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|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
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I am now reading Catching Fire. I did some laundry this afternoon, but the weather has turned colder again so I’m back in hibernation mode. We are to get easterly winds from Europe for a few days so that it no so good, and I have to go for a check-up on my shoulder tomorrow. I am off to bed early.
Hello Graymayne, that Groundhog did not see his shadow and we should be having an EARLY SPRING!!!! but it keeps on going back and forth!!!!! daylight savings starts March 10th I think I read, I truly wish they would leave it that way for good!!! I am still working my part-time job at Walmart it is at least 33 hours per week and more than I bargained for for real, well as soon as I get the rest of my Quarters I will not be doing that one anymore!!!! I have about two more to earn for a total of 40 which is what I will need when I am 62 or 65 in order to draw a social security check along with my retirement check which is why I am doing this in the first place!!!! lol I hope everyone here has been well, I just turned 61 years old and sometimes I feel older than that!!!! 9 hours of standing shifts is taking a tole on me and yes I am tired of it!!!! I will be there two years in May and hope to have the rest of my points by then, If I last that long!!!! My grandson is now 4 months old and is growing fast!!!!! Gods Speed to all of you and I have missed each and every one of you!!!!!
Hi, MISTIC, Happy Belated Birthday! I don’t know how you are working nine hour shifts at Walmart. I am desperate to get out when I have to go in to make a purchase. It is just too big and too much and everything is so far apart.
I have to take the car to get the glass cover over the tail lights replaced. When we had our ice storm a few weeks ago the car was coated in ice. I opened the rear end and when I slammed it shut the ice fell and a piece of the glass fell with it. There must have been a crack in the glass and when it froze, covered in ice and the ice fell it broke away. I will probably just have to order the part and go back another day. Then, I will go to my parent’s house and pull some items to the front of the house that are ready to be moved from my bedroom.
We have about a foot and a half of snow and it’s still coming down; 1+ inches/hour. University is closed today. I shoveled snow for about two hours, which totally helps justify all the pancakes I had for breakfast. The BF is off work today, too, so we took a sledding trek late in the morning. My coughing got bad, so he made us come home, but we’re going to go out again this afternoon! We have a nice run compacted all ready, there should just be a few more inches of powder on top to pack down.
I have just put an excited little girl to bed. Tomorrow is her birthday!
LEW, have fun in the snow! And have a hot toddy when you come home, that’ll help your throat.
Graymayne, it HAS got cold again, hasn’t it! But, with the clearer skies, it is so noticably lighter on my way to work, I don’t really mind. It’s just lovely to see the deep blue of before dawn, and to hear the birds singing their good morning songs!
Hello Mistic Willow, congratulations on becoming a grandmother! Your job sounds like hard work. I hope you achieve your goals after all your efforts.
I needn’t return to the clinic unless my shoulder condition shows signs of deterioration, in which case I would have to be referred by my doctor. Any improvement in movement will depend on my efforts at physiotherapy exercises which have been minimal during the last six months. On our way home we popped into the farm-shop café for a light lunch, a generous bowl of Sweet potato and leek soup with hunks of bread with a pat of butter followed by a fruit scone with butter and jam. Delicious! I bought my first loaf from the shop, fresh baked in our county town of Shrewsbury. It cost me £2.50!
ASTI, A Very Happy Birthday to Princess Pink! It is lovely it is Friday and she can probably turn it into a birthday weekend.
Happy Birthday Princess Pink! From the funny dog man.
The garage had to order my part for my tail light yesterday so although I am not going to my parent’s house today I do have to go to the garage mid morning. So, I will be starting some laundry before I leave and come home to continue processing.
I need to figure out what we are having for dinner. I am uninspired.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRINCESS PINK!!! I imagine you will be out of school for the day soon so the festivities will soon begin.
The birthday is going well so far! Lady Hawke, it is half term here, so there is no school!
We did presents….we got her a new bag and a Kindle voucher. The sitting room is full of balloons! Birthday breakfast was pain au chocolates and croissants. Then I took her iceskating, which was a lot of fun! Lunch was at McDonalds, and now we’re home for a few hours before heading to an Italian restaurant.
Her and her Dad are currently putting together the model of The Globe Theatre she has made for part of her Shakespeare project. It’s pretty good…..I’ll post a picture when it’s finished.
This week was a school vacation week, but it has still turned out to be busy. Fortunately, most of it has been fun busy; however, this morning I’m working at the bakery. So, in between reports, I’ve taken a few minutes here and there to catch up on a few pages of posts. I feel less out of the loop now. :)
Goodness I thought it was snowing last night but this morning I was surprised. It was ice!! I have just finished cleaning it off the truck and my porch steps. It must be warming up because it was melting so was not hard to clean off. There was about 2 inches of ice everywhere.
Today is the 60th straight day with a measureable amount of snow on the ground. Never a
huge amount,15 inches has been the most. Got about 3 inches this morning with more to
The birthday dinner was a big success……that girl can eat her own body weight in Italian food. We came home to birthday cake and candles, but even she had to admit she had no room for chocolate cake!
One lovely thing about the iceskating…… There was a party of adults with severe learning difficulties, probably about 8 or 9 of them. Their carers helped each in turn into one of three wheelchairs, then took the chairs out onto the ice. There was one young lady in particular, in her early 20’s, who looked like she was having the time of her life, whizzing around on the ice. It was really nice to see.
I am really tired! It is only 9.45, but I am ready for my bed. She’s had a really good day, and so have I.
