Saturday, 30 September 2017

My break away

Well as you all should know I have been away for a few days at Stockton caravan park where I had sucky internet, which is where I started writing this.

Stockton is only 30 minutes drive from home and it was a nice park and I had a good time, even though I forgot to pack warm pants.


On Wednesday night Tim and I went for tea at the bowling club, Tim of course complained about the cost of the meals. I got a flake cheesecake to go and that was so nice.

Tim now wants to sell the caravan, because it is too small, doesn't have air con and we don't use it as much as he thought we would, all reasons I gave when I wasn't sure about getting a caravan.......

On Thursday morning while he was fishing he caught a baby shark and it made his day, he was so happy about catching it, he took photos and posted them to Facebook, although he said he would have been happier if Blain & Leo had been with him.

Later on while Leo, Sydney-May & Summer were here Tim caught a Shovel Nose Ray or a Shovel Nose Guitarfish which he was thrilled about as were the kids, not just ours but many kids who saw it on the ground near the van, lots of people came to have a look at it.

Friday saw us up at 7am and packed up and leaving by 8.30am, when we got to mum & dad's there was a small white car parked across the road and Tim had to go in search of the owner to have it moved so he could reverse the caravan down the driveway.

We arrived home here by around 11am and had a house full of people till around 3pm, four grandchildren, the neighbours granddaughter, two daughters and one niece so the house was loud and full. It was nice when they all left and the house was quiet.


Today it will be just me and Leo for most of the day, although Kathy and the girls will be here later, she is bringing my grocery shopping over and will vacuum out for me while she is here. Tim is at work today.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Slow internet

Internet at the caravan park is so bloody slow may not post till I get home

Monday, 25 September 2017

Guess what..................it's Monday again

Here we are at another Monday and its another hot day here in Newie, not as hot as yesterday though had the air con on from 6.30am yesterday when I got up as it was so hot there was a hot wind blowing. When Tim got up at 8am he was shocked that I had the air con on already but quickly realised how hot it was.

Now at 10am yesterday I went back to bed as I felt so tired, I sent both Kathy and Jess a text telling them I was going back to bed and they could cook lunch and wake me when it was ready, which Kathy did. One moment I was getting into bed the next moment Kathy was telling me lunch was ready and it was 11.45am.

Yesterday afternoon Tim and I went and picked up the caravan and brought it back here as this morning Tim had to take the caravan to the auto electrician and tomorrow we are taking it away for a few days.

We are only going over to Stockton which is only 30-45 minutes from home we will be home on Friday. Tim wants to do so beach fishing and I am just going to sleep and read and write blog posts to save for future use.



Saturday, 23 September 2017

Random Thoughts No: 6

Well it is Monday and I am starting another week of random thoughts...............................

298 emails to sort through to my hotmail email account, this is what happens when I don't check them between Friday and Monday...................

Only 26 emails in my gmail account.................

Waking up tired and not having any motivation to do anything.............

Still dragging my tired body to the aqua class...............................

Leo's school yearly show, they do one a year like many schools, but it is a long day/night for the kids and this nanna as well.................

Barely able to drag my body out of bed the next day but I did and of course I will go to my aqua class again but didn't do other exercisers due to feeling more asleep then awake this morning but Leo was up so I got up............

Monday I was in so much pain I could barely move, Tuesday I get injection into the knee, Wednesday I have hardly any pain at all......................

Damn some people piss me off, complaining about things I have no control over.....................

Car insurance payments being reduce, that is a good thing, I guess.............................

Friday saw me in pain again with my leg/knee and feeling unwell around 5pm, so unwell I went to bed early at 5.30pm, Saturday (today) I am feeling much better and the pain in my leg is only so so.



Thursday, 21 September 2017

I have little pain and it feels good

Hello Thursday, a lovely day here today, I went to find clothes this morning being that it is warm day I wanted shorts or ¾ pants and found that I only have one pair of ¾ pants and only two pairs of good shorts not what I call everyday shorts so I going to have to buy more before the hot weather arrives day in and day out.

Had the cortisone injection into my right knee on Tuesday morning and it has made a big difference to my pain and ability to move, cortisone injections can offer fast-acting relief of inflamed muscles, joints, tendons and bursa.

