Archive for February, 2007

I actually got to spend some time with hubby this weekend. He’s been working late lots recently, in fact, I’m waiting for him to come home now, the enchilada’s are waiting to go in the oven! He was working until about midnight on Friday and he worked some of Saturday morning. I’ve joked with him saying that me and some of the other wives should make a club and call it “The *Company Name* Widows”.

Anyhow, this weekend MBM came to stay. So we bored him with kitchen stuff and dragged him along to some kitchen appointments. And we think, that we MAY have found our new kitchen. Going to get one or two more quotes just to make sure, but I’d happily go with the one we saw on Sunday.

The weirdest thing happened yesterday. I got a text message that Andie sent me on New Years Eve. Yep, nearly two months after she sent it!!

We’ve sold one of the cars. We don’t need two. Not when I’m getting the train everyday and hubby is mostly(!) working from home. So it’s goodbye to my little baby. My Ka. We’ve still got it at the mo, and although it was a mutual decision to sell him, I’m going to be heartbroken to see him go. Buying him was a bit of a milestone for me, it marked the end of something bad and the beginning of the rest of my life. I know it’s just a car, but I will miss him. However, in return, I get a shiny new kitchen. Let’s just hope I make it through my six month probation otherwise we’ll have to go out and buy another car.

I have Thursday and Friday off this week. On Thursday evening, hubby, MBM and I are going to Wembley to see Keane. Work has been so mad the last week or so, I’ll be glad of the time off to relax and sleep.  Is it just me, or does anyone else find that on a Sunday night they don’t sleep as well as they do any other night? No? Just me?


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What Happened to Joss?

From this

To this

Can someone tell me what happened?

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Race for Life

Once again, I have signed up to do Race for Life this year.

It’s the third one I’ve done. Cancer Research is a charity very close to my heart. My brother had cancer at 17. He was one of the fortunate ones who pulled through and made a full recovery. Just over a year ago, I lost a family friend to cancer, and just a few weeks ago, the father of a good friend of mine lost the fight for life, to cancer.

We all know someone, a friend, a family member, a friend of a friend, that has been touched by cancer. It’s something that we all know about.

It’s just a horrible disease and I will continue to do the Race for Life every year that I am able in the hope that what I raise can go towards finding a cure.

Please sponsor me. It doesn’t have to be much, don’t think that your contribution won’t make a difference, because it will. Pennies make pounds. You guys across the pond can sponsor me as it’s an online sponsor page.


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Six Weird Things About Me

I was tagged by Nicole

These are the rules:

1. Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you”.

2. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly.

3. At the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “you are tagged” in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

  1. I have a weird finger. My index finger on my right hand, if I push it back it stays there. There’s a little bone that clicks and keeps it in place and then if I push down on my knuckle, it goes back to normal. It freaks so many people out!
  2. I don’t like the freezer. I hate the noise it makes when things move aound. If I can just go in and get what I need to without moving stuff around, then I’m fine, but if it involves items being moved, I have to get hubby to do it.
  3. I always read the last page of the book first. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. I like to be prepared for the worst, you see.
  4. I have a clicky jaw. The right hand side of my jaw clicks when I open my mouth.
  5. I have weird knee caps. They aren’t central, they both go inwards. If I’m lying flat, I can move them!
  6. Ok, hubby thinks this one is weird I’m Italian. I have Italian parents. My parents both have really strong accents and I haven’t picked it up in the slightest. In fact, I don’t have an accent of any kind

I tag The Leak, Zuzula, Lass, Andie, MHN for Short and Sven

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Things in my life are ok at the mo. I’ve got a fantastic husband, a fantastic best friend, a fantastic job.

However, I find myself wondering what exactly I was put on this earth to do. I guess I’ve reached a point and I’m not sure where to go and what to do. I’m at a blank page.

I hate my house, but I’m stuck with that. We can’t really afford to get a new kitchen, but we need to before I “accidentally” set fire to it so we can claim on the insurance.

I’m never going to get where I want to get with my singing. The guys in the band decided they didn’t want to go any further with it. The drummer had a better offer and the keyboard player wasn’t really interested. And as much as I wanted my singing lessons, I’m not enjoying them as much as I thought I would coz he’s got me singing rubbish show songs. That’s not my thing.

I’ve become fat and frumpy.

So what am I here to do?

Be a good wife? Well I can’t really with the state that the kitchen is in. I know you probably think I’m blowing it out of proportion, but I’m really not. Hubby’s working really hard to get this piece of work finished in the hope that he gets a bonus which will help the funding of the new kitchen. But that means he’s working late a lot. It’s not his fault, but I haven’t really seen much of him the last week.

Use the only talent I have to get some extra dosh? Hardly. I need a band to be in if I’m going to take it any further, and even then, who says anyone would want to hire us?

Be a sex kitten? Not when I look like this.

Be a mother? I’m even starting to doubt that. Plus, that wouldn’t do anything for my already declining figure.

I’m stuck.

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Snow was forecast yesterday. They said it would start falling at about 1am. I woke up about 2am and looked out the window. No snow. I went back to sleep. I woke up again about 4am, still no snow. I got up for work about 630am at this point not expecting any snow at all. I was wrong. There was about 3 inches of it.

If there’s one thing this country can’t cope with – it’s bad weather.  It’s been snowing all day today. It’s so pretty! Bloody freezing though!!

The train was jam packed this morning. Sardines in a tin. But coming home tonight, the station was eerily quiet. It was odd.  I had to cancel my nail appointment too 😦

In other news, hubby and I had a busy evening last Friday.  He came to meet me after work and met some of my colleagues for the very first time. That was nice. Then we darted back to my old hometown and had a romantic dinner for two as it was our two year anniversary of when we got together! Nicole will like the fact we got together on 02/02/05 (not necessarily for the 05 bit but the 02/02. Although if you add 02 and 02 you do get 5……)


We have a guy coming to do a quote for the kitchen tomorrow. I have been getting more and more depressed about our house and am pretty much ready to sell up and move somewhere new, but hopefully if we get the kitchen sorted, I won’t feel as much resentment towards our shitty house.  That I hate.

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