Saturday 30 April 2011

A Name Change

I have decided it is time for a name change so this blog will now be know as Jo-Anne's Ramblings there has been no real reason for the change I just feel like doing something different and thought this blog is more about me rambling on about myself and my family.

So I have changed the name and hope it suits the blog a little more the the other name although I am a mother and nana and love being so I am starting to realise I am so much more then just that and I need the name of the this blog to reflect that. When I thought about what the new name should be I thought to myself.......Jo-Anne you do ramble on a bit often about nothing and you do get side tracked when writing comments so decided that Jo-Anne's Ramblings would be the new name.

Friday 29 April 2011

Big and Beautiful

Ok I am a big woman does that make it hareder for people to like me or love me...............................I think not

That said it is something I worry about from time to time mostly when I have people commenting on how big I am and that I should lose tell me something I don't know.

My husband has a habit of telling me that I have a fat ass and when I said to him and Kathy do either of you think I need a make over...........his answer was well you could lose weight that would make you look better..............

I have never thought of myself as beautful or pretty I think I am just an average looking woman, however Tim thinks I'm beautiful well he use to and I think he still does. I just wish he would tell me occasionaly along with when I ask how I look I would like him to say something other then ok or fine.............................

Thursday 28 April 2011

I'm Fat

Why am I fat?????????

Is it because I am lazy, maybe it is or is it because I overeat, yes and no..........................

I do not eat large meals never have I am just not that type of person, I do however have a tendency to graze through the day. This is something I would try not to do but I would eat a meal then around half an hour or so later I would find myself in the kitchen looking for more food and I would say to myself what the hell are you doing Jo-Anne you're not hungry. Then 5 or 10 minutes later I am doing the same thing and this will continue till I end up eating something.

Ok there is also the fact that I do not get off my fat ass and do much in the way of exercise and I know I have to change that........I just have no motavation to exercise.......

I use to walk every day and eat right but it didn't stop me getting fat, which I think is part of the problem as I feel that in the back of my head I am thinking why bother it doesn't work............Common sense tells me different but those thoughts are still there.

I know what to do and what type of food I should be eating but at times I just don't......................I am off to see a dietitian on Wednesday but what can she tell me that I do not already know.............................

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Old Fashioned or What

Last night my daughter rang and asked if her dad could go with her to show her how to get to someplace it was dark and she had no idea where the address was, she said she had to go and see about a job.......I was thinking where would that be at this time not that it was late it was 6pm, anyway her dad went with her and she found the place.

She said it was a waitressing job...............................well it turns out the place was a strip club and the job was as a topless this is not a job I want my daughter doing as I feel this type of work is demeaning to women. However she is 24 and we can not tell her what she can and can not do.

As it turned out she couldn't do the job anyway as she doesn't have a certificate to allow her to sell grog and couldn't do the job without it............

Am I just being old fashioned?

Monday 25 April 2011


My husband is watching a show about Pompeii and it is one of the better shows he has chosen to watch and is quite even if I didn't think it was interesting I wouldn't say much unlike him if I am watching something he isn't interested in he will sit there and go on and on about how I watch "shit" or "stupid" shows........this is very annoying.

I like to watch British shows and find most of them to be far more intersting then a lot of Americian shows, yes I like to watch locally made shows as well and think there is a lot of good Australian shows around and always have been.

I also like watching stuff about the Royal family and I know he is not interested in that type of stuff but there is no reason for him to sit there and make stupid smart ass comments all through the show. Ever time there is a mention of the upcoming Royal Wedding he has to say something and it is really pissing me off.

He alsop has a terrible habit of never remembering what he has watched and will watch the same movie or tv show over and over again and if I say anything he will get really angry with me.

I also hate it when will insist on watching something then go to sleep 10 minutes after it has started, this is only really annoying when I want to watch something else and decide to let him have his own way and then I miss the start of my show. I often record my shows and watch them after he has gone to sleep.

Sunday 24 April 2011

Easter Sunday

Chocolate and chocolate and more chocolate I think there is enough chocolate in this house to last a week but someone how I think it may only last a few days.........

Little Leo loved hunting for his eggs this morning and each time he found an egg he got excited and wanted to opes up but his mummy said no you can only open some and when you have eaten what is opened then you can unwrap some more....
I also got some yummy Lindt bunnies from my precious daughter including a stuffed one I love stuffed toys and if I had my way would have them all over the house but alsa I do not as it would piss hubby off.
Now I know the chocolate I have will take me a while to get through as I do not eat a lot of chocolate but I do enjoy the ones I do have, which is why I like to have good quality chocolate over cheap chocolate.

Saturday 23 April 2011

Easter BBQ

Today is Easter Saturday and have to say it has been a pretty good day so far, except for the headache.............Yes I have another headache started out again with sharp stabbing pains in the side of my head now they have stopped but my head is sore to touch and is just aching.

