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A Million Things

… a good place to start …ย  am updating this on 13th February 2012

1. I am turning 30 next year 35 this year *shudder*
2. I am always on a diet but never losing any weighthave just joined SW last week and so far lost 6lbs!

3. I’ve just had my second baby in 2 years – scarily this is still true
4. I have two girls, Rowan is 2 and Ella was born in August… August 2006. Kit born July 2010 and Nina born in November 2011.
5. I am short tempered but fair minded and non-judgmental.
6. I am easy to annoy but hard to anger.
7. I am a juvenile when it comes to domestic arguments but mostly because I can only ever think of the funny and/or witty/intelligent/cutting/smart things to say after the argument has finished so I resort to humphing/door slamming and exhaling a lot. I no longer slam doors – too many babies around.
8. I can bear the most ridiculous of grudges for an extraordinary amount of time with people I don’t really care about anyway – but forgive incredibly quickly as long as I get a well placed hug and an apology from the people closest to me.
9. The most hurtful comments have stayed with me a lifetime.
10. The best compliments *are* hardest to believe.
11. We don’t own any pets mostly because I can’t bear the thought of having to clean up anybody else’s poo – I do enough of that already. Same!
12. I can’t often think of anywhere I’d rather be than at home.
13. I’m a flickr geek. Not really so much anymore – death of laptop and stupid new phone that uploads incredibly slowly stymied this love!
14. I’m ridiculously competitive without any real talent at anything.
15. I am totally capable of completely unjustifiable snappiness but am always instantly remorseful even if I don’t want to apologise.
16. I’m always the first to apologise.
17. I’m often suspicious without any real cause.
18. I love to read but never seem to have the time.
19. George Bush makes me wanna cry. Still although not so relevant anymore!
20. Tony Blair makes me wanna laugh. Chuckle maybe…
21. My husband to be ‘Big Nut’ is the best cook in the world. I am creeping up on him now…
22. He’s the only person that really makes me laugh out loud till I have to cross my legs ๐Ÿ˜†
23. I’d do anything for my family.
24. I love chocolate.
25. I love anything savoury more and if I had to choose between the two I’d never eat chocolate again. Not so sure this is true anymore – you do well to prise the Pringles and the Maltesers from my cold dead hand…
26. I love going to the cinema or out for a meal with BN and reminiscing about when we were childless.
27. I really love going to one pub and sitting there for the evening in a nice comfortable chair without having to move from one pub to another in order to stand in a new pub when I could have been sitting down somewhere else. I really don’t understand why ppl have the need to do this relentlessly on a night out. I’d rather be warm. And seated.
28. I can be really grumpy.
29. I can be a shocking speller but I have a complusion to try really complicated words anyway.
30. I rarely have a complete understanding of the really long words I use .. well that’s not true .. I often have an incomplete understanding but have enough of an idea to try them out anyway .. you’ll never see this though cos I’ll always ask BN first ๐Ÿ™‚
31. I’ll generally always answer a direct question with total honesty.
32. I generally always get asked ‘is that your real name?’, ‘where does it come from?’ and ‘how do you spell it?’ whenever I introduce myself but not always in that order.
33. The answers are yes, greece and/or Ireland and/or Australia and g-r-e-e-r in that order and always followed by ‘no, I’m not Greek nor am I related to any Greek people not that there’s anything wrong with Greece or Greek people in the slightest. Replace Greece/Greek with Australia/Australian.
34. I am half Irish half English.
35. I am a Cancer starsign – not sure I really believe in that though – although being a Cancer means you get to be called homely, reliable, loyal, thoughtful etc etc. – I may have to reconsider my position on this if I ever get very lonely and/or depressed..
36. I am not tidy. I’m quite tidy now actually – I clean every day whilst at home with new babies … and I find myself scarily relaxed in a clean and tidy room… or perhaps more scary – scarily unrelaxed in a dirty, untidy room…
