Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to look after my mother

How to look after my mother

Just in case I get hit by a tram on my way to the  letterbox I thought I had better leave directions for her care.
Check all Doctors appointments at least 3 times a week (they change)
Hair perms and cuts regularly (at most inconvenient time for you always)
If all else fails, she does like a plane ride, you pay though

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The technical stuff

Twins report for June

Mum's cramps have gone
Specialist said nothing to worry about at this stage
Sharing the placenta is a bit more of a problem as one has more blood vessels than the other and is therefore larger. Not a new problem but one we hoped to avoid,
30 weeks is what is being aimed for at the moment, could mean a stay in hospital for Mum (who is trying to work out how much work she can do with just a lap top while bedridden!)

I love this pickie but her with 4 of them, hmmmm

We find out the sex on the 8th July (Happy Birthday to me????) Do I want to know, still haven't decided.
Of course Mum does because if they are boys she will never get a toilet seat left down EVER.

Looking for an automatic closing toilet lid for Mummy. Does she need it? If girls, no, 2 more boys YES,will it matter anyway, NAH , I think she will love it anyway.

House not built and no room for the babies still as Dad has his gym in the only spare room.
Pressure to complete a house in 15 weeks, OH YEAH!
Time Management and a Project manager?
No time for idle tools or minds now!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Thoughts for the day

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea.....
does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

If people from Poland are called Poles,
               then why aren't people from Holland 
 called Holes?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?   

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,
then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? 

Do Lipton Tea employees take 'coffee breaks?'

I  thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them?
Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps? That way we all get a good look.

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

 Thank you Maxine, I have not heard from you for a while and now I have some thoughts to ponder
Eagerly awaiting your next email (when you get around to it.)



Sorry i haven't been here for a while, I have been doing Blog Prompts over at another of my Blogs.
I am working my way through a list and quite surprised at some outcomes, but hey, it is my brain that is prompting it so I shouldn't be too surprised.

No excuse, I know so I am here now to let you know I am still of this Earth, not among the noted who have traded fame for eternity, No Who's Who listing, no record book entries, no news coverage, still here and thankful for that.

I thoroughly enjoyed a BBQ with friends, and foes, where the cook had the temperament of a kitten, as usual for him, but today he had the appetite that included everything from Drop Bears to a Ford Territory, so no leftovers for the volunteers tomorrow. All in sunshine for a change here. No paradiddle of sprinkles giving way to serious drumming as has been the norm here lately!
Okay I have just re read that, Holy abecedarian!

I have become a philosophunculist! 

  Did I get a new dictionary or thesaurus and thought it appropriate to use as many big impressive words as possible? Is the 'big word' fairy holding my family hostage demanding that I use these words or else? 
I don't think so!

Bring on the Qwerty Fairy!


A reality check was all that twas needed!

Now how to write a "little word" post, like I usually do,'This is not because I don't respect your smarts (intelligence = Big Word) but it means less typos by the law of averages.

I am here in Tanilba where the sun is finally shining after all our rain, Chelsea is still waddling around the place, today was a yuck day so am writing it off and starting again tomorrow.

Why yuck? Car battery flat, appointments missed, phone calls where you press this number for that and that number for this and I wanted the other that was not an option. Oh for human contact!

I was also informed that I had the same shoes on yesterday at the BBQ by someone who I don't know! How bad is that! I think I will get a giggle about it later, but not yet, still smarting and changing shoes!

Today was the day where everyone asked me "why". I don't have "Help Desk" written on my forehead (checked twice already).
Tomorrow is Ruby Tuesday
Gem of a day
Habitat and then Mum's for a couple of days
so will be waiting for tgif.

Take care and be good to those around you, and if you run into me please don't ask "why". just live with the mystery and leave me in pieces.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Twins update

Girls or Boys remains the question

Just a short note to keep you up on their progress.
Mum was having cramps earlier in the week, but is at work (of course).
Specialist on Monday to check all out.

Twins are happy in their separate sacks at the moment. No problems with cords wrapping around each other  and they can kick each other, been seen doing that already, Bless their little booties!
they do share the one placenta.
This makes it a high risk pregnancy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blog Prompt

Okay so a Facebook friend started this off with the starting of a group called Blog Prompts
Got me Googling (of course) and decided I would do a blog post one the 3rd prompt.
Never been one to renege on a deal with myself (bit like dealing with the devil some days) so here goes:
You're a fly on the wall at your own funeral. What are people saying about you?
 Well supposing Mum isn't there with her fly swatter and wipes me out before I hear anything (she is a mean shot with that thing) I guess the first thing would be 
"Gee it's quiet"

Friday, June 10, 2011


What about this phenomenon that is sweeping the world!
How far has a cupcake come, from those Butterfly cakes baked by the dozens, to cupcakes in a jar! 
All in my lifetime!

