Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A brighter week

For now my small run of bad luck appears to be over, apart from a small blip the other day when a) Harry was ill on Monday so was off school, b) I put the washing machine on without any liquid in it & c) Took some rather lovely photos & found I had left the memory card out of the camera. Minor things, minor things!

I cannot explain the relief of visiting my dad in his care home & seeing him smile, laugh at things & happy to hold a conversation. His care home seems such a happy place + it is filed with crochet blankets I would be more than happy to move in myself. The interaction between him & the staff is nothing short of miraculous & believe me the stress is oozing out of my pores more & more every day.

Dip stick Mike has finally got his car sorted, the issue wasn't the car failing the MOT it was the fact he left it until a few days before it ran out, not good when you needed a part for it. It's over now, I shall be taking charge of it next year.

The oven & sink situation is sorted so I can breathe a sigh of relief & have a bit of fun, talking of fun three things made me laugh on Monday.

I was on the phone gazing out of the window as you do, I spotted this walking down the street -


Can you see our local pheasant, just taking a stroll, looks like he is going to knock for someone here. He was back in the field moments later!

Do you see how my wellies match my pyjama bottoms! When Mike returned from work that evening he asked if I had been like that all day. "Er, yes" I replied. Apparently his friend had dropped something off for him & hadn't knocked as he thought no one was in. I assured Mike I would have made the lad a coffee & even offered him some cake. Mike just walked off muttering under his breath something about a good job & bag lady's!

The biggest stress reliever was Harry who for some reason wishes to wear caps again so we bought him one at the weekend. He wont take it off & wears it in the house. I will never forget his peaky, ill little face sat up in bed on Monday, wearing his dressing gown & with his new cap firmly on his head. It still makes me giggle now!

Enjoy your day

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  1. Hi Joanne, I like it that your wellies match your pj bottoms! Pheasants, they look so harmless but beware. I remember one took against my father in law on a walk once. The pheasant kept trying to attack him - yes really. xx

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    1. They looked good didn't they together! I'm keeping away from it, I'm sure I heard it outside this morning. Your poor father in law!

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  2. It's so interesting to find a pheasant neat our house. It must be a nice environment

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    1. It was to find it in the front, it is normally in the fields at the back of the house.

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  3. I'm glad life is looking up. Knowing your loved ones are well cared for can make such a difference, can't it. My brother was mad on hats and would always wear his latest favourite to bed, nothing like a bit of eccentricity to bring a smile to your face.

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    1. It is such a relief to see my dad like that. It is a new thing with Harry, where he got the idea from I don't know, but it tickled me greatly to see him.

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  4. Good to see it's all looking sunnier for you! Pretty wellies!
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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    1. It is thank you yes, & thanks, you can never have too many wellies!

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  5. You could set a new trend wearing wellies with pyjamas, especially when then match so well. Glad to hear that your dad has settled in well, that will be such a weight off your mind.

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    1. I could, I have another pair of pyjama bottoms a similar colour. It has been a huge relief I hope he continues to settle in there.

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  6. Glad you have got some nice things going on in your life this week! The situation with your Dad must be a load off your mind.
    Re the pheasant: We once had a cow walk into our garden...

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    1. Yes much, much better. A huge relief with my dad I just hope it continues, it should do! Ohh never had a cow in the garden, they have escaped & found their way into the lane through. Mind you depending what the farmer puts in the field it could be pigs, horses or the Llamas. The pigs escaped last year & they were found on the main road! Cows can cause a fair bit of damage hope it didn't cause too much for you.

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  7. Glad you are back on an even keel and are now venturing out with suitable footwear!

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    1. Thanks I am now, imagine if he caught me with those slippers on, they are nice & white again now.

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  8. Good to hear things are on the up! Love your wellies!

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  9. Pheasants are particularly fond of white flowers, failing that anything blue. Just sayin'..

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    1. No white yet, perhaps he is waiting or eyeing up the forget me knots.

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  10. I'm glad things are getting better for you. Leaving the memory card out of the camera is a favourite trick of mine! I love the curious pheasant.

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    1. Thank you, yes they are. I took some rather good shots for me too!

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  11. Poor Harry, I hope he's all better now. I'm glad things are running more smoothly for you now. My other half is in the process of getting his mother a place in a care home. I do hope it is as nice as your dad's one. I like to use the term dip stick quite regularly, good to hear someone else saying it. I put the washing machine on without any washing in it on Monday. I left the washing in a big pile on the kitchen floor.

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    1. Just a little bug, he is fine now thanks. At least my washing was in the machine :), I love the term dipstick it fits Mike at times perfectly.

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  12. Ahhh, I so glad your dad is happy, that must mean everything to you.Good to hear Harry is better too.
    I have to say I love your wellies and that pheasant made me laugh.xxx

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    1. Yes they are both sorted. My wellies are fab aren't they, I love them!

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  13. So glad that your dad is in a good place! That makes all the difference in the world! Love your new wellies!!! And how cute was that story about your son and his caps! Happy days to you and I am glad that the roads are smooth and things are looking up!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. A huge difference, with him not being a positive man & the strain that was having on us all, it is a huge relief. Thank you

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  14. This post ... hilarious!! I love your sense of humour, and if your father shares this gift, there's no wonder he is fitting in so well at his new home. So cool having a "local pheasant" ... all our locals are, well, best not said! I'm confused that you wouldn't come to the door in your pj's, but you step outside in them with your wellies just to take a photo? Glad everything in your life has sorted itself out in the span of a few days!! Wendy x

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    1. Bless you, no my dad is a grumpy old goat always has been always will. He is making an effort so that is good! I was in my wellies & pyjamas all day, Mike thought it was shocking that I couldn't be bothered to get dressed. His friend didn't knock & Mike was glad, the awful man.

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  15. I'm glad that you are feeling better! The pheasant going for a walk is just hilarious!!!! Your Dad's new home has to be a good place if it is full of crochet!! If nothing else he will be comfy and cosy which are two very good starts. I hope that things keep getting better and better for you. xx

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    1. I watched for pheasant for quite a few minutes, he was ever so happy just strolling! Each time we see my dad he has a blanket or two on him, I told him I was going to make his own. Thank you

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  16. Joanne, I'm so glad you found such a wonderful home for your father. My father was in hospital when the doctors told me he would have to go into a home. I was searching for one, but he died in hospital. So I did not have the stress of that process. Life these days seems all about limiting stress and striving for balance! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Oh bless I'm sorry t hear that. It was a quick process to be honest we were given a choice of three & we liked the first one. Take care

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  17. If kids get ill we get restless and do silly mistakes. Your shoes looks good with your dress. This would be new fashion.
    Time spend with your father is wonderful!

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    1. We do but the wellies & pyjamas were intentional, very comfy I was too.

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  18. hehehe your write so well .laughing at your husband
    hugs my friend
    x

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    1. Bless your heart thank you, have a good weekend.

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  19. Sounds like your Dad had a nice place to live in.

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    1. Thankfully it seems great, & happy to boot which makes a difference.

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  20. lovin the wellies, I have just got some clogs that look very similiar

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  21. Hope this week is better for you, and I did giggle at the wellies & the PJ's I could often be found like that however my little wellies are no more they split so I am on the hunt for a new pair

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  22. I so glad to hear that things are a bit smoother for you now. It must be such a big relief to see your dad settled x
    your post made me giggle!
    love Jooles x x x

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  23. Good news about your Dad. Loving the welly/pyjama combo. We had a pheasant like that who attacked the postman!

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  24. Glad your bad luck seems to have turned around...Mikes' comments made me smile...sounded just like something my Hubby would come out with!!

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