Saturday 31 March 2012

Pink Saturday and A Sick Daughter..................Plus 1 Birthday

At 450am this morning I got a phone call from Natasha asking me if I could go over and stay with Blain as she was unwell and had rung an ambulance, so of course I got up and went straight over when I got there the ambo's where there and told her she had a viris and no point in taking her to hospital but she wanted me to come home and get her some pain relief tablets which of course I did............she also asked me if I could go back in a couple of hours and get Blain and bring him back to my place for the day..................

So when I got up at 8am I got dressed and went straight over to get Blain he is still here even though Jessica said he could go to her place when I drove Leo up but no he didn't want to do so. He wanted to stay here with nanny and papa so he has been here all day and wants to stay tonight also but Tim and I are going out for Dawson's birthday and yes part of us would love to take Blain but at the same time me and Tim do feel like having a night without any small children I know that may sound a little selfish but it is how we feel.........also we really can't afford to take him tonight as it is $26 per head for me and Tim and yes it is not that much for Blain but still I want a nice night not having to worry about children.............................

I tried to have a nap at 2.30 but Blain didn't like me laying down and at 3pm I got up and pegged the clothes on the line and decided to write this post and watching something on telly while Blain was outside playing but that didn't last long as he has come in and asked me to put cartoons on

I have just looked through all my draws for a birthday card for Dawson and you know what I can't find one and I was sure I  had some but where I  have put them is beyond me, so looks like he isn't getting a card well I did find 1 card but it was to childish for a 13 yr old...........I just found the cards so I guess he will be getting a card after I just have to borrow $10 from one of my

Since it is Pink Saturday I am adding some lovely pink flowers for everyone I do like pink flowers.

Friday 30 March 2012

Friday at last and I am now exhausted been a long day.............and tomorrow will be the same.............

Friday has rolled around again sometimes the week seems to fly by but at other times the seem to drag on this week has been a mixture of both the first few days seem really long and the last few have gone in a blink...................

Since today is Friday that means my shopping day so I have been out and about for most of the day and because I saw a photo of fried chicken on a blog I ended up having KFC for a late lunch and now I have gone and picked up Leo yes he is here again tonight I hope he settles down quick again tonight the last couple of nights he has gone to sleep pretty quick yes he has been here since Wednesday night although last night Jessica was here as well.

While I was out shopping today I scored this............... for free yes free why because it's diabetes week and the chemist was giving them away, not my chemist but a different one but hell it was free and they didn't know I didn't shop Would it matter I don't think so but I didn't mention it is going to be good not having to use a lot of blood to get a reading.

I am such a softie as a nanna why because I let Leo have a rainbow ice block for breakfast this morning and this afternoon I have let him have 2 more of I just gave him chocolate milk and also told his mother she doesn't have to pick him up till around 11am tomorrow I guess I just think I will be up at 7am and I will let him watch cartoons and I will blog..................
see I know how I will be spending tomorrow

On Sunday it is Dawson's 13th birthday and I asked mum this morning if she was doing anything and she said no but they are going out tomorrow night for tea at a local all you can eat place and asked me if I would like to go and of course I said I will don't know if Tim will come last night he said he wasn't working tomorrow but they could change I will find out more when he gets home from work. I will only give him $10 in a card Dawson not

Today for some reason I nearly shut the car door on my foot twice, and twice I came close to running the shopping over my toes and when I dropped Leo of at day care he didn't want to get of my shoulders and hurt my head and had to be pried off.............yes I carry him on my shoulders on the way into the day care and from the day care to the car in the afternoon...........

Thursday 29 March 2012

On Question Wednesday on my Thursday

Ok I got my first question for one question Wednesday from Josie over at:
Thank you Josie............

Here is the question: One of the things you say you enjoy doing is reading, how has has your reading taste changed over the years and what's your favorite kind of book to curl up with?

Well when I was a child I prefered mystery stories then as a teenager I like a lot of romance books but not to mushy as I grew into my 20's I found I prefered mystery books again and that still stands but since being in my 40's I have found that I often like biographys more when I was younger I really couldn't be bothered with them.

