Maggie, it sounds like the grandsons are at a really fun age, and its lovely you get to spend so much time with them.
Jackie, I agree with others it is a shame that you do not have another parish nearby, good for you for still doing as much as you do. I enjoyed seeing pictures of the Prayer Shawl ministry. It is something our schools church could do with taking on, I will mention it to the parish ladies as its a very appealing service project.
Cold and dreary here. I am absolutely FREEZING and as its June there is no way the heating is going on........I am snug in a big hoodie
Foodwise, DH made both a flatbread with tomato, anchovy and cheese ( om, nom, nom ) and a loaf of ordinary bread.
I made brownie ( cos I could make it in my sleep ) but I did step up and attacked the veg rack and made a HUGE stockpot full of soup. We had potato, sweet potato, parsnip and leeks that needed USING UP , I used a chicken stock and a LOT of black pepper.
Gorgeous and just right on a cold day like this. There is a ton so it will go in the freezer as well as providing 2 lunches for us both this week. The weather forecast is rain, so I'll want something like that.
Still covering sickness so another week of long days. It will feel like I am part time once this stops !
Done some paperwork but was distracted by Craft Club prep, making 30 mini books with 12 x 12 paper . I would be ashamed to tell you how small a dent that makes in my CRAFT STASH, Suffice to say, I can't even tell its gone
Some of this stuff goes back to the 1990s........
Pleased with the result though and I know they will be well received.
Yesterday I went to older DDs for lunch and she held my hand while I went to the hairdresser for a restyle
They won't dye it as my scalp is so inflamed ( note to self, go back to the doctor as the " natural remedies ain't working ) but apparently it looks like I meant to have an "ombre" style now.
I cut half of it off, DH said it was more mature, which I think he thought was a compliment, it most certainly looks more STYLED, I had been going to a cheapo hairdresser but they couldn't cut for toffee and they (oddly enough) were more than willing to dye it, so it got over dyed and prob started the scalp irritation...............such is life. I've found a good hairdresser now and I am keeping her !
The weekend washing and ironing needs putting away and this weeks work bag packed. I have nothing extra other than the long hours and Craft Club this week. DS will be home at the weekend as it Fathers day but that is it. So this week ideally I can do an extra housework thing each night. Ideally 5 No Spend days beckon, the car has petrol and the kids all buy the fathers day gifts these days
The Hnadmaids Take starts again tonight but I am taping it and then watching it and fast forwarding the adverts tomorrow. Such a good drama.
We have cut our TV/broadband/phone package to the bone and gone to a different provider. Ours kept going up by stealth
WE watch the news , Netflix and I love strictly come dancing, it ain't worth what we were paying for . In fact the offer we chose is £40 a month less !!!!! Well done, DH negotiating skillz !!!!
Off to get stuff done and prob put on cozy PJs and socks...........is it really June ?????