CLEVER CREATURES

Tuesday now so let’s look at this weeks cleaver creature and it is the Mistletoe bird, this bird is the only one known to wipe its bottom on a branch after it has pooped.

It only eats the berries of the mistletoe plant they grow on the branches of other trees, so by wiping its poop which contains seeds on branches it is planting if you like more mistletoe.

The mistletoe bird, also known as the mistletoe flower pecker, is a species of flower pecker native to most of Australia and also to the eastern Maluku Islands of Indonesia in the Arafura Sea between Australia and New Guinea.

JUST SOME FACTS

Well another Monday is here and because I can touch type and take my time I am doing a fact post.

The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, in 1992 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.

Russian president Nikita Khrushchev credited spam for keeping the Soviet Army alive during WW11. We had lost our most fertile food-bearing lands, the Ukraine and the Northern Caucasians without spam we wouldn’t be able to feed the army.

Thomas Edison was the most inventive person with 1,093 patents.

The first record ever made was “Mary had a little lamb” by Thomas Edison, you couldn’t dance to it but everyone was impressed at the time.

Count Dracula has appeared in more horror movies then any other character with 161 appearances.

WEEK 32 OF 2022

Managed to sleep in till 7am which is good.

Kathy rang she is sick and may not be over, which is ok with me.

Well Kathy arrived at 11ish but looked awful sick so didn’t stay or do anything while here.

Tim did some food shopping.

Sunday at last, home alone as per usual, managed to do a few things on the computer, including a blog update.

Had to get help with lunch but managed ok on my own.

Had a so so night somewhat restless but not too bad, up at 5.10am.

Jess took Leo to his paediatric appointment only to find out it was on the 2nd not the 8th.

Sandy came over to see me she had Temika with her.

Had a good day.

Had another good night sleep didn’t need to bother Tim at all.

Another good start to the day managed a few things before my eye started watering.

Had a good day ending with a shower.

A good night but a watery start with my eye, very frustrating. I can barely see.

Can’t do much today due to my eye.

Had a rough night from 2.20am ended up get up getting up at 5.15am.

My eye is bad, I want to see a Dr about it but finding someone to take me isn’t easy. Appointment made for next Wednesday at 9.24am.

Managed to do the shopping online with issue.

Had a good night but yet again my eye is like a dripping tap.

Kathy said her household is full of sick people.

Tim ran the vacuum over the floor before leaving for work.

A cold and wet day.

A POEM

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone? 
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?


BY: Edgar Allan Poe

CLEVER CREATURES

Well hello everyone the few weeks we will be looking at some clever creatures starting with the magnetic termite.

The Magnetic Termite can be found in the Northern Territory, they build moulds that are cleverly designed to help them survive all kinds of weather, including floods.

These moulds are twice the size of a human and they’re built in flat shapes along as axis that helps them avoid the full force of the sun.

Magnetic Termite Mounds are exclusive to Northern Territory and named due to the wedge-shaped aligned with its main axis running north and south. Therefore, mounds are mysteriously aligned to the earth’s magnetic field

“Perhaps most exciting of all — the mounds are extremely old up to 4,000 years, similar to the ages of the pyramids.” The mounds are largely hidden from view in the fully deciduous, semiarid, thorny-scrub caatinga forests unique to northeastern Brazil.

FACTS

Good morning I am feeling better in myself except for the watering eye.

During the middle ages there was on average one church for every 200 people.

The worlds largest alphabet is the Cambodian one with 74 letters.

Martin Luther King Jr was originally named Micheal like his father at the age of 5 his father changed both their names to Martin.

Birds played a role in aerial warfare during WW1, because of their acute hearing parrots were kept on the Eiffel Tower to warn of approaching aircraft long before the planes were heard or seen my humans.

The top 109 highest mountains in the world are in Asia with 96 of them being in the Himalayas.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH ME

I haven’t been around much lately due to being sick as, on Thursday 28th July I was that sick that my sister after talking to Tasha came and checked on me and rang for the ambos, I was taken to Belmont hospital and diagnosed with shingles, on my scalp and in my let eye.

