Thursday, 19 November 2009

More illness

This week it has been my daughters turn to be ill. Last week she had a head cold and then on Monday i get a text telling me she was in a lot of pain in her back when she breathed. I persuaded her to go to the doctors and he said she had pleurisy. G'son was also at home with a temperature so i packed my bags and off i went. The bottom bunk was again my bed but i slept like a log on it.

I am home now and daughter is on the mend and g'son back to school. I have has a chance though last week to get most of my christmas presents and they are wrapped. Having problems though trying to get my head round how soon it is to christmas.

Short one this time as it has been a long week and there is still a few days to go.

Jenny <><

Monday, 9 November 2009

Life things

Well in the last couple of weeks i have had a birthday although they are not so exciting these days as it just means your a year nearer your pension. Hubby has had that bad cold virus that is going around and now he has a chest infection. The Doc has given him steroids as well as antibiotics and upped his preventative asthma spray. Thankfully he has a week's holiday now so hopefully he will be better when he goes back.

I have been on a 2 day christian conference and had a wonderful but challenging time. I am trying to work through those challenges now so some hard thinking is going on.

I was watching a green woodpecker the other day come right up to the back of the house. He was pecking away at the lawn and obviously finding things to eat which then made me realise that i hadn't seen any Crane flies this year. Not a one. The last few years i had only seen a few but none this year. Do you remember when September you only needed to open the door a crack and in they would all fly. Everyone would squeal and then you would spend the rest of the night trying to catch them. They never worried me and it didn't mind holding them.

Before they become a flying beastie they live just under the ground (usually the lawn) as a grub, looking like a brown Caterpillar called a Leather jacket. When i was about 6 i could usually be found with my pet leather jacket living in a match box in my pocket. What a sad child i was. Now, has the woodpecker eaten all the Leather Jackets? Or does anyone have another idea?

Very soon daughter and g'son will be round for a burial down the garden. The hamster has died and out of the two they have this is the favourite. Smudge only lasted about 18 months and was a very pretty laid back hamster. If anyone was to dig up the bottom of our garden it is full of bones. Hamsters, gerbils, budgies, cat, dog. G'son lives in a flat so that is why Smudge is going to spend the rest of his days with us.

Well they have just gone and Smudge has been duly dispatched under a lovely Cordyline tree, and g'son has gone off for ice hockey practice.

Going to go christmas shopping this week but i have no idea what to get so it should be fun.

Jenny <><