yesterday after the usual morning start , I got my bits together and "how long are you going to be?" came from the sitting room!
I have this sign that says "a retired husband is a full time job". They are not kidding!!!
I know he wanted to come with me to Newcastle Emlyn...but I just have days every now and then that I want to be on my own. I enjoy my own company. I like being able to look around a shop without keeping an eye on the children to make sure they haven't wandered off or see DH out of the corner of my eye looking at his watch!( not that I take much notice of that) Since retirement was forced on DH , I think he is still finding out what to do will his spare time. He reads loads, helps around the house but doesn,t have a real hobby, not like me. The thing is I cherish thinking time, where I can drive somewhere....grab a coffee and don,t have to rush and I am not clock watching.... I only have myself to please, maybe that's selfish but I don,t care because I don,t do it often and when I do I feel ...well Maria again, not wife, mum, cleaner, housemaid or cook! DH on the other hand likes company, he likes the TV on or the radio, sometimes both !! He gets bored on his own , so being prepared , I left him with a little to do list to keep him occupied whilst I was out!!
Anyway I spoke to the vet and picked up Dexter's medication for his ears, she asked how his diet was going. I told her he is not happy and sulks when he sees the much smaller portions. Portion control is a Dally's nightmare...but I will not be give in even when those beautiful Amber eyes look at me as if to say"please mum can I have smidge more?" Since a pup he has had a few limping episodes so he cannot afford to carry more weight...sometimes you just have to be cruel to be kind.
After the vets I grabbed a coffee in Newcastle Emlyn, I am very fond of this little place. It has Pgrown on me since moving here , especially since Cross Patch's arrival and of course I couldn't
resist...you know what's coming .....oh yes.....I am naughty but ...............
a quick look in Cross Patch . I bought some Christmas scrap bags to finish off a few ornaments and
had a lovely chat with the lady there busy sewing away hexagons for a workshop this weekend. I spotted some little keys too which I have another idea for. My poor old brain is buzzing , I always keep books of ideas and boy it is getting very full. I do need a few "days off" to really get sewing done but it is my darling little man's birthday today and we have promised him his favourite tea (steak and homemade chips) and sort of a cake and a birthday cake for the rest of us. Little man has a limited range of foods he will eat (all to do with his sensory delays, he hates sharp/bitter tastes, fruit apart from bananas , lots of other flavours he just can't stand ) and there is only one cake he will eat and that is a certain type of mini rolls....so I am going to make a little thingy cake incorporating them
for him. I'm not complaining about his diet, he hates rubbish food that is processed, he never eats sweets but enjoys kinder chocolate and milk chocolate, again only one type. , I can "hide "vegetables he wouldn't otherwise eat in pasta sauces and homemade pizza sauces , so he gets a balanced diet and he is happy and a healthy , tall boy . I do wish he adored fruit like his sister, and bringing them up the
same, with the same diet as babies and toddlers I still am confused just how their tastes are so very different..such is life.
I have still been having broadband and signal problems..coming to the end of my contract so time for a change I think... Did a tiny bit of sewing today...then the microwave started burning and sparking,
Birthday cake was later than expected ....delayed by lovely people calling around with cards for Little Man and the exploding microwave!!!! oh well I can smell home made chips.....tomorrow is another day...Little Man so happy. ...he said "mummy my birthday has been brilliant " love that boy xx so been a happy day .
See you soon