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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Home and dry..or almost.

Grandpa and Kara have landed and are on the coach as we speak, seeing the english countryside through some light rain...typically.
Pauline the repentant Previa is home and sporting a new radiator and matching water pump. She is feeeling all cool and refreshed and although her outside is as rough and scratched as ever, he insides are all sparkly and she has cool clean water coursing through her veins ( or whatever ever cars have.) she behaved beautifully on the drive home and I think I heard her mumble "sorry" , although I can't swear to that as no unusual sounds were heard. I think I just read her mind.
As a reward, for being so humbled, I cleaned out the stuck on lollysticks from her floor and threw away the remnants of 6 breakfast bars, 2 packets of doritos, 3 half empty drink bottles, 17 toys, 9 coats, jackets and sweaters, a pair of football boots, 3 towels, a plate with the last crumbs of H's birthday cake, 3 encyclopedias, a toy laptop and a partridge without the pear tree ( although there was some kind of growth that was beginning to look tree like beneath Elijah's foot place, where the Knobbly bobbly ice-cream had been dropped)
I think Pauline and I are quits. She is sorry for costing me £352 which will take until january to pay back and I am sorry that I have such filthy children who can't help but ooze various kinds of gunge and slime wherever they go. Fair do's.

I was irritating myself today such was my heightened sense of alls well with the world. I could feel myself being overly bouncy and probably loud. I took Isaac out and we spent far too long in Torquay, hvaing travlled by bus....what a treat for a 4 year old, upstairs on the double decker, in the front so we could pretend we were driving. We had lunch and looked at all kinds of cool things, we were tired so we took a delcious nap together, then we got the come and get the car call, so off we went again. We had to go shopping of course for all the things that grandpa likes and pretty tissues for Kara's room. Then we collected Elijah ( " no fankyou, I stay at drammas house, two minutes, I not want a doe home yet. K?) and came home. It is now 8.23 pm...I have done very little and have SO MUCH to do....and I am sitting here because the boys are used to H sitting outside their room ,shhh shhhhhhing them to sleep.

I'm sure neither grandpa or Kara would mind a bit walking into a front room with beautiful art work all over the floor ( Isaac bought glue in Torquay, so he had to make sticky things ) or laundry all over the kitchen....what about the 2 pushchairs in grandpa's room that should be in the car? Kara's room is done, one bathroom is almost done.
Just as well then that the flight was 2 hours late which meant they missed the coach, they get in at 11.30pm, I might just be able to get it looking and smelling lovely by then.......if Isaac stops singing and nods off.

It's pretty much quiet...I have to go. Wish me well and pray for boost of glorious housework buzziness for me. I'd rather be watching Big brother!

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Ahhhhhh..done, come and sit down with me and enjoy the clean and tidy before the crap magnets wake up and turn it into 'home as we know it' again.


Blogger JUDE said...

What a great piece of writing. So happy Grandpa and wife are there. You got so much hospility and love and kindness, no one could notice anything but you and your joy for life. Thaks for calming me down this morning. I'm ok. It's working again. Kiss King and have fun, m'lady Also I WANT ONE OF THOSE KING CONGER BEER BOTTLES, MAYBE TWO. YOU CAN ALSO LEAVE THE BEER IN IT!

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Blogger Julie Q said...

Have a wonderful visit Helen. :) Glad to hear you have Pauline back and she is running well again. I hope it lasts a long time!

I'd love to sit on your couch and enjoy the clean and tidy.

2:08 am  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

I am on my way. I would love to sit in a clean room on a comfy couch! Where do i sign up?? Glad to see you got it all done and that you got Pauline back, running good! Enjoy your company!

3:00 am  
Blogger Lilsoutherngirl said...

your house looks so clean and tidy. wish I could say the same, I still have stuff in boxes. Have a great time with your visitors. Please post pics of places you go. I would love to see them.

1:33 pm  
Blogger -Lo said...

I love your living room. I want to sleep on the couch. It looks very comfy wumpfy!
I love crap magnets. Sounds like something Tophey would say.

I hope you have the best visit EVER!!!

3:56 pm  
Blogger -Lo said...

Oh yeah. And your car sounds EXACTLY like mine.....with the exception of the peartree that might be growing....


3:57 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Gosh but that looks inviting! Can I come over too???



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Blogger Lou said...

I`d love to sit and look at a tiddy house..fortunely I`ll have to come to your house to see one...unfortunely it isn`t mine. Have a wonderful visit...

9:42 pm  

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