Upside Down

Upside down … This is not my usual blog this is a collaboration between me and my husband Richard , just as the title suggests  things have been turned upside down for us  , right out of the blue . You know 1 of those things you don’t see coming and then wham! Gotcha ! Now we have a whole lot of different challenges to to sort out , I have no doubt we will sort it all but it may take awhile  , now we know what is going on sort of

Right let me explain , I was sitting here just waiting for  Richard to come home from work when at a funny time of the day he texts me and says  ( meet me at the pub we need a drink )  I said back seriously ? He said yes , so off  I went to get dressed and go meet him . As soon as i  got there  I  did  not even wave to friends  or anyone I went right to where he was and said “What’s wrong ?   ”  He then told me he had been retrenched , I could not believe it  , I was devastated  as he loves that job so much , he and 9 others are being retrenched  , they are restructuring … so that means 10 good employees now have no jobs . Along with the jobs goes health cover as well  , and they all have just 2 months left to finish up  and leave.

Seems like  we no longer need worry about replacing the dead freezer  or anything else that might break in the next few months , as we have no idea whatever  where we will be , it will depend on where or if he can get another job  I will attach  his CV  at the bottom of this blog  so if anyone can help that would be great . He already has applied for 4 different jobs in his field he started doing that right away so as not to lose too much time in trying to get another job. We are very hopeful that he will be able to get another job even if it means moving  to another town or state as long as there is a job for him we will go , after all that is what brought us to Sydney in the first place .

Faced with this all the wonderful fun and surprises my hubby and family gave me for my birthday  was just great to take our minds off it for a while , and lovely though that was  we now have to deal with the reality of not knowing just what will happen or where we will end up. Like I said before we are both confident something will turn up  we just have to look and see what comes in , in the way of job offers . Every day  now will be a day of looking and searching to see what is available  and if we can do anything about any of them …                             .Rick’s CV


This entry was posted on February 28, 2018. 1 Comment



Procrastinators ….. How many times will a procrastinator procrastinate  before you threaten to knock his block off ? The answer is too many times …lol…being married to a procrastinator I know what I am talking about , there have been so many times that I have wanted to just knock his block off , sorry dear but you know  I  am right .  I always groan when I know  I have to wait for him to do something  , as  I know it will never ever get done when you first ask . That is why if something needs to be done  I ask long before it really needs to be done as much as  I can , knowing full well it will not get done right away this is about the only way I can handle it . The other way of course is just to wait till he has put it off at least twice then just give up and go do it myself , lol, that way he don’t get a kick up the butt even though he deserves it .

Procrastinators as good? bad ? lol  as the 1 I live with can really make you wonder why you even bother , why you do not just do it yourself anyway and save yourself a lot of  grief . Also makes you wonder sometimes why you are still with them , trouble is there are just some things , too many if you ask me that you simply just cannot do yourself , while I try not to have to ask there are times when you just have to . I have tried for 15 years now , lol yes 15 , to get him to see that it is way easier to just do it then you can relax and not have to worry about it after that , that doing it right away  get’s all problems solved * sigh *  it has not worked yet apart from actually kicking his butt  I have no idea  what to do with him.( open to suggestions lol ) 15 years and

Procrastinators this bad  really are hard to live with at times , and it does not matter how much you love them , this can really make your blood boil trust me , there have been times when I have just walked away rather than get too mad at him as  I really do love him or would not be still here after all these years. Yes  I am the first to realise there are times when putting off doing something has benefits , but there are not as many of those as he would like me to believe , it is still better to just go and get it done , then you have nothing more to worry about and you can relax. They tell you love conquers all  and mostly I do believe this but there are times when it takes all self control not to just get mad at him  and start nagging , and that is something  I really refuse to do as  it is not good for either of you . So it must be very important if I ever do stoop to nagging.

Procrastinators  do seem to me to live in an alternate universe I think as they just don’t get it that putting everything and everyone at times off till a later time, and they do not get it through what passes for a brain that it make those that love them just so mad at them , I am sure if they bothered to think about it they might see what I am saying here. Getting things done when they first need doing is something I have always done , for instance when we have a meal , as soon as we are finished  I go do the dishes , there is no way I want a pile of dishes looking at me for hours on end , and also knowing that at some point I have to do it  so why not just get it done ?

Procrastinators  just in case you think  I am saying they are all male  I am not they are women as well as men , women are just as good at putting things off as men have no doubt of that . Women also make their partners very angry  at times because they do not get things done , they also can  be just as annoying  and cause just as much agro. What I want to know is where/when/how  do people decide to become procrastinators  ? What makes them suddenly decide to do this ? Surely they realise after  a while that it is not a good thing  to be , so why do they not change and start to improve ? I know  I would love hubby to stop doing it so much , it really does make me mad sheesh just as well I love him ….

