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Wednesday, February 3

Stand Off

This afternoon when we got home from school Jordan decided to play outside for a bit an doff he went into the back garden. Naturally, kicking the football around the garden evolved into kick the ball against the house and I opened the back door to tell him not to kick the ball against the house. Instantly this was translated into "one more time" and he knew he was in for it. So he yelled back and escalated it all to rude. Fine if that's how you want to play it...no cocolate bar that was just purchased at the shop on the way home from school. This was translated into "Oh my god you aren't going to give me any food anymore and I am just going to die right here in this spot". In the middle of the back garden, arms crossed looking grumpy. I laughed. Oh, I just couldn't help myself. He stayed out there for fifteen minutes. Standing there progressed to sitting in a lump with his arms around his knees...back facing the house...and on to grabbing a spare tarp to cover himself with and block out the harsh cold winds.

When he came in he snuck around the house to the front door and bounced in when I opened the door. Bright and cheerful..hoping I will have forgotten all about it.

Thursday, January 14


I had no idea so many people were popping onto my blog!


Total 4,512
Average Per Day 26
Average Visit Length 0:10
Last Hour 0
Today 0
This Week 183

I don't usually pay much attention to the stats email when it arrives every week but I had a peek this time for the heck of it. Fully expected to see the usual five or so visitors two of which are usually me! Granted these visitors are almost all from just googleing 'Will it rain today' guess I picked a pretty good title :) Anyone wanna buy it from me cuz I am stillllll looking for a job.

I spent the whole day filling out applications just as I have for so many days lately *sigh* I am getting quite frustrated. Not one interview! :(

Tuesday, December 22


my piccys have gone awol! I will have to move the links over to flickr but have no time just now...I must knit.

Monday, December 14

pretty pretty lights

Well, I did it. We did it...Mr helped me to undecorate the tree and add another string of lights :) He bought me a really cool set of led lights. They are super bright and the tree looks soooo much better. We got more garland and put it all over the house. I am feeling much better and actually looking forward to the holidays now :) It's amazing what some pretty lights can do.

Friday, December 11

not mature enough

My two oldest sons turned 18 and 16 this week. I honestly don't feel grown up enough to be the mother of an 18 year old.

Thursday, December 10

Just not feeling it

Christmas. Bah humbug. Well, maybe not quite that bad really but I am feeling pretty neither here nor there about it. I decorated...kinda half heartedly though and mostly because Jordan wanted it. We gave him his Christmas on Tuesday. I hadn't even gotten stocking stuffers yet. *sigh* Usually even if I am not feeling it once the tree is up and all twinkly I can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy. Not this time...honestly...I think the tree looks pretty sad. It needs more lights. It's really lopsided. It was the only one left when J and Mr went to get one and since J declared it PERFECT it came to live with us. I am soooooooo tempted to undecorate it and add about five more sets of lights to it. Two simply isn't enough. Nope, not even close. Maybe that'll help. More twinkles. *shrug*

Wednesday, December 2


Well, still on the hunt for a job. I have applied for tons and tons already but I have a feeling people aren't looking past the last one. I really hope I win this tribunal...I want them to see that they have done wrong by me. I don't care much about the money only just to replace what I would have made but most of all I want a statement from them saying it was an unfair dismissal.

We did the cashflow last night and let me tell you it's not at all good. This morning I am feeling terrible...so completely deflated. :(

Tuesday, December 1

delete selected

I have a creeping need for a fresh start...a sneaking desire to start my blog all fresh and new. Why? Well, thus far it's only ever really been known to my online friends...with the exception of the Worthing knitters but they were born on Ravelry. Anyway...I would like to start adding more family stuff to keep in touch with friends and fam in the states but I am worried that in my anonymous Internet freedom I may have said something offensive in the past. Not worried about anything major really just little things here and there. Maybe I am just being over sensitive. hmmm decisions decisions. Maybe I will have a little re-read of some archives and then decide. Stay tuned.

On the job front...nada. I did find an opening at the Aids Alliance that I worked for last year in the summer for a while. That one would be quite nice. It was a great relaxed place to work. Relaxed and busy. So relaxed in fact that many a worker wanders the office barefoot in the summer. They even told me during the health and safety lecture how I was welcome to do so but that I should realize that it could lead to a stubbed toe. Oh the danger!

Holidays...feeling definitely out of spirit. No real reason why...just very blah about it. Well, come to think of it, I am starting to feel distinctly uncomfortable with the thought of having it here. MIL and SIL are coming to us. I was really excited about it when it was planned but now that it is around the corner I am realizing that part of my coping abilities stem from not being at home. If I am at home then the kids would be here too. Jordan leaves the 12th Dec and the ex is still being difficult about letting the older ones come over. *sigh* It's going to end up in court. joy.

Wednesday, October 21

right...moving on now.

Lost my job last Thursday. They dismissed me two weeks before I had my one year in. Flimsy reasons like that I used the Internet while at work...umm everyone in the bloody office does. They have been giving me crap work for months and now I think they thought since I hadn't quit myself they had better do it before I hit one year and had some damn protection. I am appealing it and will take it to tribunal too...I have grounds. wish me luck!

On a good note...withdrawal from that medicine has just about gone away...few symptoms remain and only now and again.

Wednesday, October 14


Co-worker: Boss person and I will be going over our courses tomorrow and need the synopsis for each one…is there a way to get them out of the system?

What I wanted to say: Are you as stupid as you look right now…have you ever heard of a printer???

What I did say: Yes.

Co-worker: Do you think you can get those for us so we can lay them all out on the table and have a look at them?

What I wanted to say: Oh yes please allow me to do a completely mindless and tedious job for you oh great and powerfully busy co-worker. We shall not have you doing your own tedious work…that would just be wrong!

What I did say: Yes



This is one of those emails that gets passed around and around but there are some on here that made me giggle so I thought I would share. Yeah, I'm nice like that!

In case anyone is interested (is there anyone out there?! hello hello hello) I am finally beginning to feel better. Nasty drug is still playing with my head and making me dizzy but it's going going gone J



- More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.


- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.


- Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realise you're wrong.


- I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?


- Have you ever been walking down the street and realised that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.


- I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.


- Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"

feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?


- Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.


- There is a great need for sarcasm font.


- Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realise I had no idea what the f*** was going on when I first saw it.


- I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.


- How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?


- I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.


- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".


- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.


- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".


- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?


- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!


- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'

examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies".


- What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?


- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.


- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.


- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.


- Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.


- I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.


- Bad decisions make good stories.


- Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning that just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!


- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?


- Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem …


- You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.


- Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.


- There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.


- I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.


- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.


- I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'


- I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?

Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?


- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.


- I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.


- As a driver I hate pedestrians and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.


- Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.


- I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.


- Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...


- I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.


- I think the freezer deserves a light as well.


- My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

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