Monday, 28 February 2022

WEIRD LAWS

 

Good morning world, it is the last day of February and it's Monday so it is fact day, today I am going to share five more what the hell laws of days gone by, well I hope these laws are a thing of the past.


In Memphis, Tennessee it was illegal for women to drive a car unless there was a man either running or walking in front waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.


A law in West Virginia stated that no children could attend school with breath smelling of wild onions.


In Minnesota it was illegal to hang male and female underwear on the same line.


In Normal, Oklahoma you could have been sent to prison for making an ugly face at a dog.


Hawaii had a law against laughing after 10pm.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

WEEK 8 OF 2022

 Tim woke me last night to go to the toilet, so when I woke at 4.30 I was able to get up and pee again and then go back to bed till Kathy texted at 5.40 letting me know she was on her way. I was getting the shower ready when she arrived.

She did the usual Saturday stuff vacuuming, emptying bins, folding clothes.

I managed to start a letter to a pen pal, I have 24 to answer as I have been slack.

19-2-22

Awake and up at 5am, I only had a quick wash as Tim needed to use the bathroom. He did come and help me a bit in the kitchen before returning to bed for a bit. He is working today.

Tim rang he was pissed that I wrote a FB post saying I am a burden but loved. The comments pissed him off as he felt they made him out to be a right bastard. To me he said he thought we were joking, I wasn't. I am in a fragile state of mind.

I had Jessica come and remove the post and she wrote a post on my FB page.

20-2-22

SUMMER'S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 9 TODAY

Slept in till 5.20, woke feeling down but that may change. Sent Summer a birthday message.

Spoke to Kathy for 25 minutes about yesterday and Summer's birthday.

Another hot day drenched in sweat, pain started to set in around 10am.

21-2-22

DAEMON'S BIRTHDAY HE IS 10 TODAY

Woke on and off from 3am till I got up at 5.10am.

Had a message from Jess that Leo isn't going to school today, I suspect it is because his pet guinea pig named Freddy died yesterday arvo.

Saw the Dr have to go back on the 3rd for him to do a mental health care plan so I can see a psychiatrist free of charge or at a reduced rate.

Tim also rang Westmead Hospital about the tremor test, they didn't even have the referral. So he had to ring the neurologist and get that sorted.

22-2-22

Awake and up at 4.50 to the sound of rain.

Raining on and off all morning.

Found out that psychobitch has reported Jess to our landlord about Kelli & family staying with her as this goes against her lease. They have 2 weeks to move and no idea where to go.

Kathy told me that Sydney-May after being tested at school has been moved up a level at school as she found the class she was in was too easy for her.

Summer is doing 6 digit math work

23-2-22

Awake at 4.33am needing to pee, so up I hop, hop as in stumbled out of bed shuffled to the bathroom for a wash and dress.

Kelli came over she didn't look good stressed and worried they have to be out of Jess's by next Thursday. She had a good cry and I just held her while she cried.

I have been drenched in sweat most of the day, so wet you would think I was out in the rain.

I go to Westmead hospital for the tremor test on the 8th March.

24-2-22

A new day is here I am still sweating.

Had a video meeting with a counsellor of some type about me, Tim arranged it the guy said that I should see a psychiatrist and sent through some information that I am yet to look at. It was ok.

Tim has today off work.

25-2-22

A late start as I laid in bed awake and tossing waiting for Kathy's text saying she was on her way. At 6 I decided to get up anyway, it was then I saw a message from Kathy on FB telling her day she wouldn't be here this morning. It was then I became angry there was no reason to be angry but I was, I was also crying in frustration. Tim got up and helped me and my anger spread to him. All over nothing, as I understand why Kathy isn't here and I am not bothered.

Kathy and the girls came over about lunch time so she was able to give me a shower after Tim cut my hair. She also vacuumed for me

Kelli rang and asked if Uncle Tim could change a flat tyre for her of course he could and did.

26-2-22

Thursday, 24 February 2022

THIS WEEKS POEM

 

Time Does Not Bring Relief (Sonnet II)

Edna St. Vincent MillayBy  More Edna St. Vincent Millay

Time does not bring relief; you all have lied   
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!   
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;   
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,   
And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;   
But last year’s bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.   
There are a hundred places where I fear   
To go,—so with his memory they brim.   
And entering with relief some quiet place   
Where never fell his foot or shone his face   
I say, “There is no memory of him here!”   
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/time-does-not-bring-relief-sonnet-ii-by-edna-st-vincent-millay


Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was considered one of the most skillful writers of sonnets during the 1900s. This poem is a Petrarchan sonnet that follows the rhyme scheme ABBA ABBA CDEECD. She writes of the pain experienced from the death of a loved one. Everything reminds her of him, and the passing of time does not ease the immense hurt she is experiencing, even though people said it would. Anyone who has lost someone they’ve loved will be able to relate to the raw emotion in this poem.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was considered one of the most skillful writers of sonnets during the 1900s. This poem is a Petrarchan sonnet that follows the rhyme scheme ABBA ABBA CDEECD. She writes of the pain experienced from the death of a loved one. Everything reminds her of him, and the passing of time does not ease the immense hurt she is experiencing, even though people said it would. Anyone who has lost someone they’ve loved will be able to relate to the raw emotion in this poem

Monday, 21 February 2022

FACTS

 


Hello everyone today's facts are about the bombing of Darwin.

