Monday, 2 March 2009

Me and My Girl

Well the weekend went according to plan, at least it did for the most part.

On Saturday morning I had my hairdresserers appointment and in the afternoon we went shopping in Basingstoke which is a town near to where Kerry lives. We had been there before but only with Kerry and Slava and Jim and I wanted to find our own way around to see what was there. Its a good shopping centre, far better than our own which seems to be dying around us. The heart has gone from our town and I think theres nothing that can save it now. Many shops have closed thanks to the financial mess that we are in and for some reason the Council in their wisdom have decided to replace the red brick Piazza area in the High Street with light and dark grey marble slabs. The work is nowhere near completed and already the lighter slabs are filthy and badly stained. In short they are a total waste of our money. Oh well, we rarely go there now unless we have to, there are much nicer towns in the locale where I would prefer to spend my hard earned cash.

But I digress, after we`d been into Basingstoke and Jim and we had bought a couple of things for Roman we drove to Kerry`s where she cooked a tasty Shepards Pie which was very much appreciated. Slava was working so it was just the four of us and we stayed there until about 7. Roman was on top form and kept us all entertained with his antics and funny stories. To hear him you would think he was a much older child instead of 3 1/2. He`s so much like Kerry at the same age that it has to be genetic. She told me that he just never stops talking and I just laughed. What goes around comes!

The new TV is great though it`s taken a bit of getting used to. The picture is so much bigger than I`m used to but it`s much sharper and a joy to watch especially when there is a wildlife programme on. Jim is enjoying his DVD`s and yesterday evening he watched Independence Day for the 300th time, well not QUITE 300 but it seems like! He said it was brilliant watching it on the new TV so I doubt I`ll get the chance to watch it myself that often.

Yesterday morning Kerry and Roman came over and we went shopping in Uxbridge. I could see that she looked really tired and I asked her if it was wise going out at all. She said she was fine but after an hour she began to flag so we went and had some lunch. She told me that she`s been getting pains, a sort of cramp she says. Oh dear, I`m thinking, not while we`re out. As Kerry had a caesarian section last time she didn`t experience labour pains at all but I think she may be going to know all about them sooner than she thinks. Kerry wanted to buy quite a few things so we took our time and found what she wanted before heading home again. It was fairly crowded with shoppers and more than once she was pushed by people who either couldn`t care that she was pregnant or they just didn`t notice, either way it made me cross and more than a little worried to see my girl looking so vulnerable. When we got home I made us all a steak dinner followed by a tub of maple and pecan ice cream, which, I`m embarrassed to admit we ate the lot...except Roman who didn`t like it very much...never mind, all the more for me and!

I`ve quite enjoyed my day off today. I didn`t get up until after 8 this morning, had breakfast, cleaned the kitchen and washed the floor. That was all the housework I was doing today. I went out later and bought nyself a new dress for the engagement party we are going to next weekend. It`s a soft grey sheath style dress, very simple and understated. I have red jewellery to set it off teamed with black patent spiked heels. Hopefully I will look ok come Saturday night. When I got home I did several loads of washing and got it all dry on the line, thus saving money on the dryer and it smells lovely too. I thought about a bit of gardening but it is very cold and I decided to give it a miss, there isn`t really much to do apart from weeding which can wait and sowing seeds which I will start on next week. All that left me with is the computer so here I am! Bye Bye for now. :o)


  1. Your dress sounds lovely make sure a picture is taken so we can see you in it ,So pleased you had such a nice day off ,Poor Kerry the last few weeks can be so uncomfortable and tiring,I cant believe you have weeds growing in your garden ,how dare they ?lol ,enjoy work tomorrow Jan xx

  2. Told you you would find something to amuse for for the day, you will be looking forward to next Monday now. Hav a lovely week Love Joan,

  3. So nice that you went shopping with Kerry. Maybe she should avoid that in the future at this point. I sure hope she has an easy delivery. Weeds are growing around here also. Helen

  4. I hope Kerry is feeling better soon ~ it will be a good thing when the Baby arrives ~
    Glad you are enjoying your new TV ~
    Your new dress sounds lovely Grey is a perfect match with red ~ and black shoes ~ I'll bet you are going to look gorgeous ~
    Isn't it frightening to see so many shops closing down ~ and so many little businesses going to the wall ~ wonder when and how they will sort out this mess ~ Ally x

  5. It seems most towns are the same now Sandra.Everytime one goes out shopping there is another shop closed down.Not one looking nice on the outside like they used to be afew years back.Many so untidy.Ive noticed quite a few new shooping areas with shoddy workmanship.Stone sets up and down which are easily tripped over.Badly fitted curbstones.The councils just do not seem to care.I hope Kerry doesn't have much pain,the last few weeks are so miserable and just seem to drag on don't they?.Roman sounds so funny lol!!Happy to read you both love your new TV.Your outfit sounds fabulous.Too cold yet for planting, the earth hasn't warmed up enough yet.Have a good week.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  6. Sounds like you had a very nice day off and a lovely day with Kerry. Is she going to have another caesarian with this baby? Have they picked a name yet? Your gray dress sound very chic. Yes, you need to get a picture of you in it. I know you'll look beautiful. Time to get dinner on so I best get busy. Hugs Barb xx

  7. so glad you had a good time with Kerry....sounds like the grandbaby will be here soon!!!! Love hearing that Roman is doing well and is so cute too! XOXO

  8. (((Sandra)))
    Sounds like your towns and cities are just as bad as ours here in the US. So depressing isn't it? This all just breaks my heart. Hopefully this will all turn around in the coming months and years.
    Your daughter is lucky to have such a great Mum like you :)
    It's been like spring here so I am so ready to get out and garden. I would love to work in a nursery again!
    Huggers, Gayla


  10. Glad you had some quality time with your daughter and your grandson. I'm sure Kerry will feel better when the baby is born. The last weeks are always the worst ones. And don't worry about the pian, if she has an epidural she won't feel anything! All the best. Antonella

  11. Waiting with baited breath for news of Kerry. Was the little twinges heralding greater things? If it was me my name would have been down for that Cesar, no messing! Second choice epidural (or "Happydoodle" as someone famous called it).

    love, Angie, xx

  12. ((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))I am glad I found your Blog,sounds like things are good with you,which I am glad.I hope Kerry is feeling better.I will have to add your Blog to my Blog Have a nice day.

  13. I just knew that you wouldn't be bored on your extra day off. You new dress sounds lovely. Hope Kerry is soon feeling better. Eileen x

  14. Hi Sandra sorry I didn't comment until now ..Think its this weekend that you are going to the engagement party ..hope you had fun ..looking forward to seeing you in your new outfit .Hope Kerry is alright ...with love and hugs ..Jeanxx


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