I am also someone who crys when she reads a book and I can become lost in the book. I can also read more then one book at a time when I was in my 20's I would often read 2 or 3 books at the same time and I never got the story lines confussed.

Wednesday 28 March 2012

My Wednesday.........................

Today I got into trouble how you ask well Jessica and I took Leo over to Kaleidoscope for an appointment with a speech therapist to find out whether he needs speech therapy anyway while we where there I decided to use my digital recorded to recorded everything that happened so I can play it for hubby as he will want to know what was said and everything. Well silly me I didn't think to ask permission first before turning the recorder on and it wasn't till then end of the session that the therapist asked me what the device was and I told her and she went and spoke to her supervisor and came back and said it was ok but I should have asked first...........oh well my bad.......................

After leaving we where heading over to the day care to drop Leo off and Jessica asks me to drop her off here so she could get her car she didn't want to be the one to drop Leo off at the day care. I have also just got a phone call from Natasha asking me to pick Blain up from school as she has someone going to her place to talk about getting help paying her electricityy bill...........grrrrrr.......yes I will go and get him that is whatnannas do..............

Also while I have been sitting her we had a woman from the Dept. of Housing turn up for our yearly inspection which we have every few years.......both Tim and I thought it was tomorrow she was coming but all go she was only here a few minutes looked around said the back yard is overgrown and needs mowing I felt like saying no shit Sherlock but didn't just said yeah I know it will get done on the weekend.

Leo of course will be here tonight and then again on Friday night since this is the last week of the month. When I dropped Leo off at day care I got to see Sydney last week Kathy cut her hair and yes I know she needed to have her hair trimmed up but I am not sure what I think of it, it's not bad but it's not great either.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

About Jo-Anne Tuesday...........Inspiration

Today is Tuesday and that means me telling you something about myself, well I was reading Pearl's blog which can be found here: and thought I would share with you that I often find inspiration for a blog posting from things I read on other people's blogs.............

When I see something that I think would make an interesting blog topic I will make a note of it in a file I called “blog ideas” and when I have time I will often sit and just write some blog posts and save them in a file called “unposted blogs” ready for when I want/need them.

On other days I just sit and write stuff often I will ramble on stuff that come to mind and I think those who read this blog don't mind me rambling on about stuff at times.

Something else you may not have realised about me is that I want a holiday, I need a

The last holiday I had was in 2009 and feels like it was ages ago longer then it really was, Tim however, agrees that we need to get away always has some excuse usually that he doesn't think we can afford to go away.................

Monday 26 March 2012

Monday means Tim's Day

Well it is Monday again so I will tell you something else about my darling Tim…………….

When we were dating, yes engaged but not married we discussed having children I wanted to have 5 children he wanted to have 2 children so we split the difference and had 3 children.

We both wanted to have daughters but Tim always thought his last child would be a boy, so when I was pregnant with Jessica he was thought she would be a boy but at the same time  knew she would be a girl. I remember he thought it was odd that he so sure his last child would be a boy but at the same time knew Jessica as going to be another girl. I would joke with him that maybe we would have another child but he said no this is going to be the last one and if it’s a girl then so be it.

After she was born he decided to have a vasectomy much to my annoyance I didn’t want him to have it done so soon after she was born she was only 6 weeks old when he had it done……

Do I regret only having 3 children all the time for many years I was disappointed that we couldn’t have any more children although now I am happy with my family as we now have grandchildren. Sometimes we have to compromise that is part of being married we can’t have everything our way……….

Saturday 24 March 2012

Saturday Rambings..................

Yesterday I was so busy I wasn't on line in fact I only managed to sit at the computer for a few minutes to post a status on Facebook about something Blain said yesterday afternoon and now I will share it with all of you............

We were driving Leo back to his mums house after day care and Blain was with me as he stayed here last night, anyway the boys were talking in the back seat and Blain tells Leo that when he grows up and gets a girlfriend and becomes a father he will name his baby “Lee” after “Leo” it sounded so cute.

