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Monday, 28 February 2011

What Valentine's card?

Valentine's day fell during the birthday bash, and I didn't realise that, until we left home. I thought about it, but thought, 'What the heck, Jay probably hasn't remembered either' - wrong - ouch. The boys had got a valentine's card for each other, Jay had got a valentine's card for me. Jay had forgotten to write in it, (she thinks the one she wrote in was left behind by mistake). I suggested I could write in hers and give it back, but they all vetoed that idea - LoL.

Nails. Jay and I have a problem with cracking and crumbling nails, and I saw an advert for 'Hard as Nails', a varnish that strengthens them. I bought some, and applied it. The advert said shake gently and apply one coat, the bottle said shake well, and apply multiple coats. It was made by Sally Hansen. I'd been wearing the varnish for 24 hours before Jay noticed it, even though I'd told her I was going to try it out.

"It looks like nail varnish", she accused me.

I guess I applied the coats too close together, as a lot of it fell off very quickly. I then decided to do my toe tails, and applied just one coat, and this before the holiday. Jay didn't notice a thing. After two weeks, there wasn't a blemish anywhere, so I've given them another coat. You can buy it in clear, as I did, or pink. I broke a thumb nail last week, so I painted the edges of the nail, and it smooths off all those annoying hooky bits that grab at your nylons. I filed the nail first, but filing doesn't usually get rid of all the imperfections, so I'm pretty pleased with the stuff now.

Acceptance - maybe? it's really tough when a partner gets all antagonistic over one's femininity, (or anything else really), and in fact, any confrontation is hard to cope with, and I feel so much for Helen in that respect. But picture this; we are in Lidl's, and we are looking at ski jumper things. They had blue and lilac, but we had missed the intro date, and so there were very few left. In fact, there was only one in my size, and that was blue.

Jay found them, and was looking through them for my size. She picked up quite a few, but they were the girl versions. I went through them as well, and I remarked, "The only other one's left my size are women's".

"If you want them you'll have to buy them yourself, I'm not buying them for you", Jay said.

We walked away with the blue one, (they are so comfy, I forgive them for being Bob stuff), and I'm thinking that that is as close to an acceptance speech that I have ever heard. Mind you, I'm not going to push my luck - just yet, LoL.


  1. Ski jumper things? Do I need a language translation, Anna? lol What are they? Is there a difference in fit between the men's and women's? And, I take it that Lidi's is a department store?

    Calie xx

  2. Hi Calie.

    Yes Lidl is a supermarket that does non- food lines. 3 days a week they have new stock in, and quite often it is themed. Once the stock is sold, that's it. That week, it was skiing stuff, socks, jackets, trousers, and leggings and these tops to wear under the jackets and trousers. They were like sweat shirts but had long necks that you could fold over, made of soft material, like a fine fleece. The girlie ones were decorated, and looked ever so pretty.

    This week it's underwear and lingerie that has come in, and some bras and panties look so pretty. No chance here then - LoL.

    Hugs Anna xx