Cortisone is corticosteroids which is also called steroids and is used to treat inflammation, when injected into or around a painful area such has a joint or muscle they can reduce the in the area, this then relives the pain and reduces tissues swelling thus improving function and mobility. Depending on the condition they can offer relief for several weeks up to a few months. I am hoping to get a few months of relief.

Corticosteroids mimic natural hormones produced by the body — specifically by the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys. Corticosteroids should not be confused with male and the steroid hormones, which are sometimes misused by athletes and body builders.

Steroid injections can effectively treat the joint inflammation that is seen in people with rheumatoid arthritis. They can also be used to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis the most common form of arthritis and gout.

The injection can be done by your GP in his office but are often done at a Xray place with the aid of either a CT scan or and ultrasound, mine was done with the aid of a CT scan. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Did you know Monday

Well here I am on Monday afternoon doing a quick post a did you know post..................................

As a promotional stunt at a baseball game in 1939, catcher Joe Sprinz tried to catch a baseball dropped from 1,200 feet in the air. He said he could see the ball all the way down, but somehow instead of catching it in his glove,it him in the face, cracking his jaw in 12 places.

Why do cats turn around and around before lying down, some say its an instinct left over from the days when they slept in tall grass, the turning action pushed the grass down into a nest.

When a gas pipeline crossing the California desert springs a leak the gas companies have an ingenious way of finding out where it is. A chemical is put into the gas that arouses the mating instinct in vultures. The birds congregate around the area so look for the vultures and you find the leak.


Fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Random thoughts No:5

Well here we are at the end of another week, been a mixed bag weather wise this week, cool and then stinking hot followed by another cool day. Here are this weeks random thoughts......................

My precious first born daughter turned 32 on Sunday, so we had a baked lunch and of course Natasha was a no show yet again...........

Seeing Natasha and Jessica happy to see each other............................

Damn it is hot this Wednesday, so hot had to have the air con on, before turning it on I had to clean the filter, so also cleaned the filter in the bedroom air con, couldn't figure out how to get the filter out of the air con in Tim's office.

Asked Tim how the filter comes out of his air con, you would think I asked him a really stupid question by his reaction but when he went to get it out he couldn't figure it out either for a bit but in the end he got it out and it didn't need cleaning.

When I was waiting for Leo on Wednesday afternoon, I look up and see him walking towards me with a teacher and all I can think is what has happened now, he had something in his eye and even though it had been washed out a few times it was still annoying him. Took him to the doctor and while waiting to be called in he tells me his eye is fine, so we come home without see the doctor.
Answering letters this afternoon

Southo & Pepsi Max at the end of the day, nice

Having to ask a stranger to lift my leg into the car while out shopping and needing Blain to lift my leg into the house when I got home.


A 4.30am phone call from Jessica because she needed Catapress for Leo and of course I got up and took over some for her, so Leo could sleep.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

I am not quite right........today

This morning I woke up at 5.55am and thought what the hell, I have no memory of the alarm going off at 4.30am but it must have. I didn't do an exercises this morning just didn't feel like it.

I don't feel sick but I also don't feel great just not really right and yes I know many may think that I am never quite right, I get that, it is kinda hard to explain how I am feeling just not 100% me.

Going to be another very warm to hot day here in Newie with temp of 30°c again and no we are not in Summer yet that is still a few months away for us Aussies. Just went and cleaned the filters in two of the air cons before turning the one in the kitchen on, couldn’t clean the filter in the one in Tim's office as I couldn't figure out how to get it out, so will have to ask Tim about it when he gets home.


Had an Xray of my right knee this morning, Kathy-Lee came with me and helped me get on and off the table and move my leg, she also help lift my leg into the house when we got home. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The last few days in my life

Good morning all, I am still in a lot of pain with my knees, so much pain that this morning when I woke up the pain was enough for me to just go back to sleep till Tim got up about an hour after my alarm went off.

I am continuing with the aqua class and I am enjoying it, it may be the reason why my knees are so sore today and yesterday afternoon. I only did 35minutes of exercise this morning because of the pain.

Yesterday I had little motivation to do much of anything after I returned from the aqua class, also when I got home Jessica and Kelli were here with Blain who was laying in Leo's bed, he was sent home sick from school. Kelli hung around so she could talk to Natasha about him being “sick” like me she thought it was an act, every Monday for the last 5 or 6 weeks he is “sick” he tried to say that it is the drive from Cessnock to Warners Bay causes him to be sick but if that was the case he would also get sick on the drive from Warners Bay to Cessnock on Friday afternoon. When she got here Natasha stormed into the house and down the hall saying “are you really sick” “this is beyond a joke” every bloody week you pull this shit.

