Monday, 21 June 2021

Just some facts


Good morning world, or good evening or maybe good night is in order, whichever it is also Monday meaning it is also fact day. So here are today's facts.

The best place to see a rainbow is Honolulu in Hawaii. In the morning or at sunset, the sky becomes orange and the rainbows, instead of being multicoloured are bright red.

The abbreviation e.g. stands for “exempli gratia” or “for example”.

Of all the big cats only three of them an roar, lions, tigers & leopards.

In Nairobi, Kenya leopards were known to steal food from peoples rubbish bins.

French President Charles de Gaulle's final words were “It hurts”

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Yes I am late again, why, well I was busy or I forgot or maybe I am dead...............

 Up at 5.40 again, some people can get up and pee then go back to bed, not me it is a struggle to get out of bed, so much so that once up I stay up.

Kathy came and showered me then she drove Dad and me out to see the progress on the new house.

After that Tim & I went out for lunch at the Eastern Tiger the all you can eat place he likes.

I think I spent too much time on my feet as my knees and lower back are very sore.

Awake and out of bed at 5.30 again.

Saw Kelli and Freya when she dropped off Blain.

Been really restless this afternoon, can't sit for more then a minute without feeling needing to move.

A public holiday so no school but of course I was awake and out of bed at 6am.

The temp is only 5 degrees but I found myself dripping in sweat.

The day warmed up.

By 3pm I am unable to keep my eyes open. In fact I don't think I will listen to my book because of how tired I am.

Had a so so night due to waking every 2hrs for what felt like ages but was more likely minutes.

Yesterday I had no letters to answer today Tasha checked the

P O Box and now I have 9 to answer.

Got the results of my mammogram all normal.

A new day had a better nights sleep only woke up twice, had a lovely hot shower this morning. Not as cold today.

For the first time in a bloody long time my phone died, good thing I noticed and put it on to charge.

Decided to dig out photo albums and add to then, including the postcards. Only to discover I am missing the one for Natasha, turns out she has it.

At around 2pm Tasha rang to tell me she is sick, vomiting & diarrhoea. So Jess is putting me to bed.

Another cold start to the day, Leo didn't have his phone on so I had to go up and yell for him.

Tim found out that his cousin Christine passed away her funeral is tomorrow, in Coffs Harbour. We will be going.

I am so very tired this afternoon, Tim wants to leave at 5.30am. Tasha said she will be here at 4.30am to shower me.

Awake at 4.40am when Tasha came in and woke me up. I had a shower and got dressed.

We left at 5.30am and stopped once so Tim could get a sausage and egg muffin, I had banana bread & a banana before we left.

The funeral was small compared to Mum & Dad's funerals.

Tim had a good day he liked seeing his cousins.

I coped on the drive there and back just, I had a lot of pain.

We arrived home at around 7pm and I feel exhausted so straight to bed.

Slept in till 8.20am just before Kathy arrived with the girls. When I told her that I didn't need a shower she said “then why am I here” you can imagine how this made me feel. She did the ironing for me.

Tim went and picked up the compressor that was Dad's and that Dave gave him.

This afternoon I received a message from Michelle she was going on about Dawson needing money and that he shouldn't be giving stuff away. The stuff she is referring to is Mum & Dad's stuff and he has given some of the items he bought for his Nan to his aunts not his mother.

Dawson is a giver he likes giving stuff to those he knows will appreciate it.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Poem Day


Memories Of My Dad

©  More By Rebecca D. Cook

Published: February 2006

He wasn't a hero
Known by the world,
But a hero he was
To his little girl.

My daddy was a god
Who knew all things.
And better than Santa,
With the gifts he'd bring.

I knew his voice
Before I could speak
And loved it when
He would sing me to sleep.

He changed my diapers
And sat up all night
When my body was weak
And I'd put up a fight.

He'd come home late
With not much to say
And made us all kneel
As he taught me to pray.

He taught me life's lessons
Of right from wrong
And instilled in me values
That I might be strong.

