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Happy New Year to Everybody

:happy new year: Hope you are all looking forward to the new Year & I for one hope that 2008 brings some positive changes. We have had a bad 6 months as we have had problems with our Daughter & subsequently our Grand children have suffered & Baz & I can't do anything about it which is fustrating however another year is about to come in so a new start should bring positive changes I have not blogged for a long time but have been in here catching up on everyone. Baz is doing gr

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It's been a while !!

I feel bad when I looked at my blog entries & realised it has been over 5 weeks since I blogged, we have been flat out, but that is no exscuse as most of you are far busier than us. I have been catching up on the blogs & everything that everyone has been doing, it has been a great 2 hours & I always feel I am reading about Family. Baz is watching his football & I can have a few hours to myself to catch up on stuff, his beloved Manly team are winning & I can hear cheers

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Winter is Coming

Well Winter is on its way, the trees are shedding their leaves fast now & the fire is going every night! It is so pretty here at the moment though, the poplars are pure gold & there is a huge diversity of colours all around town from gold to deep red & in between. Baz loves it & when we go on a trip marvels at the scenery much more than he did before the stroke,I felt so sad the other day though when we went down town , he wanted to stay in the car as he was tired but I notice

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The Black Swans have come !!

Well we saw the first Black Swans swimming down on the river when I opened the curtains this morning, Baz was very excited as he loves to see the ducks & swans swimming down there !! We are still getting hot weather even though it is nearly the end of March, we will have to remember to turn our clocks back tonight as Daylight saving ends. :Clap-Hands: I have a book beside the TV remotes which I write down the tapes I have taped off the TV & what is on the them, Baz started it before

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Twice in a week

Well I am trying to make good on my resolution & blog more for Baz & Me as it is good to bee able to read all the wonderful blogs & get to know people better. Baz is doing well, he is wanting to get out more which is great as we have had a lot of rain here & in the surrounding districrts & the whole landscape has changed everything is GREEN & wonderful, when we go out in the car Baz is in awe & says at least 100 times in our hour journey" look at all the green ' We

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It's been nearly a month

It's been nearly a month since I last posted & promised that I would try & post more !! I have tried but things just seem to creep on you & before you know it weeks have past, I have hardly got anywhere in my endeavour to get my life better on track except the exercise. I have been trying to do half an hour every day on the e exercise bike & have succeeded most days. It must be paying off as it usually takes me 3 days to mow the lawns but did them in one day last week & I f

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Back Again

It is good to be back as part of a "Family" & I guess that is how we all are united in the same way, I had to go to the clinic yesterday to get my blood pressure checked as it is sky high & the nurse was asking about Baz & suggesting outings etc that he could go, on I told her straight that he would not go, but I would ask him about it she said that she felt I was really stressed , I said no I don't get stressed & she said that she felt we could be friends & she would like to

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Missed You All

We haven't been on as we had to go away to Sydney, I think I mentioned that we went to see Eric Clapton as Baz got tickets for his 60th Birthday. I was hesitant about going as it was the first big thing we had gone to see since Baz had the stroke but I didn't need to worry , we had great seats & Baz sat with a big smile on his face the whole time we were there, He went to the loo before we went in & thank goodness didn't need to go again. The girls showed us a quick way of getting out

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Its been a long 4 months

Well it has been a long time since I posted but that is not to say I haven't been thinking of you all , my computer finally died & I was without it for a long time then of course Christmas came & all the kids & Grandkids!! peace finally reigned last Wednesday but we have had to catch up with everything & of course we are still doing the Community Radio show once a week & the markets!! Baz is doing really well, & is still making great Progress (not quick enough for him m

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Still here & going strong

I can't believe that it has been nearly 2 months since I last posted in our Blog!!! I haven't been able to use my computer much as it has been playing up & boy have I missed it, it still isn't fixed properly but hopefully will go in tomorrow & be fixed. Baz has been doing wonderfully, came shopping with me yesterday & helped push the trolley around ,he thought it was great, so hopefully will come more often, usually he just sits in the car, he even took the trolley back to the pa

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Been Catching up !!

Well I feel as though it is years since I have been on here, have been catching up on everybodys blogs & what everyone has been doing, Jean's always brings a smile to my face & sometimes a few tears as I read about her & Don, Sue & Ray etc. We got a new car didn't get the one from the Auction place, got one from ebay & the guy rang that night to tell me he had crashed it!!! It as the hardest thing I have had to do since Baz had the stroke, but we managed to get one from the

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Back from the "BIG SMOKE"

Well we are back from all the Drama of going to Sydney for our Grandaugter's 1st Birthday Don't get me wrong I love our Grandkids to bits but it seems like twice the effort to do anything now that it was 2 years ago ,s you all know.We used to jump in the car (Baz driving) & go wherever the mood took us whenever we liked & no drama,now Baz doesn't want to go anywhere unless it is just on a drive with his own bed at the end of the day!!! I will always remember the time he rang me at work

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Life Still Going On!!!

