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#1 RichardParker

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse is saddling up and the flesh-eating zombies are getting hungry.

What are you spending your remaining time doing?

I'm wasting mine on EB.  And complaining about being pregnant and uncomfortable.

Anyone else doing something more constructive?

#2 Comrade Borgia

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Well I *should* be cleaning bathrooms and ironing 20 gazillion white napkins for Christmas Day....but since we won't get to Xmas day why bother. I'm going to hide myself in the pantry and eat all the rum balls instead .....

Happy apocalypse day! xmas_tongue.gif

#3 robot sm

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Oooh add me to the pregnant and uncomfortable whinging group! original.gif

No real plans, but this end of the world idea is a great excuse for not cooking dinner... might as well get takeaway biggrin.gif

#4 Mishu

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

Dinner out with some friends. With the intention of celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar wink.gif

#5 Oriental lily

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

Re painting the interior of the house.

Building up the courage to tackle the shopping centers for the last  couple of presents I need.

I will be highly p*ssed if the world ends and my family don't get to see all the hard work DH and I have  put in to the house in recent months!!!!

#6 CountryBumpkin

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Spending all week cleaning for rent inspection between a 6 hour round trip to take our alpacas to their new home, hubby being out at golf, toilet training littlest, walking dogs, takin hubby to airport, being pregnant...  And trying to relax!

#7 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Being cranky that I am at home Friday night with the kids while DH is out for work Christmas party.... Having just returned from 2wks overseas.



#8 Harlekijn engel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Well, on my to-do list I have scintillating things like:

- Review essay guidelines documents
- Apply for CPE
- Re-enrol for 2013
- Organise all childcare for next year
- Finalise Christmas shopping

What I'm really likely to do is stuff around on the computer a lot, eat too much chocolate, and get frustrated because my creative writing project isn't doing what I wanted it to.

#9 TenYears

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Keeping all mention of this out of my seven year old's line of sight is my priority.  It's freaking him out so much - especially the references to it that just assume the onlooker is adult and knows it's a joke.  

And it crops up in the most unexpected places - an ad in the current National Geographic magazine being the example that triggered his anxiety about it.

#10 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Ringing up everybody who has ever p'd me off and really letting loose telling them what I think of them!!!!! The world IS ending isn't it?

#11 Zesty

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

I am getting organised to move. I am constantly amazed at how much crap is accumulated each year. At the moment, I am living under the mantra of "If in doubt, chuck it out".

#12 RichardParker

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 17/12/2012, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ringing up everybody who has ever p'd me off and really letting loose telling them what I think of them!!!!! The world IS ending isn't it?

Absolutely do this.

#13 PixieVee

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

I have the day off on Friday, first day of my short holidays. If it's the end of the world I am going to throw the BIGGEST tantrum.

#14 *melrose*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

haha so funny keep them coming! xmas_tongue.gif roll2.gif

#15 pinkcupcakes

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (CountryBumpkin @ 17/12/2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spending all week cleaning for rent inspection between a 6 hour round trip to take our alpacas to their new home, hubby being out at golf, toilet training littlest, walking dogs, takin hubby to airport, being pregnant...  And trying to relax!

holy moley! you have 5 kids, alpacas, dogs AND a husband to look after?! while pregnant?in this heat, at this time of year, and hubby has the time and resources to be out golfing? ( but then, maybe that's where you prefer him? tongue.gif ) lets hear it for superwoman of the year! biggrin.gif
... but i digress... so we've got 4 days then... hubby is away for work, i have no car, so i'm going to be stuck at home, peeling my puddled self off the floor in 37 degree heat, and will die sad and alone with my kids....sigh... may as well have a chocolate overload!

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

As little as possible, is my plan.

Just made a dolls bed out of a cardboard box. Does that count as doing stuff?

#17 RichardParker

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Dunno Pooks, do you have a doll?

#18 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Old teddy bear. Does that count?

And by "made" I mean "chopped the top bit off a box".

DS is currently eating it while I bludge.

End of the world, eh?

Meh.

#19 mel43

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Aww your poor boy, sevenyears.

Tonight my 'baby' goes to her year 6 farewell and then they have a really lovely afternoon for them on Wednesday, so I'll be shedding a couple of tears no doubt!
And organising prescription meds for the Xmas break, fun! They'll give me one script today but making me make a separate trip for the other one on Friday rolleyes.gif

#20 ChunkyChook

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

Maxing out the credit card, one day at a time. Tonight spending a fortune on a nice room at Crown in Melbourne, tomorrow I am spending the hours of 10am until 4pm in a day spa. Jumping on a plane tomorrow night and going to Bora Bora to spend the last few days of my life HERE staying on a over water bungalow. I will die in paradise in thousands of dollars debt and it all wont matter because I will be dead.

EFS

Edited by ChunkyChook, 17 December 2012 - 01:47 PM.


#21 KeisarynjaDoe2010

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Oh crap, that's Friday? My appointment with the cryogenic dudes is Monday!! BAH!!

#22 RichardParker

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Lol Jane.

Pooks I approve of your activities.

#23 JJ

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

I'm carrying on as normal.

Can someone enlighten me as to what time the apocalypse is scheduled for? By the time it's Friday in most parts of the world, it'll be Saturday already in other parts. So the date thing doesn't really work. I get confused by it every time we have an apocalypse, and it makes being ready very difficult.

Edited by JJ, 17 December 2012 - 01:59 PM.


#24 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Oh bummer. I just made plans with a friend to go last minute Christmas shopping on Friday, I had planned to buy her present and lots of alcohol for Boxing Day.
Maybe i should just get drunk for the rest of the week instead. Lots of drunken laughs with mates is a great way to see the end of the world, yeah?

#25 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Greenbag, I remember being all huge and uncomfortable this time last year and I still had 10 weeks to my EDD. So I'm feeling ya. Just do as I do, some precious nothing for a while... if the world ends it'll be of no consequence and if it doesn't then... at least you had some rest before Christmas Tounge1.gif






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