Some Facts

Hello Monday, hello world………..

How is life treating you?

The names of all the continents end with the same letter they start with.

The longest stairway in the world is the service stairway for the Niesenbahn funicular railway near Spiez in Switzerland, it has 11,674 steps.

The celebration of Christmas was banned in Boston from 1659 to 1681, anyone showing Christmas spirit was fined five shillings. The pilgrims thought it was a decadent and ungodly celebration.

The Vatican is the world’s smallest country at 0.44 square kilometres or 0.16 square miles.

Earth is the densest planet in the solar system.

Another Week Gone By

Another sleep in till 7.30ish, after my morning wash I was getting dressed when Kathy rang and to tell me there block of land now says sold.

Last night at 11pm we were woken up by Leo outside he needed nighttime medication I got up and found some for him.

When I got up I found a cup of noodles and a note on my desk asking me to ring Coles and let them know that the cup’s lid was half opened even though the plastic around the noodles was intact. I rang and they credit us the $1.60 to come off our next order.

Kelli & her kids turned up at round midday she helped me do the medication which was good.

Kelli had a fright as the boys where suppose to be watching her and she ran off up the driveway and Kelli had to run after her. This gave Kelli a right fright, she ended up having a cry.

Jess & Kelli got KFC for lunch I didn’t want any.

Awake with the alarm again to another bloody cold morning, cold enough for 2 pair of socks on my feet.

Leo came over at 7.35 but had to go home again as he forgot his school pants.

I am shaking so bloody much today.

Tim home at 2pm a short day.

I was on the phone to mum when my alarm for Leo went off and in 5 mins Leo walked into his house and Tasha rang to tell me he was home much earlier then expected. My chat to mum was cut short.

Tasha made rissoles and chips for tea which was nice.

Another day, still cold, not raining and of course I got up at 6.15 when the alarm went off. Tasha came and helped me dress, yes I can dress myself but it takes ages when I have help it takes a couple of minutes.

At around 1.30 Tasha summoned me to her house to see a car parked on her front lawn. It is her new car a 2012 Toyota Camry Atara, it is grey in colour.

Tim arrived home around the same time, his new phone arrived and it has a cracked screen, so he is doing an online chat with Ebay. Turned out he had the wrong Ebay account, I checked my computer book but nope nothing there to help. He changes passwords and stuff so often he forgets what they are.

Jess arrived and helped him I don’t know what the outcome was.

I woke at 5.15 when Tim was getting ready for work. I was unable to go back to sleep at 5.45 I turned the heater on to warm the room before I got dressed. I am wearing tight black leggings because everything else is on the line.

Tim heard from Ebay, they said the add said sold as is, so he is stuffed. I will find out more tomorrow.

Tasha has brought down Blain’s school assignments for me to look at which I will do tomorrow.

I was surprised when the alarm went off I slept all night not waking at all.

Tim was still asleep so I checked what time he started which was 8am. so I got dressed in the bathroom.

It has been a warm day and I have done nothing all day answered another 2 letters.

The alarm went off and I thought all ready, it felt like a short night because I slept through.

I have been lucky to see Kelli & Jonathon and of course Freya, Daemon is at school. I don’t see Jono very often but I do like it when I do.

Jessica will come over and helped me get ready for me while Tasha drives Blain to his fathers.

It has been a pretty warm day.

No sleep in this morning I woke at 6.25 and got up and after I peed I head out to the kitchen and found Tasha in the laundry putting on a load of washing.

Kathy & the girls came over and while Kathy showered me the girls went over to see Leo.

After Kathy & Syd & Leo helped Natasha cut back the tree in her front yard.

Jessica at work all day doing a wine tour.

Another Week in my Life

I had a sleep in this morning 8am I got up Tasha had already been down and put a load of washing on.

Jess & Tash went over to help Jade and Leo when he got up came over here.

Saw Kelli when she dropped of Blain.

Freya is so damn cute

Been a busy day with washing and ironing, vacuuming out as well as packing and unpacking dishwasher.

The move is pretty much done & dusted

I woke just before the alarm and got up when it went off, as I was getting dressed Tasha came and got my breakfast ready.

At 7.10 Leo walked in took his school clothes and went to his room to dress for school. When I asked about his mum he said she was still sleeping.

At 11am a delivery man arrived with packages for Jess, I sent him to her unit, telling him she only moved there over the weekend.

Sandy rang me at 9ish to let me know that mum wasn’t good sue found her crying and rang Sandy who found her a little confused and not with it. Leigh went over to check her out and thinks she may have “uti’ and was arranging antibiotics.

When mum rang me she was fine and sounded like herself.

Up with my alarm and felt like I wash shaking all over, managed to have my morning wash and was getting dressed when Tasha arrived.

