Thursday, 27 November 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008

If you were expecting newborn baby photos then sorry she still in labour! 4 days overdue, my sister has gone home despite living 25 minutes drive from the hospital (I cant imagine that far away from town, I walked to the hospital when I had Dumpling) They must think she really isn't in labour to let her go home that far away even though they wouldn't let her leave on Thursday as they said she was in labour!

So my niece has gone home with her parents, I miss her and yet am glad to have some sanity back in the house, she sure can tantrum, trouble is, its so precocious in a film star style, its like watching some old fashioned film, she stamps her feet, clenches her hands to her sides and screams, the best one was “I...AM...YOUR.........GUEST!” when she wouldn't accept the compromise I was offering!

We had a great time and had to go into town 3 days in a row, Friday for my opticians, Saturday for Lolly and Dumplings Opticians appointment which we were so late for they could only see Lolly and Dumplings appointment was made for the next day. So she got to ride the bus, eat McDonalds and get spoilt by me buying things for her and I miss buying cute pink things! My sister and husband are Witness’s so I don't get to buy her stuff at birthdays and Christmas so I make up for it when she comes to stay, she got a cute pair of pink and white shoes, a pink watch, a pink lunchbox that you can put your own photo or picture inside, 4 outfits, a pink blanket...you get the idea. There are lots of sales going on over here and I’m a bargain hunter anyway so its didn't cost much.

She’ll be back as soon as my sister goes into labour, they don't know many people in the village they have moved to and my sisters family (and mine obviously) live near me and her husbands about 100 miles away so despite the fact that my sister and I are that close and don't see each other all the time, I’m a good choice to look after her as its a family environment and I’m just up the road from the hospital.
I’m obviously a sucker for having an open house policy round here as Lolly has a friend to stay for the week while her parents are away on business and they didn't want her to miss any school. She’s much easier, Lolly is playing hostess and they are such good friends, they just giggle all the time. I wonder if the novelty will wear off after a few days of being together 24/7?

Saturday, 22 November 2008

I won an award, my first!

So cool! Huge thanks to booqubaanme for giving me the award, so flattered!


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Terroni
Anne
Maria
Mary
Tanis
My sister is having her baby and its taking along time, 3-4 cms dilated but not going any where fast, my niece is staying with me while she goes back and forth to the hospital, baby was due 3 days ago so it will be any time now, so I have a sulky 14 year old, a jealous grumpy 7 year old and my already highly strung and prone to tantrums 5 year old niece, I'm a little tired and frazzled whilst being excited and nervous for my sister, she has a great birth with my niece but was rushed into surgery afterwards with a 'boggy' uterus and some retained afterbirth I think? I dont think theres any reason why it would happen again?

Monday, 17 November 2008

Back on my feet, a little tired and trying to catch up with everything I didnt do when I was ill. For the PTA, I had all the children in dumplings school do a small self portrait and then made up a design for each year group and had it printed onto teatowels, 400 in total! They are proving very popular and I have to distribute a few hundred into the childrens book bags this afternoon...

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

And I recovered from the flu to go down with a gastric bug. Its taking everything I have to sit here right now, am severly dehydrated and had a bad migraine today as a result, havnt left bathroom or bed for over 24 hours. Its not fun!

Monday, 3 November 2008


I'm sick, horribly sick, sore throat, earache, raging temp, sweats, shakes, an irritating cough that isnt productive but makes me retch when I cough. No appetite and when the paracetamol thats keeping my temp down wears off, you know about it, violent shivering under two blankets. Sleeping is almost impossible with the shivering and sore throat and the dreams when I finally do drop off are scary, not as scary as Marias but I think shes thinking of a film I saw a long time ago and also an episode of CSI? Anyway I'm off to watch mindless daytime tv, suck lozenges and maybe nap.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

I'm sick. Its a cold but the cold bit isn't too bad, the sore throat is the worst bit, but I'm shivery and dizzy and feel like I'm going to throw up. I spent two disorientated hours under two duvets this afternoon feeling like I was in a blizzard, every movement let cold air in somewhere from the edge of the duvet and the shaking would start all over again, blleaagghhhhh!

Doesn't help that the weather is awful here, driving, stinging rain, a bitter wind and so cold, OK its may 2 or 3 degrees C but to us, that's cold! Had to brave it to go to town to get dog food and other necessities but came home to find stupid chickens had not had the sense to walk back in the coop but were standing in the rain, so despite my temperature, I rounded them up, gave them extra food, water and straw and locked them up for the night, I looked green with blue tinges by the time I made it inside and stripped off my wet clothes, things I do for chickens who are either not laying or eating their own eggs again...!

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