Saturday, March 21, 2009


We have email again!

*happy smile*

We could receive emails, but not send any, so none have been answered in the last few days unless they were important, and then I used my other account. So that's all sorted fine then.


1640 and....

..... a lot has happened in the house actually!

We're not gaming tonight, which is nice in some ways because it means that R and I will get a night to ourselves again. I'll bake tomorrow and then the AC can help me and decide what we have and so on. He likes doing all that.

R has cleaned the kitchen, as he said he would (he's a star like that!) and I've sorted washing out as well as paired the socks and put most of it away. I'm having a sleepy moment again, so I've had a bowl of icecream. I had one at around 1.30 and so R made me sit down and have a banana and an orange. And once again, I felt better.

It's an odd kind of tired, because my muscles are heavy, not much yawning, some energy, but not a lot, aching eyelids (!) and it comes and goes with no sleep being involved lol! Last night I had a good 7 hours sleep, then another hour or so around 9-1030, and I'm still whatever this is. How strange!

However, regardless of this, life continues lol!


This post was interrupted by an unexpected phonecall from BG! I answered the phone to hear "Is it ringing?" from the She-Ex, and "No" from BG. Of course it wasn't ringing, I'd answered it! But I heard it was BG so I said hello a couple of times, and then she said, really politely, "Can I speak to my Daddy please?" and I said of course she could, and they had a lovely conversation. She told Daddy that she was going to find her Duke when she was older, and Daddy has agreed that they can look into finding him when she's older. I don't remember the She-Ex ever telling us what happened to that dog, but it's all under the bridge now. R was so chuffed to have heard from BG today!

Tomorrow they are going to talk more about what she would like for her birthday. Last time her parcel cost over £100 to send, which is fine. (And more reliable than Fed-Ex apparently!) I'm looking into if we can send it more cheaply, even if it takes longer, because then we can spend more on her present.

Times like this I'd like to have a good relationship with the She-Ex, so I could thank her for making an effort to improve their relationship today, but she'd probably think I was taking the mick, she's so distrustful of us and our motives for doing anything. *sigh* Never mind. I am thankful though.

Tonight I'm not sure what we're doing, but I think we'll be doing it together. Kim brought me the sewing machine she said I could have, and it's a dinky little thing. Sews a straightforward seam though, so that's fine. I might have a try with it tonight, if it's not too noisy for the AC.

Right now, I'm going to think about tea. Sausages, fried potato, maybe an egg, beans, that kind of thing. Proper Saturday night tea! I'll do a bit extra as well, as the AC will be back around 6, and he's bound to be hungry again! He always is!


AC has uniform, swimming kit, KSW kit for Monday.
R has uniform, gym kit for Monday (Cue music - It's the final countdown da da da daaaaa dede da da da!)
washing is washed, dried, folded, put away, paired where required.
lunch was lovely (bacon sandwiches, cooked by the man!)

In the next 50 minutes, before the child returns, I need to do more washing, peel and start potatoes for tea, wipe kitchen units down and wipe the bathroom, and I think we're done!

So that went according to plan then lol!

Actually, it didn't.

The washing machine and so on have been done again, but virtually everything else hasn't on the grounds that R got up at 8.30, we went back to bed around 8.45 and I slept until about 1030. And I've been on the phone ever since.

Mortgage is paid.
electric company are looking into the bill.

2 sentences for about 2 hours doesn't seem like a lot, but it has been lol!

and so, to work! (when I find a jumper)

especially as....... the avatar post!

This is my work one that I try and remember to put on when I am working, because then people who know me don't try and IM me unless it's desperate.

This was made with the help of the AC. There are a number of these. Can you guess which ones lol?

This is how I would like my lounge to look. Nothing special, just not quite so cluttered as it is now! No work books, just an open fire and a lovely sofa.

Hmmmm. Might this be one of your guesses?

This was the one I did the other day when I was feeling so in love with the man I might burst. I didn't burst, but I might have!

I am Princess Leia apparently.

Fitness Freak - for when the exercising is going on! (It'll be up soon!)

My sorting stuff out avatar. For getting on with stuff.

Biker Chick. Oh yeah! I've only got textiles at the moment, but I'll have leathers one day!

Poorly, tired, had enough. If you see this one up, don't expect coherent responses to anything!

My most recent one. I really like this one.

Chilling and relaxing. This one I titled "And we're calm." because it used to go up after the She-Ex had been trying to wind me up. Now I don't talk to her (her choice!) and life is much nicer, so I put it up when I am already chilled and calm and pottering about on here.

So there we go.

There are some wilder ones on my MSN thing, but I can't work out how to download them yet.

I will!

I hope that wasted some time for you nicely!

UP half an hour and......


the bin is emptied and rebagged
the cat box is emptied and relittered.
the washing machine is emptied and refilled.
the drier is airing the clothes
the recycling is outside in the green bin
breadmaker is on
I'm having a drink
cat is fed
hamster is fed
guinea pig is fed

Not bad for that little time.

The kitchen needs

dishwasher emptying and refilling
oven wiping
counters wiping
organic fruit/veg delivery putting away
floor sweeping
window wiping

The front room needs

washing folding from the basket
socks pairing
small table clearing
fish water testing
patio doors wiping

The dining room needs

table clearing
computer table clearing
hamster big cleaning out
guinea pig big cleaning out
fish water testing
window wiping

The hall needs


The bedroom needs
bags of clothes for charity sorting
bed changing
window wiping
books putting away (you know how they stack up when you read in bed.....)

AC's room needs

sheet changing
duvets putting away (currently has 3 and a blanket on his bed because he persists on sleeping on top of one, so we just get another one out of the cupboard and pop over him when he's cold)
floor discovering lol!
clean clothes putting away

AC needs
swimming kit sorted and hung up
uniform for the week

R needs
uniform for the week
gym kit for the week

I need
daily clothes for the week

Living here generally needs

Calendar writing
menu planning
food buying
nice things cooking
meals ahead cooking
bottles washing

School needs

literacy planning
numeracy planning
weekly planning
SEN planning
literacy marking
Key Objective marking
School Development Plan writing
resources finding
Threshold downloading

So around 50 things need doing today.


Place your bets on how many I'll get done..........