Tuesday, July 29

Just like a baby....

Just like a baby, wind makes me grouchy. No, not the same type of wind!

The type that gets me grumpy is the weather type. It seems to be singing an evil thin song, as it sweeps down from the Mountains, & over the snowfields in the South, to make me shiver & cringe, here on the East Coast of New South Wales.

I will blame if for stagnating my quilting urge. I will blame it for making me sleep late, thereby losing half my day!

Gom & I both slept late. That is not usually my way, & I feel as if I have lost time I needed. Gom says the fact that I slept, must mean I needed the sleep. Hmmn. Perhaps he is right.

He got the vacuum cleaner out, bless his heart, & vacuumed all the floors. The vacuum is one of his toys. He likes to control it, & he recently bought a new 'Turbo' contraption to use on the hose. It seemed very good initially. When I saw him sitting with the pieces, my heart sank, & I thought 'oh well, there goes $60'.

When I dared mention that, I got snapped at, told he didn't pay $60 yes, he did, but I can't be bothered proving it!. It turned out the hose pipe was blocked, & after he reassembled the Turbo, & unblocked the pipe, the thing was sucking like crazy, & he was delighted with his toy again, & very proud of the 'repair'.

Well... if it keeps him happy, who am I to groan. He saves my back a lot of pain, by taking over the vacuuming, & that is one thing I am happy to let him control.

We went to visit our Granddaughter yesterday. She is looking a lot better now her Chicken Pox spots are beginning to fade. She has carefully avoided scratching her face, as she didnt want any scars. When her mother was little she clawed a great hole in her forehead, which did leave a scar & it has only just seemed to disappear.

I took my daughter's quilt, but she was not home, so I will have to get a photo of it another time. She later rang me to tell me how much she loves it, so it has a good home. I told her that Honey had test driven it, & given it the stamp- er- paw of approval!

I have been blog jogging this morning, & when I went to Lindi's blog, I discovered she has a Giveaway on there, of some patterns. Just what I need to freshen up my jaded talent!

Here is Lindi's link. http://lindijanej.blogspot.com/ Please go visit her, & leave her a comment, who knows you might win her prize.
She also has a list of some other giveaways. You have to be in to win!

What ever happened to all those colourful things people used to say?
Those almost-curses. The ones you could say in front of your Grandmother. Or even some of the ones you wouldn't say in front of your Grandmother.

"Hell's Teeth"
"By the Cringe" (this one was taught to me by a Scotsman, & I don't think it really has any meaning, but it sounded wonderful in his rich accent!)
"By Crikey"
"Bugger bugger bum" Not for my Grandmother's ears! She got upset if we said Hell or Damn!
"You give me the screaming Mimi's" Not really sure what mimi's are but could hazard a guess...

Some of my favourites are calling someone "clown features". I caught Gom calling another driver that name & I burst out laughing. He grinned & said he has lived with me too long! Harmless really, but nevertheless, a favourite with me.

My Granddaughter, when quite small, invented one insult we now use,
"You Scungey Baghead" We have no idea where she learnt that & it cracked us all up!

Off to rug up against the blasted wind.

Randy Crawford, Almaz


Tanya Brown said...

I adore "almost-curses". They're so much more colorful and inventive than the real thing, although some of them darned near sound the same.

What a wonderful thing it is that GOM can still make you burst out in laughter 42 years on.

Jeanette said...

Gday Meggie, Ohh I know the feeling the icy winds of the snow capped mountians. im about 1.1/2 hr away from Mt Bulla, Oh boy do those Icy winds bite into your face and body.. Yayyyyy Gom does the vacumminhg save your back... love the quilts below..

Anonymous said...

Snap, almost. I did weather post today, too.

The Sagittarian said...

My Aunty used to say "strewth"...I think that is as colourful I dare get on someone elses blog!! :-)

Kellie said...

My best one is hipster dufus (who knows if the spelling is right or not??) - this one is from Seinfeld.
I also hate the wind! Thank you for your understanding regarding my week of hiding :)

Kitty said...

The insults the kids come home from school with are brilliant. So glad your granddaughter is feeling better. x

Anonymous said...

Love the curses you mentioned. I always used to say, 'Hell's Teeth' but haven't even thought of it in years. Thanks for the reminder of that. Your screaming mimi's, mine is screaming ab dabs. I used that sometimes too. 'Bloody Nora' is my long time favourite and still in use almost daily in this house.

Ian Lidster said...

Strong wind is my least favorite weather condition. It makes me feel insecure and rattled. I especially detest it at night.

Ragged Roses said...

Hope the wind calms down for you Meggie. Glad to hear your granddaughter's on the mend. Lovely to read those 'curses"

smilnsigh said...

This is an "Off Topic Comment" but...I seem to have lost my knack for posting/commenting in 'Blog Land,' for a while. All I do lately, is put up a few photos, here and there. I didn't plan on it... It just happened.

And since I don't want anyone to think I got *uppity* or anything, :-) I'm leaving this comment, to explain my absence.

I'm sure to be back in not too long. Can't keep a "Chatty Person" quiet, for too long. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Pauline said...

Almost hate to admit on here that I love the wind in all its guises.

My favorite almost-swear is "curses and swears and dirty four letter words" followed closely by "well, you can just go to grass," a comment my 100+ year old friend says often.

Rosie said...

cabbage breath

quiltmom said...

Hi Meggie,
I love the almost curses - in some ways they are more effective than the expletives that you hear frequently now. My gran would say something made her "PLUM Mad when she was annoyed. You got the message that she was plenty upset. My son when he was little said OH dots instead of the more savory words.. Dots was a great word!!
Glad to hear your grand daughter is on the mend...

ancient one said...

We could use some of your strong cold winds this week...hot and muggy here..

Can't think of any near-curses right now.. but I'm sure I have them..

Good for GOM! Glad he likes to vacuum.. After my SIL was sick and her husband had to do the vacuuming, he went out and bought a lighter vacuum cleaner. That is not an easy job.

Strider said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by by blog. I appreciate it. As for wind.....I despise it! I wrote a blog on it a couple of months ago. I was trying to seed a lawn.....oh well. Loved your "sayings" - really cracked me up! Take care and remember.....winter is loosing it's grip where you live....and it will be fall here before long! We are in the "dog days" of summer now!!!!!

Linds said...

Hell's teeth is one I remember - and I am sure there are many more. You are right - I don't hear them any more! "Crikey", "strewth".