STOUT INFANTFISH

Tuesday now and that means extreme creatures day, this week it is the Stout Infantfish, this is the smallest Australian fish and the second smallest fish in the world.

It grows to a maximum of only 8 millimetres in length which is pretty small. If you had a kilo of them you would have one million of them. . The stout infantfish is also the lightest vertebrate, weighing just one milligram

It is transparent without pigmentation, except for its eyes, and lacks teeth, scales and certain characteristics typical of other fishes. Scientists note that the stout infantfish’s unusual appearance corresponds with its extremely short lifespan, which is believed to be approximately two months.

FACTS

Good morning world and hello all, well Monday is here and after a week trying to rest my arm I am back and still in pain of course. Anyway here are this weeks facts.

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobe there is a genetic link between the two.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

The word’s worse earthquake occurred in 1556 in China, killing approximately 830,000 people.

In its entire lifetime a worker bee will produce only a teaspoon of honey.

The first city to have a population of one million people was Rome in 133BC.

WEEK 2

LEO’S BIRTHDAY TURNED 14

Had a rough night woke a number of times shaking and when I woke at 5am I tried to just lay there but was shaking too much so got up.

Kathy arrived at 6.30 by which time I had cut my fruit and had a shower.

Pain still bad

8-1-22

Woke to rain but I don’t have to go out so all good. Tim working today then off for the rest of the week.

Managed to answer 3 letters so my pile is done till tomorrow when someone checks the post office box.

Pain is sitting at a 7 with moderate amount of movement.

9-1-22

Had a decent night, awake and up at 4.40am, drenched in sweat by 5.15am.

I am not with it today, had to have a nap as I was falling asleep, slept for an hour.

My left arm is so bad I can barely type.

Tim told me he has bought a new vacuum cleaner, don’t know when it will get here. The floor is a mess.

10-1-22

A later start 5.10 when I woke up, gonna be another hot one.

Spoke to the doc my right arm has nothing seriously wrong with it just bursitis & tendonitis. I now have to have an Xray and ultrasound done on my left arm. I expect the same is wrong with it.

Saw podiatrist my feet are good as expected.

Decided to not do blog posts this week to rest my arm.

11-1-22

Wake and up at 4.30am not hot yet but expecting it to get hot again.

Booked me into have ultrasound and Xray of left arm tomorrow morning. Kelli will take me as Tim has Dr appointment and Tash has shopping, Jess may have work.

Jess has gotten quite a bit of work as a traffic controller at Covid testing sites.

Tim decided on a whim to sell the box trailer, he advertised it and it sold straight away within 2hrs. In time he may get another trailer.

Still no vacuum cleaner and the floor is a mess.

12-1-22

This new day saw me awake and up by 4.20am, I cleaned the kitchen before Tash got here so I wouldn’t have to hear her complain.

Had Xray and scan done and was told I have a small fracture, what the hell.

Kelli brought over some caramel slice and brownies for me made by her with ingredients supplied by Sue. They are yummy.

13-1-22

Another day has arrived with me waking at 4.48am, Tash arrived while I was brushing my teeth.

Another day sweating a bloody lot but it is summer, so to be expected.

Daemon came over with his mum’s vacuum and ran it over the lounge and kitchen floor.

Our new vacuum cleaner arrived it is on charge now will try it out in a day or so.

Tim also ordered a small hand held vacuum for cleaning the car for us to give Tasha for her birthday next month, this also arrived to do.

14-1-22

Saturday at last and hot again as well, I was up at 4.55am, Kathy and girls arrived around 6.15. She shower me and emptied bins and unpacked the shopping order. Both girls need to be Covid tested as there was a positive case at their vacation care.

Sandy came over to drop off my Big W order and left with a bag of food stuff we didn’t want. She also took Jeannie’s Christmas present.

Tasha has bought security camera for out the front of her place as she is having problems with a neighbour. Tim is fitting them for her.

15-1-22

THE WEEK THAT WAS aka WEEK1

Woke at 4.36 up shortly afterwards washed myself but had to wake Tim to dress me.

At around 9.30 Kelli and kids came over so she could wash up a couple of things using my bottle brushes. She also brought her vacuum and ran it over the floor for me.

Tim bought KFC for lunch, after lunch he went out on the motorbike to get Jess a handheld 2way radio.

1-1-2022

Had a decent nights sleep awake at 4.20 up at 4.45 due to shaking so much.


Kathy here at 6am without the girls. She did a few little jobs for me before she left.

Have bugga all motivation and concentration.

2-1-2022

Slept well but woke during the night with my left arm stuck behind my head and had to wake Tim to move it.

When I got up I had bugga all movement in my right arm and when I did use it there was a great deal of pain. My left arm is only a tad better.