However, today we did manage to go to my sisters for a BBQ lunch and I had the best time right up till the first stabbing pain, mum gave me a couple of strong pain tablets and all I wanted to do was come home. We were suppose to go over yesterday but I was having the pains in the head all morning as just didn't feel up to it, so I was glad that they didn't start till after lunch today.

I think I will have to go to the doctors about them as I have been getting a lot these headaches during the last month.

We left Tim's van at my sister's place and Jes came and picked us up he will go back and get it tomorrow.

First thing I did when I got home was have a hot bath but my head is so sore I couldn't wash my hair.

Tonight we as in me and Jes will hide Easter Eggs for Little Leo to find in the morning this will be the first year he will have to search for his eggs, he is now 3yrs old and is really starting to understand things.

Thursday 21 April 2011


Well Easter is upon as once again and for some that means a time to reflect about what Easter is Jesus for others it is just about getting chocolate.

For me it is both as a Christian I do think about what Easter is really aboutbut I also love chocalte not that I get much or even buy much.

When my girls where little I would always buy them a toy or book as well as some chocolate and now they are mothers themselves they understand why I did that.I do like to get something for each of my grandkids and my parents and of course Tim, my girls may get something I haven't decided yet guess it will do with how much money I have. It would be nice if Tim thought to get me something but I know him and will not be surprised if he doesn't.

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Bloody Mice

Today we had the dishwasher repair man come and have a look at the hose that failed and coursed water to end up all over the place on the Saturday morning, well it turned out that a bloody mouse had chewed through the damn hose. So repair NOT covered by the warranty cost to use $125 so hubby said he would see if we can make an insurance claim so he gave them a ring and yeah you guressed it they will NOT cover the costs well they don't know yet basically they want to think it over as the damage was done by the water and not the hose they may allow the claim. We just have to wait and see.

Now since last night we have had a problem with our house phone last night when Kathy rang me there was a lot of static in the line and today we have no dial tone so unable to ring out, people could ring in but there was so much static that we couldn't hear anyone. I got my sister to ring Telstra for me and they will send someone out tomorrow to look at it but somehow I got the feeling that water may have been gotten into the plug and that means we will have to pay for it to be repaired as well.........

I will let everyone know what happens with the phone and insurance claim when I know more.

Monday 18 April 2011

Water update

On Saturday morning while I was out shopping with Kathy-Lee hubby rang Electrolux about the dishwasher and it is still under warranty so they will be out tomorrow to have a look at it and if we are right and it's the hose that cracked they will also reimburse as the cost of the carpet cleaner we hired to suck up the water.

The carpet is much better today yes it is still damp but it has dryed a lot better then I thought it would on Saturday morning when I got up and found the water everywhere. The downside is I do wonder what it is like under the carpet and if it will become mouldy, it would be good if Electrolux would pay to have the underside of the carpet dryed out. I guess we will just have to wait and see what they say tomorrow.

Saturday 16 April 2011

WTF it's Water

This morning I woke at 6am to go to the toilet and when I came out of the bathroom I thought what is that on the floor? So I turn the light on and wtf there is water all over the kitchen floor and into the hallway and lounge room and it is ankle high. I could hear the water under the sink so I have a look and yep water is shooting out from the dishwasher connetion, I get Tim up and get himt to turn off the tape to the dishwasher.

Now Tim says some silly things at times.............he says to me lets go back to bed and worry about it later.........................NO

I am more alseep then awake but I get some towels out and start to soak up the water then my brain turned on and I said to Tim how about we hire a carpet cleaner so I go get dressed and go to the local supermarket and they don't have one so home again and I ring another supermarket and yes they have one so I am the one who has to go and get it............hubby says as I am leaving I might go back to bed...........................grrrrrr

When I get home he hasn't gone back to bed he soaked up more water and had but the towels into wash.

Now if it wasn't pissing down outside we could open up the doors and the carpet might dry out faster..........................the carpet is still very very wet but we are making some headway.

What a great start to the day..............................

Friday 15 April 2011

Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Tuesday 12 April 2011

What is Love

For me love is when you realise that if someone or something was not in your life then there would be a void in your life, an empty feeling that no amount of material objects will fill.

This is how I know that I have always loved my family even when I didn't like the way some members of it where acting at certain times. I know that if they where gone and I could never see them again then I would feel empty inside.

I do think that most people do not know what unconditional love is until they become a parent, as generally speaking a parent will love their child no matter what and that is unconditional love.

Friday 8 April 2011

Love or Like

How can someone say they like but do not love members of the immediate family, it is something I just don't get. I have a neighbour who's daughters say they like each other but do not love each other.

I have always loved my siblings even though I have not always liked the person they were at certain times in their lives. Even my husband has said that he loves his siblings on some level although he doesn't like them much as people.

I hope my daughters all love and like each other.

Maybe I am just a lucky woman as I have the most amazing siblings and they are not just my siblings but they are also my friends.

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