Saturday, 17 November 2018

Project 365 week 46

Made a start on some Christmas shopping as was in buying birthday presents for the twins for next week.

Sunday

The virus scan on the computer did not find anything yesterday, so today formatted it, but that still did not help. Tried disabling the keyboard but it wanted to restart to disable it - and then re-enables it upon reboot....it was going to get launch into the bin the mood I was in. It was opening literally hundreds of pages of Microsoft Edge windows 10 help files.




Monday

Having given up with the computer yesterday today hubby blasted the keys with a cleaner and I attacked it with a paint brush, that seems to have worked so so far so good. In other news I sewed the cross stitch designs onto Spud's blanket and walked the dog round the fishery in between torrential down pours. The swans are still giving each other much aggro.





Tuesday

DD2 is down for a few days. Has an appointment to see the consultant and have another scan to book in to have this baby at our local hospital.  Makes ,more sense than anywhere else.
My electric bike went back. Sadly barely been out on it with one thing and another.
It has rained and rained here this week, this flowing water is normally no more than a trickle in the dip and not usually even visible. This trench is about 4 ft deep. Never seen it as high as this.






Wednesday

Lots of jigsaw puzzle and dancing fun with Ziggy. She manages them very well indeed for somebody who has just turned two.
Won four tickets to see Mr Poppers Penguin in Glasgow so will take the twins to see this show. Much easier by bus and train considering it costs £10 to get your car back out the car park up there. They will enjoy the train experience as much as the show.






Thursday

Off to soft play with Ziggy and DD2 and met up with her MIL and SIL.



Friday

Today is DD3's 30th birthday. She is away to do Harry Potter stuff in London and then a few days away in Amsterdam.
 We went to do some shopping and walk the dog around the beach park in Irvine.
DD2 spent quite a bit of the day at DD1's house helping with bits and pieces for the twins party tomorrow.
I baked Fifi's cake, she turns 16 on Sunday, Going to get Ziggy to help decorate it tomorrow night. Ziggy managed to fall down the bottom two stairs and landed on the side of her head on my hall floor, which is concrete with laminate on top, gave herself a huge fright and me as well.




Saturday

Today was the twins party. They will be 5 on Wednesday. The Entertainer is a family friend and makes for a great party. Think everybody seemed to enjoy it. They did really well with both prsents and money.









Saturday, 10 November 2018

Project 365 week 45

Sunday

No overtime today so came home and fell asleep for an hour, and then did an hour of cross stitching while listening to my audiobook. A walk with the dog after tea and some more cross stitching while we caught up with Dr Who, not really enjoying this series but keep hoping it gets better. Really want to get this blanket of Spud's finished as want to get my sewing machine put away but will need it to complete the blanket.





Monday

Had an appointment for my annual asthma review. Not been for a few years as I feel it is such a waste of time. I know how to control my asthma and when to ask for help with it. But the Practice need to keep their statistics up so suppose I have to do my bit.
DD1 got a set of bunk beds for the twins today so she dropped off a cot bed here along with a pile of clothes for Ziggy and the baby as well as a pile of bedding. The dog was having lots of fun exploring the bags.








Tuesday

  Had to take the car to the garage to get the boot lock sorted. They had secured it on Friday to keep the car safe which meant I could not use it, so that ruled out having the bike in the car. Got them to drop me in town rather than going home, and by some pure coincidence the other woman getting a run home works for the same department as DD3, on a different site, but they knew each other - such a small world. Did a few small bits and pieces of  shopping and then they phoned to say the car was ready I was walking back out to pick the car up, and so happened to pass DD1 just getting back in her mini bus and so got a lift some of the way back.

A walk round the fishery and spotted these swans eating.






Wednesday

Hubby was away visiting in Stirling this evening so I had a nice peaceful evening of watching what I wanted on the tv. Quite difficult to cross stitch with a dog on your knee. Working my way through Criminal Minds series 11.






