Saturday, November 21, 2009

What's Growing in MY Garden

A quick posting to share with you some of the produce growing in my garden :)



Logan Berries


Fig (not yet producing but i'm proud of the tree so i had to share hehe



Until next time
What's growing in your garden?

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's got me wondering, if you don't immunise your child, will you or in this case your child, suffer in the long run?

My DS4 had his 1st years worth of immunization shots but none after that. It's not that i have anything against vaccinating my child, my 2 DD's had everything on offer. I think with my DS i was just not on the ball and the longer i left it the more i thought oh it's too late to have it done, i'll not worry about it. Makes me sound like a bad mum but really i'm not! I know of kids who haven't had any immunization and they are healthy and happy. My boy is healthy and happy too, no set back or side effects from not being immunized except for this past week when he caught the Measles!
I didn't know it was the measles until the rash appeared. He'd been feverish with runny nose and weepy eyes and not eating since the early hours of Saturday morning. We'd kept the fluids up with lots of panadol to ease the fever and closely monitered him and because he had a prearranged Dr's appiontment on Tuesday i felt we'd be ok till then to find out what was making him ill. The fever broke on Monday thankfully. We get to to Dr's, he takes one look at him and says "how long has he had the measles?" I'm like "What!?!?" Lift his tshirt and sure enough, he is covered in measles rash, poor kid, i just wanted to cry! Not that anything different could have been done, there is no particular treatment to speed up the recovery, we did all the right things. It makes me wonder though, if DS had the MMR vaccine would he have contracted the measles? My DD's don't seem to have any symptoms of it yet, i would have thought being in such close contact they would have picked it up. They all share the common cold quite well!
I'm now starting to wonder what else he might pick up :(

In other health related news from this household, DH came inside Saturday night after taking a short stroll around the property and said he thought he'd been bitten by a bull-ant as he'd picked up a couple of pieces of timber to put in the rubbish pile. He applied Stingose (stop itch ointment) to his hand where he belived the bite occured as it was reasonably itchy/stingy. After 10 minutes he was soaking both hands in iced water. Then his feet got itchy and he started feeling light-headed so i took him off to the hospital. It's a 35km drive and in that time he started getting hot and his skin was crawling with itchiness. By the time we got to the hospital he had smallish welts on his back and right side. The nurse gave him an antihistamine which settled everything within the hour and diagnosed a spider bite on the right buttocks! Ever heard of the story titled 'The Redback Spider on the Toilet Seat'? Well Dh had experienced it, wether it was a redback we will never know. Just before he came in he stopped at the bathroom and well you know the rest lol. It was easy to laugh after the event but during, it was a little on the scary side. We are now armed with a few hospital strength anithisamines in case something similar should happen but i know DH will be double checking the toilet seat first!!

Until next time

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Back on the Blogging Path

Ahhh it's been X amount of days since i last blogged - feels like i'm at a bloggers anonymous lol - So many things have been happening but at the same time nothing overly exciting has happened. I've been reading through many blogs and they always seem a lot more interesting then i could ever write. When i started my blog it was like a diary for me, to look back on and see how my family's life had panned out over the months. I do write in a diary as such that sit's beside my bed but it's a very short version of the days events and sometimes i forget to write. Anyways, reading these other blogs made mine feel inadequate. I know, we are all different, do things differently, see life through our own eyes not others, but i was seeing what i thought were my 'elegant tapestry', lol, of family happenings as just plain old daily activities with the odd thought thrown in. Maybe it's envy? Some people lead fascinating lives, rich and wholesome with a carefree attitude, always doing something exciting, wether it be something as simple as creating garden beds or going on an adventure with an inanimate object ( oh the things people do lol, but it's all in fun). Some of the blogs i've read aren't about family at all, it's about the writers creativeness, something that interests me to no end. I thought about turning my blog around to the creative side of me but failed miserably as i just don't have the time right now to be creative. I will in the future add creative musings here and start to add the odd photo i've taken that corresponds with what i have wrote about for a particular day, but for now i feel i will continue on the blogging path i started out on, a diary, just for me.

So, now i have got that off my chest and back into the groove of blogging, my next entry will be published soonish. I won't say hang around and look forward to it lol

Until next time
Blogging requires Passion

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
We will remember them.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget
We will remember them.

Please take a minute or two today to remember the brave men and woman who fought in the Wars.