Thursday, 31 December 2020
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Wednesday now poem day
You're My Everything
© Jetem Westbrook
Published: February 2008
It makes me happy just being by your side.
All these feelings I just can't hide.
You'll always be in my heart.
Can't bear the pain when we are apart.
Nobody is as special as you are to me.
I hope you are beginning to see
Just how much I care for you,
And all my feelings will always be true.
I can't describe how much I care,
But when you need me, I'll be there
To wipe those tears when you are sad,
To make you happy when you are mad.
All these things I can really do.
Just remember I'm thinking of you!
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
The last post I will write for 2020 is here.
Christmas has been and gone for 2020 and it went off with fizzle no bang here. I have not been able to get into the festive mood this year. I was late getting decorations up and slack with my Christmas cards. I did manage to send out around 50 something cards.
Christmas Day was different instead of Jess & Leo coming here and open presents, Tim & I went over to here house a whole 25 metres or 82 feet away. I rode the scooter over and Tasha walked over, so it was noisy when Kathy rang and I felt that Kathy sounded a tad left out.
After presents opened Tim got ready for work and I got dressed to go over to Mum's for lunch. My brother Dave picked me up and drove me to Mum's.
There was a good turn up with Dave & Leigh with their girls as well as Sandy & Ed and their girls along with Sue & Les (her man), Dawson and of course Mun and me.
Lunch was alright just not the same, after lunch Sandy drove me home.
Boxing Day was held here and all 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren along with Kathy's fiance Michael. Tim bought KFC for lunch and Kathy made a potato bake. I bought a lemon meringue roulade for desert and Kathy had to say she doesn't like lemon meringue oh well I love it.
Not many photos taken because I am unable to take them.
It is a good thing that we don't do anything for NYE as so much is cancelled.
Monday, 28 December 2020
Last of the Christmas Fact
Another Monday, more facts as the year draws to a close.
The tradition of nailing Christmas stockings near a fireplace came about in order to help Santa have a place to stuff candies and goodies for bright and cheerful children of the world. It also serves as an endless supply of socks for Santa.
No Christmas is complete if you and your kids don’t wear adorable Christmas sweaters. But did you know that a large part of the world has contests like the ‘best Christmas sweater competition’? When kids wear cute Christmas sweaters, they look adorable and they make beautiful memories to cherish forever.
Did you know that Santa does not simply ignore the children who have been bad throughout the year? He puts pieces of coal into the child’s stocking instead of gifts! This tradition started in Italy. Yet another important reason for children to be good through the year and do as many good deeds as they can!
One of the most fun rituals of Christmas is the exchange of Christmas cards. You can ask your child to make your own cards with embellishments of his choice. By giving Christmas cards, they can convey their feelings to the person they like and wish them well.
he traditional Christmas meal in England before turkey became the obvious choice of food for the holidays was a pig’s head covered with mustard.
There are many traditions and customs your kids can partake in the happiest time of the year. Remember to involve them in as many rituals as you can, be it decorating the tree and house or making plum cakes. The festivities begin at home and will be treasured by your children for years to come.
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Woke when Tim's alarm went of and I needed to be, also it was 6.30. Tasha came down at 7am and got me set up for the day.
Had Daemon & Leo running in and out of the house, he stayed over night at Jess's place.
Spoke to Mum she was all over the place, not making a lot of sense.
Woke at 6.30 had to pee so got straight up.
Going to be another cool and wet day
Tasha went to Charlie and came home in a right pissed off mood.
Had a visit from Kelli & Freya, she told me that Sue is heading to QLD, I said I hope the boarder is open when she gets there.
Only had a short 20 minute chat to mum.
Tim cut my hair
Awake and up at 6am in for another warm day, hope it's not to sticky.
Workmen came and fixed the back sliding doors.
At around 2ish Leo came down in a state he couldn't find the bunnies. After a frantic search of the complex and surrounding streets Natasha found them in the house.
Leo was surprised that so many people started looking for them.
Mum was all over the place this afternoon.
Up at 6am, opened the house and started to get breakfast stuff out when Tasha arrived with “Nick's” (a neighbour) laundry yes she uses a my washing machine to do someone else's laundry do I care, nope.
Leo has been approved for NDIS funding, this is great news.
Mum was again rambling about nothing but sounded more like herself.
Jono's birthday he liked the shirt but it is far too small for him. Jess said it looks more like a woman's size. I will be complaining.
Had a not so great night, I was so tired last night that instead of listening to my book I fell straight to sleep. At around 11pm I woke and was restless for the next few hours. So I guess it is not a surprise that I slept in till 6.40am.
