Sunday, 23 December 2007



Good morning J~Landians! How ya doin?



I'm just about to start day 3 of my last minute Christmas shopping. It's been a hectic couple of days since I got paid. I haven't stopped!

Only problem is, work have screwed up my wages, so I didn't get paid as much as I thought. My boss has had to sub me £200, which I'm grateful for but it's rubbish considering that it's Christmas and I've only just made a start on present buying. Grrr! It's screwed up a lot of my plans and I can't get half of what I intended, so I'm just having to prioritise! I don't get paid again until the end of January either, so it's gonna be a really tight month now.

Things have been good lately. This job has been so good for me, and I'm so thankful that I have it (despite them not paying!).

I'm feeling really festive now as Xmas draws closer. It's Christmas Eve-Eve..woo hoo!!


I'm not back at work until the 8th so I'm enjoying the time out, even though I'm easily getting bored...:-(  My return to work will be interesting as 40 of the teenagers found out that I was gay last Wednesday. Well they didn't find out, they just kinda guessed after one of them saw me walking with Ant down town the other day. I've been dreading them guessing because it creates all kinds of awkward situations. They were questioning me about everything, but I just had to keep avoiding the subject, which can be difficult when they're all asking you at once. 'Are you gay? It's ok if you are, I have gay friends..come on, are you gay...JUST TELL US!!!', to which I reply 'Would it matter if I were? I have gay friends. Is this an issue? What are you getting for Christmas? I give that kinda!

A 'Guest'

I was sat at my desk in my bedroom earlier this week, when I suddenly heard strange noises at my feet. It was like a rustly, crinkly kinda noise. I ignored it at first but the noise got louder and I had to check it out. Imagine my surprise when I looked behind my desk to find the smallest MOUSE I've ever seen! We've NEVER had mice before, and I can't figure out why we have them now, although thinking about it, I would've expected them sooner as we live out next to large fields and the countryside.

I don't believe in mouse traps, so me and Mum spent ages trying to catch it. I was fooled by his size, because he's a clever little swine! After 2 hours of trying to catch it in a large shoe box, he suddenly vanished! I have no idea where he went because we followed him into a corner and could see him all of the time. I took my eyes off him for a SPLIT second, and when I looked back, he'd gone. I heard him tapping on my floor boards behind me 2 seconds afterwards, but god knows where it was coming from. He really did one over on me! Two nights ago, I came home absolutely exhausted from a days shopping. I took my clothes off, sat on my bed and just stared into space. I was sooo tired. Just I was going to lay down, the mouse (who I call 'Kevin' after the Home Alone character) popped out from under a set of my drawers and just froze and looked up at me. I looked at him and for a split second and thought about trying to catch him, but I was so tired. Instead, I said 'Kevin, you can do what you want tonight. I don't care, just don't invade my personal space!'! With that, he toddled off under the drawers again. I can't help but!


In my room, I have my karaoke system sat on one of my huge P.A speakers up against my wall. Together, it's really heavy. Lately, it's mostly been used as somewhere to put things on top of, usually paper and a Christmas present from one of the teens at work. I came home yesterday to find that it had moved and the Christmas present was on the floor! It was a good 30 inches away from it's usual position and kinda horizontal. It looks like someone's grabbed the left corner of it and pulled it out. I shouted Mum to ask if she'd moved it for any reason, and she assured me that she hadn't, so I placed it back in it's usual position and thought little more about it. NOW I've woke up this morning and gone about my business for a couple of hours, but then I noticed that it's moved AGAIN, in the EXACT same way, although the papers and present were still on top of it. I'm not saying that I need to call a priest, but I just can't figure this out. It's too large and heavy for a cat (OR MOUSE..hee hee!) to move, and it's never moved before with any kind of vibrations or anything. I'm just stumped! I'll keep you posted.


Well I've been at it again and recorded another song. I love this song but everyone seems to have done a different version of it, so I tried to just do it my way, but I think it went in the direction of the original singer. Hope ya like it.

Right click and 'Save as': Click here to download


Anyways, I must make a move, so catch you all later.


Merry Christmas!! xxxxx



firstwhip said...

well steve, what can i say. 31 seconds and you had me cryin like a baby. i lost my mum back in febuary and that song means so much. thankyou xxxxx

patrice21459 said...

Absolutely love it Ste..... Could listen to it all day but then I wouldn't be able to go buy your Christmas prezzies would I ?
ooooh I'm excited now.....  PREZZIES  CHRISTMAS  YEY !!!

luddie343 said...

I'm listening to "Home" and trying to hold on here <sniff> You know, Ste, you're so much like your beautiful Mom, the way she speaks, and you both share such an enviable outlook on the season, just reading all you're doing and in such a childlike way, full of joy and craziness, your voice is pure, sweet and clear as I type this, such a gift you've given us.  That mouse story had me in stiches lol picturing you there not wanting to hurt the darn thing lol you're a very special guy and I have this song now in my #1 library (the good one lol)  It's a melancholy song yet your voice is so pure it just lifts me to a smile.  A warm winter solstice, sweet Saturnalia, and happy Christmas to you and yours!  xoxo Love CATHY  

gazker said...

A mouse in the house at Christmas, it's kind of Christmassy huh?
Happy Christmas to you and Anth, Gaz xx

nightmaremom said...

Once again I will say I love it!  You did a wonderful job... it's magical.  Better a mouse then a bat I think:)  Maybe his Pop is there too and moving the equipment.  Ok ok.. teasing... that is odd tho.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas Ste.. may 2008 bring you all the best.. all good things.  You deserve them.
love ya

pharmolo said...

Have a great Christmas, Stevie!

bmorrrick said...

Hi Stevie,

You have the most amazing voice, just incredible!!  Thank you for sharing it with us.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Take Care,

malagutigrrl said...

I've always felt a home wasn't complete without a mouse in the house.  I always let them stay until they either get married and start having kids or invite all their friends over to live.  
Kevin is the perfect name!
And is there a rule about not letting on to the kids that you're gay?

edwardssoapy said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Stevie.  Have a very Happy New Year also.  May it be a happy, healthy and prosperous 2008.

All the best,
Leigh :o)"

edwardssoapy said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Stevie.  Have a very Happy New Year also.  May it be a happy, healthy and prosperous 2008.

All the best,
Leigh :o)"

gaboatman said...

Things sound pretty good in your world these days, other that the pay snaffu, of course.  Too wierd about that heavy speaker seeming to move by itself!  Kevin the mouse sounds cute and smart.  If you started leaving a bit of food and water out for him, I bet you'd have a little friend for life!  The recording turned out really well.  Fantastic job singing and really great quality in the recording.  Thanks for sharing it.  I hope you are having a really nice Christmas Day today.  We are just starting ours over here in the US.  Merry Christmas!

lisita15 said...

Hey, I'm a huge fan of Ghost Hunters... interesting about your ghost!!! keep us posted... lisa

lanurseprn said...

So funny about the tiny mouse. I hope he didn't bug ya too much. Weird about your spook. Keep us posted on that one, ok?