Daffs, wot Meldy said. Your interviewers will LOVE you Vibe machine is warming up even as we speak...
((((Spence and FIL))) Oh dear, your family really is going through the wars. I hope he is comfortable, at least, and that they will be able to stabilise things. xx
FarFar, this insomnia has become chronic, hasn't it? Having so many broken nights really does take the joy out of life. Is it worth talking to your doc to see if he could give you something gentle to help you get back into the habit of sleeping?
Pippi, you confirm my conviction that whoever thought of using all these electronic gizmos in schools was a monster. Glad the quick thinking on your part avoided total chaos!
Podds, what WAS all the helicoptering etc? I hope not some horrible accident
Melds, it sounds like Scrumps had a jolly god innings, and made a quick and stylish departure, and I'm sure your mum gave him a luxurious life, so nothing to repine. But she must miss him too.
I'm about to pack up the laptop for our 0600 departure tomorrow. Brain feels like shredded wheat, so many little things to remember and do each time. But the house is clean, beds and towels all changed, etc etc so I feel I'm leaving things tidy. Insane, really, since C3 could care less and by the time we get back the place will be a tip again Have a happy Wednesday, all, see you on the other side! xxx
Oooh, have a lovely week, Sluggie! [waves white hanky at Sluggie's departing form]
Meldy, that kitchen has come out really beautifully! You must be well pleased, it's such an upheaval but well worth it.
(((MC and family))) Hard for your OH, but also hard for you with all the kids to look after. And ITB into the bargain. Sigh. Glad you could get out on the bike, at last you had time and fresh air to yourself. This week will be better.
Pippi, the fun run sounds great---and glad it all washed off! (There was a fun run over here where somehow they used the wrong stuff and it DIDN'T wash out....some cross people, going to work on Monday with green, pink and orange hair!
(((((Yums)))) That's a lot of carp stuff at once. You must still miss Cush a lot; that IS must be painful as well as inconvenient; and a drive of 40 minutes each way makes the new Buddhist a group a very different proposition. However much you support something, in the life of a working mum an extra hour and a half just isn't feasible on a regular basis. Hope you have a good today with lots of unexpected nice things happening, to even up the score a bit! xx
((((Dragon and HWMBT)))) Sounds like it should all check out OK, but you will be happier to have that confirmed. Oh, and congrats: I understand Wales won....??
Daffs, good to hear you sounding cheery and being speedy again What's happening on the house-moving front??
Podds,hope your breakfast on the beach was as nice as it sounds! And DO come see Monty, he would be beside himself with joy to meet you! BTW, I have finally put those videos of him on the WAISter FB site, apologies for delay.
DL, sounds like a real breakthrough with FC. Good stuff. As for the question.....it's the nature of teens that they dump on you and then fall asleep feeling fine, while you like awake and worry! A special subsection of sod's law, I reckon
((((Spence and Gran Gran))) and friend, and FIL and sis.... you really seem to have a lot of people to worry about just now. Hope the news on all of them will be good. xxx
Did anyone see the blood moon last night? I woke up so went to look and wound up snoozing on the sofa for an hour. The eclipse was quite dramatic; the blood moon was impressive but somehow I didn't really like it very much. I can see why people might view it as a bad omen.
Flea market was a huge success: made about Euro 1500 (badly needed for the choir fund) and we had a blast. C2 was home Saturday, a lovely Evensong yesterday. Now gearing up to go back to France on Wednesday for a month so loads of washing in etc etc. And it's the day for thorough house-cleaning. Oh goody.
Melds, hope you're going to have a great weekend, but I don't know how you can bear to leave your bee-yew-tee-flu new kitchen! It's really looking fab!
(((((((((((Spence)))))))) You all are really in the wars. Glad to hear Gran Gran is as feisty as ever (has to be a good sign!) but worrying about FIL, hope they manage to get the scan done so they can start treating whatever it is. Sorry about your sister, too; when they are estranged it makes everything more complicated and difficult. And your friend---awful when someone so young is seriously ill. Take care of yourself in all this, it really takes a lot of energy. xxxx
FarFar, I second what Podds said. If you're late for work one day, don't worry: they owe you for many, many hours of overtime!! Sorry about the insomnia, tho. That makes everything more uphill. Hope Mickey is settled and comfortable.
Daffs, still vibing for that job...!!! Fingers very crossed,
((((DL))) and the lurgified household. Hope FC has stayed clear. Man-flu is as nothing compared to a teen with the lurgy
Sluggie, sounds like you are still managing to look after everyone else despite not getting enough sleep yourself. At least SM seems to be stable. I hope the sale of MIL's flat has gone through now.
