Hello everyone, I hope all are well, me………….well I am alive……….

Here are this weeks facts……….

Until 1965, driving in Sweden was done on the left side of the road. The change over was done on a weekday at 5pm, this was supposed to prevent people from waking up in the morning and forgetting which side of the road to drive on……….I wonder how that went…………

Turtles can live for 100 years

The Cicada, an insect spends 17 years of its life sleeping, it wakes for just two weeks during which it mates and dies.

You are just as likely to die falling out of bed then you are to get struck by lightening each is a 1 in 2,000,000 chance.

You have a 1 in 3,000,000 chance of being killed by a snake.



Awake and up at 5.45am so a bit of a sleep in, managed to dress myself and get my own breakfast.

At 3am I was getting up to pee and slipped to my knees again. I called out to Tim but he didn’t wake up. I managed to get myself up and standing.

A cool and wet day, well on and off.

Tim pissed off Tasha when he refused to do something and as a result we haven’t seen her all day.


Another early start, awake and up at 4.45am, suppose to be a warm day.

Not a good day struggle wise.

It has been a very warm day.


Woke at 3am to pee did that without issue but it took me ages to settle down again. However, I did and it was 5.30am by the time I woke up and got dressed ready for the day, I did get a shower this morning as well.

Had to get out my shoulder brace as have a lot of pain in left arm.

Another very warm day so warm that I changed into shorts.


Slept well for most of the night but woke at 4.30 by 4.40 I was shaking a lot from head to toe so got up.

A bloody cold day and wet as well with strong wind.

A stressful day as I feel like I can’t do anything at all.


What a shocking start to bed last night, I was restless and unable to settle, when I finely stated to settle I got a cramp in my right calf and tried to get up but only managed to roll out of bed onto the floor. I ended up in an awkward position which caused me to panic. I was able to tell Google to call Jessica, she was unable to lift me off the floor, however, she got me onto my knees and went to fetch the boys. While she was gone I managed to get on my feet.

I then sat up for a while when Tasha arrived and settled me back into bed I then slept for 6hrs.

Tasha asked to borrow the jump start thing for the car in order to start a neighbours car, for some unknown reason Tim’s reaction was hostile which caused her to react and raised voices and after 10 minutes it was over and sorted out, they parted with a hug, a kiss and I love you.

Having a hard day.


Slept well except at 2am I had to get Tim to help me get out of bed so I could pee then he had to help me get back into bed.

I then had to get his help again at 5am when I got up to start the day.

Not with it today


Up at 4.45 after a rough night, I don’t feel really with it.

Yesterday I was so not with it I forgot to do the grocery shopping, so had to do it this morning. This meant that pick up has to be Sunday as Saturday on had the after 6pm slot and that was too late for Tim.

At 8am my left knee started to sting so I decided to ice it for 20 minutes. While doing this I started to feel extremely tired so I muted the telly and closed my eyes, when I opened them it was 9.50am.

The rest of the day has been so so.



All I Need

© Asher C. Childress

Published: January 2018

When I first saw you,
I saw perfection.

When I got to know you,
I saw pain.

When I started loving you,
I saw strength.

Now…all that I see
Is what means everything to me.

What I see
Is the strength to go on.

What I see
Is the courage to do anything.

What I see
Is the love to be around anyone.

What I see
Is everything I need.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/all-i-need-6


Hello everyone, I hope all are well, I am struggling a lot today but anyway here are this weeks facts.

Cockney rhyming slang comes from the East End of London, originally it was for market traders to use so outsiders wouldn’t know what was said.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses

Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag

Kittens begin dreaming at just over one week old.


Slept in this morning till 5.30am, took me an hour to wash and dress myself most of the time was spent dressing. I find dressing myself bloody hard work.

Saw Sandy when she called over to pick up the forms I printed for her.

Leo here most of the day.

It’s 8pm and I just realised I forgot to take my night meds.

I slipped to the floor trying to get out of bed and had to call Tim for help. I slip because my feet won’t grip the carpet. I do not know why that is.


It was 10pm before I managed to settle down last night. Leo was fantastic and caring. Tim not so much he said he was tired and doesn’t remember. He snapped he didn’t know what to do. All Leo did was hug me and said if I needed him to do something just ask.

I slept well from 10 to 6am.

Another warm day, Leo been here all day.


