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Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 08:16 AM
the BBC state that it has been the wettest Jan-August ever - hopes of an Indian summer are fading.

XL has gone bust

The pound is in freefall

Economic depression looms large

....at least its friday

Tink
12-09-2008, 08:19 AM
Prices continue to climb here.
Unemployment continues to rise.
I'm headed home today. :D
The weekend looms full of promis. :D :D
The beach beckons. :D :D :D

kazzaqld
12-09-2008, 08:22 AM
There is a big thunderstorm rolling in - I can hear it thundering!:oops:

The Aussie dollar is not doing so hot either :mad:

But :champers1:

I finished work in anticipation of my holidays today! :yes: :sigs-tv-010::sigs-tv-010:

The pizza is ordered, DH came home early, and the wine is chilling. :alc:

It's going to be a great weekend! :207:

Tink
12-09-2008, 08:24 AM
Ah Kazza! I love your Pizza Fridays! :D I live vicariously through them and can almost smell the luscious aroma of the pizza. :yes: (Spoken like a true dieter, eh)? :lol:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 08:24 AM
Always look on the bright side of life...........

Tink
12-09-2008, 08:28 AM
If we don't things get pretty dismal fast. It's tough out there, eh? :yes: If we don't reach for and hold onto the "glad" we end up stuck in the muck. :sigh;

It's been a rainy, poor summer in Florida (at least Central Florida) too. Not a good time for swimming, strolling Disney or beach going. But it's still Florida and the sun will come back, one day. :yes:

The economy truly scares me. Truly. I worry about personal finances, the rising cost of fuel and food (every time I go to the grocery, prices are up) health issues, you name it.

If I didn't have a streak of Pollyanna, I'd be done for. :wink:

Far better in my little world to be as cheerful as I can as often as I can. The alternative is good for no one.

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 08:31 AM
the sun will come out ...tomorrow

Tink
12-09-2008, 08:33 AM
If only in your heart. :yes:

Disneybumble
12-09-2008, 08:46 AM
Thank goodness it is Friday. My heart is heavy today and it could be the economic sittuation or the fact my MIL is coming round in the morning. I don't want to make light of people's circumstances but for me laughter and mirth help.

Claire
12-09-2008, 08:54 AM
I'm sad with all this news today. I can't help but feel for all those people waking up to dreadful news. Another one of those 'Wish I had a magic wand' situations.

Tink
12-09-2008, 08:56 AM
For some reason the morning newscasts are filled with reports of 9/11 ceremonies. I am of course, a mess. :sigh;

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 09:00 AM
Time to uleash a magical fart I fear

Tink
12-09-2008, 09:01 AM
They have the lights on at Ground Zero. :cry1:

Disneybumble
12-09-2008, 09:06 AM
Time to uleash a magical fart I fear

DO IT:lol:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 09:25 AM
Well we picked up my little car today after its service and it didn't need any extra work doing so we got away with a bill for 143. :207:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 09:30 AM
:D excellent Dawn

Dawn
12-09-2008, 09:31 AM
And Adrian is working from home today.:D

He works for Kroll who are handling the XL administration. Different part of the business though so he's no help at all. :lol:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 09:35 AM
and I think my lion has moved a little bit you know :D

Dawn
12-09-2008, 09:44 AM
Mine hasn't. :(

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
yes it has - it is always moving :D

Wendy
12-09-2008, 10:04 AM
It might be Friday, but it feels like a Monday :sigh;

At least Chris is home all weekend, no overtime :D

lisaw
12-09-2008, 10:12 AM
It's DD's 8th birthday today, that makes me feel old, I can't possibly have a youngest child who is 8 and to cap it off DS's secondary school application papers have come through :shocked025:

I am cleaning and cooking awaiting visitors after school and then she has her party tomorrow at Build a Bear and then tea afterwards at Chillis :D

My house has now been completely taken over by Hannah Montana/HSM/Camp Rock and I suspect that could be added to tomorrow :lol:

Really feel for everybody waking up to the horrible news this morning, workers and customers. :(

uscwest
12-09-2008, 11:17 AM
The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always
A day
A way!

