Cleaning time.

These are a few scarves I made in between crocheting rugs for my family. I have finished ten and have sent them to my family. Everyone seems to love them. So far. The above three are gone to charity. I still have another one to go.

Have taken some time out from crocheting to clean out all the "passed by dated" tins, and bottles, of unused stuff in the back shed. There isn't anything in my way. I usually let some of my friends use the shed to store their car and boats. At the moment. I can freely move around to dispose of unwanted things to make more room. I spent a couple of hours out there this morning. The wind has whipped so I've come inside. Anyway. I've had working in dust for now.

I have uploaded some photos. I was to go one a bus trip today but the driver was sick.

The last one. A young Magpie is enjoying a swing on the plastic. This lot of babies have been very mischievous. One has even attached a friendship with a Butcher Bird. Where you find one the ot…

Rest over

I have been applying the doctors orders on resting since my surgery. I'm back to walking without aids. Sleeping back upstairs in my favorite bed. Doing all my own work. Outside trying to get all the weeds from my gardens. Re-pot some plants. I don't know if they died from lack of attention. Or the birds pulled them out because I wasn't home to feed them. The wild birds that is. I found one out on the footpath. I put it in a pot and am praying I can save it.

I have been busy crocheting during my breaks from work. I have finished another two and others partly done. The weather was muggy for a few weeks which made crochet not possible.

My head has cleared so I am getting back into writing mode. I've been doing some research to see where I'd like to publish some of my stories. And have to dig out the one I had nearly finished before going to hospital.

These are the last two I have finished. I have a few more to make before I have one for all members of my family.


Year of Change

This year is a time for me to heal. For a long time I have suffered with pain. Until I found a new doctor last year, I didn't know what caused all my suffering. I was told I needed to have both hips replaced and one knee. Well! The first operation has been done. My right hip. I'm resting at home. Not allowed to drive the car for another few weeks. I am still using crutches and having exercise at home.

I was signed up to a Transition Care program where staff come out to the home to assist me in my recovery. Take me to doctor appointments; shopping and do cleaning. All of them are doing a wonderful job.

I have also set myself on a mission to make rugs for my family. These are keeping me busy. I even took wool to hospital to continue on with the list. Three have been delivered to one grandson, granddaughter and daughter. Some have given me their color scheme. Others will have to take what arrives. I have some works in progress and others finished. At the moment, I have slowed co…

80th Birthday

Ruby has turned eighty.
She is. Or should I say. Was. Part of our bus tripping gang.
Ruby is lucky to be able to celebrate her birthday. Over the past couple of years, lightning struck the side of her house leaving a hole. A loss of power. She wanted to move from the beach to a retirement village. Once again disaster struck. A car smashed into the back of her car wiping it out. She decided time had come to make changes in her life.
She is leaving the area to go live near family on the Sunshine Coast.
We had a Birthday and Farewell get together on the same day. We will miss her.

One the same day, Alice at the age of 95 was given a life member certificate as a member of the bus group.

We all had a enjoyable meal and time with our departing friend.

Dangerous tree goes

Neighbors have watched this tree with each approaching storm. Afraid it might fall on their homes. The way it swayed. And bent to the winds fierceness.

The Magpie watched them cut down the tree. The pair usually nested there. Sat there to watch for me to open the shed door to swoop down for food. To watch for the postie to come deliver the mail. Stranger they know should not be in your yard. The job took two days to cut down and chip up the limbs as they sawed them off. At least everyone will feel safer with the predicted stormy weather to head our way.

Catching the sun

The warmer weather should arrive soon. Lizards are coming out to sun themselves. this was the first one. There are more scooting around the yard and sitting on the posts out of harms way. Luckily. I haven't struck any while I have been trying to catch up with the weeding which grew during the winter months. I have been slowly working on the garden beds when the back, hip, and weather permitting. I work until the pain comes. Take a break to crochet, write, or do computer work. With all jobs, I have learned to not keep going when the pain strikes.

During the winter months I did a lot of crocheting to make woolen blankets for those in need. Most of the time the wool is supplied but I do buy some to be able to finish the project when the supply is low.

               Mystery woman
My Vegas. Vegas is a bright star. A Celestial body. So that means I have to be the star in my life. 
What I believe should be the force drawing me to the center of attraction. Me being drawn to a bright future. …


  Moon beams shone on the half naked male bodies on the once pristine manicured lawns.   The Pisces full moon hung low in the morning sky. Foliage from the tall trees blocked out the  bottom quarter from view.   Birds sang in the treetops to bring in the new day. A day. Some of the revelers didn't want to arrive  so soon. The raucous sound pounded in the heads like many jackhammers.   Hysterical female screams echoed along the hallways of the country estate house. All the staff followed the sound to find why someone. Screamed. Hung over party attendees came staggering into the room.   “Stop the caterwauling,”said Tony, holding his hands over his ears. “What did you break?” The  crowd parted to give Tony access to the doorway. His bloodshot eyes tried to focus on the lawn.   “Call the emergency services. And the police,” Tony mumbled, every word boomed inside his head. He stepped through the doorway to the patio then down the three steps. Each ste…