Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A Gift from Nicole

Last Friday in the mail I received this parcel.

It was from Nicole who can be found here:https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com

It contained these items.


Have to say it made me feel so happy and it was just in time for my birthday which was on Thursday.


If you have never paid Nicole a visit you should do so she had an amazing blog and is an amazing woman.

Monday, 20 November 2017

My Weekend/Party

This last weekend was up and down, leopotatoface is the best. The last few words about Leo were by Leo and I said I would leave it in to make him happy.

There was a party for my birthday on Saturday at my parents place, there was a nice turn out for the party and all the food was eaten just had KFC & Pizzas and of course there was cake, this cake......

I received a lot of nice presents as you can see:



I had a few drinks buy didn't get drunk, just had enough to feel relaxed, I am not much of a drinker.

Sunday saw me at home doing laundry and watching telly.


I know all these things are ups and not downs, the down was Friday night when Tim came home from work in a mood, he was pissed off with me because I bought some story books for my very young nieces and nephews which I will send to them from “Mrs Claus” the books only cost $3 each and are personalised with their name in them. This is just a little thing I like to do each year but Tim doesn't want me to do so because they don't buy gifts for us or our grandchildren but that in my opinion isn't here or there. So his mood was upsetting to me but by Saturday he was acting in a better mood which meant I was able to enjoy my party.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

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 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Photo Wednesday

HERE IS A VERY RARE PHOTO OF DAWSON WITH HIS PARENTS AND YOUNGER BROTHER, TAKEN AT HIS GRADUATION DINNER

Monday, 13 November 2017

Did you know

Well Monday is here again, so here are some more did you know facts....................

When you think Christmas lunch or dinner you think turkey but in older times, goose,swan and even peacock were specialities at Christmas time. A peacock was severed with all its real feathers, its peak would be covered in gold leaf and it would be set on fire.............what the hell...............

In 1876 when constructing the 550 foot tall Washington Monument, at the stage when it was at the 153 feet tall, workers needed to get a rope to the top, but they did not have any sort of scaffolding. So what did they do, they tied a thread to the leg of a pigeon put him inside the unfinished tower and made a sudden noise. The frightened bird flew up to the top and out, a string was attached to the thread and pulled to the top, and then a rope was pulled to the top with the string, what the hell.

Some people in China use live quail in the winter as hand warmers, really what the hell..................

There was once a flock of ducks that lived on the roof of a hotel in Memphis Tennessee, USA, who used to take the hotel lift down to the ground floor when they wanted to go anywhere, yeah like I believe that..................


There is a wild edible plant called Hernandulcin which is one thousand times sweeter than sugar......

Saturday, 11 November 2017

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.



Thursday, 9 November 2017

Just another Thursday

Here we are at another Thursday and it is still cool/cold and wet on and off during the day, I don't have much on today after I take Leo to school I will be going to the doctor to tell him how I think the patch has worked.

I woke up with no energy this morning maybe I am getting sick, Jessica was sick last night and had to leave Tafe early to go home and to bed. Leo has been feeling sick the last couple of days as well.

Dad went to the doctor on Tuesday and mentioned the coughing up blood and the doctor wasn't concerned at all he said that because dad has a real lot of scarring around where his lung was removed so not surprising that he coughed up a bit of blood.

Yesterday I missed my aqua class because I wasn't sending Leo to school but at 8.20am he comes out said he felt fine and wanted to go to school and by the time I got him to school and I got to the pool there was no where to park so I just decided to give it a miss.

Last night Leo didn't feel well again I thought he would be having today off school but he has other thoughts on the matter and just asked me how long before he goes to school. Although he is still coughing but he still insists on going to school.

I need to get my ass into gear and start getting to work ordering my Christmas cards and calendars as it is only 7 weeks till Christmas.



A Gift from Nicole

Last Friday in the mail I received this parcel. It was from Nicole who can be found here: https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com ...