Sunday, 26 January 2020

Diary Week 4

I got up at 6.10am after a somewhat restless night and the first thing I did was get dressed and open the doors except the front door would not open.
I then decided to vacuum out
Washed all the floor mats twice to get them clean.
Also did a load of washing.
Been a good day.

Up at 6am and tidy kitchen and took medication then used the Wii Fit for the first time in 690 days going to start using it first thing again at the moment all I could manage was body test where it checks your weight and BMI but it is a start.

I had to go back to bed at 7am but only laid there for 15 minutes. I had to get Tasha to help me get ready for aqua.

After aqua I had a shower and afterwards Jess helped me get dressed.

She received a letter from her GP something about Leo on the bottom there was a note saying he had an appointment at Wallsend at 3pm since she didn't know anything about it we rang and asked about they knew nothing about any appointment. So a good thing we rang and just didn't turn up.

Tim had a CT scan on his nose and they found something like liquid blocking his nostrils. So there is a problem.

I woke at 6.30am after another restless night, had another dream in which Tim didn't love me although on the plus side in the dream I was walking normal without pain.
Tasha drove me to the doctors he appointment went well got my script and he checked the mole it is nothing to worry about . He has referred me to the Royal to see someone about my incontinence.

After that I went to see Karen Burns about my feet. After I explained how much my feet sweat and having them suddenly start sweating she got why I prefer to go barefoot. She could see how my feet could slip and slide in my shoes.
Asked Tasha to come down at 6pm to put me to bed.

I got up at 6.30 and got dressed and used the Wii Fit but not for long.
Jess dropped off Leo at 10am, she had to go into work to get her run sheet for the year.
Kelli is going to help her clean her house, Leo would be under foot
It has been a stinking hot day

She arrived at 3pm to get Leo and left again at around 4.30pm to head home

Up at 6am again, got dressed straight away then used the Wii Fit before Sandy rang to tell me that Mum had a bad night and that she stayed the night with Mum.

Mum rang me around 9am and told me all Sandy told me earlier but at least hearing her I could tell she was sick but not too bad.

When Tim g ot up I had him cut off a pair of my leggings to wear them as shorts to check wear tomorrow.

It is a very hot day, Tasha rang to on me and told me to drink water between drinks of Pepsi,
Jessica picked up my scripts for me and after she left I attempted to hem the pants I had Tim cut off this morning. I failed at first but kept at it and at last succeed.

At 2.30pm the air con in the kitchen started blowing hot air, it does this because of how hot it was around 42 degrees Celsius outside and the air con had been on since 7am.

Up at 6am to find it still about 29 degrees I turned the air con on at 6.30am and it was working fine.

Jess took me shopping while Leo went to work with Papa. Mum didn't go shopping as she is still not well.

At lunch time it is still 28 degrees, Tim and Leo here, Tim will be going back to work at 4.15pm finishing 8.45pm.

Cool enough to turn the air con off according to Tim I would have left it on a little longer.
Tasha said she would be down by 5.30 but went out and it is now 6 and she is still not home.

Going to be another hot night.

I had a sleep in till 7.30, woke up in pain, it was around my tailbone sprayed some ice spray on it.

Kathy-Lee arrived around 10ish with the shopping, I was planning a birthday lunch for Tim. However, yet again it didn't go to plan, Jess & Leo arrived around 10.30 but she tells me that at 11.30 they had to go out but would be back by 12.30 for lunch. Then Kelli rang and asked if she could watch Daemon & Freya for a bit which was ok not a problem.
Jess rings and said that their appointment had been pushed back and she will now be here around 1.15-30.

Tasha went out to help a friend when I asked if she would be here for lunch all she said was “ok be home soon” the last time she would be home soon she arrived 4hrs later.
I am feeling let down again, this the third year in a row this type of thing has happen on Tim's birthday.

I feel like why do I bother.
Tasha arrived at 1 and Jess at 1.25.
Kathy left at 1.50.

I said sorry to my girls via text message and all three forgot to help the bed.
Tasha came down at 5pm to help me but I said it was too early as I want to have a shower at 6 before going to bed. She was going out and will not be back for a while.
Tim got his sewing machine out and fiddle with it in order to get it to work. He has taken up Leo's school pants. Then the machine started playing up again.
I had a shower and Tim helped me get ready for bed.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Thursday's Thought

May our lives be
illumined by the
steady radiance
renewed daily,
of a wonder,the
source of which
is beyond reason

Dag Hammarskjold

Wednesday, 22 January 2020


However, this was unsuccessful and Parwill failed to gain momentum across the country. It would take Fred Walker 14 years of perseverance and a change back to the original Vegemite brand for Australians to embrace what would later become an Australian icon.

Following the successful promotion, the Vegemite brand gained official product endorsement from the British Medical Association in 1939 and began advertising in the British Medical Journal. Medical professionals and baby care experts were even recommending Vegemite spread as a Vitamin B rich, nutritionally balanced food to their patients.

By 1942, exactly twenty years after it was first developed, the Vegemite brand had become a staple food in every Australian home and in every Australian cupboard.

During World War II the Armed Forces were buying Vegemite spread in bulk, due to the product’s nutritional value. Fred Walker’s company had to ration the spread on a per capita basis across Australia in order to meet the demand. It’s well known that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and so the reduced supply of that special Vegemite flavour grew in the hearts of Australians.