When we got to Jessica's place Blain stayed there while I popped around the corner to Coles for Jessica she wanted chocolate and when I returned Leo got really upset because Blain wasn't staying for the night. Jessica said Blain could stay but Blain wanted to spend the night with his nanny & papa.

He was good boy and had a great time playing with papa even though he hit his head on the wall because they got a bit rough. This morning when I opened my eyes Blain was laying there looking at me kind of creepy to think he was just laying there watching me sleep.

Moving on this morning after we took Blain home to his mother Tim and I went and bought a new vacuum cleaner, we haven't had one in years and yes it was nice to vacuum out instead of sweeping but I think I will still sweep a fair bit as I do like sweeping out.

I walked down the hallway to go to the toilet and on the spur of the moment decided to clean out the linen cupboard that took me an hour and now I am back to finish this posting why because it has to be finished and not because I am stuffed and need a

Ok back to Blain again when I picked him up from school earlier in the week I had a chat to his teacher who told me that he hasn't settled into the new school at all and still says all the time that he wants to go back to his old school and he has no friends and such.................she told me that he plays up in class a lot will run around and hit other students.

Tomorrow Jessica wants me to go to her place in the morning and help her set of cockroach bombs then bring her and Leo back her for a while and maybe take them back in the afternoon. Mum is having a baked lunch so I am going to try and get her to come to lunch, I know mum and dad would like to see Leo they haven't seen him in ages.

No I am going to post this then I am going to have something to eat then I will come back and read some blogs and leave some comments.

Thursday 22 March 2012

Does it get any cuter than this?

My dad sent me this via email and thought it was just so cute that I wanted to share it so from my dad to all of my blog pals.....enjoy.....
Does it get any cuter than this?
After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments.  The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. 

The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center.  The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. 

The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.


The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. 

They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.

They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and  needs his friend's help to swim.


Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship.

 They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.





Long Live Friendship!!!!!!

I don't know......some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don't touch the hearts of others.......while it lasts!  May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends who care.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Since it is still Tuesday it is still about me so here is this weeks tid bit......................

Ok I know it is late in the day but it is still Tuesday so I am going to share with you something about myself and it may come as a surprise to some but here I go.............

                                                     I don’t believe in abortion.

Ok it is not that simple I do not believe in abortion as and answer for a mistake meaning just because you did not plan on getting pregnant doesn't mean you have the right to kill the child. Unless you were raped, or are being told that the child will be seriously disabled and you do not think you can cope or handle the situation. There are many shades of grey nothing is really black and white unless we are talking about the colours black and white.........

That said if someone closes to me chooses to have an abortion I will support them 100% even though I don’t believe in abortion. I will even go with them to have the procedure done why because I care.
Now I know many people would say if I am able to support someone having an abortion how could I say I don't believe in it, well simple there are many reasons why a woman may chose to have one, secondly who am I to judge there is only one judge on such matters and if God has a problem with it then he will deal with the person when the time comes.

To me if you love and care about someone then you support them, you do not always have to agree with what they do or say or think but you can still support them, unless of course the person is either a serial killer or mass murder and yes there is a difference....................
Does this surprise any one????????????????

Monday 19 March 2012

The Things We Can Discover On The Discovery Channel.....................

Good morning all well it's Monday so the start of another week, I get up this morning after spending a a lot of last night in the bathroom yeah I was sick all night but I am feeling ok now. Anyway when I get up this morning and turn the telly on it is on the Discovery channel and the the show is Rebuilding Japan and it is really interesting this episode it one where volunteers are trying to preserve photographs that have been rescured from the sea near Yamamoto after the earthquake and  tsunami in 2011. I think it is an amazing job that people have done restoring the phots. Those who did the work where called a "memory salvage team", I think they did a fantastic job.

The earthquake hit on the 11th March 2011 and along with the tsunami it killed 15,000 people the earthquake was a magnitude 9.

When I got up this morning the first thing I noticed is that Tim took the car so I had to send Jessica a text and tell her I don't have a car and if we are taking Leo to the dentist she will have to use her car or I could change his appointment and she said she doesn't have th fuel so could I change the appointment which of course I did he now goes at the end of April.

