Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Just wanted to say...

Bring it on!!

Found this great site and have (wasted)spent far too much time there playing. Go check it out, there's pages of things that you can put the small people's faces in that I'm sure they'll love, and lots for you too ;)

Monday, 22 June 2009

I'd cross my fingers

that this works but as I'll explain later, that is a bit too sore to do just now

First let me share with you the box of gorgeousness that I received from Beki for the FRIENDS swap. I'm hoping the pictures come out in order.

Aren't I a lucky lucky girl? :)
Thank you sooo much Beki I really do feel spoiled.

And now for the reason why typing and all things finger related are a problem for me just now.

I slipped at work last wednesday and seriously banged my poor finger. It is still very very sore and swollen and I guess I should get it checked out but there just never seems to be enough time to go and sit in A+E for several hours.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

This just says it all I guess.

GEORGE CARLIN (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)

Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate..
A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways ,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side..

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent..

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people.....Who cares?

George Carlin

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Still hanging in there

Again I want to thank everyone for all your lovely words of support.
I also need to thank Mrs Twiggy for the lovely card you sent me, it was so lovely to receive hugs through the mail and thank you also for my lovely FRIENDS swap things from Beki the swap organiser. Photos to come shortly ;) Trust me they are fabulous.

My poor Spring swap partner must have totally given up on me by now but I really do have her parcel here and it WILL be in the post by the end of the week, if I have to drive all the way to her house to deliver it myself.
Beki I'm still working on a few bits but hopefully you won't have the horrendous wait poor madmummy has had.

Things are plodding on here, a few wobbly days now and again but all in all we seem to be hanging in there. Him indoors (I guess I should stop calling him that now) is still living with us, sleeping in the spare room until he can sort himself out with somewhere to live etc. That will be the next horrible hurdle, him actually physically leaving the house. Although we're all used to him being away for work, him actually moving out will be a whole different ball game. But one step at a time.