Skip to content

Something…or Nothing

September 5, 2009

It’s been a while since I have blogged, so I thought that it was about time I wrote something.

‘Something.’

There you go…happy now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Seriously, though, the last few weeks have not been very good ones for me, and that might have had something to do with my thyroid.  In May, I had radioiodine treatment for an over-active thyroid, and as the weeks have passed I had been  feeling the effects of going under-active.  A visit to the doctor for a blood test showed that it was indeed time to start taking Thyroxine.  Gradually, I have been feeling more myself…but not without a few stressful incidents along the way.

At work I had to deal with a useless idiot who seemed to think that ‘attack is the best form of defence’ by accusing me of lying, treating him like a slave, and more besides.  He’s history!  At the same time, my mum was unwell and had been admitted to hospital.  Then, a few short weeks ago my friend, Jo, text me to let me know that her partner, Alv, had been admitted to hospital with a suspected stroke that turned out to be a brain tumour.  Within three weeks he had died.  We went to his funeral on Tuesday.

Back at work, I had let everyone know that I would probably not be back in Lincoln in time, so the relief would be in.  I also let my boss know, and the acting supervisor, who had just had two weeks holiday.  Wednesday afternoon, I got a phone-call from my boss informing me that the acting supervisor had not turned up and that the other girls did not know how to go about locking up and had to ask one of the EA staff to do it for them.  There was also a hoo-ha because it was claimed that I’d left the relief in charge…a girl who speaks very little English and had only worked for us for two weeks!  Er…hello!!  So, why did no-one let me know?!!!

Apart from that…I’m feeling a lot better, calmer, happier (until next time!) and more like my old self again.  Now all I want is to lose a couple of stone…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Phew!  Just under two weeks to go until the Grand Regency Promenade in beautiful Bath.  I’m so excited!!  At the moment I am working on my spencer (a short jacket) and cutting up lots of calico and turning it into scraps as I work on the mock-up…re-aligning seams and adjusting the fit.  As soon as I am happy with it I shall transfer the pattern to paper and make the garment proper.  So, I must crack on…the sleeves are the next bit to get cut out and fitted…fingers crossed…!!06prom12

2007 

 

 

Advertisements
100 Comments leave one →
  1. Bran permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:44 pm

    OK, just caught the words "Fish Nets" and "Rachel\’s legs" —— damn I am so looking forward to The Faery Ball and will have my camera ready at the door!

  2. Maria permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:02 am

    Ha Ha..and I just caught the words "Bran"fishnets" Rachel\’s Legs" and "Camera"….I think we\’re all as bad as each other LOL…..Oh and can\’t wait to see the finished costume Sandi ..sounds fab!!xx

  3. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:54 am

    Hey! I\’m not the one who is going to wear fishnets with my costume…don\’t get me and Rachel muddled up now…we\’re already confused enough as it is!!!!Have transferred all the calico pieces to paper, and now the lining pieces are cut out ready to sew…then the main fabric will be cut out tomorrow…it\’s getting scarey!! (Can you hear my knees knocking?!)

  4. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:00 am

    Have I ever needed lessons?

  5. Cornish permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:34 am

    Ok, so Bran\’s wearing fishnets and I\’m to have the camera ready at the door (not too sure where my legs enter this equation). Don\’t you just love Chinese Whispers?Wasn\’t it you that taught all of us Eileen?

  6. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:09 am

    LOL! Now that I would like to see!! A touch of Rocky Horror Show creeping in there, methinks! What about the corset?

  7. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:17 am

    Oh Rocky Horror\’s playing at the Komedia Club here soon.. shame Brian\’s not really into all that – might have to let his friends no though as they all get dressed up.. Hippy Tim looks amazing in fishnets! (sod\’s got a perfect figure).p.s. none of us have ever needed lessons!

  8. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:21 am

    Don\’t you just hate men who look better in women\’s clothes than women do?! Hmmm…will have to think about that…

  9. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:27 am

    I know! They should be banned for making us feel even more frumpy

  10. commander permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:51 am

    is this a …common problem in your household ?

  11. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:46 am

    Thankfully…no! I cannot imagine Robert in stockings and suspenders…a frock…yes…Frocky Horror…LOL!!!

