Up and Down

Hi guys, I have been so behind again…as always and with all the fun of the fair with Forrest..well I have had less stress before!

I have awards to show and thank people for and a cardie for a special kitty to post as well…I thought today I would catch up but no..

I had run out of some meds I take to ward off a health issue and so I had to head to the Drs..this meant also missing an important CWA event ..so compounding guilt and still stressed I am just about in a knot bwahahaahah 🙂

I can joke but it really is annoying..today also some terrible news that has made me think about a lot of things…not the least how tomorrow is promised to none of us….all we really have is today…

When I get a bit weighed down with physical (always lugging lifting doing) and then emotional (Forrest Forrest and Forrest! ) my body starts to crack it with me…

I am not complaining…well I am bwahahaha and it does all this groovy stuff…like…I can’t spell properly….I get words back to front which makes typing a chore as I am re doing everything…my muscles ache as if I have run a marathon…I have headaches (awesome one been around for a week now) my eye sight becomes pretty bad..lord knows what my hair lloks like…my depth perception changes so I stumble a bit and get vertigo..i become incredibly tired…I have trouble saying words sometimes …so I can see in my head a couch know I wat to say couch but cannot make the connection….scared you all off yet ?? bwhahaahaa

I become sensitive to sound smell and light and these sense are on overdrive…and as I type this I have gone over it o many tiesm and the spelling is still stupid!!

So if I am a bit slack please forgive me..i really want to comment and post and read your blogs and thanyou etc and I will do my best..but it may be a chore..and that is my frustration…it os not from a lack of desire…I don’t get down in the dumps at all just cheesed off at my body…

So there you go…I am indeed falling apart at the seams 🙂

I have Fibromyalgia most likely due to two bouts of Meningitis one contracted at 11 the other the day before my 20th birthday..the use of Lipitor for my Cholesterol has also been attributed to this problem…glutton for punishment me…

The reason I have done this post is because so many people have it ad so many people assume it is an issue of depression or laziness I can tell you I have neither…I am not lazy and I may be on the couch in agony but I still laugh my head off as I always have.

So I suppose I have been complaining bwahahaahah..

Anywho I will get back to myself I always do..so if I seem a bit here and there this is why 🙂

Have a great day and remember enjoy this now moment ….it is all we have and all that really matters.

Hugs Fozziemum xx

Thankyou for all the well wishes for Forrest

Thankyou everyone for your well wishes and prayer and POTP for Forrest he is doing just fine as if nothing has happened at all…my friend Sharon from gentlestitches posted this clip awhile ago when we were talking about snakes..being a fellow Aussie she knows only too well the perils of life Down Under…enjoy this music clip it really is a classic 🙂

Send your best thoughts to Forrest

Hi everyone, hot on the tail of the post I did about snakes we have had an encounter this morning.

We had the pups out the front yard,Phil was giving the sheepies some feed and I was changing the sheets on our bed…for some reason I opened the front door..to see Forrest rolling his head in the ground with a bit of saliva hanging out of his mouth…I knew straight away he had something…well he flung this thing in the air…a baby Eastern Brown snake approximately I foot long..i called him with treats and in he came ..Doc too..i yelled at Phil to get up here quick smart…the snake was still alive and we had to dispatch it..we needed to take it to the vet with us for identification and I am sorry but a live snake is not coming with me.

So Forrest seemed fine but of course the car trip was making him excited and pumping adrenalin which we didn’t want.

Dr Liz took one look explained it was what I thought a baby Eastern Brown..so we discussed what to do..she checked Forrests eyes his heart rate ..watched him walking etc…then we had to get a bloodsample…he freaked at the sound of the clippers but with all four of us we managed to get a sample..Dr Liz did the coagulation test..the limit being 15…Forrest had a 17 and she explained the sample was a really clean one so most likely he had been bitten..i almost burst nto tears but I didn’t want Forrest to get more stressed..so then Dr Liz explained the antivenene treatment…she would put a drip of fluids in then slowly administer the antiv. as too fats and they can go into anaphalaxis…we wrestled with poor Forrest again to get a dripline in and then we went back to the consult room to wait…liver treats made it all better..so we had been with Forrest and Dr Liz checking his vitals on and off..no reaction to the antiv. which is good…so once it was all in his system we went with Dr Liz and took Forrest to a cage to settle…of course when he saw doggies in the cage next to him he went bonkers again….they were Dr Rayya’s pups as she must have been in doing some work…so they of course just ignored Forrests barking.