It is now raining pretty heavy at the moment and it is really cool I had to shut the front door as my legs are so cold, I may even have to change into longer Oh yeah I want to add I have no problem with Tim taking the car in fact when it is wet like it is I would rather him take the car as I worry about him riding his motorbike in the wet weather. He tells me that I shouldn't but I do and I can't

Sunday 18 March 2012

My Sunday..........It's been great how has yours been?

Goodmorning all, how is your Sunday or in some places Saturday going mine well I got up and thought what to do today first up laundry even though it is suppose to rain again this afternoon I am hoping that it will dry. I have already done one load and got it on the line, I will do the second load after I get home............................

Yes I am going out with daughter number 1 just to Westfield to get my layby out and she wants to get some new clothes for Sydney-May................Should I take my phone since when I went out with Kathy on Thursday Jessica rang wanting me to watch Leo and Kathy got pissed off so maybe I should leave my phone at home...........................who am I kidding if I go out without my mobile I feel odd, just not right so I will be taking it with me but if Jessica rings maybe I won't answer it which would be good but unless I have my glasses on I can't see who is ringing and thus I don't know until who it is till I have answered the phone.

Moving on I bet I will not get this written and posted before Kathy gets here to pick me up.....
Ok I am back I started writting this at 10am and it is now 12.37pm see Iknew I would not get it written and posted before Kathy came to pick me up.

While I was out I managed to buy myself a new black skirt and a new pair of cargo pants now I have to make sure Tim gives me the money back for them. He said he would, I just have to make sure I remember to ask him.

Oh and no one rang me how cool was that so Kathy didn't annoyed with me, it was in fact a great morning our shopping I had a good time..................

Saturday 17 March 2012

To Busy To Think Of Anything To Write About So You Just Get This.....................

Since I don't have much time today, spent the morning running around doing some shopping for Jessica since she rang me last night complaining that she had no food and no fuel to go and do it herself.  So I did some shopping for her then came home and finished reading and commenting on some blogs. I thought I would post this nice and easy which means I can sit and watch some of my recorded shows.....

Thursday 15 March 2012

Just Another Thursday and One Awesome Book

So Thursday has rolled around and I have Leo and Jessica here for a while maybe for the night as she is hanging around waiting to see if there is any day care tomorrow if there is she wants to stay the night as she doesn't have a lot of fuel. Even though she had me go out and put $15 worth in her car for her and she also had me stop and get her KFC for lunch, since I was going to KFC I asked Tim if he had money for me to get a fillet burger and guess what he gave me the money without complaint............I spent the last of my money on a bacon & egg muffin for Leo for his breakfast, yes I am a softy and when he asks so nicely for nanny to buy him Macca's for breakfast I find it hard to say no........

I just made myself some creamed rice and custard but now I don't feel hungry enough to have it but at least it is now made and I can have it later, I think homemade creamed rice tastes a lot nicer then the stuff you get in a can from the supermarket.

The one think that annoyed me when I have Jessica and Leo hanging around all day is that I end up watching a lot of at the moment I am watching Thomas the Tank Engine Leo loves Thomas he likes to play trains were he runs around moving his arms like train wheels saying he is now a train.........he is so cute at he is getting all his toy trains out.

This afternoon I am going to try and get motivated to write some letters I want them done so I can post them tomorrow when I go out shopping, yes my printer is working again so the really longest one to write is the first one the subsequent ones don't take as long to write.

I also want to record the gifts I have recently bought in my “gift book” which is just an exercise book where I write down all the gifts I have in the gift box so I know what I have and if I have something for a certain person I want that recorded to so I don't forget who I bought it the other day I bought my sister something for her birthday which is in October and I do not want to forget which sister I was thinking of when I bought it..............

Oh yeah I was going to mention that on Tuesday when I caught the bus over to the hospital well I was waiting for the bus to come home I am reading this book and I keep having to stop because I start to cry and this old lady sitting next to me at the bus stop kept giving me this weird look. The only thing that annoyed me was I had left the house without a hankie, yes no hankie and I am crying and I had makeup on thankfully not mascara but still how could I have been so silly to leave the house with a book I knew would have me crying at some point and no hankie..............