Been a hardish day.

3-1-22

Had a not so good night, was restless and unsettled ended up getting up having a glass of milk and part of a sleeping tablet, that had once been Mum’s, which did the trick. I slept in till 5.40am.

Had to have a nap at 11.30 till 12.30.

Tim complaining there is no food in the house, as in nothing he felt like. So he went shopping for bread and salad stuff.

4-1-22

Had a better night, Tasha this morning was rushing around, I don’t know why but her mood had me forget to ask her to rub cream into my arms.

It is another hard day shaking a bloody lot and my arms are very sore. So sore I am in tears.

5-1-22

Slept in till 5.36 which was a surprise and I did sleep well. Tasha was already here waiting for me to wake up.

Pain still bad but I did manage to take down Chrissy decorations and pack them away.

Tim took car into Klosters about the reversing buzzer and wipers, it is going to cost over $2000 to fix the wipers. This car is costing us a bloody lot of money.

6-1-22

Had another decent nights sleep woke at 4.45am struggled to get out bed but of course managed it.

Tim took me to have CT scan done on my right arm.

My left arm is also very sore again with limited movement.

Unable to do grocery shop the Coles page will not load which is very frustrating.

I am in a bad way this afternoon.

7-1-22

POEM DAY

This New Year

© Aleena More By Aleena

Published: February 2011

Even during the worst of times
When I feel the years go slipping by
Life seems rife with possibilities
When the New Year arrives.

Buoyed by hope at the New Year coming
I feel renewed and want to start living.
This year I’ll travel and see the sights,
I’ll be bold, I’ll be courageous.

I’ll reach out and go beyond.
I might even try being flirtatious!
I’ll be a new fish in a brand-new pond.
This new year I’ll be brave and I’ll be strong.

Even though time does fly,
I won’t let this year be wasted.
I’ll look forward to new adventures
And be open to opportunities I am graced with.

I’ll learn and laugh and have good times.
I won’t dwell on years gone by.
I’ll start each new morning a brand-new way.
I’ll pretend it is New Year’s Day!

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/this-new-year

LITTLE PENGUIN

Hello Tuesday here is this weeks extreme creature and this week it is the little penguin which is the smallest of the 17 types of penguin in the world.

A full grown adult is about the same length as a ruler and weighs only a kilogram. They can be found living in colonies along the coast of southern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

WEEK ONE FACTS

Hello world damn I am in pain just saying.

Here are the first facts post for 2022.

A French schoolboy, Claude Chappe, went to great lengths to send messages to his brother. Using two wooden arms mounted on a long high pole, he put together a system that could send thousands of different words. He could tilt the two arms at different angles by turning some handles. Different arm positions stood for different words. As the arms were high in the air, his brother could see them if he was hundred metres away. In the 1770’s he gave his invention to the French revolutionaries.

This system called semaphore was also adopted by the British who used it to keep in touch about the battle of Waterloo.

Duelling was once legal in Paraguay as long as both parties were registered blood donors.

A female kangaroo is called a Flyer the male is a Boomer

A lions roar can be heard up to five miles away or just over 8 kilometres.

The male Gypsy Moth can smell a virgin female Gypsy Month fbrom 2 miles away or 3.2 kilometres.

Goodbye 2021

BOXING DAY

Slept well enough woke at 4.30 and straight up washed and dressed for the day.

Tim & I went over to see Kathy’s new house, it is bloody great looks bigger inside then out. Her girls liked their gifts.

26-12-21

Two days after Christmas and life returns to normal more or less. A cool and wet morning.

Tim at work today raining on and off all day.

Pain sitting around a 6 or 7 today.

Zero motivation today.

27-12-21

A new day and another coldish and wet morning.

Kathy rang she is waiting in line to have her 3rd Covid test in 2 weeks and has been in line for an hour with many cars in front of her.

She ended up waiting 3.5hrs only to be turned away because they were full whatever that means.

Too many people are going to get tested that really don’t need to.

Kathy & Micheal dropped the girls off while they went to Costco they had a ball playing with Daemon, Freya & Leo.

28-12-21

An early start had to get up at 4.10 to pee and stayed up. A cool dry morning.

Tim is off for the next few days.

I feel very tired today so I had a 45min lay down, after which I felt better.

29-12-21

Slept in till 5am, woke up stiff again but managed to do stuff like get up and have a wash.

Tim has gone shopping with Tasha,who bought for me a heap of Christmas for next year as well as Christmas cards.

Tried to vacuum but my legs were shaking too much for me to stand.

30-12-21

Slept well till 4.34 when I woke thought I would lay there for half an hour, only to get cramps in my leg so I got up 5 mins later.

