SOMETHING FOR FRIDAY

Friday at last an another hot it will be, I wasn’t with it enough yesterday to do a post but I have something for Friday.

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CREATURE DAY

Here I am on Tuesday morning and that means it is creature day and today it is the Mount Kaputar Slug heard of it, I haven’t.

These bright pink slugs are about 20cm long which for some it the distance between their wrist and elbow.

They hide during the day and at night climb trees to feast on moss and algae growing on tree trunks.

These slugs are found on Mount Kaputar here in Australia.

FACT DAY

Good morning all I hope this week is more like what I like and I get to write blog post as usual. Well being Monday it is fact day so we go.

At a steady joggers pace of six miles per hour, it would take 173 days to jog around Earth.

Over 50 billion aspirins are taken worldwide each year.

The waters around Australia are home to more than half the shark species in the world.

Bamboo can grow 3 feet in a dsy

Banging your head against a wall can burn up to 150 calories an hour.

WEEK 3 OF 2023

Sunday is here and I am doing fine going to be another hot one. I opened the house when I got up but by 10.30 I had closed it up to shut the heat out. I also turn the air con much to Tim’s annoyance, but why should I have to sit drenched in sweat.

I had a small bowel of fruit for breakie with white chocolate dipping sauce.

A quiet day spent doing bugga all.

Monday again and suppose to be a hot one.

Tim had an appointment about his arm he was told that there is still swelling and the problem with his thumb is due to a tendon problem.

Jess had me ring to find out when Leo’s next appointment is. It is 28 March at 11am.

The painter came he will be back tomorrow morning to start work.

Woke up to find the lounge-room a cluttered mess with the furniture pilled in the middle due to the painter coming. They arrived at 7.15 and said they will start on the ceilings. I moved to the bedroom to be out of the way as much as possible.

At midday I went to the loo and had to move to sit outside in the carport till the painters left at 3.30pm. I sat in the wheelchair the whole time. By the time they left I was sweating and in distress.

Tim had to clean bed off so we could use it.

Up at 5.30 washed and fed before the painters arrived at 6.40am I am sitting out the back using the computer.

Sam came down to chat for a bit and get food.

Tim off to more doctors appointments and I am alone, Tasha has gone out and Jess is working.

Sitting out the back I noticed we have no guttering I hope that is fixed soon.

At around midday I managed to get myself to the toilet and then with help from Blain move into an area with my shade as I was in direct sunlight.

Tim rang to check on me, he also asked if I wanted food but I said no I was too drained to eat.

Although I did enjoy sitting outside in the shade. I even got sunburnt a bit on my forearms and chest.

The painting is done and the house has been left in right state. Tim is well and truly pissed off.

Woke to find Tim has done some work in the lounge-room making it able to move about and he set my table up ready for me to use.

Men came to do the gutter both front and back gutters need replacing. Well I noticed them ripping down the neighbours gutter and they replaced the whole of the front gutter over both units. They didn’t do the back. When the guy came to inspect the work he wasn’t happy as the back wasn’t done the neighbours side wasn’t suppose to be touched. Now more guttering needs to be order so the back can be done.

Kelli and Freya called in to see us and the state of the house.

Been much cooler today and wet as well. I got sunburnt yesterday so I am keeping that well moisturised.

Friday again and still wet a late start today as I slept in till 6.10am, I woke at 4.30 to pee and Sam was here so he helped me back into bed and the next thing I know it is daylight.

Been raining on and off all day, Tim went and bought new curtains for the bedroom.

Tasha cleaned off my dressing table and with my ok tossed out somethings.

Workmen came to check out where the ramp out the front is to go. That should be the next job.

SYDNEY-MAY’S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 13

Up washed and moisturised by 5.45 had toast for breakie again.

My sunburn has settled down looking more tanned then burnt.

Around 11am Cathy Haigh an old school friend turned up for a visit she stayed about a couple of hours.

Turns out Sydney-May’s birthday is tomorrow, as it turns out my calendar runs from Monday to Sunday, I usually have them starting on Sunday.

Fact Day

Morning world I have been up about 3 hours, visited some blogs and checked emails and now it is time for facts.

Not all your taste buds are on your tongue some are on your cheeks as well as the root of our mouths.

Fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle.

It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Ta Mahal in India.

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day, during a lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres of blood.

The term “the bogey man will get you” comes from the Boogy people who inhabit an area in Indonesia. These people were pirates and attack ships.

WEEK 2 OF 2023

LEO’S BIRTHDAY HE IS 15 TODAY

Up early this morning 5.05am another cool morning.

Leo liked his gifts, a couple of bracelets I bought of wish for a grandson. Leo is a sensitive and sentimental child.

Saw Sandy she is very emotional at the moment and over Ed’s drinking.

Monday has arrived I had just got up at 5.20 and was walking to the lounge-room to get my walker when I heard the front door open and in comes Leo. He came to get something out of his room, he said he hasn’t been to bed but stayed up all night.

Not too hot thankfully was able to cope with just the doors open and fan on.

Tim off to see the hand doctor hopefully he will find out why he can’t move his thumb. I suspect ligament damage.

Well I was right about Tim’s thumb he may need more surgery he will find out on the 24th.

Workmen arrived at 9am to do the kitchen roof will take at least all day but it shouldn’t leak anymore.

Another very warm day with me sweating a fair bit.

