Monday, March 31, 2008

Lights, food and things

Is it considered cheating if the only person in the house who was up and about during "Earth Hour" doesn't need lights to do things anyway? I don't think it is. I mean, I could have done plenty of stuff that involved using electric, but I didn't. So, it wasn't cheating really, was it?

"I Would Do Anything" finished literally just before 8:00 pm. Normally on a Saturday night I'd leave the TV on so I could watch "Casualty" before coming on here to check blogs, etc. But I didn't. I turned the TV off the second "I Would Do Anything" was over, and it stayed off the rest of the night.

I've subscribed to a braille magazine that contains childrens' stories and is sent out every two months. My first copy of it arrived Saturday morning, so I thought "Earth Hour" would be a fantastic time to make a start on reading it. My braille reading is quite slow since I've not really used it much since not long after I was first taught to read braille when I was in my early teens, so it ended up taking me the best part of an hour to read one of the short stories anyway. I was quite proud of myself though, because I managed to easily recognise all the contractions. That probably doesn't mean anything to most of the people who read my blog, but it will mean something to some people, and anyone else who wants to know is welcome to ask. Anyway, like I said, it took most of that hour to read the one story. then I just sat cuddling Kero and Megan for a while until it was a little after 9:00 pm. I probably would have stayed there longer, but I wanted a bath before it got too late (I don't like to go straight to bed after a bath if I can help it).

I don't know why I didn't put what I did Saturday night in the blog post I did before checking other people's blogs and going to bed, but for some reason I didn't. Oh, well, anyone who wanted to know will know now. LOL!

Anyway...

The little dog upstairs got quite upset Saturday evening. I'm not sure if it was the fact she had to be left on her own for a bit, or if it was because she didn't like the really nasty weather we were having, or maybe it was a combination of the two? Either way, she got VERY upset. We saw the woman from upstairs while we were outside waiting for my parents to come get us yesterday (Sunday) to go to their place for dinner, and she appolagised for the dog's noise. But, as we said to her, there's not really anything she can do about the dog making a noise if she's not there, and everything was quiet by the time it was starting to get late enough for us to want to go to bed. Besides, the noise of the dog is nothing compared to the stuff we were putting up with where we used to be.

She told us about somewhere new we can take Kero for walks. If Kelly remembers the directions she gave, maybe we can go check it out one day when it's nice enough and we're not doing anything else? I'm sure Kero would appreciate it, and I know the walk would do us all some good.

Yesterday (Sunday) was quite nice weather. It stayed dry and sunny all day. But then, of course it did, because I wasn't at home to do washing and put it on the line. I bet it's going to be wet today just to spite me. LOL!

As I've already mentioned, we went to my parents' place for dinner yesterday. Mam made a beef dinner. Normally we'd have had roast potatoes, but Mam decided she fancied new potatoes instead, which was a nice change (yes, Grandma, we did have the mint on them).

Dad intended coming in when we were brought home to put up our curtain pole in the living room, and put up the bathroom cabinets. But, with the clocks going forward, everyone ended up behind with everything, so instead Mam brought us home, and they are hoping to come to do the curtain pole and bathroom cabinets today (Monday) when they come in to town to go shopping.

I didn't mind everyone being a bit behind yesterday, because it meant that Mam made me a lovely late breakfast. It was a warm croissant with chocolate spread in the middle, and let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS! Mam also made me scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast before we left in the evening. So, I was definately well-fed yesterday, what with the croissant, the beef dinner, and the egg and mushrooms on toast.

I don't know if my mind and body were finally just ready to give up and let me sleep, or if it was all that good food that did it, but I had the best night sleep I've had in almost a week last night. I ended up missing the results show for "I Would Do Anything" because we got home around 7:00 pm, but I was asleep by 7:30 pm. Got woken up around 8:00 pm by the phone, and was convinced that was going to be it for the night after that. I was wrong (thankfully). I went pretty much straight back to sleep, and didn't wake again until about 11:40 pm. Only woke then because I had to pee (which I'm sure you needed to know, lol). Was back asleep within a few minutes of getting back in to bed (so, I was back asleep before midnight) and didn't wake again until just after 3:00 am. I did stay in bed until about 4:00 am, but I was too wide awake to kid myself I'd get any more sleep, so I got up. OK, it was only about 7 hours sleep total, but after having only about 10 hours sleep in the space of 4 days, 7 hours sleep in one night feels like a wonderful gift. LOL!