37. I am clean – personally and domestically ๐Ÿ˜›
38. I am the manager of an office and required to be grown up for at least 80% of most days.
39. I am not grown up in the slightest.
40. I jabber and babble relentlessly unless I’m told to be quiet.
41. I find it hard to share.
42. I am bossy but well meaning.
43. I love to be right.
44. I love my friends and my family.
45. I’d love to be thin but I love food equally if not more and invariably the stuff that I love is the stuff you really shouldn’t eat if you’ve put on 4st in 2 years – curse the babies ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  Still the same! Although this time it’s over 5 stone!
46. I love lists.
47. I love to appear organised but deep down I’m not sure that I really am.
48. I love to clean when I’m angry. It really helps me to reorganise my thoughts and always gets me time alone seeing as no-one else in my house loves to clean (or is capable or allowed to) seeing as only one of the other people *in* my house is over 2 7ย years old.
49. I have unresolved anger issues from my childhood. Not sure that I do anymore – it all seems a bit pointless and long ago to be cross about. More important things in life.
50. I love the weather just as it’s getting warm.
51. I say I hate snow but actually I only hate snowy weather because I’m always the first to fall over and it’s embarrassing.
52. I am truly in love.
53. I love the way my daughter loves me – she looks at me like I’m the best thing in the world and that’s pretty priceless. Add three more adorable babies to this ๐Ÿ™‚
54. I am always honest but try never to be tactless.
55. I hate arguing with BN.
56. I hate people that say always and never. Note to self.
57. Pet peeve – people that tut me when I have the pushchair and can’t walk at 100mph with 3st of children on 3wheels….. *and* think they have a given right to barge in front of said pushchair with children on for example road/level crossings and don’t understand why I’ll bash them in the ankles right back if I want my kids out of the way of oncoming traffic/train. I don’t care anymore – I just yell EXCUSE MEEEE!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
58. I can’t help but notice people that don’t look at my children with adoration ๐Ÿ˜€
59. I get irritated when pedestrians who feel the need to coo and chuckle at my sleeping children then touch them and wake them up when they need to be asleep. DO NOT TOUCH MY CHILDREN STRANGER!!!! Same!!
60. hate – people that wave charity boxes at me in the street and don’t respect my right not to want to give. FTI I have direct debits to all the charities I want to support but why should I have to justify that to them? I shouldn’t. But I feel the need to when I don’t want to give them money.
61. Love Christmas decorations. Love Christmas and love the Christmas spirit.
62. Love making ppl feel good about themselves.
63. I only lie when necessary.
64. I love reading gossip but I never stir trouble.
65. I’m a good listener.
66. I’m a hopeless babbler – in fact I think I may have said that already ๐Ÿ™„
67. I’m the person that always gets told the secrets.
68. I’m a ppl pleaser often at my own expense. I’m just happy if everyone I care about is happy. I saw this TV interview with Terri Hatcher about her book Burnt Toast or something but she explained it like this.. mothers always take the burnt toast.. if they’re making everyone breakfast and there’s 20 slices of perfect toast and 3 of them are burnt, the mother will always take those slices to make sure that everyone else has got the best ones. In life her mother always took the burnt toast out of everything. She tries to take less burnt toast and hopes her daughter doesn’t have to take any at all. I take plenty of burnt toast but not to say that I’m not happy. I’m happy taking the burnt toast *because* I’m a ppl pleaser. Knowing that noone else has got it *makes* me happy.
69. I don’t actually eat burnt toast. Or toast that’s gone to cold to melt the butter. Weirdly – of all the bizarre things?? This has changed! I now love toast that has gone cold with marg on it that hasn’t melted… how fucking odd is that?!?
70. If I’m truly angry, I’ll probably never let it go.
71. I do wonder if that will be my undoing altho I’m making myself sound angry and I’m really not..


