Turning 55

What is age?

Some people say it is just a number, some people say it is just how old you feel………………….

I remember my grandmother (nanna) refusing to tell people how old she was, she used to say you never ask a woman how old she is and a woman should never say how old she is…………………

I am not like that I have never had a problem saying how old I am………………….

Today I turned 55…………………..

It was a Friday that I came into the world a tiny little premature bub weighing 4lb something and look at me know, a short fat woman……………….

I am loved and appreciated and I am part of a wonderful loving family, I have a good life and I am happy, for me life is good, even with my sore stinging knee pain and a tremor that makes many things difficult.

My favourite colour is purple

My favourite time of year is Christmas time

My hobbies are blogging and penpalling

I love giving a little more then receiving but I do like to receive gifts

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Indestructible Creatures

Ok today’s indestructible creature is the East African Giant Land Snail, these snails are 20cm (8in) long now that is big. These slimy, spiral-shelled monsters are among the worlds biggest land snails.

They come from East Africa, where they have plenty of natural enemies such as snakes and wild pigs, although they are now spreading to India, Europe and both North & South America where they have fewer enemies and can gobble up crops and crawl all over gardens and streets.

They are know to live for up to 10 years and lay hundreds of eggs a month, they have a hard shell are strong and big and hide from danger under the soil.

Some random thoughts

Here are some of my random thoughts that I had during the last week.

It is November the days are suppose to be getting warmer and yet again it has been cold and wet and had to find my long pants again, granted not track pants but still long pants and even had to dig out a long sleeve pyjama shirt to wear the other night.

I am so fed up with my right leg at the moment still have a lot of pain in it and walking makes it worse, that said the morphine patch is helping a lot, has greatly reduced the pain level, I hope the doctor gives me another script for them.

Some children when they are not feeling 100 % try and talk their way into having the day of school but not Leo he talked me into letting him go to school. He is coughing and has had a slight fever on and off but he still wants to go to school.

Tim wants me to see a different doctor about the pain in my knee and I know that it is properly a good idea but I am not keen on it.

Turns out Leo has an ear infection, the school rang Jess yesterday and told her he was complaining of an ear ache, so she took him to the doctors after school.

Jessica is working again this weekend well Saturday so of course I have Leo again today and Kathy-Lee is going to Charlestown for me to pay my mums laybys and get scripts from the chemist for me I hope she knows where to go as she left her phone here. She also needs to go to Jessica’s house and pick up Leo’s antibiotics because naturally his mum left them at home.

My mum just rang me and told me she just had a terrible fright she had a knock at the back door and she was home alone and on the toilet and yelled out hang on a sec, the next thing she knew she had this strange man standing in front of her while she is still sitting on the toilet. He was a delivery man with a delivery for her but she has never had a delivery man just wander into her house and down the hall looking for someone. I have told her to ring and lodge a complaint about this person.

Indestructible Creatures

We all have heard of a flea and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is an indestructible creature but of course they are1, if you have ever had them on a dog or cat you will know how hard they are to get rid of. Because they live on other animals, fleas have evolved and have superpowers to cope with being squashed, scratched or licked

Fleas breed fast and instead of staying on one animal they hop around all over the place. A female can lay eggs which can take just a few months to become adults. So just when you think you have got rid of t hem they are back.

One thing is for sure we’ll most likely never know a world without fleas, they are built to last and they will probably outlast humans.

A flea has an incredibly hard, strong, smooth exoskeleton8 which makes it hard to crush. They have ginormous back legs for jumping to safety and backward pointing hairs that help it move fast through fur and wriggle out of any grip

Some Random Thoughts

Haven’t done some random thoughts in a while so this Monday I am starting a random thoughts post this is a post that I start on the Monday and fill it with random thoughts I have during the week and post it on Saturday, just for those who don’t know what a random thoughts post is about.

Morphine patch is working

Sleeping tablet steadied my tremor, now to just get the Dr prescribed them to me

I wrote 8 letters in one day, that was good

Tim has picked Leo up from school on the motorbike two days this week and he loved it, what I love is that I was able to have a nap those afternoons

Woke up on Wednesday morning with sore feet, it hurt to stand on them but since I cannot walk on my hands had to just deal with it.

On Wednesday I called to drop something off to mum on the way to take Leo to school and she gave Leo a present for him from Dave & Leigh which they bought for him at Movieworld which he loves, he also gave me a keyring from Dave & Leigh which I love.

This new morphine patch is helping but it is also making me tired during the day but if I have a nap its all good.

Jessica & Leo with Kelli & Daemon have gone to visit a friend up near Casino, so Leo gets Friday off school.

Walking along, knee gives out causing me to jar the knee followed by horrible pain for the rest of the day.

Picked up Jessica’s Christmas present today.

A cold wet weekend here, the weather is all over the place

Thursday Catchup

Hello everyone, damn it is Thursday already where has the week gone, during the lead up to Christmas starting from the beginning of November the weeks seem to go by faster for me.

Yesterday I woke up with heavy aching feet/legs they felt like I had been standing on them all night, weird or what but I still did half and hour of exercise and my aqua aerobics. This morning the same thing aching legs and feet but I reckon the aqua aerobics are starting to kick in and that is why my legs are aching today but my feet I really don’t get whey they are so sore and aching, oh and yeah they are swollen like I have fluid retained in my feet. Again I got up and did half and hour of exercising.

This afternoon I don’t need to get Leo from school as Kelli is picking him up, her, Jess and their boys are going to see their friend Jay who lives near Casino they are driving up and will be sharing the driving.

Jessica has asked Tasha to feed her bunnies while she is gone but if she doesn’t I will do it I will know if she does it or not as she would have to get the key off me.

Two afternoons this week Tim picked Leo up from school on the motorbike which Leo loved and that allowed me to have a nap so I was happy with that too.

The older Leo gets the more of a help he is to me, empting bins and doing little things around the house and last night he helped papa take the bins up to the street ready to be emptied today and this morning because it was empty he brought down the recycle bin for me.

Well that’s all from me for this post…………