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Wow, What Happened To Last Week? 
25th-Mar-2015 09:19 pm
M&D wedding
I am sorry I haven't been around, and although life is as busy as ever, I can't think of any reason for the MIA.

Dad and I have been getting on with the gardening ... and have now just about cleared this area. We are going to wait a few weeks and see what happens to the remaining ivy, etc. The plan is to lay stones where the grass/earth is so that it is easier to maintain from now on.

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Of course, it helped as we had our supervisor around to make sure we behaved ourselves ....
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We did manage to see the sun turn moon-shaped ... but then the clouds came and we never saw it recover! It was very cold, especially as it was only 9.30am, the day hadn't actually warmed up before it got cold again -

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The weekend was memorable - Mum and Dad's 63rd wedding anniversary. Not that they did anything, but great to see that they both remembered the date, and talked of memories of that day.

Then 2 days later it was Tim & Claire's silver wedding. They had a day together, and sent me this photo -
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One of the reasons I have been busy is because it is the family celebration on Saturday, which I am organising, with Brenda's help.


Well other than that I can honestly say that I am mostly in a good place. The caring, etc, although hard work is now an organised routine. So, when things go wrong, at least I have my basic week planned to know what's happening.

Sadly I know that James is coming to Newcastle and I can't get to see him. I did say a couple of years ago I didn't think I would get to see him again, and it seems I am being proved correct. Still, there is good news in that he has been cast in the pilot of The Devil you know, so hopefully I will get to see him in that.

He is also recording "Ghost Story" by Jim Butcher, so that is something to look forward to ... I had tried to listen to the other version, but I just couldn't get into the characters without hearing James' version of the characters.

Well I must get on - although I am in Exeter, I have brought washing from Dad, and now need to iron to take it back tomorrow.

Hope all is well with you all.
25th-Mar-2015 09:43 pm (UTC)
It would be lovely if Tim and Claire could cover you for a weekend so that you could go to Newcastle and send them a snap!
7th-Apr-2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
Tim & Claire had their anniversary day on the same weekend .... but even if it hadn't coincided they wouldn't help ... they can't see why I do it, and sadly, don't want to even commit to one evening.

Still sad that I didn't see James though.
26th-Mar-2015 11:37 am (UTC)
It is good to know that you are coping with your own health issues, your increased caring responsibilities, and everything else, and be mostly in a good place {{hugs}}

Like Deborah I think perhaps you could make this a reason for a weekend off and get someone else in the family to step into the breach.
7th-Apr-2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
It's been a slow process, but good to know that things are easing a bit. I suppose it's a combination of getting used to my life, and my treatment helps.

As I have just told Deb, sadly things never will change for me .... http://debris4spike.livejournal.com/1241922.html?thread=10746434#t10746434
26th-Mar-2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
You have a very good-looking family. Jiffy included!

I love your garden. You seem very at home in a garden.
7th-Apr-2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Until this last year I was never keen on gardening ... but am enjoying the project.
26th-Mar-2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad everyone (including you!) is doing well at the moment, and that having found a routine you're coping much better, so good to know. (Though I'd second Deb's suggestion re Newcastle as well).

Congrats to your M&D and Tim and Claire on their respective anniversaries, enjoy the celebrations at the weekend.

I'm looking forward to listening to James's version of Ghost Story, though I did enjoy Jon Glover's reading when I got into it, glad I persevered as he did read it well, if differently, from James.
7th-Apr-2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Sadly as I told Deb things won't change ...http://debris4spike.livejournal.com/1241922.html?thread=10746434#t10746434 ... still I am learning to stick to my routine which helps.

I did like Jons voice ... but couldn't listen with the voices different
27th-Mar-2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it's been a good week for you. Love your eclipse photos!
7th-Apr-2015 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks ... I was really pleased that the clouds cleared enough to see the eclipse.
27th-Mar-2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Doing well here also. Glad to hear things are smoothing out.
7th-Apr-2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks ... things are certainly slowly getting better.
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