Thursday, 26 July 2007

Peace and quiet

Steven is still lounging in bed, watching a teletubbies DVD, saying that he was up 3 times last night, the last being at 4a.m, so wish it was me still in bed.

I've made the most of the peace and quiet, after sorting out Clive's and Sam's breakfasts and lunches and sending them on their way.
Thought I would quickly catch up on the bills etc. to notice I took the spending money for the holiday from the wrong account, (got 3 accounts in the same bank, joint, mine and a joint one with Steven) so will have to sort that out later, sounds as the DVD's finished, did notice though that I have NOW have my refund for the P&P from QVC, which was ready to be sent back on the 5th June, good to see they are on the ball with quickness, LOL No really just pleased I got it back.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Finished it... 1.10 a.m this morning. The Harry Potter book that is, basically after taking Steven to gym, he chilled at home watching a DVD, then Clive got him ready for bed and read him a story and I started back on the book and refused to move until I had finished it.

I enjoyed it, can see what Sam meant though about the last chapter, bit slushy, but then again I'm a mum and like happy endings, LOL.
Did shed a few tears through the book when some of the main characters died :-(
someone was dead in the first chapter, won't say who dies, in case people are still reading it.

Monday, 23 July 2007

School Hols

Well it's time of year again, the start of the school holidays, this is when the weather usually changes for the worse, which I sincerely hope it does not for all those poor people who are flooded.
We are lucky here, they only thing I have to look forward to, is the global warming and the rise of the sea, as it is predicted we will be under water within the next 100 years, OK don't think I will be around by then, LOL, but some somebody related to me might.

Have not blogged much later, hopefully will catch up, also still trying to read the New Harry Potter book, (Sam's already finished it, she told her boyfriend she was not seeing him all weekend, or until she has finished the book, she said she was a little disappointed with it, bit of an anti-climax) but in my case, did think of saying to Clive and the kids, I would not do anything in the house until it was finished, then again, thought Clive would probably look up and say 'whats new'.
I only usually get the evenings to read after Steven is in bed, but for once in a blue moon, was out Saturday for a girly night, ironing Sunday (OK, that is not once in a blue moon, I do the ironing every Sunday evening :-( ) and tonight Steven is at Pitt Street (a gym, with a walk on trampoline and foam pits, it's used for gymnastic training, don't think you'll ever see Steven in any future Olympics though, as he has trouble standing up on the trampoline, LOL).
So not getting very far with it, saying that when Steven has been watching a DVD which he usually likes me to sit down with him, to do 'this little Piggy' on his toes, or 'round around the garden' have been picking up the book, so been having a little read, in between the piggies and gardens of course, LOL.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Just a quickie to say....

... Steven came home with a medal and certificate from school today as the yellow team in sports day won overall. Had to take the medal off him as the ribbon was going in the same direction as one of the yellow ribbons, LOL.

Ya, more things to scrap, just need the time to do it now, have started writing things down as they happen now, so when I DO get the time, will still have the memories, (as my brain is like sieve).

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Sports Day

Today my son's school, had their first ever sports day, and what a lovely day it was too, the sun was shinning, no wind, a beautiful day. It was in the grounds at St James Hospital (which is within walking distance of the school) never been in the grounds before, they were lovely, been to the Hospital a few times though, the last time was the Roz Blackburn talk last month.

Well how did he do, well Steven came third in 2 games, rolling a tennis ball down a pipe and knocking over skittles and rolling a big gym ball at some skittles. Not sure how his 'yellow' team did overall as I left before they added up the points, as I was meeting Sam for lunch. But, when I left him, he was wearing two yellow 3rd place ribbons, and when I picked him up an hour later, he had one 3rd place ribbon and one chewed which I think was a 3rd place ribbon. Not sure as it was chewed so much, it had no writing left on it, in fact it was a good job I knew what it had been as Clive and Sam and no idea when I showed it too them, I gather the packed lunch was not enough for him, LOL.

Also when I left, one of his Autistic friends had 4 x 1st place red ribbons all in a neat row on his t-shirt and his mum was not sure what he would do, if he came 2nd or 3rd (green or yellow), and another of his friends, well I know he won 2 ribbons, as he had the holes in his t-shirt to prove it, where he had pulled them off. Kids don't you just love them, LOL

On a sad note, just found out one of the mums I know (she has 2 special children, 1 still as Stevens school) died today, after a short illness (she was only in her late 40's and it was the dreaded 'C' word) not sure how much the boys know yet, my heart goes out to all of them.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

The day dawned..

..of the wedding, my nephew got married last Saturday, and we were very lucky with the weather it was lovely, it was at St Mary's, a local church and as I said previously Sam was one of the 4 bridesmaids, the shoes worked out well, no mishaps in the church, but during the photos she came over to me and showed me her shoes and where her feet where the glue was starting to go soft, but no real problem with them and both she and the shoes survived the day.

It was tearful seeing the groom getting married, as I remember him 22 years next month as my little page boy, where does the time go, the bride was stunning, the dress she wore was beautiful, she just glowed with happiness.

Steven was excellent both in the church and with the speeches at the reception afterwards. Both Clive and I held our breaths when the vicar come to the bit 'anyone know why these two persons should not be married' was ready to gag him but no he was great, very proud of him. After the main meal they asked everyone to vacate the room while they cleared it for the evening do, where everyone else descended to the bar or outside for a ciggy, we ended up going home, as to Steven when we were asked to leave the room that was it, finished, time out, time to go home. I as a little bit disappointed as I missed their first dance as a married couple, but hey Steven was fantastic all day and what more could I have asked for, and that's the fun of having a 'special' child, they to a certain extent, rule your life.

Sam stayed behind as her boyfriend was coming to the evening do, was a little pleased as he arrived as we were going, as Sam has consumed a bottle and half of wine (I had the other half, we had 3 bottles on our table and it was only Sam and I that drank, Clive would normally but he was driving, I was lucky to stop her there). Was a little worried as Sam does not drink much, she prefers water with her meal when she goes out with friends and does not like clubbing or pubbing, so I am very lucky with her, but she was fine started on the water when we left.

Me I'm not use to drinking much either, I can remember getting home, getting changed and having a quick wash so Clive could change, then the next thing I knows, it's 10.20, Steven is in bed and hubby on the computer, that's why I don't drink much it puts me to sleep, LOL.