Monday, December 27, 2010
I have been lucky enough to have some of Mothers old fashioned Christmas Lillie's that last for ages and smell so good.
I was sitting in the garden recovering from pulling out some grass, get tired these days from radiation treatment on the breast cancer so have to sit and recover a lot
When I saw what I thought was cellophane paper . when I investigated I found to my delight this lily. Well I think it is . I don't remember planting it but I love it . If I had planted it I would have put it in a different place I am sure. If anyone knows the name please tell me .
Saturday, September 18, 2010
THIS IS THE PIG
Wattles are out every where they are so pretty
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
James and I decided for our 9th Anniversary we would have a few days in Hobart, My childhood Home. Home for me until my parents passed away. This is the first time I went to Hobart because I wanted to go. Had not reason to go . Just because.
This is the actual view from my bedroom window, my mountain, there always , when I was happy , sad, sick or well. I loved to wander in the bush and look at her , She is steadfast and always there .
They have changed the name of the street we lived in too , It is now Church point. Mmm interesting . I like t he history of Gregson Street, after Mr Gregson who settled at Risdon at the time of first settlement. The little church came much later. Although it has convict bricks in the foundation.
The lovely look of federation houses and Mount Wellington again. a view from our hotel.
My happy husband on a Safari bus telling a Domadary he is friendly . WE had a lot of fun at ZooDoo in Tea Tree
We enjoyed the feeding of the animals and James now wants a Kangaroo as a pet. I dont think so some how . For some reason he didnt ask for a Devil
The Emus and Ostriches we fed by us holding a white paper bag of chaff, and prepared food, James' Ostrich swiped his whole bag of food bag and all and proceeded to eat the whole bag. Much to every ones delight. We had a ball and I think the animals did to
There are Tigers and Lions too see another time
Some cute birds and monkeys to see to. I ran out of battery in the camera , so was shut down from taking too many pictures.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Watching :: House, Biographies, movies love "the Blind Side"
READING :: Phillipa Gregory "the White Queen" Like her books right now
Reading :: Blogs, learning from them
Making :: progress, very slowly on some charity quilts, a quilt for me and making my spare room livable for friends and family to visit.
Eating :: wishing I could eat raspberries and cream right now
Feeling :: flat as a pancake
Thinking :: Should be doing some other things
I have so much to do
Hoping :: i will get some things done today.
Wondering :: how much will I achieve today and will it be worth the effort, when this cold thing will go away so I can think
Hearing :: the TV , knowing Hubie is happy and not needing my help just now.
Liking :: autumn days and colours and cool nights and my kids and their kids coming to see me
Wanting :: just a lot more time - some time for just me . A whole day would be nice like the day in the picture , just me and two Grandbabies, enjoying being together and by a river mmm so good!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Grandma also survived
Mum and Dad getting madam ready to go to theater
last hug with DAD
I only want my Dad now its over, He will give me Food please. The hardest thing is to make a small child go without food and water.
I am coping very well with this thing Grandma, but I get tired of it. It moves when I run, oops it fell off 3 times. Then they made me a bent one, stays on and I can get up off the floor and play.
The next day while Grandpa and Grandma visited I got to hold Missy #2 who was to have a bath. Mmmmm ooops ahhhhhhh well is is only refined milk and it was warm !!!!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have seen all but one of my children and spouse's or is that spice's. In one day.
Good to catch up with them all. To see those precious Grand babies , total 8.
To spend time with them. to see how they have grown, so much.
MY Dear Mother always said "they grow at the end of summer".
Boy she was right, they are growing.
So are the two special spirits growing in Utro. big spurts happening there too. I envy the mums having this special time with the newest souls coming into the family. How I loved being pregnant. The anticipation, the special feelings I had,while being a co-creator. Sigh I miss those special times.
Had some special time with one wee soul, 'reading' the newspaper, she was so proud, much to see in the newspaper, many pictures that held her interest for a long time. I cant get her to sit and read a book with me yet , but the newspaper she loved.
She told her Dad when he came home "paper" but he didn't know what she was telling him, but Grandma did, as Grandma's do.
I hope these sweet spirits remember me, I hope I am around long enough to have many special times with them. I hope they know I love them very much for the special little people they are.
A sweet lady my Auntie Pearl , left this life yesterday, I have also had memories of the times we were together. Remembering my Parents, and their siblings and special childhood times we had.
I was blessed having them as my teachers. A special Day for me . More than just another day for me.
James is also a huge blessing to me , remembering some of our times together too.