And so through the years,
Like a hero he stood.
Working to give
All that he could.

His presence was important,
And we loved to see him smile,
For no one in the world
Could emulate his style.

And so, dear Dad,
My best memory to recall
Is the gift of your presence,
The greatest gift of all.


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Dog on Tuckerbox Pt 2


Hello Tuesday, time for a bit more about the dog on the tuckerbox.

A nation-wide competition was conducted to obtain the most suitable inscription for the monument, and the committee held that the lines written by the late Brian Fitzpatrick, of Sydney were the most appropriate. The verse reads...........

Earth's self unfolds this monument

To conquerers who won her when

Wooing was dangerous and now

Are gathered unto her again.

Today as the dog, a silent reminder of the pioneer days sits sentinel-like at the Five Mile, Gundagai people acknowledge the huge debt it owes to the men who gave the district its great and invaluable publicity medium, and realise that had it not been for the vulgar doggerel concocted by a bush bard over 100 years ago. Who was inspired by a dog's misbehaviour, there would have been no Pioneers' Memorial and Gundagai would be minus the greatest publicity medium that has been given to any town in the Commonwealth.

After World War 11 a decision was made to erect a kiosk at Five Mile and to beautify the area by planting Australian trees and shrubs. The Gundagai Shire Council, Hospital Board and the Rotary Club combined in the big effort to raise the funds and on the 24th April 1956 the then Premier of New South Wales, the late Hon J.J Cahill M.L.A unveiled a plaque on the kiosk. The inscription was:

This Pioneer Memorial and Park were officially opened by the Hon J.J. Cahill M.L.A, Premier and Colonial Treasurer of NSW on 24th April 1956.

More next week............

Monday, 14 June 2021

Facts on Queen's Birthday

 Good morning all, another bloody cold start to the day, it is a public holiday here for the Queens birthday. So here are 5 facts about Her Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st of April 1926. She'll turn 94 this year. The Queen's April birthday is a private affair which she spends with her family. The occasion is marked with 21 gun salutes in Windsor Great Park, 62 gun salutes at the Tower of London and 41 gun salutes in Hyde Park.

This tradition dates back to King George II (1683-1760) whose actual birthday was in November. As the weather wasn’t reliable enough for large public celebrations of his birthday, his official birthday was moved to coincide with the Trooping of the Colour in summer.

She’s the longest-reigning British monarch,

She speaks fluent French

During the Second World War, the Queen received driving and mechanic training.

She’s the only person in the UK who can drive without a licence.

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Life here

 A new day that saw me roll out of bed (literally)at 5.30am. I washed and made breakfast and sent Kathy a text about my shower. Since she will be here tomorrow for Jess birthday lunch I suggested she shower me then.

Sandra took me to the cemetery to see Mum & Dad, she took Mum's wheelchair but we couldn't open it. It is now here and still we can't get it to open.

Up at 6.30 checked the casserole it was good although some of the thickly cut carrot wasn't cooked so put it on for a bit longer.

Everyone I expected turned up which was good, however, Kathy had a problem because I had invited Kelli. She said she felt out of place.

Kelli & Jess are more like sisters then cousins. So inviting her was for me the natural thing to do.

It was a good day but by the end I feel exhausted.

Monday again I woke at 5.27 and 10 mins later I was up and having a wash.

Sandra & Ed's wedding anniversary

Leo's early day, home at 2pm.

Trying out the Cpap mask without the extra cotton wool padding, as they told me at the hospital that with the new setting I shouldn't need it.

Awake and up just before 6am, rang Tasha to make sure she was showering me before I got dressed. I am now showered and dressed for the day.

Jess drove Leo to school after they took Laylah(bunny) to the vet as there is a problem with her eye. The vet said they will have to sedate her and that may cause more problems. Leo is worried.

Jessica heard from the vet around 1ish and Laylah is fine.

Heard from the specialist in Sydney and I have an appointment on the 2nd August at 12.20pm.

Slept through till alarm went off, a bloody cold morning even for me.

