Here we are at Tuesday and the second extreme creatures post today it's the Blue Whale.
This whale is big in fact it is the largest creature to live on Earth. It can weigh almost 200 tonnes, which is like four train carriages, its tongue alone is as heavy as an elephant.
It gives birth to a 3 tonne baby which can grow to 30 metres in length and can eat up to 3600 kilograms of food a day.
They have a lifespan of 80-90 years, there are believed to be 25,000 left in the wild.
Good morning all, this Monday is the first day of the last week of term 3 of school. I have been up since 5am, had a good night. Wel here are some facts you may or may not know.
During the French “Reign of terror” from 1793 to 1794, 500,000 people were arrested and 17,000 of them had their head chopped off.
The British flag is not technical called the Union Jack but is actually “The Union Flag” is was called the Union Jack only when out at sea on navy ships.
In the 1790s it was common for people to want bells and other devices to be put on their graves in case they were buried alive.
Also in the 1790s loud horns and electric shocks were used to make sure the dead were actually dead. As at the time there were lots of horror stories about people being buried alive.
A common way for people to check if someone was dead was to put a mirror in front of the person's mouth.
Saturday again up at 5.11 again, by 6.30 I had managed to wash dress and make breakfast on my own.
At 7.30 Tim stumbles out mostly asleep still, I was surprised as he usually gets up around 9am, he was looking at the clock so I told him the time. He thought it was midday, realising it wasn't he went back to bed. It was 9.30 when he did get up for the day.
Been another warm day.
Father's Day today and I don't have anything for Tim who feels that since he bought himself a new phone a few weeks back that, that is his Father's Day present.
A much cooler day and a bit windy but not too bad.
Managed to print off some letters tomorrow I will place them in their already addressed envelopes.
I am slowly starting to feel more with it after 11am, from the time I get up to 11am I am ok functioning normal like, I have motivation and get things done. After 11 nothing.
Had a decent nights sleep woke at 3 and at 4 got up at 4.50am just having breakfast and starting my day.
Wrote a couple more letters and put the ones printed in envelopes now I just need stamps and someone to post them.
Been a cool day but no windy.
Slept well, got up at 3.30 to pee and then managed to dose on & off till 4.50am. Now ready for the day.
While going to the toilet I knocked over a candle and smashed part of the glass. I managed to clean it up on my own.
Tim left early for work as he needs to take the car to an auto electrician as the other night when he came home from work in rain the windscreen wipers would not turn off he called the NRMA and they did something to turn them off. I hope it is going to cost much to repair.
Wrote and printed 3 more letters.
Tasha has gone to clean Kelli's house, so Jess is going to put me to bed
A new day has arrived for me, I am up washed and dressed for the day.
Yesterday afternoon I put one of the staysharp into its sharping part upside down and it got stuck. Neither me nor Leo could budge it. However this morning Tasha bashed the end of it 3 times and pulled it out.
Leo is in a sad mood this afternoon but when asked if everything was ok he said he was just tired.
At one point school was on a break and he was flying his drone and it got stuck on their carport roof, thankfully Leo has no problem getting up there and retrieving it.
Saw Dave & Dawson when they came to borrow the trailer, it was good seeing them.
Had a good night sleep, now awake and dressed for the day.
No motivation today, checked emails, sorted laundry, read blogs, vacuumed out but didn't do much else.
A pretty warm day.
Up at 5.10 and after a shower I was dressed and ready for the day. Going to be another warm day.
Sent Kathy-Lee a birthday message she is 36 today.
I got Tasha to get me a prepaid parcel post bag so I can send Jeannie her birthday present.
Not warm but very warm day.
Leo has decided that he wants to earn some money by helping out friends and family by doing yard work and other little jobs around the house. He kicked this off by mowing our back yard after he cleaned it up.
Hello everyone, today is Tuesday and this Tuesday is the first of a new series called Australia's Extreme Creatures.
Life is tough in the animal kingdom and survival depends on being the best at evading predators and finding food.
These animals have developed some amazing abilities and characteristics in their quest to be the best.
Kicking off with the Great Barrier Reef which is off the east coast of this great country in the state of Queensland. It is the largest coral reef in the world at 2300 kilometres.
A coral reef is like an underwater city, built by tiny living animals called polyps. Many species of plant, fish and other organisms live together on a reef. Just like us humans live with other animals and plants.
Hello world, hello Monday the start of another school week and life is good as can be expected. Well it is time for some facts.
The Sun's warming rays travel through 93 million miles of space to reach Earth. Moving at the speed of light, they make the trip in just eight minutes. A jet airliner would need more than 18 years to complete the same journey.
Jupiter's moon Io, has the most spectacular scenery in the solar system. Io's low gravity means that it's volcanoes can throw boiling rock 50 miles in the air.