Getting older wasn't so bad today, reminiscing and remembering
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I am so so tired too , slept more this week than I have in a long time.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"Oh we are so sorry the Crow boot is not ready for another 2 weeks"
OK big Sigh
Same old same old
old plaster off, OH THE SMELL James has a mess on the front of his shin. Puss and smelly gunk oozing from under the plastic cover on his leg, where the skin was pulled of in two place last time it was changed.
To my horror nurse cleaned it up ,
put more plastic dressing stuff on ,
told us it would be OK and trotted of.
NO Doctor no medication nothing .
I asked but was told No in no uncertain terms.
I did take a picture and we did visit our GP with the pictures and she gave him some anti-biotics at least which may or may not help . Gosh if it gets too bad he will loose the leg, but hey do the plaster clinic care.............seems not.
they got to put the plaster on which "is their job" I guess, don't even ask a resident Doctor what he thinks. Hey they still get paid if James looses his leg, every one is happy but me who will have to do the physical and metal work when shit happens.
Think I am over hospitals and Doctors and all that . Sure I am they have made so many mistakes with us already. But another day another Doctor another problem.
I am so glad we get it off next fortnight (we hope ) so we can dress it , and care for it .
So after that we come home, I haven't been feeling so good for a couple of days by this. Saturday I have a few trips to the bathroom to visit Auntie.
Sunday we get up to go to church and I go and go and go , like the Milo Add says, but to the bathroom . Don't stop until Monday morning.
Monday I try some food, and I am off again. So no food until Tuesday night .
Wednesday I wake up feeling so bad ( and have family crap to deal with )
By the afternoon I Have a cold sore, OH JOY happening on my chin.
Thursday I wake with cold sores on 4 more places on my mouth sore sore sore!
well clusters of cold sores and up my nose I can feel one lurking there , oh sweet. I ache, my head aches , a feel so bad and my mouth is a thing of beauty ---NOT. I am not a happy camper.
I forgot to mention the guy from the carpet shop came to inspect the vinyl floor which is bubbling again!!!! they are going to replace the whole floor again. I am not excited with this at all . I am so over renovations and such.
WHEN CAN I GET NORMAL BACK AGAIN?
I AM SO OVER THIS WEEK.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I have always wanted to learn to Tat, After 3 lessons, hours of frustration, as seen in this picture . I have put it aside until another time.
that night we had a BOYS ONLY SLEEP OVER. We have 8 grandchildren and only two of them are boys. So we had fun playing on the ramp and doing boys stuff . ( also comparing notes about how life sucks with an older sister, and who wants to play Barbie ..dirty word ..dolls anyway )
Our Grandma would never feed us Junk or let us lay in bed and eat it , or let us watch TV doing it either!
After the boys went home , the men came to lay the cement on the RAMP. AS one Grandson said "Grandma you have an excellent garden now you have a ramp!" They even came on Saturday on with a scooter to prove it tee he.
EARLY FRIDAY WAITING FOR ACTION
The birds are busy attacking the plums, on this quiet morning , when suddenly the silence is broken by a truck backing into the drive. The birds fly off in disgust as men are daring to walk under the tree they are consuming their breakfast , lunch and dinner How dare they be so rude!
The cement is busy rolling around in the truck as a wheelbarrow approaches, and is filled. How exciting is this .
The first barrow full is tipped in place, It is really happening at long last.
SIGH Independence for James, relief for me !
Oh dear I have to wait two days to use it? But keep going you are doing a great job. James inspecting the work .
It is everything we hoped it would be and more. Who knew getting dog food out of the shed would be so fulfilling. And feeding your dog and watering the garden would be so wonderful???
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The wheelchair follded ready to put in the back of the car
The chair in the car, some days it fits easy today it was hard to get it to fit, so I had to put the back seats down. Didnt think we would be leaving any time soon.
The dreaded parking meter, we just about own one of the wings as we have spent much money and many hours feeding this monster.
The Hospital wainting for us to enter, I stands there everyday waiting for people like us
James ready to go making sure his wallet is in his pocket
The lifts, we have already walked a distance , and have been to the Renal Unit to get weighted sitting in the wheelchair. James is weight I just push the thing.
In the lift waiting for take off , this is the view I have on our outings.
I like this shirt it says a lot . MMM mm is JAmes getting more grey ,
the plaster room, where is happens , usually see the doctor in here , one day there were about 10 of them .
Off to 3rd floor for an xray on the left foot.