:cheer: Well we are still here, just haven't had a chance to get on the site ( I miss it dreadfully) love to read all about what is going on in everybody's lives & all the new posts posted!! Have had a great time catching up the past hour, we have had major car problems (in fact the car has died), we were really lucky as we were coming back from a market 100 kilometres away, I looked in the rear mirror as we were about to go up a steep hill & there were clouds of smoke coming out the b

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Life goes on!!

:Tantrum: Well life is still going on, the miners have been brought up safe & sound, now they have to put up with their newfound fame & the race to be the 1st to "get the story". Baz & I are still doing the community radio, or rather I am & Baz comes along for the ride, he does the tech side still thank goodness as I would be sacked if it was all left to me :im stupid: Our weather has taken a turn for the cold, with rain thrown in as well. the fire is going non stop much t

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It's a good life!!

Well they still have not brought the trapped miners up from their trapped cage but they are close & everybody is praying that they will succeed without another catasrophe, what courage those men must have to be trapped miles from their families & not knowing whether they will ever see them again!!! We have been at the markets at the weekend trying to get a bit of extra money sometimes I wonder if it is worth getting up at 4.30 in the morning, driving (& dodging Kangaroos) in the d

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Miracles Do Happen

Well the whole of Australia has been watching the news & praying for 2 miners who have been trapped in a gold mine for 5 days in a small country town, they were found alive last night & even though it will take a couple of days to rescue them they seem to be ok!! Unfortunately there were 3 men trapped but one was found dead a couple of days ago & hope was dwindling for the remaining 2 so it was definitely a miracle when the news came that they had been found safe & well.. I w

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Baz goes back to the radio

Well we have had a hectic few days....We do markets most weekends & yesterday was a market 50 kms from us. Baz used to do a radio show there on the Community radio & thoroughly enjoyed it & was very good at it.When he had the stroke of course he had to give it up!! The Manager etc have been after him to go back but I thought he didn't want too as he always said no, but yesterday one of the program co-co-ordinators came to the market & Baz asked him if he could come back...I nea

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Liberation

I think you get to a certain period in your life after a stroke when it is like waking up from an automated world & regaining your sense of belonging , it is 15 months since Baz had the stroke & for all that time I have just been trying to do the right thing primarily for Baz but ultimately for both of us!! I kept everything the way it was & tried to do everything the way Baz did it, only in the last week or so have I thought that I can change things to the way I want & might m

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Baz 's first day back

Well today is the first day back at the radio station for Baz, he is not a bit nervous & is looking forward to it! He doesn't go on until 4 pm which is good as he can have a rest this afternoon before we go. He says he will give it a go & if it doesn't work out at least he has tried, I am really proud of him for giving it a go & know that he will do well!! We had the children & Grandchildren here for Easter & it was great but the tolerance level has dropped for Baz with

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Back Again

Well Baz had his first radio show & did very well, got a bit confused but I took over The next time he was good & explained to everyone about his stroke , he was great with the technical side & had no dead air space which is pretty good!!! I didn't know whether he would carry on but said that he will, after the show the man that came to show him the ropes invited us back for coffee & Baz wanted to go,but it was dark when we left so I had to drive home dodging Kangaroos which I

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Thanks everybody

Thanks to you all for making me so welcome with my first blog, I feel as though I know you all from reading all about you & your lives I always try & keep up on your blog entries & have got Baz reading them too :happydance: Jean you always make me laugh & I read your entries whenever I feel as though I am all alone with all of this by myself You are a very strong & inspirational person in fact you all are & it has helped me cope so much to read all about your lives &am

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Hope this one makes it

I have been posting my entries wrong & so they haven't come out right. Thanks Jean for putting me on the right track... Well we have done 2 radio shows now & The last one we did Hydrotherapy pool first, so that was a big test, but it was good & Baz managed grea,t thank goodness he knows all the technical side, although there were a few hiccups, on the whole it was good & Baz was so pleased with himself & worked out a few more workouts in the pool that he did for himself!!

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April Fool's day

This is my first blog as I have been too scared to try one before but have enjoyed reading everybody elses so here goes!! Some of you already know our story but for everybody else, Barry had his stroke on the 27th September 2004, it was without warning & he was 58 years of age. (I am 49) We live in The Snowy Mountains which is in New South Wales Australia where were retired due to my bad back from Nursing & Baz had a pacemaker so neither of us could work & we did not want to stay

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