  12. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:48 am

    Oops! Sorry Natalia…back to my sewing…and stop cracking that darned whip over me head, will ya!!!!

  13. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:52 am

    As a teenager I dressed up to go to Rocky Horror shows, then my twin brother did.. he looked great and I\’ve never been since! I have the dvd though!

  14. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:08 pm

    What? Of you and your twin brother dressed up for the Rocky Horror Show?! I\’d like to see that!

  15. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:13 pm

    lol! no the proper film! You won\’t catch me on dvd.. or on camera dressed like that!

  16. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 12:52 pm

    Why not?

  17. Curiosity permalink
    September 9, 2009 2:23 pm

    Home from work, yippeee!!What have I missed?!

  18. commander permalink
    September 9, 2009 2:33 pm

    not a lot …just mad woman proving her self true to character as usual .

  19. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 2:43 pm

    Thanks Robin…I love you, too! But you know that already…XXThere was some talk of Bran in stockings and Rachel being ready with her camera…and Natalia told me off for being on the computer instead of slaving over a hot needle…I can hear that darned whip cracking overhead again!!!Actually, I have to go and get ready for work, so I bet everyone comes out to play after I\’ve gone out!!!

  20. Maria permalink
    September 9, 2009 3:03 pm

    Oh I love Rocky Horror..went with a group of friends when I was younger..hmm if I remember I was a little too young, but due to the costume managed to get away with it…have been hooked ever since ….As for men in womens clothes..why is it that so many seem to look far more glamourous and womanly than women do (obviously not all)..saying that have always told Paddy he has bettter legs than me…not that my stockings are in danger I hope?…..still so unfair though…x

  21. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 3:15 pm

    Robin I do hope you\’re referring to Sandi :-pMaria, I\’m sure Paddy\’s legs aren\’t better than yours.. mens legs are so hairy!

  22. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 3:20 pm

    Of course he\’s referring to me! Am I not Madwoman…?!

  23. Eileen permalink
    September 9, 2009 3:25 pm

    Well I didn\’t want to say….. xXx

  24. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 3:40 pm

    LMAO!!!

  25. Natalia permalink
    September 9, 2009 4:17 pm

    Yep and here I am again……… and what\’s the phrase??? "GET Some Bloody Work Done Woman!!!" ;o) xx

  26. Maria permalink
    September 9, 2009 5:23 pm

    Oh they are Eileen..his legs are very shapley and tanned, hardly hairy at all…mine are sort of short looking with wonky knees, rather pale and uninteresting in comparison LOL..and Sandi yes you are wonderfully mad, like so many of us…and I believe that you\’ve been working hard too…hope you\’ve made time for tea?? xx

  27. commander permalink
    September 9, 2009 6:31 pm

    My legs are delightfully furry ,,,oh and i have four of them .Paws for thought …?

  28. Cornish permalink
    September 9, 2009 7:07 pm

    My legs are hairy too, but not for much longer. I feel a long soak in a hot bath coming on. As for shapely, yes well, but then I do have extra bones in mine.

  29. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:14 pm

    Extra bones…? Just what is she hiding underneath her long gown…?!!!My legs always stay covered…they never see the light of day…probably why they are a rather nondescript colour!!Natalia…Gi\’ me a break, woman! I\’ve only just got in and am sitting here with my cuppa…AND my sewing, so put that flamin\’ whip away!!! >-(Rachel…tell her…she\’s being bossy…and…and…I\’m gonna cry…wa-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah…boo hoo sob… (;_;)

  30. Sandi permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:14 pm

    Sniff…have been sewing away like a good girl…the lining pieces are nearly all sewn together.

  31. Sandi permalink
    September 10, 2009 8:19 pm

    Blimey! 21 hours since the last comment! Normally things just fizzle out…like me…OK, got cuppa, finished my chicken and bacon ceasar wrap…back to my stitchery…!!

  32. Sandi permalink
    September 12, 2009 11:27 am

    One week to go…is it time for a progress report, d\’ya think…?

  33. Curiosity permalink
    September 12, 2009 12:20 pm

    Yep.

  34. Sandi permalink
    September 12, 2009 12:23 pm

    Dammit!! Have just put phone down after chatting to Natalia…she was cracking that bloody whip at me again!…and I promptly stab myself with a pin!!!! Like ouch!

