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 πŸ™‚
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 πŸ˜‰

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….

89 thoughts on “A Fozziemums work is never done

    • Hahahaah yes..i think my hand has slowed me down a tad..ouchie! the boys still have their pool..Fozzidad will be making them a special decking surround as poor Doc struggles with his bad leg…so they will be happy about that πŸ™‚ being above ground we would never get Forrest in hahaaha..but hey have the dam too πŸ™‚ and thankyou..it is such a big improvement and the animals are all safe! totally nasty proof πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  1. It seems that it just never stops there…….continuous work all day every day until something SNAPS and you must rest due to an injury OR bad weather! The place is looking gorgeous but so much work and now an above ground pool???? I guess that will be nicer than having to soak in that old bathtub!!!! It’s a lot of work having a pool though……as if you needed MORE to do. Well, in spite of being exhausted all the time I know you’re enjoying getting the “fozziemum compound” completed to your liking. It really is gorgeous……………….Take it easy dear girl………you need a BREAK!

    Love, Pam

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    • Pam thankyou πŸ™‚ yes it’s lots of work with a pool we had one at an old place years ago..i will be grateful for having that water during fire season though and Phil got an absolute bargain with this one..the problem is the house is only 13 years old and the previous owners pretty much built it and that was it..so all the safety stuff was a must do..it is great to see such changes and yes it does seem to be never ending..yikes! and yes I pushed it too far..i am my own worst enemy..and so my body has decided to stop me..:) have our sons and the pool guy up to help so that will be super..miss you all heaps and yes I will have a break this pain in my palm is a reminder πŸ™‚ Love Bev xxx

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      • Isn’t it sad when we have to hurt ourselves to slow down!! When I got the herniated disc some years ago it stopped me dead in my tracks and from then on we’ve stepped back from doing the really HUGE jobs around here. We just need reminders sometimes I suppose!

        Pam

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        • I agree Pam..i am such a stubborn person…Phil always growls at me..he just gave me the ‘look’ at the dr’s today πŸ™‚ I think you have wised up quicker than me πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xx

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  2. momwithoutpaws knows that feeling in the spring, things are winding down we have rain snow mix for the next week. SHe already misses her garden

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    • Fred it sure is always something on bigger properties isn’t it…I enjoyed last winter as I had a chance to rest up..but yikes..now it is all go! and already bushfires have been happening in Australia…the temps are really all over the charts! loves Fozziemum..pee ess pop in and see our spring gardens whenever you want πŸ™‚

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  3. Hope your tendonitis soon eases. I use to get that in my ankles and still get it in my wrists at times. Sending you positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Bev))). Love Sue & Polly

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    • Sue and Polly thankyou so much πŸ™‚ I am sure if I rest it up it will be fine…it was my own fault..like a bull in a China shop I am …cant wait for things so I get a bit carried away! Love to you both πŸ™‚ Bev xxxx

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  4. It was really the creation of the world within one day :o) I’m the same crazy thing, I try to do with my hands what I can’t do with a tool :o)… and it often ends at the dogtors too :o( Twerker looks great, I like his face :o) All my best wishes to you and your Chris, hope the pains go away and you both feel better soon.

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    • I am such an impatient person Easy…always using my hands as a weapon..but they backfire on me hahahhaa πŸ™‚ Chris’s hands are better than they were and by keeping him and young Jason on crafternoon they should get better :)..they did a great job with Twerker..they wanted a happy face πŸ™‚ once they knew I had a glue gun and a staple gun they were very happy! the only hair could find was a pirate wig…hahahahaah thanks my friend I have a good wrist bandage on and as long as I don’t twerk myself I should be fine πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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  5. Always a pleasure to see what you have been up to- whenever- no apologies needed my friend! What an amazing yard- the garden, catio, scarecrow. And you with your cuts and scrtatches and no good wrist- plowing through it all. Amazing! Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven. Rest up and stay well ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚

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    • Molly thankyou I am hoping Twerker keeps the birds away..seems to be irritating Doc that;s for sure haha πŸ™‚ I am sure my bits and bobs will mend πŸ™‚ have a great week Loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Ellen thankyou πŸ™‚ I felt the same way in winter when all my bloggie friends were gardening and growing gorgeous food and plants..love that abut the blog world! I am sure I will recoup well..eventually hahaah πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  6. Your outdoor Paradise is shaping up quite nicely! Too bad you’re falling apart πŸ˜› You need to rest up so you can enjoy it!!! Seriously, you’ve done a wonderful job and I love the Twerker πŸ™‚

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  7. I’m having a case of the disappearing comments, so don’t know if you’ll see this…but you’ve done a wonderful job. Just need to rest up so you can enjoy! Love the Twerker!

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    • I just found you in my Spam..i hope you were not too uncomfortable hahahaa πŸ™‚ don’t know why! thankyou I will rest up and I am glad you liked Twerker πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  8. It all looks beautiful! Well, not the bandaged hand but I must say it is a lovely shade of blue. I am not going to tell you to slow down and take care of yourself because I know you are going to power thru until it is all done and you can sit back with a big sigh and relax. Looking forward to the end of the work for you. Can’t help but think you are going to have a beautiful Fall there in the new space you have created!

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    • Pix thankyou my sweets..i am slowing a bit..the wrist is pretty sore,i hope you are looking after yourself too!! and I am sure that the yard will be pretty when all finite! loves Bev xx

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    • Ku thankyou my sweet one..we are trying to make a little oasis in all the brown and dried grass..i think we are getting there..i will slow down I promise πŸ™‚ Loves to you Fozziemum xx ❀ ❀

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  9. That’s all right. I haven’t been online much lately … Our company was bought out, and October 31 was our last day. I received severance pay, but I think I’m still in shock, even though we knew back in August (I found out on the first day of vacation – great vacation). I hope you can rest soon! A pool is hard work – my aunt has one, and she lives around the corner. Enjoy the spring! Ellie

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    • Ellie that would be a shock..i am sorry that you have had to deal with that! must have really made your vacation a little less enjoyable..we have had a pool before and yep they are lots of work..but the heat here is foul and having all that water at the ready to dump on the house in a fire is pretty tempting.hugs to you Bev xxx

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  10. bev

    I know it seems like there’s no end in sight, but a year from now you can look back and be proud of the awesome job you and Phil have done, as your looking AT the finished product; don’t apologize; family and home first…blogging like 77th …nothing much going on anyway, hope your classes are progressing well ….β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ laura

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    • Laura thankyou my sweets..we will be glad when we can enjoy the finished yard..and it is almost done..yay! and school is going well a bit behind so trying to get some pics done…always something πŸ™‚ love ya to bits Bev xx

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  11. We’ve been so slack. Just listening to your workload makes us tired. This heat is not a great time to work. Seems very hot for Spring. Now, we think the pool should take priority, so you can cool off between tasks.

    Love the Scarecrow AND the people crate. BOL!

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    • I agree Daisy..this heat is not the best for working..urghh.I have visions of painting the fence while the pool sits there sparkling at me….and yes the people crate is fab!! hahaha Loves Fozziemum xxx

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  12. Oh Bev, if there even was a ‘worse blogger ever’ it definitely wouldn’t be you!! Just look at how busy you have been… Don’t you worry, it’s nice when we do get to see ya, you brighten up the place!! Just make sure you get to fit rest in, and remember… it’s virtually impossible to catch up!… So let us catch you up instead πŸ˜‰
    Hugs, Carrie & Pups x

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  13. No wonder you’re coming down with a cold. I’m worn out just reading about the schedule you’ve been keeping. My word woman, as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You’ve got to take care of you first. It’s amazing what you’ve done and what you’re doing. Why, if I could shave 30 or 40 years off, I could probably almost keep up with you! Rest up, we’ll still be here! πŸ™‚