In 1954, a trio of bright, energetic youngsters burst into song on radio to a toe-tapping jingle named ‘Happy Little Vegemites’. Two years later, Kraft Foods developed the infectious song into a television campaign, which continued intermittently through to the late 1960s. For the next decade, Australians were informed through advertising of the nutritional benefits of Vegemite spread for people of all ages, and it wasn’t until the dawn of the 1980s when the original ‘Happy Little Vegemites’ commercials, re-mastered and colourised, were broadcast to an entire new generation of Australians.

However, other nationalities have trouble with it they spread it too thick, we only generally use a very small amount yes there are some who use a lot but not many as thick Vegemite is yuck.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

African Spiny Mouse

Well here we are at another Tuesday afternoon, it is stinking bloody hot again, so this weeks creature is the African Spiny Mouse they are found in Africa of course and being a mouse they are small only 8cm long and 18grams weight.

These small creatures are remarkable because they can completely regenerate themselves if damage so imagine the shock another creature which see it as food when it grabs the mouses back and its skin comes right off in one big piece allowing the mouse to get away.

Now you would think that would hurt but it doesn't seem to, in fact the skin has a built in system that lets the skin tear off easily. It only takes a short while for the wound to shrink to one-twentieth the size and new skin, fur and spiny spikes grow over in just days.
Also as an extra way to stay safe is if they are grabbed by the tail if it is pulled hard it will just come off. I do not think it regrows though.

They are not great pets.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Did you know Facts No 1

Here we are at another Monday which means it is did you know day.

British soldiers were nickname “Tommies” in WW1 because of the example name on the forms to become a soldier was Thomas Atkins.

The worlds oldest existing restaurant opened in Kai-Feng China in 1153

The shortest British Monarch was Charles 1 he was 4 ft 9in

It takes human eyes about an hour to fully adapt to the dark, once they have adapted, however, the eyes are about 100,000 times my sensitive to light than they are during daylight hours.

The first parachute jump from an aeroplane was made by Captain Berry at St Louis Missouri in 1912

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Diary week 3

I woke at 5.50am but found Leo asleep on the lounge room floor, so went back to bed. It took ages to fall back asleep and when I did I had another strange dream. I finally got up and dressed at 7.45am.

Leo rode his bike down the rode to post some letters for me.
He managed to fall off his bike 2 times today the second time I had to ring Tasha to help him get up as he was laying on the front lawn, she came down with a man named Matt some guy she knows.

It has been a lovely cool day I have had the front and back doors open.
Leo asked if he can have this pineapple drink and you just say yep, then he starts to laugh and you look and he is holding a pineapple vodka cruiser. You then say no and he goes away, he comes back saying how about this pineapple drink and you say no but this time it is pineapple soft drink that of course he can have.

Up at 6.40am and opened the house, Leo is sleeping on his bedroom floor. I am going to aqua.

Aqua was good, had a shower when I got home.
Jessica arrived to get Leo around 1.15pm and left at 2pm. He took his bike home with him.
Been a lovely day,

A new day and I was up and dressed at 6.30am, opened the house up as usual.
Liarna's 10th birthday, sent her a text via her dad's phone.
Blain is at his mum today/night while his Dad and Kelli go out.
Tim told me he bought me a motorised scooter from a place online and it still hasn't arrived, so he tried ringing them but it rang out, he tried to email them with no reply, he is worried he has been had.

Mum told me Michelle l has to take Landon to see a paediatrician and it is going to cost $300. This is because he was misbehaving at school a lot.

Awake up and dressed by 6.05am still cool this morning, I opened the house up as usual. What I do have is a headache but there is paracetamol in with my morning tablets.
Tim heard from the company he bought the scooter from it will be sent in 48hrs so it may all be good we will see.

Saw Jono when he picked up Blain he is back at his dad's for 10 days.
Leo here for an hour or so while his mum went into work for a bit.
Tasha came down at 4.30pm and got me ready for bed as she had to go out I will go to bed later.

I got up at 5.50am and got dressed in the lounge-room so as to not disturb Tim
Had to turn the air con on at 10am.
Around 1pm we had a storm didn't cool things down though, well not straight away

I woke at 4.20 am to pee and then at 6.20am for the day it was cool and overcast so the house was pretty dark, making me surprised that it wasn't much earlier.
Managed to dress myself and do my own make-up, Tasha came and helped me with my earrings.

Jessica took me to Charlie and stayed and helped, Leo stayed he with Papa.
Jess bought Leo's school stuff and is leaving it here.
Had rain on and off all day, it's great.
Got some awesome photos from Kathy-Lee of their holiday
Up & dressed by 6.30, after a restless night woke up a few times but at 6.20 I woke with a headache so got up to take pain relief and decided to stay up.
Jessica will be here soon she is doing a wine tour, it is cool and raining so quite dark outside. We have Leo for the day.

Tim is picking up the shopping today as Kathy is still driving back from Qld.
Stopped raining around lunch time.

Jess arrived at 5ish to get Leo she stayed for close to an hour and was laughing and joking with her dad.

Tasha came at 4.30 to help me get ready for bed.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Thursday's Thought

There is beauty in the forest
When the trees are green and fair,
There is beauty in the meadow
When the wildflowers scent the air.
There is beauty in the sunlight
And the soft blue beams above.
Oh, the world is full of beauty
When the heart is full of love.

This is what I have asked of God for you:
that you will be encouraged and knit
together by strong ties of love

The Book Of Colossians


Diary Week 4

I got up at 6.10am after a somewhat restless night and the first thing I did was get dressed and open the doors except the front door wou...