Saturday, January 31, 2009

Three veils

Not that I'm thinking about getting married, I just liked the idea.

three veils
three veils - by sarahthesuburbanite on

And now, to bed!

25 random things

I've been tagged about 90 million times, so I'm finally giving in and doing it. I don't expect people are that interested tbh, and I shan't be tagging anyone else, if only because most of the people I would have tagged have tagged me. And the others can't count to 25......

1) Baking is the most fun a person can have with their clothes on. The burns are very painful if you do it without clothes on.

2) I've been a RPGer since I was 18. I love it, but I love LARPing more. And if I need to explain those things, you don't need to ask.

3) I am a terrible Christian, as I struggle to put God before all things. Thus, I consider myself a FROG.

4) In the house are (at the last count) Joe the cat, Lightening the hamster, Fudge the Guinea-pig, 3 fish tanks and Dave the crayfish. The fish don't have names.

5) I hate enclosed spaces.

6) My boss said he never thought of me as the Fanny Craddock type when I took cake etc in for my birthday. I would rather be thought of as the Nigella type. I fear this may never happen.

7) I studied for 2.5 years with the Jehovah's Witnesses on a Thursday evening. They're still wrong.


8) Icecream is my comfort food of choice, although when under real stress I won't eat. Each divorce I lost 3 stone in weight. If I get married again, and divorced again, I may evaporate.

9) My email name used to be "I am the cat who walks by myself," if you can complete the quotation you can have 5 points, 10 if you can name the author.

10) I believe ASD is genetics, not vaccines. But I think the genes we all have are deeply affected by our environment as we pass them on to the next generation. IF that made sense.

11) I don't believe Obama is the Anti-Christ, nor to I believe he is the epitomy of black people finally making it to the top. After all, he's half white.

12) I met R at a gaming club that my then husband had set up. Funny how things work out.

13) I hate my son going to see his father overnight. But he loves it, so I say it's ok.

14) I would like to have more boy children. I am afraid to have girl children. I think if I had had girl children first though, I would be afraid to have boy children. It's in His hands.

15) Most people think that I wouldn't watch Monty Pythons Life of Brian because I am a Christian. I wonder who they think invented laughter?

16) I like to tell stories to children.

17) I'm not good at diplomace or hierarchy. This is not a good combination of things not to be good at.

18) I'm 34 and feel 22.

19) I used to be a 36DD. THen I breastfed for 2.5 years.

20) The most amusing insults I ever had were being called "skanky earth mother b****" and "Mary F****** Poppins" I'm not good at being insulted. I laugh too easily!

21) I like my house. I'd like it better if it was finished.

22) I still have Christmas cards up. I like them.

23) I am a FLYbaby, just fluttering along.

24) I wanted to be an engineer.

25) I love my life.

Concerns about Dave

Last Sunday I was given a beautiful Australian blue crayfish, which I obviously named Dave. Dave is a frozen food eater which I think means high nitrate levels in the water.

I hope that's what it means, because that's what we've got. High nitrate, high nitrite, so I've done a 25% change, I'll do another one in a couple of days (makes a mental note to do this on Wednesday!) and that should start to even this out a bit.

The Mollies had high nitrate, but low nitrite and low ammonia, which is good. That tells me the nitrate is the issue, probably caused by the decaying fresh food which Dave has, for his own reasons, left behind.

And it's nearly 4pm, so R will be up soon. And then going. I hate him being on nights.

Richard Hammond stole my day....


Maybe he didn't.

But the facts are that I have been sat here for over an hour looking at Hammond tribute clips.

I have to get on.

First three things to do then.

1) bread on. done
2) clear kitchen sides. doing
3) cup of tea. doing

2nd 3 things

1) cat box
2) washing to dry done
3) reload washing machine done

3rd 3 things

1) wipe bathroom
2) start dining room table
3) think about what to bake for tonight. doing

I think that will do.
phoned mum
unpacked organic delivery
put two chickens in to roast
folded washing
cleared behind the fishtanks

ate lunch
watched ANTM (lol at myself!)
found marking SATs stuff
Updates in a while. 1230 update 1330 update

Tiger in the round

tiger in the round
tiger in the round - by sarahthesuburbanite on

I made this last night and finished it off this morning. It's ok, in a cheesy kind of way!

Back to bed with the man, then up again to start the day in a couple of hours.