Driftwood

Monday, November 10, 2014

Brain Cramp

I've got to take myself in hand... I've lost an entire week to anxiety and inertia, I haven't contacted my kids and I've achieved very little beyond irritating my partner after my usual Monday at home (last week). I was in such a static state on Wednesday (at home) that I did next to nothing, until... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Life of a Monday

We have been getting acquainted with (or in my case reacquainted with) Virginia Woolf, hence my title... more about that later. It just came to me this morning as I arrived home for another Monday of trying to get organised... smile. So - the life of my Monday, typically, starts like this... we get... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday night

It's been a funny week. We've been trying to get organised at his place, after having the decorators in. While we were away for a couple of days - on our own (yippee) for my birthday - the glass shelf in his recently-acquired art deco cocktail cabinet fell down inside the cabinet, and we've had to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HOW much????

The last week or so has been taken up mostly with spending a bit of time with my daughter before her flight back to Sydney. I've been in London with her for the past two days to help finish packing, and go with her to the airport. It took us an hour and a half, at 5pm, for the nineteen mile drive to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On Being Stoic

I just want to say thank you to everyone for all the kind comments wishing my son well. I'm relieved that he does seem to be turning a corner, although it can seem to be one step forward and two back, so I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm concerned more because he has been through a lot in his young... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Just when you think it's safe to answer the phone...

I had a missed phone call from my son two weeks ago, and a voicemail, and a missed call from my daughter at about the same time. It turned out to be something that has occupied most of my time since. It was clearly important, since it came at about half past three in the afternoon, which was about... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Looking in

I bought a sympathy card from us both, and we'd decided that I would look in on my bereaved friend on my way home. If she was out I'd put the card through the door, and if the car was there I would knock the door, give it to her with a hug and be on my way. In the event, as I passed her house... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh dear

Opened my email today to find a note from our choir director; very sad to read that one of our number (who'd had to step down two years ago due to advancing dementia) has died. As a couple he and his wife were members for over thirty years, and it was she who had to make the decision that they would... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New car

Six weeks on from my last post, and it seems that we have been busy, busy, busy. Most of it is to do with the stepson and the summer holidays; I am somewhat tired of us always going away with him, and for the last two days we have been tied up with the new car his father wants to buy for him. It's... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Petrol Head

- at my age!! Guess who's been to Goodwood? It wasn't the race track, however. Every year there is a Festival of Speed, celebrating a century of racing, and it is the most fun I've had all year. Highly recommended! Sign in to see full entry.

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