OK, well, I think that about covers it for now. Besides, I haven't had any breakfast yet, and with talking about what I had at my parents' place yesterday I'm getting quite hungry.

Hope everyone has a good Monday, :)

Tori

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sleep, storms and clocks

I did start out going in to detail about all the things that happened to stop me sleeping in after a REALLY bad night, but I decided you probably don't want to sit there and read a whiny post about all that, and I don't really want to write a whiny post about all that either. So, instead I'm just going to say that by about 11:00 am this morning, I was convinced there was some kind of secret plot arranged to prevent me from getting more than 2 & 1/2 hours sleep. LOL!

Anyway...

We've had some nasty weather today. I spent most of the day curled up in a blanket listening to the wind howling outside, and the rain hammering against the windows. I tell you what, I'm glad I didn't have to be outside today! Even Kero decided that a quick trip outside for a pee was more than enough, thank you very much! LOL! Still, we have had some impressive storms lately. Not all of them have included thunder, lightning, etc - some have just been rain storms - but they've still been pretty impressive.

Kelly got me the movie "Ratatouille" for Easter. It only arrived Thursday though. I was going to watch it with Mam today, because she thought it looked good when she saw the trailer for it before, but my Mam ended up not coming to visit, so I didn't watch it. I suppose I could have watched it by myself, or with Kelly, but I guess I just didn't get around to it. Oh, well, it's mine so it's not going anywhere, which means there's no rush really, is there?

I watched "I Will Do Anything" (or is it "I WOULD Do Anything"? It's one or the other anyway) tonight. For those who don't know, it's a show where they're trying to pick a "Nancy" and an "Oliver" to play those characters in the musical "Oliver." It's a pretty good show, though I would have thought it would be easier for us to vote on the best "Nancy" if the girls were actually singing something Nancy would be singing. It's quite difficult to vote on who'd make the best Nancy when they're all singing completely different songs (a lot of which aren't suited for Nancy's character). Still, it's a pretty good show. And the lads who are trying out for the part of Oliver are fantastic. The public doesn't get to vote on the Olivers, only the Nancys. And where as there will only be one Nancy, there will be three Olivers (children have to share a role if the performance is going to happen on a very regular basis, as they aren't allowed to work all the time). The first little boy to get picked to go through to the "Oliver semi-finals" was picked tonight, and he's Welsh. There's a couple of Welsh girls (OK, women, since the youngest ones are 17) in the final 12 Nancys too. The first Nancy gets voted off tomorrow night. I have to say, I wouldn't want to be the one to have to choose who it's going to be!

Been watching American Idol too. Not too bad of a bunch I guess, but I honestly can't say that anyone really stands out for me this year. At this point I think anyone could win it.

For those of you here in the UK... Don't forget the clocks go forward this weekend. I'm not sure if the clocks in the US and Canada change this weekend (sometimes it's the same date, other times it's not) but if they do then I guess there are more of you who need to remember to move your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight.

I can't think of anything else to write, and I'm kinda tired, so I'm going to let this do for today.

Enjoy whatever's left of your day :)

Tori

P.S. Did you participate in Earth Hour 2008?

Earth Hour 2008

I meant to come and post this earlier, because for anyone here in the UK who didn't know about this it's now a bit late. However, I have decided I will post the link anyway. So, here it is: http://www.earthhour.org

I hope everyone it's not too late for will seriously consider participating.

This last bit is what it said in the e-mail I got from Kati with the link in, but I didn't think she'd mind me borrowing it for use in this post.

"Last year it was only Sydney Australia that participated, and their combined efforts had the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road. Imagine what we could do if we ALL did this!?!?! Just ONE hour!!! One hour of candlelit family boardgames, or book reading, or some good, old-fashioned chit-chat & sharing of the day's events."

Tori

Friday, March 28, 2008

Whispers in the wee hours

It's the early hours of Friday morning, and I can't sleep. So, I thought I'd stop by and do a post.

I didn't get on to do a "proper" post on Wednesday, because I got in to the TV. During the time I spent without my internet connection I started watching some stuff on TV in the evenings. It started out as just something to do, but now I've started getting in to some of the shows. Anyway, by the time I'd watched what I wanted to on Wednesday night and done my scattergories post, it was late, and I was tired. There wasn't much to write about for Wednesday anyway, because I didn't do much else.