  35. Natalia permalink
    September 12, 2009 1:03 pm

    Tut! Tut! Tutty! ;o)

  36. Sandi permalink
    September 12, 2009 1:35 pm

    LOL!!

  37. Natalia permalink
    September 12, 2009 1:39 pm

    Yep!! Me too! :o) ;o)

  38. Curiosity permalink
    September 12, 2009 1:52 pm

    Oh! I am going to miss out on all the fun of going to the Parade. Maybe I could go, but I do not have a costume…….although I have a cunning plan! did they have streakers in those days?!

  39. Sandi permalink
    September 12, 2009 2:16 pm

    Hmmm…that would prove a very intereststing diversion…! ;-)Next Saturday in Bath, Anne…10.30am Abbey Churchyard.

  40. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 9:57 am

    Anne, I\’m not wearing a costume – just normal clothes for me!I\’ll be there, I\’m looking forward to meeting you all xXx

  41. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:03 am

    Sobs! I wanna go!Cannot though, to many commitments elsewhere, hope to be taking Kath home from hospital today.

  42. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:09 am

    Well, maybe next year? You\’ll have plenty of advance warning to mae sure you can go!Hope Kath\’s ok?

  43. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:09 am

    bugger!mae = make

  44. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:10 am

    Next year…get more people to meet up…plenty of warning.

  45. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:12 am

    Bugger! You got that one in before me!Yes, I hope Kath is much improved and well enough to go home.

  46. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:16 am

    Just rang to say I am on my way to get her and they said No….she had tummy upset during night so may not be home yet. aarrrggg! Next year!!! ok….If we all send Sandi our vital statistics she can get started sewing our outfits for us. I would like day and evening wear please, no horizontal stripes, lots of feathers and frills, little bit of sparkle will do nicely thanks!

  47. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:17 am

    Tee Hee Hee!!

  48. Maria permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:22 am

    Get your needles at the ready Sandi..looks like you may have a few more costumes to make for next year!!…Hey I\’m the 100th comment wooohoo!!xx

  49. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:35 am

    Lol.. ok 36/29/36 inside leg length of 32 not sure what else you need… but I got in there first :opI\’m 101.. all I need now is a conveyor belt with a fire at the end and I can get rid of everything that bugs me .. may have to be men being the first thing!

  50. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:44 am

    36/33/42 and expanding, leg 31.

  51. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:49 am

    Oooh, blimey! I\’d need a super-dooper sewing machine, then, wouldn\’t I…?!!!

  52. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:56 am

    39/34.5/41 for me…oh, dear, it\’s been a long time since I had an hour-glass figure like you, Eileen….I\’m beginning to feel like a barrel! 😦

  53. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:04 am

    A day of revelations this is turning out to be!

  54. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:16 am

    Height…4\’ 11.5"…weight…still 10 stone!!! Am hoping that the increased dose of Thyroxine will help…had letter from specialist and blood test results have shown that I\’m still too low, so dose has been upped to 150 micrograms instead of 100!

  55. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:16 am

    I really don\’t have an hourglass figure, I\’m all ribs and a long body, so no matter what my waist is I always look stout :o(

  56. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:17 am

    Anyway…back to sleeve pinning…!

  57. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:18 am

    Stout! Winnie the Pooh is \’stout\’…! Hehehe.

  58. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:19 am

    Height 5\’ 8" weight on average 10½ stone (fluctuates betwen 10 to 11 depending on stress levels).Oh I hope they get the levels right soon Sandi!

  59. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:30 am

    Everyone is taller than me! I bet even Natalia is taller than me…I\’m the Pooh Bear round here…\’round\’…hehehe!

  60. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:32 am

    LOL, you can be Pooh I\’ll be Eeyore

  61. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:47 am

    The wonderful thing about Tiggers is………….I am 5\’3" and shrinking (thanks to the oesteoporosis) and am still teetering on 11st 2lb despite mammoth efforts on the keep fit/diet regime .Seems to me that we would all fit inside each other like Russian Dolls!

  62. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:49 am

    LOL! I almost spat my coffee on the screen reading about the russian dolls!

  63. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:50 am

    Rachel reckons she\’s more like Piglet, so Natalia must be…Tigger!

