Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fire wood weekend

This is some of the fire wood we gathered from a friends farm this weekend 
We did one trip yesterday, filled the trailer and the back of the ute 
We did another trip this morning 
Hubby will sort this out and come autumn will start to split it ready for the fire 
The trees were felled a while ago so are almost dry
They will completely dry out over this summer 
Not a bad weekends work 
We were very very low! 
We will do a few more runs before the summer really kicks in and it becomes too hot 
Then rest till autumn 
You never know how long and cold winter will be
So it’s nice to know we are getting prepared 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Getting more festive

Today Diane and I put this “small” garland up lol 
We are so tired. But omg how good does it look 
We were very proud of ourselves 
There are four six foot garlands from lincraft 
Everything else is from the reject shop or similar cheap shops 
So we did not spend a fortune 
We just don’t. 
So what do you think? 
I’m happy. 
I also got the polar express from woollies 
He fits perfect around the fire place 
Now I just need batteries 
A great days work I think 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming. I know it only November, and usually I’m not even thinking Christmas 
This time of year 
My friend Diane has promised to help me decorate. 
So as we are so busy over the next few weeks we thought we would start early 
I put the trees up on Saturday so we had a head start and got all the baubles organised 
So today went really smoothly and we finished much quicker than we thought we would 

Don’t the trees look great. She has a talent and she loves Christmas so very much 
The tree with the elf is the one I had. A fibre optic one. 
When Diane saw that tree last year. She told me in no uncertain terms that it was not good enough lol 
That’s when we got the two big trees   This year I have added more decorations 

Here she is busy deciding what goes where she is very meticulous 
I have the nativity set up on the wood box and a Christmas village that I will add to this year. 
I think Bella decided to visit and chat with the locals lol 
It only took her about five minutes to decide this was her spot lol 

Diane has a few more plans for my place lol 
I’ve got some Christmas mats and some cushion covers 
It’s going to look very festive in here 
Lord save me! 
The grinch has been converted lol 
It’s fun when someone as enthusiastic as Diane is makes you come along for the ride 
How early do you start? 
Can’t wait to see your pics 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Life affirming

With the whole drama of anaphylaxis, fibro flares, and extreme pain and anxiety 
I was not in a good head space 
I was like these hanging pots 
All worn out and not dying, but not flourishing 

So I decided the pity party was over and headed off to the local Bunnings nursery Centre 
I got me some potting mix and new hanging pots 
And a variety of seedlings
And got to work 
The old pots are in the garden for now. The plants are not dead. So I’ll continually water them and then transplant them out into the garden 

But for now it’s all fresh and new again 
I specifically bought seedlings instead of more advanced plants, because I wanted to confirm that I’m here and I will be here 
For a long time
Seedlings take time to grow and flower, and my recovery will also

The sunshine was lovely on my sore body
The green soothing to my soul
And it’s always great therapy getting your hands dirty 
See ya xxx

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Anaphylaxis strikes again

Well I spent most of the night here at the emergency department of our local hospital 
Went to bed around nine last night. All good 
Then that familiar tightening of the throat and the swelling of the area made me get up and decide to try taking
More antihistamine tablets. 

Didn’t work 

Soon I had to use the epipen again 
Woke hubby up 
And off to hospital we went 
Got there just after 10.30pm. 
The nurses were wonderful 
They could see I was about to have an anxiety attack and just kept talking to me calmly 
Giving me hugs and being wonderful human beings 

I had to have another shot of adrenaline when I got there and steroids intravenously 
And it was a watch and wait situation 
I sent hubby home to sleep. No sleep in the ER

By 3.30am I was given the all clear to go home 
They gave me prednisone and enough for two more days 
And let me ring hubby to come get me 
I was back in my bed at four this morning 
I’m exhausted, sore from all the adrenaline and the panic attack 
But I’m still here. 

That kind of excitement I don’t need thanks 
It’s only been six months since the last time. 
Way too soon
See ya. xxx

Friday, October 19, 2018

A busy day

I have spent all day clearing out wardrobes and moving all our clothes into the one room 
We ave so little storage space here, that my clothes were spread over two bedrooms and hubby’s were in the linen press!
But now we have moved into the first bedroom with the massive wardrobe we have all our things in once place 
And wow. We have lots lol don’t realise it when it’s spread around 
The only thing left to do is move the mattresses back onto the beds. 
I need help with that, so the boys will come here before they go home. 
Then I can make my bed and probably fall straight into it. 
I’m exhausted! 

But I did get lots done 
I have set up the guest bedroom but I do need to just give the wardrobe a once over and make sure it’s clean
Things got very dusty while the painting and carpeting was going on 
Only one room left 
The girls room. The cot will be set up and I’ll bring all their toys into it 
I want to get a double bed for it as well, but that’s for another day 
This redecorating sure is hard work 
No wonder it’s been well over 15 years since the last time I did it. 
It’s going to take me that long to recover again lol 
See ya xxx