Saturday, 16 May 2009
Over six months.
Where has the time gone.
I guess moving from Aol journals took it's toll on everyone.
I followed many people over to FaceBook, and I have to say it's been fun.
Lots of fun.
I have made a lot of new friends, and some special friends.
But now maybe it's time to slow down, chill out a bit.
It's not so hectic here, a slower pace.
I can say what I want here.
I don't have to be constantly looking over my shoulder.
Maybe that's what I need right now.
I know I am desperately tired.
Maybe that's the problem.
I just can't shake this feeling I have.
This restless, fidgety feeling.
It's not like me.
If I'm honest I've backed myself into a corner and now it's flight or fight time.
At the moment I think flight is gonna win.
One thing I know for sure is.
It feels good to be home.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Forgive me if this pretty tag has lost it's animation when I post this. I have tried to put animation on here before and it always loses it's movement when I post.
I have changed the background around a bit, and found I like the look of this setting much better, much more room, looks much more like my old journal. I feel much more at home.
Sadly I deleted my old AOL journal this morning. I decided to do it today as I won't be here on the 31st October and it seemed the right time for me.
The weather today looks promising. Not much wind about and it feels definitely warmer than yesterday. Gale force winds yesterday, but no rain at least.
I have been quite busy this week, well me and Laura have, but we don't seem to have accomplished very much. If that makes sense.
We went to Ikea on Wednesday to buy some non-slip backing for a hallway runner which keeps sliding about under foot. It's not really safe with us carrying Grace about, and I was afraid that one of us would fall.
We got half way home and then realised I had left my walking stick at the checkout.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
But this is exactly what I heard from Adam on Tuesday evening.
He had wanted to go out to play with his friends for an hour before tea.
He doesn't normally have time to go out, not now with it getting dark early and it being cold. Adam usually has homework to do and after that it is time for tea and a shower, then bed.
Tuesday evening I said he could have an hour, "but make sure you wear your coat." I said
This is where it all went wrong.
Adam couldn't find the said coat. Maybe it was in the car.!!!!!
He took the keys. Came back with that dreaded sentence.
I was quite calm. I didn't shout. I did wear my annoyed face though. :(
Somehow he had left the keys on the back seat and accidentally pressed the central locking button down on the inside of the door. How? I don't now.
Now you are probably thinking "She must have a spare key" Yeah!
Guess where it was???
On top of Grace's buggy.
Where was the buggy.???
In the boot of the car.!!!!!!
We had a spare key cut because a few months ago when I was cleaning the inside of the car I knocked the button down while I was polishing the door.
That time we called out the RAC.
The chap came and had the door open in a matter of minutes.
I wanted to call them out again.
He insisted they would charge us for calling them out for the same thing twice.
This might be true.
But I was willing to call them and ask.
Anyway Keith went up the garden with the step ladder, a straightened out metal coat hanger and a small door wedge.
It worked anyway.
It took about 45 mins.
The spare key is now in Laura's bag. Not on the buggy.!!!!
It all turned out OK in the end, and it was an accident, so I didn't stay annoyed with Adam for long.
Have a good evening everyone.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
At the moment it is dropping thousands of walnuts all over the garden.In the summer it completely blocks our view.
I have to say it looks much better now, although there is still much to do out there.!!!
Yesterday was spent just catching up on housework.
Boring!!! I know, but has to be done.
Adam decided to drag out his old playstation 2. So we set that up in the kitchen, and it kept us amused for a few hours. A few of his games didn't play, so maybe I will take them in to have them buffed for him.
Grace and Laura went off visiting yesterday. Grace went to see her other Nan (Rose). They both came home worn out. Grace seemed a little unsettled when she came home, but I guess that's because she doesn't see many people usually. Ade has a very large family.!!!!!
This afternoon we are going to my son Simon's house to help him with his garden. So I had better get moving.
It looks cold and windy outside today and it is silent. I can't hear one bird singing.!!!
Thank you to everyone who left comments and to new followers. I appreciate every one of you.
Thanks also to Sandra who told me to click and drag the photos, took me a while to figure it out. It's also very time consuming. I am not computer literate as you know.!!! But I guess practise makes perfect. Still wish I could get a slideshow. That is much easier.
Friday, 17 October 2008
I have been trying to add a slide show from Photo bucket for the past hour. Can't do it.!!!
So could some one help me pleeeeeease. ???? Pretty please. How do I add pictures, tags, animations where I want them. At the moment they are just being put at the top and I want some of them in the middle. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!!!
