Little Leo

Little Leo has discovered something new the Cartoon Network website he loves it, it was Thursday afternoon he was watching telly in Papa’s room and came out and asked me if he could have a look at the website so I found it for him and he is hooked he loves the games on it and ended up spending 3 hours on the site on Thursday afternoon. Then yesterday when he arrived here the first thing he said when he walked in the door was can I use the Cartoon Network site please……………………..and being the big softy I am I let him. Well as it turned out he was on the site till his papa made him get off it at bedtime…………..however, he really didn’t want to leave it and chucked a tantrum when he had to go to bed.

In fact last night I had a lot of trouble getting him to settle down and go to bed, papa turned off everything at 9pm but it was more like 3am before Leo settled down. At 11.15pm I woke up and realised he wasn’t in bed with us so I went into the spare room to make sure he was covered but he wasn’t there, I found him in the lounge room sitting in my armchair and when I asked what he was doing he goes “waiting for mum” I told him his mum may not be coming here tonight and he had to go to bed but he wouldn’t move so I walked off and left him………..thinking he would follow me into the bedroom in a few minutes but he didn’t at around midnight I came out and found him sitting at the computer trying to find the Cartoon Network website. I made him close the laptop and go into the bedroom he went climbed into his bed and said he wasn’t talking to me so I left him and went back to my bed but a few minutes later I heard his tv going he had got up and turned the tv on and put a movie on for himself to watch. I left him watching TV but I couldn’t settle and kept going and checking on him, he would look at me and say I am not going to sleep till mum gets here.

His mum didn’t come here last night though and when he got up this morning the first thing he said to me was can I use the computer now……… I would love to share with you a photo of him using the computer but papa took them with his phone and he isn’t here so I can’t ask him to for a photo to share………………….oh well maybe later.

We are here for you…………….but never when you want us……………

Funny how it is that when you need someone to help you, you end up being out of luck and they can’t do it……………or as my daughter says……………….people always say I am here for you but when you need them they are not there, they are either too busy, have no petrol/car or have some other lame ass excuse as to why they can’t help you. Sometimes I feel like the only person I can rely on is me and hubby as felt like that for most of his life.

Now I am a lucky person because I do have a large and loving and supportive family but still there are times when I feel like I can’t rely on anyone.

Kathy-Lee is moving this week ok she is moving tomorrow and she has arranged for professional moves to do the work for them at a cost of like $600 but she felt that it would be impossible for them to find anyone willing to help them move, her dad is working all the bloody time and Michael’s ( her partner) parents also work so they can’t help and his best friend is useless he reckons he has a bad back ok for all I know maybe the guy does have a bad back but so do I……………………….

So she feels like that instead of trying to get someone to help them move it would just be easier to get someone else to do it for them, Michael is taking tomorrow off work to be there to supervise the movers Kathy will be at work making the money to pay for the movers………………..lol

Identity Theft

How concerned are you about identity theft? I am concerned about it but not overly so maybe I should be more concerned about it but I am not. That said I do take precautions against it by shredding all documents that have personal information on them and by having my mail delivered to a post office box because we have had a problem in the past with our mail going missing. I know it is a real threat but I don’t see the point in getting my knickers in a knot over it the best I can do is take steps to prevent it which is what I am doing.

How organised are you?

Me I am so so organised…………

Would I like to be more organised? Yes I would at times………………..

Even though my family think I am very organised but that is only because the rest of the family are so unorganised………………….lol

I have often wondered if I was always kind of organised or if it is something that has happened as time as gone by, which is the nice way of saying as I have aged…………………..lol

So how about other have you become more or less organised as the years have gone by………………….

Now if you were to look in my cupboards you wouldn’t thing they were organised, but they are in a back handed kind of way…………………lol

Now I don’t make lists or anything like that, although I do make a weekly shopping list but that is the only list I make

Do You Have a Favourite Room?

What is your favourite room in your house? Or do you have a favourite room for me it is either my bedroom because that is where my bed is…………………..lol or maybe it is my bathroom because I do like a nice hot bath at the end of the day………………then again maybe you don’t have a favourite room or it might be too hard to choose a favourite because you like them all or then again maybe they all suck and that is why you can’t choose a favourite………..