Podds, you seem to be doing 16 hour days routinely right now! Hope the school appreciates what you do (they probably do, more than they let on). Re your question, Monty is splendid, thanks. It's fun going out with him cos he has such a lovely doggie face that everyone's eyes are just drawn to him. I'm posting a couple of very short videos of him on the WAISter FB page so you can see what a happy chap he is.
Was going to chug this morning but I'm just tired. (Wimp!) Yesterday I marzipan 3 large and 7 medium Christmas cakes and made 6 other cakes for choir flea market tomorrow. Will be shifting stuff for the flea market all afternoon today and with rehearsal tonight it will be 11 before I'm home. Gotta go do some shopping now, ice cakes and walk Monty before going to help move all the stuff for the market, so WAISt well, all. xxx
Oops, apologies for the belch! Don't know where that came from.
First and foremost:
((((Grangran))) She must be a wonderful lady to reach 105, hope the healing is quick and straightforward. Lots of vibes for you all!
Pippi, I missed Pipette's magnificent performance (my fault for reading back too fast)---you must be SO proud of her! But gee, badly blistered hands must be the pits. You use your hands for EVERYTHING. Hope they are starting to feel better now.
Podds, that is a truly frightening story. No wonder you were nervous taking the hounds out! But it sounds like everyone knows the owner. I hope the police are involved. The owner should be prosecuted and (sadly) the dogs put down: it's not their fault but you couldn't risk it happening again. I hope someone is following up on this??
((((JFF and Mickey))) It's a difficult stage; we had it last summer with Rossie. At this point you just want him to be comfortable and happy. Sounds like a great vet who will help with that. And whatever happens, he's had such a wonderful life with you.
Melds, glad to hear that Murph is on the mend. Sounds like another week and he'll be out there again like his old self!
Sluggie, glad to hear that SM is still able to get out, although I guess she has to go only with you or someone else. It sounds as if she is doing quite well, all things considered. But what about you? How's the consultant? Any date for your op yet?
I have chugged. From the forecast I thought there was a brief window between showers first thing this morning, so Monty and I whipped out for 2 miles. Not at all pretty but slightly faster than normal, and we made it back before the rain hit. Result! We are finally moving to digital TV. Our system is (naturally) not like anything normal so the box you just plug in, you DON'T just plug in with us; man is coming this arvo to fix it. C3 showed me what to show him and said 'Say nothing else! It's his job to fix it and anything you say will be used as an excuse for why he can't do it.' Clever kid....
Gosh, I turn my back for just a day or two and SOOOO much happens!
((((Meldy 'n' Murph)))) Sounds uncomfy for him but hopefully the antiB's will have him sorted in a few days. Your wallet may be a different story But the kitchen is really coming into focus, must be very exciting!
JFF, glad you had such a good birthday. Like Podds said, maybe you just needed a bit of a break. Life is pretty unrelenting for you at the moment, isn't it?
(((((FP and Mr FP)))) Nice that they don't think it's Meunieres, but it would better if they knew what they DID think it was---these dizzy spells must be unnerving for you both.
Sue, the pictures of Mia's race are gorgeous. You must all be proud of her!
Daffs, you are in the wars just now, aren't you? Between the knees and the tooth and the cold, oh dear! Well, next week simply HAS to be better, right?
Spence, as DL said, someone is clearly taking advantage of you at work! And VERY naughty of the deputy head to say the head had agreed when she hadn't! Good for you for standing up for yourself.
((((DL's car))) I guess the only thing that could have made your job more fun was to have a chance of doing it by public transport. Lucky, lucky lady, aren't you?!?
((((MC's lad))) A new school can temporarily cut the feet right out from under the most confident of kids. Sounds like the worst is starting to abate now, tho, and hopefully this next week he will start to feel better about it all.
Yums, I have the impression that the SI is one of those joints that (as you find out if it goes wonky) is implicated in absolutely every action and every posture you can adopt. Hope the fizzy can sort it out for you, cos it must be very unpleasant to have that malfunctioning!
Podds, I gather from the discussion that you have been intimidating recalcitrant teens again, though I couldn't quite work out the details How are all your hounds now? Everyone fit and well?
Apologies for absence. The first half of the week I must have had a bug, my energy level was zero, got absolutely nothing done. But on Wednesday C2 had his graduation for his MSc. It's done brilliantly at Leiden: 10 minutes with just the graduand and his family and friends, with representatives of the examining board and the Faculty. They talk with him about what he's done, and what his plans are, then hand him his diploma. Then the new alumnus goes up to the 'zweetkamer' --- the 'sweat room', so called because people used to wait in there to hear whether they had passed or not---and signs his name on the wall. It's a 16th century building, and of course the walls are covered with signatures, so great fun. Then Mr C had arranged a nice high tea for us all. Completely fab day.
No chugging this week but at least plenty of cycling and walking. Hopefully back on the road properly soon, but in 10 days it's back to France so already starting to think about packing....