Thursday (yesterday) Kelly and I had to go register at our new doctor. We had one of those "tell us your medical history" type check-ups, and they weighed us and took our blood pressure. My blood pressure was quite high. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I know the bottom number was 100, which isn't a good thing really. I've got to go back in two weeks to have it checked again to make sure it's not staying high. Got to go see the nurse for the asthma clinic that day anyway, so I can get both done at the same time. I only saw an asthma nurse a month or so ago, but because of changing doctors I guess they want me to see "their" asthma nurse. I haven't actually met my new doctor yet, but the nurse who took all our details was really nice. So was the woman at reception. Also, the place itself seemed really nice. It's just a shame that the nurse I had to talk to to get all my pills, inhalers and drops put on repeat prescription wasn't very nice. Still, you can't have everything, can you? :)

Anyway...

We got the cooker plumbed in today. No, it's Friday now, so it was yesterday we got it plumbed in. Either way... Dad and Wayne waited at our place while we went to the doctor, because Dad was going to be putting up a curtain pole for me (except we forgot to tell him where it was, so he couldn't do it... Oops) and Wayne was here to watch Kero, and to be there to answer the door if the guy came to fit the cooker (he said he might today). Good thing we arranged for them to be here, because he showed up while we were at the doctor, and by the time we got home was pretty much done fitting the cooker (I'd told him if it was my Dad who was there he could go ahead and do it, and I'd told Dad he might be coming). So, we can eat some "real" food now! YAY! It's amazing how much you miss proper home-cooked meals when you don't have them for a while. Makes you appreciate them more.

I can't think of anything else to write right now, plus I'm finally starting to feel a bit sleepy, so, I'll let this do for now and head to bed. Might do another post later if anything worth posting about happens. LOL!

Hope you all have a great Friday. :)

Tori

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

SCATTERGORIES

I saw this on someone's blog just before I went offline because of moving, and wanted to play too. So...

SCATTERGORIES
" ...It's harder than it looks! Copy and paste into your blog and try it!"

**Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following --they have to be real places, names, things ...nothing made up! You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name.

What is your name?... Tori
4 Letter word... Tame
Vehicle... Train
City... Toronto
Boy Name... Todd
Girl Name... Teylah
Alcoholic Drink... Tequila
Occupation.... Truck driver
Something you wear... T-shirt
Celebrity.... Tanya Tucker
Food... Tomato
Something found in a bathroom... Towel
Reason for being late... Turned the alarm off in my sleep again
Cartoon Character... Tommy Pickles
Something you shout... Turn the TV down
Animal... Tiger
Body part... Toe
Word to describe you... Tired

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cloudy but dry Tuesday

We've been having some awful weather. Well, awful if you don't like storms anyway, which means that people like Carl (my brother) who enjoy curling up in a blanket and listening to storms wouldn't have thought the weather was awful. The Monday after we moved in here, for example, the storm was so bad it knocked our electric off for a bit in the morning. Also, the lightning was so bright that even "I" could see it - even though it was day time, so light anyway - and the claps of thunder were impressive! And we've had several storms like that over the past couple of weeks. And then there's been the rain and the hail... There was meant to be snow too, but I guess it didn't make it this far South. We did get some frost though. Anyway, today is nothing like that. It's a bit cloudy, and not the warmest of days, but at least it's dry, and the sun is "trying" to shine. I even have washing on the line (first time I've been able to use the line since we moved in).

I've got the back door open, and Kero's running in and out as he pleases. I think he's enjoying it. We're keeping an eye on what he's up to though, just in case he finds a gap in the fence we hadn't noticed, or figures out that if he really wanted to he could jump the fence (it's only about 2 feet high). I'll be glad when we can get better - and higher - fencing sorted and he can be left out there for a couple of minutes without me worrying that he's done a runner and is on his way in to town again.

My Mam had to come get my mobile phone and take it to the shop for them to send off for me. I "think" I might have accidentally deleted the speech programme off it... Oops! What happened was... I was "trying" to figure out how to access the memory card on the phone so I could know how to access songs on it if I put them on there from my PC. I must have cleared the memory card - which was where the programme had been stored by the phone company - instead though, because the phone stopped talking to me. Normally if you turn it off then back on it'll sort itself out. Nope! So, I asked Kelly to take a look for me and he couldn't find the programme any more. I called the company and they said it sounds like I did what I think I did, so the phone has to be sent away again for the programme to be put back on it. Oops! They said if they have a phone with it already on in the store I'd be able to borrow that one while mine's sent away, but I don't think there's much chance of that. I've decided that from now on I'll leave the memory card well enough alone, and either get a cable for transfering from the PC to the phone or just make do with the songs we managed to send via bluetooth from my old phone (Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes, and Doc Walker - Rocket Girl).