A bloody cold day

38yrs ago today Tim & I met, our first date saw us going to Pizza Hut then to a local club “Fannys” he didn't kiss me that night and I was worried he didn't like me.

Had a rough night, at around 6ish last night I needed to pee and getting out of bed was very hard. I in fact fell out of bed and it took me 5 minutes to get off the floor.

This morning I had to get Tim to help me get out of bed.

Another bloody cold day.

Been raining lightly all day, so I wasn't able to go with Leo this morning, nor meet him this afternoon.

Had a good night sleep, it is another bloody cold day. Tim up just after me, he started work at 7.50am.

Sandra came over to get copies of Mum & Dad's death certificates so she could send them off to the credit card company.

Had a 2hr nap as I am not feeling great.

A late day as Jess didn't get home till 5pm.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Poem Day


Life Without You


Published: February 2008

Me without you
is like a leafless fall,
a snowless winter,
and a flowerless spring.

Me without you
is like a colorless rainbow,
a sunless day,
and a starless night.

Me without you
is like the ocean without a wave,
the beach without sand,
and a flameless fire.

Me without you
is like a book without words,
a man without a face,
and a child with no name.


Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Dog on Tuckerbox


Hello Tuesday I am writing from a booklet I found amongst mum's stuff. It is about the “dog on the tuckerbox”, have you heard of him or visited like I have done.

Much has been written and various stories told of the origin of this famous pioneers monument “The Dog On The Tuckerbox”, which is situated about 8 kilometres or 5 miles north from Gundagai on the Hume Highway. Nevertheless many do not know the correct story of the dog, or numerous happenings which finally led to the erection of the monument and its unveiling by the Prime Minister.

The true story is unique and the booklet I am using has facts of the famous dog, its creator, how it became famous and finally how the decision was made to erect a monument.

The people of Gundagai felt that symbolic of the pioneers was the faithful dog and the tuckerbox were indispensable to the historic band who opened up this vast country.

When the monument was unveiled on the 28th November 1932 by the late J A Lyons, more than 3,000 people witnessed the ceremony.

Since the booklet is 8 pages long I will spread the story over a few weeks.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Some More Facts

 Good morning everyone, unless it isn't morning were you are. It is a somewhat chilly morning here,although others may disagree.

Being Monday it is fact day so here we go.

1961 was the last year that can be written upside down and still appear the same. The next year that this is possible will be 6009.

Raw cashews poisonous

Victorian villains William Burke and William Hare used to dig up the dead and sell them to medical students. They stole bodies from graves in Edinburgh and soled them onto a doctor Robert Knox. When news spread of these happenings love ones in Edinburgh would cover their love ones graves with heavy iron grills to keep the evil pair at bay.

Because of this the pair turned to murder to keep up with the growing demand for the dead.

The magic word “abracadabra” was originally for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

Saturday, 5 June 2021

My Week

 Saturday at last, I woke at 5.30am after a good nights sleep. Kathy & Summer came over so she could shower me and iron a few things.

Jess working today and Leo has been here all day.

A cold morning and a very cool day.

Had a distressing nights sleep partly because Tim was restless and a sod he kicked me for touching him, well it felt like that. He said my foot touched his and it tickled so he jerked and that's how I was kicked.

Tim working today

Tasha & others say it is bloody cold but not to me, to me it is just nice.

Last day of May and I woke with the alarm after a mostly good nights sleep.

Had my mammogram this morning I was in and out pretty quick. Tim took me to the appointment.

While eating a piece of liquorice and a small piece got stuck in my throat. It took an hour to dislodge.

Woke at 5am couldn't go back to sleep so got up and texted Tasha.

Tim rang up about the appointment in Sydney, was told Is need to see him in his private rooms, so I emailed off the referral and was called straight back as I sent the wrong form. This I fixed by sending the right form. So now I just have to wait, till I hear back.

Got into a mood when I asked Tim if he was taking me to the appointment at the JHH on Friday morning. He said NO he has other appointments on Friday and then went on that he didn't know about my appointment.