  64. commander permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:52 am

    oi !!!!

  65. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:56 am

    I think Robin has already taken that position! Lol

  66. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 11:59 am

    I said Tigger…T…i…double gg..rrrrr…not Tigrx. But, my dear, Natalia is so bubbly and bouncy…just like Tigger…!

  67. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:00 pm

    Is Robin\’s tail made out of springs…?!!

  68. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:00 pm

    I really need to get off this pc and go do some housework………………

  69. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:26 pm

    I have been tacking the sleeve into place, and now have a numb bum from sitting on the floor!!

  70. Natalia permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:28 pm

    Hmmm, Looks like the mad Hatters tea party to me. ;o) No Sandi you are wrong, I\’m the smallest of you all so I guess that makes me Roo! ;o) xx

  71. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:37 pm

    …..housework done, row with electric co. for trying to make monthly payment £33 instead of usual £18 per month, row with Social Care co. for not discussing Kaths £207 bill with me yet willing for me to pay it! 3 carrier bags of tomatoes, 4 sweetcorn, 6 cucumbers and handful of spring onions picked from garden. Time for a rest and sit at pc again..darn it, forgot to make a cuppa! I\’ll make a trayful shall I?!

  72. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:48 pm

    Yes please!Right I\’m off to walk the dog, back shortly..

  73. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:50 pm

    Great idea! Level sugar for me, and just show it the milk…!

  74. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 1:01 pm

    Kath is not going home today afterall. I am torn now…..I have work tomorrow, I shall be up at 3am, I really cannot take the day off but if she goes home she will be alone and I have not stocked her fridge/larder up yet. Do I do it today and risk it rotting if she is in another week or more, or hope she comes home tomorrow after I get back at 3pm. Oh I don\’t know.

  75. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 1:27 pm

    I\’d ring the hospital and find out from them the chances of her being let out.

  76. Cornish permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:10 pm

    I wish someone else had made my coffee for me cos I didn\’t do a very good job of it :-(According to the Wii, I\’m 11st 2lb too. I\’m being good and go jogging, ski-ing, ski-jumping, hula-hooping, bubble rafting, penguin feeding and boxing every other morning. Urrrggg, this coffee is evil! Currently standing at 5\’6", (even though I\’m sitting down) and have no idea what my stats are other than BIG. So that naturally makes me Piglet cos I\’m a little piggy . I also have a tendency towards pink which I\’m trying desperately to get over. Now then, I have some ribbon, some fred, some fabric and some very stiff interfacing. How do you magic all that into a bonnet? I feel a panic attack coming on. Shoes! Hells bells, I have no shoes!!!

  77. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:18 pm

    I have just received my bonnet pattern from the Jane Austen centre…I could scan pattern and e-mail \’em to you?

  78. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:19 pm

    I got the Julia pattern, BTW.

  79. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:28 pm

    Can you not wear your pumps you have for the ball? What colour are you going to be in?

  80. Cornish permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:34 pm

    Would it be against copywriting if I just looked at the shapes do you think? I think I can do it but I\’m scared (nothing new there then!) It was the Julia one I liked more than the rest too. Tis simple enough isn\’t it, a circle for the top and a moon sort of shape for the peak. Don\’t suppose you could e-mail me some shoes too? Pretty please? Oh, and some time to do it all while you\’re at it. Some courage would be good too. THAT\’S IT! I\’VE CHANGED MY MIND.Being a typical Leo and a right scaredy cat, I\’m going to be the Lion from that horrid film (hate those monkeys!). He is more like me than anything. I need a bravery award (anybody caught rushing to their computers to print one off will be shot!) Did I put something in that coffee? Perhaps that\’s why it tasted so bad.

  81. Cornish permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:36 pm

    They\’re bright turquoise Eileen and the dress is cream and pink. Kids are home = interrupted and therefore slow typing. Apparently they want food!

  82. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:47 pm

    Am off to work now, so will do it this evening, OK…scanning the brim shapes that is!! TTFN…!

  83. Eileen permalink
    September 14, 2009 4:08 pm

    Don\’t work too hard Sandi.Ah.. I have some pink shoes?

