Hello everyone, here we
are at another Tuesday, so of course it is creature day and todays
creature is the Armadillo.
As its name suggests it
has an armour, on its back are bands of hard bony scales which make
it difficult for predators to bite into. One species the three banded
armadillo can roll into a ball making it protected all over. Other
species can run and hide in thorny bushes as their armour can
protect them from the thorns, or they wedge themselves into their
burrows so they cannot be pulled out.
If a nine banded
armadillo feels threatened it may jump straight up in the air,
unfortunately this means they are killed on roads as they jump in
front of passing cars.
They have a life span
of 12-15 yrs and are 15-25cm's in height
and up at 7.15am when Tim went to work, Leo was awake also but when
I called him for help he didn't come so I went to speak to him he was
let Leo sleep and he woke up around 11am he made himself breakfast
after a bit and was still eating it when his mum arrived to pick him
was ok when she rang at 2pm but she rang back at 4.30pm she was quite
upset as Dawson decided to go and meet his friend Bree and her Nan
(Aunty Eileen) at Macca's in Charlestown. Mum didn't want him to go
out and was worried about him going out. I told her he is a grown man
and has to make his own decisions and maybe learning things the hard
at 6am before my alarm dressed myself without trouble.
a text from Tim he was an hour early for work luckily someone called
in sick and he was able to do their run and someone else did his,
which meant he wasn't stuck hanging around for an hour doing nothing.
next door neighbour had a minor accident while pulling out of the
driveway, he hit another car.
rode down to the post box to post some letters.
went off about a parcel that arrived for me from Wish saying I should
bin it because it came from China. No bloody way it is a gift I
bought for Leo, it has been put away till the time I give it too him.
told me that Dawson went out at 10.30am and at 3pm he wasn't home
yet. She wasn't worried she just wondered what he was doing.
before the alarm dressed and ready for the day, did 20 minutes on the
was one year ago today that we lost dad which is causing me to be
emotional all day.
Pies rang about the girls not liking the party pies, they will send
me 2 replacement packs tomorrow.
took Mum to visit dad, she was ok when I spoke to her.
to get out of bed and go in search of my phone this morning, I could
here the alarm but no phone next to the bed. I found it in the
lounge room where I left it.
went down and posted 2 letters.
asked if she could use our dyer I said sure but when Tim found out he
went off his head at her and me because I am too soft.
need a hair cut Tim said he will do it on the weekend.
am very tired this afternoon.
before the alarm again and also up and getting dress when it went
in a lot of pain all day with my neck/shoulder as well as chest pain
from reflex. Had to lay down for the chest pain to ease.
rang and asked if he could stay the night I said yes.
my shopping at both Woolies and Coles for pick up on Sunday by
Natasha as Tim will be working.
at 5am and only dozed on and off till 6am when I got up. Leo was
already awake as I was going to bed last night I realised I had no
Catapress, so had to ring Jess and get her to bring some over.
am in so much pain in my neck/shoulder again. I went back to bed for
1.5hrs it helped but I am still in pain.
picked Leo up at 1pm and I had a quiet afternoon.
said she had to explain Anzac Day to Dawson and how important it is
and that shops will be closed.
in till 7am and got up in pain yet again. Around 9.45 I rang Kathy
and had a good cry we talked and I think we are ok. She thinks I
need to up my depression meds, she maybe right.
to mum at 11am for 45mins.
rang again 2.20pm to tell me she had a text from my sister asking if
she wanted to sell dad's scooter I said NO, as I think now she has
lost some weight then next time she goes out for a day with Dave &
family she might want to use it over the wheelchair.
coming down to give me a shower after Tim cut my hair. I will the
retire to my bed to listen to my book before sleep.
everyone today here it is Anzac Day which many would say is the most
sacred day in the country.
Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New
Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their
country. It is marked annually on 25 April, the anniversary of the
Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.
Day in 2020 will fall on a Saturday. ... "The Public Holidays
Act 2010 names Anzac Day to be observed with a public holiday on 25
April including whether it is a Saturday or a Sunday.
there any difference between Anzac Day & Remembrance Day?
the modern context, remembrance day is all nations remembering all
soldiers who died in all wars, whereas Anzac day is Australia
remembering all Australian soldiers who died in all wars. Every
country has their own day.
dedicated to Australians
died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards. A
minute of silence is dedicated to the deceased, especially for
soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
Hello world here we are
at Tuesday but not any Tuesday this one marks 1yr since dad died and
I am feeling numb and somewhat sad.