I was on medication for a week and in general feel better, however, I am still in a lot of pain and my eye waters a lot when trying to use computer or watch TV.

On the Wednesday 3rd we had a skip bin dropped off and workmen turn up to start work on the ceiling, not the roof as yet. They were surprised to see us here as usally the tennet has been moved to other accomation while the work is done.

Tasha rang the DoH about emergency accomation and they are looking into it. I am not keen on being in a motel alone with no help day after day.

Friday saw me venture out of the house for my first Covid booster shot.

I hope to be back blogging as usual soon.

WEEK 29 OF 2022

Had a good night sleep waking at 6.10am. Tim got up and helped me with breakfast.

I am having a rough day but yet I managed to do some stuff and get out of my armchair on my own, not easy but I do it.

Kelli here to settle me down and she also shaved my legs for me.

Awake and up earlier then I wanted but I had a good nights sleep.

Not as cold today but I am shaking a bloody lot.

Tim home at around 11ish there was an incident on his bus a lady fell over when he had to brake suddenly. He was here for a couple of hours.

Leo arrived this afternoon with his laptop bag saying he was leaving home and was going to live here, when asked about clothes he said he will go to a neighbours for clothes meaning of course his mum’s house.

JEANNIE’S BIRTHDAY

After a restless start I had a good nights sleep but have been awake since 4.15am. Tim up and left for work by 5.30 himself.

Another bloody hard day with pain and shaking but I managed to cope on my own.

Tasha at last checked the P O Box and there was a bloody lot of mail. Including the hearing aid parts and a gift of 2 pillowcases from a pen friend.

A mostly good night although at 3am I needed to pee and afterwards found it hard to settle again. Tim got angry with me because I was both disturbing him and needing his help. He started to say he was tired and I snapped saying I didn’t want to hear it and didn’t need his attitude and he could just fuck off.

Tim was fine when he got up, he left for work at 11am.

A restless day with pain but I am coping.

Tash was suppose to be here at 2.30 to help me so I got in the shower to have a rinse off and she didn’t show. I tried to ring her but was shaking so much I rang Kathy instead. She rang Tash who turned up in a foul mood and couldn’t get why I was in a state. I tried telling her a simple text letting me know she would be latter would have helped. We ended up having a argument, but we were good by bedtime.

A decent nights sleep, up at 4.45am.

Another hard day, Dave & Sandy came over to check on me. Tasha turned up while their where here but didn’t speak to them.

What a morning Tasha arrived in a right mood yelling at because of a text Kelli sent her about how she feels Tasha isn’t caring for me as well as she could. Tasha kicked stuff and punched the cupboard doors. Both Tum and Leo got up and Leo told her to take a breath and try to calm down a bit.

Tim and Tasha had words and after an hour or so she calmed down and things were sorted more or less. I pointed out at lest people care about me.

Tasha has been more attentive today.

A hard start to the day, couldn’t dress myself but even though it is Saturday Tasha came and helped.

Not doing much today no motivation or concentration so just watched TV and dozed on and off.

GIANTS OF THE PAST

Well here is this weeks giant of the past and it is the good old Tassie Tiger.

The Tasmanian Tiger was the world’s largest known meat-eating marsupial.

The last Tassie Tiger died in a Hobart zoo in 1936.

There are those who believe they still exist, if they do they are bloody good at hiding

FACTS

Here are this weeks facts………..

As a teenager Mark Twain real name Samuel Clemens worked on a riverboat where the shout “mark twain” meant that the wateer had reached the second mark on a stick and was therefore deep enough for the big boat to proceed.

In January 2000, Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $780,000 by a jury after breaking her ankwell here is le tripping over a toddler who was running amok inside a shop. The owners of the store were understandingly shocked as the child was Mrs Robertson’s own son.

The word “assassination” was invented by Shakespeare.

A shrew can starve to death if they don’t eat every two hours.

In the eleventh century, Benedict IX was Pope at eleven years of age.