It's Christmas Eve and I am not excited or anything.
Mum was sounding ok when we spoke
Christmas Day has arrived with a little pop no bang here. It is a cold wet start to the day.
Jess & Leo came and fetched Tim &i to go to their house anw watch Leo open presents.
Dave & Leigh picked me up and took me to Mum's, I had a goodish day nothing bad happened just felt different. Sandy drove me home.
Dawson gave me a terrific storage set for the kitchen.
Had a sleep in woke at 6.40am and got up opened the house and made my own breakfast.
Kathy rang she will be here around 11.30, so no morning shower today.
So Tasha came and dressed me.
All the girls will be here for lunch.
Jess tried to order KFC online but wouldn't go through so they went in to order and get it.
Lunch was good, I liked having them all here. No fights or arguments.
Thursday, 24 December 2020
A Friend's Greeting
By Edgar Guest More Edgar Guest
I'd like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been
always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you
each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine,
to me along the way.
I'd like to do the big things
and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray out of your skies
and leave them only blue;
I'd like to say the kindly things
that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul
the way that mine you've stirred.
I'd like to give back the joy
that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need
I hope will never be;
I'd like to make you feel
as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours
with you to lean upon.
I'm wishing at this Christmas time
that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness
that you've strewn along the way;
And could I have one wish this year,
this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Hello everyone here I am at another Tuesday and that means it is indestructible stuff day and this week it is Graphene which is a natural wonder material that's all around us.
Like diamond, graphene is made of the element carbon but it's a different shape. It is made of incredibly thin layers about one-millionth of the width of a human hair. Because it is only one single atom thick. It is so thin that scientist have only been able to study it close up since 2004.
It can be used to make ultra light weight aircraft, sports gear and armour or body parts. It could make fold-able or wearable computers, electronic paper or super thin tablets.
It could work like a multi functional, lightweight, electronic, natural biodegradable plastic.
However, so far it is proving very difficult to produce and work with so these things are not around just yet.
Graphene is the strongest material ever discovered, it's abput 200 times stronger then steel.
It is used to create the world's lightest material graphene aerogel
It conducts electricity better than any other material
It's tougher then diamond
It's bendy and stretchy too.
Monday, 21 December 2020
More Xmas Facts
Another Monday more facts so here we go.
The eight reindeers are Cupid, Dancer, Vixen, Dunder, Comet, Dasher, Prancer, and Blixem.
Santa comes bearing gifts for the children who have been good throughout the year. But do you know that Santa gets gifts too? Who gives presents to Santa? It’s us! Yes, even you can give gifts to Santa! And no, the jolly old man does not want traditional gifts, but he is a bit partial to cookies and milk to keep him satisfied during his trip around the world. So this Christmas, ask your children to help you while you make cookies for them and for Santa. Santa will love eating cookies made with love!
One of the best parts about Christmas is the Christmas cake, and we all love eating it. But does your child know what cakes are consumed during Christmas? It’s plum cake! The cakes we get to eat during the Christmas holidays are known as plum cakes but there are, in fact, no plums in the cake! Raisins were known as plums in medieval times and the ingredients were stirred in an East to West direction similar to that of the journey of the three wise men.
One of the reasons Santa can make his marathon runs through the day and give gifts to the kids all over the world is due to the help of elves. The merry spirit of Christmas is because of these cheerful workers and their commitment to the kids of the world.
Mistletoe is supposed to be a symbol of love, laughter, and compassion. And the tradition of a kiss under the mistletoe is supposed to a way of asking for the blessings of the spirits of Christmas through the mistletoe.
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Another December Week
Woke at 6 and up half an hour later. Opened the house and sent Tasha a text, she came straight down.
Been in a lot of pain with my left knee
Found Leo asleep in his room, stayed the night after watching a movie with papa last night. He didn't wake up till around midday.
Got up just before the alarm, open the house and Tasha arrived.
Suppose to be another cool day
Jess went out shopping for Christmas presents and came back with a lot of stuff.
From around 2.30 I started to feel like shit, shaking bad and all over the place turned out I had low BGL. Tasha came and gave me honey and a shower then bed for my book.
Woke with the alarm to a cool wet morning.
Tasha arrived shortly after and told me she took Blain to the hospital last night because if the rash he has, didn't get home till 5.30am. So no school for Blain.
Raining this morning so wasn't able to take Leo up wait for his driver.
Raining this afternoon so unable to go meet Leo.
