All photos on this blog posted either in the past, the present or future are the property of me Jo-Anne Meadows and can not be used by anyone else for anything else without my written permission.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Some photos of my wonderful nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews............aka Sue's children and grandchildren

Good morning all how is everyone today, I am at last really starting to feel like my old self, yes my nose is still running and is at times still blocked but overall I am feeling better which is a plus.

Today I am going over to my parents for Sunday lunch, this is a welcome to the family lunch for my newest great niece Kelsi Jayne. While there I am hoping to get a few family photos done.

I am really annoyed that the store that I use to have our family portrait done at has closed down and I now can't find anywhere that does them at such a cheap price, honestly I was paying between $10-25 for the photo granted it was only one photo but remember I am married to a man who doesn't like to part with money for such things.

Anyway we will see what happens today and hopefully we should be able to get a few photos taken. Speaking of taking photos I have had my camera on charging over night and it still will not turn on so I guess it is cactus now Tim will have to get me a new

On Monday it is my great nephew Lenny's 5th birthday so yesterday his mum had a family party for him, no I didn't go why because I wasn't invited but that is ok I am annoyed, upset or anything like that.

My point in mentioning it here is because while at the party a number of family photos where taken of Sue's children and grandchildren and I thought I would share a couple here.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Five Things Friday No: 7

Another five things for Friday has rolled around

Still sick

Nasal spray

Watching grandchildren.............Leo

Michael's birthday, he is 29 today. Michael is Kathy's partner

Meeting my newest great niece...........Kelsi Jayne 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

I feel like shit..............still...............hope to be tip top soon

Morning all, damn I am stuffed up in the head and my nose is still running like it is trying to escape my face. The last two nights saw me in bed before 7.30pm as I just couldn't be bothered to be awake any longer. Have to say I have had two nights of terrible sleep many times I would wake up unable to breathe through my nose and since I use a cpap machine I need to be able to breathe through my nose.

Of course I was unable to just stay home and do nothing yesterday, instead I went and helped mum with he monthly shopping but when I got home from doing that I did nothing for the rest of the day.

Today I still feel like shit but don't have much to do I am taking Leo to school soon and then I will have to go and pick up a dryer for Jessica, it is free from a guy on Freecycle he says it works and that is what she needs a working dryer so she doesn't have to bring her washing here for me to put in my dryer.

I hope I feel a bit better tomorrow when I have to go out and do my weekly shopping. Tim has said that I am always sick but I am not always sick and even when I am unwell it doesn't stop me from doing what I need to do. Even if I feel terrible tomorrow I will still get up and go shopping because it has to be done.

When you are feeling like shit due to a cold or the flu, do you take to your bed for a few days while you recover or do you just solider on because you have to and taking to your bed is just not an option.

I think if I was able to go to bed for a few days I would recover a little faster but because I just solider on and do what mum has to do every day, the cold/flu drags on for what feels like ages.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I'm Cold

I am cold today, bloody cold I have gone into the bathroom and got the small two bar heater I use when I am having a bath and put it on in the loungeroom since the love of my life doesn't want us to buy a bigger heater for the loungeroom.

This morning I went with mum to see nan and than we went out to Kathy's place as Liarna wanted to see where Sydney-May lives and have a bit of a play with her.

I am so cold today that it is not helping my cold, my nose will not stop running and I am getting a headache now I think because of the cold.

Well that is all for today's post I am just too numb to think of anything to write part of me would like a nap but part of me would like to just curl up on the lounge and watch telly and not think about anything.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Morning world are a morning person..........I am

Good morning world, I had planned to do a post yesterday but I was so tired that I ended up going back to bed for a nap at midday, I told Tim to wake me after and 1 ½ hours but he didn't he said he thought he would let me sleep longer and woke me after 2 ½ hours.

After getting up I just had no motivation to do anything and ended up spending the afternoon sitting with my feet up watching telly.

Saturday night I had one of those strange dreams where I dream about dreaming in fact it was a dream about dreaming in which I was having a dream a bit confusing I know. I woke up really tired Sunday (yesterday) and I wonder if it was because of the strange and confusing dream.

Oh well moving on this morning I was still in bed asleep when Jessica and Leo turned up, good thing I am one of those people who can wake up and jump straight out of bed an d be with it right off the bat.

My own mother isn't like she seems to me to take a while to get going of a morning, same can be said for my dad he takes a while to get going of a morning.

I love being awake early in the morning and having the time to do things in a nice and quiet house, so I usually get up before Jessica and Leo get here of a morning so I can get some things done before they arrive.

So here is today's question to all my good blog friends are you a morning person, can you jump out of bed get dressed straight off the bat and fell ready to face the day.

Do you like the quiet of a morning before the rest of the family are up and making noise.

Or are you someone who drags themselves out of bed struggle to make a coffee and really don't find their body or brain in gear till after a coffee and have had time for the body to fully wake up. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

A little about triple zero

In Australia our emergency phone number is 000, but prior to 1969 Australia did not have a nation number for emergency services. Each service fire, ambo and police each had many different numbers.

In 1961 the postmaster general introduced the Triple Zero number in major populated centres. Near the end of the 1980 it was extended to a nationwide coverage.

Triple Zero was chosen for several reasons, it suited the dialling system for the most remote automatic exchanges like in outback Queensland such communities used the 0 to select an automatic trunk line to a centre and in the most remote communities two 0s had to be used to reach a main centre; thus dialling 000 was considered best also it was felt that it would be easy to dial 000 in the dark.

You can call 000 from a mobile phone even if the phone is locked or in Australia you can also call 112 from a mobile phone to reach an operator who will connect you to the right emergency service.

911 was at one point considered as a potential emergency number, though existing phone numbers starting with 911 made this unfeasible. However, if a person was to call 911 the call would be re-routed to 000. Since many young people have heard of 911 which is the emergency number in the USA and Canada.

Here in Australia we also have the 131444 phone number for police but that is not for emergencies it is for other police matters it is also a nationwide number, I think.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Five things Friday No: 6

Five things Friday again be it late on this Friday, I will be going to bed soon but will do this first.


A pain in my neck


Hot chocolate

A sore finger