Today we went to the Crown Country Inn for our free lunch in return for my DS providing the romantic music there on St. Valentine’s Night. Unusually we both opted for the same dishes, Pea and Ham soup with bread, followed by Confit of Duck with Red Cabbage. Vegetables are ordered separately with this menu. Neither of us had room for dessert but I had coffee with cream. My DS had his usual afternoon sleep and I sat down to watch a TV programme and found I had nodded off shortly after it started! It felt very cold today and was grey and overcast, so we were glad that it stayed fine.
Asti I am glad to hear that your daughter’s birthday treats went well and that you all enjoyed yourselves. Please wish her a belated Happy Birthday with love from me.
I believe that we are expecting temperatures around – 4C overnight, so I am grateful for my new duck feather and down duvet to keep me warm.
sloppy afternoon now as the snow is melting…
Happy Birthday to the Pink Princess
making stew again….
I have to admit I am now officially addicted to Amazon & my Kindle
off for a nap before I have to get ready for an 8 to 8 shift
We came down with a very heavy crocheted bedspread today and four finished quilts. There was also a WWI gas mask still in its bag with the instructions for use. There was a WWI sidearm holster, the leather chaps they wore to protect their calves and shins, and an army blanket.
We found an intact straw bowler hat in a chest as well as some velvet throws or table coverings. There was one linen “day dress”, probably circa 1938 to 1945, beautifully made. There were many pairs of vintage eye glasses.
We also found a box full of letters, letters between my grandfather and great grandfather, letters from my uncle who was killed in WWI to his mother and my grandmother, his sister. There were more post cards and souvenirs sent home.
We still haven’t looked in the boxes that went directly to the bedroom pile.
Oh, we found my great grandmother’s will. She specified her estate should be divided between her surviving children except my grandmother was to have her marble top table which is in my parent’s formal living room and my grandmother was to have ALL the photos of her brother who was killed in the war.
Was that all your grandmother was getting?
Or was it an addition to the split with the siblings?
It always facinates me the family feud that gets started when a parent passes away and there is an inheritance involved.
MM, no, the inheritance was split equally but in addition to the equal split my grandmother was to have the marble top table the all the photos of her deceased brother. In truth, as you might be able to tell from all the handwork and quilts I’ve been pulling from the attic she kept more than those things. My great grandmother lived with my father’s parents during the last years of her life so most of the things she brought with her stayed in the house and have now been pulled out of my parent’s current attic.
I have my father’s grandfather’s wardrobe and my grandmother’s wardrobe in my bedroom. The interesting thing about them is my memory of them is they were at my mother’s sister’s house all the time I was growing up and into my adult years. The wardrobes were too big for the rooms of the house my parents moved into when I was a year old. So, my mother’s sister took them and they stayed there in my mother’s family for forty years. When we moved into this house my mother’s family was downsizing and I got them back.
The funny thing is there is sort of desperation for the photos and belongings of the dead great uncle from WWI even now. None of us knew him. He was gone decades before any of us were born but anything that belonged to him and photos of him are highly coveted. I didn’t realize until yesterday that as the only child of my grandmother’s only child I appear to be in control of the lot. I had no idea my grandmother’s brother was strictly prohibited from having any of them. So, now I understand why my other girl cousins are so intensely interested in them. (if you can understand why any of us are interested in photos of a man who died at 21 years old almost 100 years ago)
We’ve spent a gentle, quiet day here. I slow roasted a half shoulder of lamb, which was delicious.
AND I have this week off work!!!! My DS and I were hoping for a few days away together at our usual destination, but of course, he starts his new job tomorrow.
Speaking of which, I would very much appreciate your positive thoughts and your love. He is nervous and apprehensive over this new position, and starting a new job is horrible.
Lady Hawke, I wonder why your Grandmother was left ALL of the photos? Have you considered getting them digitally remastered? That might be interesting?
My Grandmother was a great knitter, and kept me well stocked with jumpers throughout my childhood. She also used to knit funny little slipper boots, which I loved! As she got older, she became unable to use her fingers well enough to knit. I saved my last pair of slippers from her to wear once my son was born. Now I have none of her work left.
Sirius, so am I!!! I check my wishlist daily for books that have come down in price, and I don’t leave the house without my Kindle. I still love real books, and there are some that I want in physical form to have on my shelves, but I am completely addicted to my Kindle. I’m really glad you are enjoying yours!
ASTI, I wish your DS all the best and I hope he comes to be happy and content in his new position. I’m sorry your plans to spend some time together were foiled but I know you are happy it is a job that has put a wrench in your plans.
I am doing laundry and waiting for the Oscars to broadcast. I wish it was Downton Abbey instead but at least they are not running against each other.
Mr. Deanie Did you watch the Nationwide race yesterday? It was an exciting race too. There is a lot of coverage of the last wreck because of the 24 people injured. I was hoping Jr. would win today’s race but it was not to be. At least he didn’t wreck like Tony or have car trouble like Jeff.
I am getting ready for the Oscars. Today is a full day of TV. It started at 9 AM with Nascar coverage. Then after the race there was a program about the oscars. It is time for the red carpet arrivals at 7:00 PM.
I think we are suppose to get part of the winter storm coming thru.
Asti Supporting energy sent to your DS to ease his first day in his new job. It is great that he is getting his life back on track so swiftly. (Three cheers for Wolfie’s practical advice).
My DS has been snuffling his way through the second day of a cold, but I didn’t like the sound of his cough late this evening. I fear that a planned get-together for dinner with ukulele friends on Thursday might not materialise, we shall see. I finished my re-read of Catching Fire this evening and promptly started on Mockingjay. It is a powerful series.