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 12:03 PM
Singing that song has seen me through a lot of rough times. :thumbs_up:

DH went back to work this morning after being at home ill for a week. I'm glad he's better but I miss him. :sigh;

Grammiepo
12-09-2008, 12:57 PM
Today will be a good day for me, as I get to spent it with my DGD, she has moved to her own apt. and needs all kind of things.

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:03 PM
Oh wow! That does sound like a good day, GrammiePo! :yes: Nothing like having a loving Grammie handy when you need all sorts of new things for your apartment. :D

Is it her first?

How's the weather today in Maine, by the way? I've seen that it's quite chilly where my parents are in NY. :(

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 01:07 PM
looks like it might be a clear night tonight :D

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 01:08 PM
:overhere: Did Lady Skywalker like her prezzie?

Shellyamc
12-09-2008, 01:08 PM
It is a bit chilly here in NY. Very gray :p015: We closed the pool yesterday and Katelyn wore fuzzy jammies with feet to bed. That is how I know it is cold :lol:

But I am going in a little while to get a sonogram done :D

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 01:10 PM
But I am going in a little while to get a sonogram done :D

That's a good way to spend Friday. :)

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Oooooh, a sonogram! Hopefully, you'll get a nice clear photo! :yes:

Yes, Skywatcher! Did the Good Wife like her gift? :D

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 01:14 PM
sje has not recieved it as yet - until now we have had the gruffalo in the house - tonight over a cup of tea :D

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 01:15 PM
sje has not recieved it as yet - until now we have had the gruffalo in the house - tonight over a cup of tea :D

Awww.... but surely over a glass of champagne? :D

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:16 PM
Oh, that will be so nice!! :yes:

A gruffalo! :lol: :sorry:

Grammiepo
12-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Yes DGD's first home ,away from home, she is now in her second year at college and felt she needed to be on her own and closer to school. Mother is not too happy, we all remember those days, we teach them how to fly, then are surprised when they do.
The weather is grey, looks like rain and I need to mow the front lawn.

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 01:18 PM
Nah Lisa doesn't drink really and having Mum around means she has astinking migraine today poor love

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:18 PM
Ach. Poor woman. :( Is she able to just lie down and rest, or is it a work day for her?

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Ah, yes GrammiePo. Grey Maine days. I do miss them so. :sigh;

I'm sure your DGD will be fine! She is your DGD after all. Mother will adjust. :yes: It happens in the best of families. :lol:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 01:21 PM
What did Lisa get? :unsure:

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:22 PM
SHHHHHH! It's a secret. Can't say here, she might pop on! :eek:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Something sparkly that I couldn't afford for her when we got engaged - her engagement ring was made from the dust on the floor after they had finished making stylus' for record players

Dawn
12-09-2008, 01:37 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwww.

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 01:37 PM
A diamond encrusted car....... :D

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:51 PM
So she won't pop on then? :unsure:

Once you've presented her with the gift, could you maybe think about considering a tiny little photo? :spring: I'd really love to see it. :yes:

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 01:53 PM
Ooh, yes! Photo please. :)

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 02:04 PM
She will probably , infact definitely tell me off for buying it - but thats tough isn't it

Tink
12-09-2008, 02:04 PM
You think? That's ok though. You did what your heart told you to do, and she can't tell you off for loving her, eh? :hug2:

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 02:07 PM
She will probably , infact definitely tell me off for buying it - but thats tough isn't it

Maybe, but she'll secretly be pleased. :p015:


You think? That's ok though. You did what your heart told you to do, and she can't tell you off for loving her, eh? :hug2:

Awwww.........

Johnie
12-09-2008, 02:19 PM
I am indeed glad it is Friday. It's my flex day so no work for me! I do have a million errands to do but that's ok.

Dawn
12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
Well they've been back at school for exactly 5 days and today we get the letter "a child in this class has head lice" :eek:

It's not my child by the way.

