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Sunday, October 28, 2012

                                                         Mums Virtual Tea party.

O'h dear.nothing went right yesterday so my mum and I were not able to make the Tea Party.As much as I tried I could not get the internet to stay on long enough for me to post! So here we are with something we prepared earlier.Mum and I Not all dressed up! All the pretties still in the cabinet and what could we do but laugh at it all.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful time and so sorry we missed you all!
Have a blessed and wonderful day.
Today our eldest grandson Alex turns 14 and he shares this birthday with an Aunt,but it is his day that is special,he was a gorgeous baby,a very cute little man and now just a more amazing young  teen finsing his way.
All our love goes to him on this day.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

                                                                The Week that was......

A bit of a down week so what could be more wonderful than Mother Nature and Gods wonders to make us see how blessed we are.
Spring is here...so here are some of the new kids on the block.

Here is a glorious Eagle but I could not zoom in any closer,it was amazing as he chased and swooped on a rabbit and then landed to have his supper,Pee Wee birds kept attacking him and each time I got him focused he flew a bit further away.

Now here are Corellas,they were in their hundreds,finding fresh shoots of grass after a shower of rain that lasted just moments and then the sun dried it al up again,our countryside is desperate at the moment, I seemed to disturb them but here a the rest forriging.

Now  this is a Goanna,I used to see an adult one here in this spot almost daily,then one day he was dead on the road,Spring has bought out a new one and I think perhaps one of the babies of the dead one as the markings are identical(perhaps they all are lol) These run straight up trees as far as you can see,there for we are all taught to lay down if we see one and not stand still as they will literally run right up you.
It is not only in town that pedestrians are a problem,I had to sit and wait until they all had a drink and ambled back off the causeway,I did not mind I love to watch the cattle.

I have not sewed for a few weeks so this is the last thing I made,a friend got a new parrot and Eclectus?and needed some suits for him to wear so he does not mess up the house,so I used Georgies baby pattern.

The little felow over the road asked if we had any jobs to do as he is saving up his money for a new cap,I asked permission from his parents for him to come over and help me pack Care Packages for 6 soldiers.This will make 106 we have now sent to date and many more to come.he was a wonderful help.
As we worked I told him a story and he was fascinated.You see we also did a 7th box.It was for an 8 year old child,a little boy.he hangs about the base where the soldiers are and a female soldiers mother told me about this little boy.He runs errands for the soldiers,he is 8 now and has been working since he was 2 years old! he cannot read or write and what a life he must live.So we gathered a Care Package for him,with pencils,colouring in books,some lollies,a beanie as winter is coming, an Aussie rag hat,a yoyo,a magnifying glass, some small balls ,many other things and the box was so full we had to force it shut and it was still underweight.My young helper was fascinated and when he went home he must have told Dad all about it as he called out to me that he thought I was great...no I am not... I almost cannot bear to think of the hardships that little boy has,but there must be so many,he could not be the only one,I am hoping he will share,I have addressed it to the Flight Sgt that told me about him and a letter will go to her to give the things to him all at once or one at a time,she knows what is best,we do not want him t be put in a position that he is a target from others.
In our little town wonderful people give me bits and pieces almost daily for these packages,I cannot do it alone,but one person can make a difference, I was doing this alone as one many months ago,now I am one of many..please think about the life others are leading,please think about your blessings each day,many times I get caught up in my woes,life is never perfect.
I also wanted to say from my experience recently that if someone in family is not happy with you and your life and wants to change you,stand strong if you are doing the very best you can that should be enough,the worst part is that it eats away at you and you suddenly notice that you are sharp and estranged from the one that loves you the most,your partner in life,that you have let the angst take happy days from you.
So shake yourself off,fix what you can and let go of what you can't.I cannot guarantee that you will stop worrying but you will live for the day instead of letting others rob you of a good day.Hope it makes sense I am rambling but then that's what blogs are for...self indulgent chronic worriers   ...sorry to bore you.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A surprise visit,Christmas puddings and an early birthday..add some pics of work and wallah!!you have a mixed blog.

We had a wonderful surprise Friday night our daughter called us to say she and the two youngest were coming for 2 sleeps,how lovely and unexpected.Kate has been so supportive understanding that we cannot leave Mum all day any more so she has tried hard to come home as often as possible,she is such a good daughter,full of love and smiles and encouragement.It just happened that we had the dried fruits soaking in rum ready for the Christmas puddings so this meant that 4 generations would make them this year...such a blessing.

Look at those hands 83 years difference,same coins as my grandmother used,life has bestowed so many blessings upon us that the little hiccups here and there in the family are so insignificant at times like this.There seems to be more mixture up the spoon than in the bowl lol...

