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Goose & Carrot. Nov 29. Brrrr, that wind is cold!

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ouryve Fri 29-Nov-13 16:39:06

Though I'd open up.

Was reminded, on the way home, how hard DS2's buggy is to push uphill, into the wind. Needed refreshment after all that effort. I've just given him my iPad because I can't be arsed to chase him all over teh house: off the wardrobe, out of the freezer etc.

Yes, he's continuing to do loads of brilliant new stuff and drive us up the wall in equal measure. His 1:1 said today that she's stopped taking a break at lunch time because he climbs on the boiler house and various other structures, the first chance he gets.

Got my appeal sent off, yesterday, so can now concentrate on what DS1 sees as the important stuff - his birthday on Sunday!

So, help yourselves to cake, hot chocolate, or something stronger. And shut the door. There's a draught.

Galena Fri 06-Dec-13 17:27:29

Oh, here is the new thread by the way...

Galena Fri 06-Dec-13 17:25:24

Here he is...

And I'm hoping to get 2 owly tree decorations...

PolterGoose Fri 06-Dec-13 17:22:32

Well done Galena grin Photo?

Galena Fri 06-Dec-13 17:06:34

I have to celebrate - I have just won an owl keyring for my mother on the MNWoollyHugs sale for Winston's Wish.

I had my eye on it from the start, and was panicking I wouldn't get it!

WOOHOO!

PolterGoose Fri 06-Dec-13 13:09:55

Here's PolterCat being tolerant. We were very lucky, the Blue Cross cat behaviourist was spot on about his character, I have never met such a tolerant, stubborn and confident cat.

Summer your house looks very lovely.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Fri 06-Dec-13 12:42:00

My house looks like a tip so just a photo of daftcat from me. I love poltercat laid out across the sofa, he obviously has his spot grin

Dd3 managed quite well at the eye unit, at least she didn't try to give an eye test to the consultant this week grin

Zzzzz hope your dd is doing ok today

SummerRain Fri 06-Dec-13 12:09:56

Pics of the room I'm in, this is the best room in the house believe it or not! That's ds1 and the black creature lurking by his head is Samhain grin

SummerRain Fri 06-Dec-13 12:03:43

Ugh, just had a PTA mom call to the door about an event next week. I'm wearing jammies and a hoodie and look like I've been dragged through a hedge. Situation not improved by my inability to string a coherant sentence together blush

Galena Fri 06-Dec-13 11:43:16

I love Poltercat! This was Galenacat before he went to the great sofa in the sky... He loved DD and was always to be found next to her - even when we were doing her physio!

Moose and Summer, I hope you feel better soon. Have a hot brew a biscuit and watch crap on daytime telly.

I've finished my Secret Santa and have to post it now.

I've also stupidly offered to walk Reception and Y1 to the local church to sing at some old dears this afternoon. So that'll be nice - a walk beside a busy road with 50 excitable 4-6 year olds. That's my peaceful afternoon gone!

PolterGoose Fri 06-Dec-13 10:24:07

Well done Summer's ds2 grin and hope you feel well soon too flowers

I'm making marmalade today, dp is picking up ds so I don't need to rush, and it's such a change to make something that ds will eat.

SummerRain Fri 06-Dec-13 10:20:50

That sounds horrendous moose, I'm miserable enough with the crappy balance and shakes that are par for the course with tonsillitis, it must be hideous dealing with it on top of your neuro issues.

I just stumbled over to the school to drop some pta stuff in and ds2s SNA was in the office, she said he did really well coming in on his own this morning. Apparently she made a big fuss of him coming in without the older two and he's really pleased with himself smile Normally they walk him in and hand him over to her so I was quietly fretting he'd freak out going in on his own.

moosemama Fri 06-Dec-13 10:02:27

Summer flowers for you too.

I can cope with the headcold stuff, it's the stupid, shaky collapsing legs, and general achey shakiness that's floored me.

SummerRain Fri 06-Dec-13 09:49:23

Moose flowers

I'm zombified too, I had to ask dp to get up with ds2 and get him to school (and you'd swear I'd seriously inconvenienced him the way he's carrying on ffs, less than once a year I ask for help as I'm ill but you'd swear it was a weekly event the way he's grumping about it). Bloody tonsils are properly throbbing and I feel all fluey with it

I think it's time to move to a clean table..........

BTW, The school governor election blurb has been published and all is in order.

There's the obligatory ICT one, me, and a surprisingly a strong SEN one.

It's very exciting, and I'd be over the moon if the SEN person was elected so I feel I have 2/3 of a chance of a celebration.

