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Virgin365: day two hundred and sixty-three…Marmite Thumb


365 ONE: day 251…Gift Planner-A-Header

Day 251: September 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Den Antexo” by Goin Through

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Face Twitches”

Anything to Note =

I don’t have time to blog much as I left it too late tonight as had a busy day – had a lovely lunch with my friends, who gave me some wonderful baby gifts – thank you guys…you shouldn’t have!!! Then my dad arrived so was spending some time with him πŸ™‚

We didn’t get to be with my dad for his birthday so we had a mini birthday celebration tonight and just gave him his presents – small things – but a couple of them I had for him for his Christmas presents and sadly we could not be together so I’ve had them for almost a year!

I’m the kind of person that has a “present box” under the bed (no looking anyone!!) and if I see something that is perfect for someone I will buy it no matter what time of year and store it away for their birthday or Christmas…depending of course if I have the funds on me at the time I see the perfect gift…and if not, I try and remember to write it down….yup, I’m a geek πŸ™‚

But it comes in handy, like my mum’s birthday is coming up in October, and I have some Christmas presents I had for her too in that box, so that makes up half of them already πŸ™‚

Only thing is I have to remember to look in the box! As a couple of times I have bought presents and then a few months later looked in the box and already had enough presents! Oh well, then I have to save them for the next event πŸ™‚

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It’s a day of traveling today…my dad arrives and Stuart right now is on his way to the airport!!! Crazy times!!!!

All soooooooo close to the doom day haha….and by that I mean the due date….which is only one week away!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Anyway, have a safe flight POOKIE!!!! I will see you in the morning πŸ™‚


365 ONE: day 234…Happy Birthday Daddy!

Day 234: August 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Honey Pie” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Photos of Dad”

Anything to Note =

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful amazing dad!!

It is his birthday and me and my mum are in the UK and he is in Greece….which in the history of my life has never happened before. I have spent every single birthday with my father, and always made an effort to be where ever he is in the world, by his side to celebrate.

But today.

I tried so hard to find him a flight over but I failed.

I searched for days and nothing. Everything was sold out or outrageous in price! And I mean outrageous!!! Like thousands of pounds or euros – I mean even if you had lots of money it’s still not justifiable to spend such an outrageous amount of money to go just within Europe…these prices are equivalent to flying to America from Greece, or even to Australia and beyond!

This must be a combination of fuel prices, cutting back on the number of planes they have out there, that it’s August still, that the Paralympics start tonight, that people booked holidays after the Olympics ended, and pure poop against the less financially able, like us!!

Poop I say, again!!

So it’s just a little sad today as we can’t be together, and I, the travel agent in the family could not make it happen, so I feel guilty 😦

And it’s just sad as it centers around our financial crisis my family is going through and what life used to be about – just jump on a plane and go, anything for family – and now – when every penny needs to be watched or taken into consideration or justified…and I have always hated money and been money conscious but for my parents this downhill has really hurt them. And they are still just so generous and wanting to give us, give me, everything…and since I can’t fly I know my dad wanted to be here for me, with me, to give me that, and…could not.

Ugh.

I need to seriously play the lottery because I owe him the world. I hate money so much but life cannot function without it and I just wish I had it for my parents, not me. I am the eternal bargain hunter πŸ™‚ And they come first in my eyes.

I’m sorry daddy.

Happy Birthday Loon (that is our nickname for each other, between me and my dad, which I know sounds funny and weird haha, but its Loon or Loonie, or Loonaki – Greek variations of that word!!)

I have no idea how and when that came about actually haha!! But it has nothing to do with the literal English translation of a crazy person or a bird haha! Just special nicknames for each other πŸ™‚

Can you tell I am the ultimate daddy’s little girl???!!!!

My dad wants to come over for the birth of the little schmonkie so I will just have to organize a birthday celebration for my dad then…and get him some big presents to make up for him not being here with us today πŸ™‚

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365 ONE: day 232…Tedious

Day 232: August 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ksexase To” by CReal

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Keep Calm and Drink Tequila”

Anything to Note =

Tedious day.

Seriously tedious day.

Ugh.

I was up early after a restless usual no sleep night – partly I am sure to the fact that my mum and I watched The Thaw horror film late last night about a parasite that crawls into your skin – just thinking about it again gives me the shivers!! I went through bedbugs and so naturally anything about small creatures crawling over you is not the greatest way to make me feel relaxed. How could it to anyone!

Anyway, we had a workman come over early so was up early and had to be out of my room so I literally spent the whole day upstairs at the desk where I can get Internet….doing tedious things….dealing with tedious things! Literally – I was there from 10am sitting at that desk until close to 7pm!

First I spent hours looking for a flight for my dad to come over to London. It’s his birthday in two days so we’ve been searching for a flight over tomorrow for the week so we could be together and there was simply nothing! I mean, I would not give up as I really thought there had to be a way – I searched air miles, all airlines, cheap websites, combinations of planes…the only flights I could find that we’re not sold out were outrageous in price! So now we’re all disappointed. I can hear it in my dad’s voice too. I’ve never spent a birthday away from him. And I know he will be over for when the schmonkie is here and that’s not far away, but it’s just sad.

