Monday, 13 April 2009

Monday Working Hours

I hope you have all had a nice Easter, I must say it`s been just like any other day for me though. Jim has had to work all weekend and I`ve worked Good Friday and today. Not that I`m complaining though, it was so busy at work today that either myself or my colleague were able to leave the tills all the time we were there it was that busy. Luckily the weather improved drastically today after a wet and miserable last few days, which of course meant that peoples thoughts turned to their gardens which was good for us. I eventually left work at 3pm instead of my usual 1pm and to say that Im tired is an understatement. One good thing about the change in the weather has meant that the customers were cheerful which helps when you are so busy and despite it being the 13th today it all went without a hitch. On the way home I sipped at a coffee and I munched on a hot cross bun as I was ravenous. The coffee was the best I`d ever tasted despite being made over half and hour previousand the two day old bun tasted!
There is still no sign of Kerry going into labour so we`ll just have to wait and see what her consultant says tomorrow afternoon. Watch this space for the next update.
I took these two photos of one of the Acers in my garden. This one is over ten years old and would be much bigger if I`d let it. At this time of the year when the foliage is fresh and new it always looks beautiful I think.

By the time the Autumn comes around the leaves will be bright red for a while before they finally fall.

Last night, or should I say the early hours of this morning a house party along the road spilled out into the street and the noise was dreadful. There were girls screaming just for the sake of it and young males shouting and swearing. There was no way we were going to tell them to keep the noise down as we would only have got a mouthful of abuse and next door has got a skip in the drive full of old house bricks, somehow I didn`t want one of them thrown through my window. I decided the only way I was going to get any sleep was to decamp to the spare bedroom on the other side of the house. Hopefully it won`t happen again tonight but you just never know....sigh.

I`ve decided not to take anymore antibiotics as they are making me feel really ill, something that didn`t happen before I started taking them. My stomach has been quite upset the last couple of days and it has been badly affecting my acid reflux causing me a great deal of pain that I just don`t need. I only have a couple of days left to take so I should be okay. My throat is fine and my voice is almost back to normal and hopefully so will my stomach by tomorrow.

I`ll say goodbye now and I think I`ve have just a little piece more of chocolate egg before I read so more journals. Take care. :o)


  1. When a person is busy the time really flies.
    I hope Kerry will be ok. I hope there is good news tomorrow for her. That tree is beautiful. Some people just don't have any respect for themselves or their neighbors. We have had neighbors like that in the past in a rental house next door to us.
    Eat a bite of the chocolate egg for me LOL. Hugs, Helen

  2. I have just been watching Panerama ,about all the people left out of work ,after the Woolworths closing ,so it was nice to read ,you had worked extra ,and Jim and Maurice seem to be ok ,so we have to be grateful ,I do hope they decide to help Kerry out tomorrow ,she must be more than ready to hold that Babe in her arms ,she and you of course are both in my thoughts Jan xxPS the Acer is beautiful ...


  4. Sandra sorry to hear you're still not feeling 100%. We had several hail storms today and a few snow flakes later this afternoon. Last weekend it was quite nice but that only lasted like 4 days. Then it was back to winter again. I have planted a couple hanging baskets with geranium starts and I'm hoping they don't freeze to death. We're all anxious for baby news but of course not as anxious as Kerry. Linda in Washington

  5. Hi Sandra sending my good wishes to you and Kerry,hope the baby soon arrives safely .
    Your Acer is lovely ,bet it looks good when it turns red.Thinking of you ..with love and hugs ..Jeanxx

  6. Hi, it is great to be busy the time flies I used to like when we were busy, now I love the peace and quiet, I must be getting old. Antibiotics are dreadful but what can you do you have to take them if you need them. Hope all goes well with your daughter tomorrow. Love Joan.


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