Here we are at the end of the second year of the project.
Week 51 – On Monday I went to The Mall at Cribbs with oldest son and grandson to do a bit of Christmas shopping. DIL is a bit fussy. She likes ‘labels’ and didn’t approve of having one of my wins – that I kept specifically for her – two years ago. (I have a long memory for such outbursts of negativity!). Son had already bought her a cocktail book so I bought her a shaker, jigger and some cocktail mix. All very well received on Christmas day!
Ashley didn’t eat any lunch and wasn’t really himself for most of the day. That night he quite sick and poorly, a bug picked up from playgroup no doubt!
On Wednesday I was ‘doubled booked’ ! Looking after Ashley whilst Mummy and Daddy went for a Christmas meal and drive Hubby to Newport for his leaving ‘do’. I went to son’s house put Ashley in the car and took Hubby to Newport. The weather was horrendous, rain lashing down, wind blowing and the roads couldn’t clear water fast enough. At one point I was down to 10mph on the motorway and again when driving through the village. It was pretty scary..
Last minute pressies for Hubby arrived in the post midweek and I spent Thursday afternoon wrapping pressies – there are less and less every year now. On Friday I looked after Ashley and he thought it was funny to spin the sellotape roll on his arm until it spun off. I had a call from oldest son asking me to look after Ashley again on Saturday as his other Nanna wasn’t feeling well. But at 6am on Saturday I had a text to say he and DIL had been up all night ill so my services weren’t needed. However by late afternoon I could tell I was going to come down with the same bug. I spent most of Sunday curled up on the sofa.
I was worried that Hubby was going to get the sickness bug and it looked like he had escaped it, but it wasn’t to be – when he came home from night shift on Christmas Eve morning he said he felt ‘dodgy’. He managed to fight it off all day but overnight he was very ill. Bang went our Christmas Day.
We decided to keep our pressies until Boxing Day. He rested on the sofa and I ended up with Turkey salad for my Christmas Lunch!
We had a chat on Skype with youngest son on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They had a lovely day at the beach on Boxing Day but both got sunburned in the 30degree heat on the Gold Coast!
We were going to MIL’s on Boxing Day but put that off as didn’t want to carry the sickness bug to her.. she has enough wrong with her without that!
We had a lovely lunch and afternoon with Son, DIL and grandson, he was pleased with his Peppa Pig playset, but not too keen on the balance bike but I’m sure he’ll try that out again and be whizzing around the drive soon!
I looked after Ashley again on Saturday. He was very quiet again as he now has a cold. We had lots of reading time and played a game on my tablet.
I’ve not done much over the weekend, Hubby has a cold and is completing his last shift on Monday night. He’s taken voluntary redundancy from the brewery. He’ll be looking for an easier, less stressful job.
Ashley was 3 on 30th. The time has gone so quickly. He starts nursery next week, I hope that being with lots of other children will bring his speech on.
So here we are – the year end. The end of #Project365. Thank you TBAM for hosting. Looking forward to joining in again in 2014.
Thanks to all those that visited my posts and to those that took the time to comment. See you all again next year.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
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