Monday, 31 January 2022

FACTS WEEK 4

 

Good morning world and what a morning it has been, no idea why I said that. Anyway it is now Monday the first day of the school week, although the kids don't return till tomorrow or Wednesday.


Now to this weeks facts.


The saying “often a bridesmaid, never a bride” comes from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash.


Earth's atmosphere is proportionally thinner than the skin of an apple.


There are over 50,000 earthquakes on Earth each year.


A pineapple is a berry.


Only one person in two billions will live to be 116 or older.


Sunday, 30 January 2022

WEEK 4 OF 2022

 I woke when Tim's alarm went off at 4.30 and was out of bed at 5am. Been a bloody long time since Tim started work so early.

I had a decent enough day.

23-1-22

Awake and up at 4.50 I think. Made the mistake of mentioning to Tasha that her dad said she left him an abusive message, which set her off. I read the messages between them not abusive in my opinion.

Had to wake Tim at 9.40am which is odd not like him to need waking of morning.

My arms started hurting around 1pm which is better then all day, I guess.

24-1-22

Woke at 3.30 to pee without issue then again at 5am when I got up for the day.

The pain in my left arm is not good today. I feel like the injection hasn't helped.

Managed to fill in a few pages of the grandmother memory book. Some pages I skipped because it is an American book, and we don't have Thanksgiving or Halloween.

Around 1.45 I decided to have a shower, this didn't go well. I use a bath-board which is a board that sit across the top of the bath that I sit on. Well as I was sitting my feet slipped and the board slid backwards and I ended up in the bath in an awkward position. I wasn't alone Tasha was there but getting me into a standing position wasn't easy. I have now hurt my arms more.

25-1-22

TIM'S BIRTHDAY HE IS 61

Up and ready for the day at 5.15 after a reasonable nights sleep.

However, late yesterday arvo Kelli and an issue with the bitch in unit 14. She said to Freya who is only 3yrss old that if she went on her lawn she would flog her, so Kelli went to speak to the bitch who pulled a club on Kelli. So Kelli rang the cops, I will find out more later in the day.

So Tasha & Kelli went to the cop shop about the psychobitch and there is little that can be done they suggested mediation but the bitch will not do that.

I am in a shit load of pain, both arms and knees and now the lower right side of my back.

26-1-22

A new day has arrived and I am in slightly less pain as it starts.

I have decided to try eating the frozen berries I have, they are supper sweet.

Tim has bought a new washing machine, it's an LG 8.5kg machine. Not sure when it will be delivered.

Been in a lot of pain since 10.30am.

27-1-22

Had a really good night sleep wise, up at 5am as per usual.

Started the food shop at 7am but the website is being a bitch and a half, as in it keeps freezing and not loading. At 1pm I finally managed to get it done, Tim will have to pick it up tomorrow as by the time I was able to checkout and pay I wasn't able to get it delivered.

Today has been a hard,frustrating day. Pain in knees is bad.

28-1-22

Woke at 5.30 after a good nights sleep. Kathy and girls here by 6.15am. I was crying while showering, I feel so sad, tomorrow is Mum's 82nd birthday. I miss her so much. Kathy wasn't sympathetic.

There is a BBQ at the old house today before Dawson moves.

Had a good day hanging out with my siblings got home at 3pm and straight to bed to sober up.

29-1-22

Thursday, 27 January 2022

POEM DAY

 

Please Don't Cry

©  More By Joe Green

Published: February 2010

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really gone.
When you look out the window,
I'll be standing on the lawn.

Please, don't cry.
I'll see you again.
Don't be sad;
Keep up your chin.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really dead.
When you cry yourself to sleep,
I'll be by your bed.

Please, don't cry.
Just because we had to part,
As long as you remember me,
I'll live in your heart.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not gone forever.
I'll be a cool and gentle breeze
In hot summer weather.

Please, don't cry.
Don't run and hide.
When you need a shoulder to lean on,
I'll be by your side.

Please, don't cry.
When you're sad and weak,
I'll be there
To kiss you on the cheek.

Please, don't cry.
This is just a goodbye.
So please, oh please,
Baby, do not cry.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/please-dont-cry

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

PEREGRINE FALCON


 

Hello world today marks two years sine the first case of Covid here in Aussie land.


Well it's Tuesday and that means extreme creature day and this week have the Peregrine Falcon, the fastest animal in the world.


It coasts high above the ground until it spots something it wants it then folds its wings flat against its body and drops into a dive reaching speeds of more than 300 km/h. Wham within seconds this powerful bird has plucked up its prey with its large strong talons.


They have a special pair of eyelids that helps protect its eyes and vision as it dives through the air. They have a wingspan of 70-120cm's.


