Monday, January 28, 2008
It's official. Apparently. I'm hitting middle age. Went out with a group of my dearest friends on Friday. I know, I know, Friday night, out, drinking, bit like being young again. Oh no, not quite - no pulling! So, as we hadn't all got together since last October. That's right 'that' group of repribates I go to Center Parcs with. So, again, as we hadn't met up for ages a ton of catching up was in order. And I'm sorry, what's funny about me and an allotment? Of course I'll get my hands dirty and not leave it all to DH and the boys! As if! Okay, so if that wasn't a sign that middle age isn't approaching, Dawn's date is a giveaway. He has grey hair...then it dawned - I know, bad pun - that any date she meets up with is going to! LOL. so, it's official. We're hitting middle age and there's sweet FA we can do about it. But on a plus, I can still drink an excess of Pernod and not make a spectacle of myself. Or throw up. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for DS1 :) Hopefully he learnt something Saturday night. Well, actually 2 things. 1. Do not drink so much again and 2. Don't lie to your mum about it, cos when you're saying hello to the big white bowl in the bathroom, she will know. DS2 has also learnt that it's not wise to drink a litre bottle of a red-bull type drink, followed by 2 coffees. Otherwise you will still be up at 1 in the morning unable to sleep and all jittery. Worse still, you keep your mum up, and she doesn't appreciate it. DS3 has learnt - for the umpteenth time I add - that you must let your mum know where you are, or she will go on msn and chat to all your mates until she tracks him down. Embarrasing him along the way of course. Hopefully he's also learnt not to put a new girlfriend ahead of his mum again, ever. And DD, well she's nearly learnt to write her name! Finally, DH, he most definately learnt yesterday that when his wife has left the house at 7.15am on a Sunday to go to a trade fair; spent till 6pm walking around said fair; then find out the GPS system has sent you up the M42 and you're in Tamworth instead of heading home, it is really NOT the best time to whinge about your day!

TTFN! xx
Friday, January 18, 2008
Bullet points today. As I probably said last Jan, this is a really busy month for a retailer!
  • Shop has gone into sale;
  • Having to go to out and about for buying trips for next season;
  • Passed my book-keeping Level 1 and have started Level 2;
  • Been offered an allotment plot;
  • 1 productive governor meeting;
  • More bloody leaks in the shop roof;
  • Project A - initially mentioned last April - is apparently still on the cards;
  • Project B looks like a goer;
  • Been filmed for a TV programme. Took an hour and will probably be a 2 min clip, and no, not saying when it's going to be on the telly;
  • Went for an interview at the local college and have got a job as a sessional NVQ Assessor;
  • No phone calls from the schools;

And the biggy, came face to face with the b*****d park warden at a meeting organised by the police. He then proceeded to make 3 statements over the course of the meeting and then deny them - even though he said them in front of the CI and his boss. The man is a total compulsive liar and a liability.

Hugs to Dawn and Niki who need them at the moment :)

Sunday, January 06, 2008
Just a quick post as I haven't for a few days. Probably haven't cos my life is so exciting atm....not. DH back to work. DS1 exclusion day Thursday so had to take him in Friday for his 'integration' meeting. Complete waste of time, but allows the school to dot their i's and cross their t's. Will give them a week for the meeting I requested and then start chasing them. Expecting to have to, which doesn't really say a lot about the school. DS 2 won his first footy match of 2008, as did DS3. DD has calmed down now that she is back in a routine. And me, headless chicken, nothing new. And that's about it, like I said, nothing exciting.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Like MJ's and Latharia's idea of where I've been - or maybe not - and where I'm going. So will save that for another post. And thank you both for the comments about my work, I don't 'do' compliments easily, but am very chuffed :)

Changed the background on here, thought it seemed like a good idea. But - isn't there always a but - I've lost every blessed link. Thankfully I was warned, so backed up a copy. Tonight will be spent putting them all back up again, yawn.

And a topic for another day, manners. Some people.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Year Resolutions. Why bother? No idea, but here we are again, probably making much the same ones we make every year, and yet still we do it. Why do we think making these 'promises' on the 1st January is going to mean that we can stick to them. We know we can't, and yet we still put ourselves up there for failure. Year after year. After year. Without even knowing who's reading this I know on your list will be lose weight - get fit - give up smoking. Get the picture. If I want to give up smoking I will. Setting a date aside to do it isn't going to make the difference in the long run. The willpower is there or it's not. In my case, not. And the smoking, just an example, I haven't picked up the weed since the heydays in The Cannon when you just had to breath in to get high. Oh those were the days. No kids, husband, debts, just alcohol and men. I digress, there's a surprise.

And so here we go, another half an hour of my life wasted, but can't resist.
1. Lose weight. Yes, you can stop laughing now, this has been top of the list for the last - ahem - few years, but this year.........
2. Keep fit. Like keeping house, looking after DH and 4 kids, and a business isn't good enough.
3. Sort the finances out. Least said.
4. Keep sane. Easier said than done, but this woman's not going down without a fight.
5. Be more crafty. In the arty-crafty way, not the sneaky way.
6. Post on my uks team thread daily.
7. Do things straight away. Okay, yes you can have a good laugh at that one.
8. Keep this blog up to date.
9. Restart Flylady. That would be the masochist in me then.
10. Find time for me, my family and my friends.
11. Be pro-active in the business plans I have whirling around.

And that's it. I could do 100, seriously. The point? There isn't, so I shan't. And 11 - seems a good number. Noticed a lot of double numbers appearing in my life, which probably means something, just don't know what! Good luck for anyone else embarking on promises, challenges, targets, whatever you want to call them. I am fully confident you will do better than me!