Procrastinators are they born like that or do they become that way ? If they become that way then what is it that makes them become that way  ? Someone please tell me so maybe , just maybe  I can fix my 1 , lol, even though I love him as he is mostly this 1 thing drives me to distraction . How soon in life do they start doing this ? When does a child , yes a child  suddenly decide to become a procrastinator  like it was some sort of necessary need in life ? What time in life do they sit and think hey I am going to be a procrastinator  it is my life’s dream to be 1 and  i will be 1 no matter what  ? Lol would love to really know what makes them that way and if there is a way to fix it in them without going to jail …lol. .. lol now  I must finish this and go get some things done .

I’m never naughty… Just mischievously creative!  I like being me!!!  XXX


I can’t go anywhere in my house without somebody recognizing me….



Balls ..

Balls …lol and no before you even think it not those balls ok ? Get your heads above your navel for a change. Sheeesh I don’t know , some people …….. no hope for them  lol.

Balls  come in all sizes and shapes and colours  and can be used for so many things  they are used for work and for play and we should  look after them always  …lol now stoppit !!!  Well there  are the ones used to play football , ones used to play soccer , ones used to play tennis , ones used to play golf , we even use them to bet on in lotto , see there are just so many ways we use balls or ball shaped things that we have need of  that I thought it was time  I pointed out just how many times we use them and how  we should be looking after them  . Like bowling balls if we don’t use them the right way they are  a menace …lol just like men and kids …so the correct way of using balls is essential to know for everyone , trust me on this .. We really do need to know how  to look after our balls that we use all the time as we would not want to be without them. ..giggles ..

Balls as  I said are a lot like kids and men , if they work the way they are supposed to think  how much easier our lives would be . Just think about it , you ask your hubby to do something and either 1 or 2 things happens , 1. he does it and all goes well or 2. he mucks around till you do it yourself  and this is what usually happens when dealing with men , lol , sheeesh  they never learn. Balls are also like kids  , dealing with kids is also as annoying because they are exactly like men in how they react but with kids you often also get the added bonus of crying, foot stamping, slamming doors , or if you are real lucky all 3 at once …sheeesh again Then again men can be like that too sometimes lol.

Balls if used wrong when playing …no not that ..stoppit !! lol When you bowl a ball wrong it goes down the gutter or even into the next lane  and might even hurt someone , so you have to be careful as also bowling balls are very heavy . Balls used for golf if used wrongly can also do a lot of damage , they can hit someone , go through a window  , or just get lost in the woods. Balls used in tennis are also ones to be careful of  as they too can hit someone , just saw an umpire  in The Australian Open get clobbered by 1 and luckily it didn’t hurt him and  he just had a good giggle .  Balls used for  football  too , and I mean real football not rugby, not soccer  , can hurt if you get hit with 1 that has been kicked hard enough at you so best not to be in the road of those , lol, stand at the bar it is unlikely they will be able to reach you there …

Balls that are used for lotto cannot hurt you physically  but they sure can hurt your hip pocket if you are silly enough to play with those balls  they can cost  you a lot of money so again best to leave them alone . Have you any idea what the odds are on those balls anyway  ? The odds are millions to 1 so not worth wasting money on . Balls used in playing snooker can also be a worry as if you can play well then they don’t hurt you but if you don’t you get beat , and you get beat more if you bet on the game , much more fun to just play for fun. Though having said that snooker balls are very hard  and if someone hits 1 too hard and it bounces off the table then that can hurt  lol .

Balls then just like men and kids  can be useful but are mostly a pain in the posterior , lol , think about it there is not a lot of difference between the lot  is there  ? Balls can be fun , men can be fun, even kids can be fun but all 3 can be a right pain if they screw up or are screwed up . Balls at least can be fixed or traded in or  replaced  but try doing that with a husband or any kids huh ? lol  you cant  you are stuck with what you have ,someone  who is a right pain at times  but like balls can be a lot of fun…Stoppit!!! lol I  would love to know just how many of you kept thinking of the wrong balls every time  I mention them , go on be truthful lol …I can count on the fingers of no hands how many did not think of the wrong balls every time …lol


The human body contains enough bones to make a skeleton…

“Mom, I’m hungry.”“Hi, Hungry. I’m Mom.”
“Mom, I’m serious.”“I thought you were Hungry?”
“Are you kidding me?”“Nope, I’m Mom.”..