Up and dressed by 5.30am, woke at 4.40 needing to pee so an early start.

Went to the podiatrist all good with my feet although she made my big toe bleed when she got rid of my ingrown nail.


Slept well, up at 5am had a shower and ready for the day.

A warm day, Leo became frustrated with the online learning so at midday his Mum said he could call it a day.

Kathy just rang me to check on me, it was good to hear her voice.

Blain came down just to check on me and have a chat.


Had a reasonable nights sleep woke at 3.30 to pee but settled straight back down. Woke again at 5 and got up.

While eating my fruit salad I knocked the bowl and spilt the lot on the floor. I then had to get my claw thing I use to pick stuff up with and pick it all up. I then washed it a strained it before eating it. I could have rang Tasha but she would want to toss it out.


Up and dress as usual, Leo here by 8.15 as usual although this morning he had a bag of stuff with him. When I asked about the bag he said I am here tonight and don’t want to go home to get stuff. Anyone would think home was further away then across the driveway.

Jess came over around 1pm to tell him that lockdown has been extended till the 28th.


Awake and up again, which is good if I was still in bed I wouldn’t be writing this.

When Tim got up I told him that the groceries could be picked upp between 4 and 6 tomorrow afternoon, I said because tomorrow is Saturday. This shocked him as he thought today was Saturday.

Jess driving Blain to his dads while Tasha puts me to bed, Leo went too so he could meet their new puppy.

Been a very warm afternoon.




Edgar GuestBy Edgar Guest More Edgar Guest

Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say “I can.”

Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you’ve all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win,
So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: “I can.”

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/equipment-by-edgar-a-guest


Well here is the translation…………..

Got to my house (Mickey Mouse) found my way u the stairs (apples & pears) put on my suit (whistle and flute) when the phone (dog & bone) rang. It was my wife (trouble and strife) telling me to fetch the kids (saucepan lids).


Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone knows what this means……

Got to me Mickey, find me way up the apples, put on me whistle when the dog went. It was me trouble, telling me to fetch the saucepans….

I will post the translation tomorrow


I woke at 4.45 and got up at 5am, I was having my wash when Tim got up and needed the bathroom. So I only had a quick wash and got dressed with Tim’s help.

Leo slept here last night again, since getting his new bed/futon he has spent more nights here then as his own house. He has been here all day again.


Woke at 4.30am, got up peed went back to bed but I was restless and my tummy was growling so at 4.45 I got up.

Dr rang at 9am, he said he would send the referral to have my knees Xrayed to the imaging company. I will ring them later to chec they got it.

First day of home schooling for the boys. After some stalling Leo got going and was done by 1pm which made him happy. Although he does better with paper over computer so his mum went to the school and pickked up work for him to do.

At midday Tim suddenly was in a rush for work as he was late.

In a lot of pain with my knees.


Another early start woke at 5.10am had a wash and dressed for the day.

My printer will not print so looks like I will need a new printer, this is so annoying. So I am back to saving and printing on Tim’s printer.

Leo here in his rooom doing school wotk or playing games one or the other.

This afternoon I had a mini breakdown, caused by pain and frustration, I was crying and saying I was done, I was over it and just wanted to die.

No I don’t really want to die I love life too much for that but at that moment I felt different.

Leo was here and was upset to see me in that state, he wrapped his arms around me and held me tight telling me he loved me and it would be alright. This helped a lot.


A new day found me awake and up at 5am again, had a shower before dressing as afterwards would be weird.

My printer is catcus, I told Tim that we should make sure the next one takes the same ink.

Jess came over at 1.20pm in a state she thought she was late for Leo’s appointment with his new pediatrician but she wasn’t the appointment is tomorrow.

After she calmed down we had a nice chat.


Awake and up at 4.50am washed dressed and ready for the day.

Natasha got a message telling her she was a casual contact of an infected person and that she had to get tested for Covid. That took 2hrs,

Leo had his paediatric appointment via phone and it could had gone better. As he was unmediated he wasn’t interested and all over the place. It didn’t help that Blain, Tasha, Tim and I were here making background noise. The doctor was only filling in till the end of this month, so we won’t see her again.

Looks like lockdown will continue for another week.


These 5am starts are becoming the norm for me.

Leo awake early I heard him at 6.30, he logged into school and did his school work without complaint.

I am missing Mum so very much.

Printed off a few letters, now to get someone to post them for me.