Sluggie, I thought Meldy's little outing was tomorrow too, until I saw Noggy's post on FB and raced to find the tracker. No news in the last couple of hours that I can see, so I hope Melds is still going well. Anybody else got any update on how the bike leg is going?
Sluggie, I'm awfully glad you're feeling better, that proves it was a bug, but a night like the one you had will leave you feeling very weak and light-headed, so hooray for MS. Not such good news about SM, though. But D's situation sounds really worrying. If the attorney is not acting responsibly, and in the best interests of D, I expect there is some way to get her unseated, but it probably won't be easy. Hope the social workers can intervene effectively. Disturbing stuff.
It's been hot here all day, though made pleasant by a wind; but the clouds are moving in now right on schedule and I think we;ll have thunder before bedtime. Monty is a huge wuz when it comes to thunder, so he'll be sleeping right beside me tonight if it's going! (On the floor, I hasten to add: the bed is strictly for me and Mr C)
I'll look in again in a little while, so if anyone (Podds?) has more news of Meldy, do pop a word in here please!
Gee, just looked in to see how Melds was getting on. Seems to be going well, and hooray! The on-site tracker now seems to work.
GO GO GO MELDEEEE!!!!!!
Daffs, hope you are sleeping better now, and the work stress is behind you so you can enjoy tomorrow. Quite a busy weekend for us sluggards who only stand and cheer
Sluggie, I'm so sorry about SM. It sounds as if things are difficult on all sides, with TF making mischief as usual and with the real anxiety about her medications now. I have never had to do with an Adult Assessment, hope it turns out to be quicker and more effective than you fear. And as for you, young lady, you DO have a bug by the sounds of it so I hope you are in bed now, and starting to feel better. Those nights-on-the-bathroom-floor do not add to the joys of life. Take good care of yourself now. xxxx
DL, sounds like your weekend is going quite well (apart from the incomplete papers, of course: here on the offshore island known as the European landmass we virtually never get all the extra bits for the papers!). Being the parent of a teen does have its life-enriching moments But FC is doing so well with you and OH, it's worth riding through the odd bits of white water.
Dragon, VERY sorry to hear about the scarlet fever! It sounds like the poor kid is going to feel pretty rough for a few days. But like so many things, thanks to antiB's it is not the really worrying illness that it used to be. (Cue campaign to encourage appropriate use of antibiotics!) Must have been such a relief to the family when you arrived, with your professional knowledge and your experience.
Snaily, like DL said, not getting a job that requires living away is a blessing in thin disguise. But the pressure building up on everyone I know in the NHS really scares me. I don't know how much more people can take. So look after yourself well, OK?
JFF, it's great that you are managing to do some chugging (even if you do have to stop to reward Ned from time to time You can really be doing with some time for yourself, after all the difficulties of the last months. xxx
Podds, like the sound of Mummy Podds treating you with process After all the strain of the last few weeks at school this kind of weekend is just what you need!
Did I forget to say
COME ON MELDS!!!!!!! GO!!!!!
Monty and I are getting used to hills again: just walking at this point, but we'll start very gentle chugging again before long, I hope. We have to bounce back to the flatlands next weekend: for so many years we had to go collect kids from uni in the UK that we have things like Mr C's medical check, the annual car service etc all planned in for this period. And the kids are doing something nice for my birthday. (awww....) But the weeding is almost done (except the gravel patch in front where we leave the car: it's packed hard now, so I've left it until after tomorrow when a day of torrential rain should soften things up again) and Mr C has got his annuals in so he's happy.
Oh Meldy, it's all come at once, hasn't it? The car, the FGO and then your little jaunt this weekend...! But the FGO is in good hands, the car will survive, so you can just focus on a little paddle, a poodle on the bike and then a gentle bimble along the roads These are always epic events for the rest of us too, you realise, as we keep dashing away from whatever we're meant to be doing in order to check in here and see how you're getting on
Pippi, you well deserved a long, luxurious bath. Like Sluggie said, by this time in the year you're really tired out. Especially with all the excitement of decorating and moving for Pipette!
DL, glad the weekend went well. There is a certain safety in numbers And how great that you can help FC find an apprenticeship. That's the kind of thing that is really tough for someone without any family experience or backing. Hurray for you and OH.
Yums, glad your mum is getting on OK, and glad she doesn't have the further disruption of medical things for her eyes. But work sounds tough. Every change means less efficiency cos people just don't know what they have to do m or how to do it. Sterkte. Oh, and glad you saw Larry----her FB posts have sounded really happy. (And yes, I'm in France now.)
Sluggie, sounds like MS has definitely got his eye on next month's quiz And I have to ask, is your local pub right beside a river where the kingfishers are? Sounds like you get to sit there eating, drinking AND watching kingfishers! Perfick.
Rather jealous of all of you who have, or have relatives who have, allotments. There is nothing as good as what you've grown yourself. Mr C used to have a little kitchen garden in our first house, loved it.
Dragon, hope you're able to walk a little more comfortably now! The downhills are harder on the legs than the ups, I think. Nobly done!
Have been on my hands and knees for days on end, my world is reduced to a square yard in front of me. I dream about pulling out weeds. But I've finished one side of the house and am working on the other now. But it looks like it might rain soon so best dash out with Monty for a walk before then! See y'all later. xx
Aw, DL, it's a pain when you help someone out and they aren't even appreciative. Hope the weekend with your mum goes well.
Melds, it's not been your day! The car is maddening (hopefully not TOO expensive!). And poor old FGO...is it time for him to don his onesie?
Dragon, if you've spent the day shifting compost, cancelling the night walk was probably a good idea. Falling down miles from home, sound asleep, might not be the best idea
Sluggie, worrying thought that SM isn't taking her meds reliably. At least she does have regular carers who should be able to take this over for you. And you saw two kingfishers----must be lovely, I've never seen one and I should so love to!