My female intuition is so highly developed that I know when my husband is wrong even before he has said anything…

First Words

First words  … Now  I am not talking about  a babies  first words cute as they are  , they are usually  mumma  or dadda,  that is the usual and we love it when they first talk . Let’s  face it we encourage them to talk we nudge them and nudge them to talk , then what happens  ? Lol they start to talk and then we spend the rest of the time they live with us before they get married  …yes you guessed it  …lol  we tell them to shut up !! After all the time we wasted getting them to talk they do what they are told ..probably the only time they do as they are told , and then we  tell them to shut up … sheesh poor babies just cannot win can they  ? First we tell them 1 thing then we tell them another when they do it  , lol, this is mostly why after that  they ignore us , but we asked for it , so in all we tell them to talk and walk and when they do , they just get told  to sit down and shut up , lol, don’t seem right does it ?

First words I really mean are the first words we utter  when we first wake up, while we are still lying in bed  with or without a hubby beside you . What are your first words to your hubby or  your kids ? Mine are always the same I say to hubby ” love you baby ”  and snuggle up  close , his response  is  ” love you too sexy  ”  and we cuddle more . We have been doing this now for years and we hope to keep doing it for years to come , we love each other and hopefully always will . We just find it a really great way  to start the day , as you never know what a day will bring it is just great to start it off with loving words if you can , starts the day with a good positive . This works so well I wish everyone would start their day with loving words and cuddles and what a difference  the world would be then so much nicer .

First words when we meet people for the first time too can make a big difference to how a possible new friendship might evolve , and as  I say begin as you mean to go on . For me it is always  honesty I never say anything  that is anything but honest as it hurts too much . First words have power that we do not realise  and as soon  as we realise  that  the better we will be , if we watch our words then we will not have too much  trouble  it is the spur of the moment  words , the words said in anger , they are the words  that do all the damage . Too many people just open their mouths  and just let fly anything without  even considering  what those words might do to someone else . Once those angry and hurtful words are out they cannot be taken back and can cause irreparable damage to those who we say them to.

First words  said when we first meet a prospective  partner  are the ones we should watch the most if we do not want to spoil  any chance of a future , this being said , lol what I did to my hubby when he first spoke to me  does not count Telling him where to go and what to do with himself at the time seemed the right thing to do for me at the time , but as usual what man ever does what he is told ? lol He sure didn’t  and 15 years later we are still in love still together  and we both couldn’t be happier . Normally what I said to him and how long I said it for would put paid to any chance of a relationship  , but then what do we know about being normal  ?? lol Someone called me normal once  , never been so insulted in all my life ….sheesh …lol

First words count in so many situations I am sure you can think of a lot too  , like the first time you hear a teacher talk to you  , or a nurse , or a doctor , or a police man , or a firefighter , all these people who work quite often 24/7 to keep us safe  , the first words they  say can be life saving , and then of course there are the life savers , but  I am sure you get my drift . First  words said in anger make you edgy  and unable to trust the person  saying them , but first words said with a giggle or in love make you relax  and make the whole day brighter for all concerned . The only time my first words to someone  I don’t know  is weird is if they say something  I just do not understand , then  i will say to them ” yeah I had 1 of them but the wheels fell off ” lol means I have no idea what you just said …Please Explain …Giggles …

First words then as you see can make such an impact  on everyone we see and have interaction with  so should we not try a little harder to make those first words  we utter  nice ones ? World would be a lot better place  if  a lot more people tried to make the words they say  a lot nicer , and a lot more friendly , and a lot more people would not be as stressed  as they are today and that would be just great . I know it is a long shot but hey I can hope can’t i ? We all must have some sort of hope if we are to get on in a better frame of mind .

The more I learn, the more I learn, how much I have to learn….

I am great at multitasking. I can be mad at my husband for five different things at the same time….

Loose Wires

Loose wires … Now this could be about people who seem to have loose wires or actual loose wires on something , lol, but for now let’s just think about real loose wires , those ones that when they let go can cause all sorts of problems , yes  i know people with loose wires cause all sorts of trouble too but not them this time . Look at a computer when it gets loose wires and no not the nitwit using it  but the actual computer , think about it , you are sitting there doing whatever , then the damn thing throws a hissy fit and all of a sudden you get the lovely  BSOD  or for the uninitiated  the blue screen of death , and recovering  from that takes a very long time if you can recover it from there .