The Peregrine Falcon is found in most habitats, from rainforests to the arid zone, and at most altitudes, from the coast to alpine areas. It requires abundant prey and secure nest sites, and prefers coastal and inland cliffs or open woodlands near water, and may even be found nesting on high city buildings.


Peregrine falcons are solitary, territorial, top predators. ... Non-migratory peregrines, such as those in Pittsburgh, stay on territory alone or as a mated pair. No other peregrines are allowed in the territory, not even their own offspring. Peregrines have no long-lasting “love” for their young.



Monday, 24 January 2022

FACTS

 

Hello Monday here I sit drenched in sweat and not that hot either, here are this weeks facts.............


The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you could not beat your wife with anything wider then your thumb.


The colder the room you sleep in the more likely you will have bad dreams.


In 1987, a 1,000cc motorbike travelled one mile at the Illawarra mini bike club here in New South Wales, Australia. It was carrying 46 passengers.


Italy once had a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water that translated the name into “Schweppes Toilet Water”.


November translated literally means the ninth month, even though now days it is the eleventh month.

Sunday, 23 January 2022

WEEK 3 OF 2022

 

Woke at 5am got up washed and rang Tasha, no answer, I got dressed rang again, no answer. I started my breakfast and rang again, no answer. I was starting to worry. She then arrived in a mood, why well apparently she told me she wanted Sunday morning off. I do not remember her telling me that. She took over getting breaky ready even though I said I was fine. I felt like shit.


Tim back at work and of course he feels sick this morning.


Tasha apologise for how she was this morning. She has quit smoking and is short tempered.

16-1-22


Slept in till 5.15am after a somewhat painful night with my arms hurting.


The book I was listening to last night had me laughing, not easy to do with a Cpap mask on.


Managed to write some letters, empty the dishwasher and put the clothes away, before pain got to bad.


Another hot day spent sweating.

17-1-22


A new day has arrived after a decent enough night, awake at 5.15 which was a surprise as at 4.15 I looked at the time and thought just 30 more minutes, then it was an hour later.


Another hot and muggy day, also a somewhat restless day for me.


Many years ago my mum was given a Grandmother record book in which she could write about her life but didn't. I came across the book after her death, so I am using it. I of course can not handwrite in it but I can type up and print out the information and paste the information in the book. In fact I think I will do four copies one for each grandchild.


18-1-22


Woke to the sound of rain at 4.10am found I couldn't settle again so got up at 4.30am.


The ice pack I was using for my back has fallen apart and been binned. Now when I put my feet up my back aches after only 10-15 minutes.


Have appointment for cortisone injection into left shoulder tomorrow at 10am. Kelli is taking me.


Looks like we are getting new neighbours a young couple with a young son.

19-1-22

Another day more rain, also have a cool breeze. I was awake and up at 4.20am.


Went and had injection all good and Kelli even came here after she dropped me off and picked up mail to be posted and posted them for me.


Been pain free for most of the day.


I am going to miss Kelli when they move.


20-1-22

Woke up at 3.30 got up to pee and found I couldn't settle back down also had a headache.


My BGL was 18.1 and took some insulin, I know this is because of the cortisone injection.


Damn I have a lot of back pain. My arm still has some pain.


Jess can't put me to bed as her arm is swollen and sore, due to having tattoo work done yesterday. So Jono asked Tasha to do it which she will but in a mood.


21-1-22


SYDNEY-MAY'S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 12


Had a damn good night sleep once I fell asleep, even managed to get up and go to the loo without drama. Got up at 5.10am and Kathy arrived an hour later. I am now fed, showered and have a cleaner house.


Looks like our washing machine is stuffed, it will not spin.


Dave brought over genealogy folder.


22-1-22


Friday, 21 January 2022

PHOTO DAY

 

                                                ME ON RIGHT WITH MY SISTER JEANNIE

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

POEM DAY

 

I'm Sorry

© 

Published: July 2015

Sometimes I wonder what my world would be like
If I didn't have someone like you in my life.

I come back to reality only to see
That I wouldn't be myself without you and me.

I am looking forward to the future, hoping you'll be with me,
Growing old together and being happy as can be.

I want to spend the rest of my life making it up to you.
I know all of the hell I've been putting you through.

I am so sorry, and I can't say that enough,
But I hope that's the last time it will ever be rough.

I love you completely, with all of my heart,
I will love you forever, 'til death do us part.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/im-sorry-50

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

STOUT INFANTFISH

 


Tuesday now and that means extreme creatures day, this week it is the Stout Infantfish, this is the smallest Australian fish and the second smallest fish in the world.


