Wednesday, 22 July 2009


Eight things

Ooops, Vonnie tagged me a scandalously long time ago...

8 things I am looking forward to:

  1. Our trip to the States next week. Meeting the new nephew, seeing how much my niece and other nephews have grown since Christmas, hanging out with my parents, sunshine, Dairy Queen, going to the movies (in particular The Drive In) and possibly a couple nights on our own to celebrate my big birthday
  2. Jamie sleeping all night long, in his own bed
  3. Having enough money to buy some clothes that actually fit. At the moment I can pull on all my trousers without unzipping them. I look like a vagabond.
  4. The kids going to university. Think I'm going to go all Doogie Howser on them and make them go when they're pre-teens.
  5. Not wiping anyone's bum for them
  6. A hair cut
  7. Receiving the massive lump sum we're owed from being underpaid on Tax Credits
  8. Reading The Girl Who Played With Fire which my husband kindly bought me yesterday

8 things I did yesterday:

  1. Made one of these and one of these for orders
  2. Had my t-shirt on inside out all day, only realising my folly at bedtime (see 'vagabond' above)
  3. Pondered what the kids would do if I had an aneurysm in response to their fighting
  4. Tried to get a close up photo of Maia's eyeball
  5. Watched a thunderstorm through the window
  6. Tidied up the maelstrom, all day long
  7. Discussed experimenting with resin (off the crafty not druggy variety)
  8. Cleaned the inside of my sewing machine and chastised myself for not doing it more often

8 things I wish I could do:

  1. Find the correct balance between having ready made stock and actually selling it
  2. Drive in the UK
  3. Master my procrastinating tendencies
  4. Take an uninterrupted shower
  5. Speak foreign languages and be able to travel there to put it into practice
  6. Not get so stressed
  7. Make clothes for myself
  8. Put makeup on without looking like a transvestite

8 TV shows I watch:

  1. Criminal Minds
  2. The Street
  3. The In-Betweeners
  4. Lost
  5. Dexter
  6. CSI
  7. True Blood (well, the first episode anyway!)
  8. In. the. Bloody. Night. Garden. (makes my ears bleed)

I'm not going to tag anyone because I'm pretty sure everyone's already been tagged!


  1. Kathryn stopped watching in the night garden about 3 months ago - she just said one day "I don't like this now". And so we have to turn over at 6 now, but not to forget 64 zoo lane or charlie and lola.

    Hey look I know the timetable... wonder why.

  2. going to university is NOT ENOUGH. they still need money, lifts (one of mine managed to write off my car...twice!), their washing done, and of course have outrageous student debts at the end of it all to make you feel guilty forever for not being rich enough to subsidise them properly.

  3. upsie daaaaaaaaaasieeeeeeeeeee!