Tuesday, 31 January 2023

CREATURE DAY

 

Here we are at another Tuesday which is creature day and today's creature is the Mantis Shrimp.

It's body may look pretty but it is one fierce crustacean, it has a pair of club-shaped limbs that it uses to deliver the fastest punch of any creature. The force of the punch is so great it is capable of breaking the glass of an aquarium.

Fishermen consider it to be one to avoided as they have been known to cause injury to humans.


Monday, 30 January 2023

FACT DAY

 Here we are at another fact day aka Monday.

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies as much as six inches depending on the temperature.

For every person there are 200 million insects

The fist thing cooked in a microwave was popcorn.

I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The Christmas traditions of gift giving and spiced pies both commemorate the Three Wise Men coming from the East.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

WEEK 4 OF 2023

 TODAY IS SYDNEY-MAY'S 13 BIRTHDAY

Another wet day, Tasha bought me 2 new pairs of pants for everyday wear.

Fined up by lunch time and got quite hot.

Jess is getting me ready for bed tonight.

Monday again and I have a doctor appointment Tasha is going to drive me and Tim as he wants to come with me.

Turns out my appointment is next Monday, so that wasted trip.

Got stuck into Leo's room it is a right mess and caused a disagreement between Tim and me.

Also a big fight between me and Tasha. The room is more or less half done.

I spent a lot of last night crying I feel broken due to the fight with Tasha. We made her a cold heartless bitch according to her and by we I feel she means me.

Tim hung a few photos last night to try and make me happy.

Tasha came down after the gym and we talked and we are now ok.

Tim has an appointment with the hand doctor this afternoon and Jess & Tasha have an appointment also, so I will put myself to bed.

At around 4pm Jess came over in tears one of their pet bunnies had died.

A new day has arrived suppose to be a stinking hot day but we will see. I am feeling much better then yesterday morning.

Tasha came down and finished off cleaning Leo's room with only one issue when she wanted to toss his art books and I said NO. Sam also had something to say about it and took the large one home.

Sandy called in to pick up something Tim printed for her. I had a good cry on her shoulder.

Yes it has been bloody hot all day.

TIM'S BIRTHDAY HE IS 62

We are in for another stinking hot day.

My computer is giving me the shits this morning. I did, however, managed to do the shopping.

Kathy arrived at 11am in a foul mood partly because lunch wasn't till midday. I asked if she could hang some photos in the bedroom, she had her girls clean the photos and hung one photo.

Tim hung 3 photos but that was all that was done.

This house feels like an oven because when the ceiling was replaced the insulation bats where removed and not replaced.

I am very depressed/sad mostly because I have been out of anti-depression meds for a week or two. I need a new script and haven't been to see my doctor. I go on Monday.

Had a bloody hot night been up since 5am I woke and felt hot an couldn't settle. Went to the loo and spent 5 minutes pulling my pants up standing in front of the bedroom air con. Slipped in the bathroom because there was wet towels on the floor and a wet floor.

A really hot day, Tim has been out all morning with a doctors appointment then to see a mate.

He told me when he got home he has another medical appointment on Tuesday and on Wednesday there is someone coming to the house.

I forgot to add yesterday that Tim's Aunty Joan died. Her funeral is on Tuesday, we are unable to attend.

Another hot day I am drenched in sweat again pretty much since getting out of bed.

At 7am I turned the air con on which helps but not as much as when we had insulation in the roof.

Kathy came over at 1.30 to give me a shower. She always says I can say anything but when I told her that her tone sounded a little condescending she got upset and threatened to leave half way through my shower.

When I asked if she could apply moisturiser to my freshly shaved legs she said she didn't see the point. She did do it.

Friday, 27 January 2023

SOMETHING FOR FRIDAY

 

Friday at last an another hot it will be, I wasn't with it enough yesterday to do a post but I have something for Friday.




Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

CEATURE DAY

 


Here I am on Tuesday morning and that means it is creature day and today it is the Mount Kaputar Slug heard of it, I haven't.

These bright pink slugs are about 20cm long which for some it the distance between their wrist and elbow.

They hide during the day and at night climb trees to feast on moss and algae growing on tree trunks.

