Monday, 30 May 2011

The Birds

....human and the feathered variety.

I am here in Ormiston with my mum.  It's just us and the many birds that visit everyday.  The Butcher birds, Magpies, Kookaburras and Rainbow Lorikeets.  The morning chorus is a lovely wake up call.

The Scrub Turkey's have even decided they get a pretty good feed around here too.  Not that my mum encourages them, they just invited themselves and are proving a nuisance scratching the mulch and digging up plants in their search for nourishment.  I have been spotted running out in the back yard in my pyjama's and dressing gown making funny noises to scare them off.  I think my mum's neighbours think she's got a loony living with her!!

Sadly I didn't bring my camera up with me, but I am managing to get a few snaps with my mums little digital Olympus.  At least I brought the laptop with me and our shonky mobile broadband (it's very much like dial up internet) and I can stay in touch with email and a small amount of blogging, if it lets me, it's a little niggley with uploading photo's.  So bear with me if my blogging doesn't seem as polished in photo's and format.  I'm just working with what I've got at the moment.

On Sunday we went out to visit some more birds. We visited my mother in law Joan out at Laidley for the afternoon and her three lovely ladies.

We love going to visit Joan, she's always good for a few laughs and we certainly need a few of those at the moment. 

So the birds got together for a little lunch, a natter, a cackle and an inspection of the house building out at Laidley.   The walls are up and soon the roof is to be started.  I might even get to see the roof raising, at least the start of it next weekend.

I'm up in Queensland for a little bit longer, mainly to be with my mum.

Later this week my mum has to go in for an operation.  On her last pap smear and pelvic examination a couple of weeks ago the Doctor found a few lumps after palpating her stomach.  After CT scans and ultrasounds and specialist visits, they discovered she has two large masses that have developed behind her uterus and bladder.  These are to be removed.  So I am here with my mum and the birds, meanwhile Donald and the boys are in Sydney with my little Amelia. 

I wish to remind you girls out there how important it is to have your regular pap smears, mammograms and check ups.  Prevention is so much better than the cure!!


Mari said...

Lisha, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mum. xxx Mari

Lisha said...

Thank you Mari


Carli said...

The birds are so pretty! Thank you for the reminder, they are not enjoyable but essential.