PolterGoose Fri 06-Dec-13 09:40:48

Triggles sorry you had a crap day cake?

moose hope you can get some rest when the caffeine wears off flowers

We can only post 6 photos a day and I've used my allocation sad but, if you want a laugh, I've posted a picture of the ridiculous PolterCat on this thread

moosemama Fri 06-Dec-13 09:32:11

Triggles, sorry you had a bad day yesterday, but glad our homely confessions have cheered you up a little. flowers

Sally, bc we had a brand new house that was fairly minimalist and always immaculate, despite being fairly small and us having 3 dogs. In fact the estate agent wouldn't believe we had dogs when she came round to value it - these days an estate agent would probably shake their head in despair and ask if we have 10 dogs! blush

My virus has decided to kick things up a notch today. Feels positively flu-like. It took me almost two hours and a dose of cold and flu to get up and stay up for a sustained period of time, my legs just kept going from under me. Dh made himself late for work, staying to get the dcs ready, but I still had to try and get it together to do the school run. It normally takes me 15 minutes in the morning, but such was my pathetic shuffle, it took me half an hour today. Didn't help that it's the Christmas Fair tomorrow, so today is non-school uniform in exchange for prizes, plus they all had to take a gift in for the Children's Own gift stall - cue school bags, PE kit for ds - who has an inter-school sports event this afternoon - lunch bags, drink bottles and 4 carrier bags. hmm

Fully intended to come back and sleeeeep, but the blooming caffeine in the cold and flu caps has kicked in, so I can't.

SallyBear Fri 06-Dec-13 07:06:08

I have a lovely house. Unfortunately for the lovely house, I live in it. I am hopeless at housework. I never put things away. My beautiful sideboard is sadly a dumping ground for letters, catalogues and magazines. My beautiful kitchen is a mess and don't even get me started on laundry. Six people generate a lot of washing. My sister is my polar opposite. Her house is clinical looking in comparison to mine. Mine is so cluttered. I think that I may tackle a room today. Christmas is coming and I need to blitz the house. I should add that with the addition of children over the years, I have seemingly given up the fight. BC days, my house was immaculate but my life was missing something. smile

Trigglesx Thu 05-Dec-13 23:56:50

I will point out though that I've had a miserable day, but seeing everyone posting pictures has cheered me up a little bit. So thank you. fsmile

Trigglesx Thu 05-Dec-13 23:52:01

I think I'd be afraid to post pictures of my house. LOL It's pretty clean but so worn and a bit cluttered. Seems like everyone I know has this lovely house and then there's mine. blush

What's the British equivalent to redneck trailer trash? That'd be me then. fgrin

zzzzz Thu 05-Dec-13 21:13:18
youarewinning Thu 05-Dec-13 20:57:37

The flat is a fairly new build HA one. I'm the only one whose lived here (with DS) and it's only 6 years old. There's are areas of chipped plaster and washed plaster where DS has smeared on walls!

It's very magnolia!

moosemama Thu 05-Dec-13 20:48:17

I have just been back through the photos on my laptop to see if there are any of my house. Can't find anything though. I can't take one either as I only have an ancient, £10 mobile phone that I've had since before dd was born (2009). I really should join the rest of the world and get a smartphone at some point, it's a bit embarrassing when your 11 year old has a better phone than you!

Youare, your house is lovely, all nice smooth plaster and matching furniture. envy

youarewinning Thu 05-Dec-13 20:30:01

My lounge diner from the doorway!!! The door you see in 3rd picture leads to the worlds smallest kitchen!

youarewinning Thu 05-Dec-13 20:24:23

Oh you all have lovely homes. Mines very bland and plain but there's stuff just lying around - mostly washing etc but also the things DS picks up as he wanders from room to room and then dumps when he realises he's twiddling it and needs to put it down to touch the next thing!

I'll try to upload a photo!

moosemama Thu 05-Dec-13 20:22:43

Eurgh, we've had the 'boots are not uniform' letter too. In fact it even goes as far as to state 'boots will not be accepted, even for medical reasons'. hmm Ds2 could really do with some boots to support his ankles properly - it might stop him constantly being at first aid after falling in the playground. I did break the rules and buy him high ankle trainers (not as high as basketball boots, but still booty) for PE. Oddly enough, the only person to comment and tell him they're not regulation was a supply teacher.

Mind you, if I could get my hands on the so called first-aider he was sent to yesterday who told him he couldn't have dislocated his kneecap, because it would be far more painful if he had and he "would really know about it", then sent him back outside "to play", where he had to sit on a bench for the rest of playtime, until his kneecap clicked back into place as he got up to line up for lessons. Poor kid ended up with no pain relief, because a basic first-aider was arrogant enough to think they knew more about JHS than the boy that suffers from it. He was even brave enough to argue and tell her he has JHS and there is a medical form in the cabinet for his pain relief, but she wouldn't listen and said he was making a fuss about nothing. angry They know all this, he's had a full risk assessment wrt to classroom safety and suitable seating etc and they've been read the riot act about dismissing his pain by the very well respected Head of OT for our area, but they still seem to think it's nothing. angry

DD has a pair of purple glitter DMs. Dh and I bought them from the DM outlet waay back in 1999, before we even had any dcs. We initially thought we were buying them for our one of our nieces, but couldn't bring ourselves to part with them and that's when we started to realise we both wanted children after all. smile We've kept them all this time, speculated about giving them to the boys, but they are too pretty really - purple would have been ok, but not purple glitter - and now dd has just grown into them. Not bad for a couple that adamantly weren't having children, then were stopping at one, then definitely didn't want more after the surprise that was number two, then both decided at the same time that they wanted just one more! grin

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