I think that's just about everything. So... Enjoy whatever's left of your day. :)

Tori

Monday, March 24, 2008

The furkids' update post


As those of you familiar with photos of Kero will be able to tell from the above photo, Kero did make it to his grooming appointment. He wasn't all that happy about going though. When the groomer knocked on the door, he ran and hid in the kitchen. I ended up carrying him to the front door, and she had to practically drag him to her car. When he came home it was the complete opposite though... He was the one doing the dragging. It's times like that I'm glad I only have a Westie and not something bigger. I think the groomer feels the same way. LOL! Anyway, he's got to go to the groomer again in June. His appointment is for June 12th 2008.
The furkids did pretty good during the move. I think the cats were less bothered about it all than Kero was. They weren't too pleased about spending most of Friday in their pet carriers though. Nor were they impressed at having their paws buttered - not that I blame them. But, other than that the cats didn't seem too concerned. Megan did hide among the bags and boxes for a bit, but by Friday night both cats seemed fine.
We'd planned on keeping the cats in for at least a few days after we moved in, but they had other ideas. We opened the back door to take Kero out and Sakura shot past. She was a bit confused at finding herself somewhere strange though, and decided not to stay out for more than a couple of seconds. The problem was that once she'd been out once, she was determined to go back out and find out what this new place was. So, by Friday night Sakura had decided she was going out whether we wanted her to or not, and since she came home each time, we decided to leave her to it.
Megan's first trip outside was a bit more eventful. She got scared, jumped on the shed roof, then was too scared to get down. My Mam ended up rescuing her. After that she wasn't sure if she liked the idea of going outside, but when she realised she could easily get to the field the other side of our garden fence she changed her mind.
Now, both cats go out when they want, and both cats come back when they want. We're refusing to leave a window open for them though (we used to do that in the old place, but it meant we froze to death on cold days) so they are going in and out of the door like normal cats. LOL! The first few days they were quite annoyed to find that sometimes they would come back to find the door closed, but I think they're getting used to it now.
Kero's first trip outside was quite eventful too. Or, rather, his first trip outside after we moved in. We brought him to see the new place the Saturday before we moved in (so, March 1st) and he was as good as gold. No "accidents" and no barking. We were very proud of him. Anyway, that day we walked in to town to the main bus station to get a bus back to the old place, and, of course, Kero walked with us. No problems or anything. Well, after the movers went on the Friday, we let Kero out in the yard by himself. Now, we knew there were some gaps in the fence, but we figured with Kero it wouldn't matter for like five minutes or so. Wrong! Off trots Kero, through the gaps in the fence, and along the road we'd taken to go to town. By the time my Mam caught up with him he was almost half way to town and looking mighty pleased with himself. Man that dog has a good memory! Needless to say, the following morning Mam, Kero and I went to town to get some wire stuff to patch up the holes in the fence. LOL!
He's made a few attempts at going to town since (like when we answer the front door, for example, he does a runner) and my Dad says if he's so determined to go to town we should just give him the shopping list and tell him to do the shopping while he's in there. LOL! I don't think that'll work though. For one thing, I don't know if he can read or not, and for another thing he'd probably only buy the stuff he likes from the list anyway. LOL!
I've got the details on his chip changed now, and he's got a new tag with our new number on it, so if he gets out again and someone picks him up, at least we'll be able to get him back. We've also updated our file at the vet so that Kero, Sakura and Megan are registered with our new address and everyone else is taken off the file, because I don't want to get reminders to take furkids I no longer have to the vet for their shots.
Anyway...
Kero's loving his garden, but I don't think he's quite used to the idea that we're staying here as yet. He keeps pawing at us then going to the cupboard where his lead is, then going to the front door, which is something like what he does at my parents' place when he's had enough and wants to go home. So, I think he's having a little trouble accepting that this is home now. Still, he's getting better, and doesn't do it nearly as often now as he did the first week we were here.
So, for the most part everything went smoothly with moving the furkids. In fact, with the girls it went better than we could have hoped. Kero... Well, I for one did sort of expect his reaction. He's had to deal with a lot in his life so far, and doesn't cope with changes in the routine very well. He just needs time to adjust though, then he'll be fine.
Tori

The post about the move

I was going to leave this until later, but I can't sleep. So, I figured that if I'm going to be up, I might as well do something other than sitting in front of the TV, watching stuff I don't really like anyway. LOL!

