Oooh, have a super time, Coco!! Hope you have an easy journey, a lovely hotel, and lots of delicious doing of nothing. Pop in here when you can!
Daffs, hats off to you for being able to manage all those goodies in one day! And congrats for coming somewhere between 1st and 23rd
((((((Melds))) You sound whacked, ma'am. Do you have some time off over Christmas, or is it the graveyard shift every night? You really could use some rest by the sound of it Take it easy.
Sluggie, you are admirably well organised, as usual! When does SB arrive? Hopefully he and SM will be able to enjoy each other's company and give you a bit of a break, but MS is right: when you need to have a rest, just do it. There are times when you just have to take care of yourself.
DL, don't worry. One more week and all the Christmas malarky will be over for another year! (Hope you will have a few teensy weensy little moments of Christmas cheer, though!)
Pippi, congratulations on all the Oscar-winning performances! Very creditable that the show went on despite your leading man fainting and all that. (Must have aroused great admiration in the other kids And you're lucky if Mr P has hidden your prezzie. I now buy my own pretty from Mr C, and hand it over to him to wrap and give to me on Christmas. Otherwise he either gets me something truly random, or completely forgets!!!
Snaily, if you have a friend with benefits, life is starting to look up for sure You're right, you need time now to heal and restore and get used to being yourself again. Hope the friend is someone you can trust and have fun with, with no complications for now. xx
Spence, you is right speedy!! I mean, 'I only did a mile at 8:30'?!?? Try dropping that apologetic line into your next cocktail party conversation!!! I mean, that's faster than lots of English people can cycle!!
Horrible weather here: heavy rain and wind. Even Mr C doesn't go out in it much: he told me he took only a short walk with Monty this morning 'because the dog doesn't like getting wet'! Bless.
Thanks for all the advice BTW. I'm rolling a tennis ball underfoot to try to break up whatever the lump is. Bliddy tenacious, stupid thing. But I'll get there.
Exciting outing tomorrow: we are all going to Billy Elliott, the musical, which got rave reviews here. And we get a backstage tour beforehand! At a dinner I recently sat next to the lady who coaches the kids on their lines: they have to sound like working-class boys, but since they also have to be able to do ballet, most of them are deffo NOT working-class, so she helps with their accent. Goes fine when they can think about it, but when they also have to dance they tend to forget and talk 'proper'!
Time to get some more things done, have a happy day all, and bon voyage Coco!
Larry, sounds like you should get results of the x rays later this week. Please let us know the outcome! And when are Holly and Stanley going to be moving closer to you? Is that in the new year?
Podds, good news on the DG. Hope this week's scan confirms that. As for your emails....!! All I can say is, they're bliddy lucky to have YOU doing the difficult and sensitive statistical stuff, and I hope they know it!
Oh Sluggie, that is a bit of a curate's egg over Christmas with SM. Especially as SB will be there too, and will need attention and support. Make sure you get away from things yourself at intervals so you stay sane. You want to do everything you can for both of them, but it's exhausting when you need to juggle everyone's needs for emotional support. xxx
You know, Snaily, it's brilliant to hear you buzzing with plans to do all these things you've been wanting to do! Leaving something you've been in for so long is very hard, but it does open up all kinds of new possibilities. When are you likely to be coming this way??? (Hope it's not when I'm in France
Wet and grey here. Monty has persuaded Mr C that when it's tipping down only SHORT walks are required---and even then it takes me a good 5 minutes to dry Monts off enough that we can let him into the rest of the house!
One question: the tendon or ligament or whatever under my foot is almost well now, tho I still can't raise up on my toes on that foot. But sometimes it feels exactly like there is a sharp stone in my shoe there---the first few times I actually took my shoe off to find the stone, but it's clearly something inside. Anyone know what that is? I assume just a normal part of the healing?
Yums, NO Christmas at work?? Is this because of budget cuts, or is it politically correct, or what? Usually there's at least a least common denominator effort for the holidays. I agree about the Christmas pud, though. After a full meal, nobody has room for it! I did it our first Christmas together, but neither of us could eat it so I ditched it from that time on.
Podds, if I may respectfully ask, WHY do you get so many emails?? Surely they can't ALL be people needing you to do things? Can't you get a filter of some kind? It must take you hours and hours just to delete the ones you don't need! And BTW, did the vet give any update on the DG?
(((((Pippi and Mr P)))) There's a particularly persistent cold making the rounds this year. Mr P has had more than his share of health issues already, so I hope he gets shot of it quickly. In the meantime, hot tea with lemon, honey and whiskey
LOL at your students Spence and Pippi! Kids deffo tell it like it is
Coco, your Christmas sounds like exactly what you need! Good weather, nice food (that you didn't cook!), visit with MIL, time for you and Mr Coco, I bet you're counting the hours by now.
((((Sluggie's insomnia)))) How annoying, just when you most need some real rest. I hope you managed to get some sleep in the afternoon, anyway, and that last night was better.
Sun this morning for the first time in days! Shall jump on my bike and cycle into town for a haircut, deliver a Christmas cake, then do the Christmas cards. We don't send many now, mostly send an email letter, but there are still people without email, amazingly... Happy days all xxx