These slugs are found on Mount Kaputar here in Australia.




Monday, 23 January 2023

FACT DAY

Good morning all I hope this week is more like what I like and I get to write blog post as usual. Well being Monday it is fact day so we go.

At a steady joggers pace of six miles per hour, it would take 173 days to jog around Earth.

Over 50 billion aspirins are taken worldwide each year.

The waters around Australia are home to more than half the shark species in the world.

Bamboo can grow 3 feet in a dsy

Banging your head against a wall can burn up to 150 calories an hour.

Sunday, 22 January 2023

WEEK 3 OF 2023

Sunday is here and I am doing fine going to be another hot one. I opened the house when I got up but by 10.30 I had closed it up to shut the heat out. I also turn the air con much to Tim's annoyance, but why should I have to sit drenched in sweat.

I had a small bowel of fruit for breakie with white chocolate dipping sauce.

A quiet day spent doing bugga all.

Monday again and suppose to be a hot one.

Tim had an appointment about his arm he was told that there is still swelling and the problem with his thumb is due to a tendon problem.

Jess had me ring to find out when Leo's next appointment is. It is 28 March at 11am.

The painter came he will be back tomorrow morning to start work.

Woke up to find the lounge-room a cluttered mess with the furniture pilled in the middle due to the painter coming. They arrived at 7.15 and said they will start on the ceilings. I moved to the bedroom to be out of the way as much as possible.

At midday I went to the loo and had to move to sit outside in the carport till the painters left at 3.30pm. I sat in the wheelchair the whole time. By the time they left I was sweating and in distress.

Tim had to clean bed off so we could use it.

Up at 5.30 washed and fed before the painters arrived at 6.40am I am sitting out the back using the computer.

Sam came down to chat for a bit and get food.

Tim off to more doctors appointments and I am alone, Tasha has gone out and Jess is working.

Sitting out the back I noticed we have no guttering I hope that is fixed soon.

At around midday I managed to get myself to the toilet and then with help from Blain move into an area with my shade as I was in direct sunlight.

Tim rang to check on me, he also asked if I wanted food but I said no I was too drained to eat.

Although I did enjoy sitting outside in the shade. I even got sunburnt a bit on my forearms and chest.

The painting is done and the house has been left in right state. Tim is well and truly pissed off.

Woke to find Tim has done some work in the lounge-room making it able to move about and he set my table up ready for me to use.

Men came to do the gutter both front and back gutters need replacing. Well I noticed them ripping down the neighbours gutter and they replaced the whole of the front gutter over both units. They didn't do the back. When the guy came to inspect the work he wasn't happy as the back wasn't done the neighbours side wasn't suppose to be touched. Now more guttering needs to be order so the back can be done.

Kelli and Freya called in to see us and the state of the house.

Been much cooler today and wet as well. I got sunburnt yesterday so I am keeping that well moisturised.

Friday again and still wet a late start today as I slept in till 6.10am, I woke at 4.30 to pee and Sam was here so he helped me back into bed and the next thing I know it is daylight.

Been raining on and off all day, Tim went and bought new curtains for the bedroom.

Tasha cleaned off my dressing table and with my ok tossed out somethings.

Workmen came to check out where the ramp out the front is to go. That should be the next job.

SYDNEY-MAY'S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 13

Up washed and moisturised by 5.45 had toast for breakie again.

My sunburn has settled down looking more tanned then burnt.

Around 11am Cathy Haigh an old school friend turned up for a visit she stayed about a couple of hours.

Turns out Sydney-May's birthday is tomorrow, as it turns out my calendar runs from Monday to Sunday, I usually have them starting on Sunday.


Monday, 16 January 2023

FACT DAY

 Morning world I have been up about 3 hours, visited some blogs and checked emails and now it is time for facts.

Not all your taste buds are on your tongue some are on your cheeks as well as the root of our mouths.

Fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle.

It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Ta Mahal in India.

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day, during a lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres of blood.

The term “the bogey man will get you” comes from the Boogy people who inhabit an area in Indonesia. These people were pirates and attack ships.


