer is running off the battery.

I let Leo sleep till 7.45am five minutes after the power came back on. At 8.30am I got a phone call from Breast Screen Australia cancelling my appointment, I know go next month on the 11th at 12.10pm.

Thursday was a quiet day spent at home doing nothing

Friday was shopping day, Natasha drove me to the square and came back to get me when I was done. It was also a nice coolish day.

Dad wasn't good this morning his BGL was 28.2 it should had been around 5 and there was blood all over the bed, seems that during the night he knocked his arm causing it to bleed, it gave Sue a fright when she went in to wake him this morning. His BGL's came down some during the day but was still high.

Saturday we had to vote, also Tim & Michael worked on putting up the new shed but will have to finish it next weekend. It turned out a pretty hot day, we had Leo most of the day and over night as well, his mum was working a concert.

While I was talking to mum she heard Dawson call her,my dad had fallen over again, mum told me to ring Sandy which I did but she had been drinking and couldn't go and help so she rang Sue who jumped in her car and went to help. Dawson had managed to get him off the floor and onto the bed. It isn't easy to lift dad as he doesn't do anything to help, so it is like lifting a dead weight.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Hey hey it's Saturday

Hey hey it's Saturday and this Saturday we are talking about voting because I had to vote today. My daughters always complain about the fact that I enrolled them all to vote when they turned 18 but it is the law. Although if you look online you are told it isn't but my son in-law was fined for not being enrolled.

All Australian citizens 18 years of age and over must enrol to vote and voting is compulsory in federal elections and referendums for enrolled electors. Compulsory voting for national elections was introduced in 1924, following a pronounced fall in turnout at the 1922 federal election.

Australia is part of a small minority of just 23 countries with mandatory voting laws. Only 10 of those enforce them. Registering to vote and going to the polls are legal duties for citizens aged 18 and over, and failing to do so can result in a fine and potentially a day in court.

Electors who fail to vote at a State election and do not provide a valid and sufficient reason for such failure will be fined. The penalty for first time offenders is$20 and this increases to $50 if you have previously paid a penalty or been convicted of this offence.

If you are aged 70 or over you are excused from voting in council elections. However, you will still be provided with a ballot pack and are welcome to 0vote. Although in Victoria there is no upper age limit.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Poem Thursday No 9

Here we are at Thursday again, I was asked where I have been getting the poems I post on Thursdays, well the are in this book.

Here is this weeks poem.

You call me friend.
But do you realise
How much the name implies...
It means that down the years,
Through sunshine and through tears,
There's always someone standing by your

You call me friend.....
And thus your life and mine
Grow richer in design....
And I would have you know,
Wherever you may go,
There's always someone standing by your

BY: Hilda Butler Farr

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Creature Wednesday/Koala

Hello everyone well here we are at Wednesday again and so that means it is creature day and this weeks creature is not gross but cuddly, it is the koala.

The koala has a stout, tailless body with a large head and round fluffy ears and a spoon shape nose. The can be found on the east coast of Australia in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

They have a gestation period of 30-36days a baby is called a joey the same as a kangaroo, their weigh between 4-15kilos and have a lifespan of 13-18years.

They were first seen by white men in 1798, I wonder what they thought.

They only eat eucalyptus leaves and eat around 1 kilo or 2.5 pounds a day in fact they eat so much of them they often smell of eucalyptus.

Like humans they have fingerprints.

Unlike humans the baby will eat its mum's poo.

Lastly they are not bears

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Gross Tuesday No:11

I didn't do a Monday post as I felt like shit all day and spent most of the day in bed, today I am feeling a tad better but have terrible back and chest pain. Of course both yesterday and today I was up at 6am ready for when Leo gets dropped off.

Here are this weeks gross facts we have part two of gross royals.

King Nabonidus of Babylon thought he was a goat and insisted on grazing in a field.

Duke Gian Gastone of Tuscany stayed in a stinking bed for 7 years refusing to get up.

By the time he died at age 55, Henry VIII was covered in boils and so overweight that he couldn't move by himself.

Don Carlos, son of Spanish King Philip II, forced a shoemaker to eat a pair that he considered not up to standard.

Anna of Russia built an ice palace to celebrate the marriage of a prince she did not like. She made the couple stay there on their wedding night.

When they finished building St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible had the designers blinded, so they could never build anything better.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

The week that was No: 11

Well it is Sunday and I have posted the last week that was post, so now I am starting another week that was post.

Another hot day, Kathy arrived around 10ish and wanted 2 soft boiled eggs and an ice cream cone before going over to see dad.

Dad was in bed when we arrived and stayed in bed the whole time we were there. Kathy & Summer went into see him, she said dad didn't know who she was.

Monday saw dad have another fall when he was walking into the kitchen for breakfast. He was ok just took some skin off. Natasha received another parking ticket in the mail for stopping in the mail zone for Leo to jump out and post some letters for me.

Tuesday is another hot day.

Wednesday started out cool and wet but ended up hot and sticky all I did was go to my aqua class.

Thursday was a busier day, Tim and I went out for lunch after which I had a lay down and then it was time to head over to the hospital for my appointment with the neurologist Tom Wellings to get the results to my MRI it was normal and no further action required. I also asked about my headaches he wants me to change one of my medications, this means going down in strength of one medication till I come off it and starting the new one at a low dosage increasing to I reach full strength.

This also means that there will be a time when I become more emotional.

People may remember last December I had a mini breakdown and was super emotional because I had run out of one of my depression medications, well the medication I have to come off is the same medication I had run out of back then.

Friday didn't start out great, it was overcast and wet, Natasha slept in and I dropped and broke a container that held my face powder that used to belong to my great-aunt. I didn't get upset over it because as I said to Tasha getting upset isn't going to change anything or un-break it.

Dad hasn't been great either he had a slight fever and because of the weather dad wasn't able to leave the house.

On Saturday I woke up feeling like shit, Tim had hoped to put up the new shed but it is raining, so not going to happen this weekend.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Hey hey its Saturday No:1

Hey hey its Saturday, yes I am starting a new weekly post and this Saturday I am doing a post about Saturday.

Saturday I either the 6th or 7th day of the week depending oh your way of thinking, I asked a few different people and got a few different answers.

Saturday is the first day of the weekend, it is also the most common day for people to play sport.

Saturday takes its name from Saturn, the Roman God off generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth and well as other stuff.

Some religions consider Saturday the Shabbat or Sabbath it stretches from Friday to sundown Saturday and is the day of rest and Eastern Orthodox churches distinguish between Saturday (Sabbath) and the Lord's Day (Sunday).

The week that was No: 12

Here I am starting another week that was post, today Sunday Tim & I went over to see dad, when we arrived mum met us in the laundry t...