A November Week

A new day a day when I could sleep in but no I woke at 6.30am again. I managed to dress myself and have a wash before I needed to send Tasha message asking for help getting my breakfast.

When Kelli dropped Blain off she came inside and helped me do the medications for the week.

I have sweated so much you would think I had wet myself.

Mum was sounding better today.

Realised yesterday afternoon when I went to take my medications last night that I have no Sifrol which I take for restlessness so took a full Phenergan and half a sleeping tablet, so I could sleep and sleep I did.

I woke to the roaster crowing and Tim telling me to shut it off. On a plus side I was able to get out of bed on my own.

This afternoon I thought Leo would be here at 2pm I was wrong he arrived at 3.30pm.

Strong winds this afternoon, but no rain.

Tasha in pain this afternoon with her legs, I hope she feels better tomorrow.

I received 16 letters today when Tasha checked the P O Box and 2 packages.

Slept well again more or less, woke when the alarm went off. I was in the bathroom when Tasha arrived, because I hadn’t dressed yet she decided to give me a shower as I stunk.

Been a somewhat busy day with housework and ironing Tim’s work clothes and such.

Mum sounded good when I spoke to her, she sounds more like herself

I woke at 5.40 and got up 10 mins later, I opened the house and managed to get my hearing aids in without help.

Tash arrived at 6.30 and dressed me, then got my breakfast.

Another warm day and for me a lazy day doing bugga all.

Feeling restless and unsettled this afternoon

Woke to the alarm, going to be another dripping in sweat day for me.

I am shaking a lot today and feel like shit because of it.

Mum was ok repeated herself a few times but sounded happier.

Leo here tonight, Tim was telling me how happy he is that Leo treats this house like his own home. Coming in and getting whatever he wants even if we are in bed.

I woke at 5.40 and got up straight away, gathered up my stuff and headed to the bathroom. My phone, however, was in the loungeroom so it was good I woke when I did.

After opening the house I sat and started my computer and waited for Tasha to arrive.

At 6.30 I was dripping in sweat.

Another day shaking so very much.

Leo going to Kelli’s for the weekend, so Tash will settle me down.

Mum told me all about the letter from Kathy, she was so excited about it. She ended up reading the whole letter to me.

Had a sleep in, waking at 7am I managed to get up and get my own breakfast.

Kathy came over but it was obvious that she was too sick to give me a shower. So I rang Tash and she came and showered me.

Going to be a stinking hot day air con on from 7.30 this morning.

The heat is giving me a headache

Poem Day

If Only You Could Have Stayed

© Catherine Lamberton More By Catherine Lamberton

Published: March 2011

Constantly thinking,
never to be the same.
The tears fall quickly
just hearing your name.

Silence is golden,
yet not anymore.
Silence brings thoughts
I just can’t ignore.

The nights are sleepless,
dreams out of reach.
Crying in my pillow
to you I beseech.

Surrounded by family,
I still feel alone.
My heart is so empty.
This pain I must own.

I wish I could hug you
and just see your face.
But now I have memories
to stand in your place.

Gone but not forgotten,
that’s what they say.
Of course that is true…
but if only you could have stayed.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/if-only-you-could-of-stayed

More Facts

Hello world, hello Monday here are this weeks facts…………

Microwave ovens were invented by chance in a laboratory accident, really ??????

By 1929 eleven people had died from unnatural causes, including Lord Carnation’s relatives and Carter’s personal secretary, Richard Bethell and Bethell’s father Lord Westbury.

Lord Westbury took his own life by jumping from a building, he left a note that said, “I really can’t stand any more horrors, so I am making my exit.

Mel Blanc the voice of Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots

Approximately one third of the Earth’s land surface is desert.

Poem Day

Leisure

By W. H. Davies More W. H. Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/leisure-by-w-h-davies

Fact Day

Another Monday, another day for facts………..

Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, however,it was the richest country on earth until the British invasion on the early 17th century.

Cuba in the only island in the Caribbean to have a railway.

The first documented lighthouse was as Alexandra built in 200BC on the island of Pharos by the Egyptian Emperor, Ptolemy.

