Yes I know my eldest is 31 but he is taking Em to work and then Lew to school like he does every morning. Our local little town is gridlocked because there has been a fuel spillage on the motorway leading to Manchester airport. They are sat in gridlocked traffic - he still has to get em to work (she should be in by 8am), Lew to school (in the fookin' opposite direction) for quarter to nine and then himself to work near Manchester asap. My heart is in my bloody mouth worrying about him and I sent him a message saying 'Let me know when you are all where you should be.'
hello ladies, just sticking my head in to see how you all are! Loving the snow? It keeps coming down here but then the sun comes out so it can't make up it's mind! Good news in the HM house, HarrogateDad has been given the all clear by the hospital only two months since his stroke. He has no hole in his heart, nothing wrong with his blood so the whole affair is "unexplained". Seems odd but apparently it's one of the best categories to be in!
Hope all is well with everyone - can someone do me a mini update!
Hi HM, great news about DH, glad everything seems to be going well. Shabs - glad all family are ehere they should be, we are sunny but cold here, waiting for an oil delivery, so trying to not have the heating on during the day, I get cold just sitting here, so am wrapped up in a sleeping bag! wilderness - my DH keeps turning off heating as well, because he is warm, but he has come home from work and is still wearing thermal undies, those tog rated thermal socks, as well as normal clothes and fleece, no wonder he is warm! Washing machine broke down sunday, repair man came out yesterday, and said it was because it was being overloaded! DKH had been putting the equivalent of a load and half in the bloody thing, which couldn't have washed properly anyway, and caused a repair fee we can ill afford! I think he is getting fed up of this carer/househusband role now. He is also complining bitterly about the cost of shopping, and the fact he has to keep popping to the shops to top up on essentials such as milk and bread ( 2×12yr old = empty cupboards!). A reality check for him I think, because he had previously been complaining about the shopping bills I had been paying. Puppy causing chaos, but we love him, the only problem is I am doing everything as boys are already getting bored with the humdrum and messy bits of puppy care (dealing with poos and wees, which is not really hard as he usually uses the puppymats), I an also now suffering from sore, bleeding knees as trying to reduce everyones workload by getting about on knees to do bits and pieces.
I am knackered now! three school runs and the 5k, and tonight is scouts and girls brigade. Fish and chip supper tonight, I think!
I agree, bubby, you really do need to take it a bit easier. It's not forever, they will just have to put up with it for a little longer.
Very proud of dt1 - he has been working really hard and has made the school cross country team! Going from a boy who was totally overshadowed by his twin, he is coming on in leaps and bounds now. His first concert as a violinist with the local orchestra is on Saturday.
Hi ruby, Yes, prob doing too much, went into kitchen this morning, it was a mess! washing up from yesterday still on sides, dishwasher not emptied, etc, so had to tidy up before I could even get myself breakfast/drink. On the plus side tho, DH came home last night with a pair of carpet fitters knee protectors!! soks good news about physio, hopefully Jen will be on her way soon, then you will start to have fun, as the bet is they will both head off in opposite directions!! And £250 for car repairs, is any covered under warrenty, if not, at least you will have a safe car to drive, thats the main thing.
AA are paying me back for my car . Took out a really good deal through Quidco last time my car broke down. Was £80 cashback if you took out a policy over £150. Mine was £152 and some pence, but includes up to 5 times a year, max £500 paid to have car repaired after call out.
All I have to actually pay is £35. Some garages (my regular one) take payment straight from the AA. Others, like this one, want payment and I just have to claim it back myself through the AA. It's well worth it to keep our MPV on the road. The only disappointing thing was the AA sent me an offer for £10 stay mobile instead of £20, but they won't give me a 7 seater car for the 3 days, I have to pay the hire firms upgrade charge to go from a 5 seater. So that's not worth it for us. The places I tend to break down have no public transport nearby either.
<<lies on the floor and paddies like a 2 yr old>> I CANNOT WAIT TILL TOMSTER FINISHES FOOKIN' HIGH SCHOOL.
School say that he is just fine with his Maths and doesn't seem as confident in English.....so he doesn't need Maths class anymore because they are only revising, instead he is having just English classes!! So now he is going to have to go each night for an hour to after school Maths revision classes.
Tomorrow night is parents night.....I swear now that you will all hear my sarcastic tone and raised voice no matter where in the world you live. I have a notebook, a pen and a list of questions for each teacher....a long, long list for each teacher. I normally sit back and bask in the glow of their praise for him but tomorrow will be so different.
Being clever and mild mannered with everybody (like Tom is) is not always the great thing that it sounds it should be.
Have already had a disagreement with the Headmaster....I rang to ask him about the English/Maths decision. He said 'Will you be bringing Tom with you tomorrow?' My reply? 'On the top of the sheet of appointments it says PARENTS EVENING - not PARENT and STROPPY, STRESSED TEENAGER.....so in reply to your question I and I alone will see you all tomorrow.
How does Tom feel about not coming with you though? I do actually find it helpful taking Rheannon with me and working with the teachers on plans to improve her work. Even if I do have to give her a little nudge sometimes for her to say what she really thinks!
That's great about the car, soks! I'm sure it won't be long before Jennifer crawls. I remember Jack crawling I think at 10 or 11 months, then he crawled for ages! It's really brilliant that you've got the physio in there so early for her, I'm sure it will help tons.
actually I remembered, I had a similar problem - dd does cheerleading on a monday, and when I picked her up, it turned out she had been doing sewing instead (textiles?)
I asked her about it, and apparently the teacher had spent so long on the planning there wasn't enough time for the actual practical work. I told her i am NOT driving all that way to pick her up and she is NOT missing her extra curricular stuff for fecking sewing that should have been done in school hours. The teacher can sod off! It took dd a lot of courage to finally walk through that door and get involved in some extra curricular stuff, and she has found a bit of a talent for it, and I think it is far more important than making a bloody cushion! Told dd if the teacher has a problem with it, she can email me!