Which means I haven’t got a piece of poetry in me.
It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks, just wanted to let you know that Mumma Penguin finally went home last Monday. She has regular careers from the Council visiting almost every day for a month to help and organise her, which in turn will also help Pop. He is so happy she is home again and she is thrilled, though she has her stubborn pants on about doing her exercises!
Pop realised the other day that his memory is sadly going now too, imagine my surprise when I phoned them the other day and he was doing a crossword puzzle, out of the senior Citizens magazine they get, the first he has ever done in his 86 years ( mind you I was on the phone for one and a half hours) as he kept saying now 16 down is…. 😀 but I’m happy he is trying and even Mumma P was joining in…miracles! I am going to buy him a book of easy ones so he (they) don’t give up!
I have been busy with services funerals, conducting two last week and three next week. I cried at Thursday’s one, as I was reading the committal, the wife of the deceased a beautiful petite lady called out a few times (which made people laugh) during the service as I read, then she said “goodbye my darling” and I couldn’t hold it together for a while. It’s normal, every now and then it happens, it gets to me. I’m human, which is a good thing ☺️
Mr.S had his operation, he now is hobbling on crutches and plaster, I picked him up from Hospital this morning and he has slept most of the day.
K is trying to get into modelling. goth style mostly, this has been keeping her busy of late, below are a few of her recent photos taken…now all she needs is someone to discover her. Yes I know I’m being brazen, forgive me, but if you don’t ask or put it out there…..
My 900th post, who would have thought.
I am dedicating this post and giving a very warm smile and a huge amount of love and appreciation to :-
Paula – or as I call her – Paulama (because she owns 2 beautiful Llamas) she is also know to me as Sugar-Plum, Honey-Pie (and possibly many more names that I have come up with since conversing with her!)
This woman who is a ‘Virtual’ friend did something amazing in my eyes, tonight.
She dedicated an entire post to me and also to my book…
This is a friendship that has evolved and hasn’t been judged based on looks, how a person has spent their life, or what a person may suffer, no intolerance, no discrimination.
We have never met, like thousands of others who are in contact with each other on a daily basis on WP. This is a friendship with a remarkable woman that has grown simply from starting a blog on WordPress.
This “Co-operative” as it were that brings so many people together from every corner of our planet, for one sole purpose…
Those of us who want to share our lives in the public forum, those of us that feel we have something we can give. Whether it is the ability to make someone laugh, or perhaps generate emotions that makes them shed a quiet tear. People who are suffering from depression as Paula does, whose posts are nothing short of amazing. Supporting, offering advice and simply being there to lend a hand to someone in need.
There are others with brilliant photography, living in relationships that they aren’t happy with, every day ups and downs of being a mum, parents, singles, students. People with musical interests, painting, political, poets, writers, the list is as varied as it is endless with so many extremely talented people contributing.
None of these voices would be heard if it wasn’t for sites like WP to make it possible.
We come together as one group, hoping that we can, in our own small corner of the world, be able to contribute, a ‘communication’ that will hopefully make someone else’s day complete in what we write or show. Will it have a significant effect on the world we live in, possibly not, does it mean a great deal to each and every one of us who ‘blog’ – most definitely.
The site name speaks for itself, we are pressing words out sharing our lives, our talents, our thoughts with anyone who will read.
I am humbled by the followers I have and I thank them all, never realising for one moment when starting my blogging adventure, that I would also be making friendships along the way.
So I thank Paula from the bottom of my heart, for the incredibly beautiful words she wrote about me and spending her valuable time in dedicating her post to me.
If you don’t follow – please do – she writes with humour and great warmth and sage advice for those that may require some help.
She doesn’t pretend to be Doctor or Psychologist she is simply someone who tells her life story in the hope that she may help others.
This is what WP has enabled us to do – to reach out to others. I for one am grateful and loving the experience more and more every day.
So thank you once more Paula – for such an unselfish and amazingly kind act.
Best singing voices everyone – to be sung to Away in A Manger
Christmas in Australia
is just round the bend
I have prepped and stressed out
and now hope this will end
We shall have our nibbilies
when they first walk in the door
then we’ll offer them a drink
one or two or maybe more
We shall sit at the table and crack
our bon-bons plastic toys and
paper hats silly jokes and
lot’s of noise
I’ll stress ’bout the turkey and also the pork
is it cooked through
is it done right
please test with your fork
I’ll consume too much alcohol
I know this to be true
and I’ll get all melancholy
just looking at you
the entree will come first
do not know what they’ll bring
I’m sure it’ll be delightful
and we’ll gladly tuck in
the potatoes will be crunchy
the pumpkin cooked just right
the mushy peas and salads
tasty morsels every bite
Then we have our pudding
lashings of custard if you please
then there’s trifle laced with alcohol
oh our belts will surely squeeze
The wine will flow freely
the laughs will get loud
there’ll be memories of
past years and how we imbibed
The presents will we open we
will goo and we will will gaa
we shall say oh you shouldn’t have
you really went too far
BUT secretly we are happy
for the presents that they gave
we’re delighted and thankful
and each one is our fave
The Carols will be playing
in the background soft and sweet
we shall eat drink and be merry
and later fall asleep
Yes this day is for families
and ones that you love
if I start to get teary
I will blame the egg-nog
The festivities will be finished
the kitchen is a mess
the dishes piled up high
but at least no more stress
Then Christmas day is over and
our tummies will be full and we
daren’t go and weigh ourselves
no that would be cruel
So enjoy your celebrations
whatever you may do have
and cry or laugh hysterically
for you’re entitled too
I wish a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of my Followers and readers.