So...

I did consider doing this as a couple of shorter posts, but everything sort of flows in to each other, which means that - strange as it may sound - it will actually be shorter if I put it all together than it would have been if I was to deal with things a couple of days at a time. Hope that made sense to you. Not that it matters, because I'm doing it all in one post either way. Well, the bulk of it anyway. I just wanted to warn you that this is going to be one of my famous LONG posts. LOL!

OK then...

It ended up taking longer than we'd hoped to get the painting done, so my Mam and Dad had to come to the new place and finish the painting on Monday evening (March 3rd). Still, it was all finished before we started to really get started on moving stuff in, and that's the main thing.

We had to wait for an audio version of the tenancy agreement for me before we could actually sign it. We were "meant to" sign the tenancy agreement on the Wednesday (March 5th) but the audio version hadn't turned up. Turned out we ended up not signing the tenancy until the following Tuesday (March 11th). Luckily they said we could go ahead and move everything in, because we'd already booked the removal van for Friday March 7th.

The removal men turned out to be fantastic. They moved more than they had been paid to do, and even helped out with getting a couple of things we were giving my parents' up to their place. We were very pleased with them, and they were really nice, friendly guys too.

I'd had a headache since the last Sunday in February. I first thought it was to do with that cold I had, then I assumed it was stress. I took a couple of pain killers a couple of days after it started, but only took them for a couple of days because I don't like to take pills if I can help it. When it didn't go away though, I was forced to start taking something again. By the time I'd had the headache for a little over a week, I'd gone through 2 packs of Calpol and a good half a packet of Paracetamol, but neither had touched the pain (despite the fact I was taking enough to knock me out). By the Wednesday (March 5th) I was begging my Mam to give me something stronger, and by the Thursday I was crying with the pain. At that point my Mam decided she'd had enough, and she called the doctor and demanded they see me that day. Turned out I had an inner-ear infection. So, I spent moving day and the week following it on antibiotic pills and strong pain-killers. Just what you want when you're trying to get moved, eh? LOL! I think the ear infection has cleared up now though.

I spent the Monday before we moved (March 3rd) on the phone to various companies to get our address changed with them. I also had to get a new phone line and an internet connection sorted out. I thought that was it all sorted, but it turned out I was wrong. Most of it was sorted, but the internet... I was ready to strangle someone about that. Not on the Monday. No. On the Monday I thought it was all sorted. They said our phone would be on some time on March 17th (couldn't be done before because another company owned the line and they had to get it off them, or something like that) and someone was meant to call us within 48 hours of our phone being set up. Sure enough, our phone was working Monday morning, but by Thursday we still hadn't had a call about the internet. So, I called them. To cut a long story short, I got passed from person to person, just to find that the internet had been cancelled at the old address, but nobody had activated it at the new address, because "apparently" the order hadn't been placed for it. So, I had to place an order, and was NOT impressed when I was told it will "probably take until Friday March 28th, because it takes up to five working days, and there is the Easter bank holiday to consider." Needless to say, Kelly and I were VERY pleased when we found out it was working this afternoon.

We had someone come the day before we moved in here to measure for carpets, because we thought it would be easier for it to be done before all the furniture was in the way. We're not entirely sure when we're having the carpets fitted though. The guy has them, but he's waiting for us to have the money for them, which is going to take a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we're only unpacking the things we "need" unpacked so the stuff will be easier to move for the carpets to be done.

We haven't got a cooker at the moment. Well, that's not strictly true. We've got one, but it's not plumbed in yet because I haven't had a chance to get someone out to do it. That means we've been living on microwave meals since we moved in, which neither of us are all that happy about, but it's that or we live on toast and cereal until next week when someone should be coming to plumb in the cooker. Microwave meals aren't as tasty as home-cooked meals though. Not to mention the fact they're not as friendly on the bank balance. And, if you really want to get in to it, all the extra packaging you end up with isn't good for the planet. You can look at it any way you like, either way, I for one can't wait for the cooker to be up and running. And, I'm pretty sure Kelly feels the same way.

Kero's been an angel through all of this!

I think that'll do for now. Will post anything else I want to share later.

Tori

Sunday, March 23, 2008

March's important dates

OK, well, I've done a couple of posts today (I think this is number five) and will do a "proper" one tomorrow, but I just wanted to say that since I haven't really been on here through most of March, I know for a fact there are birthdays and things I haven't been around to mention, which is what this post is for.

