Weekender

It was my Mum’s birthday on Saturday and thankfully it was a lovely day so the 20-odd people that turned up at the house could sit outside and enjoy the weather almost as much as each other’s company… or more… you can never tell. We went to the Ubiquitous Chip for dinner, recommended, and after a long day we all crashed out early. Must be getting old. Visited Louise’s sister, and her brother who is recovering from a knee operation, then got the matchsticks out, propped our eyes open and headed home. In bed early and I STILL don’t feel like I’ve had enough sleep – did have a nice dream about being kissed by a WNBA player (no specific …

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Katrina

It’s awful, watching the events unfold, but it’s twice as bad watching humanity descend to the level it has in the past few days. The devastation Katrina has delivered is beyond anything I can properly imagine as, thankfully, I’ve never been near a hurricane of any magnitude or pretty much any kind of natural disaster of that scale. I’m not sure how I’d react to being in the conditions some of the people in that area have been subjected to, the stories coming out of what is happening to the people who took shelter in the Superdome stadium are disgusting and horrific. There has been criticism of the President, troops are now on shoot-to-kill orders and the word “anarchy” is …

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Question

How often do you read what you write? I don’t mean a quick edit/check, I mean really reading and considering what you wrote? The reason I ask is that whilst I’m still plugging through the archives – adding titles and categories – I’ve been pausing to read some of my older entries. Funny how you don’t realise how you “sound”. Anyone else experience this?

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Introspective

Some bits and bobs from my life in the past week. Got my cholesterol checked after my Dad’s heart attack, expecting it to be high (was 7.summat a couple of years), and was quite surprised to hear that it’s now 4.9 (and yes, I got them to double check they had the right set of records). Not sure how I managed that but decide it’s a blessing and had a large plate of butter-fried eggs to celebrate… ~ My sister-in-law now owns her house! After a lot of hassle, stemming from old debts run up by her ex-husband, and a lot of wonderful work by her bank (yes, that’s right, they were fantastic!) she now is the proudest owner of …

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