Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sorry for the rubbish.....

Been over a week since I last wrote mainly because life goes on in a normal sort of way (well my normal) and it would read a bit boring if I just repeated myself over and over........however, I've just discovered while trying to find the dates we went to Portugal (Hubby thought he could make a claim for our delayed flight but turns out he can't ) that my google calendar doesn't hold onto past entries. Never really noticed before as I've always scribbled in a diary, but the more I blog the less I scribble.

So I'll apologise now that this may get a bit like reading repetitive rubbish, but it's my rubbish that I want to remember, sorry.

So November so far...
1st - My normal art night. We were a bit worried that Joan wasn’t there for the second time, she is quite elderly so it may just be the cold weather putting her off, hopefully Sue will call round to check she isn't unwell. After art it was onto the truck stop as usual for live music and a little dancing. FriendM has a secret admirer, someone at the truck stop who has sent her flowers and paid for wine to be left for her behind the bar. Even though this admirer hasn’t contacted her face to face some others at the bar have told her who it is, but she's still none the wiser. Actually she's in a relationship anyway so not interested but it's a great source of conversation, speculation and hilarity.

2nd - Son came over and with Hubby and a hired van moved some of the stuff we had stored for him plus some furniture stored at his fiancé's parents to their home. This meant travelling from Colchester to Ipswich back to Colchester onto Wiltshire (to unload) then back to Ipswich and finally to Colchester all in a day.

3rd - Early visit from son to take the van back, a coffee and chat then he was gone. Lovely to see him but sadly his fiancĂ©'s dad has terminal cancer of the esophagus so we talked a lot about that. Hubby and I took the paintings from myself and three others from my art group to be exhibited. That evening Hubby and I went next door to share a chinese takeaway with FriendsP&A, our first meal together since A fell and broke his pelvis 2 months ago. P&A insisted on paying as a thank you for our help (mostly Hubby) so thank you very much P&A.

4th - lovely day with Daughter and children here for a Sunday roast, yummy.

5th - Our monthly coffee morning, think there were 11 of us which included NeighbourA when hubby brought him round in a wheechair which was a bit tricky but worth it. Of course it was Guy Fawkes but we didn't go out that evening just caught glimpses of some very local fireworks.

6th - Hubby had gone to a friends to help him remove some trees and bushes so I had my lovely grandchildren all to myself while Daughter had to be elsewhere for a few hours. All four of us had fun playing with words. I discovered later that what we were doing was called "acrostic".

7th - Can't remember what happened during the day so guess it was nothing exciting. The evening was a pub meal with my usual Wednesday night gang of friends.

8th - We were asked to babysit the children as Daughter and M had been invited out for a social get together with Daughter's dance group, however, the children asked if they could sleepover here instead of me going there. All fine and beds made ready and dinner cooked when they arrived, only problem was O was asleep in the car and Daughter said he had been asleep for quite a while. So we had a slightly difficult dinner time and a long evening with lots of stories in bed for him then he was up again and the girls went up before him. Eventually he fell asleep after taking himself to bed curled up with R in the double bed at 11:30pm.

9th - We got up to find R and O snuggled under a blanket on the sofa watching TV. They had been up since 5:45am. Thank you R. Daughter came later armed with food to cook for us as a thank you. Actually with such a tired O her cooking didn't all go according to plan but we did end up with a lovely dinner so well done to her!

10th - Came and went with just us two. Washing done and windows cleaned and my full kitchen windowsill of jugs all washed.

And that brings me to today. While Hubby was out with a huge crowd of bikers riding to Duxford for the Rememberance Day Service, I did some catching up with blog reading, repotted a plant and cleaned up my mess (doesn't soil spread a lot?), vacuumed downstairs and wrote out the birthday cards needed for the next few weeks, I fixed a bracelet for Daughter and made Hubby lunch when he got back frozen, then wrote this blog! Late this afternoon we went off to Woodbridge to collect our paintings, none sold, shame.

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