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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2 comments:

MaryP said...

My country girl days are long behind me, and even when I did live on the last street in a small village, I never owned chickens, but I thought they only laid an egg a day each at the best of times. So maybe they're still just getting settled in?

How cold is cold, for you? Yesterday and today we've had our first genuinely cold days -- and we know that in February, today's temperatures of -3 (-8 with wind chill) will seem positively balmly.

Our furnace came on for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It turns itself on and off to keep the temperature to the cool 18 degrees we've set it at, but it comes on day and night. We are wearing sweaters inside now, you can be sure -- and will be until late next April!

My husband rues the winter's arrival: gone are the slinky nighties or the bare skin. Welcome the flannel PJs and socks! Sexy it ain't, but there's nothing sexy about being a giant walking goosebump, either!

Maria said...

Christmas is hard for me, too. Liv gets a book every year and one big toy (this year it is a new skateboard), but other than that, she is only getting some new bedroom slippers and a flannel nightie. I decided when she was a baby, that there would be no avalanche of Christmas gifts, so she doesn't expect much. I do worry, though...her friends get SKADS of gifts. She must think Santa doesn't like her....

GAH. I hate shopping. I always find the perfect dress when I'm not really looking and then I don't buy it. Of course, when I need one...I have your plight: nothing fits or the color is wrong.

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