Jess came and said bye before leaving and Leo arrived around 15 mins later.

Leo left his school bag at his house and had to get the key from Tash in order to get it.

Tim home early at 2pm

Mum was ok when we spoke just like normal, no confusion at all today.

Downloaded another book through Lake Mac library but it wouldn’t let me open Borrow Box for Lake Mac it keeps defaulting to Newcastle Library which is so annoying. I will try and sort it out tomorrow.

I didn’t feel like getting up this morning but of curse I did and while dressing Tasha turned up and helped me apply spray oil to my legs as they are drying out and the spray is hard to spray so difficult I can’t do it.

Leo came over at 7.50, he rang me at 7 and said his mum wanted me to ring him at 7.10 which I did but as we talked I said I would ring him again when it was time to get ready which I did.

Tim was home from 9.30 to 1pm another split shift.

Leo came home in a down mood, he went straight home to do chores before his Xbox.

It has been a long ass day.

I got up as usual, just didn’t feel like it but can’t stay in bed all day.

Leo rang and asked when he had to be here, I told him and he said to give him an extra 5 minutes for breakfast.

Around 2pm Jess goes out to go to work and heard a strange noise so she checked the work van over and discovered the back window was smashed. What the hell………

So she rings work to inform them but they already knew the lawn mowing people did it with a wayward stone. However, we all felt they should have knocked on her door and told her in person. This mob seem a bit reckless, they often leave a mess, Tasha rang the DoH and lodged a complaint.

Jess had to take the van into work to be repaired.

Leo in a good mood this afternoon.

I got up as usual, just didn’t feel like it but can’t stay in bed all day.

Leo rang and asked when he had to be here, I told him and he said to give him an extra 5 minutes for breakfast.

Around 2pm Jess goes out to go to work and heard a strange noise so she checked the work van over and discovered the back window was smashed. What the hell………

So she rings work to inform them but they already knew the lawn mowing people did it with a wayward stone. However, we all felt they should have knocked on her door and told her in person. This mob seem a bit reckless, they often leave a mess, Tasha rang the DoH and lodged a complaint.

Jess had to take the van into work to be repaired.

Leo in a good mood this afternoon.

Another cold day, alarm went off and my first thought was already time to get up. Read a message from Jess about the van it is being repaired today sometime the lawn people are paying for it.

Leo this morning had a fight with his school pants none of them felt/fitted right so he threw them across his room and asked if he could wear his track pants, I said sure.

My left knee is unstable this afternoon feels like it will give way at any step.

Jess is helping me get ready for bed

Leo didn’t have the best of days trouble with bullies.

I had a bit of a sleep in, getting up at 7am Tim is here and helped me dress for the day.

Getting groceries delivered mine & Jess’s, Jess paid for delivery .

It is a bloody cold morning.

Groceries arrived at 10.20, just as Tim got back from the Chemist and Tasha also arrived with stuff for me.

Kathy & Michael arrived around 1ish and Kathy showered me while Tim & Michael went and removed the air con from the house in Gateshead. That didn’t take long.

Been a bloody cold day.

Just some facts

Good afternoon world here we are at another Monday and that meadns it is fact day, not always interesting or always 100% ture but fun to read.

Duke is the highest rang you can be without being a king or a prince.

Reindeer eat a moss which contains a special chemical that acts as a antifreeze that keeps their body fluids warm

There is an airport in Calcutta that was named “Dum Dum Airport”

The YO YO is the second oldest known toy in the world, the oldest is a doll, it was invented 3000 years ago in Greece.

According to ancient law in York, it was ok to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, except on Sundays.

New Neighbours

Hello everyone, as you are aware I do not post on Fridays but I am today posting nothing much but none of my posts are something much, just saying…………….

We are getting new neighbours looking straight out my front door you see a brick wall which is the wall of unit 15 and that’s the unit getting new neighbours, this unit is opposite Natasha. The new occupants are single mother and her 12yr old son they swapped with the woman who was there also a single mother with a young daughter who has disabilities and need a home with a bath tub for her daughter.

They signed new leases yesterday and have been busy moving the last few days.

Of course our new neighbours are Jessica & Leo.

Most children grow up and move away from mum and dad which my did but now in their early 30 two of my girls have moved back to live in the same complex as mum & dad. Mum & Dad aka Me & Papa thrilled.

Daughter number one is a little envious but her life is going in a different and equally exciting path which I am unable to discuss here.

Thursday words

This Is A Daily Reminder

© Nicolette

This is a daily reminder
To relax,
To not get angry over small things,
To stay calm.

This is a daily reminder
To be yourself,
To not care what people think,
To know you can be anything.

This is a daily reminder
To love yourself,
To not hurt yourself,
To not work yourself up.