Loose  wires also can cause havoc in a car , you  are driving  along then all of a sudden something goes snap! then you lose  control as things go  haywire , then you know it is going to cost you big money to fix it up . Those same wires  can also cause mayhem  if they make the traffic lights  go mad  , nothing worse than the traffic build up  that can result from this happening , you can be stuck there for ages just trying to get going without hitting another car , very frustrating to all caught up in it . Loose wires in washing machines too is a right pain  you can end up with water all over the floor , nothing getting washed or the lid stays locked down  or the spinner won’t spin , so many things can go wrong with washing machines .

Loose wires also can be a pest when you are on the phone , by this  I mean the landline ones  that some still have , also the lines that connect all our internet  and TV’s  if they go wrong  then it is almost impossible to see or hear them , very annoying for sure . When you are recording something and the loose wire stops the recording or makes it all scratchy , trouble is by the time you find out you have lost the recording . Electric appliances  too are a right pain if they get loose wires and can also be very dangerous  if for example a toaster blows up because of a loose wire , you could end up having the house burn down . Loose wires be they in things or in people are big worry they can disrupt your life at any given moment and there is not 1 single thing  you can do about it  and that is what makes it a real pest .

Loose wires  then can happen at anytime to anyone or anything and no matter how hard you try , or how careful you are  these things just happen they are no one’s fault , but it is surprising  how many people feel it is their fault and they should have known better , but how can you plan for something so random ? Random things like this can never be anyone’s fault , I mean is it your fault if you get robbed when you did nothing  wrong ? Some people even are silly enough to tell you that you should  have budgeted  better , but please tell me how you plan for a robbery you have no idea is going to happen ? So as with all loose wires we just have to handle things as well as we can , pull up our big girl’s panties as the saying goes and get on with things and keep going forward.

Loose wires can and do happen all the time all we need to do is learn to cope with them and try to put things right again as soon as we can , they are nobodies  fault they are just 1 of the things that happen in life , like a lot of things  that happen. All we can do is our best and if some people think that is not good enough then that is their problem and not ours . Loose wires are here to stay as they always have been I just think now more than ever we need to be aware of them  and just sort them out and  get on with things and not blame  anyone else for them , accept they can just happen to anyone at anytime and move on with life. Personally I hate loose wires have had more than enough of them but as usual I will not let them get to me  , I will just get on with things as  I do.

My boss asked me, “do you believe in life after death and the supernatural?”
“Yes, I think so,” I replied.
“I thought you would,” he said. “Yesterday after you left to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she phoned up to talk to you…”

My husband wears the pants in my house… Wish he would leave my wardrobe alone.


Maths ….Maths is a subject we all get subjected to , no matter what school we went to , they always crammed maths down your throat . When we first start learning maths it is not too bad , but that’s just to lull us into a false sense of security , as unbeknown to us it is building up to blow our heads off as it starts to change . Changes come slowly at first it is just add this , subtract that, divide something into something ,  you know like the old joke …think  of a number  , take  away so much , then divide  by  so much then you have the number you started with …lol sounds complicated and it is , at first you thought it was going to be easy but then it snuck up on you  and bit you on the butt …lol.

Next thing you know these maths that started out so simple have branched   out into 2 other categories  now , 1 of them is called  geometry  and the other trigonometry , lol and you thought maths was easy …ha..not a chance  once you start it   you can’t just quit  because now you find out just how much harder life has got . Now you see that you now need all these different types of maths to even get a decent job , let alone start a career . still think maths is easy  ? lol Maths  was never my favourite subject but thankfully I did learn enough of it to get by and can still do basic maths in my head if need be , also thankfully I don’t need it too often.. Lol and don’t get me started about science  as that too is another branch of maths , just sayin …lol  sneaky huh ?

Maths has a way of sneaking into all sorts of things , so when you go for that job you want or that career  you yearn for , without maths and all that goes with both job and or career are out the door pretty much . So when you so eagerly  started  out , so full of confidence  it must have been a shock to suddenly find out  that maths now is more important  than it ever was before and you might be kicking yourself that you did not pay attention to it more . Now after all the years past you may have to do a refresher  course to catch up with all you missed because you didn’t pay it proper heed when you first did it , uh ..oh ..what a pest  here you go again …

Then looking at it from another angle there are those of us who did do the maths  and put all the work into it only to find out that we  have done quite  well  without needing to use any of it , have never needed to find the square root of anything to get ahead , nor have I ever need to know the precise angle of anything  for any reason , so why did I have to go through all that as well ? Let’s face it 1 + 1 still makes 11 right  ? lol Anyway maths is a subject that drives us all nuts as we fall into 2 categories  those that use it as they get older and those that get on very well and never needed all the extra maths at all  yet still did quite well .

