Hi's & Lo's 2008
Hey there peeps. I hope that you are all ready for the festive cheer that will soon be upon us. Got your pillow ca... (stockings) tacked to the end of your beds? Good. Then i shall begin.
In the following paragraphs I will try and outline the hi's and lo's of the past 12 months. I hope that for every negative I can come up with a positive. It might not work every time, but here goes.
1/ I attended too many funerals this year
2/ I heard about more births of little pink babies
3/ I was hospitalized 4 times this year
4/ My wife had VERY successful surgery on her spine and is making a fantastic recovery even as I write
5/ I left work and became a house husband earlier this year
6/ I am enjoying my household duties more and more
7/ I went on my very first cruise this year (with my wife of course)
8/ It was our silver wedding anniversary while we were on the cruise
9/ We came home from our cruise to find out that there had been a non stop house party in our absence.
10/ The money we won in the onboard casino went towards our excess baggage costs
11/ I am now on 3 different diets, (diabetic, sodium free, low potassium)
12/ Some of the food isn't bad but I really miss the foods that I like (coffee especially)
13/ I came to an understanding with my dietician. (I can have the odd cup of coffee as long as it is made from real coffee and not instant)
There. I am sure that there are other things that have happened but they must not have held rank with what's listed above. No doubt they will come to mind once I have posted this gack.
Oh. 14/ I received a parcel all the way from Oz full of Rolling Stones Stuff. Don't forget folks. After Xmas is over and you're cleaning out your cupboards for space. There is always a good home awaiting ANY Rolling Stones Stuff here. Just mail me and see what happens.
It would be nice to compare notes of a similar ilk. Anybody want to share?
Just hit the title above and sell your soul. There are peeps here who are just slavering to hear from you.
Merry (hic) Xmas and a Happy New Year to youse all!!
Posted :: Saturday 12/20/2008 6:47:00 AM
Only One Expletive!!!!
Well. Only one VERY LOUD one. All the others were only heard by me. Under my breath and in my brain.
Let me elaborate a wee tad. This morning, after my wife had gone out driving for the first time since her surgery, I was going about my usual household chores. Are you with me so far? Well, I was going out to the garage with the daily washing. Going out the back conservatory door to get to the garage where we have the washing machine I was minding my own business when.......whoops! My feet were in the air. My bum was on the deck. My back and side and head were on the 'concrete', yes 'concrete' steps.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, well out of my mouth really, came this VERY LOUD expletive. The whole neighborhood must have heard it. What was this expletive I hear you ask? It was the 'f**k' expletive at mega decibels.(if anyone asks about it i am laying the blame on the builders who are working 3 doors down from our house) I was in agony. I was lying on an icy deck. I was lying there with only one slipper on. I was lying there swearing to myself and at the redhead who thought this was a game running around with my other slipper in her mouth while the blond just stood at the door barking at me.
After lying there for what seemed like an age, I managed to get my slipper back and got back onto my feet with the aid of my hands and knees. (not a pretty sight I can tell you) Now I know why they call them slippers.
Why don't they call them 'deathtraps'? "Yes, I would like a pair of your finest deathtraps size 8 please. What, you don't have any. You only have slippers. OK. They will have to do. Thankyou."
I then gathered up the scattered washing and headed for the garage, very, very carefully mind you and got the washing on. By the time I got back to the house, (only 20 feet away) my side was beginning to hurt a wee tad. This was at 10.30AM. By 3.30 PM I was sitting in the hospital awaiting an examination.
I am now home and the prognosis is. " No, I haven't broken my back" "Yes, you have badly bruised your kidneys and the surrounding area and you may have a couple of broken ribs" "Go home and take some paracetamol and rest up for a few weeks"
More expletives (in my mind only) and a thank you to the lovely young girl who looked at me. It is sore and uncomfortable for me to sit in a chair. It is sore and uncomfortable for me to stand. What is it going to be like lying down in bed tonight? Let me hazard a guess. 'Unfeckingcomfortable'
Anyway, I just thought I would let you all know what sort of day I have had. Can anyone of you beat it?
I look forward to reading any replies. As always, click on the title above to make you comments
Posted :: Wednesday 12/3/2008 9:55:00 AM