This is a daily reminder
That you are beautiful,
That you are amazing,
That you will succeed.

This is a daily reminder
To always have hope,
To have faith,
To know everything will be okay.

This is a daily reminder
That you have made it so far already,
That you haven’t given up,
That whatever you’re doing is right,
And that you are going to be amazing.

Don’t give up.
Keep holding on and believing.

Just another week in the life of Jo-Anne

I woke at 6 to go and pee but when I got back into bed I couldn’t breath so I went to find my Vicks nasal stick to unblock my nose so I could breath but couldn’t fine it so I got up instead.

Another bloody cold morning.’

The internet is out it says that I am connected by no access. Which is bloody annoying.

When I spoke to mum she was for the most part good repeated herself a bit as per usual but I didn’t say anything.

Tim at last picked up the boots from mum’s place.

This morning I got dressed in the bedroom as Tim was already at work another cold star to the day. Tasha turned up to get my breakfast stuff ready while I was getting dressed.

More internet problems connected but no not working.

Internet started working 90 minutes after it stopped.

Blain had his blood test and breath test for asthma without any problem.

Tim home by 1.45pm an early day for him although he did start at 4.30am.

Again I woke when Tim got up and got out of bed as he was leaving at 6am, Tasha came and helped get my breakfast and put my socks on for me.

At 9am Tim got home for a while as he has another split shift he will leave at 1.30pm

At 11am I started to feel very tired and unable to concentrate so I went to bed for a bit. A bit turned out to be 2hrs.

I have been both cold and so hot on and off all afternoon.

Leo was early this afternoon arriving just after I got to the t op of the driveway.

Leo here tonight.

Tim’s alarm went off at 6 and mine at 6.13ch is when I got up turned the heater on then Tasha turned up to throw in a load of washing, she then helped me dress.

I empty the recycle bins and vacuumed out

Kathy rang to check up on me it was nice talking to her.

Tasha said the Dept of Housing has approved Jessica’s and Jay’s housing swap, this is great news. Then they turn around and say Jess can’t move into Jay’s as it is for people with mobility problems.

Jessica remembered that Leo has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, so Jess emailed Dr Murray about getting a letter saying that.

I am annoyed and frustrated for Jess & Jay

Up just before the alarm went off at 6.13am I turned on the bedroom heater and the lounge-room heater on as well.

Tasha came down and helped me get ready for the day. Had to get her to help me with a singlet because my chest felt tight.

It heated up as the day wore on, mum rang me at 11.30 she was feeling lonely and wanted someone to talk to, so we chatted for an hour.

After Leo got home I had a bath while drying off mum rang again and we chatted for another half hour.

Tasha & Jade are appealing the decision about the house swap on the grounds that Leo has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome .

Jess said she wouldn’t be fighting it if it wasn’t for Jade & Tasha.

Tasha does all the talking on Jess’s behalf We have to print and fill in more forms.

A new day same old problems more phone calls from Tasha to people about Jess & Jades swap.

I was waiting with Leo this morning when it started to rain and Leo made me come back inside, he was worried about the scooter getting wet.

Kathy came and took me to see dad in the wet weather we took the wheelchair with us to make it easier for me to get around after seeing dad we went to Warners Bay Plaza for me to go to Hot Bargain just to have a look around.

By the time I got home I was in a state and had a smoke while I got myself together.

The first thing Tasha said when she heard was I hope you didn’t go to Charlestown Square.

Blain got sent home from school as he was throwing up again.

I have been feeling really tired since 2pm I can barely keep my eyes opened.

I woke at 7.40 after sleeping all night didn’t get dressed just had my morning wash an waited till Kathy arrived to give me a shower at 9am.

Tim went and had his fasting blood test done and he picked up the shopping while out.

Spoke to mum and she sounded ok although she did repeat herself a lot .

Jess rang and asked if Leo could stay the night while she went out to visit Kelli & Jay at Kelli’s of course I said he could.

Mum rang again while I was getting ready for bed, I will ring her back in the morning.

Thursday’s Words

We Wear The Mask

By Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

Another gone by

Had a sleep in till 8am and rang Kathy to see is she was coming and she said she will be here by 9am to give me a shower.

Had a shower, then Kathy was telling us about the block of land it is a corner block and when she told Tasha she had an attitude being negative about how far away she will be. Kathy ended up in tears, which upset me

Fantastic Furniture rang and Tim went and picked up the new recliner. It looks good.

Jessica working, Leo is staying at home and Papa or I will ring him during the day to check on him.

Michael’s birthday I sent him a birthday message

I woke at 7am when Tim got up, a cold and wet morning, Tim’s at work all day, I will be in bed when he gets home.