Thursday

Decided to take the bike out and we went to Whitelee wind farm, hubby walked the dog and I cycled for just over an hour, getting to further away places we don't normally get to when up there walking. This is the visitor centre in the background taken from the Blackhill viewpoint




Friday

A run into town to pick up hubby's prescription and some shopping and walked the dog round the park at the same time, The idea had been to take the bike back out but we lost a set of car/house keys and spent over an hour looking for them and so we emptied the car thinking they were in the boot, and as time we found them we were short of time to take the bike out so it stayed locked in the shed.
Back to babysit the three wee ones while DD1 took Bob to gymnastics. Had to laugh as Minky suggested I went home and left him, he would be fine by himself....lol

This is a new carving, a Spitfire in The Remembrance Garden in a local park.




Saturday

Got the final piece of Spud's cross stitching finished. Just need to sew them all onto her blanket now.







Friday, 2 November 2018

Project 365 week 44

Another very quick week this week with not a day with nothing to do, I long for a day with nothing to do.

Sunday

Sent back my last health tracker as it was rubbish, so swapped it for another one, an HEPT, so far so good. Have to say the seller of the last one is not amused at my 1 star review and has offered me anything from his online shop if I change it to a good review......I have resisted the offer.







Monday

Had some shopping to do so used my money off voucher from Sainsbury's and stocked up on tims and cleaning stuff while I was there. Took the dog a run round the beach park first.Liked the view of the sun going down through the dunes.








Tuesday

DD2 came down this afternoon as her and DD1 are going to their Maternal Grandmothers funeral tomorrow.

I got my electric bike delivered this afternoon for the two week trial. Hoping to get out on it every weekday while I have it.

Here is Ziggy singing a song to her doll. Didi video this and pop the video and a couple of others on my Facebook timeline.





Wednesday

The two girls are going to the funeral just after noon today. So this morning hubby and I went to Auchincruive, hubby to walk the dog and me to try out the bike for the first time. Quite a bit of the ride I did was off road, not sure if it is meant for that but lets just say with all the rain we have had both the bike and I came back muddy. Not sure how far I went as mapmywalk does not seem to work right with my phone and it told me I had done 0.22 miles, but must have been at least 5.


Went down to DD1's to look after Bob, Spud and Ziggy. Gave them lunch and went to the park for an hour. Brought them back and the two girls went for a sleep. Woke them up when Fifi and the gruesome twosome came in from school. They all had an early tea as DD1's children were going out trick or treating. Fifi is really good with all the younger ones and did all their face painting and helped them get their dressing up clothes on. As soon as their dad came in from work they all went out and Ziggy and I came back up to my house where I did supper and bedtime.






Thursday

DD2 was heading back home early as she had a courtesy car and had arranged to pick her car back up on the way through Glasgow to save her having to come back for it at the weekend. I took my bike into Ayr and tried it out on a nice hilly cycle path to see how well it coped with the hills.

Here is granddad amusing Mia while mummy goes for a shower.



Friday

Got a phone call from the surgery this week to make an appointment to see the GP with regard to the hospital tests. Still none the wiser but they are treating it as a vascular problem until they can rule that out so started me on a low dose of statins. Thumb is really irritating as it is icy cold most of the day and night.My cholesterol is not high but apparently bringing in down can only be good.Dubious about this as these can have side effects, like any tablet I suppose.
Dropped the car into the garage on the way home as we are having an issue with it, parts to be ordered and fitted on Tuesday. Popped back in by bus to pick it up and then had Bob to pick up from gymnastics. Annoyingly it meant I did not get out on the bike as could not leave it in the back of the car while it was in the garage.






Saturday

Have done a lot of cross stitching over the last 3 years and are running quite low on threads. Just about finished Spud's blanket but still got one to make for DD2's baby that is due. So I saw a woman on ebay selling various lots of threads and so bid on quite a few of them. Won more than I may need but the whole lot has cost me less than the 50 new ones would have done. A lot of what I stitch is made up as I go along with no set design or colours so this is an idea bundle for me.
Some nice metallic threads which I will use for the writing on the blanket as well as some very nice variegated threads. I quite like the effect these give.