Monday, 26 November 2007

sick note #2

And now Lolly has it, was woken at 5.30am by the sound of her being sick. Dumpling and I still have nausea and stomach cramps but are on the mend. If the dog gets it, I quit!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

sick note

Dumpling and I have the norwalk or noro virus so the doctor says. Easily spread, nasty, nothing you can do but drink plenty, bleach the toilet and wait it out. It gives you dreadful sulphur burps and the worst wind, between me and the dog its dangerous to light a match here...

Friday, 16 November 2007

OK, I know, have hardly managed to post once a week let alone once a day, but life gets in the way.

Been having long, long phone conversations with a close person whose marriage has broken down. 20 years, 2 kids and suddenly its over, no one saw this coming.

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Chickens have laid the grand total of ...... 2 eggs. Not much is it ? I was expecting baskets and baskets of them! Am assured it will get better and we are thinking of getting a couple more chickens, trying to decide between raising chicks again or buying them at point of lay.

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Dumpling is home sick, he thrashed and moaned all night, woke up looking like he had a hangover, was hot and pale all morning, had lunch, took a nap, then threw up all over my kitchen floor! Took him out in the pushchair wrapped in blankets to buy more calpol and he has been fine ever since. He's missing a birthday party tonight but I'm glad I don't have to go out in the dark and cold!

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Still having acupuncture, not convinced at all, my GP is very brusque, its not like going to a herbalist, there's no chat about hot or cold foods or looking at your tongue, he just sticks needles in where ever it hurts, I'm getting more pain from the site of the needle rather than the back ache. I think I have one more week, will stick it out but don't think this practitioner is very good.

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Dreading christmas, my kids don't need anything and I hate the thought of my family spending hard earn cash on things the kids don't need and I don't want in the house just because 'its christmas'. I also don't have any spare cash and wouldn't know what to buy anyone if I had. I don't want anything either. There are a few things I'm planning on buying in the next few months but I don't want them as presents, I want to choose them and have them at my convenience. Bah humbug.

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Not impressed with the mess the scaffolders left behind, bits of plastic, drinks bottles, splinters of wood everywhere. Not convinced they did everything they were supposed to either, landlord is coming tomorrow morning to check the work as he is paying for it.

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Its very cold here, south of England is mild so we really feel it! Heating is on from 5am to 10 pm, plus a log fire in the evenings and we are still wearing extra layers in the house. Cant imagine how people live with snow and ice, we wimp out if it drops below freezing over night!

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I went shopping for a dress to wear to a do I'm going to in December and came home thoroughly depressed, nothing fitted or suited me. I have a small bust, a spare tyre, my legs aren't as good as they used to be, and being a redhead I'm very pale. Every slinky dress I tried on made me look like an uncooked sausage roll. All the dresses clung to the wrong places and even when am assistant decided to take me under her wing and find me the perfect dress, she said something about the right underwear and maybe I should think about jeans and a sparkly top? How about dirty jeans, a sweatshirt and wellington boots as that what I wear every day!

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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

AN EGG!

Our chickens laid their first egg! We're so thrilled!

(Not the real egg, Dumpling is saving it to make cakes!)

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Thursday, 8 November 2007

I'm surrounded by men.

They look at me from every window.

No, I'm not having a nightmare, we're having the gutters replaced and a team have arrived to put up scalfolding, my house looks like it has braces. They swear at every available oppurtunity and one asked to use to the toilet, now its a given that you only do wee's in someone elses house, isnt it? Apparently not. Gross.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Did I show you this?




Dumpling swimming at a friends pool, I've always wanted pictures of dumpling in the pool but you cant even take a switched off camera anywhere near a council pool here, if you get your phone out they scowl at you!
Not being part of the blogging world for very long I had no idea what nablogpomo was, not sure if I do yet but everyone is supposed to post once a day for a month? Well you'll only get short posts out of me but I'll give it a try...?

I can smell warm custard and I have no idea why, we dont have any?

I had acupuncture again last night from my gp, I dont think its suppsed to hurt that much nor bleed!

I've just found my shower gel puff thing on the floor by my pc, two floors away from the bathromm, huh? Blame the puppy.

The puppy bit the groomer and the groomer forgot to do his nails, he taps on the floor when he walks and refuses to pavement walk so she is coming back tonight.

My chickens should be laying eggs by now but I think the fireworks have unsettled them plus the fox attack. I have put a box of straw in their run in case they feel like laying one during the day but they just took all the straw out and looked at me like I was stupid...

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Have signed both kids up for this....

Autumn Classes

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED by November 30th, 2007



NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM.




Class 1

How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays--Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.

Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM .





Class 2

The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself?

Round Table Discussion.

Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.






Class 3

Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.

Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.






Class 4

Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?

Examples on Video.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning

at 7:00 PM






Class 5

Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your sofa.

Help Line Support and Support Groups.

Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM






Class 6

Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.

Open Forum .

Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

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