Wednesday with Me…………………

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{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………………..lol
{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

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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…………

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Australia Day and A Baby Shower

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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.

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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……..it is the last chance we have to have him before school goes back on Tuesday.

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My Dad’s Memory

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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.

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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

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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………………..me 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………..as a child

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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………………..lol 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

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My Favourite Saying & Blogging Questions

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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………