Well here is this weeks
creature, the porcupine not the echidna which is a different animal
Porcupines are rodents
yes like rats, mice and squirrels but of course they are larger as in
90cm or 3ft in length and they move quite slowly.
They are protected by
long needle sharp spines or quills, which they release by shaking or
by whacking its enemy with the quills in its tail. If any quills
touch a predator the come off and stick into its skin. As well as
being very sharp the quills have barbed tips that make them hard to
remove, then of course the victim's body heat up making them swell up
and get even more stuck
While generally passive if left alone, these pests can perceive people as a threat and use their quills in self-defense. They tense their muscles so the quills stand at attention, then begin swatting their tails back and forth.
Porcupine quills can become embedded in the skin and are painful and difficult to remove.
The pests are also able to spread porcupine diseases like rabies. They may host ticks as well, which can pass on Colorado tick fever and a variety of other illnesses.
Good Friday is a major holiday for all Catholics, only 12 out of the
5 US statesconsider
the Friday before Easter an actual federal holiday. Most of the
country will go to work on Good Friday.
life, fertility, and rebirth in many places around the world. Thanks
to the rounded shape, it's also been used as a symbol
of the earthand
our connection with nature.
fluffy bunny stems from the Anglo-Saxon
festival of Eastrewhich
featured a spring goddess who used the rabbit to represent fertility.
It wasn't until Germans settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s that the
tradition of the bunny that lays eggs came to the states.
in 1933, composer Irving Berlin introduced the Easter
American pop culture with his ballad "Easter Parade."
Today, it's still one of the most popular songs for the holiday.
ornate eggs were called pysankas,
which were made by using wax and dyes. It wasn't until Ukrainian
immigrants came to the U.S. that the colorful custom caught on
you even imagine throwing
an egg in church?
Well, that's exactly what used to happen. The priest would throw a
hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, he would continue to toss
it to his peers, and whoever was holding the egg when the clock
struck 12 was the winner and got to keep it.
cold start to the day, my Wii remote wouldn't work, so frustrating.
walked down to Coles for me, she said it was nice to go for a walk.
groceries arrived at 5.15pm and I got everything I had ordered, and
everything that Jess ordered as well.
came and helped repair Tasha's car he spent a lot of time working on
it and it looks good now.
with the alarm couldn't get the Wii Fit to work again, grrrrrrrr
looked at Tim's roster and thought he had overslept and went and woke
him, turns out I was looking at the wrong day.
rang to let me know that she had a fall last night. Dawson heard her
yell and rang Aunty Sue & his dad who went straight to mum's to
help her. She is sore and bruised but nothing appears broken.
rode the scooter down to post some letters.
called over to pick up her shopping she was in and out.
said Dawson found a letter from Jess & Leo in their letterbox and
she was real excited about getting them and read them out aloud to
said she will reply to them today.
at 5.50am but laid there till the alarm went off. It was a dark
overcast morning. I am not feeling great with indigestion, it got so
bad I was found it difficult to concentrate so I went and had a lay
down for an hour.
laying down I felt better, I managed to write 3 letters, which I will
was sounding better when I spoke to her she said she was still in a
lot of pain but still she sounded better.
made me tea/dinner a bacon & egg muffin.
better night, I woke with the alarm and got up, I am in a great deal
of pain with my left shoulder.
applied a deep heat pad which has helped a bit.
rode the scooter down to post some letters, just before it rained.
rang and told me that yesterday at work Sue was assaulted when she
knocked on a door and told the woman in the room she had to leave
the woman swore at her and threw a vacuum cleaner at her hitting her
in the head. The cops were called.
also said that Dr Keyworth rang and spoke to her about the fall she
had Sunday night.
told her again how lucky she was to have children who not only care
but will physically be there for her, as most of his elderly patients
don't have that.
was awake and up at 6am, before my alarm again.
rang and asked me about dad's family, asking me to ask mum about
ancestry website, which I did she said she would have a look for
rang at 5pm in state about her phone bill, she was having trouble
paying it and wanted me to do it. So I did it and she transferred
the money to me.
tried to explain to her that they wouldn't cut, her phone off they
cannot do that because of Covid 19.