The Bombing of Darwin, also known as the Battle of Darwin, on 19 February 1942 was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.


On 19 February 1942 Darwin itself was bombed. Japanese fighters and bombers attacked the port and shipping in the harbour twice during the day, killing 252 Allied service personnel and civilians.


Japan wanted to destroy our country's northern defences, so it could invade Timor and in the process send Australia a warning. Just before 10 a.m., Japanese forces launched 188 fighter planes from ships in the Timor Sea and headed for Darwin.


Darwin would be bombed a total of 64 times, the last raids occurring in November 1943. None of these subsequent raids would, however, match the ferocity of those on 19 February 1942.


The first two raids killed 235 people with a further 300 to 400 wounded. Thirty aircraft were destroyed, including nine out of the ten flying in defence, nine ships in the harbour and two outside were sunk, and some of the civil and military facilities in Darwin were destroyed.

Saturday, 19 February 2022

WEEK 7 OF 2022

 

Another bloody painful morning, Tim got up and helped prepare breakfast.


My pain level is around an 8 out of 10 today.


Kelli went and picked up a strong pain relief tablet from Sandy for me, which is helping. Although I am extremely tired.

13-2-22

NATASHA'S BIRTHDAT SHE IS 35


A new school week has arrived I had a missed called from Sandy last night.


Jess came over last night to tell me that Peter died but wasn't dead.


Peter is in an induced coma in the JHH after having a brain aneurysm burst he was resuscitated by the ambos. It was found he had 2 aneurysms.


They tried to reduce his sedation but he became agitated and tried to pull out the tubes, this caused his blood pressure to rise and his heart rate to drop so not good.

14-2-22


Woke at 4.10 thought it was 4.50 so got up had my wash and got dressed before it sunk in that it was so early.


A very warm day filled with pain, what else........


I am wearing the shoulder brace on my left arm and it's helping.


My appointment with neurologist in Sydney has been postponed till after I have tests done.


15-2-22

Another bloody early start waking at 4.10 again needing to pee. I got up and even had a quick shower on my own before I applied moisturiser before ringing Tasha.


While doing something this I was startled my something and jumped since then my left arm pain has been intense.


16-2-22


I managed to sleep till 4.35am it is a fine morning, Tim up at 6am as he is doing over-time.


Pain sitting around a 6-7 today, struggling to do stuff all day.


Kathy wants me to sit outside in the sun more so I am doing that only managing 10-15 mins at a time.


17-2-22

Awake at 4.30 again with a cramp in my left calf and my body drenched in sweat. So up I got and struggled to the bathroom for a wash. I was that drenched in sweat Tasha thought I had a shower.


Pain still bad sitting around a 6-7 still.


Peter still heavily sedated.Awake at 4.30 again with a cramp in my left calf and my body drenched in sweat. So up I got and struggled to the bathroom for a wash. I was that drenched in sweat Tasha thought I had a shower.


Pain still bad sitting around a 6-7 still.


Peter still heavily sedated.

18-2-22

Thursday, 17 February 2022

POEM DAY

 

Special Hero

© 

Published: February 2006

When I was a baby,
you would hold me in your arms.
I felt the love and tenderness,
keeping me safe from harm.
I would look up into your eyes,
and all the love I would see.
How did I get so lucky?
You were the dad chosen for me.
There is something special
about a father's love.
Seems it was sent to me
from someplace up above.
Our love is everlasting.
I just wanted you to know
that you're my special hero,
and I wanted to tell you so.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/special-hero

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

TIGER BEETLE

 


Tuesday now which means it's extreme creature day and today's creature is the Tiger Beetle.


This is Australia's fastest insect with a top running speed of 9km/h which for its size is the same as a human running 700km/h, wow that's fast. In fact it moves so fast that while running it goes blind because its brain can't process the visual images quickly enough.


Tiger beetles are a large group of beetles, from the Cicindelinae subfamily, known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest known species of tiger beetle, Rivacindela hudsoni, can run at a speed of 9 km/h, or about 125 body lengths per second.



Monday, 14 February 2022

FACTS DAY

 

Hello Monday, hello world, how is it going...........