  84. Cornish permalink
    September 14, 2009 6:08 pm

    Thank you Sandi. I\’ll figure something out Eileen, thank you. How about wellies :-). They\’d be good and I bet no one else will be wearing anything like it.Ummmmm. When this page opens up I keep waiting for the gap to be filled in, as if there\’s a missing photo or something. Can someone please tell me I\’m not the only one that\’s nuts and does that.

  85. Sandi permalink
    September 14, 2009 8:11 pm

    Hehehe…I did that on purpose…and even I wait…DOH!! 136th comment, and you\’re the first person to mention it, Rachel!

  86. Cornish permalink
    September 14, 2009 8:21 pm

    So long as I\’m not the only one that\’s nuts around here. Phew! That\’s such a relief 🙂

  87. Curiosity permalink
    September 14, 2009 8:45 pm

    you should try scrolling it down on the mobile phone, takes ages.

  88. simon permalink
    September 15, 2009 1:57 am

    IS there a prize for the 140th comment ?

  89. ROCKET permalink
    September 15, 2009 2:46 am

    Rachel, you aren\’t the only one. Simon\’s pretty far gone as well.

  90. Sandi permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:48 am

    Well, you know what they say…like attracts like…!!

  91. Cornish permalink
    September 15, 2009 11:26 am

    No Simon but there is one for the 142nd comment. What is it Sandi. Gimme gimmie. Ow, that hurt!Pieces all cut out Sandi and the pinned together mock makes me look like something out of Little House on the Prairie (I always loved that programme). About to pluck up the courage to cut the real material now.There\’s also a possible change of plan on the dress. I might go for the fourth one I made as the skirt is fuller so easier for getting about in(I have a long stride and trip up in my favourite one) Trouble is though, it\’s not finished. Knowing me, I\’ll decide at the last minute. Shoe problem is solved, I think. I have a pair of granny boots that I lived in last winter with my jeans. They sort of look the part and are comfy for wearing all day. I need a bag now don\’t I? Or did they use rucksacks back then? Hmmmmm.

  92. Cornish permalink
    September 15, 2009 11:27 am

    Typo, that should read 143rd comment.

  93. Cornish permalink
    September 15, 2009 11:29 am

    Don\’t tell anyone but I\’ve started packing. S\’not too early is it?

  94. Sandi permalink
    September 15, 2009 1:38 pm

    Are you going to turn up, like Lizzie Bennet, ankle deep in mud, then…?Bag? You mean a reticule…I have got to run one up to put my fan, phone and bits and pieces in…have got plenty of this satin left…and some rbbon to match my bonnet…and what about a tassel…?

  95. Cornish permalink
    September 15, 2009 2:49 pm

    Didn\’t you know that back then the ladies had these things called Retirucksacks? Very handy for stashing digital cameras, computers, cars, pianos. Oh, did I forget to say I was bringing my piano Natalia? Can\’t leave home without it 🙂

  96. Eileen permalink
    September 15, 2009 5:47 pm

    It all sounds like you\’re all going to look wonderful.. I\’m going to feel out of place in my normal clothes :o(

  97. Sandi permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:00 pm

    Natalia will be in her normal clothes, too, Eileen…long leather coat, thigh-high boots and whip!!

  98. Sandi permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:07 pm

    OK, Rachel…I shall have to post the Promenade video again, won\’t I…? Pay attention to the lady in the white nighty with the parasol…is that a rucksack…?!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPQiPa-Bw0&feature=related

  99. Cornish permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:34 pm

    No, but the woman about half way through with another white nighty dress has a dirty great big blue reti-rucksack (reckon she had a tent in that one!)Aren\’t we going to be a right sight on the bus? Natalia in her leathers and me in frock and bonnet. Ooo-er missus. I wonder if we\’ll see any policemen.

  100. Sandi permalink
    September 16, 2009 12:28 am

    That\’s the woman I meant…there were also a couple of ladies with what looked like camera bags (probably just their everyday organiser bags with everything but the kitchen sink!) The men with their big bags were the musicians (for those who didn\’t know.) There is one lass in a white nighty-dress who is carrying no accessories, and with her hair loose…was that a mad look in her eye…?!! (Who let Mrs Rochester out…?!!!)I shall go on the train in my costume, but will change into my jeans afterwards, so Robert can make himself useful by carrying my bag for me…bless him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: