Sunday, 29 March 2020

My Diary week 13

I was up at 7.30 this morning, so a little sleep in. I couldn't get the Wii to work so didn't use it this morning.
When I went to print something the printer didn't work I so I had to pull the plug and re-plug it in and then it worked.
Tasha is still coughing a lot often till she throws up, she came down for buttered toast.
Jess rang and got me to contact Leo's driver and let him know that tomorrow he only has to drive Leo home as he has a Dr appointment in the morning.

Up at 5.20 when Tim left for work I was awake so I got up.
Jess & Leo didn't turn up till 7.30am she has only 1 child to drive this morning. I was starting to worry
Jess is taking Leo to GP about his ear.
Blain is off school till next term, his parents have decided it is for the best.
Leo went to school and will continue to for the rest of the week.
Leo is on antibiotics for his ear
Up at 6am as Tim was leaving for work.
Leo rang me last night toilet me know he will be going to school today. However I received a message from Jess saying he wouldn't be going, so I sent his driver text letting him know. Then at 7.15 Jess rings me to tell me he is going and to ring his driver and let him know. Talk about frustrating. So Leo will be at school for the week but will be off next week.
Jess has no work till maybe next term, no work means no pay.

Had a shocking nights sleep, dreamt of Tim a lot.
I woke up feeling tired and worried. I wrote a letter to the person I am worried about, out lining my concerns.
Leo is a school still, but for how long I do not know.
A wet afternoon, Leo rang and told me that I am not to wait at the top of the driveway for him this afternoon because of the weather. I was touched by his call.

Another day at home, I still got up at 6.15 well 6.05 as I was awake before the alarm.
Leo isn't going back to school till after the Easter break.
Had a three way video chat with Jess & Tasha so Jess could see if it would work.
Had to have a nap as I felt awful afterwards I had a hypo and needed honey followed by food.
Leo is here tonight, he has ointment and antibiotics for his ear, however, he has trouble swallowing the capsules.
While eating a pie I got a small piece stuck in the throat , it took me close to 2hrs to dislodge it.
It upset Blain & Leo to see the state I was in. they sent or Tasha who came and help change me and settle me down, as I was in a state.

I was awake at 6am and tried to stay in bed but that failed I was shaking far too much, so I got up and dressed.
Another coldish wet day, Tim is at work, they are having their temperature taken twice a day.
Tasha & Jess have gone to Charlie, they were gone a bloody long time and only got a couple of items for me.
When Jess left she said it may be another week before I see her again.
Mum said she had a problem with Dawson understanding why he cannot hang out with his mates. He got angry and mum had his dad try and explain it to him. He ended up telling Dawson that if Mum gets the virus it will kill her.
Up at 7.30am which was nice, a bit of sleep in.

Tim is off today so he went and did the weekly shop, he was able to get pretty much everything on the list
Started raining after lunch just a light rain.
Tim has a red inflamed area on his left foot around the area I have a bunion. He decided to ring 13sick at 1.50pm they answer at 2.20am. A doctor will be here sometime in the next 4hrs.
Mum isn't well today, she has been sick in the stomach with a headache and fever. Dawson rang his dad as soon as he saw her.
Dave & Leigh went straight over to check her out.
The doctor arrived around 8pm he said the problem is being caused by Tim's ingrown toenail. He gave Tim a script which Tasha will get filled tomorrow.

Friday, 27 March 2020

This too will pass

Another day here at Jo's place doing bugga all, reading blogs and watching telly with a bit of housework thrown in. of course I am in self isolation more less I do see Natasha each day she needs to help me with a number of tasks. I also see Jess & Leo but after today that may stop not sure when I will next see Kathy and her girls again.

Someone tried to tell my daughter that she had to remain inside her house with doors and windows shut. Yes you can have your windows and doors open yes you can sit outside in the sunshine. You can even chat to a neighbour as long as you keep 1.5m apart.

Children can still play outside in their own yard just not with friends, yes it is hard for children to understand, but after a while they will get it.

Life is going on and in time this too will pass.

People need to use a bit of common sense

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Black Rhino

Hello everyone on this windy Tuesday afternoon, Blain is off school again today but as yet his parents have not decided about the next 11 days. There are only 11 more days of school for this term.

Anyone it's Tuesday so it is creature day and today's creature is the Rhino...................

Sadly this amazing creature are seriously endangered, poachers kill them for their horns. The horns are sold to people who use them to make traditional medicine, of course there are laws and nature reserves to protect them.

They are pretty famous for their tough, leathery skin which can be 5cm or 2in thick in places. It forms large stiff plates all over its body with folds and wrinkles in between to help it move.

Yes there are several different types on of which is the black rhino from Africa which is 4m or 13ft long and around 1.75m or 6ft tall which is a tad smaller then the white rhino which is 1.9m tall. They have small brains and poor eyesight so they will charge at everything they think may be a threat. Note Black rhinos are grey not black.

Monday, 23 March 2020


Hello everyone here I am at another Monday no aqua today as the pool has closed for who knows how long.

Blain is off school, this is his parents decision Leo is still going to school as I think Sydney-May & Summer are.

Here are to days facts

A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating a meal.