So as I type this we are at home…Dr Liz will take a wee sample to check for blood and also the venom..sadly the babies are deadlier than the adults as they go full venom and crazy like teenagers…Forrest is so far ok he is not out of the woods yet and we await a call to say he is fine so we can bring him home…please send your prayers our way as my BOO BOO means the world to me and I want him home where he should be …

Thankyou Dr Liz and nurse Serina…

Finding beauty in things we may fear

Today I want to show some pictures that many people might find scary…you see we all have fears..whether they are justified or just innate…I have had a fear of heights..until we had our first real holiday ever after many many years of marriage and I had to board a plane…I realised at the end of the flight a wonderful destination awaited..this conquered my fear..an innate fear this was.. I have a fear of confrontation…I dislike it with a passion after a childhood of being taught that you had no right to stand up for yourself and that if you did you would be hit, chastised or unloved…a justified fear this is.. Moving her to our property I had to come to terms with a new fear..not Bushfires which were an issue in our last location and also a justified fear..but the fear that we shared our land with a creature that could kill us or our animals..this is in fact a combination of innate fear and justified fear. I seem to be the snake whisperer in reverse..i am always the one confronted with them..hubby has only a few experiences but me…well..let’s say they see me coming 😉 The first encounter I confess to freaking out totally as Forrest and Marbles had a snake bailed up and it was huge and reared up…I got them in with food temptations and spent the rest of the day in a sweat! The second I was also a bit freaked ..called the pups in gathered the cats but then went outside and took a photo (it was in our house yard) It was a Eastern Brown Snake ..although short fanged so can’t bite through denim etc it is still one of the deadliest snakes in the world..and on taking it’s picture …and then scarpering inside.. I saw how beautiful it was…sleek..bright eyes…and so graceful

Most likely a juvenile

Most likely a juvenile

Beauty and danger in one package

Beauty and danger in one package

Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

This one passed through and I was most grateful!

The next sighting was also a Brown..as I walked this very path you see with Forrest something hissed at me..i look down and a Brown curled up right next to where i was walking..i walked Forrest inside and rang the snake catcher…he came looked un the verandah (which is now enclosed with snake wire) ..nothing..he looked around the house yard ..then headed to the pile of corrugated iron in the ground near the barn..Bingo..he yelled for me to get his bag…i did..and there trying to get away from him was a huge Brown..even he said it was a cranky one and big!!

He managed to get it before it headed off towards the dam..it was very weighty in his bag and really put up a fight! it was mating season..he was hungry and he was clearly not happy.

The snakes must be relocated within 5 km of where they were found. And the $50 dollars for the snake guy is well spent!!!!

Brown Snake ready to be safely relocated

Brown Snake ready to be safely relocated

So…I have become less fearful as I have to be practical..we share the same land and live and let live…so with the recent arrival of a dead Red-Bellied Black Snake in the house yard…again those fears arose..had the cats killed it..had they been bitten…all these fears…on closer inspection(when hubby got home…yes again..me by myself…) the snake had been dead sometime..Cleo may have bought it in to the yard as a gift! It appeared to have a large twist in the middle of it and so we have come to the conclusion that this coinciding with the recent appearance again of our Wedge-tail Eagles indicates the birds have killed it and dropped it.

I used the opportunity to take pictures…these snakes are deadly..not as much so as Browns and in fact many snake catchers refuse to remove them from properties as they keep the Browns down by killing them..they are the only living creature that can survive a Brown bite!