You Are 38% Angry

You’re occasionally angry, but it’s really not an issue.
While you may give in to your temper once and a while, you’re pretty mellow.
And as long as your anger doesn’t effect your relationships, then it’s probably in check.
You know that anger is a bad habit – and you don’t engage in it often.

How Angry Are You?

72. It makes me snappy if somone asks me if I’m snappy or when people snap at me and then say ‘nothing ๐Ÿ˜€ ‘ when you ask them what’s wrong even though something clearly is!! You know who you are ๐Ÿ˜‰
73. You know what – this brings me on to my biggest pet peeve of all – when people make a comment or a little snip at you but then don’t have the guts to follow it through with the explanation because they know it’ll lead to an argument – so they just leave you wondering what’s wrong or why you’ve upset them and how. It can ruin your day. And you know what – this is my biggest peeve because I’m pretty sure I do this all the time ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
74. I love being so connected to Big Nut that we can start sentences and never have to finish them because we just know… we have, since this post, actually got to the point where something will come on TV and we’ll just look at each other both go to talk and then just know that we are going to say the same thing and stop. Funny.
75. I love being that cute couple that all my friends think are ‘just lovely together’
76. I hate q’s at the post office/supermarket/sandwich shop/bank/cash machine ๐Ÿ‘ฟ where everyone in front of you is having a day where there’s just-one-more-thing and you’re having a day when you couldn’t give a shit about anyone else and you just wanna go home ๐Ÿ˜ณ
77. I don’t understand people who wake up in bad moods for no reason. I may sound like I hate a lot ๐Ÿ˜ณ but I always wake up happy – never wake up in a bad mood.. something has to put me there.
78. I love a good debate and I’m confused by people who can’t debate without getting upset if they can’t convert people to their way of thinking. I get quite heated when I debate and it’s hard to debate if you’re not allowed to get heated for fear of offending.
79. I often open mouth without engaging brain first.
80. I have lots of friends. This is not so true anymore. I have less friends. But the friends I have are really real friends. About 6 people that I would do anything for.
81. I haven’t sent any Christmas cards – not because I don’t want to but because I am a hopeless texter.. is this bad? If we all communuicate by email wouldn’t it just be cheaper and less time consuming and better for the environment? Terrible I know –ย  don’t be ashamed to admit you can’t be bothered to keep in touch .. don’t want to keep in touch/ never liked them anyway ..
82. ROFL ๐Ÿ˜† I love smileys – this is true. I hardly ever send a text or an email or write a post without some sort of indication of how I’m feeling – a ‘x’ at the end or a ๐Ÿ™‚ is just plain friendly, that is all – and the world could use more friendly.
83. I appreciate proper use of the words myriad, comprise and plethora..
84. I would like to meet Robert Winston – he is my idol – I love him.
85. I feel bad that it was so easy for me to have babies when I wanted them and I feel desperately sad for those that can’t ever.
86. I sincerely admire people who adopt children – and not in a crappy patronising way. This is still true – some day I would still like to adopt a child.
87. I don’t read enough but I’m going to attempt to do a recommendation of books on here. You will soon find out that I’m not very deep. I like a book to make me laugh. Generally they’re silly short novels aimed at women my age who are settled down with kids and like some escapism every now and then and I’m not ashamed to admit that. The other side of it is that we are so relieved to be happily settled and kidded up that we read about singletons to remind us that we really *are* lucky ๐Ÿ™‚ so… you will be recommended gems by Jane Green and Jennifer Wiener of In her Shoes fame (although her best one is undoubtedly not In her Shoes in fact but the novel about Candice Shapiro in Philly) Good In Bed… maybe I just empathised because I’m chubby ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t think I’ve recommended a book even once and to be honest I think the last book I read was Twilight and the others in January 2010. In fact, I know that’s true. There’s no think about it.
88. My knowledge of world politics/geography/world events is shockingly poor – not for want of trying I hasten to point out but merely because my ability to hold information in my head for longer than a half hour when it involves learning is also shockingly poor – having said that remembering words to songs I listened to when I was 11 – 20 is shockingly good!! ๐Ÿ˜€
89. I love to laugh about anything – big belly laughs when you can’t talk for fear of wetting yourself!
90. I am not afraid to admit I’m wrong or stupid ๐Ÿ™‚
91. It irritates me when people *are* scared/ too stubborn to admit they’re wrong.
92. When I first wrote this – I spelled plethora wrongly ๐Ÿ˜†

93. I have changed and grown since I first wrote this list. I haven’t taken any out because they’re not necessarily untrue but I can see I am a lot less snappy than I use to be.

94. My beautiful nephew, Freddie, died on 13th April 2010 at 11 days old and a lot of the way I think has changed since the day he was born.

95. I try not to take anything for granted.

96. I work very hard at everything I do. If I clean the kitchen, I’ll clean till it’s finished. If I post? I’ll spell check it first and try to catch every mistake. Often I’ll go back and change little bits after it’sย  pubished too. If I am doing anything at all, I try to finish to the best of my ability.

97. I pretty much wash my hair every day although I’m really trying not to!

98. My husband and I sleep with separate duvets!

That is all….

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2006 10:14 pm

    Ah. Well that list proves i know you anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. December 28, 2006 10:53 pm

    does it? where? It just flowed out of me – never knew there was so much to come out ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. December 28, 2006 11:49 pm

    so what are your unresolved anger issues? should you have punched more lightswitches? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. December 28, 2006 11:57 pm

    yes maybe that would have helped ๐Ÿ˜† just the usual – never allowed to do anything – too many arguments over stupid stuff with M&D, too much pressure at school and so on and so forth ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so many incidents in my head that I think opening that floodgate would probably lead to a family feud of some sort!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. December 29, 2006 10:21 am

    Ah. Now, you need some counselling. I spent half my session talking about how my childhood has made me see and judge myself. Bizarre how often the trite is true.

    I’m a changed woman from it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Nutty Mummy permalink
    December 29, 2006 8:53 pm

    well then maybe I should – should G&G’s ears have been burning? Or mine for that matter?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. July 24, 2007 12:02 pm


    you shud have added 8 more things abt you to get to 100..

    well u r husband will have a list of all what u do and no worries for him…

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