Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Monster in the Room

We went to the sales yesterday. Were we crazy? The city was packed with people jostling for bargains. We bought a television!! For the past seven years we have happily watched a bulky, old fashioned box - in no way could it be described as chic, slim and flat-screened. But we haven't noticed or cared that there has been a revolution in the kind of televisions most people watch. A revolution - that's the right word I think.

But now - after one discussion - we have a huge, flat-screened monster which looms scarily in the corner of our room. I ask again. Were we crazy?

And we bought saucepans. I'm very pleased with them - very, very pleased with them. Do I sound 40? I fear I do.

And don't ask about the sinusitis.


Mummy mania said...

well done you - it's great to get a bargain!

Tracey said...

You may sound 40. I know this because I am 40 and just last week I found myself in the store congratulating another woman on her purchase of a vacuum cleaner. It happens.

But wouldn't you rather be that lady than one who congratulates someone on their purchase of an obscenely large tv? :)

While we don't put too much value on those kids of things around here (like you, it seems), there is the occasional pang of desire for flashy electronics and a tv so large the neighbors could watch.


Tracey said...

I meant to say those *kinds* of things. We put much value on the kids.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Yes, a nice set of saucepans can be a thrill, I guess that's a sign of our ages Lol!

Nice big TV, I hate them! We have a 42" hanging on the wall, total eye sore. I used to have a nice cabinet that hid my 24" TV nicely behind doors when I wasn't watching it. Those were the days before I had to share my family room with a man Lol!

Anita said...

I bought my parents a flat screen computer monitor for a Christmas present and they were amazed! I guess they didn't know the revolution was going on either...well, but they do have a flat screen TV. That was a gift from another child last year.

Rebecca S. said...

We got a new tv just a couple of years ago, and now we have noticed, with yet another technological advance, that it cuts some of the writing out on some of the channels. I just can't seem to keep up!

diney said...

Buying new saucepans sounds great - I could do with some and would be equally middle aged about it (oops! I am middle aged!!). Hubby did the sales and bought two suits and shirts for the office whilst I took little E and her friend to see the Chipmunks movie (worst I've had to endure). Love your wide screen tv - I do (and it means I don't need my contact lenses in!) x

diney said...

PS Have handed the High Five Meme to you - see my blog for details if you haven't already done it! x