Wednesday with Me…………………


{no. 1} What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I don’t have one I don’t feel guilty about the things that give me pleasure any more………..
{no. 2} Do you actually keep your resolutions for the New Year?
I don’t make them because I would never keep them so why bother
{no. 3} If you had to do one random act of kindness today, what would it be?
Help someone make up the money at the checkout when they are a little short
{no. 4} Do you have a bucket list, 101 in 1001 list, or any other list? If you do, what are some of your goals?
No I don’t I am too lazy to make such a list………………
{no. 5} Why do you love blogging?
I love th connection it gives me and the wonderful friendships I have formed through blogging


My Unborn Granddaughter


I just thought I would share with you the photos of my unborn granddaughter…………isn’t it amazing that we can get such photos of an unborn child. When I had my girls the ultrasound was nothing like this in fact it could be difficult to make out some parts of the baby. Also when these 3d ultrasounds first came out you had to pay extra to have it done and get a photo of the baby now days not the case at some xray places…………



Australia Day and A Baby Shower


Well today is Australia Day and it is a hot day with a bit of rain included just enough to make it nice a muggy, how are others spending there Australia Day well those of you who are Australian. Do Australian’s who no longer live in Australia still remember/celebrate Australia Day………

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.

Being Ausie

The tradition of noticing 26 January began early in the nineteenth century with Sydney almanacs referring to First Landing Day or Foundation Day.  That was the day in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove. The raising of the Union Jack there symbolised British occupation of the eastern half of the continent claimed by Captain James Cook on 22 August in 1770.

Some immigrants who prospered in Sydney, especially those who had been convicts or the sons of convicts, began marking the colony’s beginnings with an anniversary dinner – ‘an emancipist festival’ to celebrate their love of the land they lived in. Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the emancipists’ friend, made the thirtieth anniversary of the day in 1818 a public holiday, thirty guns counting out the years of British civilization, a tradition Macquarie’s successors continued.

Kathy with presents

Now how am I spending the day well I had a surprise Baby Shower for my daughter Kathy-Lee, I picked Australia Day as it is Tim’s birthday and I was able to just ask her over for her dad’s birthday and when she gets her she is surprised that there are big balloons everywhere and presents for her………

Tim has to work tonight so he has now gone to work and it is just me and Blain here now, Tasha asked me ages ago if I would have him tonight while she goes out…… is the last chance we have to have him before school goes back on Tuesday.

Group Shot

My Dad’s Memory


How do you tell someone that their memory is going? I am not talking about just being forgetful but really forgetting things like who people are and paying bills. My dad’s memory is really starting to go down hill before Christmas he couldn’t remember who Tina was (she is his granddaughter) when he saw her he knew who she was.


Dad is the one who pays all the bills and is in control of the household finances but there has been many times when mum has given him a bill to pay and he says ok and then forgets to pay it and if mum reminds him more then once he will get angry with her. There have been times when he has forgotten completely about the bill and hasn’t paid it to after the due date and when the next bill comes in and they have an late fee he will be why wasn’t this paid. You didn’t give me the bill or tell me it had to be paid it makes mum feel like pulling her hair out with frustration.


She remember my pop telling her that you need a lot of patience when dealing with someone who is losing their memory, and there have been many times when she has sat alone in her bedroom asking “how did you do it dad”.



Big notes or small notes


Ok you go to the bank and get out a couple of hundred dollars to do your shopping with do you like to get large notes such as 50’s or 100’s or do you prefer 20’s or 10’s……………… I like smaller notes I prefer either 10’s or 5’s and it is not unusally for me to get the money out of the ATM and go into the branch and ask for smaller notes when I do that I like to get all 5’s.

Does that make me weird?

