Thursday, 21 January 2010

Help...I'm turning into my mother...

Ever since the New Year, I have had a niggling feeling that the slow morphing process that would turn me into a proper middle-aged person, was beginning. It's quite a worry. Here is the evidence:

1/ Instead of litre upon litre of diet coke, my usual drink is now a cup of tea (I was never a tea-drinker).

2/ It's now a good thing to put my pyjamas on at 5pm.

3/ I frequently go to bed the same time as, or shortly after, my 10 year old son.

4/ I plan our meals days, sometimes weeks, in advance, and have a list stored on my mobile phone. I originally started doing it as a money-saving exercise, so that I could run thru what we already had in the cupboards in my head and plan meals to suit, instead of shopping aimlessly and wasting lots of cash. However, we've not been that badly off for money lately, & I'm still doing it...

5/ I don't have a clue who or what music is in the charts right now. When did I stop listening to the radio?

6/ I'm obsessed with checking the Sky news website every 5 minutes.

7/ I use coupons in the supermarket. I never used to give a s**t about coupons!

8/ I vacuum every day.

9/ Sadly, I'm attending more funerals.

10/ My son considers me an embarrassment.

So what do you think, people? Am I a proper mumsy-type now, or do you think there's any hope of pulling it back, and making myself appear a cool yummy mummy?

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Sorry for not blogging before now, but it's been a whirlwind here, the past few weeks, as The Swede was visiting, and of course, the fact that he doesn't know about the blog (nor indeed, does anybody else, except yourselves...shhhh), kind of hampered the whole writing thing!!
Well anyway, now he's gone, having returned to that extremely cold country which will soon be our joint home, along with several useful/less gifts from myself & my family, not least the Top Gear dvd & chocolate truffles (Personally, I think they're good gifts!).
It feels a bit odd, not having him here, as he was here for a whole two weeks, which I think is the longest time he has ever been here for. Having said that, it will also be lovely to occasionally forego the evening shower so I can get to bed earlier, and indeed, I no longer have to wear the awful gum guard thing my dentist made me, when I told him that I am, apparently, a teeth-grinder, so The Swede can get a good sleep! (Sexy, huh?). Now I just need The Swede to sort his snoring problem, & maybe the two of us will get a good night's sleep in future (as opposed to just him).
So how was everyone's Christmas? Mine was as expected, as per the last post. There was a Grand Explosion from my brother on the 25th, during which he broke down crying & my dad (who isn't the emotional sort) had to give him a cuddle & a pep talk. We all consumed lots of unhealthy cold food (again, see last post). Having said that, my Christmas dinner was really lovely. I completely cleared my plate, which must have been a first.
We didn't go out at all, because of the crappy weather (horrendously icy) and lack of road gritting by the council, except for a quick trip to a shopping centre in Washington, Tyne & Wear, that me & My Mum went to, to exchange something. This place is known as The Galleries, and is so crap, it's worth Googling, for a laugh (I don't know how to add a clickable link). Put it this way-it's the sort of place where people look at you funny if you aren't wearing a football shirt, massive gold hoop earrings, and smoking like a chimney (all over your child). Needless to say, it was a case of in and out.
Think I'm gonna head to bed now-have had a very boring evening of cooking, helping My Son with his homework (and coping with some horrendous behaviour from him, too), and getting interrupted every 5 minutes by one of my young neighbours, who, having discovered there was something wrong with his door lock, kept knocking to ask me if he could borrow everything from de-icer (I don't have a car, therefore no need for de-icer, sorry) to coathangers to try & pick the lock (had to be a certain style, mind), to storing his shopping in my freezer, until he could get into his place & put it in his own. Of course, I had a peek in case he bought anything exciting-but it was frozen fish, peas, and sausages. Disappointing, to say the least. Never mind. Maybe next time it will be southern fried chicken or Carte D'Or ice-cream. Would be a shame if THAT went missing!! :-D
Night night.