A Fozziemums work is never done

Firstly let me apologise for my late replies to you all…I hit a wall and just had to rest…no great drama just lack of hours in the day and by evening when usually I do my blog and catch ups I was nodding off.
It has been all go here..co-ordinating the work that needs to be done..and it seemingly is never ending..
I am trying my hardest to catch up with you all..if I have missed anyone please again forgive me.
Spring it may be but the days have been HOT..making work harder and more tiresome..
We had the ground to prep for turf for the pups..so mega amounts of rotten stones had to be pulled up,soil spread out and the turf laid..this is hand watered twice a day until it sets roots..i have been fence painting and the heat has made this a real chore..when the water of sweat starts running out of my gloves I know its time to stop! I have pulled a mountain of weeds and old irises out from behind the stonewall as they were not working there..these had roots to China! then I attacked a large area of old veggie garden..now this ‘soil’ was like concrete and I decided like an idiot to break it up with a small garden fork and then crush it with the palms of my hands..now hubby cracked it with me..and he was right..i DID hurt myself..so off to the Drs today as I have really nasty tearing pain in my palm when I move my wrist to turn a tap or bend my hand back…so I have Tendonitis..rest he says…arghhh
I don’t need this now..also hubby is preparing the other side of the catio for an above ground pool..more stones being removed and road base down..this needs compacting then sand then the pool guys come on the weekend..i crawled backwards out from the potato bed and grazed my shin..my nails have all had to be cut off and I think I am getting a cold…bwahahhaah..lucky me šŸ™‚
Our son and his wife and their little boy Jason were up on the weekend..Chris has Tendonitis in both his hands at the moment (not good for a drummer ) and so I knew he would help his dad even when he should not be..so I got him and Jason to make my scare crow..today I gave him a wig so he was complete I called him Twerker as the hip action looks hilarious and my Daughter-in-law Amber said it looked like it was Twerking ….
So I am catching up..i am still going to be in and out as for some reason the girls have added to the fun by peeing randomly through the house..just a little rebellion at being no longer free range..but after washing carpets in two rooms and then finding a hallway surprise..well I am working in and out up and down and now with one hand!
So a few pics of the proceedings and I must say I miss you all…sometimes I can quickly pop on FB and say hello..i have school in the morning..i missed a class from being crook so now I am behind on that too..arghhhh…chat soon..Fozziemum..worst blogger ever šŸ˜‰

Dinnermintz watching the work form the KDS

Dinnermintz watching the work form the KDS

Old veggie bed will now be a garden..Blue Emotion the most gorgeous rose..heavily scented and will add to the colour scheme I want

Old veggie bed will now be a garden..Blue Emotion the most gorgeous rose..heavily scented and will add to the colour scheme I want

Back of the KDS getting ready for the pool..Doc snoopervising.

Back of the KDS getting ready for the pool..Doc snoopervising.

Potato bed revenge..no time to even shave the beastly legs..yikes!

Potato bed revenge..no time to even shave the beastly legs ..yikes!

The angle looks wonky but an idea of the back so far

The angle looks wonky but an idea of the back so far

Twerker the scarecrow

Twerker the scarecrow

Serves me right...

Serves me right…

Most nights this is all that is left of me....

Most nights this is all that is left of me….

A million miles away

There are days I wish I was a million miles away..nothing bad is happening …no real reason..just the day and the mood.

I wonder how honest most people are with themselves….or others…

The reason for the mood this morning is really nothing..that’s right..just woke up and thought urghhh.

Some days I don’t really feel like I am in the zone…I am sure some peeps will think I am complaining and really i’m not..i just pondered as I replaced the kitty litter trays for the second time..and cleaned a patch of peeĀ that one of the girls had left on the bedroom carpet.. just how many of us have those days.

The usual shenanigans at brekkie time.. watchingĀ Dinnermintz Ā doesn’t eat whatĀ Pickles Ā has left because she is off her food, being barked at for not hurrying with the morning meal…stopping MarblesĀ  smacking Cleo because she has woken in a mood too.

The fires out again…cleaning up the ash and dragging more wood in has no allure this morning.. if I don’t, despite the day being warm, it will be cold in here tonight.

Forrest wants to go out the front.. he is not allowed.. he digs up my garden looking for kitty nuggets..so I let him out the back.. meanwhile a baby bunny is running around in the front yard..so off to scare him off.. come back in Forrest is barking…he wants in..again..

I go to make the bed.. i forget the cat bowl was out andĀ Dinnermintz Ā on a diet decides she will go for it..

I hear her collar on the bowl and bolt out and put it away.

Forrest barks.. he wants out..again..i feel like a “door bitch” as they call them at clubs.. opening closing doors all day.

