Saturday, 28 March 2009

I'm back!

Hello all. I've not blogged for a while as I've been very busy. Busy doing what exactly it's hard to say, but working full time, 'parenting' a very tricky teen (i.e NOT killing her when she rolls her eyes at me for the zillionth time..), doing a part-time (!) degree with the OU and keeping various small animals alive seem to have taken up all my time. I've also managed to get trapped into agreeing to sit on the summer fete committee again. Holy God in Heaven...how the feck did this happen again I hear myself scream ...(Edvard Munch anyone?)... I think I'm still suffering from PTSD from the coconut episode at last years fete, never mind the grotto/police/santa incident the year before....

The chair of the committee has suggested, truly, that we book a circus. A CIRCUS. Now, in my humble opinion, a school fete usually involves a raffle, dodgy burgers, a nun/priest (catholic school remember), various stalls selling crap, teachers getting pissed and a crackly tannoy. No live animals, certainly not lions or tigers, or women in spangly leotards hanging from a trapeeze.
The next committee meeting is on Wednesday - I shall keep you posted.

Other news. My ex-husband has just split from his girlfriend and is now spending a lot of time in my, I repeat MY house. I thought the whole point of divorce was that you saw less of each other? And maybe I was wrong, but paying him 30K to get his name off the deeds was my way so saying FECK OFF NOW.... hmm. Maybe this will tip me over the edge.... I am quite sad as I really liked his girlfriend, she was funny and interesting, and she had cankles, so I always felt good standing next to her (meow - I know,I know...)

Get this - how far has the modern family come - he has given his ex girlfriend (her) his ex-wife's (me) mobile number so we, not him, can organise contact for her kids (not his) and my kids (his) to keep in touch. Hmm. Again, I'll keep you posted.

8 comments:

Moannie said...

And you said OK to that !!!!!!
My God I am so out of touch with modern life.
When I shuffle off this mortal coil and if I can come back, may I please be a man...no, I don't really mean that; I couldn't imagine living without any sensitivity.

scrappysue said...

hey! thanks for stopping by. i remember the eye rolling! i'm on round 2 of that. my 19 and 17 year olds don't do it so much, but miss 12 - that's a whole other story!

BarbaraS said...

I know! This being reasonable to exes can be very trying, sometimes. Just keep telling yourself that there is a reason why you are so reasonable.

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Working mum said...

That is a modern family for you! When I did a survey of number of siblings with my year 7's to illustrate how to display data, I got into all sorts of discussions about who they could count as a sibling, but I never got 'daddy's ex-girlfriends children'. That is a new one on me!

auntiegwen said...

I keep in touch with my ex 's kids via his wife too !

We are living the same life except I say no to the PTA, go on be brave like me !

ps only brave re PTA, crap at being brave about anything else xx

Thames said...

Welcome back. I've been on a break too.

BTW -- highlighting your blog on mummy bloggers this week...

cheerfulmistakes said...

Aw thanks for the comment. Love your blog too, it's very funny! Can't say I listen to much radio as unfortunately my laptop is from the ice age (well, it is over 3 years old) and consequently has started to skip any sort of audio/visual material I try to play on it. If I ever do sort it out though, I will definitely trust your judgement and avoid You & Yours!
Sounds like you have got yourself on a cracking parents committee in this entry by the way, definitely do an update about how that went if you can :) hee!
If I ever do a study about the correlation between stress and archers fixations I will let you know - and give you lots of credit for the idea of course! Apparently it's unethical to feed people alcohol in experiments though :( xxx