I got annoyed as I have had this appointment since March with the letter taped to the lounge-room wall above my computer.

I knew Tasha wouldn't do it and expected Jess to say the same. The don't like hospital appointments. Tasha said she will speak to Jess.

Up with the alarm as did Tim, I was in the bathroom having my morning wash when Tim said he needed the bathroom as he had to get ready for work.

He then went on about how Jess doesn't want to take me to the hospital on Friday, I said what did I say yesterday.

I asked Sandy but she is busy also.

Jess said she will come with me with me if Tim drives us.

Had another night with issues with my Cpap mask not staying done up.

Tim is sure we have another one I don't think so but will have a look for it.

Tim helped me look but there is no mask anywhere.

Started raining at 1pm, and the temperature dropped. So I wasn't able to meet Leo.

Up before the alarm, and dressed to go out as I had appointment at the sleep clinic about my Cpap machine. Jess came with me which was good. Tim drove us over and came and picked us up.

They said the pressure was set to high and they changed it so I will see how it goes tonight.

I was also told it was too dirty and reminded about cleaning the filter.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Baby Love

Babies say love with the flush  on their cheeks
and their great big inquisitive eyes.......
The way they just sort of melt in you arms
and touch you with tender surprise!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Another Poem


Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Dylan ThomasBy  More Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Monday, 31 May 2021

Facts Facts Facts

Good morning, yes it I still morning, so it's Monday and that means it is fact day.

Once it was thought that 50% of all bank robberies took place on a Friday afternoon because shops would deposit their weekly takings on a Friday afternoon.

Once if you saw the name “Alan Smithee” in film credits, it was because the person didn't want their real name to appear as the film was consider that bad.

The oldest document in Latin is in a woman's handwriting, it dates from the first century A.D. And is an invitation to a birthday party.

The oldest letter in Britain is also an invitation to a birthday party. It was sent by a Roman to his friend at Hadrian's Wall, the letter is about 1,000 years old.

The Roman postal service was that good it could carry a letter from London to Cardiff in three days

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Saturday at last


Beds R Us open at 10am and Natasha has already agreed to call them as I often find that people say they have trouble understanding me over the phone.

Tasha rang about the mattress and said it will be all set up when I get home

Jess, Leo & I went to Kelli's for lunch, she did a casserole//stew and it smelt and tasted like what Mum would make.

Jess stopped and bought bread and a caramel tart for dessert.

When I got home Tasha helped me do the medications.

Awake and up at 6am as per usual after a decent nights sleep on the new mattress.

Tim had a doctors appointment and was suppose to get a Dr certificate for the bin service I have to continue.

We had discussed why I was asking him to get it instead of me having to go and see him, however, I had made an appointment for Wednesday just in case.

Well when he got home I asked him about it and he said it will be ready when you go on Wednesday, WTH, when I reminded Tim why I asked him to ask about it he said he forgot. Talk about annoying.

Leo's early day

Up at 5.30 tried to ring Tasha but it kept going to voicemail, so sent her a text. She came and showered me.

A cold start but a warmish day.

Tim forgot his phone and my first thought was I should ring him and let him know, what a silly thought.

Up at 6.15 with the alarm, had a decent night sleep.

Had a Dr appointment about the letter I needed for the council in order to keep the Blue dot service for the bins.

I also asked about another referral for an OT, he said it is difficult to find someone who is taking new referrals.

Tasha is looking into it

Tasha came and hung out my laundry.

A new day,up at 6am and a cold start to the day.

I had an appointment with my podiatrist my feet are good.

Warmed up by 11ish and had to change into lighter pants.

Managed to answer three letters this afternoon.

Leo here tonight

Woke at 5,30 and needing to pee I got up straight away and had a good wash that included shaving my underarms. I even managed to dress myself without crying.

Tim mentioned a few times how cold it is, I am not cold inside the house, outside is somewhat cold. Although he still r ode the motorbike to work.

