Friday, July 31, 2009

A Quick Chat before I get on.


I was showing my lovely new help our lovely new TV which has its own special duster and she said she had one just like it – only bigger. That’ll teach me to stop feeling a twinge of guilt when we indulge ourselves. I haven’t quite (at all) mastered the recorder ; when I try to record it seems to slip back into analogue but help will soon be at hand when the family come in August.


I was speaking to my grand –daughter last night on the phone and was delighted to discover she – a sixth former – does voluntary work 2 or 3 times a week in the holidays with young children, discussing the books they are reading. I’ve noticed before she seems to enjoy working with young children; she’s slightly older than I was when I left home to look after children from the slums of Manchester before starting training.


Today I am seeing a consultant to decide whether or not to have an op. As it will mean a certain amount of rest and recuperation afterwards I shall feel happier when I make a decision and can fit it in with family visits, holidays etc. It isn’t anything life threatening – just a nuisance which I’d like to fix whilst I’m still fit and healthy to withstand an op.


I’m sure there will be a bit of waiting around so I must remember to take a book. I’m in memoir mode just now and loved Winifred Foley’s A child in the Forest –a story of the life and hardships of a child living as the daughter of a Forest of Dean miner in the twenties. She writes vividly about her loving but poverty stricken family and her voice is that of a gutsy little girl who has the rare ability to make you laugh and cry with her.


Ah well this won’t get my toenails painted. Have a nice week-end and if you are in the UK don’t forget your umbrella ella ella ella.

URL is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25pfG6j-cuw

22 comments:

Dave King said...

I have had a thoroughly enjoyable first visit to your blog. My best wishes to you for your decision-making bind, and for all to go well with the op'. Your book sounds like my sort of book.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Keep us informed about your appointment Pat, and good luck hen.

AndrewM said...

Good luck.

PI said...

DaveK: welcome and thank you for your kind wishes. I hope - if you read it - you enjoy the book.

Jimmy: thank you and I will indeed:)

R. Sherman said...

Have a good weekend. I hope the consult went well.

Cheers.

john.g. said...

Good luck Mum2! Hugs! xx

Kim Ayres said...

Just remember to take a video camera with you for the op, then upload it to youtube and embed it on your blog for us to all watch afterwards.

savannah said...

all the best to you, sugar! xoxox

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Pat, my dear...I hope the visit with the doctor will have a positive outcome, my dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear Pat....

And that sounds like an interesting book. I LOVE Memoirs!

Guyana-Gyal said...

If it's raining there and you don't like it, please, please, please stand facing south, blow the rain this way.

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

Hope all went well at the doctor's, and that there wasn't too much of a wait. Lovely to hear about your granddaughter and her work.

Eryl Shields said...

Good idea to get things fixed while you are still fit and healthy; still, the very thought of an operation makes me wince slightly. Keep us posted.

Love the sound of the book. I now, have a must read list as long as a super model's arm.

kenju said...

Keep us posted on the op - or no op - whichever you decide.

PI said...

Andrewm: Ta! Email at home for you.

Randall and Johng: thanks.xox

Kim: I'll pretend you didn't say that. Did you read Jimmy's mistake in the comment box on his post on food?

Savannah:thank you.

Naomi:thank you. I got my copy of the book from Amazon.

Edelweiss: Thank you. I think we sometimes don't realise how caring they can be.

PI said...

GG: I'm blowing hard and guessing the direction:)

Eryl: i know what you mean about book lists. Just lately I have bought paper backs from Amazon at cost of 1p plus postage - around £2.76 in all. Works very well.

Judy: you can count on it:)

apprentice said...

Yes good luck with appointment and the scheduling etc.

The telly sounds fab - we're swithering tooo abou a new one.

Z said...

Hope the consultation went well and helped you decide.

Madame DeFarge said...

Hope all goes with at the docs. Have a fine weekend - London is drenched - glad to be going away.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Don't envy you the op (don't envy you the visit to the doctor's!). Good luck with it.

PI said...

Anna: get one whilst you are young enough to understand how to work the b----y thing.

Z: thank you - it did:)

MadameD: oh where are you going . I must come round and see.

Kevin: Part of me was looking forward to getting away from it all for a bit.

sablonneuse said...

Hope everything turns out as you want it regarding the op. It's a nuisance having to convalesce but (hopefully) worth it in the end.
BTW it's raining here too.

PI said...

Sandy: as you can see I have a reprieve for the time being and can get on with visitors and our break in October.