Hi FOF, it’s just me~~, Lollerskater. I wanted to talk to you about my week. It wasn’t great. I’ve been feeling like an inadequate doormat. I’ve been trying to take pride in the usual running of my household but this week it’s been feeling a bit empty. The best thing that’s happened all week is DJ learning to say just that; “DJ”. The J isn’t very crisp but he’s working on it. He has been giving me lots of cuddles and even more kisses. Tonight I’m out to dinner with my little family and some friends – that dinner that I was meant to have weeks ago, which was postponed due to manflu. I hope it’ll be fun but I’m really tired. Well FOF, I hope you’re doing better than me. No rush to call back. Ok… Yep…. Cya.
Splugs, Loller! Sorry you have had a crap week. Hope you have a lovely dinner tonight and a fantastic weekend!
Don’t feel inadequate in any way, Loller. You’re wonderful!
Thirded and passed!
Thanks Bunny, Locust and Belle. I’m feeling a bit better after a long phone call to my mum. She always understands me and makes me feel better. And of course all of you, my amazing friends, giving me pep ups and using nice words like “wonderful” and “gorgeous” and “amazing” to describe me. xoxoxoxoxoxo
Don’t forget awesome ; ) lol
I have it too, must be in the water.
Feel better Loller-lovely, and if it helps, you are a great mother, a beautiful person (in all the ways!) and an all around fantastic friend.
Have a wonderful time at dinner and congrats to Mr Chatterbox!
Yes I saw you didn’t have a nice time last night. Chin up, my girl, anyone who thinks you’ve done something wrong should take a long hard look at themselves. Life isn’t easy or perfect but many people want you to believe it is for them! xx
Last day of work today for two weeks! Squee! Next week is making the wedding cake and the week after that is doing very little at all. Apart from getting married on Saturday week of course.
I had a hot date with Ghryswald on Monday. Otherwise it’s been bloody busy with work and not much else. Got a dinner on tonight as Scoobs took one more step towards old fartdom this week. Not a lot else in the pipeline.
I found out this week that I’d won Powerball (Division 7. Woo.). Problem is I bought the ticket in Brisbane, so apparently I have to collect it there as well. Awesome.
Random tangent, but I heard someone talking about ‘reverse discrimination’ again this week. I hate this phrase. It’s still discrimination people, just against someone else. Now I usually stay well away from discrimination debates because I generally don’t understand them. Oh I get people taking advantage of others, but I really don’t get doing this based on nothing more than age/sex/race/whatever simply as a matter of course because it genuinely doesn’t occur to me to do anything like this. This no doubt makes me ignorant or naive or both, but to that I say: arse. How hard is it to treat someone based on their merits? I’ll treat them differently once they make a prized dick of themselves.
Anyway, brief rant over, but there’s probably a post coming on the specific incident if I ever get a chance to sit down and write it.
TFIF everyone, and avagoodweekend.
That would be an interesting post.
Just as an FYI for those that are interested, groceryrun.com.au are having a special on gluten free and organic stuff. Sorry for the late notice, but I didn’t check it until this morning!
Hello FOF, it’s moi, Seashells. My week has been ok I guess. Had one of my aunts stay with us overnight again after getting back from Melbourne on Tuesday. I really don’t feel like I’m in my own home when she (or my other aunt for that matter) are around, which is strange since neither aunt has said anything to suggest that. Anyway, I feel sorry for the poor passengers who were on the plane up here with her – with the amount of perfume & hairspray she uses, you could smell her from miles away. Doesn’t she realise people have allergies to that kind of thing? Not to mention that people might like some air, even if it’s of airplane cabin quality. *sigh* */rant* Just glad that she doesn’t live with us cos she’d drive us around the bend.
My weekend will be a quiet one as usual. The ‘rents will be away all weekend, so I’ve got the house to myself. I’ll probably potter around, maybe make that cake I said I’d do and try not to spy on the open house inspection happening next door tomorrow.
Have a good one!
That annoys me too. Need…clean…air!
As I type this I am sitting at the airport waiting to board our flight to Brisbane. This week was busy, but I am now in holiday mode! Civil union on a golf course tomorrow, catching up with friends and family next week and another fabulous wedding next weekend! Take care beautiful people and keep smiling.
My brother and parents got home last night from the wedding slash honeymoon cruise.
The ceremony went well. The first part of the cruise was sensational with everyone saying they were going to book another cruise soonish. The latter part of the cruise was hit by weather and 12ft waves and the general enthusiasm waned.
My parents and sister popped over last night. I left work early to get home and tidy up for them, but my train line carked it and we had replacement busses. I got home more than an hour later than I otherwise would have and my folks arrived 2 minutes after I walked in the door.