Awake on and off all night and decided to get up at 5.50am and after 10 mins I was dripping in sweat, it is that muggy.
Last day of school for the year, I am looking forward to mornings without an alarm.
Cancelled all my alarms this afternoon.
I was having a foot bath this afternoon when Tash turned up to shower me.
No alarm this morning but still awake at 5.50am.
Tasha arrived after I opened the house, not dressed yet but still dripping in sweat.
First day of the school holidays and I feel excited like a kid, weird.
Been dripping in sweat for most of the day, so turned the air con of at 11ish.
Up at 5.30am and managed to have pee running down my leg, Tim sent Tasha a text and she came down to help me.
Had a shocking night waking a lot and having trouble getting back to sleep each time.
Turned the air con on at 8am because of how hot it is and how much I was sweating.
Kelli turned up to drop her kids off at Jess's for the night and while she was here there was an issue between her and Tasha the tension was so thick you could cut it. I however, chose to stay out of it, I love them both and chose to stay out of their problems.
Kelli is going to buy me the gift bags I need to do Christmas gifts
Jess is putting me to bed as it's Friday.
Managed to have a sleep in it was 6.50 am when I looked at the clock. I got up made my own breakfast, then Kathy rang to tell me that Syd has a birthday party to go to in Warners Bay at 10am so she will be here then.
Kelli arrived at 8.30 to help with the Christmas wrapping we got it all sorted in a couple of hours.
Kathy showered and dressed me then ironed her dad's work clothes before leaving.
Not as hot today, but cold and wet.
Dave then Sandy rang about mum, she was found in bed at 11 something. Turns out she took 3 sleeping tablets and 1 or 2 antihistamines. I think it is time to start putting it in her Webster pack.
Thursday, 17 December 2020
The Misadventures of Widowhood: A Pandemic "Poem" for Christmas 2020
Daddy's Little Angel
© Jason A. HodgesWhen you were born, you filled my heart with pride,
And I was overcome by the joy I felt inside.
As I held you in my arms that very first day,
I knew I would never let any harm come your way.
With your tiny little hands and tiny little feet,
Every time I look at you, my heart skips a beat.
As I watch you sleep in the middle of the night,
I hope and pray I will do everything right.
I know I may make some mistakes along the way,
But I promise to do my best not to every single day.
I often wonder what you will grow up to be,
But whatever you become will be fine with me.
So whatever you may decide to do in your life,
Maybe an astronaut, a lawyer, or even a doctor's wife,
I can say this without any doubt at all,
I will always be there to catch you if you fall.
And another promise I make to you from me,
Daddy's little angel you will always be.
Published by Family Friend Poems on 02/15/2006
Copyright © 2006 - 2020 FamilyFriendPoems.com
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Another Tuesday has arrived and more indestructible stuff today's stuff is Titanium
It is used in artificial body part it will likely contain titanium this incredible metal combines three brilliantly useful qualities meaning it's strong, it's light and resistant to corrosion which means it doesn't break, dissolve or wear away easily.
These properties make it very useful in the modern world and can be found in planes engines and spacecraft parts things that need to get on and off the ground without falling apart. It's used to make underwater tools used by divers, as well as in jewellery, lightweight camping gear top quality horseshoes and much much more.
Some of the best prosthetic legs are made of titanium so they can take weight without being to heavy. Hips are also made of titanium
Monday, 14 December 2020
More Christma Facts
Hello another Monday in December that means it's fact day.
children, Christmas is all about receiving gifts from Santa Claus.
But how did Santa Claus come into existence? The character of Santa
Claus is based on St. Nicholas. As per a legend, St. Nicholas was a
Christian bishop who provided for the poor and needy. He also loved
children and enjoyed giving gifts to them secretly. As his story
spread, he was called Sinterklaas in Dutch, which later became Santa
So you and your kids probably know Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, who pulls Santa’s sled on Christmas Eve. But do you know other reindeers? It would be impossible for Rudolph alone to pull Santa’s sled, don’t you think? It is filled with gifts to the brim for every good child in the world, and Rudolph can’t pull that all alone. Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, is in fact, Santa’s ninth reindeer.
When Jesus was born, a bright star shone in the sky. Three kings followed this star and made a long journey to the birthplace of Jesus. They bore with them gifts of gold, frankincense (aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes), and oils
Have you ever wondered why people go door to door singing carols? The tradition is based on the English custom of wassailing, which was a tradition to toast to someone’s good health and fortune. St. Francis of Assisi took this tradition and converted it to the modern form of carolling.