Kathy-Lee & Summer turned up and Jess & Leo turned up, Summer had a tie dyed shirt for Jess that she did herself. Jess likes it

Jess & Leo were here so long he got hungry and of course as soon as he made food she decided to leave but since she had to go to work to hand in paper work she told him she would go to work and by the time she got back he was finished.

Been cold and wet all day

I woke at 6 when Tim was leaving for work I asked him to turn the heater on before he left for work so the room was warm by the time I got out of bed.

Jess & Leo turned up at 7.20am and left at 7.45 as she had a late start.

Because it is wet I had Tasha go with Leo to meet his driver.

Tim home at 11.45 for a bit, he left at 1.30 to do his afternoon run.

Leo’s early day and because it is still raining I had to ask Tasha to go and wait for him.

Woke up at 5.50 when Tim got up so I turned the heater on to warm the room before I got up at 6am.

It has been pissing down rain since I woke up and I guess before that. Due to the heavy rain I didn’t send Leo to meet the driver with Tasha until 8.05 which is around the time the driver arrives, anyway Tasha thought he was driving off as they arrived an that pissed her off.

Hasn’t stopped raining all day. Tasha made a cheese & chicken schnitzel for lunch it was nice.

This morning Leo took the large umbrella that is behind the front door to school and of course it broke not his fault just happened I am not upset about it, these things happen.

Woke up at 5.50 when Tim got up so I turned the heater on to warm the room before I got up at 6am.

It has been pissing down rain since I woke up and I guess before that. Due to the heavy rain I didn’t send Leo to meet the driver with Tasha until 8.05 which is around the time the driver arrives, anyway Tasha thought he was driving off as they arrived an that pissed her off.

Hasn’t stopped raining all day. Tasha made a cheese & chicken schnitzel for lunch it was nice.

This morning Leo took the large umbrella that is behind the front door to school and of course it broke not his fault just happened I am not upset about it, these things happen.

I woke at 5.30 but laid in bed till the alarm went off and because Tim is at work I am able to get dressed in the bedroom .

While I was getting dressed I heard Tasha come in and put a load of washing on, then she started mt breakfast for me.

At least it isn’t raining so I was able to take Leo to meet his driver and then I was able to empty all the bins ready for collection tomorrow.

Jess arrived at 3.25pm so she was able to meet Leo while I had a bath before getting ready for bed.

I woke at 4am to empty my bladder, I hadn’t been back in bed very long, well it didn’t seem very long when Tim said it was time to get up, I asked him what time it was and he looked at the clock and said it is 5.10. this was followed by him saying 5.10 bloody hell I am an hour early so he got back into bed.

We got up an hour later. As Tim was leaving I told him to leave the screen door open so Natasha would know I was up.

Tasha arrived a couple of minutes later and helped me dress and got my breakfast ready.

Tasha took me to the podiatrist all good with my feet they are still attached.

I went to wait for Leo and it was bloody cold up there waiting but I had my warm dressing gown with a hood on.

I woke at 6am to pee and turned the heater on in the bedroom to warm the room but when my alarm went off and I got up and came out and checked what time Tim starts it was 8am so I decided to get dressed in the bathroom.

Tasha arrived to get my breakfast and throw a load in the washing machine and was surprised that I wasn’t in the kitchen, she thought I was still in bed so went to wake me only to find her dad was still in bed and it was me in the bathroom. She wondered what was taking me so long but I get up pee, brush my teeth wash my face apply face cream, deodorant and clothes.

I washed the kitchen floor with the steam cleaner it looks so much better.

Found it Tim changed our mobile phones from post paid to prepaid this he did without talking to me first which I find annoying, not because I object to the transfer but because he wouldn’t like it if I did something like this without talking to him first.

The new plan is $30 per month with 35G of data from $40 for only 15 G of data, all calls are included as well as sms texts.

We are still with Optus .the only company we have had for our mobile phones.

Woke up to Jessica knocking at the front door at 7am she didn’t have her key and the house was locked up because I was still in bed. Once up I stayed up because I am not one to go back to bed.

I have recharged our mobiles via Paypal.

Kathy came and gave me a shower and she had both girls with her, this made me happy.

Tim went to check on Leo and they had a moment both got angry and Tim rang me to get me to ring Leo, but he wouldn’t answer so I ended up stressed, this caused me to shake really bad from head to foot., I rang Tasha and as soon as Blain heard my distress voice he ran down to check on me. He helped me get my bread roll out of the oven cut and butter it.

I then went and had a smoke and rang mum the smoke helped ease the tremor by half.

Tasha went over and picked up Leo and brought him back here, he was fine, in fact before Papa left to come home they hugged and when Leo got here he was fine.

He is here till his mum finishes work.

Today for me has been a stressful one.