The random rants and meaningful musings of seven digital divas (who happen to have MS)

Monday, November 26, 2007

So tired!

Candy Cane
Right, I've been trying to write this for a week but been sooooooooooo tiiiiiiiiiired!!

Well, my first MS Society big thing went really well. I had the Christmas party last week..... yes I know it was early but I've been organising none stop since last October, and I'm taking December and January off!

I stole Jooly's format from the 10th birthday party and had some music for some stand up fun, and wrote a quiz for some sit down fun... and a buffet .... cos I get hungry when I organise!

Everyone seemed to have a good time so I'm feeling very smug. although gutted I never had time to enjoy my own party, by the time I'd made sure everything was running smoothly, read out the quiz (god I was nervous, I hate public speaking... even if I am hilarious) and sorted the raffle out, I was exhausted so I went home lol.

And when I got home could I just flop into bed??? NO! I found 2 cats and a MASSIVE live toad on my doorstep. So here I am trying to get rid of this toad, I didn't want to open the door in case it jumped inside (it was right on the ledge) but I didn't want it jumping into the jaws of death either... but I couldn't just pick it up and take it somewhere like I would do with a mouse, cos 1. I had no idea where it came from 2. my hands were full (and I don't just mean a little bit full, I had a CD player, a bouquet of flowers, and a bag full of quiz papers and answer sheets) and 3. I was wearing 4 inch heels.

Anyway, my friend's husband got out the car to help and guided it away from the doorstep, and jumped like a girl when it jumped... like a toad, and all disasters were averted! Apart from that the poor toad was miles away from home because my lovely pussy cat thought it would make a nice present (well I do like green), cheers Bramble, I love you too xx (I know it was Bramble cos he brings live presents, where as Lily likes them dead, and often eats half... she's very selfish)

So... that's about as exciting as my life has been recently.... more posts to follow now I've started leaving the house again after my hibernation and mini depression, happens to us all eh??

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Naughty But Nice
We have all been quiet haven't we. Don't know if you're back Wednesday Addams but hope you had a nice holiday and I hope everyone else is ok.

Just a question for you all. Are you ready for Christmas? I realised the other day that we have hardly done a thing and there is less then 5 weeks to go arrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh. I only realised it was so near when I realised it's 2 weeks to my birthday and I know Christmas is only a couple of weeks after that. We did order a couple of bits online yesterday but still got lots to do. But I'm not gonna stress about it, I've decided that what doesn't get done doesn't get done - tough!!!!!

Another thing, for those of us in wheelchairs. Do you find the shops harder to get around this time of year? Isn't it just so annoying that they fill the aisles with, what can only be described as crap (well most of it). It's like wheelchair users don't shop at Christmas do they?? God forbid!!!!! Right that is my little rant over.

Just in case I don't get to write here again before the big day I wish everyone a very merry Christmas. Have a good time and don't eat/drink too much.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Alive again (ish)

Wednesday Addams
Wow, everyone's been absent, not just me. Well, hopefully I'm sort of back. Ish. I've been having a relapse you see. Damn MS. Did I tell you I have MS? So I've been doing lots of sleeping. I'm not 100% now, but I'm better than I was...and if I wait till I'm 100% I'll be waiting the rest of my life, so I'd better get on with it!

I'm off on holiday on Saturday (cue more sleeping in preparation for party party party) - will tell you all about it when I get back!

Woohoo *sets off party popper*

Thursday, November 8, 2007

You live where?

This will make you laugh.

I had a letter today from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) with a letter and form for me to return. Oh, what was the purpose of this important letter? What top secret personal information do they need to know next?

Dear Ms X,

We are writing to you at Your Road to ask you where you live, as we do not have an address for you. Please return this form letting us know your address.


Urmm, funnily enough the address at which you wrote to me is actually where I live. Imagnie that!!

I seriously wonder how some departments run at all.

P.S. I have highlighted the part asking for my address and then made big arrow to my address saying "I've found it!!".

Under the 'Your Reply' part of form I wrote:

"My address would be the address to which you sent this letter. Just to confirm, this is my one and only address since I told you I moved last year. Does this help you in this matter?"

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Back in time

Shop Til You Drop
We're going back, back in time...

Well, I went to physio today. Transport picks me up really early so usually I have a 30-45 minute wait. Today I spotted some 'new' magazines on the table so went in for the kill...

The cover said Home and Houses Magazine October 1985. Huh? I thought. Can't be true. It must be a spoof cover. Let's look inside. But it was all true!

For those of us who think that's not that long ago, it is 22 years ago!!!!!

Was funny reading about all the “new” gadgets of the day.

A new regnor car with - wait for it - windows that you don't have to wind up! You can push the button!

A tumble dryer that will dry your clothes 'like a gentle summers day'.

An oven with a fan that means you can open the door when cooking a soufle and it won't go down (essential, eh?).

I'm glad the craze for bright plastic bathrooms is over as well as the chinz look.

Anyway, beat that if you can!!