Thursday, April 21, 2005

horizontal-ness

The midwife had a good feel of my tummy today and announced that the baby is lying sideways, as opposed to vertically in a sitting-up kind of position. At least one of us seems to be getting enough sleep.

Desperate for a remedy for my insomnia, I've gone to the supermarket and bought a large jar of Horlicks. You're supposed to make it up with milk, but I'm hoping I can put in a smallish amount in the drink and still get the sleep-inducing affect mentioned on the back of the label.

Last night I kept waking up with a really dry mouth (due to my nose being blocked, and the fact I have to mouth-breathe). The boy kept telling me I was snoring loudly - which was really strange because I could swear that I wasn't even asleep at the time!

It might be why I'm a little grumpy that my bank has charged me five bucks for an unwanted overdraft facility on my cheque account for the second month in a row. Heck, I rang and told them to remove it when I got my previous bank statement last month; the last thing I expected was that it'd still be there one whole bank statement later.

Five bucks per month isn't a killer, but that amount is actually more than my total monthly bank fees were last year when I was pretending to be a full-time student (it wasn't an active lie as such, I just didn't bother telling the bank when I stopped being full-time, about three years ago).

It's all money, and we're gonna have to tighten our belts a little if we're to buy that plasma TV screen.

6 comments:

EB said...

The baby might also be practising his reclining position for the plasma TV.

Violet said...

I hadn't thought of that ;-)

portuguesa nova said...

Why don't we get this overdraft facility deal in the US?

Violet said...

I'm surprised you don't, since it's a money-spinner for the banks. It means that your cheque may not bounce, but you'll get charged an indecently high interest rate. On the other hand, if you cheque does bounce you'll be charged an indecently high fee for that, too.

flying kiwi said...

We kind of get overdraft protection in the US - at least I do. If my checking is overdrawn they take it out of my credit card instead of charging a fee.

It took the bank quite a while to figure I didn't work there anymore when I left - got no fees and cheap credit cards for ages. It was a sad day when it all stopped.

A sideways baby - trust you to have an unconventional one.

Violet said...

flying kiwi: never let it be said that there aren't at least some perks to being a salary-slave at a financial institution...