Mum had gifts. Apart from food (a family size egg and bacon pie and a meatloaf) I got duty free bottles of scotch and bourbon, dolce and gabanna man perfume of some sort, and two tickets to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform Lord of the Rings soundtrack.
Splugs and rodents.
Enjoy the Lord of the Rings. We did!
Thank you!!! Didn’t know it was happening in Melbourne, but now I have my tickets! W00t!
Oh FOF where do I begin. I’m happily home after our holiday, but have the post holiday blues and a pile of bills stacking up. Easiest way to be crashed back to reality right?
Holiday was fantastic though, TLG’s family are amazing! Very happy this afternoon after a lovely coffee date with Bec
Like Seashells, I too plan to bake a cake. Nothing fancy, a vanilla packet mix but I’m going to try substituting the cup of water for a cup of orange flower water and see what that does.
My housemate is spending the weekend at a anime/manga/Japanese culture convention and staying in a city hotel with a friend from Queensland down for the event, so I’ll have the place to myself. It will be spent in front of the tv and possibly doing some ironing. Too wet to work in the garden at the moment.
I’ve been transcribing more of the 1861 English census for FreeCEN, this one’s a chunk of Bakewell in Derbyshire where a bunch of my ancestors came from. I think I’m more astounded at the ability for so many middleclass families to have live-in servants than the 12 year old lead miners (and servants are that young too). They must have been paid an absolute pittance.
And I bathed my Daisy Cat yesterday. She has forgiven me, but the scratches will take much longer to heal…
Happy weekend everyone.
My computer has been running like salt out of a shaker in summer. I did some stuff but I don’t know what I’m doing, so the result is, it is working much better but I have lost shortcuts and whatnot along the way. Seems I do most of my active “repair” work when I’ve taken my evening ‘medication’ and thus, have no idea what on earth has happened. I need to sack my doctor but I can’t.
I have a double bubble waterbed and my side has sprung a leak which has overwhelmed me beyond belief. I have towels on the floor but I can’t find the leek so I’m on the other side and SO will be coming here tomorrow to try and solve the issue.
I can’t get up in the morning and I can’t sleep at night. I’m a pretty sorry sight (and probably too much to listen to as well.)
This has been going on for too long and I am sorry that I didn’t take the kind offers of friends who went out of their way to help me but I was ashamed and too scared to let them into my real life.
Tomorrow I will be too scared to say this again and hope you won’t be too horrified, because I will be cringing at this post and probably trying to delete it.
I’m something to worry about and SO does, bless him. I want to change but I’m so agoraphobic it’s pathetic.
I don’t know where to go from here because in my (very short) sober life, I just want to hide and I will tomorrow and the day after that.
I don’t want any of you to feel sorry for me but I would like you to understand me because this is the first time I have ever said anything. All I know, is that I will regret this post forever.
By the way, my bloody bed is still leaking.
(If I get scared, can I delete this post?)
Cazzy don’t ever regret reaching out for help. This is a safe place where all you will ever receive is support!
If you’re struggling please let the doc know so that he can adjust your medication or try something else. Also don’t forget there are other services around to support you and SO – maybe give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14 for a chat and they might be able to suggest services in your area
Hey Cazzy. Sorry to hear that you’re not well but Dorothy is right, this is a perfect place to tell us about it. We’ve all got shit happening in our lives (or have had previously, or have someone else we know going through it) and it helps to hear that others know what you’re going through. This is a fun and safe place to talk, even if it’s just to rant and rave and bitch about how much life sucks at the moment (I’ve always found a good rant to be very therapeutic ).
If it’s possible, can you take your evening medication at an earlier time so it doesn’t keep you awake at night? If not, you could always just do what I do – embrace the night. I’ve always worked better at night anyway, and a lot of people do. (there’s a name for it even :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome . Personally I think it’s a normal evolutionary thing that some people are awake at night, they were the ones good at guarding the tribe at night while everyone else slept.).
Sometimes the best place for someone to be is hidden away for a while. It doesn’t mean you’ll always be like that (even though it might seem so now), it just means that right now, you don’t want to or can’t deal with anything. I have a mantra that I use when I too am like that: “Do What You Can at the moment, and fuck the rest for now – it can wait.”. (Incidently, I’m impressed with your movie-watching skills – I have a long list of stuff I still haven’t watched because I’m just too damn tired to stay awake right now).
Really crappy news about your waterbed – hopefully your SO has helped with it by now. And please: Bitch to us here on SplatOn!, and bitch often . We love you just the way you are.
Thanks guys. Wish I could ‘like’ your post more, Guylian.
In with my mood, I’ve been watching some pretty sad movies; American History X, The Tracker, Rabbit Proof Fence, and so many others. I’ve enjoyed them as you do. Night. x