The tallest sand dunes found anywhere in the world are inn the Sahara Desert. A single dune has enough sand in it to bury the Eiffel Tower.
There are a thousand times more living things in the sea than there are on land.
A typical lightning bolt is three inches wide and two miles long.
Another rough night had to get up after a couple of hours for a couple of hours.
I then had to go to the loo before Leo put me back into bed, I then slept till 4am when I needed to get Tim to help me out of bed in order to pee. I managed to get back into bed but half an hour I needed his help to get up again, as I was shaking terribly from head to toe.
I was so bad I rang Tasha who came and helped.
Having a restless day asking for help a lot, frustrating Tim.
Had a better night, still woke at 4.30am but I had slept well.
Tasha came down and gave me a smoke which helped a lot.
Tim has done a few jobs around the house. Tasha helped him change the rollers on the front sliding door.
Tim has sent off some emails to some Occupational Therapists to try and find one for me.
Mostly a lazy day
Slept in till 5.45am which was a shock to me and Tasha.
There was an incident last night the woman/bitch in unit 14 started having a go at Tim when he was out the front having a smoke. She was yelling and swearing telling him to get inside, he gave her the finger.
She then had a go at Jess and called Leo a retard.
Tasha took me to have my knees Xrayed.
Had a phone call from an occupational therapist she said she will contact my GP and get back to me in a few days.
Been a better day
Up at 5.10am, washed, dressed and ready for the day.
Started a letter but didn't get very far with it as no concentration
A nice day spent doing nothing.
Had a good night, woke at 3am needing to pee but decided to try and hold on to 5am, however, after what felt like 5 minutes I decided I really needed to go. After I r returned to the bedroom I realised it was 4.30 so I decided to stay up.
Leo hasn't dawdle getting ready for school since the start of lockdown.
A warm day, I was able to wash and hang sheets on the line, well Tim did.
Had a good night, also had a nice hot shower this morning.
Last night I remember Tim telling me light in the kitchen had gone and he would replace the tube in the morning. However, this meant it was dark when Tasha got my breaky.
Been a warm day, Leo had the day off school as the online learning is getting to him.
I woke at 4am, thought I would give it an hour before getting up. However, my bladder thought different so at 4.15 I got up. I was washed and dressed for the day when Tasha arrived. I am in shorts as supposed to be warm again.
Been a good day managed to write 4 letters.
Hello everyone, I hope all are well, me.............well I am alive..........
Here are this weeks facts..........
Until 1965, driving in Sweden was done on the left side of the road. The change over was done on a weekday at 5pm, this was supposed to prevent people from waking up in the morning and forgetting which side of the road to drive on..........I wonder how that went............
Turtles can live for 100 years
The Cicada, an insect spends 17 years of its life sleeping, it wakes for just two weeks during which it mates and dies.
You are just as likely to die falling out of bed then you are to get struck by lightening each is a 1 in 2,000,000 chance.
You have a 1 in 3,000,000 chance of being killed by a snake.
Awake and up at 5.45am so a bit of a sleep in, managed to dress myself and get my own breakfast.
At 3am I was getting up to pee and slipped to my knees again. I called out to Tim but he didn't wake up. I managed to get myself up and standing.
A cool and wet day, well on and off.
Tim pissed off Tasha when he refused to do something and as a result we haven't seen her all day.
Another early start, awake and up at 4.45am, suppose to be a warm day.
Not a good day struggle wise.
It has been a very warm day.
Woke at 3am to pee did that without issue but it took me ages to settle down again. However, I did and it was 5.30am by the time I woke up and got dressed ready for the day, I did get a shower this morning as well.
Had to get out my shoulder brace as have a lot of pain in left arm.
Another very warm day so warm that I changed into shorts.
Slept well for most of the night but woke at 4.30 by 4.40 I was shaking a lot from head to toe so got up.
A bloody cold day and wet as well with strong wind.
A stressful day as I feel like I can't do anything at all.
What a shocking start to bed last night, I was restless and unable to settle, when I finely stated to settle I got a cramp in my right calf and tried to get up but only managed to roll out of bed onto the floor. I ended up in an awkward position which caused me to panic. I was able to tell Google to call Jessica, she was unable to lift me off the floor, however, she got me onto my knees and went to fetch the boys. While she was gone I managed to get on my feet.
I then sat up for a while when Tasha arrived and settled me back into bed I then slept for 6hrs.
Tasha asked to borrow the jump start thing for the car in order to start a neighbours car, for some unknown reason Tim's reaction was hostile which caused her to react and raised voices and after 10 minutes it was over and sorted out, they parted with a hug, a kiss and I love you.
Having a hard day.
Slept well except at 2am I had to get Tim to help me get out of bed so I could pee then he had to help me get back into bed.
I then had to get his help again at 5am when I got up to start the day.
Not with it today
Up at 4.45 after a rough night, I don't feel really with it.
