Happy Borthday Gran Gran! That's no mean accomplishment. And well done on that PB, Spence!
And another PB for Amandax---the WAISters are on a roll for sure!
Sounds uncomfortable and boring, but it had to be done. And at least you're around to see how the DG tolerates the chemo. How did he go over the weekend?
Tubs, I LOVE Porky---that horse has style!
Coco, it's SO good to hear you really able to do what you want, and enjoy doing it. You've earned it, for sure. And
(((((Mr Coco, his mum and aunty))))
Tough times for him.
Melds, I never suspected you of being a political fetishist, but anyone who wants to watch election returns TWICE is definitely, um, strange! I was somewhat reassured to find that you have ordered a torture device for the GPO, enabling him to watch lots of birdies feeding just out of reach---that sounds more like you!
The Kieran family seem to be doing brilliantly on all fronts, Kieran---you must be proud of yourself and all of them too!
Glad Ozzy was there to keep an eye on you, but hope that tummy bug is over now.
Yums, glad to hear that the engineer has fixed the fridge----and that you gave that ungrateful date the heave-ho. She didn't deserve you!!!!!!
Nogs, between negotiating brilliant deals with internet providers, preparing tablets to give to deserving granddaughters, twirling Yummy around, displaying your skill as a wine-taster, and keeping fave under control, I don't know how you find time to cycle at all! Hope you are really starting to feel better, though; you deffo don't have time to be sick. xxx
Meldy said she didn't know where the time was going....I know the feeling! With all the Chuglets swilling in and out, and still trying to get things sorted here after having been away for 3 months, the weekend went by in a flash. C1 is slowly returning to the world of humanity, although it's going to take a while before the resemblance to a troglodyte disappears altogether I fear But she came with us yesterday for a final trip to Tante Kit's house: her daughter invited us to take anything that we wanted, so we all chose a few small things, and several of her paintings, which were so large we only barely managed to get them in the car! But as C1 said, it was our last chance ever. Monty is settling into the flatlands very well---clearly loves having a family around! I take him for about 3 miles a day: the first mile he's very active and on the qui vive, then he settles down and walks beautifully. I've noticed he's more nervous in the woods---anyone else ever had this? I'd like to try a very gentle chug with him and see if he could trot at a speed I could manage, cos if he takes off the only way to handle him will be to plant my feet and hang on! C3 just texted, gotta go pick him up from the station. He can take the bus, but it's only 10 minutes in the car and saves him nearly an hour a day.
Yes, even here across the water the referendum is attracting attention, Noggie. I have been poring over everything I can find about it for weeks. Glad I'm not living in Edinburgh now as I don't know which way I'd vote. Cameron et al seem to me to have played their hand very badly: ignored it all til the last minute, then tried threatening financial disaster, then started promising all kinds of constitutional change that I be nobody has actually thought out. The 'no' position could have been much better put. But what I really notice is that it's no longer a sentimental discussion ('independence v better together') but about social values (e.g. free education in Scotland v 10 k per year in England) and a sense of being represented (Scotland has lived under a Tory (or Toryish: Blair was really a Tory manqué) for 40 years despite having just one Tory MP). Whatever happens, big change is in the air. I shall be up early tomorrow!!
On other fronts, Nogs, glad you are feeling some better, but if it's only 'a little better' then I hope you can get today over with and have today off! Do you think you've got a virus or something?
Coco, Sluggie and Sue are the real experts, but you already know the usual advice: plenty of fresh fruit and veg, good quality protein, yoghurt, sleep, multi-vitamin for insurance, fresh air, stress reduction. Apart from that, there is no conclusive evidence for anything specific. This is a good summary. But people are individual, and if you find that ginger, or ginseng, or green tea, or whatever, works for you, then it works.
OH FP, poor you and poor Bear. I remember the problem a couple of weeks ago, and if it's still going on, then you are surely right to see what the vet thinks. Hope he's OK, please let us know!