Friday today, I tried to have a lay in but I was awake so got up
to mum she was much better this morning.
a lay down at 2pm for half an hour..
had her daily bitch about Michelle and the way she is treating
said she is very sore and had a moment when she didn't know why she
at 6.45am as I needed to pee and once out of bed couldn't see the
point of going back to bed.
working outside to lay pavers to make it easier for me to get
scooter in and out of house.
Blain his Easter eggs and sent Leo's over as well.
pavers are great I like them a lot, tried them out and found them a
Friendship is like a garden of'
flowers, fine and rare;
It cannot reach perfection except
through loving care;
Then, new and lovely blossoms with
each new day appear-----
for Friendship, like a garden grows
in beauty year by year
I am fine, another warm
day in Newie, this morning I rode my scooter down the road to post
some letters and it felt good just getting out for a few minutes.
Anyway here are this
weeks did you know facts.
law passed in Nebraska in 1912 rally made life difficult for
drivers, in the country at night they were required to stop every 150
yards, send up a skyrocket and wait 8 minutes for the road to clear
before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing the horn and
shooting off flares.
repellents don't actually repel the hide you, the spray blocks the
mosquito's sensors so they don't know you are there.
subject of the first printed book in England was chess.
American showman known as General Tom Thumb was only 102cm or 3'4”
tall he died in 1885
teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 10 million tons
was awake and up at 7am, I got up and dressed. I was up for an hour
before Tim got up, he is still in a lot of pain and hobbling around.
Hopefully his foot improves during the day.
some reason my internet isn't working so I turned the modem off and
on again, it made no difference.
ended up rebooting the computer which fixed the problem.
a shower and a chat to Kathy on the phone while I dripped dried. It
was nice hearing her voice.
at 5.30am went to the loo returned to bed and laid there awake till
6am when I got up.
is home early 1.30pm, he went to see Dr Arun about his foot he said
he thinks its gout and told him to take Celebrex for it.
is complaining it is cold but I am sweating as per usual, not looking
forward to winter if I am going to be sweating and he wants the
had a minor car accident she backed into something but can't afford
to have it repaired. Yes she has insurance but can't afford the $700
excess, so she is going to try and save to have it repaired herself
and dressed with the alarm, found my pie order at the front door
when I opened up the house this morning.
home by 9am, he has a split shift.
the towels and the sheets off our bed.
came and took 7 cans of soft drink for Blain.
have been sweating a lot.
new day, a new month and still stuck at home.
21st birthday, I sent him a text wishing him happy
has rang me twice this morning, to have a bitch about things.
a lot of chest and upper back pain, took 3 Mylanta tablets which only
so so helped.
did some online shopping with Big W.
did a run with Ola, she is hoping to get more work with them.
at 6am just after Tim left for work. Around 9ish Jess rang and
asked if I could have Leo for the day/night while she tried to get
work from Ola. Naturally I said I would.
went and go bread for me, she also found some white vinegar fro me.
another audio book to the library and borrowed another one. I do like
being able to borrow audio books from the library.
was a bit all over the place getting easily distracted.
home around 4.30pm, Leo was so excited to see his Papa.
wonder if our granddaughters will be excited to see us when next
they do see us.
and dressed at 6.15 as usual, let Leo sleep till his mother got here.
She brought the school's laptop so he could sign in and do some
went to Charlie this morning for herself and me. She said that the
stores were bare and she felt that it was a waste of time going
there, she had to walk down to Coles in Warners Bay.
to Mum she was better more with it today, but still not quite
& Leo left at around 1.30, not sure when I will see her next.
sleep in this morning I woke up at 7.30am, it's cool and wet/raining
and the house was dark.
warm day after a dark morning.
a 5 way video call between Tim & me and the girls, it was great
talking to them.
up supper windy around 2pm.
went and got me stamps and envelopes and latter went to Coles for
Tasha, who was told that someone she kows is being tested for Covid
is supper pissed that the person in question. Who has no symptoms has
not been in contact with anyone who has it. However, they have a
relative who had it and said she had been around them. It is like she
wanted the attention.
till she hears more she is keeping her distance from me. I need her
hands on help every day.
It's Thursday and my
days are running together, but not in a race just in my
Today like every day I
am sweating from head to foot and it is so frustrating when I go to
the toilet and have trouble pulling my knickers and pants up because
I am so sticky from sweat that they get stuck.
I am thankful for dry
shampoo which I use every couple of days to give my hair some bounce
over sticking to my head.
Anyway it's Thursday so
here are Thursday's words.