an overdue ramble

Once again far too long between posts. Ooops. Not had a lot to write really, at least not a lot that wouldn’t be totally sad and sound rather pathetic. I mean, I could have filled posts and posts about World of Warcraft and all the slaying we’ve been doing, but that would be bad, right?

Gertrude (lvl 57 dwarf paladin) and Trago (lvl 18 night elf druid) have been busy adventuring in the land of Eredar. Gertrude has even ventured into Black Rock Deep this past weekend and together with Dumasdurt and an intrepid band of hardy guild mates has fought off both the flamey Incendius and stolen the Heart of the Mountain from the Dark Iron Vaults.

Trago meanwhile has been steadily learning new skills and is on his way to becoming a master blacksmith and miner. He also underwent great tests of endurance to gain two shapeshift abilities. When desired he can now meld into the being of a vicious bear, or slink and dart beneath the waters in fish form.

But in the real world Kay has not been up to much at all really and is rather kicking herself about this. Especially with another birthday looming up with great pace I’m wondering what on Earth I’m doing and what happened to the eager, inquisitive and bright young girl who left school over ten years ago with the world supposedly at her feet.

We did have a lovely day out a couple of weeks ago when Bill and I drove down to see his parents in Milledgeville. March 6th was Mothering Sunday so we had presents and thanks for being a great Mom to deliver. (Americans, panic ye not, for the Mother’s Day you celebrate is yet to come). Hopefully Mom will have found somewhere nice to hang the bird feeder we gave her so that the birds will be happy and she can watch them come to scarf berries and nuts. I hope she gets as much of a kick out of that as I do! I loved watching the different varieties of bird come to feed on our porch last year.

I wish I could have gone to see my Mum and give her a big hug and thanks too, but unfortunately we had to settle for sending a bouquet of flowers. However, I do get to see both Mum and Dad in just over a week so they’ll get enough hugs then to make up for the past year. I’m very excited.

But also very stressed that our house is in practically the same state it was the last time they were here, if not worse thanks to my attack on the bathroom when I thought I had the energy to do something about it, but before the whole prospect of redoing that room became too daunting. Aargh.

The kitchen is still a pit and at night I hate to cook because I can’t see what I’m doing. Not looking forward to catering for four in there, barely have enough space to sort us out in there. Bah humbug. We were hoping that Bill would get a Christmas bonus so we could deal with some of that, but no such luck. Rats.

Still, having Mum and Dad here will be great! Yeah! *bounce*

Had a great call from Nicky last night when I was feeling very homesick and missing friends. Yay for Nicky! Also, just gave Matt a call and had a nice long chat and a gossip. Am very glad he’s doing okay and seems a lot more settled in Worthing. Lots of fun things to do around that neck of the woods! Oh, and was really surprised to get an email from Hols this week too..and she remembered it’s my birthday at the weekend! Hadn’t heard from her for ages so it was great to have that contact.

Otherwise although I’m at home today, I’ve been trying to be good and go into work with Bill most days. I’ve been busy working on a Flash portfolio site for a friend and ex-colleague of Bill’s. Almost done with that and I think it’s coming along rather well. In fact, I just had an idea for a possible splash animation…better get on with it then.

Oh, one more thing…I’m very proud of all the flowers in the front yard at the moment. All the daffodils, crocuses and anemones we planted last year are blooming, and they look great! I think I want even more daffs next year though, then it’ll be just like the banks up Chollacott Lane!

18 Responses to an overdue ramble

  1. strangepixel March 16, 2005 at 9:59 pm #

    Good to have a chat too! Have a great birthday at the weekend. Remember however old you are, there are plenty of people like me who are older! 🙂

  2. strangepixel March 16, 2005 at 9:59 pm #

    Good to have a chat too! Have a great birthday at the weekend. Remember however old you are, there are plenty of people like me who are older! 🙂

  3. Anonymous March 17, 2005 at 3:03 pm #

    work it.

    head back into that bathroom project kay. you can do it. i just finished tearing out 1 wall & window out of my bathroom just the other day… this weekend i take out the other 3 walls, the floor and the ceiling. then its time to rewire, re-rock, tile, put in a new tub sink and fixtures. i’m taking all of next week off to work on this, can’t wait to have this pit cleaned up and done.

    tg.

  4. Anonymous March 17, 2005 at 3:03 pm #

    work it.

    head back into that bathroom project kay. you can do it. i just finished tearing out 1 wall & window out of my bathroom just the other day… this weekend i take out the other 3 walls, the floor and the ceiling. then its time to rewire, re-rock, tile, put in a new tub sink and fixtures. i’m taking all of next week off to work on this, can’t wait to have this pit cleaned up and done.

    tg.