Some of you have been with me since I began this journey, others who are new to my ramblings.
To all that have pressed LIKE, to all of you that have VISITED and SUPPORTED me on this wild ride of prolific writing (I don’t….do I?) when I first began in July. I had no idea when a friend of mine said “You like writing so much why don’t you start your own blog site”. I also had no idea that I would have an audience ..in fact any audience (I know it’s tiny compared to some, but more than I ever thought I would have). So to those that have made that possible – I thank you.
For those that may check their Stats (hands up I know you do).
July 21 visits and 7 posts.
August 117 visits and 14 posts.
September 830 visits and 33 posts.
October 1,206 visits and 34 posts.
November 1,032 visits and 24 posts.
December 1,851 visits and 69 posts…. I did mention I was a prolific writer (went on a bit) did I not?
Good grief that means I have passed the 5000th visitor – Sings – “Celebrate Good Times…Come On”!
I have made friends on here, (sorry if that sounds cliche), but it is the truth….virtual though they are (for most of you).
I have read some amazing stories and equally some outstanding poetry.
I have giggled, cursed, empathised, rolled my eyes, blushed and shed a tear through laughter or sorrow. I have seen amazing photography, I have witnessed people’s lives through their words and discovered truly talented and heart warming people.
So diverse the writers on here with so many stories yet told.
To those that I follow – I hope that I have been supportive and shown that I do care about what you write and grant me the sanity to continue 🙂
Tomorrow will be a hectic one… but when the family has left and the rooms are quiet, I shall be back on here helping RoS for C4C along with many others who have volunteered some time to help those that are alone and want to reach out to someone to hopefully bring them a little cheer… now that’s what Christmas is ALL ABOUT. 🙂
Take Care everyone, stay safe and may your Christmas Day be filled with wonderment, joy and mostly love.
Let’s see how long I will stay away for..knowing me..not long at all 🙂
Lean back a bit from your computer monitor and squint. Seriously…push your chair back a couple of feet..
My hat is off to the man that was leading this Squadron!
What can I say?
Whoever thought when I started this humble little blog site through WORDPRESS that I would have accumulated so many people reading my gibberish?? I for one certainly did not.
I have raved and ranted and dribbled for the last three and a bit months about not necessarily the most exciting or thought provoking topics on this planet since I started at the end of July and did not think that I would even have 1 follower, 1 like, or 1 comment, but I have over that time, learnt that’s what a blog site is all about.
You can be but a singular voice amongst a casts of thousands.
So many sites about life, fears, phobias, photography, personal hardship, personal goals…such an array of works… everyone sharing their lives in the open for all to see.
Through this I have found an affinity with so many people.
If it wasn’t for your site I would never have met or known of people around this world and for that I express my gratitude.
So this Post/Blog is to say THANK YOU WORDPRESS for giving people like me a simple suburban woman living in Australia who lives a pretty much normal existence the power of speech… an outlet to be able to say what her thoughts are, publicise whatever is on her mind at any particular moment of the day or night.
I have met and made friends (though only in the ‘virtual world’) because of this. People actually care and comment about what I have written ( at least I think they do) and through your site you have made it possible to read, absorb and learn from so many others that contribute to it.
Yes there are sites that have had thousands of visitors and thousands of followers…but I am content with whom have liked, commented and followed my little site of ramblings. I get to share my emotions, my photos, my thoughts with people around the world whom I shall probably never meet and to me that is PRICELESS. I treasure everyone who visits me, everyone who comments, everyone who follows. I did not start this site to have a thousand followers. This site is not about vanity. This site is being able to share with people in the hope that you may connect with them…not a numbers game.
Hopefully I can continue being able to reply to everyone’s comments as I feel that they are all special for taking the time out of their busy lives to follow me and comment on what I have written.
They have all made me laugh or shed a tear and be in awe of their writing skills.
There are SO many talented people in this world, and through your site you have made it possible to see them in an otherwise unknown realm.
I do not write this for adoration or to be recognised. I write this because I feel that you have allowed me to be who I am. You have never met me I am a number or a name logged into your site..nothing more nothing less..but you have opened doors. You have by way of having this site have allowed me to meet amazing people and read posts from people unknown to me…and because of that I feel I am part of their lives be it ever so small.
So I end saying Thank You WordPress for having the insight to allow people to write what they may, share what they will and in doing so meet new friends and enjoy others in this ‘virtual world of ours’.
Picture courtesy of Google (if it remains that is!)
My previous post vanished…apologies
END the killing. End BSL. Stop Abuse. Report Abuse.
and then there are days when you can’t think of anything that anybody on this entire planet would want to read.
Well I’m having a blog your heart out day it seems.
This is my 3rd today – yes 3rd – absurd – yes I concur. What do I wish to blog about? Let me see perhaps – the addictiveness of blogging the obsession of putting ones thoughts on public view?
I started because I enjoy writing and this pretty much sums it up for us writers does it not?
No hang on not that ‘arty’
Not that I don’t like art, I do though you would never think it, because my home is very minimilistic though according to the ‘www’ – Minimalistic: There is no such word as minimalistic. The word is minimalist. So my house or more so my walls are minimalist/bare/scant/empty/naked/stark/unembellished…I think you get the drift? I have 2 sets of photos of my eldest daughters wedding and I have a collage which my parents gave me as me as a child (cute as a button I was – but we aren’t going down that path) & that’s it. Yet I do love art – I like prints and photos and some ‘real works’ – by that I mean paintings – brushes, palettes, linseed oil and all of that. In fact some years back I sold an oil painting that I did (pats myself on the back), but have never really taken it up again.
How did I start talking about this kind of art,
See I’m boring you now aren’t I?