Happy Thanksgiving

28 Nov

From ahajokes

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but I have had lots of nice news lately so I saved it up for today.

Tory Boy was headhunted

He received a phone call out of the blue from the office of the MP he helped get elected in Lancaster in 2010, offering him a job.

Although he loves working in production, he’s fed up where he’s living because he works peculiar hours and hasn’t had a chance to make friends; and he’s still in lodgings at 23.  As he intends to have a political career at some point, it seems like a good move; particularly as he has lots of friends in Lancaster and knows the area well.  

Of course, the job is only guaranteed for eighteen months, because there’s an election coming up.  If ever there was an incentive to get someone re-elected, it’s having him as your boss.  He was smart to hire TB.

He will be home for a week before starting his new job in mid-December.  That’s the bit I really like.

Spud had his first offer

Of a place at University, from  Birmingham.  He is delighted, although Sheffield is his first choice.

Birmingham is a good university.  The only negative is that he’s afraid he might start speaking with the local accent.  The thought horrifies him.

I found a lump

Which turned out to be another lymph node.

It is ALWAYS better to get these things checked.  You will avoid unnecessary anguish and sleepless nights.

Today is my brother’s birthdayKev & Jabba

Happy birthday, Brother-who-never-reads-my-blog; and congratulations on surviving childhood with me for a sister.

You readers all know me as a good girl; but when we were kids our parents owned a little grocery shop.  Bwnrmb and I slept in one attic and boxes of crisps slept in the other.  Having two years’ seniority, I used to send him to forage for our midnight feasts…and I never got caught…

I don’t mind saying ‘sorry’ now, because he won’t read my apology (he ranks somewhere in the region of the Hub in my list of people I can offend without a thought).

Sorry for all the spankings you took on my behalf.


Doctor Who

The fiftieth anniversary episode: The Day of the Doctor.

Need I say more?


In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights

My complimentary copy arrived.  I read it.  Powerful, moving, evocative and provocative.

I feel honoured to be included.  

I learned two new words

I love them:

snollygoster   Noun: Slang. a clever, unscrupulous person

borborygmus  Noun: a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines

Perfect descriptions of the uninvited guest on Thanksgiving, don’t you think?


Writing Our Faith

Another book I’m in…and the editor used my piku on the back cover. Shriek!

The Hub

Because he’s a great husband.

But you know the drill…don’t tell him I said so.

eattt fanksgiving

eattt fanksgiving (Photo credit: jelene)


Happy Thanksgiving!


42 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. thehutts November 28, 2013 at 11:33 #

    Great news! I went to school in Brum for 9 years and didn’t pick up the accent but I would go for Sheffield if he gets the chance. Sally


  2. misswhiplash November 28, 2013 at 11:51 #

    two words..I thought the second was wind… not sure about the first..
    Congratulations to TB, maybe one day a new Prime Minister, stranger
    things have happened


  3. misswhiplash November 28, 2013 at 11:55 #

    strange things are happening on laptop today maybe caused by snow on the line… Also congrats to Spud..well done laddy..you will be a credit to your Mum and Dad.Glad you found out about lump..alsways best to face facts…loved the pic of brother particularly the dog.
    Got any idea why my wordpress won,t put my photos on and also will not publish..you are a lady well expert in these matters so this is why I ask

    Glad you found


  4. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com November 28, 2013 at 12:24 #

    Great post, full of thankfulness.


  5. mairedubhtx November 28, 2013 at 15:39 #

    A lovely post for Thanksgiving.


  6. laurieanichols November 28, 2013 at 16:23 #

    Wonderful news about the boys, I’ll keep my fingers crossed about Sheffield. Having younger siblings is fun, I have some good memories as well. I like the second word, I’ll have to memorize it for when it depicts my hubby. 🙂


  7. vastlycurious.com November 28, 2013 at 16:28 #

    Have a happy and positive day as you always seem to do!


    • The Laughing Housewife November 28, 2013 at 19:25 #

      I wish that were true! I only blog on those days 😀


      • vastlycurious.com November 29, 2013 at 02:03 #

        And thats a good thing too : ) ~


  8. Pseu November 28, 2013 at 18:33 #

    Many positive vibes here!

    Scout is awaiting his offers and has put Brum at top of list. Wouldn’t it be strange if they both went there and met up….
    I too have reservations about the accent – I was born in Brummigen.


    • The Laughing Housewife November 28, 2013 at 19:24 #

      That would be so cool if they met independently of us!

      Hey! Aren’t you supposed to be retreating?


      • Pseu November 28, 2013 at 23:24 #

        Guess who I have met n my writing course…..?
        Can you believe it? !


        • The Laughing Housewife November 28, 2013 at 23:36 #

          You’re kidding!


          • Pseu November 28, 2013 at 23:57 #

            Nope. She’s on the course and brought down the book with the cover I’d just spied on your blog only a few minutes before!


  9. slpmartin November 28, 2013 at 18:45 #

    Well…imagine if he got an offer to attend university in Los Angles… can you imagine him with a valley girl accent.


  10. SchmidleysScribbling November 28, 2013 at 20:32 #

    I hope the guy who hired Tory Boy is a Tory. Dianne


  11. Hattie November 28, 2013 at 21:30 #

    Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this day, from the home of the turkey(s).


  12. Rorybore November 28, 2013 at 21:45 #

    Wow – congrats to Tory Boy! and to yourself on the book inclusions!
    And since the accents all sounded alike to me, I am not sure what Spud is afraid of. I just love listening to it all. And I must say….I am going to start saying Ta-Ra as a farewell because that’s just fun to say.


  13. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 28, 2013 at 22:25 #

    Excellent news all round!
    Well done to Tory Boy – what a great opportunity, and well done to Spud – Birmingham are not free and easy with their offers! I’m sure if he is careful, and practises his own accent every day, he’ll avoid a Brummie one. 😉


  14. Three Well Beings November 30, 2013 at 07:05 #

    Wonderful news on so many fronts! I’m pleased about your sons’ opportunities and delighted to hear about your inclusion in these anthologies. I will be eager to read them, too! And my brother doesn’t read my blog either…but his wife does, so I need to still be careful! LOL!


  15. Grannymar November 30, 2013 at 23:20 #

    Congrats all round. Love to hear all the good news.


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