T13: My Thoughts From This Week

1. I can’t believe it’s September already, where did the time go?
2. I had no idea dogs/puppies could belch. Fart, yes. Belch? No clue.
3. I thought I would have been happier that Ian started Pre-school again this year, but I found myself moping around on Wednesday while he was gone. He goes Mon, Wed, Fri for 2Ā½ hours – just enough time to get absolutely nothing accomplished.
4. I finally have a pair of contacts in that my eyes like. They’re called aspheric lenses and are great for people (like me) with slight astigmatisms. My eye doc wants $32 a box, so I phoned Costco; they’re a much more pleasant $13.99 a box. Guess where I’ll be going?
5. I’m itching to go back to Scotland. It’s been 5 months since I last saw my family. Let’s not forget it was 5 years previous to that that I was last there, but these few months suddenly feel like a lifetime.
6. I am loving having a 4-year-old but could do without the whining.
7. Why does WordPress remove my two-spaces-after-a-sentence and replace it with one?
8. I’m working towards building my ex-pat empire on bloglines. I love finding new ones, so if you know any out there that you love, send them to me (because you love me).
9. Cameron is getting quite verbose. Listen.
10. I am SO excited BBC America is showing a top prog from Britain – Gavin & Stacey. We saw a few episodes when we were there in March/April and totally loved it. I resigned myself to the fact that I may only get to see it on youtube, but then saw an clip for the first episode a few weeks ago, and scrambled to DVR all episodes before I forgot about it altogether. My little brother said, “it’s everyone’s favourite new show here, just like Father Ted and The Office used to be.” Excellent. I’m already loving it myself, even just after two episodes. It has been nominated for nine awards and won five. It’s on every Tuesday, check it out.
11. There’s nothing quite as cool than to hear the new Pre-school teacher say to you, “I LOVE your son! He’s my favourite [grin], he is so well behaved.” There’s 10 kids in the class and two teachers.
12. The morning frost needs to GO AWAY.
13. Toby (the dog) and I are becoming good friends. He’s totally crate trained, sits when he feels like it, will drop contraband if I approach him. And since today, also obeys the Come! command. Woohoo!


13 responses to “T13: My Thoughts From This Week

  1. 1.Trust me it will go faster as you get older.
    2.Geez..I never knew that.
    3.It’s called withdrawal.
    4. Doctors=ripoff
    5. Oh God. Me too.
    6.You have the whole package.
    7. You like double space?
    8. I’m not even an ex pat and I love finding them also.
    9.Very excited about dada and respectful with mama.
    10.How good is that huh?
    11. Hopefully you hear it through senior year.
    12.Oh no. Not frost. It summer for God sakes.
    13. When you have no one else, Toby will be your “go-to.”

  2. Ok, she’s not an ex-pat, but her blog makes me laugh out loud:


  3. Crate training is great. Start working on the leash!

  4. 7. Why does WordPress remove my two-spaces-after-a-sentence and replace it with one?
    That would be because two spaces after a sentence is antiquated. The original reason for it was because it was the only way on a typewriter that you could accommodate for upper case letters being wider than lower case ones. Usually the fonts on a computer adjust the spacing much better and so only one space is needed. If you put two spaces in between sentences on webpages the second space is usually automatically removed.

    8. Have you met Mom or Mum?

    12. You’ve had frost already? !

  5. anglophilefootballfanatic

    I saw Gavin & Stacey. It’s good.

  6. Wow, that’s a huge difference in contact prices! Wow!

  7. Morning frost, already?! Yikes!

    Isn’t it terrible how quickly time flies while they’re in preschool?

    Four presents more whining? Say it isn’t so šŸ˜¦

  8. Yes on 5 – I haven’t been back to UK in over 3 years – before then it was several times a year. But going back so much made me feel very unsettled – I have been a lot happier since staying put.
    6. Ditto on the 4 yr old.
    10. Was excited to see Gavin and Stacy too as had only heard funny things about it from UK. Very good – still need to watch the 2nd episode

  9. Gavin & Stacey is mint! Loving it!

    I’m hoping to get back to the UK this Christmas. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I was back and I’m really missing it. Listening to radio 1’s chart show as I write this. I find I’m good so long as I get a fix every year, although all the current political garbage in this country has me wondering about moving back.

  10. 1. I know! Time has gone so fast this year. I kind of like it right now though. I like September.
    2. You need to teach the dug to say ‘pardon me’. That’s just rude.
    3. Yep, that’s not much time to do anything. I bet he’s having fun though. Quit moping. I’m home all day, every day. Let’s mope together.
    4. I’m glad your eyes feel better. Don’t let them rip you off. I can make you some for the price of a roll of cling film next time šŸ™‚
    5. Me too. Very itchy. Might even be an allergic reaction.
    6. Yep. Do you say “can you say that in a proper voice?” yet? (two question marks? that was odd.)
    7. Um. I have no idea.
    8. I do love you but have no ex-pat-blog to give you. PS. Is that how you found me? Or did you read my article in the UK expat newspaper?
    9. He’s cute.
    10. Never seen it but I’ll youtube it.
    11. That is cool. I’m sure that’s what my teachers told my parents.
    12. I love morning frost! Doesn’t it remind you of autumn back home? I love it.
    13. Sounds good. I hope it keeps going good.

  11. See, I told you the pup would come around. If I catch Chester in the act he jumps a mile high and gets this, “What?! Me? I didn’t do nothing!” look. It’s hilarious šŸ™‚

  12. 7. i always wondered that too.
    9. precious!

  13. Hello! I see Almost American has already name dropped me, bless, but thought I’d drop by and say a proper hello, like!

    I too was v excited that BBC America finally put G&S on. It’s the funniest thing I’ve watched in ages and better to see it on the TV screen than my far too small computer screen which annoyingly crashes during most You Tube vids. Am hoping they’ll show the follow up to Life On Mars too. Did you watch that? Do you watch Star Stories on that channel too?

    Top tip about lenses. Thanks. Am going to try Costco too.

    I haven’t been back to UK for 2 years. Am now itching to go, but feel like Mumof4 last time I went I just felt so down at having to say goodbye again, it took a few long weeks to get over it. Am much better when family come here. The goodbye isn’t as hard….

    Glad to ‘meet’ some othe rexpats through these comments.

    Ta-ra for now

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