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    Today's strange achievement.......

    I am no insomniac (in fact I am off for a catch-up nap while Boy and Mr P are entranced by the wrong rugby match) but at 5.30am today I got up and ran up a drawstring shift on the sewing machine. A thing that would not have had to have been done at 5.30am if someone wasn't trying very hard to 'save me some work' and causing friction instead of just letting me get on with it at an earlier, more convenient point.

    I doubt I'm the only person irritatingly chivvied for 'wasting time' who's then had to make time to save the day at the last minute: What was yours?
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    Ladies, you have got to get on the book reviewing thing: I have had some really good, free, new-release reads on interesting topics I'd not normally plump for.

    OK there is a bit of homework to do: admittedly I was never so hot on getting homework in on time, mine is a bit wordy because I've had historyish sort of books and that's just my style becuase I am a gabblesome thang. Breadth of style is what they are after (I really like the way Teacher lady reviews) but more importantly what you really thought about the book in your own words.

    Best bit is that you get to choose from a list of available books and if you suggest several options from the list, you are more likely to get something you like. There are thrillers to choose from too. And His Imperial Yinn-nes is open to suggested books to review.

    It's like winning the book comp on a regular basis, but without m'strategic googling efforts (ooops - did I just type that out loud?)

    Quadruple win in our house: I get a new book, Mr P gets some silence, my dad is going to have some really nice Xmas pressies and I now have an Official Status to throw around when having a tantrum........not that the cat cares.
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    Standing up would be a good one. Just went face-down-full-length in front of someone while walking from A to B during an outdoors meeting, mud all over my jeans and hands. I carried this sort of thing off so much better when I was 8.......
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    I ate pre-chewed food. because sharing with baby to teach them to eat, right? Yum/yeuch.
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    RV: Blergh!!

    I managed not to murder the husband AND win wine on a Tombola today (and yesterday). Seriously...huge achievements. Haha.
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    I am a Goliath and Colossus of Confounded Expectation: after 1 gin, 5 ports and another gin I am still standing.

    Thourough and lingering payment will be made upon the Lord's Day, it will involve much whinging for aspirin from Mr P and little filial respect from Boy, but at this present, falsely elated moment, Mumsy couldn't give a bolloxy gnat's tadger.

    Final score: Hairdown Bigtime 3 - Self-Respect Academicals 0.
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    We need more labels - I'd rather respect than like RV's post - and an empathise would be good too. When I run the world it shall be so.

    You ask CJ and Scotslass.
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    I got up and managed to find the important Paperwork (which Mr Thunder charmingly stashed to tidy away before company came and then promptly forgot the location of) and make the phone calls and do the payments and all- totally his job but he's off playing in the sandbox so ho hum! Also ate breakfast and must have hoovered the downstairs QUIETLY because its 0930 and the babies are only just now stirring and demanding my attention.

    I drank half my cup of coffee before being called away from it! this is an achievement!
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    This week I har mostly bin chain-sewing. Only 5 more items by friday and I am done.

    I remember sewing Boy's Christening gown back in Uh-HUM. Of course, first baby so I chose a fussy pattern for a 3 foot long robe (not, let me tell you practical in a babyseat, it turned out). And a very fine lawn fabric which I had never sewn before. And, by modern standards, it was a very early christening. Luckily he was old enough to sit in a door bouncer. God he loved that thing. He would bounce in it for hours, even when that small. So much so we had to put a cotton rug under him to catch the spuke as he bounced his feeds up, but it did allow me to make his church frock. He scriked through the whole thing, except when having his hair washed: then he just looked indignant.

    I do recall getting a moment's peace was a huge achievement but then I have forgotten the reality of it all the rest of it and now get to excite other people's infants and hand them back when they get complicated.

    As you have the finding-skilz, can you find my specs and mobile for me?
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    I danced for quite a lot of Friday evening, then got up very very early to ship adults across three county borders for the immoral purposes of Choreography. Then danced or herded jellyfish all day and brought them all home again. The bits that don't ache are whimpering for tea. Thank goodness Daughterene never took to competitive dance: how do those mums fit in all in and stay sane, besides not being able to openly incentivise participants with promises of Cava........(although seeing snippets of that American Dance Moms thing, one does wonder).
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    I managed to get chucked fully clothed in the bath by my other half
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    Very ergonomically efficient and saves wear on the washing machine........
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    I was brave enough to attend the wives' do. In a dress (size 10?! The size 12 in my wardrobe was tighter!!) with my legs* on show. I also managed to drink enough to be silly but not throw up.

    Still didn't remember getting into bed after accosting Mr. Egieoh though. 🙈

    Edit: Oh and basically no hangover in the morning and only spent 12. Woo for free alcohol. *See happy thread.
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    You slink-meister! Although you are shunned for the no-hangover thing.
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    I can fart without fear. This is a major achievement after a week or so of living in constant trepidation
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    Taking the step of deciding that self employment is the only way forward. I am fucking terrified so this is a massive achievement for me.
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    A 'like' feels wrong on both those posts, "congratulations following commiseration" and "respect and you go girl" might suit. I expect the second one is possibly already a doo-hicky, but I have no idea waht it would look like.

    I have drunk gin, with Fentiman's rose lemonade and a cardomon-water ice-cube. Terribly sippable, continental though it may be.
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    Sat up until silly o'clock crocheting Daughterene's last year Xmas present (prevented by the Breaking of Mrs P during the Freak Waltzing Accident last December). Finally the rug has walloped along most satisfyingly, stopped only by fuzzy vision and running out of several feet of a critical colour (I am splitting and blending yarns to save - for waste read money - and to get nice colour transitions) plus I stumbled across a lump of really interesting, really accessible documentaries. Job got jobbed and I learnt quite a lot about telescopes, and colour in science (with added telescopes). Really good evening. Not least because of it was chips night, with added pepsi.

    I hope all your preparations are tootling along on time with as little stress as possible; although the 'C' word in our house presently ends in --rds.
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    Today I did not kill the teenagers whilst taking them Christmas shopping (Also an achievement that I have taken them out before either of them came to me at 2pm on the 24th with a 'I have no presents for anyone' speech). That is an achievement!

    Also managed to have an important conversation with my mother (The heart wrenching, is it in Grandma's best interest to tae her out of the nursing home on Christmas so she can be with us, or is that going to cause more upset than joy) without it descending into a massive argument. For those who have been around a while and heard the usual fall out from tangles with my mother, you will understand how monumentus this undertaking has been.
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    No food in, no tree up, but I'm down to the last couple of cards and presents and only one gift has been sent to entirely the wrong address (as supplied by another member of the family).

    SO, I had exactly the right number of cards, then Mr P said he needed some for work, which was the exact number plus a few, and I made a few up using leftover card and the nicer bits of the nicest cards saved from last year and I'm short of a couple of bits and .....

    .............you know that I am at the point where I'm eyeing up this year's cards from people we only vaguely know.

    Moral Maze Question: does this make me a bad person - or just an extremely efficient up-cycler?
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