  5. ashridge March 18, 2005 at 7:22 pm #

    Photons for kitchen

    Do you want me to install a photon source in your kitchen next week?

    Could be fun.. but are there any nasty bugs in your attic because I won’t like that!

  6. ashridge March 18, 2005 at 7:22 pm #

    Photons for kitchen

    Do you want me to install a photon source in your kitchen next week?

    Could be fun.. but are there any nasty bugs in your attic because I won’t like that!

  7. Anonymous March 20, 2005 at 9:40 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Happy Birhday to you
    Happy Birhday to you
    Happy Birhday Dear Kizzy
    Happy Birhday to you

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  8. Anonymous March 20, 2005 at 9:40 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Happy Birhday to you
    Happy Birhday to you
    Happy Birhday Dear Kizzy
    Happy Birhday to you

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  9. downesunder March 21, 2005 at 1:48 am #

    Happy Birthday

    Having major communication hassles, sorry we didn’t get to talk to you today, long story… my email would explain it, but unfortunately even my work email server is crap and I can’t send it to you.

    Thank goodness for LJ.

    Hope your having a fab day, we are both thinking of you, hope you like the pressie.
    Miss you more than a mountain of yummy cheddar and branston pickle!
    Huge HUGS
    love mel & sy
    xoxo

  10. downesunder March 21, 2005 at 1:57 am #

    oops!

    Just realised we forgot mothering sunday!

  11. downesunder March 21, 2005 at 1:48 am #

    Happy Birthday

    Having major communication hassles, sorry we didn’t get to talk to you today, long story… my email would explain it, but unfortunately even my work email server is crap and I can’t send it to you.

    Thank goodness for LJ.

    Hope your having a fab day, we are both thinking of you, hope you like the pressie.
    Miss you more than a mountain of yummy cheddar and branston pickle!
    Huge HUGS
    love mel & sy
    xoxo

  12. downesunder March 21, 2005 at 1:57 am #

    oops!

    Just realised we forgot mothering sunday!

  13. kaypow March 21, 2005 at 7:54 pm #

    Re: oops!

    BAD CHILDREN!!!!!

    *slaps your wrists*

    Never mind though…do the Aussies celebrate Mother’s Day on a different day like the Americans? Maybe you could just pretend you were going to use that one instead? Though, as Mum and Dad read this, your cover is blown already! Sillies!

  14. kaypow March 21, 2005 at 7:56 pm #

    Re: Happy Birthday

    Thank you!!

    Good to hear from you this morning too. Glad you are doing alright.

    🙂 Not sure about a Branston Pickle mountain btw. I mean I love the stuff, especially with cheddar, but a mountain of it would be a bit much…not to mention stinky! bleargh

    K xxx

  15. kaypow March 21, 2005 at 7:59 pm #

    Re: work it.

    A week off to work on your bathroom?!! SEE!! That’s the sort of daunting effort I’m talking about!!! No idea what I’m doing and a week without a working bathroom (and it wouldn’t be working cos I’m involved!) would just be horrific! *wails*

    *waves at TG*

    Good luck on your project though mate! Great to hear from you too…hope you and the family are doing well?

    🙂

  16. admin March 21, 2005 at 7:54 pm #

    Re: oops!

    BAD CHILDREN!!!!!

    *slaps your wrists*

    Never mind though…do the Aussies celebrate Mother’s Day on a different day like the Americans? Maybe you could just pretend you were going to use that one instead? Though, as Mum and Dad read this, your cover is blown already! Sillies!

  17. admin March 21, 2005 at 7:56 pm #

    Re: Happy Birthday

    Thank you!!

    Good to hear from you this morning too. Glad you are doing alright.

    🙂 Not sure about a Branston Pickle mountain btw. I mean I love the stuff, especially with cheddar, but a mountain of it would be a bit much…not to mention stinky! bleargh

    K xxx

  18. admin March 21, 2005 at 7:59 pm #

    Re: work it.

    A week off to work on your bathroom?!! SEE!! That’s the sort of daunting effort I’m talking about!!! No idea what I’m doing and a week without a working bathroom (and it wouldn’t be working cos I’m involved!) would just be horrific! *wails*

    *waves at TG*

    Good luck on your project though mate! Great to hear from you too…hope you and the family are doing well?

    🙂

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