Sunday, 25 May 2008

Well where does the time go to?

After all the excitement (not) of the missing glasses on the Monday, got to start the decorating, carried on till 5pm, as was going out to for a meal with another mum whose boy went away with Steven, (her hubby and son were out playing footy, Clive away and Sam was going out with new boyfriend, so we decided to treat ourselves), the fun bit was... Sam to drive us both to the restaurant, well, it made a change for her to be the taxi driver and not me, lol. We had a lovely meal, it was a very relaxing evening, the couple of bottles of wine might have help too, then her hubby picked us up.

On the Tuesday, I got up as usual, saw Sam off to work (doing her packed lunch etc.) was at the gym by 8.15, then back home to the decorating, but carried on in the evening as Sam was out for tea with new boyfriend, on the Wednesday the same, but no Sam in the evening at all, she stayed over at a friends as her partner was away, so I was in the house on my little loansome, so carried working till gone 10, showered and fell into bed, same with Thursday, but as hubby came home that evening stopped at 6. On the Friday I did some tidying up, as had a meeting at the school, and Steven was due home about 1.30, (and I wanted to pick him up as soon as he got back to school), also helped Clive take off the radiators, curtain rails and move the (chiming) clock, ready for me starting again on the Monday. (see previous post about the weekend)

Well last Monday (19th) till the Thursday saw Steven onto the school bus every morning, back home and straight into the decorating till 2pm (missed out the gym, as no time), tidy up, showered, picked Steven up, then after putting him to bed, managed to do a few more hours decorating in the evening, WELL I DID IT, finished the wallpapering at 2 minutes past midnight Friday morning.

As hubby was home on the Friday, after putting the radiators back on and checking it worked, went out and chose a carpet, now have to wait a couple of weeks till that comes in, Steven and I are going to order the new units this week, but again like the table, will have them delivered after the carpet is laid, (whenever that is, LOL). Left Clive to put the curtain rails back up, as I had the hairdressers, well a girl has to get her priority's right, and get her (grey) roots done.

Well cannot believe it, I see the light at the end of the tunnel, THEN...

... it will be sorting out through all the boxes of stuff I took out the old units to put into the new SMALLER ones, lol.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

What a weekend!!!

Yea......POMPEY WON THE FA CUP (sorry you Cardiff supporters)

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the final, and what can I say, that extra 4 minutes extra time might have been an hour, it felt like it, got the grey hair to prove it..(I'm sure the ref was a Cardiff supporter, he was dressed in the same colours, lol).

It was a great day, left here at 7.45, got a taxi down to Fratton Park to pick up the coach, this time Steven did not think we were going on holiday (as he remembered the routine of the semi-final) all I got all the way was 'nana' but I knew this meant Grandad, as last time we saw him before the match, and yes I knew we would see him again as we always met up as Clive sits with my dad and nephew.
The atmosphere was fab, outside you didn't hear the Cardiff supporters but inside they did have their voices on high. Even after the win it was lovely as we walked back to the car park and the Cardiff coaches were leaving, you had Pompey supporters standing there clapping them, it was great, no trouble either way, it's a shame someone has to lose, but that's the aim of the game. (been reading our local newspaper and on the letter pages, there has been quite a few from Cardiff fans, thanking us for the support and clapping at the end of the game, they said it was a shame to lose but wish us luck in Europe, now why can't all teams respect each other)

We got home around 10.20pm so another long day.

On the Sunday we walked back down to Fratten Park to see the parade of the cup, well we couldn't miss that, could we! again the atmosphere was great, got some pictures will try and see if I can up load them some time. We didn't go down to the common, as with Steven in the wheelchair unless we were in front, Steven got elbows, handbags and cigarettes in his face, also how many peoples ankles would I have got as people did seem to realize they suddenly stopped, and there were over 200 thousand people, so we slowly walked home, but hey what a great end to a fantastic weekend (and in Stevens case a very busy week).


See you in Europe.....

Friday, 16 May 2008

The wonderer returns

Got my little boy back today, and yes he is a lovely colour as he was lucky with the weather, I think he has had a good time, didn't seem in a hurry to come home with me, should be pleased, he kept holding Nicks hand (one of Stevens closest friends, who also went), Nick looked as if he was about to fall asleep standing up, but Steven was Steven still flapping like he does when he is happy. It's funny in his bag, he was given a letter about a Butlins trip they are doing for the sixth form in October, my goodness had not even got him home and they were offering him another trip (and needed a £100 deposit, lol).
It is nice that he has the chance of these breaks and I know how independent he was after he's first one last year, will be interesting to see how he has changed from this one, he has already cleared the table after tea, and I say cleared I mean it, usually he takes out his own plate, but he took all ours too. Am thinking of sending Sam on one, think she is the one that needs to learn.

Well the week started quite eventful, as on the Friday before Steven had come home with some else's glasses on, tried phoning the school but no answer, so just left a message, while I was doing this Steven had taken off his spare pair of glasses and put them somewhere, asked where they were, he answered 'gone, gone, gone'. Well normally I find this sweet but was more concerned he now had no glasses to wear!!! after half hour of frantic searching found them back in their case on the dining room table, I gather he had got used to the ones he had been wearing all day, rather than his own, all weekend he was watched to make sure they were not lost again.

Phone the school Monday to be told they knew nothing and have I tried transport, so while putting Steven on the school bus, was asking the escort if she knew anything about the glasses, but no joy there either, ran all the way home to phone the school again to let them know, they said they would look into it and get back to me. So I started getting things ready for the decorating, and got the phone call they had found them at 10am, one of the assistants had taken Steven's home in his shirt pocket on the Friday and forgot to tell the school, he were told he was to bring them back to school, before Steven leaves for his trip at lunch time, (as the assistant was not working that day).

I was so relieved, I actually found I relaxed a bit, knowing that he would be going away with 2 pairs of glasses, the only trouble is there is a child going round the school with no glasses on, as they don't know whose the others belong to, lol.

Oh yes Steven managed to do windsurfing, keelboating and powerboating while away, cannot wait for the open evening when we get invited to the school to see the video of what they have done over the week.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Going to feel lost....

...tomorrow, as had hubby home the last 2 weeks and tomorrow he starts on another 9 week contract in Swansea, but to make matters worse, Steven is off over the I.O.W with the school tomorrow, till Friday, how on earth am I going to cope.

I know I have to keep myself busy, as I know I'm going to worry about him as well as miss him, (notice I didn't say that about hubby, lol)

The thing to keep me busy is the decorating, as I've not done any last month, what with half term and Clive being home, (and to be honest was thinking I might have another week off). That was until Clive and I went out last Wednesday and ending up finding the wall paper and buying a dining room table and 6 chairs, we also want the units, but needed to come home to see what would fit where, which we have since done.

The shop are being good and saying they will hold it, until we want it delivered, but as we have paid for it, I want it as soon as poss, (in case they go bust or anything and we lose it). So really have to get my finger out, looking on the bright side, as least I can work till I get fed up, knowing 'no Steven' means don't have to pack anything away for the whole week.
Will also have to phone the plumber who did our central heating, as want to take off the radiators, but not sure how it will effect the filling up of the boiler after putting them back on, we are used to a gravity feed sytem.

So think of me in this lovely weather, putting up warmaliner, lining paper and painting, and if I get the time (and the shop has 15 rolls of the paper we want, in), wallpapering...