If you haven't read this book you really should it is an awesome book but it will make any normal person cry in places just saying................

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Children Teach Us.......................

This is really so bloody true when children talk non stop and ask a trillion questions about everything under the sun often questions we don't have the answers to but we love our children which is why we try to answer all those annoying questions.

Also when children are fighing with their siblings that can really test our patience as much as we try to let them fight it out between themselves it isn't always easy to do so....................

Tuesday 13 March 2012

It's Tuesday So What Does That Mean...............It's all about me.............................

How has everybody's Tuesday been?

Mine has been alright I got up this morning and caught the bus over to the hospital to get the results of my colonoscopy which as I knew was normal but since that didn't tell them why I am low in iron and have diarrhoea a lot I had to have another blood test to check my iron level they keep sending me for test to check my iron levels it is really annoying at times as if suddenly my iron levels will be normal and yes I know it may happen but I have been iron deficient most of my life and it is just getting worse since now I am iron deficient while taking iron tablets................anyway as I said I caught the bus over to the hospital and I caught it back home again so I was out for most of the day.

On the way home Jessica rings me to ask where I am and why I hadn't rung her back but the text she sent said to ring her house phone when I could but since I was still on a bus I was unable to ring her house phone. What did she want that was so important to ask me if her and Leo could come over for tea if she supplied most of the food for me to cook and of course I said she could come and they are here now.

So since it is Tuesday I am suppose to be telling you something about myself but what to should I share with you I have no idea maybe I should tell you that sometimes I ramble in my comments but not so much my blog post in which I am more organised I think....................or I could tell you that I am watching the Penguins of Madagascar because Leo is here and that is what he wants to watch and it is a funny cartoon.........did you see the movie?

I could tell you that my shoe size has increased from a 7 to either a 7 ½ or 8 this change happened a couple of years ago I think because I got fat...................yes I know I am not suppose to call myself fat but I am just saying it how it is. This is really annoying as I have worn a size 7 shoe since I was 18 and now as I approach 50 I have bigger/fatter feet............on the topic of shoes I use to wear really high heal shoes but the last few years I find that I prefer to wear shoes with a more sensible size heal and no I do not wear flat shoes I can not walk in flat shoes without my legs aching heaps.

Is there anything else I can share with you today well I guess I could tell you that my second daughter Natasha has just turned up no idea why but I hope it isn't to ask for money as I am broke, no it turns out she wants potatoes which I also do not have. She has also got a new boyfriend this guy in called Jerry and like the last couple he is also unemployed but he doesn't have any children. I hope he treats her well and makes her happy. Now I know that isn't news about me but she is my daughter so close enough or if not too bad...................

Ok I think I have rambled on enough for this post but before I go I will inform you that now SpongeBob Square Pants is now on and I really find this show annoying the things we watch to make our grandchildren happy................

Monday 12 March 2012

Tim and Romance or what is romanatic

I love my husband more than anything but he is not now and has never been romantic in fact he is one of the most unromantic persons I have ever met but I still love him. He also doesn’t dance unless he is drunk but even then he will rarely dance with me he just says he is not a dancer.

If I say anything about him not being romantic he will say I knew what he was like when I married him and that I did but there are still moments when I wish he would be a little more romantic and you know what happens when I start thinking that way…………..he will do something kind and generous yes he has moments when he can be very generous and that is just one of the many reasons I love him.

Now all that said I guess you may be wondering what I consider “being romantic” well when I say romantic I am talking about taking me out for a meal more than once in a blue moon he always says we will go out regular but whenever I suggest it he makes excuses like he has no money or isn’t in the mood……….both of us would rather go out for lunch then dinner but I think it would be great if we went down to the local hotel for dinner at least once a month.

Oh this is how the yard looks today as you can see he has cut some of the grass………………

Week 8 of 2024

  Up at 4.50am after a decent enough good night. I have no deodorant as Jess ran out and came and took mine, and boy do I stink. I went i...