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ladkyis
21 May 2009 @ 04:04 pm
Today my cuz came to assist as I tackled the guest room. That's what we can call it now because I have got rid of the last of the bags of fabric and stuff and sorted through the bags of costumes. I have four boxes of books that need sorting into recycle, charity shop and eBay but I ache all over from carrying stuff about and I have to wait until Saturday to be able to have a shower because the nice men have only half finished putting the new shower base in.
The eczema on my hands is really bad today with both thumbs and the index and middle fingers on both hands affected. As for my feet, well I just can't think about them at the moment.
 
 
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ladkyis
09 May 2009 @ 11:20 am
Your Word is "Peace"
You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.
Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.
You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.


Two more postycards from the Colonel, one from Niagara yesterday and one from Toronto this morning. The one thing this teaches me is that we should always put the date on our postycards when sending them so that when they eventually arrive they can be put into date order in the scrapbook - or is that being a bit anal?
 
 
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ladkyis
25 April 2009 @ 07:11 pm
So not only was it St George's day but it was also - after much discussion of what colout the buds are on the trees - in our opinion, Green Day.

On Wednesday we loooked out of the kitchen window across the gardens to the trees in Sainsburys carpark. They were mostly brown. Today I looked again and they are all green! so the blance must have changed on Thursday because Mr M said he looked on Friday and thought he had missed it - if you see what I mean.

There are places that seem to have more brown but when you look you see that it is not dormant brown but burgeoning pinky brown buds with little tiny green bits at the ends. All my cries of "slow down, drive slowly I want to look at the buds" are ignored until a layby and then we stop for me to examine.

I love it about a week or two after green day when everything is still new and fresh and shiny. so incredibly beautiful it takes my breath away then suddenly it is august and things start to look dusty and a bit tired and old - gone to seed.

Going to inspect the flowers on my wisteria now because they are almost coming out. I can see purple in some of them and it won't be long...
 
 
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ladkyis
25 April 2009 @ 07:10 pm
Another card from the Colonel, this time from the Americas - well from the northern one anyway. He seems to be flagging a little under the weight of all the touristy stuff. I do hope he has taken pictures too.
Am I the only person who loves to look at other people's holiday pics? I like it most when they are with me as I look because then they tell me about places and little things that happened before and after the picture was taken. Watching their fasces as tey tell the story is absolutely the best thing. They are alive with the memory and taking delight in sharing it with me - absolutely bl***y marvellous!

In other news I am still sorting through the figures in the boxes upstairs. I have found a couple of wargaming armies but as they are mine by default I have no idea if they are Romans or persians or what. I will put a picture on Flickr and come back and leave a linky so that someone can help. I want to sell them on eBay but need to know what they are first. I also have a Grenadier models Fire Giant still in its box and some Grenadier Subterranean terrors and a black dragon as well as lots of other ju.... figures.
 
 
ladkyis
24 April 2009 @ 12:45 pm
Another card from the Colonel, this time from the Americas - well from the northern one anyway. He seems to be flagging a little under the weight of all the touristy stuff. I do hope he has taken pictures too.
Am I the only person who loves to look at other people's holiday pics? I like it most when they are with me as I look because then they tell me about places and little things that happened before and after the picture was taken. Watching their fasces as tey tell the story is absolutely the best thing. They are alive with the memory and taking delight in sharing it with me - absolutely bl***y marvellous!

In other news I am still sorting through the figures in the boxes upstairs. I have found a couple of wargaming armies but as they are mine by default I have no idea if they are Romans or persians or what. I will put a picture on Flickr and come back and leave a linky so that someone can help. I want to sell them on eBay but need to know what they are first. I also have a Grenadier models Fire Giant still in its box and some Grenadier Subterranean terrors and a black dragon as well as lots of other ju.... figures.
 
 
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ladkyis
18 April 2009 @ 06:40 pm
Yesterday a card from The Colonel with picture of Sydney Opera house and the Harbour Bridge and today I have one from The City of Adelaide - bland apparently. They are all pinned on the wall by the front door, as are all the postcards I receive during the year and they will be taken down and counted and then put with my collection until I can do a scrap book of them showing The Colonel's progress around the world..
 
 
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ladkyis
16 April 2009 @ 12:14 pm
I have now had three more postcards from the Colonel - two from Australia with pictures of places along the Indian Pacific railroad (green with envy) and then one today that arrived from South Africa. posted the day he left.

I love getting postcards, I am a great armchair traveller, so postcards allow me to share other people's travels without them having to put up with me and my panic attacks on the journey.

In other news I have emptied a "Fornow" room. I know this will come as a shock to those who have visited but the little room above the front door is now my scrapbooking room. I have given away a Nissan Navarra full of fabric and put a load of old books onto eBay and next will be all the 25mm wargaming and fantasy figures including some original Citadel Doctor Who figures(still in the bubble pack)
I will be putting them in batches and sticking them on eBay soon. If anyone wants any then speak up soon please.
 
 
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ladkyis
29 March 2009 @ 10:33 pm
Some new English words and meanings

Here are the winners of this year's Washington Post's Mensa Invitational which once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidental ly walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.


The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. And the winners are:

1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jew
 
 
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ladkyis
20 March 2009 @ 01:40 pm
This is one of those days
the sun shines on the washing as it dries on the line - only the second time this year.
Mr M. was smiling as he went off to work because he has two days of NOT going to work in front of him.
The Divine miss Em came home from nursery singing Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and we all had to join in.
The cat has decided that he loves me again - I shut him out and then went upstairs to sort stuff for two hours.
My hands are better enough that I could slice and chop an onion without the juices getting into the ezcema and making me sob.
in two weeks some dear friends are coming to stay and we can sit and chat without them having to leave early to go home. I am more excited about their visit than I thought I would be and I think this is because we have had so few visitors over the last nine years that I am out of practise

The real reason for my light mood today is that it is definitely not February any more. Mr doctor says I could have SAD but that is too much like a psycho something or other and what I have is an aversion to February. Once it is over I spend a week or so tellin myself that it has gone and I have suirvived another one and then the sun shines and I believe me. Now I am off to put another load of washing on the line - Mmmm air dried sheets and pillow cases.
 
 
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ladkyis
15 March 2009 @ 07:04 pm
You Should Live in Arkansas
If you don't want to live in Arkansas, you might also consider:

Louisiana
Tennessee
Alabama
Alaska
Georgia