Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday

Terrible night DB very restless, I am sleeping in the sewing room tonight, I need sleep.

I contacted my daughter this morning and told her that DB would not be going to the wedding and I would only be there for the service and then come home. I am upset, but I cannot leave DB for hours and then have to drive home in the dark along roads I am not familiar with.

I have sold the last hoop for the embroidery machine, its to quilt blocks, it has gone to the lady who bought the machine. My sewing machine should be back tomorrow, all shiny and new. I need to buckle down and finish the stuff for the fair in November.

It was raining when we finally got up this morning, it stopped around lunchtime, but its very dull. I just did the wet room this morning, will do the bedroom tomorrow. I have to take the car in for service in the morning, so will be without it it all day.

On the countdown for the shed, this time next week we should have it up. DB wants to treat the floor with wood preservative before we move anything into it, so it may be a couple of days before we start unpacking all the stuff thats to go back in. I cannot wait. There is a table in the sewing room which is going out there. I need to get to the spanners to get the legs off.

Gammon salad for supper tonight with new potato's, looks like it might be choc ice for dessert.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday

A bright sunny morning, the sun is warming the sitting room quite nicely, its not too cold out either, is this the start of an Indian Summer? I am not holding my breath!!

Usual sunday breakfast in bed, we lay reading till just before 10am. The gammon is on in the pressure cooker and the veggies done for tonight.

I am missing my sewing machine, will be so glad to see it back on Tuesday, good as new hopefully. I can get on with some essential sewing.

DB is in the garden, picked some of the french beans, he cut down the climbing beans during the week, the pods are drying off, once they are dry I will pod them and use some for seed next year, the rest will go into a jar to use in soup, stew and casseroles. He is also still picking raspberries and there are a second crop of strawberries ripening too.........

No plans for the rest of the day, just going to chill till its time to sort the supper.

Gammon with mustard sauce, roast potato's and courgette, green beans and carrots. Raspberries and crean for dessert....yum yum....

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday

DB had an appointment for his flu jab this morning, so a quick trip to the Drs. I cannot have it allergic to the albumen the virus is in.

A reasonable night, woke a couple of times, but went back to sleep ok.

Fine but cold day, we had a brief show of sun but it soon clouded over.

Sad to read today that one of my childhood friends passed away two weeks ago, he was one of a set of twins. Never married but spent time looking after his parents until they died. He was a talented organist.

Supper tonight sausage, mash and veg, no idea whats for dessert if anything.


Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday

Fine sunny day but brrrrrr cold.

After having an hours nap yesterday afternoon I had a job to get to sleep last night, managed eventually and slept till just after 8am, did not have to get up to the toilet in the night either.

Sitting room bit of the friday clean done, the kitchen can wait till tomorrow. No laundry to hang out.

I have re made the bed in the sewing room, so if I need to I can go and get in there.  Had a phone call re the shed, it will be delivered next Friday and erected  on Monday 2nd October. Strangely that would have been Nicholas's 47th birthday. Under normal circumstances he would have erected it for us. I will be pleased when its up and we can start putting the stuff in it. DB wants to coat the floor with preservative before anything gets put in it. I will be able to get the little dryer and table out there, giving me more room in the sewing room.

I phoned about my machine yesterday, They discovered that the base was not level, it was 1/8th inch out from one end to the other. They had contacted Janome to be told that it would be 5 months before they could get a new base, it would have to be specially made. DD insisted they took the base off a new machine and sent it to him to be fitted, it arrived on Tuesday. There were a couple of other things that needed sorting the needle threader was crackered, which I knew, and I had also knocked the timing out sewing that last bag, so all together with the service it cost me £240.00 It will be back on Tuesday. No more heavy bag making from now on!!

We are taking my neighbour out for afternoon tea, so better go and sort myself out.

No fish and chips tonight, we might have egg on toast later.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday

A better night was had by both of us.

This morning I left DB in bed and went into town shopping, he was up by the time I got back. Still had his headache but this afternoon reported it seemed to be easing. He spent some time in the garden before lunch.

I had hung laundry out before I went out, brought it in after lunch as it clouded over, glad  I did it started to rain just after 3pm and slung it down for quite a while. I ironed the sheets etc, so that jobs done, I can remake the bed in the sewing room in case I need to use it.

DB went for his siesta, after a cup of tea, I took his place and did nod off for about an hour. I have an awful lot of sleep to catch up on.

It has turned quite cold since the rain, so have lit the fire in the sitting room, I will put the sitting room rad off and put the heating on a bit later, the bedroom will be warm when we go to bed.

Just phoned about my machine, its just cost me £245 for service and a couple of things to be put right. Ouch!!! I should get it back on Tuesday. I will be able to get on with some sewing. 

Awful news this week, 4 earthquakes and the horrendous damage done by the hurricane. One of my blog readers lives in New Zealand I hope she is ok.

My grand daughter is due to go to Mexico on honeymoon next month.........

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday

Yesterday was not a good day, DB and I had 'words' late yesterday afternoon, he now knows exactly how I feel about the situation.

I did not sleep too well last night, DB was restless. I would have gone back into the sewing room except I had stripped the bed to wash the linen. I only have a single duvet cover for that bed. I have bought another one, waiting for it to be delivered.

Towels washed and dried on the line.

Went to the GP's this afternoon, she has already written and asked for an earlier urgent appointment for DB, he has to take 2 tablets at bedtime tonight. I am also on medication for the stress and to help me sleep at night. She admitted she could see that DB had gone down a lot from the last time she saw him. So we wait.......

Booked the car in for a service next week. 

Was going to do pasties for supper, just cannot hack it, so mice and tatties with carrots and french beans. DB picked another load of raspberries.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday

A reasonable night last night, have decided to go back into our room tonight, see how I go. Day bed stripped will wash the linen tomorrow.

Line of laundry out this morning, towels in to wash tonight, wet room and toilet cleaned, also did a bit of moving round in the sewing room. I have a pile of ironing to do. Might do it tomorrow.

Its a fine morning DB much as usual, has been out in the garden taking the beans down and sorting out a few bits. His headache is not too bad today, so he says.

Corned beef salad tonight, will do some mash with it for a change. Have taken out mince I plan to make pasties for supper tomorrow, its ages since I made any, DB brought me in a turnip, will grate some to put in with cubed potato.