Wednesday, 28 November 2007

London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.'

A lazy post...

I thought this warning was very REAL and very IMPORTANT, so I am passing it on to everyone I know. Please pass it on to the people you care about, relatives, friends classmates or former classmates. It is important they be aware of this danger. Never Never Never Never Ever...
...fart in a wet suit

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Champix update.

I have no idea what day we are up to but we have another 1.5 weeks tablets left and then after that get a prescription for the last 6 weeks.

We are now in our 3rd week of not smoking at all during the week but we havent managed a weekend yet which is getting on my nerves a bit lol

However we have Sydney this weekend so hopefully we will manage it with the encouragement of having her around.

Prepare for lots of cute photo's :0)

Monday, 19 November 2007

Old Married Woman!

This weekend i realised i was an old married woman!

We spent the weekend as anticipated doing the garden on Saturday and the christmas shopping on Sunday.
The garden looks fab! I am sooo chuffed with it!
Anyway i digress from the old married woman theme, this weekend as i said we finished the garden (or so we thought) and attempted the christmas shopping.
It took us all day on Saturday to do the garden, we began by digging up all the plants and weeds, these were then replaced by bin bags with holes to hopefully prevent the weeds growing back and gravel.
We did this all round the garden and then went of to buy some pots and plants, more gravel as you never seem to buy enough and some patio cleaner.
We lit the chimenea to keep us a little warmer while we worked as it was freezing!
We finished the gravel, potted the plants and then Chris set about cleaning the concrete, he really did work hard.
It looks sooo much better! It's neat and clean and not an embarrassing mess anymore :0)
What do you think??

The washing lines will be coming down as we have bought retractable ones, that way we can use the garden without them getting in the way. I never knew you could get such a buzz from buying something so bizarre as retractable washing lines :0)
Sunday i was dragged almost kicking and screaming to the Trafford Centre to attempt the christmas shopping.
Those that know me will know how much i hate and detest shopping, i can think of no worse way to spend my time, i hate being dragged from shop to shop, being bumped into, ignorant people....i could go on and on...
Anyway we got there around 2pm to find all the carpark signs were informing us they were full, at this point i'm happily thinking "great we can go home" but my beloved had other plans lol and managed to sneak his car in somewhere and off we went.
I have to admit it wasnt too bad, we only shopped for around 2 hours, we got the majority of our presents and then had a nice early tea at Frankie and Benny's before coming home, once home we went on the net and apart from wrapping paper our shopping is done!!!!!
I feel like i have had the most productive weekend ever! Even though the house is a mess!
So i'm a happy girl and i feel i had a good weekend, the most exiting parts for me being the completion of the garden and the christmas shopping and retractable washing lines which is what makes me think i have turned into an old married woman, albeit it a happy one :0)

Friday, 16 November 2007

First Post

So i'm giving it a go over here as MSN is totally winding me up, does it ever do as you ask without crashing first!!

Welcome to my new world...

It's Friday and i am so glad to have a couple of days off work, my job is moving from Manchester to Warrington we think in February next year and while i'm not exactly chuffed about it i am really sick of listening to people moan about it...

So to the weekend i go, we plan to finish the garden tomorrow in preparation of the New Years Eve party to which i can just imagine us going to all this troublr for no-one to attend, ah well at least we'll have a nice garden ready for the summer.

We have during the course of the week purchased more gravel and some oil lamps as the lights we bought failed to work, all EIGHT of them grrr. We have also purchase a new outside light, some concrete cleaning product and a drain cover.

Tomorrow we will remove the rest of the plants/weeds and get started, i dont think it will take us long so hopefully should post some pics before the end of the weekend!

Sunday we plan to go christmas shopping, i'm really hoping we can get it all done in one go, I HATE shopping, the thought of being dragged around shops for hours on end is my worst nightmare. Luckily Chris is more than aware of this so hopefully we will stop for a nice lunch somewhere and it will stop me becoming the irate, bad tempered cow that extended shopping tends to turn me into!

So thats my weekend guys, hope you all have a good one x