Tuesday, 27 May 2008

hang ...


This weekend I was thirty eight. B spent my birthday wiring in the pump to the agahunterrayburn so that we could have hot water AND central heating.

Instead of going out for a meal we spent Saturday evening in the bath, topping up the scalding water with our toes.

As well, we had a huge row with both grandmothers about the mechanics of a christening/naming ceremony for Leo (too complicated and boring to explain) and I have taken two photocopies of my arse and posted one to each of them.

B's mother has ended up phoning MY mother and ranting at her about what an ungrateful bitch I am. They have only met each other twice.

Not a good day.

However, we had a twenty week scan on Sunday and the baby has got all it's required bits in the required places. We don't know what sex it is, because at our hospital you have to pay an extra £50 to find out and we baulked.

Now, I go to bed.

Hang in there for the bee stories.

20 comments:

  1. Heh heh. Kudos for the photocopies. And, I hate to be partisan, but they can f**k off, interfering. It really gets my goat when people think it's their business what I do with my children. Also, Happy Birthday! Also, good news about Baby, glad to hear it, and hooray for hot water!

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  2. Heh heh. Kudos for the photocopies. And, I hate to be partisan, but they can f**k off, interfering. It really gets my goat when people think it's their business what I do with my children. Also, Happy Birthday! Also, good news about Baby, glad to hear it, and hooray for hot water!

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  3. Hey, you're only 38 once. Happy Birthday. Love your response to the meddling Moms. I can't belie they charge extra to find out the sex of the baby! What a racket.

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  4. Hey, you're only 38 once. Happy Birthday. Love your response to the meddling Moms. I can't belie they charge extra to find out the sex of the baby! What a racket.

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  5. Happy belated birthday!

    £50 to find out the sex of your baby. The friggin' radiologist knows what sex the baby is from the scan- he/she doesn't have to do anything special to find out. How ridiculous. Is it an NHS hospital?

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  6. Happy belated birthday!

    £50 to find out the sex of your baby. The friggin' radiologist knows what sex the baby is from the scan- he/she doesn't have to do anything special to find out. How ridiculous. Is it an NHS hospital?

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  7. Happy birthday, Ally. Yes, speaking as a granny, grandmothers should butt out. They're there to agree and help, not make matters more difficult.

    Bad cess to the hospital. That's disgraceful. My children were asked if they wanted to know or not, but there was no question of a charge for something that didn't require any extra trouble to find out.

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  8. Happy birthday, Ally. Yes, speaking as a granny, grandmothers should butt out. They're there to agree and help, not make matters more difficult.

    Bad cess to the hospital. That's disgraceful. My children were asked if they wanted to know or not, but there was no question of a charge for something that didn't require any extra trouble to find out.

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  9. Oh I'm a bad blogging friend, been away too long. I can only well imagine the arguments about the christening! Photocopies are an apt and amusing revenge

    They make you pay to find the sex out? I can imagine why, our hospital made you see a councelor before telling you to ensure there were no "accidental" abortions due to the child's sex from certain immigrant communities. Payment seems an interesting way to stop it.

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  10. Oh I'm a bad blogging friend, been away too long. I can only well imagine the arguments about the christening! Photocopies are an apt and amusing revenge

    They make you pay to find the sex out? I can imagine why, our hospital made you see a councelor before telling you to ensure there were no "accidental" abortions due to the child's sex from certain immigrant communities. Payment seems an interesting way to stop it.

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  11. Oh, and a very happy birthday youngster...

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  12. happy birthday.

    hey Kudos. you've got both M-I-L. Agreeing on something!

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  13. happy birthday.

    hey Kudos. you've got both M-I-L. Agreeing on something!

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  14. Belated birthday wishes to you :-) A hot bath shared with hubby is bliss, but unfortunately a sign of our age (or luck!).

    What a curious way to raise money by charging for information that used to be freely given.

    And you are a braver woman than I sending off photocopies of your backside!!! But desperate times require desperate measures.

    Great news otherwise that baby is all OK.

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  15. Belated birthday wishes to you :-) A hot bath shared with hubby is bliss, but unfortunately a sign of our age (or luck!).

    What a curious way to raise money by charging for information that used to be freely given.

    And you are a braver woman than I sending off photocopies of your backside!!! But desperate times require desperate measures.

    Great news otherwise that baby is all OK.

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  16. Happy belated birthday! This weekend I was also 38. I think we both should demand a recount. ;-)

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  17. Happy Birthday, belatedly. Although I'm sure you don't look any older....

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  18. Happy Birthday, belatedly. Although I'm sure you don't look any older....

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  19. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. Your photcopy story made me laugh out loud. They obviously don't appreciate you! Hanging in for bee story. Flick x

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  20. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. Your photcopy story made me laugh out loud. They obviously don't appreciate you! Hanging in for bee story. Flick x

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