Back to making the bed…which hurts my back due to weeding yesterday on rough stones…awesome.

Phone rings.. telemarketer.. ah…no.. dishes done.. theĀ PicklesĀ  has decided she wants her food so out with the bowl again.. whileĀ DinnermintzĀ  keeps vigil..so I stand and wait.

She eats a bit..i put her bowl away again.. Forrest barks.. he wants in.. again…I let him in..someone has just used the trays..so another tray change..

Dishes now…from the brekky I could not eat in peace..one cat wanting to push into my plate and steal my toast..one dog wanting out..one cat trying to start a blue with another one..

A load of washing out…one in ..rubbish Ā emptied.. ready to go in the bin…

Forrest wants out…………..again………….the fire is well and truly out…need to go gather some kindling….keeping an eye out for snakes.. and then clean the firebox and start a fire.. big wood is in the trailer right at the back…means pulling the smaller pieces forward and that is great on the back too.

The shower and both bathrooms need cleaning. floors need sweeping and vaccuming..

Forrest is in again…and asleep now…..thankyou….

Quick phone call to mum.. she is busy…quick phone call with my sister.. she is in the same mood..

I have more weeding to do..i just can’t find the mojo.. butĀ  I will..

When people say how lovely we have all this land I agree.. but some days it seems an impossible task to get everything done .Phil got most of the snake mesh stapled to the outside of the back fence yesterday.. we hear the burn off restrictions may come in in October…sheesh..

Great Forrest wants out.. and I can smell the litter tray..again…

I love my life..i love my animals and my home but today…all i can think of is running away..to a place where there are no litter trays.. where I can eat a meal without interruptions ..where ifĀ  open a door it is because I am heading out to have some fun….anyone who has not had children I can tell you this is what it is like to be a parent.. the commitment the time the sometimes mundane and monotonous the routine of life with pets is just the same.

I wonder how many pet owners will be disgusted with my attitude today? I wonder how many pet owners will fess up and admit there are days they are tired.. days they think it is all too hard.

I will never regret having pets and I know I have made a promise to them for life..i am happy to go without and to sacrifice for them..my choice.. and I adore them.. but some days I wish I was a million miles away.. and I know if I was I would miss them and pine for them and want to be with them.

For today I am here.. and I just have to get on with it.. tomorrow is a new day…



Prepare to Squee..

Please meet one of the newest little darlings to leave his mums pouch…today i was in the kitchen cheering myself up by making a loaf of Sourdough Bread..as I was kneading the beast into submission I looked up and out the kitchen window to see the Ketchup Mob was hanging out behind the barn just up the driveway..i missed the chance to take pictures earlier as I had forgotten to put my SD card in my camera…yep sharp as a bowling ball me..anyway I thought they had gone as they hopped across the driveway as I cussed myself for missing the shots..
So I had taken to beating up this dough instead when I saw them..clearly they had crossed the driveway and then gone up the embankment and done a loop .this is about 30 metres or 100 feet away..
So I had the camera ready and crept outside to the end of the verandah where the kitchen end is..such gorgeous creatures..nibbling the sweet grass..having a scratch..i missed a great close up of a boxing match because a big gum tree blocked my view and then they took it behind the barn….dang…anyway was getting great shots of the Boomer..a healthy looking big boy who stared me down but I crouched down and stopped looking directly at him…as he slowly went back to nibbling the grass I slowly stood up…he stopped and was watching as were the rest of his mob but they felt no threat from me so it was back to grazing….so the big guy and his smaller female companion had me enthralled….and then SQUEEE out from behind the barn hopped this little guy..he was ALL legs and ALL tail ..his proportions look so funny and I imagine he is not long out of the pouch at all as he was more interested in the scenery than the grass! he was so tiny and when I zoomed in I noticed he has a small nick out of one of his ears…so..may I introduce to you all…..Nicky…and guess what..apart from me and hubby you are all the only people in the whole world who have ever seen him!! how special is that…



Hi ho hi hi it’s off to bed i go

BigĀ  day my friends,i am trying to catch up and getting not much done hahahaa..I have been getting my crochet on which with four cats is no mean feat…all those balls of wool beggin for trouble…

I found a single bed tartan doona cover at a thrift shop for 5 dollars so the plan is to re do the pups bed covers…almost done…well kinda…

I have a big meeting tomorrow and am making little headway in the house cleaning department..

I did manage to make two delicious leek tomato and cheese quiches got my pastry hat on and whipped them up in no time..did my shopping…blegggh..had some road rage…got some pruning and weeding done played with the pooches and now it’s bedtime..

I leave you with a picture to help you relax for the day ..have a good one folks šŸ™‚

What you looking at lady?

What you looking at lady?

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…