Sunday, 15 January 2023

WEEK 2 OF 2023

 LEO'S BIRTHDAY HE IS 15 TODAY

Up early this morning 5.05am another cool morning.

Leo liked his gifts, a couple of bracelets I bought of wish for a grandson. Leo is a sensitive and sentimental child.

Saw Sandy she is very emotional at the moment and over Ed's drinking.

Monday has arrived I had just got up at 5.20 and was walking to the lounge-room to get my walker when I heard the front door open and in comes Leo. He came to get something out of his room, he said he hasn't been to bed but stayed up all night.

Not too hot thankfully was able to cope with just the doors open and fan on.

Tim off to see the hand doctor hopefully he will find out why he can't move his thumb. I suspect ligament damage.

Well I was right about Tim's thumb he may need more surgery he will find out on the 24th.

Workmen arrived at 9am to do the kitchen roof will take at least all day but it shouldn't leak anymore.

Another very warm day with me sweating a fair bit.

Got up at 5.20am even though I still felt tired, I was unable to settle so I got up.

Workmen here at 8am they have been in and out all day, tearing down what's left of the awning out the back. They also did a bit more in the kitchen.

Tim had another appointment with his counsellor he has been approved for 3 more sessions, due to his accident.

Tasha gave me a shower because I stink.

A new day nice and cool but it will get hotter as the day wears on.

Sandy called in and left with a bag of food, she is doing it tough at the moment.

Tim arranged for someone to do the back lawn. Only cost $35 as it was a friend of a neighbour.

Blain asked if I have a gift card he can use to buy a microwave oven which I did he is sick of having to come here to use ours. His mother things they are a waste of money, even though she will come down and use ours at times.

Jess getting me ready for bed tonight she worked all day doing traffic control.

Friday at last, I spent yesterday thinking it was Friday. Found Tim up watching TV but he went back to bed at 6am while I was having breaky.

Had a call from someone about the bathroom, informed the guy the bathroom is done. He then asked about the ramp which isn't done and said he would be out to have a look.

Every Friday the is an issue with who is getting me ready for bed. Tasha doesn't do weekends but I said Friday isn't the weekend. She likes her weekend to start Friday arvo.

Saturday morning and Tim was up before me again, I have a damn headache, which is making me snappy.

Last night Tim said his computer died so he bought himself a new laptop. However, when Micheal came over with Kathy it took him 5 minutes to fix it. He unplugged it and plugged it back in and it works. I had to help him set up the new laptop an exercise in stress as he doesn't listen and doesn't read the instructions.

Kathy showered me while Sydney divided up my fruit for the week and Summer vacuumed out.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

WORD OF THE WEEK

Here we are at the word of the week and today's word is “counsellor” not to be confused with councillor and different word with a different meaning.

A person trained to give guidance on personal or physiological problems.

Also a senior officer in the diplomatic service

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

AUDIOBOOKS LISTENED TO IN 2022

 

BOOKS READ/LISTEN TO IN 2022


DEAD CERT DICK FRANCIS

NERVE DICK FRANCIS

FOR KICKS DICK FRANCIS

THE DANGER DICK FRANCIS


PULSE FELIX FRANCIS

CRISIS FELIX FRANCIS

GUILTY NOT GUILTY FELIX FRANCIS


SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO LAUGH PETER FITZSIMONS

FROMELLES AND POZIES (IN TRENCHES FROM HELL) PETER FITZSIMONS

NANCY WAKE PETER FITZSIMONS


GREAT AUSTRALIAN WOMEN SUSANNA DE VRIES GREAT PIONEER WOMEN OF THE OUTBACK SUSANNA DE VRIES

AUSTRALIAN HEROINES OF WORLD WAR 1 SUSANNA DE VRIES


TALES OF THE TERRITORY TIM BOWDEN

AUSTRALIA IN ANTARCTIA TIM BOWDEN

BIG MEN BROKEN DREAMS TIM BOWDEN

TAIM BILONG MASTA TIM BOWDEN

THE WEST COASTERS TIM BOWDEN

PRISIONERS OF WAR TIM BOWDEN


MONASH ROLAND PERRY

ANZAC SNIPPER ROLAND PERRY

MONASH & CHAUVEL Q ROLAND PERRY


GREAT AUSTRAIAN AVIATION STORIES JIM HAYNES

GREAT AUSTRALIAN TRUCKING STORIES JIM HAYNES


GREAT AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK TEACHING STORIES BILL MARSH