It grows to a maximum of only 8 millimetres in length which is pretty small. If you had a kilo of them you would have one million of them. . The stout infantfish is also the lightest vertebrate, weighing just one milligram


It is transparent without pigmentation, except for its eyes, and lacks teeth, scales and certain characteristics typical of other fishes. Scientists note that the stout infantfish's unusual appearance corresponds with its extremely short lifespan, which is believed to be approximately two months.



Monday, 17 January 2022

FACTS

 Good morning world and hello all, well Monday is here and after a week trying to rest my arm I am back and still in pain of course. Anyway here are this weeks facts.

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobe there is a genetic link between the two.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

The word's worse earthquake occurred in 1556 in China, killing approximately 830,000 people.

In its entire lifetime a worker bee will produce only a teaspoon of honey.

The first city to have a population of one million people was Rome in 133BC.

Sunday, 16 January 2022

WEEK 2

 LEO'S BIRTHDAY TURNED 14

Had a rough night woke a number of times shaking and when I woke at 5am I tried to just lay there but was shaking too much so got up.

Kathy arrived at 6.30 by which time I had cut my fruit and had a shower.

Pain still bad

8-1-22

Woke to rain but I don't have to go out so all good. Tim working today then off for the rest of the week.

Managed to answer 3 letters so my pile is done till tomorrow when someone checks the post office box.

Pain is sitting at a 7 with moderate amount of movement.

9-1-22

Had a decent night, awake and up at 4.40am, drenched in sweat by 5.15am.

I am not with it today, had to have a nap as I was falling asleep, slept for an hour.

My left arm is so bad I can barely type.

Tim told me he has bought a new vacuum cleaner, don't know when it will get here. The floor is a mess.

10-1-22

A later start 5.10 when I woke up, gonna be another hot one.

Spoke to the doc my right arm has nothing seriously wrong with it just bursitis & tendonitis. I now have to have an Xray and ultrasound done on my left arm. I expect the same is wrong with it.

Saw podiatrist my feet are good as expected.

Decided to not do blog posts this week to rest my arm.

11-1-22

Wake and up at 4.30am not hot yet but expecting it to get hot again.

Booked me into have ultrasound and Xray of left arm tomorrow morning. Kelli will take me as Tim has Dr appointment and Tash has shopping, Jess may have work.

Jess has gotten quite a bit of work as a traffic controller at Covid testing sites.

Tim decided on a whim to sell the box trailer, he advertised it and it sold straight away within 2hrs. In time he may get another trailer.

Still no vacuum cleaner and the floor is a mess.

12-1-22

This new day saw me awake and up by 4.20am, I cleaned the kitchen before Tash got here so I wouldn't have to hear her complain.

Had Xray and scan done and was told I have a small fracture, what the hell.

Kelli brought over some caramel slice and brownies for me made by her with ingredients supplied by Sue. They are yummy.

13-1-22

Another day has arrived with me waking at 4.48am, Tash arrived while I was brushing my teeth.

Another day sweating a bloody lot but it is summer, so to be expected.

Daemon came over with his mum's vacuum and ran it over the lounge and kitchen floor.

Our new vacuum cleaner arrived it is on charge now will try it out in a day or so.

Tim also ordered a small hand held vacuum for cleaning the car for us to give Tasha for her birthday next month, this also arrived to do.

14-1-22

Saturday at last and hot again as well, I was up at 4.55am, Kathy and girls arrived around 6.15. She shower me and emptied bins and unpacked the shopping order. Both girls need to be Covid tested as there was a positive case at their vacation care.

Sandy came over to drop off my Big W order and left with a bag of food stuff we didn't want. She also took Jeannie's Christmas present.

Tasha has bought security camera for out the front of her place as she is having problems with a neighbour. Tim is fitting them for her.

15-1-22


Tuesday, 11 January 2022

NOT POSTING THIS WEEK

 Hi all, due to pain and limited movement I am taking a week off posting, still reading and commenting but even that is hard.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

THE WEEK THAT WAS aka WEEK 1

 

Woke at 4.36 up shortly afterwards washed myself but had to wake Tim to dress me.


At around 9.30 Kelli and kids came over so she could wash up a couple of things using my bottle brushes. She also brought her vacuum and ran it over the floor for me.


Tim bought KFC for lunch, after lunch he went out on the motorbike to get Jess a handheld 2way radio.


1-1-2022


Had a decent nights sleep awake at 4.20 up at 4.45 due to shaking so much.


Kathy here at 6am without the girls. She did a few little jobs for me before she left.


Have bugga all motivation and concentration.


2-1-2022


Slept well but woke during the night with my left arm stuck behind my head and had to wake Tim to move it.


When I got up I had bugga all movement in my right arm and when I did use it there was a great deal of pain. My left arm is only a tad better.


Been a hardish day.


3-1-22

Had a not so good night, was restless and unsettled ended up getting up having a glass of milk and part of a sleeping tablet, that had once been Mum's, which did the trick. I slept in till 5.40am.


