You’ll enjoy coming to visit today. The weather has been just glorious for the last week or so with beautifully warm days and barely cool nights. Just perfect weather for doing anything you want to do from swimming to working hard in the garden to reading or sitting having coffee. Just what we are doing today. Coffee or tea?
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my brother and his children have returned to Switzerland. We had a great visit with sickness being the only thing to marr our enjoyment. The older nephew came down first with flu like symptoms and vomiting. He was sick for almost a week before we took him to the doctor worried about his ears for flying. Antibiotics cleared that up and no sooner was he better than the younger one came down with identical symptoms. Unfortunately he had to fly with painful ears that led to him screaming at times I’m told. Luckily he doesn’t appear to have burst an ear drum and is now on the mend. Despite the illness we still managed to get out and about including a couple of lunches. The one down on the river was special. My mother enjoyed their visit immensely but fears she won’t be here for another. Whilst they were here she suffered another bout of chest pain which put her in hospital but it was only an overnight stay. She is learning to sweet talk the doctors. Despite this I personally think she may become more fragile but she’ll outlive me.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that during the week the decision was made by my doctor that I need to have both my feet repaired surgically and as soon as possible. Once she told me no buts I am prepared to go ahead with it but what a logistic nightmare that will be. We are trying to prepare our house for sale. We have to sell as soon as possible as we have signed up on another house and need the money to buy it. Packing boxes if we do sell will be difficult from a mobility point of view. Six weeks lying around. No dancing for 2 months. It has to be done so that 2 months will be over before the cruise we have booked at Xmas. On the plus side it will give me oodles of time for my book and blogging. Roger says he can cope. I have my doubts.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am in a total creative slump at the moment. Apart from photo posts I have written nothing. It makes me want to cry but I just can’t seem to pull myself out of it. Even the challenges leave me unable to generate a single idea. Perhaps now that we will be back to normal (although we are busily working on the house) I might start to get some thoughts flowing. Perhaps it will start with the new Times Past prompt that will go out on Monday. You still have a day if you want to add your experiences to the current prompt about toys you still have or wish you had.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that Muffin has been promoted to the advanced class. She makes me so proud at training at her obedience and so despairing at home at her disobedience. Below, both Bundy and Muffin relaxed whilst waiting patiently.
I have started reading a book called Shoe Dog by Phil Knight about starting up Nike. I have to say I started with trepidation. I could imagine nothing further from my interest than a book about running shoes but this memoir has well and truly hooked me and although I’m only 30% of the way through it I would at this point thoroughly recommend it.
If we were having coffee I’d thank you for dropping in and tell you that it is your turn to tell me about your week. I’m looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to, what books you’ve read and films you’ve seen. How is your weather? I certainly hope it is better than ours. Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee mornings. To visit others for coffee