Expecting a post , were you?

Well, there isn’t one.

The truth is, I’m off to bed in a minute. I’m just exhausted and I feel as if I have a dead weight upon my shoulders. And by “dead weight” I mean “Two 4 year olds who didn’t sleep well last night and were off school today just so they could huddle together in a corner and decide which of Mama’s buttons to push and in which order… followed by a fistfight with random outbreaks of biting and pinching”.

It’s been delightful. I could just feel my ovaries shriveling every time I was in their presence , and I was so desperate to get away I even did some housework. If they keep this up I may have to dust too 😦

So instead of some fascinating insight into aardvarks or something, this post is going to hurl some links at you of fellow bloggers. Some are old hands and will act as inspiration, some are newbies with barely a few posts under their belt who might appreciate a few visitors. Some blogs are strange, some are beautiful. Some are just snapshots of their lives, some are just quirky fiction, but I encourage you to at least look at a couple, ‘cos you never know… you might just like them 🙂

In no particular order :

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/
http://justalillost.wordpress.com/
http://dasbloggen.com/
http://phrogmom.wordpress.com/
http://somethingnewplease.wordpress.com/
http://mylifedepressed.wordpress.com/
http://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/
http://hakea.wordpress.com/
http://blockader.wordpress.com/
http://modnaros.wordpress.com/
http://tonynewboult.wordpress.com/
http://ragamuffinchild.wordpress.com/

Right, sorted. I’m off to bed now. If you’re staying up please put the cats out before you go, or they’ll end up practicing their elite ninja skills on my face at 3am again.

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Stuff & nonsense. But mostly nonsense.

“Share something that makes you smile”

I’ve actually re-written this post 5 times with personally smile-worthy somethings such as:

“Despite having 3 children I can still run for the bus without having to change my underwear at my destination. My final destination that is, not the bus. Even in The Netherlands they frown on that sort of behaviour.”

or the slightly more succinct :

“I have nearly all my own teeth.”

Then there’s :

Stationery ( oh sweet Lord, how I do love you pens, pencils, notebooks & glue )
Furry handbags
UK teabags
Chocolate covered nuts
Pretending to be asleep and getting away with it
Thunderstorms
Snails & frogs
DVD box sets
Music aimed at kids half my age played through headphones at a high enough volume to rupture my eardrums

… but I could go on forever, you know how I do so love to ramble. So I narrowed it down to the single thing most likely to get a smile out of me when the rest of the world is getting the “I have chopsticks in the kitchen. You have a pair of eyes. Go on, just keep pushing…” look. And it’s this :

Nicky and Mina

Yes, we do love you. But we *will* crap in your slippers on a whim if it amuses us.

My cats, Nicky and Mina. They’re only 6 months old but they’ve had me wrapped around their little claws since they the first moment I caught sight of them in all their small , warm & purry glory. I’m totally smitten. I can forgive Mina for tipping the bin over. I can let the fact Nicky wakes me up in the morning by sinking her teeth into the end of my nose slide. ‘Cos that’s what true love is.. not minding that you’ve got a stiff neck because the cats are stretched out in the middle of the bed and you’ve spent the night gripping the bed frame for dear life rather than disturb them.

“Stupidity..” you say?? Pah, you’re just jealous because you don’t get to tread in stray poop nuggets at 6.30am when you’re half asleep and groping for the light switch.
Which reminds me… I’d best go change their tray. Again.

*smile*