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Day Ten:  One confession.

When I was five or six, I stole some money out of my mum's purse. 

I don't remember how much it was but I know it was a note rather than coins, but money was always something other people had when I was growing up, so it was a BIG DEAL.  I was in first or second class and I remember I had one of those little hard sided cardboard school cases, secondhand, and my dad had painted it erky poo brown to try and make it not look quite so used.  Although I didn't understand the feelings then, even at that age I resented not having something bright and shiny new like all the other kids, and that somehow translated in my tiny undeveloped brain into dipping into mum's purse. 

Anyway, I took my ill gotten gains and went to the corner shop on the way home from school and spent every last cent on sweeties - I remember there were sherbies and milkos and cobbers and a host of other types of lollies and things that time has forgotten.  The little brown case was literally overflowing with sweetie goodness.  I can remember the glee I felt when I got home from school that day and tippy toed to the garage to gorge on sugar, instead of going straight to the kitchen for lime cordial in my special cup and a peanut butter sandwich cut into eight triangles, that mum would always have ready for me when I got home.

The garage was dark and scary and smelled of dust and old leather (why are smells so evocative?) and I never, ever went in there alone.  Except for this day.  I'd barely opened the hateful case before the door swung open and I can still see the image of my mum's outline in the doorway against the glare of the afternoon sun.  I couldn't see her face, just the black shape of her against the sun.  I remember she was wiping her hands on her apron.

She didn't say a word, just quietly took the case - and its bounty - away from me, held my hand and led me into the house.  I don't remember what punishment I got (probably a smack on the bum that stung for a minute or two and no TV, but that would have been all).  But when she sat me down on the little child sized wicker chair that was mine alone, and gave me my drink and my snack I do remember the tears in her eyes and what she said then.  "Megan, I'm so disappointed in you."  Makes my heart clench in my chest just remembering.

I've never stolen anything since and I think I've probably spent the rest of my life trying not to disappoint her.  I still like eating sweeties, though.

~o0o~

That be the end, friends.  Thanks for reading <3
2bbornot2bb: (Two Bees)

So, I'm totally  out of whack with the days on this meme ('some days life kisses you on the lips' ... and some days it doesn't.  I've had a week of way ups and way downs).  Meh.

On with the show ...

Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
 

                 
 

And the why ... hmmm.  Nup, don't have a thing.  They just do.

~o0o~

Day Ten: One confession


2bbornot2bb: (Two Bees)

The universe continues to conspire against me ... now my desktop PC is having "issues" and my laptop needed major surgery (it's still in recovery).  Posting is a labour of love at the mo.  Sigh.

Anyhoo, better late than never ...

Day Eight: Three turn-ons.


1.    Call me weird, but I've got a thing for men's bare forearms.  Might be something to do with working with 'suits' all my life.

2.    The eyes have it; smouldering, bedroomy eyes, that is.  Looking straight at me.  Hinting, wanting, asking ... er, sorry, forgot where I was for a min.

3.    Laughter

~o0o~

Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession



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Day Seven: Four turn-offs.

1.    Hypertrichosis

2.    Zabernism

3.    Paraprosexia

4.    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia   

~o0o~

Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


2bbornot2bb: (Two Bees)

Well, the best laid plans … went to download the latest ep of Bones, only to get a rather vicious malware from the site I was trying to download from.  Laptop will have to go to hospital and I STILL HAVEN’T SEEN 6 x 10! Guh! 

Okay, on with the meme … special two for the price of one offer – today only!!!

Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.

1.         A large chunk of 1981, and some of 1997. And a few weeks in 2001.

2.         Let my mammogram get so overdue.

3.         Missed my dad’s funeral.

4.         Gone to a bullfight.

5.         Catered my own wedding reception.

6.         Jumped out of that window.


Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).

1.         The man I share my life with.

2.         The woman who is my mother.

3.         The friend who sent me rose scented bedsocks in hospital.

4.         The voice at the other end of the phone.

5.         My lunatic cousin.

~o0o~

Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


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Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.

1.         Is my hair tidy?

2.         I should drink some more water.

3.         How many grams of fat were in that?

4.         Prioritise. Prioritise. Prioritise.

5.         Did I turn the iron off?

6.         Plot revisions.

7.         Wonder what hubby’s doing now?

~o0o~

Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


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Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.

1.         Love animals. Then tell me how gorgeous, well behaved and amazingly unique my pets are.

2.         Make me laugh. Then laugh at my appalling puns, like they’re Eddie-Izzard-funny.

3.         Ask me to sing for you. Then tell me I have the voice of an angel even though I don't.

4.         Bring me chocolate. Then share it with me, but leave me all the caramelly ones.

5.         Read my scribbles. Then tell me how much you like them, and why.

6.         Ignore my faults. Then reveal yours to me so that I can return the favour.

7.         Trust me with your secrets. Then listen quietly while I tell you mine.

8.         Love yourself. Then let me discover how wonderful you are.

~o0o~

Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


2bbornot2bb: (Two Bees)

Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

  1. Sometimes I don’t know when to … shut up, speak up, stand up, sit down or stop.
     
  2. I don’t have any wisdom teeth – they just never formed (although the dentist that told me this also recounted a story about an 82 year old female patient of his who spontaneously “grew” wisdom teeth at that grand old age after an otherwise blamelessly gummy life, so there’s hope for me yet).
     
  3. I’m so used to keeping secrets sometimes I worry that I’ve forgotten how to open up and when I finally do I agonize for ages over whether I’ve said too much.
     
  4. I’m not naturally a redhead. (Or even really a brunette any more, come to think of it.)
     
  5. I sleep in the recovery position and I never, ever let any part of my body hang over the side of the mattress (in case the monsters get me).
     
  6. I actually do treat people the way I’d like to be treated. 
     
  7. I believe that I am a very honest person, but there’s a tiny voice somewhere at the back of my head that softly sniggers whenever I think that.
     
  8. I was the only one in my group at school that didn’t have a nickname, but my Dad used to call me “Mickey Moo”, my BFF calls me “Meggy Muppet” and my husband calls me “Cuddly Scamp Hairy Legs”.
     
  9. I have been known to accept a dare or two that involved me making an arse of myself in public.

~o0o~

Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


2bbornot2bb: (Two Bees)

LJ still make me nervous whenever I post, so to try and loosen up a bit I’m going to do this little meme. Apologies to whoever I swiped it from … I’m afraid I forgot to make a note before I shut my laptop down. Hope you don’t mind :)

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

1.         I’m sending you a box of cherries because I don’t know how to pick things up again between us.

2.         When you and I sing together, we actually make music. How great is that?

3.         Where do you go to in your head? Is it better there? One time, may I come too?

4.         I’m making you a cushion in the shape of a magpie so that you’ll smile again.

5.         Just thinking about spending time with you makes me giggle in anticipation.

6.         I would have made sure you were okay. I should have made sure you were okay.

7.         I came into this with so many preconceptions about you, and you’ve shattered them all. 

8.         Please don’t cry – I know who you are and you still dazzle me.

9.         I wish I’d said yes when you asked me.

10.       Nothing has changed.

~o0o~

Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession


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