Leo was home by 3.10, I was sitting outside Tasha's talking to her when the van pulled up, I thought the bell didn't go to 3.20.

Friday, 28 May 2021

Babies and love


Babies notice the " I love you"

gaze that is on your face

while baby food

runs down their chins!

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Poem Day


ust Wait For The Sun


Published: March 11, 2020

When everything's darkness
And you feel so alone,
When the rain doesn't stop
And you can't make it home,
When it feels all is lost
And you just want to run,
It can't rain forever.
Just wait for the sun.

When family is pain,
When friends can't be found,
When you just want to scream
But you can't find the sound,
When it's all your fault,
And you feel like you're done,
Just wait for the sun.
The sunshine will come.

The storm always passes.
It won't last forever.
The rain always stops and gives way to good weather.
The brightest and warmest of days still to come.
Please wait for the sun.
The sunshine will come.

People who need you,
People who still love you
Can warm up your soul like the sunshine above you.
You're never alone,
No matter what's done.
Wait for the sun.
Just wait for the sun.

Dark clouds always pass.
I promise you, hun.
We're all waiting with you.
Just wait for the sun.


Monday, 24 May 2021

My Weekend Post On Monday Becuase I Forgot About It


I woke at 4am and between then and 5.40am when I got up I only dozed on and off.

Another cold day.

I went through Mum's jewellery and placed each piece in its own small plastic bag ready to distribute to the girls.

Woke with the alarm which was a surprise as from 4am I was somewhat restless and when I got fed up with not settling and decided to get up the alarm went off.

A bloody cold start to the day needed the heater on in the bathroom when getting dressed.

Went over to Mum's place and was there for 3hrs again but the inside is done now.

I won't be of any use doing under the house so won't bother going over on Wednesday.

Awake and up at 5.30 from around 3am I had many episodes of sweating needing to throw off the covers till it passed.

Tasha gave me a shower first thing this morning.

A cold start but warmed up.

Awake at 5.35 after a shocking nights sleep, my Cpap mask wouldn't stay done up, I need a new strap and a hair cut. I managed to get some sleep my laying on my right side with my hand under my head to hold the strap tight.

Been a warm day after a chilly start.

Had to take a cold tablet and a headache tablet and ½ a Phenergan as I am feeling awful.

Slept better last night thankfully, woke only once briefly and got up at 5.50am.

At 11.15 I asked Tim what time he had to leave he said 11.45 I said my copy of his rooster said he started at 11.48am. He jumped up and checked and rushed out as he was now running late.

Started out cold but warmed up.

Leo here tonight.

Awake and up at 5.40am after a ok nights sleep.

Started to rain around 10ish and rained pretty much all day so I wasn't able to meet Leo had to send Tash.

Jess reminded me that on Sunday we are going to Kelli's for lunch.

Had a decent sleep got up at 6am but around 9 I went back to bed till Kathy and the girls arrived. I then had a shower.

After Kathy & girls left Tim and I went over to Mum's to pick up some stuff. We then went to Beds R Us and bought a new mattress, which should be delivered after 4pm.

At 4.45pm I said to Tim that I hoped the guy hadn't forgotten about us he was suppose to deliver it on his way home from work. By 5.15 Tim agreed that we had been forgotten.

What made things worse is that Tim had removed the old mattress to outside and had to get Leo to help him drag it back in so we had something to sleep on.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Babies say love

For a while my Thursday posts will be Baby says love quotes from a book qith the  same  title written by D A Marcuim.

Babies say love from the moment they're born !

They "talk" with their cute little grips

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Poem Day


The Darkness


Published: July 2018

You would never know it,
The constant pain I feel,
Because in the light of day
It almost isn't real.

Sure, I'll play, I'll laugh,
I'll sing some songs,
But that pain is always lurking
Because it's been here all along.

And when the darkness comes
With its all-consuming power,
It slowly takes my soul
Hour by dreadful hour.

But they tell me that I'm strong enough.
They swear that it gets better.
They say, "If you can just hold out
and bear this stormy weather."

