Sunday, 25 June 2017

May & June 2017

Ok here we are at the end of June and I am just realising that I didn't do a post about May so you get a double post here May and June

May saw Tim and myself along with mum & dad going on a cruise to PNG and it was bloody awesome, loved it had a wonderful time, think mum & dad had a good time as well, I am hoping that at the end of next year we can all do a cruise to New Zealand. Tim said if I can lost 20-30 kilos we can do another cruise.

So I am still working out each morning for between 60-90 minutes I get up at 4.30am and work out but as yet I am to lose any weight I have however, not put on any weight, didn't even put weight on while on the cruise.

On the day we left I was in a lot of pain and could barely move but by the Saturday I was getting around pretty much like normal, this was because from the evening of our first night I was pushing mum android on her walker. This helped mum and me as mum wasn't able to walk very far and it took a lot out of her, so I decided to push her around while she sat on the walker a number of times mum said she should have taken her wheelchair.

We all had a great time on the cruise, even though it was difficult mum managed to get off the ship although I still had to push her around on the walker. The first time she got off I pushed and Tim pulled the walker as the ground was gravel and not easy to push her over but she was glad she got off as she enjoyed looking around. The second time it was harder to get off the ship as the gangway was step and she can't walk so two staff members had to push/pull the walker down and up the gangway. However, once off the ship it was easy to push her as it was all cement.

Mum spent a lot of money on gifts and stuff mostly for my youngest sister and brother, I think she spends too much on them but of course she doesn't.

Mum and dad bought me a souvenir of the ship as a thank you for all I did for mum, I was the one who went and got mums meals for her most of the time as there was no way she could go and get her meals, at times dad would get her something but mostly it was me and I didn't mind doing it all.

We of course spent Mother's Day on the ship, although on the day we were docked somewhere but right now I can't remember where, what I do remember is that Tim went ashore on his own and while ashore he did some shopping buying me a lovely necklace and mum a mirror compact which she really likes. We also ordered mum some flowers for Mother's Day which was a surprise for mum and which she really liked they were red Roses which are mums favourite flower.

The Friday we got home we picked Leo up from school and he was so excited to see us giving us both really pick hugs and asking as never to go away again. He really hated having to stay with his Aunty Tasha and even got suspended from school for two days for fighting, another student hit him and he hit the kid back. Anyway when he was suspended Jessica had to ring around trying to find someone to watch him as Natasha said she was too busy to watch him and Jessica was in tears about it all.

So we ended up having Leo from the Friday till the following Thursday after school as Jessica had to work that weekend and he really wanted to stay the Friday night and of course we said he could.

Kathy has started a new job at a day care she works at either Glendale, New Lambton or some other day care wherever she is needed, at the moment it is only between 1 & 3 days a week as she is only casual. Michael has some temporary work as a sander, meaning he is sanding wood at some place no idea how long the job will last but at least they have some money coming into the household.
A few weeks back while waiting at a round about Jessica was rear ended, thankfully no one was hurt and there was no damage to her car as the woman ran into her tow bar. However, there was a fair bit of damage done to the other car, she took photos and got the woman's info and was told that it was the third accident the other woman had in the last week.

Mum/Nanna is really in a lot of pain she cannot really stand or walk more than a couple of steps, even Andrew (Dr Keyworth) has said it is cruel that she has to wait so long for surgery to replace her hip. Although it is not just the hip that needs replacing it is the knees and a shoulder that also need replacing, she is really falling apart and it does at times get her down and as who know mum know she doesn't get depressed or down as a rule but the level of pain she is in 24/7 is taking its toll on her. For those who do not know the wait is about another 8 months and she is so over dad saying how much long will she be like she is or will she ever get better.

The next people to go on a cruise will be Dave & Leigh they leave on the 3rd July and return on the 12th July, it is Dave, Leigh and their girls going on the cruise. Dawson didn't want to go and Landon will be staying with his mum while they are gone. Some people may feel that they excluding Landon but if Landon went they would have to get a second cabin and that means more money and
he is only just shy of 5 and how much he would enjoy it I don't know. Anyway they decided to not take him, and I understand why, as I don't think really young children would enjoy it but I may be wrong.

Speaking of Landon since he is turning 5 in August you would think he would be toilet trained by now but no he isn't he goes to the toilet for his wee's but will not do a poo in the toilet he has done but more often than not he will poo his pants. He knows when he wants to go but chooses not to use the toilet, this is very frustrating for all involved in raising him. If he doesn't start using the toilet every time he will not be able to go to school next year as a child has to be toilet trained before they can start school.

The last couple of months his mum (Michelle) has been having him 3 or 4 nights a week she would like to regain custody of him and is taking steps to do just that. She is clean and sober and doing much better she is working again and they (her and her dad) are moving from Belmont to Gateshead next month this will mean they will be closer to mum & dad and this will make things much better for them, well it will mean they don't go through as much fuel and shouldn't take as long for Michelle to get to and from work.

I could tell you about Natasha's life but have no idea about her life she tells me nothing and usually we only see her when she wants something, like her washing done although now she has a washing machine won't even see her for that unless it is wet and she needs to use the dryer. Her amazing sister Kathy upgraded her washing machine and gave Natasha her old washing machine.

Jessica is getting a lot more weekend work lately which is good and she is still going to tafe 3 nights a week although at the moment she is on holidays till after school holidays so we have not had Leo but will have him this weekend on either Friday or Saturday night or both nights if needed while she is working again.

Kirsty is only weeks away from having her second child, how exciting for her and Jacob and of course Kelsi who is going to be a big sister, next month I will be able to tell you about the new baby.

In 2009 we had three members of the family pregnant with three girls born in January 2010 now in 2017 we have three family members pregnant again with Kirsty, Samantha and Brianna all expecting. Brianna is my nephew Tom's girlfriend.
I have had a lot of pain and trouble walking with my right ankle/ achilles tendon area, I am wearing a ankle guard every day which does help and I try to rest the ankle as much as possible, after being nagged by Tim I went to the doctor about the ankle and he told me to rest the ankle and it will just take time to heal, this I knew but of course Tim and the girls thought I didn't know what I was talking about.

Dad's health is up and down, he has days when he is coughing all bloody day and night and he has trouble with his breathing but he will not use the nebuliser because a few years ago some stupid nurse said they were out of date and not used any more, as Sandra says if we knew who this nurse was she would go find her and bitch slap the stupid woman.

On Friday just gone the 23rd I backed my car into the box trailer which is on the front lawn and of course Tim made me feel awful over it, he says I cannot reverse the car straight and always go over to the left, I think he doesn't know what he is talking about. He went on about his financial stress and how I was costing him so much money, it wasn't like I did it on purpose and the only damage was a broken tail light.

Well that is all the family news I can think of so until next month take care, be happy and enjoy life.

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