Last day of 2021.

Tim whipper snipped the back yard for the first time in years,in shorts and no shirt, so he now has small nicks all over his legs and stomach.

31-12-21

BOOKS READ/LISTEN TO IN 2021

BOOKS READ IN 2021

FORBIDDEN FRUIT (CORRINA CHAPMAN) KERRY GREENWOOD

COOKING THE BOOKS (CORINNA CHAPMAN) KERRY GREENWOOD

THE SPOTTED DOG (CORRINA CHAPMAN) KERRY GREENWOOD

COCAINE BLUES (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

FLYING TO HIGH (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

MURDER ON THE BALLARET TRAIN (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

MURDER AT VICTORIA DOCK (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

THE GREEN MILL MURDER (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

BLOOD AND CIRCUSES (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

RUDDY GORE (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

URN BURIAL (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

RAISINS AND ALMONDS (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGRREENWOOD

DEATH BEFORE WICKET (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

AWAY WITH THE FARIES (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

MURDER IN MONTARNASSE (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

THE CASTLEMAINE MURDERS (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

QUEEEN OF THE FLOWERS (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

DEATH BY WATER (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRY GREENWOOD

MURDER IN THE DARK (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT (PHRYNE FISHER) KETTY GREENWOOD

DEAD MAN’S CHEST (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

UNNATURAL HABITS (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN (PHRYNE FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

A QUESTION OF DEATH (PHRYNE .FISHER) KERRYGREENWOOD

THE LADY WITH THE GUN ASKS QUESTIONS (PHRYNE) KERRYGREENWOOD

WONDERLAND (SPENSER) R.B.PARKER ACE ATKINS

BAD BUSINESS (SPENSER) ROBERT B PARKER

SILENT NIGHT (SPENSER) ROBERT B PARKER

LITTLE WHITE LIES (SPENSER) ACE ATKINS

APPALOOSA (COLE & HHITCH) ROBERT B PARKER

BLOODLINE FELIX FRANCIS

GAMBLE FELIX FRANCIS

BREAK IN (KIT FIELDING) DICK FRANCIS

BOLT (KIT FIELDING) DICK FRANCIS

WHIP HAND (SID HALLEY) DICK FRANCIS

FRONT RUNNER (JEFF HINKLEY) FELIX FRANCIS

FLYING FINISH DICK FRANCIS

UNDER ORDERS (SID HALLEY) DICK FRANCIS

HOT MONEY DICK FRANCIS

TRIPLE CROWN (JEFF HINKLEY) FELIX FRANCIS

SECOND WIND DICK FRANCIS

TO THE HILT DICK FRANCIS

REFLEX DICK FRANCIS

STRAIGHT DICK FRANCIS

COME TO GRIEF (SID HALLEY ) DICK FRANCIS

10 L.B PENALTY DICK FRANCIS

WILD HORSES DICK FRANCIS

DRIVING FORCE DICK FRANCIS

RAT RACE DICK FRANCIS

ENQUIRY DICK FRANCIS

BLOOD SPORT DICK FRANCIS

BANKER DICK FRANCIS

FORFEIT DICK FRANCIS

NO JOB FOR A WOMAN P D JAMES

DARK CORNERS RUTH RENDELL

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS MAGGIE GROFF

NOT YOUR ADVERAGE NURSE MAGGIE GROFF

MAD MEN,BAD GIRLS & THE GUERILLA KNITTING INSTITUE MAGGIE GROFF

THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS (NO 1 LADIES) ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

PRECIOUS AND GRACE (NO 1 LADIES) ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

THE COLORS OF ATTTHE CATTLE (NO1 LADIES) ALEXANDER McCALLSMITH

THE WOMAN WHO WALKS IN SUNSHINE(NO1 LADIES) ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

KOKODA PETER FITZSIMONS

EUREKA PETER FITZSIMONS

NED KELLY PETER FITZSIMONS

MAWSON PETER FITZSIMONS

CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH PETER FITZSIMONS

GALLIPOLI PETER FITZSIMONS

VICTORY AT VILLERSBRETONEUX PETER FITZSIMONS

GOTTA LOVE THIS COUNTRY PETER FITZSIMONS

TOBRUK PETER FITZSIMONS

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG PETER CAREY

ILLYWHACKER PETER CAREY

THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS PETER CAREY

AMNESIA PETER CAREY

NED KELLY (A SHORT LIFE) IAN JONES

AUSTRALIAN CODEBREAKERS JAMES PHELPS

DEATH ON THE NILE AGTHA CHRISTIE

HEARTACHES & CHRISTMAS CAKES AMY MILLER

AGATHA RASIN & CHRISTMAS CRUMBLE M.C.BEATON