We also had the letter confirming the boy starts piano lessons on 25th September.:D

I seriously need a job now.

Tink
12-09-2008, 02:33 PM
There was a short bit on the news about "super lice." :eek: I didn't see it, but it surely didn't sound too good. :sigh;

You have a job. :hug1:

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 02:33 PM
I seriously need a job now.

Christmas job at the Disney Store? :D

Dawn
12-09-2008, 02:36 PM
Christmas job at the Disney Store? :D

And you look after the boy? :wink:

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 02:39 PM
And you look after the boy? :wink:

Ummmm..... okay....... you'll have to leave really early for work though. :lol:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 02:44 PM
That's the trouble. Would have to pay for childcare during holidays. :(

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 02:46 PM
That's the trouble. Would have to pay for childcare during holidays. :(

That's why I got a job in his school when DS was young.

Dawn
12-09-2008, 03:07 PM
You have a job. :hug1:

OK I'll rephrase that. I need a second job now. :sigh;

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 03:10 PM
At one point you were looking at doing handywork weren't you? :unsure: I may have hallucinated that though - that couild fit in around the boy

MystikPiglit
12-09-2008, 03:11 PM
OK I'll rephrase that. I need a second job now. :sigh;

Are you not at the surgery any more?

Dawn
12-09-2008, 04:03 PM
At one point you were looking at doing handywork weren't you? :unsure: I may have hallucinated that though - that couild fit in around the boy

Yes but the public liability insurance was bowel movingly scary. :eek:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Are you not at the surgery any more?

Yep but it doesn't pay enough. I could do extra shifts there but, well I'd really rather not. Since the new management took over it's gone right to pot. They forgot to pay me for one shift last month -still waiting for that.

I'll have to find time to sit down next week and explore all my options.

josh.p.
12-09-2008, 04:10 PM
I LOVE fridays now, I get a half day off college cos of the way my lessons ended up scheduled... YAY! Took sonny to the park for a good 2 and a half hour's... he's slept since we got home (that was about 3:00!) Will put the pics in the photos forum

ukwdwnut
12-09-2008, 04:19 PM
Singing that song has seen me through a lot of rough times. :thumbs_up:

omg where are the earplugs.....piggywiggy NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ;) :lol:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 04:30 PM
Any job opportunities at Gatwick anymore?

Dawn
12-09-2008, 04:44 PM
Will check that out also. Keeping all options open right now.

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 04:48 PM
Teaching assistant at the school - you'd be great at that

Dawn
12-09-2008, 04:50 PM
Yes but there has to be a vacancy before I can do that. :lol:

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 04:52 PM
Nah - go and make yourself known - I'm sure they'll squeeze you in :D seriously you'd be great

:unsure: has this been mentioned before and i missed it :unsure:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Last year I helped 3 mornings a week at Steven's school. When the new term settles I'll make myself available again. I am known around the school by a lot of the staff, including the headmistress. Steven's reception teacher knows me well enough to have locked me in the goat pen when the mobile farm came to the school. :lol:

There is a miniscule staff turnover there though and there is a number of people that have been doing the volunteer thing for much longer than me so there is a hierarchy that I would need to break down.

Skywatcher
12-09-2008, 05:00 PM
then break it down we shall

wheres my vial of ebola virus :unsure:

Dawn
12-09-2008, 05:07 PM
I'm working on breaking it down.

I have my uses. The head knows I'm willing to do anything - unjam the laminator, help with school website, supervise playtime (although that is cool). Problem is they always look for that NVQ for Teaching Assistants that I haven't got and can't afford to pay for just yet.

Still I could do Learning Support for the statemented children.

And unjam the laminator again when Mrs Hammond forgets to watch it carefully. :lol:

Disneybumble
12-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Childcare it's the bain off my life. I am not at work full time because of the costs. But as of Monday i started looking after a friends daughter after school. I told her i didn't want to register as a childminder and she was fine with that. It's a very small amount of money a week, but it pays for Lily to learn the flute and a couple of luxurys that we were going without.