Then I had to move on to figuring out Stuart’s flight to come over for when Fashion finishes. So more searching and irritation at how expensive things are. I was however able to figure out a way to pay out less by using some of my mum’s air miles. Annoyingly I discovered that my mum’s United air miles had expired and she had lost a lot – enough for two trips to USA and back – and this happened in March when my parents were sick and of course pre-occupied and nobody checked. But there was an option for reinstatement for money so to do so and use air miles brings the price down for Stuart. A little more successful, or we’ll see, but again was not ideal.

Then had to deal with mortgage emails and a lack of understanding and miscommunication with back and forth of emails that were driving me crazy! They kept saying they didn’t have attachments when they did and not understanding what I was talking about, and all of this is from my blackberry as my work email is on there. I was trying to take care of things to keep Stuart from having to deal with it as he was busy at work today, but my blood started to boil….I was already stressed from the day so far and I just couldn’t deal with re-explaining again and again, using different tactics. I had to give up and asked Stuart to just re-send what we had sent over ten days ago on his lunch break.

I knew I needed to get out and away from the desk and soon.

Instead I tried to do as much as I could as I was already at the desk. I have to swap over planners as my current one ends in three days and I have been putting it off! I have to copy by hand all my notes and all that into the new planner – yup, I still believe in hand written planners versus on my blackberry. I fear for everything being wiped! And actually something happened to my blackberry a few weeks ago and all my photos were wiped! Which was horrible!! So I now have less faith in the technological planner than ever! But copying everything is….

Tedious.

Anyway, it got to 7pm and I just couldn’t do anymore. I needed to get up and out and some fresh air…to breathe out the stress of today.

Out for a walk around the park!!

What a day. A tedious one.

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365 ONE: day 221…BIZARRE DREAM!!!!!

Day 221: August 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Feeling So Real” by Moby

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Daddy Long Legs”

Anything to Note =

The little schmonkie is constantly on my bladder!!!

So that doesn’t help the fact that I need to thus constantly pee!! It’s like I can never empty my bladder – I know it sounds maybe like too much information – but it’s always what I like to call “small pees”…I’ve become the “small pee girl!” Thus meaning I never empty my bladder obviously so constantly going annoyingly!!

This is evident in the night with how many times I get up to pee! So that doesn’t aid my lack of sleep 😦

And as a result of that I am still not going into deep sleep so am having bizarre dreams.

And I mean BIZARRE!!

Last night I had BIZARRE dreams…I mean, I always do, and I can never remember them all when I go to write them down later on, only that I have that bizarre feeling about them as I know they were BIZARRE!!

But last night, not only did I have the usual I’m-not-pregnant-and-then-I-wake-to-a-real-belly dream…which always throws me!! But I had a really really REALLY BIZARRE dream that I remember….

It was about my dad being gay!! Haha!!

That he just came out, or somehow we had just found out, or I knew, and I snuck into the room to witness his first kiss and other stuff with a guy I know at a party we were having!!!

And then after, I walked outside to the garden, where everyone had gone, and everyone knew what had just happened as just me, my dad, and this other guy had disappeared, and it was awkward.

And my mum was so embarrassed and hurt and upset and I had to give her a long hug.

And no one could look my dad in the eye when he came outside!

It was BIZARRE and too graphic also!!

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I don’t want to see that again thank you very much!!

Please let me sleep! Or not remember in the future if the dreams are going to be like that!!!


365 ONE: day 215….Supermarket Field Trips

Day 215: August 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Carrying Grocery Shopping

Dance of the Day was = “Turn Up The Radio” by Madonna

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Dad’s Boxes”

Anything to Note =

Leaving for London tomorrow so today was a day of running around. My mum is coming with me tomorrow, even though the house is nowhere near complete, but we’ve worked hard to do a lot so she can come with me tomorrow, and then she will probably have to come back and forth, I don’t know. There is time since my due date is September 22nd, but I’m not sure what her schedule will be. We’ll see.

But my dad has to stay in Greece sadly, for now, so I was assigned the grocery shopping list to get supplies for him and the house for when we are gone.

Which I thought would be easy….I was wrong!!

I went to one supermarket and picked up what had to picked up there. Took me a while, but found everything in the end. Then went to another supermarket for the rest of the list, but annoyingly they didn’t have everything, which I searched and searched for!!! I guess it’s Friday and also August so people are away for the weekend and for holidays, so they just have not stocked up with a lot.

Ugh.

So back to another supermarket. If only I knew that those items would not be available at the second supermarket….but I guess there was no way to know.

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Anyway, in the end I got everything but it took way longer and way more effort on my poor cut up swollen feet!

So what better way to reward myself after all the grocery trips….with a SOUVLAKI!!!! My dad brought back souvlakis on his way home as the last one before I leave πŸ™‚ And he also got desserts too!!! Now I can’t breathe I’m so full, but sooooo worth it!!

Perhaps the baby name we should be considering is Souvlaki!! Haha!!