Now as many of you know I don’t have a large house and we don’t own our own home we rent in fact we are in public housing which for those of you that don’t know what that means it is government subside housing, any way we have been in this house since 1988 and have no plans to move. Once a pond a time we thought about moving we even wanted to buy our own home once and by we I mean Tim wanted to buy his own home me I was never that interested in doing so only because I did the sums and didn’t think we could afford it anyway those thoughts are long gone and we are happy were we are now this is home.

My girls often say my house is cluttered because we don’t have room for all our junk……………..I say it isn’t junk to me and it isn’t as bad as they make out and anyway they don’t have to live here anymore…….I think most people have stuff that others might consider junk as the old saying goes one man’s junk is another man’s treasure…………….I have this box of stuff sitting near my telly in the lounge room and when asked what is in it I say “stuff” mostly because I can’t remember but it is my “stuff” and don’t you touch it……………………….lol

 

 

My Mother Always Says………………..

I don’t have to like them, referring to any of her children’s chosen partners one of my sisters has often asked mum and dad do you like………….insert…………..name here……………..referring to the man she is currently involved with and mum would say I don’t have to like him as long as you do and he treats you well and makes you happy then I am happy.

This is something I have carried over into my life with my own daughters sometimes I have not liked the man they have been with but I don’t say anything at the time…………why because telling my daughter that her man is a waste of space, a good for nothing no hoper, will serve no purpose it will not stop her from being with him it will only alienate her from me. So I treat their men with respect, and I am here if the bottom falls out of the relationship, sometimes I don’t know the man well enough to know if I like him or not such as Natasha’s man Jerry I know him, I know who he is but I can’t say whether I like him or not since I don’t know him that well. The same I guess can be said for Kathy’s man Michael I don’t know him either.

This is because they do not come to family gatherings and so I don’t see them very often and when I do it is only for a few minutes at a time and you can’t always judge a person when you only see them for a few minutes now and again.

In fact when my daughter was with the man I often now call “the waste of space” I never once said anything negative about him but I could see right through him from the get go but he was her choice at that time and he made her happy at the time. …………………..she saw him through rose coloured classes……………….

I think the same can go for your siblings partners you don’t have to like them but if they are who your sibling has chosen to be with then you should be supportive saying you don’t like the person serves no good it only causes problems so why do it………………………….

I have a brother in-law Ed and I have to say I love the way he loves my sister……………………………and I have a sister in-law Leigh and she is a lovely lady and makes my brother happy……my other two sisters have men in their lives that I don’t really know so I can’t really say how I feel about them but if they are who my sisters want to be with then that is fine with me……….

We need to remember we can’t live their lives for them and they can’t live our lives and who knows maybe they are not overly wrapped in Tim………………………..ok I know they all thing the world of Tim but there are still times when they are not happy with how he acts at times……………………

An Award and Amazing Women

Hi all I was given this award by Pat over here http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/ I wish to thank her so much I am not sure how much sunshine I bring into people’s lives but I can hope it is a decent amount.

This morning Jessica and Leo turned up and she tells me that they are here for the night, not sure how I feel about that since I have a bloody headache, in fact my head feels too heavy for my body but as long as she doesn’t expect me to take care of him and run around after him.

This afternoon I am watching a show about the middle ages in fact it is about women in the middle ages and I find it fascinating I love history and love learning about women in history at the moment they are talking about a German nun Hildegard she was an amazing woman who became a saint only last year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegard_of_Bingen.

They are also featured Marguerite Porete http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_of_Porete for some reason I never thought of women writing books like both these women did let alone making more than one copy of the same book which Marguerite did and despite being threaten with being tortured for heresy, she was arrested for heresy in 1310 and found guilty and sentenced to death at the stake. You can still buy her book today it is called The Mirror of Simple Souls.

Of course you can’t make a show about amazing women of the middle ages without talking about one of the most famous of them all Joan of Arc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc who hasn’t heard of Joan but the these other women were also amazing and did wonderful things and should also be remembered.