It is considered one of the seven wonder of the world, it is thought to have been 150 metres or 492 feet high about 3 times higher then modern lighthouses.

Roman Emperors built many lighthouses to assist their navigators. In 90AD the Emperor Caligula ordered a lighthouse in the country and stills stands in the ground of Dover Castle.

The Life of Jo

I woke up at 6am and after I tidy the kitchen and lounge-room table before I sent Tasha a message asking if she was awake could come and dress me.

Tim working this afternoon e left around 11am.

Mum said that she had a visit from Michelle, Alan as well as Landon & Skyla. Mum loved seeing the baby.

Woke at 5.50am and pretty much got up straight away and got dressed in the bathroom as Tim is on late starts this week.

Been an average day done the usual house work stuff I do every day.

This afternoon Tasha was annoying me as in tickling me while I waited for Leo, that said it did feel good to laugh.

Mum told me that Denni has hurt her arm again but it’s not broken. Sandra’s girls have had a lot of broken and hurt arms. Makes mum & me wonder if there is any underlining problem causing weakness in the bones.

I woke at 4.30am and between then and 6am I only dozed on & off.

Been a nice day weather wise

Had a phone call from some charity looking for money, I was annoyed with myself for answering the damn call. Anyway I explained I can’t afford it at the moment but she went on and on so I hung up and blocked the number.

Mum was telling me that Denni has her arm in a sling but couldn’t remember whether it was in a cast or not.

She also said that she went to school but was sent home after a couple of hours as she wasn’t feeling good.

I had a decent nights sleep but woke at 5.30 but 5.45 I was shaking a lot so got up and sent Tasha a text asking when she wanted to shower me, she came straight down and did it.

Tim off to the GP before going to work, I will find out how it went tomorrow.

Had a restless night waking often for how long I don’t know. I do know that on two occasions I was shaking a lot.

I am in so much pain today with my left leg.

Had to ring the Dr’s surgery for a phone appointment as I need a script for Norspan.

I just had Jess & Tasha here because I rang in tears because I was drenched in sweat and had dropped the powder and when I tried to stand my left knee gave out and I fell back onto the toilet. I have a phone with me and was able to call for help. always

Leo here tonight this is the norm now.

I slept better last night, at 3.10 this morning I woke to Tim doing something with his phone, I asked what the time was, he said he didn’t know and tried to look at the wall clock, before going out to the kitchen and returning to bed, no idea what was going on.

When I asked Tim about it he had no idea either.

Around 3.15 it started to storm, strong wind and heavy rain so I was unable to go meet Leo. Tasha did it instead.

Jess putting me to bed tonight.

I woke at 6.30am and gave Tim a cuddle kinda before getting up but of course he moved away so I moved closer and he moved further away. So I got up.

Kathy & Summer turned up at 8.45am and Kathy gave me a shower and helped me dress.

Jess working today a two in one job, she picks up one lot drop them somewhere, pick up another lot and drop them off. Have a break of maybe 2hr’s and go pick up the first lot and take them home, then go get the second lot and take them home, she will be home around 7.30pm.

Poem Day

A Sense Of Love

© William Wilson More By William Wilson

Published: February 14, 2019

Love is not something you see.
It’s meaning everything to me.
It’s needing to have you in my life,
So much that I made you my wife.

Love is not something you hear.
It’s always wanting to have you near.
It’s needing to feel your lips each day
So much that no words could ever say.

Love is not something you taste.
It’s never letting it go to waste.
It’s needing to see you even when we fight,
So much or I’ll miss you day and night.

Love is not something you touch.
It’s knowing that you mean so much.
It’s needing your skin when I’m in bed,
So much that you make me lose my head.

Love is not something you smell.
It’s something that you’re proud to tell.
It’s needing to always make you smile,
So much that you make my life worthwhile

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-sense-of-love

King Tut Facts

Good morning world, here I am faced with another school week and because it’s Monday it is fact day, so here we go……

After King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt in 1922, a number of people associated with the discovery died in mysterious deaths.

Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in November 1922 by Howard Carter, an amateur archaeologist commissioned by English nobleman Lord Carnarvon to find it.

The discovery lead to rumours of curse which wasn’t taken seriously until Lord Carnarvon came down with a mysterious fever from an insect bite and died.

Even more strange when Tutankhamen in 1925 was unwrapped he was found to have a wound on his left cheek in the exactly same spot as the insect bite on Lord Carnarvon

The curse rumours strengthened when word came from Lord Carnation’s home on England at 1.50am the time of the Lord’s death that his favourite dog had died.

Another week in the life of Jo-Anne

Up at 6.10 because Tim was complaining that said air from my Cpap mask blowing in his face.

I managed to dress myself and get my own breakfast.

Tim at work today.

A coolish day and yet I am sweating from head to foot.

Leo has been in and out all day.

Strong wind at 2.40pm blew the green bin over.

Leo came and got an umbrella so he could go to Macca’s, this I feel odd about. However, I am super proud of him, he is growing so fast.

Another early start woke at 5.40am and got up straight away. Tasha arrived just after I opened the house I was having my morning wash.

Tim is on late starts this week.

He printed my letters, diary enters and address list for me this morning.

So now I have a pile of letters to post.

I forgot to go wait for Leo this afternoon I just forgot for no reason it wasn’t till Tasha rang and asked me if I had forgotten something that I remembered.

I woke at 5.50am and got up a short time later and was sitting in the bathroom waiting for Tasha lost in my own little world.

Been a nice cool day but I am of course sweating.

Had a phone call from Sandra this morning to tell me our uncle Richie’s funeral is on Thursday about a 45 minute drive from here. I said I would love to go but with Covid I would only be able to attend if I remained outside as only 20 immediate family members can be inside.

It was 6.13 when I woke this morning 2 minutes before my alarm went off.

I found printer ink on my laptop this morning, happy me.

Been a sticky day for me one of those days when going to the toilet causes so much sweat and stickiness that pulling up my clothing is a task and a half.

Will need a shower tomorrow as I stink.

Woke up when the alarm went off, I was having a strange dream about having a blackout and asking Tim to fix it so I could have light and handed me a light bulb.

Tasha gave me a shower after I had breakfast, she was in a snappy mood because there was a mess in the lounge room and in the kitchen.

Kelli rang and asked if I had a spacer she could borrow I do and she has came and borrowed it.

It has been raining since mid morning, I doubt I will be able to meet Leo.

Leo is here tonight.

Woke with the alarm found Leo already awake, it is a cold morning.

I have an appointment at the JHH with the gynaecology clinic this afternoon.

Took the wheelchair to appointment he said to stay on the Betimiga medication as it is working. Also told me to stop drinking caffeinated drinks. I said not going to happen as I don’t like to drink just water. Also I don’t like juice, cordial etc………

Rang mum when I got home she was good telling me about a call from Aunty Denise, she rang mum and asked her Thomas Richard NO it was Richard Thomas 2nd how could she not know her dad’s name.

Jess coming to help me get ready for bed.

I woke at 6.11am even though it is Saturday, I got up straight away. I felt like shit and had a pity moment resulting in a Facebook post.

I was over it in 30 minutes time.

Woke up with a blood shot eye, my right eye.

Kathy came and gave me a shower and said that her weekends are so busy she just doesn’t has the time to help me.

Managed to set the ironing board up and iron Tim work shirts.

I asked for someone to help me look for the Christmas cards I bought at the end of last year. However, I am still waiting.

Poem Day

A Friend

© Lisa M. Chapin

Published: November 2007

A friend like you is hard to find,
one that touches you deep inside.
You’ve given me strength to carry on,
you’ve offered your hand to hold on.
When times are tough, I know you’re there
to offer support and show you care.
If not for you, I would have drowned,
but you help keep me on solid ground.
I believe you were sent from the man above
because he knows the strength of your love.
You show that love in so many ways.
It helps me get through my darkest of days.
So for that, I write this poem for you
and tell you from my heart, THANK YOU!

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/rough-times