Yes I actually do know its not Wednesday ... I have had a strange last few days.
DS's partner Emma has been really ill and he has had to take time off to look after her and the boys. (His work is not happy ... but what could he do) He was so worried that he phoned to ask if I could get there, at a moments notice day or night, in case she was rushed in to hospital. I said I would come over to help anyway but they are so independent ..they like to stand on their own two feet and not have an extra two to worry about or trip over!! .... and they don't want to pass anything on if they can help it.
I now have an emergency bag packed with the cab fare for a 40 mile+ journey ... if called at night ... as none of us over this end drive and don't feel I can wake up either of our nice neighbours. One is 80+ and the other has two little girls.
I do not think a night time dash is going to be needed now as I feel she has turned the corner but I am glad they know I am ready and willing to do it. I think I shall keep the bag packed though... just in case they need me...in the future.
To take my mind off things I tried to scrap the final heritage DLO ... before concentrating on Xmas cards ...brain not functioning at all ...seemed so simple in my head but now it is just NOT working for me. By the way I didn't tidy ...took your advice and moved a few bits. However I will HAVE to, once I have sorted this LO, as I will need a fresh start and a Christmas head on, ready for the manufacture of cards.
I then turned my thoughts to Family History ... I am working back on my Scottish roots ... trying to make up for what I lost in 2002 when my unbacked up computer ...yes you read it correctly and yes I can hear the cries of 'IDIOT' ... crashed completely and I lost everything. I am not sure I will ever retrace it all but who knows. I am working on the main trunk and a few branches and twigs as they surface. Well ... on Wednesday morning I found a clue and following it up I uncovered a branch of the family from way back. Many would not bother it as it was from my Great Grandmother's older sister but I became like a Terrier with a fresh bone and cannot leave it.
Then I found another sister with her son in 1901 but when I journeyed back through the other census' there was nothing !!!! and suddenly the day and most of the evening had gone.
Yes I did move to get food etc but found it very hard to tear myself away for very long ..... I did suffer though, as inactivity .... of anything but eyes and fingers .... not only seized up my back and knees ... but caused my ankle to swell too. Oh the joys of growing old ..... not lol
Well here is my area any way ...with my LO that I'm working on ...not sure of where it is going... not even sure I like the background paper now.!!
Oh yes ...nearly forgot I managed to break my normal glasses ...totally .... no chance of repair. Mind you they were hanging on by a thread and I was overdue for an eye test ...but there are many calls on the funds and I was hoping it would all wait until January/February. I do have a spare reading pair and one set up for my computer but I have never been 100% happy with them ....so I fear I will have to go and get some new ones ....soon ...but the frames will be from the cheap end of the rack this time. lol
Finally here is Buffy towering over me while I try to scrap
She is our oldest now .... 14 years old ... not bad for her age ...she was a Ferrel kitten that DD brought home at about 4 months. All she ate for the first few weeks, were stolen potatoe peelings.
Take Care xx
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