Scintillating stuff

Ok, so this might not be the most exciting thing we’ve ever blogged about, but WE’RE looking forward to it, even if you couldn’t care less – tomorrow we’re getting a new carpet! Sadly, we couldn’t afford to get all three upstairs rooms done, but at least Bonus Ball will be welcomed by a spanking new floor covering and our hall, stairs and landing will no longer be that vile shade of grubby orange!!

When we viewed this house, the one and only thing we did not like about it was this carpet. I’ve tried to live with it, honestly I have, but it just isn’t working. I feel a little bad about it, truth be told, because although it is worn, it is not yet truly worn out and probably would have served a few more years. My mother is shocked at our profligacy. Fortunately for my conscience, someone on Freecycle had offered to give it a new home, so it’s spared from landfill for a while longer.

Today, we took up the old carpet in preparation for tomorrow’s delivery. Well, jay did most of the butch stuff. I just stood around looking pregnant. Tonight the house feels cold and weirdly echoey, but tomorrow….Oh JOY!

In other news, I came across this request at a messageboard I frequent and thought reposting it here might reach a few more people who may feel able to help out:

I’m a lesbian psychologist at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. I am currently conducting an online questionnaire study exploring lesbian and bisexual women’s experiences of pregnancy loss. Both birth (biological) and social (non-biological) mothers can take part in the study.

If you are eligible and willing to potentially complete the survey the link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xklQNLLe8sXfdteY6HiJrg_3d_3d

I would also be most grateful if you could send the link to the survey to any lesbian/bisexual women whom you know to have experienced a loss and who you think may be interested in completing the survey.

The study has ethical approval from Aston University’s School of Life & Health Sciences Ethics Committee and follows British Psychological Society Ethical Guidelines.

Thank you very much in advance for your assistance.

With best wishes,
Liz
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Dr Elizabeth Peel
Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Convenor – Health & Human Development Research Group (HHD)
School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, B4 7ET
Tel: +44(0)121 2044074
Web: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/staff/az-index/peelea/

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by reproducinggenius on November 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Congratulations on the new carpet! Bonus Ball will certainly be pleased. What color did you choose? Will you post photos?

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  2. I did the survey thanks for posting it. YAY for new carpet

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  3. A new carpet is more than exciting, we had one fitted recently too…funny how the cat became only my cat when she pee’d on it though!!!!
    I will look at the survey….

    Hope your well! x

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  4. In a former house the previous owners had pink wall-to-wall throughout the upstairs. It was revolting — but in perfect condition. I couldn’t afford to change it at the time, so I “ignored” it. You’re right, “ignoring” does NOT work.

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