On Wednesday Adam lost a tooth. I think this is the third or the fourth he's lost now. I am glad to say it was a quiet affair. He came home from school with his tooth wrapped in a tissue. All he said was "mommy my tooth came out at school". What's wrong with that you may ask.???
Let me tell you.!!
Adam was almost 12 months old before he even had his first tooth come through. We used to tell him he would be the only little boy in nursery with no teeth.!! I have to say I did start to worry a bit. Anyway once his first tooth came through the rest followed in quick succession.
So I was not surprised when he was 7 before he lost his first baby tooth.
And OMG what a performance that was. We had tears, tantrums, Adam kept us awake all night for days while that first tooth hung on for dear life. I tell you I felt like pulling it out myself.!!
Adam couldn't eat, because he kept catching it, then it would bleed, more tears. When it finally fell out we all breathed a sigh of relief.!!
Then it was "mommy I have another loose tooth. I tell you we ran for the hills.!!
The Tooth Fairy came Wednesday night and left him the obligatory £1 coin. Adam left her a note asking if she would leave his tooth. She did. She's a very kind Fairy.
Once he did try and con the Tooth Fairy and leave his tooth a second night hoping to get another £1 coin for the same tooth. The Tooth Fairy is not stupid. One tooth one £1 coin.!!!
Grace is also having trouble with her mouth this week. She has thrush on her tongue. It just looks like she has a milky tongue.
It doesn't seem to bother her at all and she is still feeding well.
Laura had some gel to rub on it for a week, but it did no good, so on Wednesday while we were at the Baby Clinic having her weighed Laura asked the Health Visitor about it. So now Laura has a syringe of goop to drop in her mouth 4 times a day.
Grace had put on 6 and a half ounces. She now weighs 11lb 6 and a half ounces.
Grace is a beautiful chunky monkey, and I am sure the smiles we are getting now are proper smiles and not just wind.!!!
I would just like to say congratulations to my daughter-in-law Gail who finally, after many tests, passed her driving test a couple of weeks ago. No more trains and buses to work for her. Good on ya Gail.!!!
Well I had better go and get some housework done or maybe even a bit of gardening. It's very cold here at the moment. Only 4*C the last couple of days. Although we have had sunny days and it gets quite pleasant by dinnertime. The sun is shining though as I speak.
Must thank everyone for their kind comments and for everyone who has added their name to my followers list. Sorry if I haven't had chance to visit you. I have been reading though, don't always have time to leave comments. Sorry. :(
Have a lovely day everyone.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
This little scrap is my first granddaughter. (i have 3 grandsons). This is Laura and Ade's first child (and the last Laura says).
Grace took her time coming, and was born after 50 odd hours of labour. She was born around 2am in the morning.
She is not much trouble at all. I have only seen her cry once, with real tears. Usually she just whines while waiting to be fed.
Grace is just the funniest baby I have ever known. She pulls these funny faces and does things with her mouth and we just howl with laughter, then she pulls another funny face wondering what we are all laughing at.
She looks at you as if she understands every word you say. She frowns like she is saying "What you talking about now", or maybe she's saying "You needn't think you're putting me in that bath."!!!
Grace is very clever. She will very happily go to sleep cradled in your arms, BUT as soon as you put her down SHE WAKES UP. So we leave her for a bit, maybe she will settle and doze off. Then she pulls her best trick. Pretends she's choking. "Nan, Nan look I'm choking quick pick me up pick me up I can't breathe I'm gonna be sick." Yea! You guessed it. I pick her up. It works every time.!! :)
She has already grown out of some of her clothes and now weighs over 11 lb. Sorry don't now what that is in kilogrammes.
Adam who is her Uncle even though he's only 8yrs loves to hold her and shake her rattle for her. I have some lovely photos of Adam and Grace and maybe I'll try and add them another day.
Well I had better get a wiggle on. We're going shopping today. I need a shower before there's a queue for the bathroom. And there's a big tub of washing with my name on it.
It doesn't seem to bad here after all. I have to change my background, it's hard on my eyes reading what I've written.!!!
I want to thank everyone for their kind comments and welcomes and e-mails and the offers of help. I may be knocking on your doors before to long.!! *Smiling here*
Right now where's the spell check on here.....
Ah! Got it.!!! Wow no spelling mistakes. I'm sure I'll see something as soon as I've saved it.!!! Ahhhh it marks them in yellow. Clever.
Have a great day today everyone. I hope you all have good weather.
Mind you we are on a severe weather warning today. Torrential rain and winds.
It's not doing that at the minute. Just a bit of a breeze moving the leaves of the walnut tree outside my bedroom window. And a beautiful red sky just appearing.
Take care everyone.