Here are this weeks facts


It's against the law to fish from horseback in Utah


Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of chocolates weighing less than 50 pounds.........WTH


In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.


In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next door neighbour.


No one may catch fish with bare hands in Kansas.




Sunday, 13 February 2022

WEEK 6 OF 2022

 I woke up in a mood and not a good at that, snapped at Tim a bit for which I said sorry.

Kelli came down and did some cleaning for me. They have applied for about 20 places this weekend.

My internet is so slow today I have given up trying to do stuff online, I suspect it is the shitty weather causing the problem.

6-2-22

Awake and up at 4.30 to another bloody wet morning.

Tasha doing the traffic controller course today and tomorrow.

I am in a better frame of mind today.

Managed to go through the boxes of photos Sandy dropped off. Some nice old photos amongst them.

7-2-22

Awake and up at 4.30am, opened the house up and washed then dressed for the day.

Tasha has day two of her course.

Leo has an appointment with pediatrician so no school for him today. Went with them to appointment the Dr was nice we liked him, Leo is nearly 5'7” and in good health.

Kelli helped me get dressed to go to appointment and she is going to get me ready for bed tonight.

Rang the specialist in Sydney about my appointment on the 21st, as she wanted me to have some test done at Westmead hospital but I haven't heard from the hospital about said tests yet and since it is a ways to go and costs a few hundred dollars to see her I don't want to go if the Dr doesn't think it's worthwhile. Of course the Dr wasn't there and will get back to me.

8-2-22

Had a decent nights sleep, woke at 4.30, got up washed and dressed ready for the day. A cool dry start to the day.

Struggling a fair bit today but hanging in there.

Saw Sue when she dropped Kelli off after taking her to a house inspection.

Tim home early from work he was in an accident at work, a black car failed to give way or something and the bus hit it. No one was hurt but the car was written off.

9-2-22

A new day has arrived, I hope I handle it better then yesterday. I was awake and up by 4.45am.

Pain wise I have been so so most of the day but around 1pm my left arm started aching again.

A pretty average day,Tasha going to shower me before I get ready for bed.

10-2-22

Friday at last it has felt like a long ass week, woke at 4.57am straight up and washed then dressed for the day.

My left arm is so painful I can't move it without pain. Crying due to the pain.

Finished typing up grandmother memory book info, now to print and paste into book.

11-2-22

Woke at 5am went and peed then went back to bed till Kathy texted she was on her way at 5.45

I forgot to mention yesterday that Tasha had her course assessment. Will find out later how it went.

Kathy & Summer here this morning, Sydney-May wanted a sleep in so stayed home.

Kathy raised the top shelve in the dishwasher so it will take the new dinner set.

I am in a great deal of pain both arms and both knees.

12-2-22

Friday, 11 February 2022

PHOTO DAY

 

From left to right you have Kathy (baby) my Mum, my Nan and Me  the fact we all have black jackets is just a coincidentce 

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

POEM DAY

My Perfect Valentine

© 

Published: February 2006

Observing the stars,
You came into mind.
I thought about your love for me.
It's so fine.

Whenever you hug me,
Whenever you're there,
I feel so secure.
I know you really care.

At times we're together,
Not knowing what to say.
All we do is hold hands.
Then our love lights the way.

There are instances we argue,
But time granted us to ponder,
Then we work things out.
It makes our love stronger.

I've nothing to worry about.
Gone are moments I thought we'd part.
Thinking of you makes me smile.
You'll forever be in my heart.



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-perfect-valentine

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

DRAGONFLY

 


Hello Tuesday, you're wet again but that's ok we need rain, now this weeks extreme creature is the dragonfly.

The dragonfly is one of the fastest flying insects in the world, with the larger species capable of speeds of up to 70km/h. It's also incredibly nimble in the air, it can hover, fly in zigzags and go backwards.

Adult dragonflies are characterised by a pair of large, multifaceted compound eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body. They have a lifespan of 7-56 days.

Dragonflies come in all sorts of colours like yellow, red, brown, and blue; sometimes the wings have brown spots and bands. Male damselflies typically have iridescent wings and some type of colourful blue, green, or purple body, while the females usually have a golden brown colour, even on their wings.

Who eats them? Just about everything. Birds, especially the more acrobatic flyers such as flycatchers, swallows, kingfishers, falcons and kites, eat countless dragonflies, while spiders, praying mantids, robber flies and even early-emerging bats will dine on dragonflies as well. Who eats them? Just about everything.


Birds, especially the more acrobatic flyers such as flycatchers, swallows, kingfishers, falcons and kites, eat countless dragonflies, while spiders, praying mantids, robber flies and even early-emerging bats will dine on dragonflies as well.