Had to have a nap at 11.30 till 12.30.


Tim complaining there is no food in the house, as in nothing he felt like. So he went shopping for bread and salad stuff.


4-1-22


Had a better night, Tasha this morning was rushing around, I don't know why but her mood had me forget to ask her to rub cream into my arms.


It is another hard day shaking a bloody lot and my arms are very sore. So sore I am in tears.


5-1-22


Slept in till 5.36 which was a surprise and I did sleep well. Tasha was already here waiting for me to wake up.


Pain still bad but I did manage to take down Chrissy decorations and pack them away.


Tim took car into Klosters about the reversing buzzer and wipers, it is going to cost over $2000 to fix the wipers. This car is costing us a bloody lot of money.


6-1-22


Had another decent nights sleep woke at 4.45am struggled to get out bed but of course managed it.


Tim took me to have CT scan done on my right arm.


My left arm is also very sore again with limited movement.


Unable to do grocery shop the Coles page will not load which is very frustrating.


I am in a bad way this afternoon.


7-1-22

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

POEM DAY

 

This New Year

©  More By Aleena

Published: February 2011

Even during the worst of times
When I feel the years go slipping by
Life seems rife with possibilities
When the New Year arrives.

Buoyed by hope at the New Year coming
I feel renewed and want to start living.
This year I'll travel and see the sights,
I'll be bold, I'll be courageous.

I'll reach out and go beyond.
I might even try being flirtatious!
I'll be a new fish in a brand-new pond.
This new year I'll be brave and I'll be strong.

Even though time does fly,
I won't let this year be wasted.
I'll look forward to new adventures
And be open to opportunities I am graced with.

I'll learn and laugh and have good times.
I won't dwell on years gone by.
I'll start each new morning a brand-new way.
I'll pretend it is New Year's Day!



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/this-new-year

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

LITTLE PENGUIN

 


Hello Tuesday here is this weeks extreme creature and this week it is the little penguin which is the smallest of the 17 types of penguin in the world.


A full grown adult is about the same length as a ruler and weighs only a kilogram. They can be found living in colonies along the coast of southern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.


Monday, 3 January 2022

WEEK ONE FACTS

 

Hello world damn I am in pain just saying.

Here are the first facts post for 2022.

A French schoolboy, Claude Chappe, went to great lengths to send messages to his brother. Using two wooden arms mounted on a long high pole, he put together a system that could send thousands of different words. He could tilt the two arms at different angles by turning some handles. Different arm positions stood for different words. As the arms were high in the air, his brother could see them if he was hundred metres away. In the 1770's he gave his invention to the French revolutionaries.

This system called semaphore was also adopted by the British who used it to keep in touch about the battle of Waterloo.

Duelling was once legal in Paraguay as long as both parties were registered blood donors.

A female kangaroo is called a Flyer the male is a Boomer

A lions roar can be heard up to five miles away or just over 8 kilometres.

The male Gypsy Moth can smell a virgin female Gypsy Month fbrom 2 miles away or 3.2 kilometres.

Saturday, 1 January 2022

GOODBYE 2021

 

BOXING DAY

Slept well enough woke at 4.30 and straight up washed and dressed for the day.

Tim & I went over to see Kathy's new house, it is bloody great looks bigger inside then out. Her girls liked their gifts.

26-12-21

Two days after Christmas and life returns to normal more or less. A cool and wet morning.

Tim at work today raining on and off all day.

Pain sitting around a 6 or 7 today.

Zero motivation today.

27-12-21

A new day and another coldish and wet morning.

Kathy rang she is waiting in line to have her 3rd Covid test in 2 weeks and has been in line for an hour with many cars in front of her.

She ended up waiting 3.5hrs only to be turned away because they were full whatever that means.

Too many people are going to get tested that really don't need to.

Kathy & Micheal dropped the girls off while they went to Costco they had a ball playing with Daemon, Freya & Leo.

28-12-21

An early start had to get up at 4.10 to pee and stayed up. A cool dry morning.

Tim is off for the next few days.

I feel very tired today so I had a 45min lay down, after which I felt better.

29-12-21

Slept in till 5am, woke up stiff again but managed to do stuff like get up and have a wash.

Tim has gone shopping with Tasha,who bought for me a heap of Christmas for next year as well as Christmas cards.

Tried to vacuum but my legs were shaking too much for me to stand.

30-12-21

Slept well till 4.34 when I woke thought I would lay there for half an hour, only to get cramps in my leg so I got up 5 mins later.

Last day of 2021.

Tim whipper snipped the back yard for the first time in years,in shorts and no shirt, so he now has small nicks all over his legs and stomach.

31-12-21

FINISHED HEADSTONE