Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Best Laid Plans

The Ma is in hospital, her second time in the past week.
We had to call an ambulance last Saturday as her tongue swelled up almost filling her mouth. The paramedics think she was either stung by wasp/bee/insect or had an adverse reaction to meds. The hospital kept her in overnight for observation and she came home on Sunday afternoon.

On Tuesday she was back for some tests for an unrelated problem and the docs decided to admit her again. She was very upset but calmed as soon as they found a bed for her.
She is doing well and hopefully will be home again before the weekend.

Fortunately the hospital is just around the corner from my house so I've been able to pop in and out quite a bit. And I've been bumping into people I haven't seen in an age. We don't know we're born, as the say, 'til we witness some of the problems others have to cope with on a daily basis.

It was my birthday last Monday but celebrations were put on hold, (AWWWW!) though I did get lots of pressies & a cake. The family are getting together again this weekend (hopefully with Ma in tow) to celebrate my niece Emma's 18th birthday.
And Chef owes me a few pints and a bottle from the top shelf so I look forward, never back.  :¬)

(And a BIG thank you to sav & hope for the birthday posts! I am blessed with friends!)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


*The weather here is just (pure dead) brilliant right now. Everyone seems to be in a good mood when the sun is shining.

*It's been almost a week since my second baby moved into her apartment. I see her more now than when she lived at home. Must be my cooking?

*Like my dear friend Chef, I was people-watching while eating lunch today (in a busy shopping centre). People are fascinating!

*Ma is up out of the bed, downstairs, and doing well. (Last week she was, and I quote 'only ever goin' to come down that fuckin' stairs again in a box!') Though the heat is getting to her this week.

*I managed to get a fairly large Winnie the Poo stuffed toy out of one of those grabber machines at a local arcade/bowling alley, and on the first attempt, and after drink had been taken! (I'm SO feckin' cool!)

*Sometimes (usually when Chef has passed out. Again!) I drink beer from a wine glass and pretend I'm in France.

*I had a one year old baby running about the house this morning (my pal's wee one). I had forgotten how much everyday stuff they can fall over! Baby's are fun.

*Sleepovers make 14yr old daughters very cranky the next day.

*Is it 'Wine before Beer' or 'Beer before Wine'? Oh well, after wine, beer, wine, beer, wine, beer........hic!

*Might hit the beach tomorrow, so got to go practice sucking in my belly. Later beaches!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Dont Forget Your Shovel

My dear friend Chef has generously financed my latest venture.
Shovelling, it comes back to ya just like riding a tricycle!