Monday, 7 February 2022

FACTS

 

Good morning world, I am doing better then I did yesterday for some reason yesterday morning I was in a right mood. Internet wasn't working and my concentration was shocking, but today I am ok. Anyway it's Monday and that means it is fact day.


Leonardo's painting, Mona Lisa is the most famous object on Earth but it's not insured. No one can afford the premiums...........


If each count was a second long, it would take about 12 days to count to a million and 32yrs to count to a billion.


The words for the American national anthem “Star Spangled Banner” were written by Francis Scott Key but the tune was originally from an ancient Greek drinking song called “Anacrean in Heaven.


The word “girl” appears only once in the Bible.


It is or was illegal to say “Oh Boy” in Jonesboro, Georgia

Sunday, 6 February 2022

WEEK 5 OF 2022

 MUM'S BIRTHDAY SHE WOULD BE 82

After a rough start to the night with me being somewhat impaired I ended up having a decent nights sleep.

Really tired all day at 9.30 I went for a lay down the next thing I knew it was 11am.

Did bugga all today

30-1-22

Slept in this morning till 5.30am rang Tasha straight away and she was in a rush. She is doing the traffic controller course, over the next few days. At 8am Tasha walked in the course has been cancelled today.

Kelli drove me over to the cemetery, then we went and picked up RAT tests from the schools, Leo was given two both Blain & Daemon received four each.

I wonder how long before parents of young and special needs children decide it is too big a battle and stop doing it. They are nasal swab tests.

I give it a month.

Tim has a late arvo start.

31-1-22

Had a good night awake at 4.30 up at 4.50 washed, dressed and ready for the day.

Sandy came over to drop off a heap of photos from mum & Dad's place for me to go through. She was here a while.

Sydney-May's first day of high school, I hope it goes well.

A stinking hot day, air con going all day.

1-2-22

First day of school for Leo and Blain, Brian was late getting here to get Leo it was 8.25 which may not seem late but was expecting him around 8.10, so I rang and ask Kelli if she knew if Jess had checked with Brian that he was getting Leo, she had.

Sandy called in to pick something up and we had a chat about Dawson and Michelle, she has been given a place in Windale brand new and dirt cheap. She knows how to work the system.

Tasha is doing her white card course, I do not know what a white card is, just know she needs it to do traffic control work.

2-2-22

Woke at 4am needing to pee got up at 4.20 by the time Tasha arrived I was drenched in sweat and it isn't hot or even warm in fact it is somewhat cool.

Did a lot of crying today, in fact I would say I have been an motional wreck today.

So many things I want to do but haven't been able to do anything much.

3-2-22

4.45 saw me roll out of bed and I do in fact roll out of bed using the momentum of rolling to get up.

A cool wet day pretty much all day.

Tasha has workmen at her place all day, no idea why.

Had a good day till 5pm when I was in tears again, why I don't really know. All I could think was I don't want to die, I just want to be better.

It is now 6.30 and I am going to bed.

4-2-22

I got up when Kathy texted me she was on her way, I got things ready for my shower and opened the house up.

Kathy arrived showered me, made my breaky and did some housework for me.

Kerbside bulk waste collection from Monday so Tim busy taking stuff up the front. Kelli & Jono also taking a lot shit out for it.

Kelli & Jono started looking and applying for rental places.

5-2-22

Friday, 4 February 2022

PHOTO DAY

 

ME IN BLUE, JEANNIE BEHIND ME. TIM NEXT TO HER WITH SANDY ON HER OTHER SIDE, DENNI IN FRONT OF HER MUM AND DAVE AT THE BACK.


Wednesday, 2 February 2022

POEM DAY

 

Harlem

Langston HughesBy  More Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
      Or fester like a sore—
      And then run?
      Does it stink like rotten meat?
      Or crust and sugar over—
      like a syrupy sweet?

      Maybe it just sags
      like a heavy load.

      Or does it explode?



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/harlem-by-langston-hughes

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

SAILFISH

 

Good morning all here we are at Tuesday again and we are only in February.


This weeks extreme creature is the Sailfish, this is the worlds fastest fish with a shape that is perfect for moving fast through the water. It has been clocked at a top speed of 110km/h.


The largest sailfish ever caught was 11.2 feet (340 cm) long and weighed 220.5 pounds (100 kg). 4. Sailfish can live for 13 to 15 years. However, sailfish caught and released by sport fishermen have an average lifespan of only 4 to 5 yrs


The all-tackle world record for a sailfish caught in the Pacific: 221 pounds (Ecuador, 1947); for a sailfish from the Atlantic: 142 pounds, 6 ounces (Angola, 2014). Iconic for their distinctive high, blue dorsal


fins, sailfish generally live offshore but near coasts, often over deeper reefs.



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