They tell me, "You will be happy one day.
All you need do is fight."
But what they seem to forget
Is after each day comes the night.

And so I act along.
I play my part
While this crushing darkness
Slowly breaks my heart.


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Cleaning Out


As most people may have noticed I have not been around as much this is because I have been busy cleaning out my parents house. I am done as the inside is done, well as much as can be, the rest will be done after my nephew is relocated.

I was in charge of sorting through photos and paperwork and was there a lot of photos hundreds of photos. I tossed all the scenery ones, all the ones of people we don't know and some that had multiple copies except one.

There were receipts dating back to the year 2000.

Also we found a shit load of wool and other knitting and crochet stuff, Mum didn't crochet that belonged to my great-aunty Joyce, Dad's aunt.

There is still under the house to be done but I would be useless when it comes to that.

We hired a 10 metre skip bin which was full in 2 days and was emptied and replaced. Of course that is expensive.

When I asked Mum why did she keep so much I heard her clearly say “because I couldn't be bothered”.

Monday, 17 May 2021

More Facts


Another Monday and more facts.

It takes 4,0000 crocus flowers to produce a single ounce of the spice called saffron

One in five of the world's doctors is Russian

The son of a Malagasy Indian has no right to be taller than his father, if he does get above himself, he must buy the right with money or an ox.

There are ten body parts that are only three letters long

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, by 8yrs old he had written his first symphony and could play and piece on the piano.

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The Last Week

 Woke up and got myself ready for the morning,it was a struggle to get my breakfast.

Kathy came and showered me an helped move the dressing table I got from Mum's, into my room and the old one out.

Tasha driving me and Tim over to Dave's for a sibling get together

Kathy picked us up at 6.30, I could have stayed longer but was also very tired.

Woke at 7am and rang Tasha the morning was uneventful at around 10.30 I started to feel unwell so went to bed for a bit. Afterwards I felt a little better but not much.

While I was laying down Dave dropped off my silver cup that I left at his place.

Tasha gave me a set of candles for Mother's Day.

Kathy & family gave me a new comforter for my bed, and a framed photo of her girls.

Woke with the alarm, Tim got up at the same time, today & tomorrow he has an early start.

Tasha drove me over to Mum's and I spent 4hrs there cleaning out Mum's room. There was so much rubbish consisting of old receipts and old letters from Centrelink and the bank dating back 20yrs.

Sandra drove me and Dave home.

A new day up at 6am and Tasha gave me a shower first thing. Just before 8am Dave rang and told me to listen to the radio as Leigh was on about about Mum, so I did and I cried.

There was a psychic medium on and Leigh asked about Mum & Dad and the response made me cry. Thankfully Sandy recorded it and shared it on the siblings chat and I shared it on the Meadows chat.

Of course some say it's fake because it wasn't 100% accurate 1 or 2 things we didn't understand.

Up just before the alarm, shaking from head to foot I am just so over it.

I spent another 4hrs at Mum & Dad's cleaning out their stuff and came home exhausted. Still a shit more to do.

My knees are so painful this afternoon,that I cry when I walk.

Awake after a restless night at5.50am straight up as per usual, rang Tash had wash and got ready for the day.

Not going to Mum's as I have laundry to do as well as other stuff.

I woke at 5am but managed to stay in bed till 5.35 when the need to pee became too strong to remain in bed.

A cold morning but a warm day.

Spent 4hrs at Mum's cleaning out more stuff, came home exhausted again. Although this afternoon my knees were not as sore maybe because I took one of Mum's morphine capsules this morning.

Slept in to 7.20am and Tim got up 10 minutes later. Just had a scone for breakfast as I didn't feel like doing anything else.

Kathy arrived at 8.30am and gave me a shower before her, Summer, Tim&I went over to Mum's. Kathy took 2 pictures to hang at her place.

I also brought home a box of stuff that Tash sorted through and she managed to clean off the table.

Tim removed the empty chest of drawers from our bedroom.