Cupcake Jars

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Twins mystery

2 girls?

 The wondering continues!

Do I want to know when Mummy finds out?
Yes, shopping would be easier
Yes, There is only so much white this pair can wear


2 Boys?
I do like surprises
Healthy is the thing I hope for most
Mum to be fine

Shopping doesn't matter when I am at home, not on line or sleeping 

Dilemma to be sorted before she finds out or my Mum will crack and subtly suggest "OOh, you don't need pretty frilly things" or something along those lines, but you get the drift. Tell my Mum a secret, ask her not to tell you something and she cannot help herself

Covering my bases or woosing out?
 I didn't want to know until this one was born, BUT he was flying solo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why should we tell our stories

I love to hear of people's lives and the journey that brought them to where they are today.

This Blog is my way of telling some of my life as it flows, stops, coagulates and takes me along many a road. Some of these are bumpy, some are smooth, many turns in others with a few hairpin bends thrown in. All in all I am still on that road and will continue to record and share my travels and hope someone stops me along the way to say "Hi" as I do love a chat.

"We all have a story to tell whether we publish it or keep it for just ourselves or family; allow yourself to be heard."
 Everyone, at one time or another, has wanted to express his or her story. Writing a memoir to read privately, share with family or friends, or publish is an emotionally satisfying way to gain perspective on your experiences while sharing your unique voice. We’ve all experienced feelings and events in our lives that we are longing to write down. Giving in to that urge can give you an outlet for purging any frustration, anxiety, or long-dormant feelings. No one else has to read it. You may even want to write your story without reading it right away. Satisfying the need to tell your story is not predicated upon your writing ability. It does, however take effort to write down the truth in detail. Your memories, captured on paper as descriptive scenes, sights, sounds, and scents, may at first seem disconnected or incomplete. But rest assured that you possess the ability to shape your recollections into stories. 
veryone wants to be heard. Reading your story to others can meet that need. Writing your story can also help you understand your life experiences. And when you finish writing, you may be surprised at what you have accomplished. Your story can encompass as much or as little of your life as you prefer. You may surprise yourself with new insights, or you may find yourself exploring your roots, your identity, and your future through your words. Allow your writing to guide you and write as truthfully as possible. Don’t worry about what others will think of your personal journey, your style of writing, or your words.
Research has shown that writing a personal narrative filled with feelings and perceptions can create long-term health benefits. As you write, remember to have compassion for yourself, particularly when writing about traumatic events. If you are a young person, you can add to your life story as you grow older. Your writing may help family members know you better, or they may understand themselves more through reading about your experiences. More importantly, you are expressing yourself in a permanent way, giving a gift to yourself, and letting your voice be heard. 

They have such gems and pearls of wisdom as this one above!
So pop on over and see if there is something for you too

Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate it

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mobile phone, or mine at least Update

Garmin Asus A50
I don't do reviews, personal taste when selecting a  phone, but I do read others and leave all that up to the techsperts.

I am a female who has a phone, end of qualifications!

So why do I like my current one?
It has GPS, with a lovely lady. without an irritating voice, that tells me politely to turn here or there and gets me from point A to B relatively unscathed. She even goes with the flow when I go off some side road that looks like it goes somewhere . Could I change the voice, probably, but we get along well so why try.

My favourite is the Saved Parking Spot! Wow, never lose my car again, (if I remember to tell it where I left it) and when I tested this out it took me straight to the boot of my car! How cool is that! It even knows that I fill the boot with shopping first, Impressive.

Facebook, where would my  life be without FB!

Email: although my computer takes offense sometimes and says  "use your phone!" in that narky Microsoft generated voice it has.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Autumn tribute

I have only have one Autumn tree amongst the native bushland. So it is very special to me.

Now that Winter has officially begun today I decided I owed it to this one tree to show off it's beauty as it prepares to sleep until greeting me again with the buds in Spring.

The view sitting underneath
 I spent quite a bit of time crunching through the leaves as they changed colours and fell into a glorious riot of Autumn tones underneath

Evening classes for men


(Women In Charge Of Everything)

Is proud to announce the opening of its

The course covers two days, and topics covered in this course include:


Step by step guide with slide presentation

Round table discussion

Practicing with basket

Debate among a panel of experts.

Losing the remote control - Help line and support groups

Twins first photo

No need to say much

about covers it I think!

First pickie of  "Double Trouble"

Feel free to place your bets on sex.
50% chance on being right, identical it's so one or the other