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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Today I have been busy. And very Blessed.

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

Danger Danger Danger

WE have been told we have had a snake sunbathing on the nature strip. Too close to home for me, creepy. Eyes wide open looking looking everywhere for the snake. Why do I get the feeling I will find him/her. Brrrrr and it is mating season, so usually where there is one there is too. this is all too creepy , when you consider we live in the suburbs not in the bush.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Been sick this week

After 3 days of gastro, and not eating for 4 I have the pleasure of having the sorest mouth and nose I have ever had. This is it getting better. Also you cant see the biggey inside the nose. So glad I have pain killers to take the edge off it.

I am so so tired too , slept more this week than I have in a long time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the week after busy time.

James to the plaster clinic' Friday
"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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Australia Day, the boys Day and the Ramp

We have been busy.

Australia Day on the 26th January, saw us at Alice and Josh's home having a BBQ. I had Two of Daniels children over for the day and they were playing with Beau Alice's baby.

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.


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???