On average a person chews gum approximately 5,000 times

A scorpion can survive up to three weeks if it is embedded in a block of ice.

A square foot of lawn has about 3,000 blades of grass in it.

A square foot of fairway on a golf course has 4,500 blades of grass.

On a putting green there are 8,000 blades of grass

Sunday, 22 March 2020

My Dieary week 12

I was awake around 7.15am, I heard Tim get up and say oh shit it was later then he would have liked, he started work at 7.45am.
Been a nice day not cold nor hot. I have felt so drained all day

Up with the alarm but spent time doing stuff before I went to get ready for aqua, which I managed on my own.
Tasha didn't want me to go as she is still feeling like shit. She has a head cold but no fever, she is thinking of seeing a doctor.
Aqua was good.
Turned out hot today.
Spoke to mum while waiting for Leo, I lost connection with her on the house phone at Tasha's carport. I then rang her back on my mobile.

Went to the doctors just for scripts thankfully I was in and out pretty quick. While there I asked about Tasha & Blain's colds he agreed that for a simple cold without a high fever all they need to do was stay home and rest.
Also asked about mum and he said because she is 80yrs old and has high blood pressure, diabetes and a heart condition she should stay home as much as possible.
Jessica is thinking about driving for Uber or Ola she filled in the application for Uber and everything went through but she hasn't been able to get the app working so she decided to try Ola not sure how that's working out as yet. I think is more bother then its worth.
Leo is here tonight
Mum has given in to pressure and will be staying home for a while, at least she see's Dave, Sandy & Dawson most days.
I also have a head cold so will not be going out this Friday.

Another terrible start to the day, due to only having one toilet, so I had to have a shower in order to feel clean. Took some diarrhoea relief tablets.
Been a nice day.
Jessica sent another email to Leo's school about his treatment and she sent a copy to me.
Tim also sent an email the school about Leo.

Up with the alarm as per usual got dressed in the lounge-room. Jess & Leo arrived at 6.30am.
Tasha was sick all night throwing up, however, after taking pain relief and cough syrup she felt well enough to go to the shops.
In the end she went to 3 different supermarkets and the chemist for me, Sandy was able to get me toilet paper and sugar.
A hot day, I had to turn the air con on this afternoon.
Leo here tonight.

Had a shower when I got up, Leo had a late night so I let him sleep in till 7.45am.
At 8.30 the plumber arrived to fix the leaking taps. He also replaced the shower head with a hose one.
Mum rang and told me that she has had no power since 8.30pm last night. Leigh rang Ausgrid last night and explained that mum is 80 and that she had no power.
So the electricity company came out and said the power box for the house had packed it in. Mum said they were there till 10am fixing the problem.
Jess rang at 4.30pm to tell Tim Coles down the road had toilet paper, so he jumped in the car and went down. He didn't get any.

I was up at 7.15 because that is when I woke up. Tim didn't get up till 9.45, Kathy turned up around 10.15am with Summer they stayed till 11.45am.
It was great seeing them and get hugs and kisses from them. I said to Kathy you don't want to social distance from us, she laughed and said no way. None of my girls are social distancing from me.
I was up at 7.15 because that is when I woke up. Tim didn't get up till 9.45, Kathy turned up around 10.15am with Summer they stayed till 11.45am.
It was great seeing them and get hugs and kisses from them. I said to Kathy you don't want to social distance from us, she laughed and said no way. None of my girls are social distancing from me.

Friday, 20 March 2020

No Motivvatioin and Frustration

Hello Friday, what a week its been, I for some reason have had zero motivation to do nothing much at all. The weather here is all over the place in the last 7 days it has been cold, wet and hot, hot enough for the air con which is on again today.

The empty shelves in the supermarkets is distressing for many older people and annoying to others. I have not been to the shops since last Friday, as I usually only go out once a week but this week I am confined to the house.

Yesterday Tasha had to go to 3 different supermarkets to get my groceries as well as having to go back this morning to get a couple of things but not toilet paper, thankfully I still have some.

Tim has been told to keep at least 1.5metres from passengers on his bus this is a little difficult to do also they are not suppose to handle cash but most still are.

I am not sure if I will be going to aqua on Monday, will see what happens.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Tuesday's Post

Good morning world from Aussie Jo at Jo-Anne's Ramblings, I didn't do a post yesterday I had no motivation to do much of anything. I think I have caught Natasha's cold so I have decided that I will not go out shopping this Friday unless I improve before then.

I had to go to the doctor's this morning just for script and spoke to him about Tasha's cold and myself getting a cold,, he said unless we have been overseas in the last month or have a high fever we have the common cold and to just stay home until it passes.

You only get tested for Covid 19 if you have been overseas or are over 65, and your GP cannot do the test.

My baby brother has told mum that she isn't to go out she needs to self isolate for who knows h ow long. This isn't what she wants to hear, as she like me only go to the shops one day a week for 2hrs max. However, after talking to the doctor I agree with him.

Jessica thought she would like to dive for Uber or Ola but it has given her a headache trying to set it up. I do not what she is going to do, I think it is more bother then its worth.

My Diary week 13

I was up at 7.30 this morning, so a little sleep in. I couldn't get the Wii to work so didn't use it this morning. When I went...