Some people do need it every day in their jobs and I am very respectful of those people as they have put in the hard yards and conquered maths rather than  let maths conquer them , well done to them . Then as  I said a lot do not need them every day , well nothing but the basics  , you know I need to go shopping and I look at my supplies and work out how many  of each thing I need , that is easy  as is working out how much I need to put into something I am cooking  that much is not rocket science . Mind you sometimes  I think rocket science might have been easier  at times when  that maths that was so easy at first  then so neatly changed into a monster  while you were just learning  what you thought  was all you needed . Maths is very sneaky like that  and not too many can escape it’s  clutches  good luck to those who can  lol , whoever invented it in the first place needs a kick up the butt ….seriously why invent something  so sneaky and that we will all need at some point ? Not fair is what I say  lol ….


I copied and pasted now I have glue all over my monitor,aaaah…

1 Universe 8 Planets 204 Countries 804 Islands 7 Seas 8 Billion People. . . And I still have to make My Own Sandwich..


Books …. Does anyone ever just sit and read books anymore ? Reading books can be a very relaxing thing , it can also be a great way to learn , how long is it since  you just sat down and read a book ? Ever just turned  off the  TV or the radio  and read a book just for pleasure  ? I do it all the time  just love the escapisim   it can give you  , the way you can just forget all your worries and troubles just for a little while and immerse yourself  in a different world.  Maybe it will not change the things you want to change but if you can just relax away from all your worries for a while  it has got to be good for you , well I think so anyway the things that bother  you will not be changed by you taking a break for a while  and it will do you good  and help you to think a little better after a break .

Books do us a lot of good , gets us away from the electronic  maze for a while and out of the constant urge to do this or that , like this page  or that , share this page or that , it is relentless and you really need to take a step back sometimes  and this is where relaxing with a good book comes in. Most people who see you reading a book will not disturb you , it is funny how if it is a book you are reading  they leave you alone but if you are on the computer they do not hesitate to ask you things  never did understand that . There is so much more satisfaction I think in reading an actual book   than sitting in front  of a computer all the time , and there are some things you just cannot learn on a computer .

Books cover a whole  different world  of things , especially if you like  fiction  as there is so many  different types of fiction or fantasy that  you have so much to choose from ,and each can take you to a different world just for a little while at a time . While  i know almost everyone now  just goes right to the computer and google  you can actually learn a lot from picking up a book , lol trust me google does not know everything . You can go from mildly sick to dead in just a few clicks using google  lol and who needs that  ? Despite what 99% of people think now google does not know everything and a bit of good old fashioned research  can teach you almost as well  by using books .

Books are also a better way of storing things , yes you will need a bookshelf or 3  but if you save things on a computer you also need lots of memory sticks  or hard drives , it all adds up to the same thing but  I think books are the more relaxing  way to do it . Reading  is and always will be to me a much better way to research as you do not run the risk of the computer throwing a hissy fit causing you to lose all the information you just got together , with a book it is at hand all the time . Books don’t need to be re booted  or scanned or anything like that for you to check up on something , they are right there at hand ready to use always . Books do not do the whole ” you need to update ”  thing that can waste a whole lot of time , time you may not have at the time of research. Books do not keep you waiting for ages and ages while they do the whole scan and reboot thing as they are always ready  you only have to pick them up.

Do not get me wrong I am not saying computers  are bad  I just think we give them way too much of our time and we need to get up and walk away more often . Books can be a very good way  to be able to do this , going for a good walk also always helps , or going shopping even if it is just window shopping or going for a coffee  . There are many  other ways to get away from computers  but these are just a few of them  I  am sure you know many of the other ways too. Computers can do a way lot more than books can but if it had not been for the books to start with we never would have gotten to them in the first place , we would  not have been able to read without first learning from books . Learning to read and write  was  I think 1 of the best things ever  I have always loved reading and even now do a lot of reading still .

So how much book reading do you do , do you ever just walk away and pick up a book or a magazine  just for sheer relaxation ? We all need to relax at  least a bit  , hopefully before we get to the point of throwing said computer under a bus , lol as I threaten to do often right now as this thing plays up constantly . Books are the 1 thing  I can count on not to crash , lol except if  I fall asleep reading and it crashes to the floor . Well 1 thing for sure when it does crash to the floor all it does is scare the wits out of me but no other damage , lol , but if a computer does it is a whole new world of pain as we all know . It can take days to restore a computer  but all you have to do with a book is pick it up and go back to the page you were on . …Lol get the impression that I just love books  ???


My husband thinks I’m a clock ,he’s always winding me up…

Redneck Word : debate…i was gonna go fishin today but forgot to bring debate..


I have a hidden talent……I really wish I could find it!…