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    • Linda thankyou..i wish I was a tad younger too..we keep saying we did this the wrong end of our life..but it is getting there and we have learnt some new skills along the way…I will be resting a bit and catching up on my school work…arghhhh πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  14. The only thing that matters is your health. Everything is looking FABULOUS! We are getting work done too and I am working/hiding in the Northcote library. Sending you healing vibes for the rotten tendinitis and I know you have fibro and CFS too so you are an awesome star actually! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Sharon it is coming along well..and killing everything in it’s path hahahaah πŸ™‚ good idea..hide away..especially n those hot days πŸ™‚ hope you work is coming along well too πŸ™‚ and thankyou I am no star just a stubborn old chook πŸ˜‰ XXX Bev

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  15. Bless you *dear heart* you have worked so tirelessly I am not surprised you are beyond exhausted each night! You are NOT the worst blogger ever…
    Life is happening & you are busy. True friends will understand….I do!
    Thankfully you have Cleo there to make you rest, hahahaha!
    Love you madly Bev πŸ™‚
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too x0x0x0

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  16. You, the worst blogger? I don’t think so my fine friend. You are one busy dudette. We understand. I adore your catio and the pool will be great for other peeps….you can entertain in the pool area like some sort of rich bitch….sorry…that’s a bad word. You get the idea. I will have to call you Lady Fozziemum pretty soon….hahaha

    Lots of kisses,

    (((Shoko)))

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    • Hahaaahhaah me..never..always be just plain ole Fozziemum Shoko haahaha πŸ™‚ and the pool will be wonderful when we get those 45C days..urghhhhh hand me a Mojito and yee haw..loves Fozziemum xx

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    • M.K thankyou so much..it is really coming along and knowing the cats and pups are safe is such a huge relief, it is also nice to walk barefoot in the grass without worry I will get bitten by a snake …only found a small scorpion while painting the fence so pretty happy πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  17. Oh my friend… the yard is looking wonderful but you gotta take care of yourself too. I can’t have you getting sick and down ((HOGS AND SNOUT KISSES)). As far as the Twerker – OMP! I ❀ him…. but you knew I probably would right? I'm off to do some twerking myself now. I don't want to get out of practice – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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  18. OMC Welkum back Miss Bev. Weez missed yous. So sowwy yous got all beat up.. But WOW!!!! Dat’s a pawsum yawd y’all hav. Da catio is way cool, and weez weally luv yous fence. Rest up and take cawe of yous selff.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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  19. Golly, I feel so bad you sweating buckets and we’re finally, blissfully, needing sweaters… NOT!

    Stay as cool as you can, and don’t believe the ‘tendinitis’ story next time. You gave your son life – he owes you hard, physical labor!!!!

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    • Yep good old spring/summer..here we go again..and stuff all rain..as for Chris well he is a really hard worker..i knew if I had an alternate job he would not feel bad about not helping…don’t know about the other boys haaahh they tend to be not so handy..;)

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    • Jan thankyou..it is coming along really well I am still a tad banged up but I know I will come good with a bit of rest….hmmmm..yes I will rest πŸ™‚ but it is al worth it know we have safe animals inside the yard and safe wildlife outside πŸ˜‰ loves Bev xxx

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  20. No way sweet Bev are you the worst blogger ever! Sometimes there are things in life that require a lot of our time and we blogger understand that. You have for sure been busy and getting a lot done. Hope your wrist is getting a lot better and I hope you are working in some rest for yourself now and then. Hugs and nose kisses for all from me and my crew!

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    • Awww so sweet and thankyou…my wrist is still the same and I spent the weekend watchin others working..very frustrating! but I am being a good girl πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hugs and loves and head butts from all here too! loves Fozziemum xx

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  21. Oh my! You really have to take care sweetness. This is not good at all, but in the end, it all does seem worthwhile when you look at all the beauty you’ve all created in fixing up the home and I just love the KDS. What fun time you’re all going to have when it’s all finished! I know no-one here will ever blame you for being not around. We all understand and I do for sure, so no worries from this side hon. I know how you feel. Just get well soon and know I miss you. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Big Hugs β™₯ ❀

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