So I wanted to show the beauty of this snake..the colors are beautiful and yes they may be scary and deadly but let’s face it us humans can be beautiful and we are in fact more deadly than many other creatures.

So if you can conquer your fears and venture onwards you will see the Red-bellied black snake that we had in our back yard.

Remember fears are usually due to lack of knowledge …she says 🙂

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Wings of an Eagle

We have two new Wedge tail eagles at home.. most likely the ones who dropped the red-bellied black that Cleo bought home…they always stop me in my tracks..i adore them so large so fluid so powerful and almost killed off back in the day here with a huge bounty on their heads as mistaken stock killers….

When I see them I try and get pics….it usually is not really successful…my long lens not long enough and the sky is a real pain as a background.. these pics I took were when one came close enough to the trees to try and get a good shot..not very clear but bigify and you get the idea….I also have this old song from an Aussie Legend Russel Morris always in my head as i watch them ..enjoy the clip is not my pics but an Aussie compilation…

Makes me want to fly

Makes me want to fly

Beautiful

Beautiful

Wedge tail Eagle

Wedge tail Eagle

A week is a long time in Blogville

Hi everyone

I have been offline for a week..may as well be a lifetime..i feel like I will never catch up now!!

Between intruders from Fri through to Monday..Applefest…CWA and everything else I have exhausted myself well and good and all I can say is I need a holiday…

You may or may not know I have Fibro so when I push myself I end up in a world of hurt..and that’s where I am at the moment…awesome..so bear with me as I try and catch up with all your bloggies and reply to your comments..i will get there ..I will try my hardest to catch up …good grief 🙂

So in the meantime as I try to get my energy levels back and get my CWA stuff up to date I will leave you with my prize winning pie pic ..yes best Apple Pie and best Apple cake…muffins I was beaten by our CWA treasurer who took out first and my daughter Rhiannon who took out second!

The start of the great mother daughter bake off

The start of the great mother daughter bake off

 

The winning pie

The winning pie

 
 

 

Rhiannon and her boyfriend Michael

Rhiannon and her boyfriend Michael

 

The pipe band was fantastic ..channelled my inner Scot!

The pipe band was fantastic ..channelled my inner Scot!

 

Mmmmmm Toffee Apples

Mmmmmm Toffee Apples

 

My Michael and his girlfriend Nicole

My Michael and his girlfriend Nicole

 

Of course pups are always welcome

Of course pups are always welcome

 

Christopher

Christopher

 

Amber... Christopher's new wife

Amber… Christopher’s new wife

 

Yummy local Apple Cider

Yummy local Apple Cider

 

Rhiannon with her second place Apple Muffin award...that's my girl..was worth the kitchen war!!

Rhiannon with her second place Apple Muffin award…that’s my girl..was worth the kitchen war!!

Local parliament member Maree Edwards telling me my cake was sooo delicious

Local parliament member Maree Edwards telling me my cake was sooo delicious

And then the best Apple pie award..needless to say I am sick of Apples!!

And then the best Apple pie award..needless to say I am sick of Apples!!

 

The girls are all fine!!

Just a very quick upadate and a huge thanks to all for your prayers and good vibes..the girls are fine..all have had an uneventful night and are eating drinking using the litter tray playing wrasslin’ and generally behaving like cats who are damn lucky!!

Closer inspection revealed the snake had been dead fro awhile..we believe if it was killed by Cleo she has not been bitten..if something else killed it she has dragged it home..

It was 1.3 and a bit metres long very heavy and a Red bellied black. They are deadly but not as deadly as browns..they are also not s aggressive..

We won’t know what happened all  I know is I need to go shopping for new under wear..must away but will be back..

Thankyou again for all your love and concern … Bev

Need some good vibes folks…

Please  send your good vibes to Cleo and Marbles both were in the back yard and I have found a dead Red-Bellied black snake..

Vet says to monitor as they both seem fine at the moment…

I  feel ill….seems snake may have been dead a while and bought into the yard by Cleo..who may or may not have killed it..

We will be watching her and Marbles very closely…

That’s  all for now folks..

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