Tuesday, 7 November 2006

and so the world turns ...

And to add insult to injury I have spoken to B twice this morning on the phone without remembering that today is his birthday.

It is official. I am a shit wife.

Question for the ladies here - is anyone else actually looking forward to the menopause? I *loathe* turning in to a virago who can't find her arse with both hands for one week a month.

Bollocks.

*retreats, to drink tea and attempt to become better person*

25 comments:

  1. I am sure that B will forgive you your momentary relapse reference his birthday. From a mere male perspective i am not sure that menopause is any better than monthly ragings. Luscious suffering with hot flushes, sweats and is not at all comfortable!! Not much i can do but give support and hand over dry towels!

    Hope chickens ok/ am trying to set up a freecycle group down here in France..oh joys...

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  2. I am sure that B will forgive you your momentary relapse reference his birthday. From a mere male perspective i am not sure that menopause is any better than monthly ragings. Luscious suffering with hot flushes, sweats and is not at all comfortable!! Not much i can do but give support and hand over dry towels!

    Hope chickens ok/ am trying to set up a freecycle group down here in France..oh joys...

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  3. Never fear. I've had my birthday forgot, and frankly, it doesn't bother me much. Make it up with a bang up meal and a bottle of wine and if forgiveness is required it will come.

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  4. Never fear. I've had my birthday forgot, and frankly, it doesn't bother me much. Make it up with a bang up meal and a bottle of wine and if forgiveness is required it will come.

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  5. I once heard someone saying on Woman's Hour that post menopausal women are more orgasmic. I don't really understand what it means but it sounds good, doesn't it? What's that? Too much Thirtysomething again? Sigh. OK, I'll grit my teeth and watch Spooks and Torchwood tonight instead.
    (Bad CAPTCHA today - zojudmp. They've even got Poles working at the Samaritans now)

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  6. I once heard someone saying on Woman's Hour that post menopausal women are more orgasmic. I don't really understand what it means but it sounds good, doesn't it? What's that? Too much Thirtysomething again? Sigh. OK, I'll grit my teeth and watch Spooks and Torchwood tonight instead.
    (Bad CAPTCHA today - zojudmp. They've even got Poles working at the Samaritans now)

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  7. I've been looking forward to menopause for years. What are a few hotflashes compared to debilitating cramps?

    I am horrible about remembering birthdays regardles of the time of month. In fact, I nearly forgot that my best friend's birthday is tomorrow, even though I've been telling myself for the last week that I have to remember it! So, thank you!

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  8. I've been looking forward to menopause for years. What are a few hotflashes compared to debilitating cramps?

    I am horrible about remembering birthdays regardles of the time of month. In fact, I nearly forgot that my best friend's birthday is tomorrow, even though I've been telling myself for the last week that I have to remember it! So, thank you!

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  9. I don't have as much trouble with That Time of the Month ever since I got an IUD, but I definitely look forward to menopause as a time when I no longer have to invest once per decade in the freaky little devices, which are horrifically expensive and not covered by my insurance.

    Have I over-shared? Oh, dear. Election day makes me ranty.

    I echo The Boy's sentiment...a nice dinner will mend all. :-)

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  10. I don't have as much trouble with That Time of the Month ever since I got an IUD, but I definitely look forward to menopause as a time when I no longer have to invest once per decade in the freaky little devices, which are horrifically expensive and not covered by my insurance.

    Have I over-shared? Oh, dear. Election day makes me ranty.

    I echo The Boy's sentiment...a nice dinner will mend all. :-)

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  11. Caerulia forgot my birthday five days into our marriage. It happens, but 12 years later, I'm still reminding her of it *smirk*

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  12. Caerulia forgot my birthday five days into our marriage. It happens, but 12 years later, I'm still reminding her of it *smirk*

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  13. Whoops! Tell him you only forgot his birthday because he never looks any older. You can get away with anything with a man if you massage his ego a little. Sad creatures that we are!

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  14. Well, I am going to combine all the helpful suggestions and plan an evening involving dinner, wine and massaging his, er, ego. Hopefully I'll be forgiven :).

    ditdotdat - How was Torchwood? ;)

    Aurelius - Did she use the 'I was so overwhelmed by the joy of being married that it completely slipped my mind' defence?

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  15. Well, I am going to combine all the helpful suggestions and plan an evening involving dinner, wine and massaging his, er, ego. Hopefully I'll be forgiven :).

    ditdotdat - How was Torchwood? ;)

    Aurelius - Did she use the 'I was so overwhelmed by the joy of being married that it completely slipped my mind' defence?

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  16. Personally, I haven't liked having birthdays since I was 10, so it's fine with me if people forget. But yeah, it's pretty easy to make things up to men *smirk*

    I was going to say that you really don't want menopause to come along, but then I realized that my situation,having had a partial hysterectomy a long time ago, meant that I went from TOTAL freedom to hot flashes, sleeplessness, irritability, etc. I had forgotten what the cramps and bloating were like. I know that's TMI, and I'm sorry.

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  17. Personally, I haven't liked having birthdays since I was 10, so it's fine with me if people forget. But yeah, it's pretty easy to make things up to men *smirk*

    I was going to say that you really don't want menopause to come along, but then I realized that my situation,having had a partial hysterectomy a long time ago, meant that I went from TOTAL freedom to hot flashes, sleeplessness, irritability, etc. I had forgotten what the cramps and bloating were like. I know that's TMI, and I'm sorry.

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  18. For the past week I have been the hormonal B*tch from hell and today and I am in full swing headache and hot water bottle on the tummy mode.

    I would buy the menopause off ebay if I could!!

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  19. For the past week I have been the hormonal B*tch from hell and today and I am in full swing headache and hot water bottle on the tummy mode.

    I would buy the menopause off ebay if I could!!

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  20. Oh no. I'm laughing but only because that's totally something I would do. Ouch.

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  21. Oh no. I'm laughing but only because that's totally something I would do. Ouch.

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  22. Whoops! That poor man.

    But re the menopause: I hear ya!

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  23. Whoops! That poor man.

    But re the menopause: I hear ya!

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  24. S'Ok Ally, I forgot our 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday. That makes me a shit wife too, but you know, people like us have ways of making up for that. I'm sure we do. Honest. ;-)
    I did make some outstandingly good butternut squash soup, instead.

    So I take it with the rayburn and the conservatory thingy you're not moving now? Or is this all house-improvement stuff?

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  25. S'Ok Ally, I forgot our 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday. That makes me a shit wife too, but you know, people like us have ways of making up for that. I'm sure we do. Honest. ;-)
    I did make some outstandingly good butternut squash soup, instead.

    So I take it with the rayburn and the conservatory thingy you're not moving now? Or is this all house-improvement stuff?

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