My boots have been cleaned and made waterproof. The last of hte beef jerky is drying nicely and wil ready in about 2 hours. Most of the packing is done and the boxes have been checked and re-checked.

Left to do:

- one arm hole on a waistcoat
- a belt for my new kit
- the outer part of my new cloak
- a little hand sewing on my new blouse
- cakes out of the freezer
- pack hot water bottles
- pack food!
- re-lace trousers
- re-lace 2 shirts

If theres anything else it can sod right off. I am now officially on a coffee break and headed to the shop for Coke. Must remember to take the apron off first though...
  • Current Mood
    stressed stressed

Disjointed Thoughts

I've just deleted the original post I wrote this morning as things have changed in a few hours. I woke up feeling miserable, lethargic, tired, sick and basically run down. I now feel much better and brighter and I even have an idea as to why! This has been helped no end by Ok Go , some Better than Ezra, the Lost Boys Soundtrack, a large dose of fresh air and getting a few things done on my list. I have made several useful and enlightening phone calls and received a few too, done 2 loads of laundry, had a guy servicing my central heating for an hour, and vacummed. I have cleaned the crap, very literally unfortunately, off my back lawn, cut back a sickly looking passion flower and filled a tray with potting soil ready for some seeds.

Why have I made such a turn around? Well that's been something I have thought about while doing stuff. I think I may have figured it out I used to get up in the morning and turn on the radio or run Winamp in the background. I haven't done that for a while, I have no idea, and I never realised what effect it was having on me. I've sung, danced, made the chickens think I'm more of a looney than normal and generally been bouncy since I turned the Winamp volume up. Music used to be such a major part of my life, I worked in a night club and helped the DJ choose play lists quite often, and it was always there and then..nothing. I have NO idea why I stopped turning on the tunes in the morning but I'm glad I'm about to change that. Actually, I think I do know. I no longer have the sweet stereo system I used to have and this damn computer takes up too much of my time.

Once more it's time to step away from this time and energy leech and get out in to the fresh air. I have one more job on my list that I want to get done today so I'm off to do it!
  • Current Music
    Air Traffic - Never Even Told Me Her Name


I'm going to keep this brief, as I'm still not doing very well, but I just wanted to apologise for my blog absence. I was in the middle of typing up one of those posts that take a few days to collate properly when I got ill. Not just a cold but the kind of ill knocks you so flat that you have no idea what day it is. From being a little sniffly on Sunday night I ended up in hospital on Christmas Day. My temperature had hit 102, I couldn't breathe, my nail beds kept turning blue and I felt as if I had been steam rolled by several, very drunk, Norscan Gods in party mode.

Today is the first day I have been able to sit at my computer and read my blogs and forums but I am still quite unwell. Better than I have been but still poorly. I shall update properly as soon as I feel well enough. Right now I'm off to have a nice hot bath, wrap up warm and spend some time with my chickens for the first time in days.

Blessed be to you all. I hope you've all had a good Holiday Season so far.
  • Current Mood
    sick sick


Poot is now settled in bed after having a Lemsip. She's coughing nicely, her nose is streaming, and she aches all over but I have given her extra blankets and lots of cuddles. I wish I was in bed too but I now have to go outside and see to the chickens..and it's about -2! The frost is lying in a thick white blanket over everything and the chooks water keeps freezing so my trips outside are on a regular basis today.

Poot sends hugs to anyone who also has a cold.


Poot is off today again. Coughing so badly she's being sick and full of cold. Ewwyuk. There goes my trip to town. Too cold to go out anyway, bloody frosty and icy and black ice everywhere. Even the chickens don't want to be out of their coop.Done a test thingy, made me giggle. Face hurts now so going to take migraleve and sit in a dark room till it goes away. Again with the ewwyuk.

You Are A: Frog!

froggyIndependent yet still part of a large community, frogs are unique creatures known for their distinctive sound and ability to hop. As a frog, you spend your days sitting on lily pads or climbing trees, searching for delicious insects to eat. While there are some frogs that aren't exactly cute, you are certainly not one of those!

You were almost a: Duckling or a Bunny
You are least like a: Monkey or a GroundhogCute Animal Test!
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    sick sick


Whats your favorite color? Just curious really. In fact, whats your favorite color and how do you take your tea/coffee?

If you answer both these questions then I will know just that little bit more about you:)

Mines blue and black coffee with 1 sugar please.

Kiss Kiss.


Just a reminder for you all. Yuleen is on December 6th starting around 6pm.


I expect everyone to be dressed up and I might even award a prize t for the best costume!

Be there..or be...somewhere else that doesn't have great food and company!



Don't throw away any clothes!

As many of you know, Whiterose helps with a charity called Hope. It saves dogs from being euthanised and ensures they get permanant loving homes. It costs Hope a lot of money to keep doing this and they rely on donations and fund raisers for the cash to carry on. So, as lots of us seem to be changing size and shape lately I have had an idea.

A Clothes Swop Fundraiser! I would host it at my house in February. Here are the Swop Rules.

1. You must bring clothes! Clothes and shoes must be in good, clean condition. No underwear please.
2. Bring a friend if you can. The more people the better the outcome for Hope AND for you.
3. Everybody puts a small cash donation in a box for Hope. This is a very worthy cause.
4. You must agree that any clothes left over at the end of the night are donated to Hope so that they can continue their fundraising efforts.

I'm hoping that this would be a good way for us all to get something 'new' to wear while supporting a good cause at the same time and save us all some money. I'm sure that Hope would also be happy to accept any donations of old blankets, teddies without stud eyes, and food to help the foster carers. There will be members of Hope at the party wo will be more than happy to talk about what they do and point you in the right direction if you would like to foster, or adopt, one of the dogs they help. If your interest in attending then drop me a comment so I can start to work on numbers etc.

PS. There will be crash space available for those who would need to travel.


I had a really long and rough night last night. I've had yet another migraine floating around for a few days and this time it's less pain but more nausea than normal. The trouble is that now and then the nausea takes that extra step and I want to cry when it happens. I went back to bed this morning, after sending the children off to school, and took yet more Migraleve in an attempt to get rid of this nastiness. It didn't work as well as I had hoped. The head pain is now very much limited but the sickness is..well..lets just say that being sick is one of the things I hate. After getting up again at 10.30 I decided to try and take my mind off it by doing stuff. So the washing is on and the downstairs has been vacummed, I've let the chickens out and sent 3 more bags of junk to the charity shop, I've done some dusting and now I'm considering finishing cleaning the oven.

Perhaps though I should just get my book and curl up for half an hour while the kids are at school and I have the chance. I had planned on doing some baking but I'm not sure I could cope with the smell of food right now. Of course, that also means I won't be making any soap which is something else I had planned. Ho hum, lets hope the week end is better and I can get a few things done. Time to go get a glass of water and blanket so I can read my book and doze as I need to.

  • Current Mood
    drained drained