GREAT AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK POLICE STORIES BILL MARSH


CHARLES BEAN ROSS COULTHART

ANZAC GIRLS PETER REES

MISS MURIEL MATTERS ROBERT WAINWRIGHT

WE OF THE NEVER NEVER MRS AENEAS(JEANNIE) GUNN

GALLIPOL(LAST MAN STANDING) JONATHAN KING

A SHORTER HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA GEOFFREY BLAINEY

44 DAYS MICHAEL VEITCH

PHILLP SCHULER MARK BAKER

MRS KELLY GRANTLEE KIEZA

RAAF BLACK CATS ROBERT CLEWORTH & JOHN SUTER LINTON

OUR VIETNAM NURSERS ANNABELLE BRAYLEY

THE SHIP THAT NEVER WAS ADAM COURTENAY

TO HELL & BACK SYDNEY LOCH AND SUSANNA & JAKE DE VIRES

SOLIDERS WITHOUT BORDERS IAN McPHEDRAN

SANDAKAN PAUL HAM

TUNNEL RATS SANDY McGREGOR & JIMMY THOMSON REBELS OF EUREKA CLARE WRIGHT

KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES MARY DURACK

BACK ROADS HEATHER EWART & KAREN MICHEALMORE

FLYN OF THE INLAND ION WINEYER IDRIESS

THE FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MICHEAL VEITC

THE BUSH DON WATSON & HAMISH HAMILTON

DEATH ON THE NILE AGATHA CHRISTIE

WATKIN TENCH'S 1788 TIM FLANNERY



BONY AND THE MOUSE ARTHUR UPFIELD

MAN OF TWO TRIBES ARTHUR UPFIELD

MAD MENS BEND ARTHUR UPFIELD

THE BATTLING PROPHET ARTHUR UPFIELD

THE WIDOWS OF BROOME ARTHUR UPFIELD

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

CREATURE DAY



On this here Tuesday we are taking a look at an assassin, as in the Assassin Spider.

This spider is a highly unusual spider in that it has a neck which is often very long, and a long jaw that it uses to spear other spiders.

They stalk and then stab their spider prey with their jaws which are tipped with venomous fangs.

Technicly they are called Archaeidae, also known as assassin spiders and pelican spiders, is a spider family with about ninety described species in five genera. It contains small spiders, ranging from 2 to 8 millimetres long, that prey exclusively on other spiders

Monday, 9 January 2023

FACT DAY

 Here we are at another Monday a fine Monday it is but suppose to be another hot one which means I will end up drenched in sweat again. Anyway here are some useless facts.

The most abundant bird on Earth is the Red-billed Quelea, a type of East African weaverbird. There is an estimated 1.5 billion of them in existence.

There is a bird called the Antpitta avis canis Ridgley this bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog. The bird was discovered in the Ecuador in June 1998.

Elephants can't jump.............I didn't think they could

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes yes open......yep knew this

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies toilet during a dance



Sunday, 8 January 2023

WEEK 1 OF 2023

 A new day and a new year here's hoping it is a better year. Another hot day summer is really here,air con on early.

Answered a couple of letters will need Tasha to post them for me.

A hot lazy day.

An early start woke at 4am and wasn't able to settle again so got up at 5am.

Managed to do a bit today which made me feel good, even starting to get on top of all my mail to answer.

Slept well woke at 5.20 to pee and decided to stay up.

Rang Tasha to open a new jar of plum jam which she did without complaint.

Both Tim and I are off to the optometrist, Tasha is driving us in her car as it is easier for me to get in and out of. My eyes are good no problems.

Up and sweating from 5.25am although not that hot at the moment. Although I expect that to change.

The 2023 calendars arrived at last. As well as some birthday gifts.

Received an email about a click and collect I am waiting on they are now shipping it to me from the warehouse, the store must be out of stock.

Sam has been here for a few nights.