March 1st was, as I briefly mentioned on the day, St. David's Day here in Wales. So, belated happy St. David's Day to everyone.

March 11th was MarmiteToasty's son (Ben)'s birthday. Yeah, I know he himself isn't exactly a friend of mine, but I thought I'd wish him a belated happy birthday on here anyway. So, belated happy birthday to Ben :)

March 15th was my brother Wayne's birthday. Mam and I met him in town so we could spend at least part of the day with him, so I did get to say happy birthday to him on the day, but I just "have to" say it on here too. So... Happy birthday Wayne :)

March 17th was, as most of you know, St. Patrick's Day. So, belated happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone too :)

Also, March 18th would have been our hamster (Sirius)'s 3rd birthday, but he didn't quite make it. *Sigh* Still, 2 days short of being three is fantastic for a hamster. R.I.P. Sirius.

Anyway, we can't forget that Ostara (the Spring Equinox) was only a couple of days ago, and that Easter Sunday is today, can we? So, whichever and however you're celebrating, I hope your celebrations are going according to plan. In fact, whether you're celebrating Spring and all that it stands for, or celebrating the resorection of Jesus, or even choosing not to celebrate either of these things, I hope that you and yours are happy and safe.

Tori

R.I.P. Mr. Sirius Black


R.I.P. Mr. Sirius Black
March 18th 2005 - March 16th 2008

R.I.P. Tigger The Tom Cat


R.I.P. Tigger The Tom Cat
January 29th 1991 - February 29th 2008
This probably isn't the best pic of Tigger, but it's the best I can do at the moment. My Mam has better photos of him in her Ringo photo albums if you want to take a look at them.

Tagged


Kati tagged me with this some time while I was offline and I thought I'd get it on here now that I'm back.

I'm meant to tag seven people. I don't know if any of them will carry it on, but I decided I'd just tag them and if they don't want to carry it on then that's up to them. So, I'm going to tag...

Kati (I know she was the one who tagged me, but I want to tag her back, because I "less than 3" her blog too *grins* LOL), LadyStyx, AliceKay, MarmiteToasty, Kaylee, Robyn and, last but not least, Jayde_Bramblerose (my Grandma).
Tori

Happy Easter 2008

Just a quick blog to wish everyone a happy Easter, and to let you all know that I'm still alive and all that sort of thing. Only got internet back today, so haven't had a chance to check blogs yet. Hoping to do that in a bit (or, at least, make a start on it).

Will do a proper post later.

Tori

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Very short update

Was hoping to get caught up on blog posts and do a proper post, but I don't have the time. I just wanted to let you know that as from tomorrow night (actually, noon Friday, but the PCs are being pulled apart tomorrow, so technically it's tomorrow night) I'm not going to have internet access for a couple of weeks. The phone can't be put on until about the 17th of March, and the internet will be "anything up to 9 days" after the phone is done. So, I wont be online after tomorrow until March 26th (maybe a day or so earlier if I'm lucky, or a day or so later if I'm not, LOL!)

Will catch up on blogs when I get back online.

MarmiteToasty: See the comments section of my last post. :)

Tori

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Pethai sy'n digwydd

I didn't want to be predictable and say, "Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus," which is Welsh for "Happy St. David's Day," but I thought that since today is St. David's Day here in Wales the title should be something Welsh. So, that's why today's title is "pethai sy'n digwydd," which is Welsh for "things that are happening." I thought it would be a good idea since this is basically a short (short by my standards at least, lol) update post.

We've got about half the painting done. Hoping to finish it today (Saturday).

Someone's coming to measure for carpets and give us a quote for how much it'll cost on Thursday. It's the same guy who we got to do the carpets here, so we know he's good (not to mention good value for money).

Official moving day is Friday (March 7th) but the movers are only doing the stuff Mam and Dad's cars can't do, because the more they have to do, the more it'll cost us, so we save money by taking all the little bits in the cars. We've already started taking stuff over there, but still have a lot of stuff to finish packing and moving.

Thought I'd have to cancel Kero's grooming appointment because of arranging someone to get him there, but his groomer is still willing to pick him up. Turns out where we're moving to she still pretty much passes us on her way to work.

Tomorrow (Sunday March 2nd 2008) is Mothers' Day here in the UK, so since I doubt I'll get on here tomorrow... "Happy Mothers' Day to all the Mothers out there." :)

OK, better get back to packing, not to mention start thinking about getting dressed, etc.

Have a great weekend :)

Tori