Got up at 5.20am even though I still felt tired, I was unable to settle so I got up.

Workmen here at 8am they have been in and out all day, tearing down what’s left of the awning out the back. They also did a bit more in the kitchen.

Tim had another appointment with his counsellor he has been approved for 3 more sessions, due to his accident.

Tasha gave me a shower because I stink.

A new day nice and cool but it will get hotter as the day wears on.

Sandy called in and left with a bag of food, she is doing it tough at the moment.

Tim arranged for someone to do the back lawn. Only cost $35 as it was a friend of a neighbour.

Blain asked if I have a gift card he can use to buy a microwave oven which I did he is sick of having to come here to use ours. His mother things they are a waste of money, even though she will come down and use ours at times.

Jess getting me ready for bed tonight she worked all day doing traffic control.

Friday at last, I spent yesterday thinking it was Friday. Found Tim up watching TV but he went back to bed at 6am while I was having breaky.

Had a call from someone about the bathroom, informed the guy the bathroom is done. He then asked about the ramp which isn’t done and said he would be out to have a look.

Every Friday the is an issue with who is getting me ready for bed. Tasha doesn’t do weekends but I said Friday isn’t the weekend. She likes her weekend to start Friday arvo.

Saturday morning and Tim was up before me again, I have a damn headache, which is making me snappy.

Last night Tim said his computer died so he bought himself a new laptop. However, when Micheal came over with Kathy it took him 5 minutes to fix it. He unplugged it and plugged it back in and it works. I had to help him set up the new laptop an exercise in stress as he doesn’t listen and doesn’t read the instructions.

Kathy showered me while Sydney divided up my fruit for the week and Summer vacuumed out.

WORD OF THE WEEK

Here we are at the word of the week and today’s word is “counsellor” not to be confused with councillor and different word with a different meaning.

A person trained to give guidance on personal or physiological problems.

Also a senior officer in the diplomatic service

AUDIOBOOKS LISTENED TO IN 2022

BOOKS READ/LISTEN TO IN 2022

DEAD CERT DICK FRANCIS

NERVE DICK FRANCIS

FOR KICKS DICK FRANCIS

THE DANGER DICK FRANCIS

PULSE FELIX FRANCIS

CRISIS FELIX FRANCIS

GUILTY NOT GUILTY FELIX FRANCIS

SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO LAUGH PETER FITZSIMONS

FROMELLES AND POZIES (IN TRENCHES FROM HELL) PETER FITZSIMONS

NANCY WAKE PETER FITZSIMONS

GREAT AUSTRALIAN WOMEN SUSANNA DE VRIES GREAT PIONEER WOMEN OF THE OUTBACK SUSANNA DE VRIES

AUSTRALIAN HEROINES OF WORLD WAR 1 SUSANNA DE VRIES

TALES OF THE TERRITORY TIM BOWDEN

AUSTRALIA IN ANTARCTIA TIM BOWDEN

BIG MEN BROKEN DREAMS TIM BOWDEN

TAIM BILONG MASTA TIM BOWDEN

THE WEST COASTERS TIM BOWDEN

PRISIONERS OF WAR TIM BOWDEN

MONASH ROLAND PERRY

ANZAC SNIPPER ROLAND PERRY

MONASH & CHAUVEL Q ROLAND PERRY

GREAT AUSTRAIAN AVIATION STORIES JIM HAYNES

GREAT AUSTRALIAN TRUCKING STORIES JIM HAYNES

GREAT AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK TEACHING STORIES BILL MARSH

GREAT AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK POLICE STORIES BILL MARSH

CHARLES BEAN ROSS COULTHART

ANZAC GIRLS PETER REES

MISS MURIEL MATTERS ROBERT WAINWRIGHT

WE OF THE NEVER NEVER MRS AENEAS(JEANNIE) GUNN

GALLIPOL(LAST MAN STANDING) JONATHAN KING

A SHORTER HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA GEOFFREY BLAINEY

44 DAYS MICHAEL VEITCH

PHILLP SCHULER MARK BAKER

MRS KELLY GRANTLEE KIEZA

RAAF BLACK CATS ROBERT CLEWORTH & JOHN SUTER LINTON

OUR VIETNAM NURSERS ANNABELLE BRAYLEY

THE SHIP THAT NEVER WAS ADAM COURTENAY

TO HELL & BACK SYDNEY LOCH AND SUSANNA & JAKE DE VIRES

SOLIDERS WITHOUT BORDERS IAN McPHEDRAN

SANDAKAN PAUL HAM

TUNNEL RATS SANDY McGREGOR & JIMMY THOMSON REBELS OF EUREKA CLARE WRIGHT

KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES MARY DURACK

BACK ROADS HEATHER EWART & KAREN MICHEALMORE

FLYN OF THE INLAND ION WINEYER IDRIESS

THE FORGOTTEN ISLANDS MICHEAL VEITC

THE BUSH DON WATSON & HAMISH HAMILTON

DEATH ON THE NILE AGATHA CHRISTIE

WATKIN TENCH’S 1788 TIM FLANNERY

BONY AND THE MOUSE ARTHUR UPFIELD

MAN OF TWO TRIBES ARTHUR UPFIELD

MAD MENS BEND ARTHUR UPFIELD

THE BATTLING PROPHET ARTHUR UPFIELD

THE WIDOWS OF BROOME ARTHUR UPFIELD