It has been a cold day.

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Poem Day


Love's Coming

Ella Wheeler WilcoxBy  More Ella Wheeler Wilcox

She had looked for his coming as warriors come,
With the clash of arms and the bugle's call;
But he came instead with a stealthy tread,
Which she did not hear at all.

She had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun,
As he rode like a prince to claim his bride:
In the sweet dim light of the falling night
She found him at her side.

She had dreamed how the gaze of his strange, bold eye
Would wake her heart to a sudden glow:
She found in his face the familiar grace
Of a friend she used to know.

She had dreamed how his coming would stir her soul,
As the ocean is stirred by the wild storm's strife:
He brought her the balm of a heavenly calm,
And a peace which crowned her life.


Sunday, 9 May 2021

Another week gone


Awake at 6.30am managed to dress myself as Tasha went out early and Tim was still in bed. I like being up alone of a morning.

Kathy came over to help us clean and sort through some stuff.

However Leo heard us talking about his room and got upset as he thought we were going to make changes without consulting him. I assured him we wouldn't. Tasha also spoke to him and he was fine

Then Kathy & Jess went in to talk to him which didn't go well. Jess felt that Kathy was speaking down to Leo in a disrespectful manner. This of course caused an argument between the two girls.

I kept out of it

Some cleaning and sorting did happen.

Had a restless night and was up at 6am as per usual,however, because I thought Tasha had gone out I didn't contact her till 6.50. Instead I dressed myself after my morning wash,only to find out that she didn't go out and I could have rung her at 6am.

Spent the morning along and the afternoon saw Jess, Kelli, Leo & Blain here. It was great having the house full of family.

Up with the alarm and rang Tasha slept better till 4.30am, then not so much till 6am.

Tasha came and showered me at lunch time.

Sandy rang and we are meeting at Mum's Wednesday morning.

Awake with my alarm after a shocking nights sleep. At 12.30am and take a Phenergan as I was so restless.

Leo came home from school he said he was having a bad day.

Had to get up 5 minutes after going to bed as I had forgotten to take my night time meds. Had to send Leo to fetch Tasha as I already had my Cpap mask on and needed help, yes I could have taken the mask off but I would still need Tasha's help as the mask is difficult to do up on my own.

Up with my alarm, washed and dressed.

Had a Dr appointment for my care plan, asked for a referral to see a occupational therapist for a functional assessment. This means 2 less visits to the podiatrist.

Tasha then dropped me at Mum's place so we (my siblings) could start to clean out the house. We did the spare room first and I brought home a heap of knitting stuff for Jess.

I also brought home her cordless vacuum cleaner, as well as other stuff.

I have decided to stop using the Norspan patch for pain relief as I feel it isn't working as well.

Up before the alarm by 10 minutes, it is raining so I couldn't take Leo up the front to meet his driver.

Sandra came over to pick up the stuff I printed for her. I also gave her 3 packets of biscuits Jess didn't want.

Tasha came and showered me,Leo here tonight.

Woke with the alarm, straight up and washed and dressed and ready for the day.

Tasha drove me to Mum's and Tim meet me there with the trailer so he could bring home the dressing table that was Aunty Joyce's. He also brought home the fridge Jess wanted.

Tasha putting me to bed as Jess is busy.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Yesterday's Poem


A Poem For Mom


Published: February 2006

You are the sunlight in my day.
You are the moon I see far away.

You are the tree I lean upon.
You are the one that makes troubles be gone.

You are the one who taught me about life,
How not to fight and what is right.

You are the words inside my song.
You are my love, my life, my mom.

You are the one who cares for me.
You are the eyes that help me see.

You are the one who knows me best,
When it's time to have fun and time to rest.

You are the one who has helped me to dream.
You hear my heart and you hear my screams.

Afraid of life but looking for love.
I'm blessed, for God sent you from above.

You are my friend, my heart, and my soul.
You are the greatest 'sfriend I know.
'sYou are the words inside my song.
You are my love, my life, my mom.


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