An Official Announcement

30 Aug

Today is a public holiday in Britain; the Laughing Housewife is taking a day off from blogging.  As usual, there are nothing but repeats on television.  In the spirit of the BBC, ITV & Channel 4, The Laughing Housewife’s blog is showing a repeat of a post that aired last year. 

I wouldn’t bother reading it; it’s even duller now than it was then:

I have a busy day ahead. I am doing the music at church this morning. If it goes as well as last time, it will be a fiasco. We have a new cd player only it’s not really a cd player but uses a memory stick. That’s fairly straightforward. It’s the tempo button that tripped me up. You can set the tempo for each song played. It sounds like a good idea and when I played them before the service and sang along in my head, the tempo was spot on each time. However, throw in a congregation – albeit small and composed mostly of old ladies – and the thing takes on a life of its own. At first it was too slow so I speeded it up; then it was too fast so I slowed it a little. Unfortunately, the ladies were still racing along with the fast tempo and they finished singing before we ran out of music. Some of them are also getting deaf and I had it too quiet, too soft, too loud, too blow the roof off. By the time the feedback whistle from one of the mikes started, I was past caring, and sat laughing hysterically in my corner. They must be pretty desperate if they ask me to do it again.

After church I have to come back, clean up, then go to buy some groceries. The Hub bought a couple of boxes of Honey Waffles and came to have some last night…he found enough for half a bowl. I would blame the children but they don’t like them, so I can’t. He knew it was me and if I want to save my marriage I have to replace them today.

I’ll get back in time to not watch the City game. I will be sorting through the crap I want to sell at a boot sale tomorrow. I am going with a friend. Unless it rains, in which case, Freecycle will be getting it all.

After that, it will be time to make dinner, eat dinner, clean up after dinner, and collapse in bed from the exhaustion housework always brings on in me.

A dull post for a dull day; but why should I suffer alone?

6 Responses to “An Official Announcement”

  1. slpmartin August 30, 2010 at 22:22 #

    Oh my…is really time for the reruns to start?… 😉

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  2. flo August 30, 2010 at 22:29 #

    Your blog repeat is loads better than what’s been on TV today (apart from The Nun’s Story!). I enjoyed your story about the music. Tilly, could you not combine this special skill with your cooking skills? Together, they could be used to get rid of the Taliban, Tories, Tracey Beaker…the list is endless. Think about it as a future career choice, you could make a fortune.
    OOh, did you see Cliff with his top off? I know you’re a fan. He could help you out with the music,or better still, the cooking.

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    • tillybud September 1, 2010 at 09:57 #

      Stab me in the heart with my own keyboard, why don’t you? Get rid of the Tories…? Now you make me feel blue.

      Cliff…not bad for an old guy but I couldn’t be doing with the faddy diet.

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  3. rebecca August 31, 2010 at 00:02 #

    It’s a hilarious, far from dull, from what sounds like an incredibly busy day, that probably, can’t be over soon enough.

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  4. vivinfrance August 31, 2010 at 19:17 #

    Thanks for the testcard – whatever happened to that? You never see it nowadays, but I can remember at about the age of 10 sitting in front of my friend’s telly (we didn’t have one then) patiently watching the card for about half an hour, waiting for Huw Weldon, or Rin Tin Tin or Lassie Come Home to start.

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    • tillybud September 1, 2010 at 09:57 #

      The test card went when they introduced 24 hour tv.

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