Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Thursday, February 22, 2007

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb ".
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green .
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The average number of people airborne over the US in any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history: Spades - King David Hearts - Charlemagne Clubs - Alexander , the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park, of a person on a horse and the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? A. One thousand
Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey
In Shakespeare 's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Just to say mums cemo went well she was able to have it. they didn't give her such a strong dose so her tongue hopefully wont get so bad this time, she said she's eating well so hopefully will put a bit of weight on now. One more to go!! then the radiation daily treatment will start.
thanks to all who prayed may God bless you all.

Friday, February 16, 2007

please remember my mum for monday she went to have her cemo last week and ended up having to have a blood transfusion that meant she was there for nine hours.
they had such a job with her viens that they did say she may have to have a central line in her chest.
I had a text yesterday to say that she is feeling a little better as she has been able to eat something which she hasn't done in ages because her tongue is so sore; she now has medication for this too.
I really hope Monday goes better for her, its quite a way to the hospital for her to have such delays when things don't go as planned.
I havent been able to mention the flights just yet to her - bit difficult to share something like that in these circumstances.
keep you all posted!
from Tracie


Thursday, February 08, 2007


Well its still on the market - we don't do the patient thing too well - we are considering just booking the flights for the June deadline and if nothing has happened between now and then we'll have to address the issue then!!
The housing market has really slowed down at the moment and quite a lot of properties have come on the market locally - typical - l have to constantly remind myself its in Gods timing not mine (with God all things are possible)

Spoke to my mum on Tuesday she was feeling really low and unwell, she has loads of ulsers over her tongue that are incredibly sore and hasn't been able to eat for some time; she is even struggling with thin soups and says she is sick of them.
Mum said she has another cemo on 14th; last time the line wasn't in the vein correctly and she spent all that time in pain and didn't tell the nurse as she just thought that is how it is. The girl in the next bed told the nurse in spainish mum was in pain and they took the line out and then couldn't get it in again,she said her veins are beginning to collapse so they may have to put in a central line into her chest. I found talking to her really difficult being so far away - Andy says just to go and see her, but l don't think l can cope with seeing her so poorly, bald, and then having to leave and fly back.

Other stuff:
I'm trying to spend the waiting sorting through stuff - tonight l found my wedding dress and can't believe how tiny it is. claire tried it on and couldn't do it up and then l couldn't resist to try it on; looked lovely from the front but had a great big gap at the back l was quite shocked !! especially as l had our son Luke six months previous to wearing it.......yes l know completely round the wrong way ....God hadn't intervened at that stage but looking back was obviously steering us in his direction. I can still to this day hear "it won't last" well it has for 18 years so far thank God! Oooooh ark at me getting all high and mighty!!!

Did anyone see that documentary about young carers in the week. I was really heartbroken with the blind couple that had all those children and the two older girls looking after all the younger ones. The 12 year old had just seemed to turn her emotions off completely even saying she didn't like hugs at all and she didn't want any children of her own eventually. I'll end this topic its just too sad.

I've found a forum about people moving to Australia and its been great, theres so much info. on it and lots of like minded people in different stages of the visa process.

Well l'll end here - please remember to pray for my mum she just has 2 cemos left and then starts the next phase of treatment.
will update any news.
from Tracie.