Up early this morning to take C3 to the train, get the beds changed, do the church quarterly rotas etc etc. I am desperate to do some studying, but when everyone is moving around so much it's all I can do just to stay level!! But nice 3 mile walk with Monty yesterday: he is settling so well, and he's really happy. It's lovely. And he adores Mr C, which Mr C is secretly very chuffed about Duty calls, so have a happy day, lovely WAISters! xxx
It is, isn't it, DL? Presumably you're sat on a train mournfully checking on your mobile phone to see if anyone has wandered into the lounge? Will you have as much travel in the new job, or will the railway system have to try to drum up alternative business to keep itself going?? FC3 sounds like a change from your first two. Sounds like the family is sound in itself, they just need temporary care for him whilst they are on pilgrimage? But if he is a refugee of some sort, he's probably had enough tough experiences already, and time with you and OH will be steadying and reassuring for him.
Tubs, woohooo----you're really getting the horse box How exciting! We shall want photos etc, of course. And do let us know how you get on with the leaf hoover thingy. However, do NOT listen to naughty Nogs: NO RAKES!!! I used one for 2 days in France, at which point we came to our senses and got a blower---the greatest labour-saving invention EVER!!! (not that I think Noggie was very serious in his suggestion...
Not like you to be off=colour, let alone low energy. Maybe all the work involved in the wedding is catching up with you; often only when everything is over that you realise how tired you've got. Anyway, hope a peaceful day and relaxing evening will see you right. xxx
JFF, love the WAISter nursing home---although I do feel for anyone mad enough to work there! How nice that your mum at least is able to enjoy her happy memories of the past.
FP, what's wrong with Bear? I remember that you were worried about him, but it sounds like he's been off his food big time. What's up? I do hope he's OK!! Oh, and well done on shedding yet more weight, on top of all the sporting triumphs! You should really be uber-proud of yourself!! As to C1, she is still being pretty frosty. Seems to think the rest of the family exists only to drive her around, wait in to received parcels etc. But she is getting tickets for us al to visit a mega-ship that's coming into RDM next weekend; only employees of her company can get on board, and it should be really interesting, so maybe that will be a breakthrough. For the moment, we're just leaving her to get on with it. Reminds me of when she was about 3: when she had a tantrum I put her in another room and said she could yell all she wanted to, and she was welcome to come out as soon as she felt better and could be nice again.
Nice lunch in town with a lass I used to mentor, who is struggling a bit with the hierarchy at work. Interesting to hear about, and I hope I was able to be a bit supportive. Have to dash off now to collect C3 from the train. Back later. xxx
Year-round hay fever sounds truly dreadful, MC! But glad you're feeling better now, that's the main thing.
Podds, that looks like one endurance ride, for sure!! But brill that you both had a good day. Am I right that tomorrow is the op? If so, lots of vibes will be vibing for you! xx
Happy birthday Mr Spence Pizza and birthday cake---my kinda party
Nogs, I sympathise with George/Bob. Every son in Mr C's family for 7 generations (I kid you not) has been named Arie Hendrik. They're all called Hans. But I'm SO glad Amelia got to be in the wedding in the end! She did look so happy (as did everyone else, including you!). Looking forward to the other 1394 photos
FarFra, it must have been good to hear your mum use your childhood name. Even if she isn't really focused on the here and now, you know you are in her mind. So sorry to hear about your colleague and her MIL---it must have helped her at least a bit to know you were holding the fort for her at work. xx
Melds, hope you got to work without being assassinated by the ginger ninja And that you manage to stay awake... (actually, I hope it's such a boring time that you DO have trouble staying awake. Anything else would mean bad news for someone.)
Westie, that's brill! No wonder Scott has the determination he does! xxx
Oooh, DL, complimentary breakfast in first class! Not something I've ever experienced---did you do the full English bit? Maybe in the next job you can persuade them of the importance of a healthy start to the day...
Daffs, that actually sounds like a nice, relaxing, mutually supportive kind of week. Hope you get something written that turns out to be a best-seller
Your resistance still seems awfully low. Is it worth having a word with the doc? I mean, you seem to go down with something about every 2-3 weeks, and that can't be right. Hope you get your speech over with quickly and can get yourself into bed with hot tea.
Very busy here. C3 had the day off so we took Monty to the clinic (he behaved perfectly, even with other dawgies!), got him a new bed and a harness. Then got shoes for C3, then went to have him measured for new orthotics. Plus lots of washing and ironing and whatnot. I don't seem to be accomplishing anything, just barely holding level, and no chance yet to try a little chugette Lunch tomorrow with someone I used to mentor, who wants to discuss a problem; at least a nice reason to cycle into town and back. Off to bed now, so sleep tight, lovely WAISters! xxxx