Friday, 26 October 2007

I loved this....

Thursday, 25 October 2007

lovely day

Well, it's a bit cold and damp here, but in all a lovely day, first of all Steven slept most of the night, which meant I did too, then my 'Once Upon a Time' kit came form QVC,

not sure how I will use it, but it looked beautiful and just had to have it.

I decided to take Steven for a walk along the sea front today, so drove down parked the car and had a lovely walk, went along the front to Old Portsmouth, which bought back happy memories for me of the walks I used to do with my grandad. We got a portion of chips and sat watching the hovercraft going to the Isle of Wight, had a candy floss before heading home, it all a lovey time.

Have just taken littlen to Beechside (his respite) till tomorrow 4pm, came home to hubby making us a chilli. Sam's out on a driving lesson and then out with work mates.

So going to go down stairs open a bottle of wine, and while waiting for tea to be dished up, going to open and have a good look at my papers from QVC. Sad I know, but if it makes me happy, I don't care.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

DRUM ROLL......................

Well on the Thursday the 6th of September, are you ready for this..................

...........MFI came and fitted our new doors, yes I have a house empty of 40+ boxes and a kitchen that is fit enough to be one, I did end up £120 out of pocket, to help pay for the fitting, but MFI were nearly £1,000 so cannot complain really, well I could as it's been going on since the 10th Feb and how many visits and phone calls later, but I persevered and it was sorted. Shame about the timing though.

I had been trying to sort this like I said, since Feb, then I get the phone call (five days before going on holiday/wedding) to say they would be here Thursday morning around 11. Well I had a review to go to a couple of miles away at 12 and I was due to give blood at 1.30 about 4 miles in the other direction, luckily my mum and dad were able to cover me for the review which was most important one, because it was about Steven, and as the fitters came early I managed to get to give blood too, which I was pleased about, as I had already missed one this year. That was because last November as part of our cruise, we had spent 24 hours in Jamaica, so could not give blood for 6 months and then had to have a blood test first to check about Malaria, I was disappointed about not being able to give it, but at least I know if we ever need blood it will have been well checked of things.

Did say to hubby that as it looks like a new kitchen, will need new dinners service etc. and would you believe it, he said I could get one if I really wanted...

...think he knew I was well and truly happy with the one we have, bought after the kitchen was fitted and love it.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Where did.......

I did start a blog a few weeks ago, saying, where did September go, but the way things have gone since, it should now read ''where did September/October go''

Right, am going to start with 'where has October gone', and hopefully will catch up with September another day. Well we we did not get back from our hols till 29h Sept, so on Monday the 1st, Steven went back to school, Clive back to work, (Sam was still away till the following Saturday), and me, well was not only trying to catch up with the holiday washing, paper work and business paper work, but also had to sort out the old shed as the new one was being delivered on the Friday, which meant the old one had to be emptied, taken down and got rid of and the ground levelled before Friday 9am.
So in all it was a tiring week, what with trying to catch up with things, do the shed, also had 4 appointments for Steven, but I did it, and after they finished putting up the shed, started to stain it green, and over the weekend managed to do 3 coats with Clive's help, well had to make the most of the dry weather. Also on the Saturday had to pick Sam up from the airport, she was due to land around 8.50 a.m, but was half an hour late, not too bad, but then had her washing to look forward to, great fun, don't you just love going away.

On the Monday Steven went off to school, so thought I would nip to the gym as not been there for about 6/7 weeks, thought I would be sensible and just do 1/2 hour on the treadmill, which I'm glad I did as, as soon as I got home got a phone call from Stevens school, he had a bug and could I collect him, so then it was the, not eating in front of him for the next 24 hours, and lived on cup of soups until he was in bed. He was back to school on the weds, so managed to catch up on the shopping and little house work and yes his extra washing, even managed to get to the gym for 50 min's that day, must make a note to myself 'not to over do things' though.

On the Thursday started doing the housework to get another phone call Steven was bad again, so that put paid to the rest of the week. The worst thing about Steven being bad is he does not realize he is bad, so the poor devil was giving me symbols for apple, crisps etc and all he got was a cup of water, poor little might.
On the Friday I took him bowing, as he was getting a little fed up with being stuck in, but it was where to take him that he does not expect food, like when we go to the bottle bank, we always come back via the cake shop for a marshmallow cornet, or pop into the newsagents for a paper, come out with a 20p mix. So settled on bowling, which he loved and being a school day very empty.

The weekend went well, had some visitors from Derby that were on holiday down here, we have never met them before, but hubby talks to them on the 'G' scale forum, so they came along to look at our trains.
Sunday Steven went out with my mum and dad for a few hours, and there was me thinking ''cool'', a few hours to myself, but no, forgot it had been Sam's friends Birthday on the 9th but she did not see her because her taxi driver (me) did no want to risk passing the bug onto them. So we popped up there, but I did manage to get 1/2 hour sit down before Steven got back. Did think though, at least all this, was this week, and not last, when I had the shed etc. to do, can you imagine it, I would have been pulling my hair out.

Monday Steven was back to school, but had Sam off with bug, then had Clive to the Doctors on the Tuesday for a leg infection, and it being half term next week puts paid to the rest of the month.

Fingers crossed November will see us a little more healthier in this house and me not so busy, LOL.