Yesterday I was so not with it I forgot to do the grocery shopping, so had to do it this morning. This meant that pick up has to be Sunday as Saturday on had the after 6pm slot and that was too late for Tim.
At 8am my left knee started to sting so I decided to ice it for 20 minutes. While doing this I started to feel extremely tired so I muted the telly and closed my eyes, when I opened them it was 9.50am.
The rest of the day has been so so.
Hello everyone, I hope all are well, I am struggling a lot today but anyway here are this weeks facts.
Cockney rhyming slang comes from the East End of London, originally it was for market traders to use so outsiders wouldn't know what was said.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses
Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag
Kittens begin dreaming at just over one week old.
Slept in this morning till 5.30am, took me an hour to wash and dress myself most of the time was spent dressing. I find dressing myself bloody hard work.
Saw Sandy when she called over to pick up the forms I printed for her.
Leo here most of the day.
It's 8pm and I just realised I forgot to take my night meds.
I slipped to the floor trying to get out of bed and had to call Tim for help. I slip because my feet won't grip the carpet. I do not know why that is.
It was 10pm before I managed to settle down last night. Leo was fantastic and caring. Tim not so much he said he was tired and doesn't remember. He snapped he didn't know what to do. All Leo did was hug me and said if I needed him to do something just ask.
I slept well from 10 to 6am.
Another warm day, Leo been here all day.
Up and dressed by 5.30am, woke at 4.40 needing to pee so an early start.
Went to the podiatrist all good with my feet although she made my big toe bleed when she got rid of my ingrown nail.
Slept well, up at 5am had a shower and ready for the day.
A warm day, Leo became frustrated with the online learning so at midday his Mum said he could call it a day.
Kathy just rang me to check on me, it was good to hear her voice.
Blain came down just to check on me and have a chat.
Had a reasonable nights sleep woke at 3.30 to pee but settled straight back down. Woke again at 5 and got up.
While eating my fruit salad I knocked the bowl and spilt the lot on the floor. I then had to get my claw thing I use to pick stuff up with and pick it all up. I then washed it a strained it before eating it. I could have rang Tasha but she would want to toss it out.
Up and dress as usual, Leo here by 8.15 as usual although this morning he had a bag of stuff with him. When I asked about the bag he said I am here tonight and don't want to go home to get stuff. Anyone would think home was further away then across the driveway.
Jess came over around 1pm to tell him that lockdown has been extended till the 28th.
Awake and up again, which is good if I was still in bed I wouldn't be writing this.
When Tim got up I told him that the groceries could be picked upp between 4 and 6 tomorrow afternoon, I said because tomorrow is Saturday. This shocked him as he thought today was Saturday.
Jess driving Blain to his dads while Tasha puts me to bed, Leo went too so he could meet their new puppy.
Been a very warm afternoon.
Well here is the translation..............
Got to my house (Mickey Mouse) found my way u the stairs (apples & pears) put on my suit (whistle and flute) when the phone (dog & bone) rang. It was my wife (trouble and strife) telling me to fetch the kids (saucepan lids).
I woke at 4.45 and got up at 5am, I was having my wash when Tim got up and needed the bathroom. So I only had a quick wash and got dressed with Tim's help.
Leo slept here last night again, since getting his new bed/futon he has spent more nights here then as his own house. He has been here all day again.
Woke at 4.30am, got up peed went back to bed but I was restless and my tummy was growling so at 4.45 I got up.
Dr rang at 9am, he said he would send the referral to have my knees Xrayed to the imaging company. I will ring them later to chec they got it.
First day of home schooling for the boys. After some stalling Leo got going and was done by 1pm which made him happy. Although he does better with paper over computer so his mum went to the school and picked up work for him to do.
At midday Tim suddenly was in a rush for work as he was late.
In a lot of pain with my knees.
Another early start woke at 5.10am had a wash and dressed for the day.
My printer will not print so looks like I will need a new printer, this is so annoying. So I am back to saving and printing on Tim's printer.
Leo here in his rooom doing school wotk or playing games one or the other.
This afternoon I had a mini breakdown, caused by pain and frustration, I was crying and saying I was done, I was over it and just wanted to die.
No I don't really want to die I love life too much for that but at that moment I felt different.
Leo was here and was upset to see me in that state, he wrapped his arms around me and held me tight telling me he loved me and it would be alright. This helped a lot.
A new day found me awake and up at 5am again, had a shower before dressing as afterwards would be weird.
My printer is catcus, I told Tim that we should make sure the next one takes the same ink.
Jess came over at 1.20pm in a state she thought she was late for Leo's appointment with his new pediatrician but she wasn't the appointment is tomorrow.
After she calmed down we had a nice chat.
Awake and up at 4.50am washed dressed and ready for the day.
