Ahhh, MM, nice to know you're taking it easy these days ROFL!
A friend just lost her sister - still in her 30s with four children between 3 and 13. She'd fought cancer a couple of years ago and was thought clear - but had been getting bad headaches and was found dead, seems there were brain tumours that hadn't been spotted. If you get the chance to say goodbye, take it no matter how hard it seems, it is better than not having the opportunity. (()) to all those who need it.
I cannot believe JoBoh, PP and Sonja all have seconds since I was last here....I said D would be the only one and I meant it...but I do love being a mum and wouldn't complain at a second now. Hubby says NO, though!! So, I guess I'll be sticking to the original plan Of course, as I'm still feeding D, my periods aren't back yet so would be a surprise if it happened! Never intended to do the extended feeding, and he eats healthily enough on solids, just doesn't want to stop the boob!
*pokes head quietly around the door and shuffles in to stand at the back*
Nice to see you all! Been a while, Dexter is now 19 months and I still haven't managed out on a regular basis (hence my absence) but thought I'd pop by and see how everyone is doing... My excuses are, I'm still feeding him, my husband & I opened a tea & coffee merchants in April, and I'm still doing my full-time job, I'm walking the dogs......but I still miss it soooooooo and have now got a dreadmill so hopefully I can find some time while not also using the darkness as an excuse too
Not read too far back, my head started spinning, but good to see the same hard-running folk ;-D
Not so good with vomiting, solicitors, and redundancy - hope it all improves!
Well, I'll back slowly out again now.....I'll be back again sometime (soon I hope) to check in you all again!
Always try to pop back soon after I actually post, in case I need to reply to anyone! I lurk more often than I post, is all
RB, my copy of A Scots Quair is well read.....as are many of his other books which live on my shelves (well, floor actually, one day my furiture making husband will build me my shelves, he promises!). If you aren't coming up, you can visit the Grassic Gibbon Centre virtually. It is almost as exciting as the actual place
Hope everyone is on the mend. It has been a busy week for poorly-ness!
Just had to come on and say, I LOVE Leslie Mitchell - Sunset Song is beautiful. He covered so many genres, Gay Hunter is a great science fiction book, he's done books on adventurers/travellers and he wrote Sparticus (or one of them)! It is such a shame he only survived for 32 years there must have been so much more for him to write. There is a museum in Arbuthnott (well, a coffee shop with a back room containing some of his stuff....but I won't go into that) - when we visited, I got out of the car and recognised the area from the book. He paints such pictures....of course, I also think Hemingway writes beautiful, romantic, descriptive stories so you may want to ignore my opinion RB, what a place to get a dedication!
I've been running a couple of times and have made it up to 2 miles.......slow miles......am working on my run/walk 10K schedule and hope to enter a 7 mile race mid-September near Stonehaven. It won't be my fastest time at it, but then, I'm not fast anyway so I won't lose any sleep over that.
Right, back to lurking - takes all my energy just to keep up with the thread without contributing too....oh, and I don't "do" facebook, so I hope you don't all disappear...although I'd be able to keep up with the thread then
On a more light-hearted tack, names - OH & I each had our favourite so they were the short list. I spent the first night trying the two names on the brand new baby and by the morning I had to admit that he suited Dexter best. T'was a bit annoying as that was OH's chosen name I had liked Jasper. But I've got my maiden name in as middle name (in memory of my dad who died a couple of years ago, but he hated all his given names so I couldn't use any of them....)