The Christmas wreath is representative of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore. Eventually, the colours of Christmas – red, green, and gold were added. Red is said to represent the blood of Jesus, green is supposed to symbolize life, and gold stands for royalty and light. And the evergreen foliage used to make Christmas wreaths symbolises the continuity of life and nature even in the darkest days of winters.
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Week 2 of December
Woke around 7ish, got up and sent Tash a message asking for help with breakfast.
At 11am Jess came and helped me change my clothes to go to Kelli's for lunch with her and Leo as well as their friend Jay.
Lunch was great I had a wonderful time and laughed a lot.
Didn't get home till 4pm, so only did meds for tonight will do the rest tomorrow.
Woke at 6am opened the house and Tasha came down and gave me a shower.
Going to be a very warm today but no need for air con.
Saw Kelli when she came to say goodbye to Jay.
Tim on afternoons again this week.
Mum was happy today and pleased to hear I had a good time yesterday.
Awake before the alarm and straight up and opened the house.
Suppose to be cooler today and it feels it at 7am
Decided to spend the day trying to answer some letters as I have 20 piled up.
Managed to write 3 letters to penpals and 3 Christmas cards to family.
I am shaking a great deal this morning, another cool morning.
Had a shocking night last night and it turns out I forgot to take my meds last night.
I am shaking a great deal this morning, another cool morning.
Dr rang and because of shaking I hung up on him and had to ring surgery and arrange for him to ring back.
I improved as the day progressed.
Managed to write another 2 letters and 6 Christmas cards.
Had a better night last night, woke as my alarm went off, I only remember waking twice during the night and going pretty much straight back to sleep.
Had to turn the air con on at midday due to how much I was sweating.
Mum told me she is worried about losing her memory she is getting bad but still knows who is who and remembers to ring ,e each day
Leo here tonight
A new day has arrived I dragged my body out of bed at 6am, opened the house a cold morning.
Didn't warm up much but still I was drenched in sweat from head to foot.
Had a lot of pain in my left leg and knee so much it hurts to move let alone walk which is cry worthy pain.
Had to massage my leg for half an hour till it was possible to move in order to go to bed.
Mum was over the moon about getting another letter from Kathy in the mail. As she read about poppy she cried.
I woke at 6am and got up straight away and was in the kitchen when Tasha arrived.
I gave Tim a death look because when I asked him to clean off the table he said he works 6 days a week. When I told Tasha she said she works 7 days a week
Kathy gave me a shower and half an hour later I was drenched in sweat.
When Kelli dropped off Blain she came and cleaned my computer desk.
We gave Blain a $50 gift card from EB Games
Thursday, 10 December 2020
I Measure Every Grief I Meet
By Emily Dickinson More Emily Dickinson
I measure every Grief I meet
With narrow, probing, eyes –
I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
Or has an Easier size.
I wonder if They bore it long –
Or did it just begin –
I could not tell the Date of Mine –
It feels so old a pain –
I wonder if it hurts to live –
And if They have to try –
And whether – could They choose between –
It would not be – to die –
I note that Some – gone patient long –
At length, renew their smile –
An imitation of a Light
That has so little Oil –
I wonder if when Years have piled –
Some Thousands – on the Harm –
That hurt them early – such a lapse
Could give them any Balm –
Or would they go on aching still
Through Centuries of Nerve –
Enlightened to a larger Pain –
In Contrast with the Love –
The Grieved – are many – I am told –
There is the various Cause –
Death – is but one – and comes but once –
And only nails the eyes –
There's Grief of Want – and grief of Cold –
A sort they call "Despair" –
There's Banishment from native Eyes –
In sight of Native Air –
And though I may not guess the kind –
Correctly – yet to me
A piercing Comfort it affords
In passing Calvary –
To note the fashions – of the Cross –
And how they're mostly worn –
Still fascinated to presume
That Some – are like my own –
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Monday, 7 December 2020
Hello Monday the first Monday of December being December I am doing some Christmas posts so here are some Christmas facts.
The origin or the use of Christmas trees goes way back to ancient Egyptians and Romans. They used evergreen trees like fir or pine trees, wreaths, and garlands.
The use of modern Christmas trees started in Germany in the 16th century. Instead of the glitzy decorations that we see on them today, they were decorated with fruits and nuts.
The use of the term ‘Xmas’ dates back to the 16th century. The ‘X’ in the word Xmas comes from the ancient Greek language. In Greek, Christ begins with the letter X. So, Xmas simply means Christmas.