Much cooler this morning although I was still dripping sweat as I looked for food for breaky.

Tim is in long pants and shirt, I am in short and tee shirt.

Sandy camel and collected the calendars and while here she washed my Cpap mask. She also straighten all the photos Sam had put on an angle.

I am having a good morning pain and mobility wise so decided not to stand and make breakfast in case it set off the pain. Tasha brought me Maccas.

Tim has been granted his loss of earns claim so will be paid via the driver's CTP. The claim was back dated to the 1 December.

Leo is still here been here for 3 nights. To me is Leo but when I address him I call him Sam as that is what he wants.

Rained all bloody night thankfully Tim remembered to place the bucket with a towel under it to catch the rain. I found the bucket nearly half full with water.

Kathy coming this afternoon to shave and shower me and get me ready for bed.

No rain during the day.

Friday, 6 January 2023

WORD OF THE WEEK

 


Hello everyone well to the first word of the week, I am just going to pick a word in the dictionary and tell you what it means this will be a regular Thursday post and yes I know it's Friday but I forgot yesterday.


Let's kick with first word in my dictionary which is “aardvark” definition given: African mammal with tubular snout and long tongue.

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

CREATURE DAY

 


Good morning, here we are at Tuesday and that means it is creature day and today's creature is the Gastric Brooding Frog.

The female swallows her eggs and they hatch inside her stomach, than they come out through her mouth.

This frog became extinct in the 1980's but in 2013 scientists took the first step in bringing this frog back by creating a live embryo............what the hell

Monday, 2 January 2023

FIRST FACTS OF 2023

Good morning all it is 6.35am on this lovely Monday morning and here are this weeks facts.

Grasshoppers have learned to hear with their legs,waving them in the air like little TV aerials feeling for sound waves.

Some centipedes really do have 100 legs, the legs a pill millipede has is 38.

America's first President George Washington is reported to have false teeth made of wood, what a load of rot.

Corduroy” comes from the French “Cord du Roi” or “cloth of the king”

Forget-me-not according to German legend this flower gets it's name from the last words of a knight who was drowned while trying to pick some from the river side for his lady love.

Sunday, 1 January 2023

WEEK52 OF 2022

 CHRISTMAS DAY

I fell out of bed and we had to ring Sam to help me up, I have had a shocking morning many tears and frustrating.

Tasha cooked lunch with help from Jess and her dad. I received no gifts just a hand made card from Jess.

All in all it has been a so so day.

BOXING DAY

Up at 5.20am found Tim already up he did go to bed early last night I have been a short temped bitch the last few days.

At 11.30 we went over to Kathy's for lunch which was awesome great food and better company. They also gave us gifts.

Michael helped me into the car with ease.

I was up at 5.20am found Tim up since 4am. Another stinking hot day I will be drenched in sweat all day.

Kathy and the girls came over and Kathy showered me. She also changed the sheets.

I closed the house up to block out the heat.

Wednesday already and suppose to be another hot one.

Tasha came down and helped me sort out clothes mine and Tim's tossed out a bloody lot. As in donated.

Had a talk to Tim about how he complains I mumble or speak to softly but if I raise my voice he says I am yelling or I am angry, so I feel like I can't win. He didn't say much but I hope he gets it.

In for another hot day but not to bad at the moment which is at 6.45am.

Got hot enough for me to be drenched in sweat most of the day.

Tasha brought my scooter back.

Another good night till 4.20 when I needed to pee, I spent ages standing in front of the fan trying to pull my pants up. I had my knickers in a twist and was drenched in sweat, I ended up waking Tim to help me.

I got up for the day at 5.40am, going to be another hot one, but nice now with the doors opened and the fan going.

Kelli and the kids came over so I was able to give them their gifts which they liked.

Kelli also putting me to bed.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Up at 5.20 feeling good hope it lasts.

Kathy came and showered me and that's all she did, after she left I realised I should have asked her to fold the clothes.

Tim will help me into bed, no staying up to see the new year in for me or Tim.

JO-ANNE'S THOUGHTS

  Well yesterday I started a post for word of the week but then my sister Sandy turned up and I forgot about it not the end of the world. ...