Then just as Jessica and Kelli were leaving Jessica received a phone call from the school about Leo, another student had pushed him and got in his face so Leo shoved the kid back and he Leo is getting a suspension warning, how unfair, he was defending himself and gets into trouble the teachers say he should have walked away and found a teacher but really not that simple.

Speaking of Jessica on Saturday night she had me have Leo while she went to see Kelli and hang out for a while and what happened she broke down on the freeway, cost her $400 to join the NRMA and get the car towed to her mechanics and at this stage she doesn't know how much it is going to cost to fix, looks like a large water leak at the back of the engine. So at the moment she is without a car and getting a lift to and from Tafe with a friend from Tafe.


Well that is all from me for this post............................     

Friday, 8 September 2017

Random Thoughts No:4

Here are this weeks random thoughts:

Trying not to turn the light on every time I walk into a room, often the light isn't needed but flicking the switch is a habit, so I am trying to break that habit.

I always turn the light off when I leave a room.

So much pain, I couldn't move my leg without it hurting oh so much and wanting to cry, thankfully Leo was here and such a big help to nanna.

Only managing 31 minutes of exercise because of the pain in my legs, mostly the knees...................

It's hot, it's cold, it's hot, it's cold damn this weather is all over the place...........................

Leo decides to have his medication in some of his chocolate milkshake but didn't wait long enough for it to dissolve and spat it out now, it is dissolving in Pepsi Max as per usual.

Years ago it was considered ok to have eggflips, that is a milkshake with a raw egg in it, now they say raw eggs are not good for you and may make you sick, they “eggflips” never made my girls or me or my siblings sick, just saying...................

Do you know someone who has a habit of telling the same story over and over, do you tell them that they have already told you that many times before, or do you just listen as if it is the first time you are hearing it.



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Pain, Oh The Pain...........................

Hello Monday, Hello Bloggers, damn Leo is doing my head in this morning because we have both Blain & Leo here and that means they are fighting and mostly it is Leo who is acting up and starting things.

Started to write this yesterday morning and forgot about it so here I am on Tuesday morning, this morning I didn't get up till 6.30am due to the pain in my legs/knees. Even though I slept in I did manage to do 31 minutes of exercise before the pain got too bad in my knees and Leo wanted my attention.

As I mentioned yesterday I did my first aqua class and yesterday afternoon I had a great deal of leg pain, now I have pain in my knees and thighs 24/7 but the level of pain yesterday afternoon was so high that I could barely move my leg.

Those who stalk me on Facebook will know that yesterday afternoon when I was getting changed in to my jammies Leo was amazing, running in to help me when he heard me crying in pain, I was unable to lift my leg to get my pants on and he did it for me. He then made sure I sat in my armchair with my legs up and had everything I might need so I wouldn't have to get up.


I had a bad nights sleep due to the pain in my knees and this morning when I got back from taking Leo to school it was so difficult to lift my leg due to pain in my knees and thighs and Tim wants me to go to the doctor and see what he has to say about the pain. He thinks I will need my knees replaced but I do not think they will think I am bad enough for a replacement but we will see. It is terrible not being able to lift my right leg due to pain and the left leg isn't much better.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Did you know Monday

Not much to say today, went to my first aqua class, it went well, had no problem getting into the water but getting out had a cramp in my left calf that made getting out a little difficult but Tim was there to give me a hand.

Anyway since it is Monday it is did you know Monday.................................

Ostriches are the second fastest animal in the world and can run at 40 miles per hour which I think is something like 65-70 kilometres per hour so pretty fast and they can keep up this speed for like half an hour.............................

Braille was invented by Louis Braille in 1824, he was 15 years old at the time and had been blind since he was 3 years old........................

A baby is born every seven seconds.....................

If you could harness the power used by your brain, it could power a ten watt light bulb..................


Cats will not walk on aluminium foil........................................................

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Random thoughts No 3

Feeling sick and spending a day in bed................................

Improving but not great yet.....................

Hurricane Harvey............................

Father's Day weekend.....................

I don't like telemarketers...........................

Answered 9 letters this week, so far..................................

Still cold here...............................

My ankles are much better, walking pretty much normally......................


I love being home alone, never get lonely, never get bored..........................

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