Four generations, now you can't tell me this pudding will not taste special..or puddings we did 2 as we will need them this year especially.There are 206 years in this pic..I look old and worn lol just very tired my problem is back and I wear out easily.

These are the puddings boiling away on two little portable gas cookers.The puddings take 3 hours to cook and this way it costs less than $1 to cook them,my brother does his jams and pickles this way and I will too from now on.These little cookers cost a little over $12 to buy and you get 4 gas cylinders for $5  a bargain!I forgot to take a pic of the finished puddings but thankfully they look great and now are wrapped and frozen awaiting,the house smelt wonderful.

Now a first for me for many years,it will be Kate's birthday next Sunday so seeing we won't see her I made her a sponge cake,yes you read right.look at this !!!

 I will do better next time,I forgot to turn the bottom one over so have not put the correct pieces together,I did not turn the bottom one when it was cool, but I was thrilled.Our darling girl looks thrilled too,not very often Mum can bake her a cake these days,,happy 41st sweetie you are amazing!

Look what was happening across the road....our lovely neighbours got married.They have 5 children all boys some Troys some Alitas and one of theirs so they decided to make the family a permanent thing.The groom 
waving the the sticky beaks lol

This is the  second eldest son,they are all gorgeous boys and all looked like the Blues Brothers, I did not take any more  pics and it is a private time,we were asked to go over later in the evening,they just had immediate family there 30 in all and it was very sweet.They are doing a wonderful job with the boys.We neighbours all put in and bought them 2 huge terracotta pots as they love their garden and plants.

Finally Mr and Mrs King Parrot visiting our feeder,there were more but I scared them..typical of me!

Have a great day,joy and love aplenty in your life,may God bring peace to your heart as you go through your days and just let us reflect of the wonderful life we have when our problems can so easily be solved,not like so many who have lost a loved one recently,had their heart broken or in dire straights,we count our blessings as life glides on.I look at Mum who had such a horrible marriage,a life of hardship rearing us on her own,I wonder could I have done it? would I have had the guts it takes  to be able to face what she did...and here she is 91 almost 92 and still with us.Some say we should put Mum in a home and have a life..we are having a life with a Mum included,how could you place this darling in a place of strangers,maybe the time will come when we cannot cope or she becomes very ill,but until then Mums place is here,in our home but more importantly in our hearts.I will read these words and make sure I remember them next time I feel a little impatient.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

                                                             A Mixed Bag........
Just a little mixed blog today.Bob and I got to go away for the long weekend and we just went less than 2 hours away and not the planned trip.We had both not been that well and the place we were going to visit  was over 5 hours away and beyond us as we had been relieving at the Post Office to sort the mail truck and up at 4.30 for 2 weeks,it just caught up with us....

Here is Bob relaxing with a book,a rare sight as there is always something to do at home.The caravan park was really quiet at a place named Tamworth,we did nothing.I had hoped to stop on the way home and see a fellow blogger but we were too early for the shop she works at to be open( sorry Chris) however maybe next time.It was good to be alone as we are never alone,my brother came to look after Mum and we wanted to get home early to have some time with him.

I love my job as you know and with school holidays on the farmers children are all at home and they LOVE the mail lady lol.This is a sweet set of twins and big sister,Daddy had gotten them a dwarf rabbit each so I had to stop and pat them every day so far,I asked permission to take their pic and put it here.Miss whitey,Miss Blackie and Miss Brownie..don't you love the names lol.These children live next tot he little rural school,they have 9 yes 9! pupils.I will take a pic one day for you I have to ask first for permission.

Finally one of my favourite trees on my mail run, it is right where I have to open a gate,many times mares bring their foals here for shade and also the ewes bring their lambs rest here,today it was almost alone.It is just magestic this tree...Gods great wonders.

Well we are back home,back at work,back to normal and it was like we were never away.We laughingly said the sexfest is over,lol well Bob has to dream!or am I just joking...well who knows.....

My friend was once phoned up by her about to be married daughter.."Mum she said do people have sex over 70?" Now I am asking...I thought life got quieter in that area as we advanced into our 60's...looks to me like the men get rejuvenated lol or perhaps it is if you are blessed enough to still be "in love" as we can love one another but not be in the state of" in love.".
This subject came up recently at our craft group and I was surprised to fins that more than half have separate beds at the same age as us and some have their own room..I wonder which is the most normal.Well it is a private thing so guess I will never know lol.
Have a wonderful day,feel blessed to be breathing as with all the illnesses facing us and the tragedies in abundance  it is truely a blessing just to awaken each day.