Natasha got a message telling her she was a casual contact of an infected person and that she had to get tested for Covid. That took 2hrs,
Leo had his paediatric appointment via phone and it could had gone better. As he was unmediated he wasn't interested and all over the place. It didn't help that Blain, Tasha, Tim and I were here making background noise. The doctor was only filling in till the end of this month, so we won't see her again.
Looks like lockdown will continue for another week.
These 5am starts are becoming the norm for me.
Leo awake early I heard him at 6.30, he logged into school and did his school work without complaint.
I am missing Mum so very much.
Printed off a few letters, now to get someone to post them for me.
Well here we are at the last of the doggy on the box post......
In 1981 on the night of the 22nd-23rd of October students from the Canberra College of Advanced Education stole the dog and this aroused nationwide attention.
The dog was recovered on the college campus unharmed. It had apparently been stolen as part of a “stone day” scavenger hunt, a yearly pranksters day to mark the laying of the College foundation stone.
The dog is now more securely bolted to his base.
The fiftieth anniversary of The Dog was celebrated on the 28th November 1982, with the unveiling of a plague by Sir James Rowland the then Governor of New South Wales. Also a record by the Howie Brothers featuring their new song “He's been there for fifty years”.
That concludes this series...............
Good morning, how are we all doing? Me, well I am still suffering with arthritic pain in both my knees. The pain is so bad I just want to cry.
Anyway here are this weeks facts................
During the 1760's many parents would plunge their children into ice-cold water each morning, they thought this would help ward off colds and other diseases.
In Australia there was a mistakenly named East Alligator River up in the Northern Territory, it doesn't have alligators in it, it has crocodiles.
Hawaii is home to the world's largest active volcano, Maura Loa, which is 120km long and 4,170 metres high. Most of it underwater.
An elephant trunk has no bones but 40,000 muscles.
The average raindrop falls at seven miles per hour.
Had a decent nights sleep, was awake and up at 5.30am.
Tim & Leo went over to Kathy's and picked up the desk for Leo's room and outdoor set for out the front.
Ed's birthday sent him a text.
Leo is happy with his room.
August has arrived, I woke up in a mood couldn't get the front screen door open because I thought it was locked but it wasn't. I got Tim out of bed for nothing.
Saw Kelli and kids when she brought Blain home. She helped Tasha do the medications.
Tasha called the after hours Dr to Jess as she was really sick, turns out she has tonsillitis. Leo slept here last night and has been here all day.
A new day, has started yet again as it does each day, when I wake each morning I am thankful that I have woken.
Another warm day, Tim back at work after his week off.
I woke at 4.45 needing to pee, after that I couldn't settle so been up since 5am.
The Census information arrived for me to do it online between now and the 10th. Tim has a problem with the census, always had and I don't understand what his problem is.
He also has a problem with QR codes which I don't get.
Just walked to the bathroom without my walker which meant I was walking/shuffling fast when I got to the bathroom something happened, it felt like a foot got stuck and didn't move causing me to stumble forward hitting the bathroom sink hurting my left arm somehow. I also broke a glass that was sitting on the table under the sink.
I was distressed crying mostly from fright more then pain.
Awake and up at 5am, after yesterday's stumble both Tasha & I forgot about applying cream to my knees for the arthritis, this resulted in knee pain this morning.
I decided to refill my body lotiion jar but even though I checked thr bottle, I poured body wash into the jar. So I had to transfer it to a different container as pouring back into the bottle it came out of would be too hard.
I then had to wash out the body lotion jar, before I could use it.
Another early start up at 5.40am, Kathy rang at 7am to let me know she had been contacted by Hunter Health as she was shopping a store that is now a Covid 19 spot. They have to all be tested and self isolate for 7 days or till they get 2 negative tests.
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie are now in lockdows well from 5pm we will be.
Leo & Blain's schools are going to online learning.
Someone came to fix the screen doors locks, the front one was easy, the back not. In fact he had to get someone else to come as he couldn't get the old lock out. The new guy will arrive after I go lay down, so Tasha will deal with him.
Awake and up at 5.50am, had a hot shower before getting dressed.
Both screen doors are now fixed.
Leo slept till midday, so no school work for him today, same for Blain. Although Blain needs a laptop from the school if he is to do work online, as they do not have a computer at this stage. Leo also brought a laptop home from school so he can log in each day. Although Leo doesn't do work online he will have paperwork that Jess will pick up on Monday.
Neither boy handles online working, they get confused and frustrated easy.
Tasha went to get my scrips and our chemist was closed for deep cleaning. They had an infected person in the store during the week. She had to ring and pay for the scripts and arrange for them to be delivered.
Awake and up at 5.15 took me ages to get dressed and ready for the day.
Kathy rang just to check in, while on the phone to Kathy, Sandra rang to let me know ,that at last GE has wiped Mum's debt to them.
Leo here all day while Jess goes for her white card.
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