What Gift Did You Really Want……… a child


Cabbage Patch Dolls and Kathy-Lee
When she was a child one year my daughter Kathy-Lee wanted a Cabbage Patch Doll for her birthday or Christmas but she didn’t get one. Why because we couldn’t afford it also I thought they were ugly dolls but mostly it was that we couldn’t afford it and my thought was that she would soon forget and get over it……………..famous last words…………….lol
Yes Kathy-Lee is now 27yrs old and still goes on about not getting her Cabbage Patch doll……………… Damn kid forget about it already…………that ship has sailed…….
So here is a question for you is there a toy you really wanted as a child and never got………
I do not remember ever wanting something I didn’t get so that is either because I was lucky and got everything I want or that my memory is shot…………lol


My Favourite Saying & Blogging Questions


For many years my favourite saying has been “Life’s too Short to be Miserable” I add it to my letters to penpals as either a header or footer. I do not remember why this because a favourite saying of mine or when it did but it has been so for many years now…………..

So today I was wondering what others have as a favourite saying………….if anything………………..

On another topic where do you do your blogging is it at home or at work or when you are out and about if you go on holiday do you still blog?

I do mine from my home but when I was in New Zealand late last year I was blogging about my holiday but only on my Blogspot blog since I didn’t think to take the log in details with me for my WordPress blog. However I can tell you I will not make that mistake again next time we go away I will be taking my laptop with me and I will be blogging on both my sites.

How often do you blog?

Now everyone knows I post a number of times a week but I do read blogs pretty much every single day and I read and comment on a bloody lot of blogs something like between 20 and 30 a day although there are days when I am just so busy I may only read a dozen or so blogs.

How about liking and not commenting?

Yes I have done that too, simply because I am tired and my brain is not working and I can’t think of a single think to say or write so I just hit like to let the blog owner know I was there.  I do not hit like unless I have read the blog post and if I do read it and feel like it doesn’t connect with me or isn’t something I am interested in I may just leave without leaving a comment but that is rare. Even if the post doesn’t talk to me I will often still leave a comment usually saying so………..but hell not every post can connect/talk to a person….. right………


My Brother In-Law


In the week before Christmas my brother in-law Ed had a fall, he fell over on his face and was unconscious and had to be taken to hospital. He had not been drinking or anything and had his daughter my niece Temika with him they were visiting a mate of his and his mates family. The mate rang my sister who arranged for a friend to watch her baby Denni while she went to where Ed was.

I would like to say it was no big deal but that would be a lie it was a big deal, Ed ended up in hospital for a couple of days. At first after they examined him they were going to send him home but then he had 10 seizures in a short period of time and had to have a CT Scan. The doctors told my sister that they may have to put him into an induced coma, you can imagine how this upset my sister but first they said they would try him on some medication to stop the seizures. Thankfully the medication worked.

The doctors have now said he has Epilsey and he is on medication, he has been told he can’t drive for a while. He doesn’t have to worry about work as he is unemployed at the moment but I guess it may affect him finding another job.  I guess only time will tell.

Little Leo is Now 5 yrs old


Today is a special day in my family it is our Little Leo’s 5th birthday we didn’t do anything really special to bloody hot but we did have some hot chips with fish and scallops for lunch and his Aunty Kathy-Lee and cousin Sydney-May came over and we also had my niece Liarna here for the day and Aunty Tasha also called in but she was only here for 20 minutes…………

Leo & Toys

He has been spoilt, got lots of presents so many presents he can’t decide which one to play with and keeps going from one present to another and wants to have them all out on the floor around him. This pisses his mother off a lot…………more than it does me, I just can’t see the point in going off at him.

Car track

We had an ice cream cake for him which was yummy……………………..

Leos new truck

It is another bloody hot day here so hot in fact that I am glad the only time I had to go outside was when I went down to the shops to get the fish & chips for lunch…………

Leo with new tools

Here are some photos of the day………………


Another Hot day and I me missing a party


Another hot day here, this morning I have not only closed the front door I have pulled the curtain closed as it is just so bloody hot in the lounge room and yes I have the air con going and yes I have another headache. I do think the heat has something to do with the headaches.

I was going to go to my sisters for my niece’s 3rd birthday but


 A………I don’t have a present for her

B………..I don’t have a car to get there

c………..I have another headache

Tim has taken the car and gone fishing with his brother Wayne yes I knew he was going fishing but for some reason it didn’t click with me that I wouldn’t have the car.

The party is at 11am so don’t think I will be going oh well no drama doubt I will be missed…………….