Santa Claus initially wore clothes that were in green, purple, or blue. For many years, this was the common theme for the jolly old man at the North Pole. However, Coca Cola decided to dress him up in colours that match their brand and that stuck. So this is why he is always in red clothes now!
The Christmas wreath is representative of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore.
Eventually, the colours of Christmas – red, green, and gold were added. Red is said to represent the blood of Jesus, green is supposed to symbolize life, and gold stands for royalty and light. And the evergreen foliage used to make Christmas wreaths symbolises the continuity of life and nature even in the darkest days of winters.
Sunday, 6 December 2020
First Week of December
I woke just before Tim's alarm went off at 6.30 so I got up then. Tasha arrived a few minutes later to throw a load of washing and dressed me while she was here.
Another stinking hot day turned the air con at 7.30.
Woke at 6.06 and got up and opened the house up and was washed with clean teeth when she arrived.
Not as hot today thankfully.
Leo's driver rang told Jess that he will be late as he woke to find he had two flat tyres. I sent him a text asking him to let me know when he is here, he said ok.
Leo here at 8am for a change. Brian arrived at 8.35am to get Leo.
Leo's early day home by 2.20pm.
I was up at 6am and Tasha arrived just after to throw a load in the machine before giving me a shower
Another hot day had to turn the air con on
Tim on afternoons yet again
Sue's Chrisco gift cards came here, so I rang her and let her know. Less drove her over to get them.
She looked thin and older then her years.
I am in a bad way due to the shaking and seating and of course the pain in my left knee.
Woke to the alarm going off, struggled to get out of bed but did it.
Not as hot today, a nice breeze is blowing through the house.
I am feeling like shit, all this shaking and needing to get up and down every few seconds or minutes. Then there is the seating from head to foot all the bloody time.
Spoke to Mum she was good better then me.
I had a shocking nights sleep kept waking from weird dreams that of course I can't remember.
Was raining when I went to go with Leo to meet his driver, so Tasha had to go with him.
A coolish day with me dripping in sweat again.
Spent a lot of time working on Christmas cards and wrote one letter.
Mum was ok although at 15 mins into chat she had to go and take a call from the doctor's surgery. Turned out to be Andrew her doctor ringing to tell her about her last lot of blood tests. They showed her kidneys were shutting down and he wanted her to stop taking one medication because of that.
Friday at last, I woke at 4.10am unable to breath I thought the cotton wool I have against the side of my nose had moved but no my nose was blocked, I applied chest rub under my nose and that fixed the problem.
Saw GP and got a referral to see another neurologist this will cost a small fortune but both Tim & I as well as my GP feel that I have undiagnosed Parkinson's.
Jess & Kelli helped me get ready for bed.
Tim laying carpet squares in the kitchen, as well as replacing the plastic mat under my computer chair to try and make it better for me and stopping it from moving.
Woke at 6ish got up sometime later but before 7am, lucky for me Tasha turned up with a load of washing. So she was able to get my breakfast.
Kathy-Lee & girls turned up at 9ish and gave me a shower. She also ironed Tim's work clothes and Jess work shirt for me.
Another hot day, turned the air con on at midday.
Jess told her dad she has changed her mind about trip to Canberra in January this has upset me.
I feel things I want never pan out.
Thursday, 3 December 2020
When I'm With You
Published: January 2008
In your arms,
I'm in my safe haven.
With you holding me tight,
I have no other craving.
All I need
is that one look
that says you're always there,
just like in a fairy tale book.
Your eyes talk to me
as the world stands still.
My once empty heart
now with love does fill.
Your eyes tell me
that you'll love me every day.
No matter what may come,
you'll be there to stay.
I tell you everything
and never with a lie:
all my worldly secrets
and everything that once made me cry.
Everything in my past,
with you I can forget it all.
I know I can trust you
to catch me if I fall.
If only I could explain
how much love I have for you.
Then maybe, just maybe,
you'd feel it too.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Well here we are at another indestructible stuff day and today it is Gold something every man and his dog has heard of.
Gold is quite rare and that's because it is very heavy, when the earth was forming most of the gold sank down towards the middle of the planet pulled by gravity.
Gold isn't as indestructible as many other metals, it's quite soft and melts easy. However, it has another indestructible quality it's very pure and unreactive.
It rarely reacts with other metals or chemicals and that means it doesn't rust, dissolve or wear out.
Gold coins can and have been recovered intact from ancient shipwreck, gold jewellery will last a life time as gold nuggets can lie in the soil or on a riverbed for centuries.
This is why gold has been used as money for centuries.
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