Sunday, 8 June 2008


So, how gutted am i? There i was, typing away as fast as my two fingers'd let me when i got distracted - having a tribe of kids'll do that to you! -and when i got back to the 'pute there were two posts, GONE!!! Pretty flippin gutted i can tell you!
Sooo, now i'm all mixed up as to what to put where, and have got my days wrong or whatever. B enjoyed his trip to the temple, that was cool. We had a bit of an odd week to be honest, i've been a bit down but nothing really obvious to put it down to. J's been hectic with his exams, poor lad's been a bit under the weather too. I think there's been a bit of a bug or something going around, nothing major but feeling exhausted,down and generally off. Had a lovely afternoon on friday, went to the lovely Jeans for a brew and chat, she always makes me feel better. She really is one of the most lovely, kind, honest and sincere people that i've ever had the honour to meet. When i'm sad a visit to Jean generally helps to chase the doldrums away, even if it only lasts for as long as i'm with her. The only other proven cure for the doldrums is a good dose of Terry Pratchett, he speaks the way i would if i was half as clever as he is. See, i'm doing it again, veering off on a tangent again! Visited the lovely Jean, came home in time for the kids coming home from school and the beslam that that ensues! Joy!We ended up having a sleepover, 2 extras, one girl and one boy. I say it like this to try and reassure myself that i really did only have two extra kids 'cos it sure felt like i had more than two extras! I needed a lie down to get over it!
On another much more sad note, i had to take our old dog Gypsy to the vets. She's had sore ears for a bit, well they've both been fussy but i put it down to the pollen. Sadly it wasn't pollen, she's got two abcesses, one in each ear. The poor love, she must've been in agony but she didn't make a whimper. I felt awfulbut i really had no idea. We've got drops for her, i have to take her back on wednesday for blood tests and then we'll see how we go from there. They also think she might thyroid problems, which doesn't bode well for her, another lovely part of the surprise was that the vet thinks that she's over 13 years old, a bit of a difference from what i was told when i took her on.
As you can see, not a good week in some ways. I think i've had an attack of the misery guts this week, roll on next week!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

What happened to the weekend?

That was me off to a good start! Somehow the weekend ran away with me desperately trying to keep up, to no avail! Sooo, a brief catch up....
We did go out on friday, the Butterfly House was amazing! Thanks in part to the srar turn, a butterfly that let us handle it and take pictures! I kid you not! I do have pictures but they'll have to stay put for a while till i get this thing sorted. Kayleigh and Rob agreed to go down to pick up Brandon and Nell after their half term break. I was going to go but Jay had been invited to his new girlfriends for a family bbq which meant i'd have no one here to stay with the dogs.Did i mention the dogs? We've two, Gypsy, a bitch, old, crabby, a bit smelly but loved staffie that we rescued 5 years ago, and Tyson,the biggest baby you've ever met. He's 5 but looks, and acts!, much younger. The lads say it's cos i had him neutered when he was a pup but i think he's just soft. he's a mongrel, another rescue dog but this time a 16 week old puppy. See, i told you that i can veer off at a tangent! Anyhoo, our next door neighbour moaned about the dogs barking when i'm out so i try to leave someone around if possible.Not that i complain when they're playing loud music all day! I don't mind if it's decent but sometimes her music tastes leave me with a bad taste in my mouth and a banging head, especially if she sings, and i use the term loosly, along!
So anyway, back to the story, off the kids went, with me expecting them back the next day. However when they got there my mam was ill so they decided to stay a couple of extra days to help her out, which meant that Brandon and Nell had a couple of extra days off school which they were so upset about, not. That's not to say that Rowanne was pleased! jay didn't care as he's doing his gcse's at the moment so he was relieved that he hadn't gone down for a visit which he'd thought about before the bbq.
It was surprising really how quickly the weekend went, i had grand plans of domestic goddess-like intentions but as, usual, i got sucked into a book. We managed to get a few things done so it wasn't a total wash out, we found R's bedroom floor which has been missing for a couple of weeks, since the last sleepover she had in fact. so that must mean we're due another one for them to mess it all up again.
Drumroll if you please!!!!!.......... I've finally downloaded my photos from my camera onto the computer and started my 'flickr' account1 Yipee!!! i've been thinking about it for months but was too scared in case i did it wrong- did i also mention that i'm a complete technophobe? i HATE all this technical stuff that's just invented to scare me out of my wits! I'm sure there's a place somewhere where there's a room full of people watching us via mimi cams built into these things so that people can laugh at our misery and lack of understanding. It's not as if we'd be able to find them is it? they'd only be in the 'for idots' versions that they'd immediately update to cause more stress if too many of us actually learn to operate it in anything like a confident manner! It's a conspiracy i tell you!Lol!
Sooooo, the kids arrived home safe and well, having grown 6 inches in height in a week. We had a nice time for about 15 mins until they started arguing again, ahh, home sweet home, nothing like it! I finally got the kids off to bed after 9pm with threats of violence and computer bans - works like a charm so far, i'll keep you posted- there were crys of "thats not fair" but i stood firm and to bed they eventually went. Which leads me to this, I've done my bit so i'm away to my bed too now. What joys will tomorrow bring? It's B's school trip to a buddist temple tomorrow, wish i was going! Lucky thing. Until tomorrow then.........