Happy Christmas and New Year everyone. Hope you are all doing ok over the "festive" period...not feeling very festive in the HM house! Thank goodness Xmas is over, my cooking was shocking, I drank too much and the house looks like a bomb has dropped. But DH is improving slowly, still sleeping an awful lot but definitely getting better every day!
HM I hope that 2013 will bring restored good health to your dh. xx So here we are, another year comes to an end, one I personally will be glad to see the back of. We are all in bed, sort of feel sorry for the kids, no party etc but the boys were offered a s/over and turned it down. I am not feeling well, more stomach pains after eating fish...........just praying it doesn`t end up like three weeks ago..............I have invited 4 friends to lunch tomorrow, got to have the pork in the oven to slow roast by 7am! I will prob still be awake at midnight but just incase I want to wish you all everything you dream of, health and happiness and another year of our wonderful friendship, love you all.............xx
<<Trips lays out trolley for the last time this year.............turkey rissoles, turkey curry, turkey and leek pie, turkey pilaff, turkey soup, turkey sandwiches............>>
Went to Chelles where 3 of her brothers and her sister AND their millions of kids were!! Plus added friends and their kids. Left my Tom in the front room where he stared wide eyed at one of Chelles nieces who had her 16th birthday New Years Eve. She is in his form at school and she has suddenly become a beautiful young lady!!
Spent most of the night tidying up, washing up etc etc - not keen on New Year - think it can be a lonley time even if you are surrounded by friends and family. Came home totally sober but had a good night.
Chelles brothers 12 year old son has autisim - at one time he would not make eye contact with me. A few years ago we became good pals. He swears a lot LOL says he cant help it - I know that he knows what he is doing
'Shabbs are you having a dance with me (loves all the old rock and roll) so we had a twirl around the kitchen!! 'Im after you for a kiss at midnight Shabbs!!' Twirled him a bit more and he said 'You can pack that in now I've gone dizzy...<<started to wander away>> In fact you can kiss my arse!! ROFL!!
Happy New Year! Shabs, sounds as if you had a good time, trips, hope you are feeling better today. HM, i hope your DH continues to improve. Quiet one here, apart from the boys fighting and the ensuing battle when I confiscated phones, Xbox, TVs and computers, and they are going to remain confiscated for 3 days! R has Ms chest infection, feels awful and is coughing away, both continue antibiotics, so we decided not to go to the party we had been invited to, so we stayed at home, DH and I finished 2 bottles of wine, and we have been suffering for it all day. Boys are "bored" and want their confiscated things back, but I am going to stick to my guns and they are locked away with the treat the time will be increased if they continue to fight and mis-behave!
Morning all.............lovely day today, had four friends round for lunch, mind you had to set my alarm to put the pork in the oven at 7am, Jamies slow roast.................divine!. Kids did not want to join us so I left them to it like the good mother I am Friends left at 4.45pm, by 5pm I was back I the kitchen cooking for trio +2!! Then catching me in a good mood he boys asked if their friend could s/over, thats why I`m still awake, 12.40am and they are still talking!!Give them until 1pm then its curtains!! xx
Morning. Anyone got matchsticks I can prop my eyes open with and some spare patience? Poor Joshua coughed and hacked his way through last night, resulting in very little sleep for dh, Joshua and I. Then at half 6 this morning James decided to put the books from their bookshelf in the cot. On top of the babies. Thankfully Homestart volunteer is here this morning and going to my mum's this afternoon otherwise I'd likely lose the plot completely.
Oh my word Sok - I remember the 'early days' with my twins!! Gareth stayed in the childrens hospital for about 10 days. Managed to get Danny into a nice little routine which was 'blown out of the sky' when his twin came home Then we went onto 2 hourly feeds day and night! Would grab hold of the first one who woke and feed them, change them and put them back in the cot...sneak back into bed and the other would start crying!!!
We were waiting for our house to be ready to move into and we're living at my parents. Sounds brilliant but it wasn't. Everybody wanted to help and it soon turned into chaos!
Trips - Tom also has sleepovers - except they are online with the kids from the family who own our hotel in Greece ROFL. I heard him trying not to laugh too loud at about 3am....5am in Greece. He is going to struggle getting up on Monday morning!!
Morning..............4 teens still in bed! Chops the recipe isn`tr in his books it was in a Sains mag 2 yrs ago, its Slow Roast Marmalade pork, he did it for Boxing Day. Basically its this Large boneless shoulder of pork with lots of skin on. Score really well, drizzle over olive oil, rub in sea salt and pepper. Put in oven at gas 4 and depending on size roast for 4-5 hours no need to baste. Test, should be very tender ready to fall apart. Mix half a jar of marmalade with a good pinch of black pepper, spread over pork. Back in oven for 30 mins. Leave to rest for up to an hour. Before serving finely chop handful of fresh mint, parsley and one red chilli pepper. Shred pork and scatter herbs on top, add rind of one lemon and pomegranite seeds if like. Fab.................delicious cold the next day!
Thanks trips, I think I might try it wihtout the marmelade too.
I love my dh. my mum gas to work (she works from home) but offered to have the older two kids, but his bro won't have the twins. It's a real shame cos this feb will be 10 years since we met. So I'm going to Montreal on my own, and dh is going to wfh and look after the kids. I really do luffs my dh!
Have you worked out your itinery yet Chops? I would so love to to back, California is amazing, 4 hours in all directions and its so diferent. One day wewere in Lake Tahoe, people were skiing up in Heavenly, later that day we drove over the border and were back in the desert! When are you going?