Friday, 31 January 2014

THAT'LL TEACH ME TO KEEP MY BIG MOUTH SHUT!

My first" event" in this week's anticipated busy schedule, Monday's supper at Church, was ruined because I couldn't stop coughing and consequently didn't get to ask any of my silly questions.  My second event on Tuesday, the meal followed by a visit to the cinema, bought with it more coughing.  On Wednesday I set off for golf but then thought "I really don't feel well" so I turned back and endured two "duvet days". Don't you just hate that? 

But, the good news is that the boiler has been replaced, we have heat, we have hot water, BUT my shower is still not working.  So we've come the full circle back to the beginning, I need to get my shower fixed!

The movie that I went to see with my friend Jean was Saving Mr Banks.  I wasn't particularly looking forward to it because I'm not a Mary Poppins or a Disney fan but, boy, was I wrong. It was one of the best films I've seen for a long time and I can thoroughly recommend it. It had me laughing, smiling and even (say it quietly) crying!.  What more can you ask from a movie?  Great. 

And I just discovered that my great-granddaughter Orianne's budgie is laying on his back at the bottom of the cage.  Unfortunately, he is no more.  I think maybe the shock of feeling warm again when the heating came back on again did it for him.  Oh dear,  she will be really upset when she gets home from school.

All in all not a very good week.  In fact I think that I can definitely say that, at best, it has been a mixed week.

So .... what words of wisdom would Winston Churchill have for me at the moment?  "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm".  Good on ya Winny!


8 comments:

Julie Stirzaker said...

I defiantly commiserate with you on the coughing ,Ihave been suffering with a cough and catarrh so have been grounded..don't like it, to many things to do and places to go...
Poor Orianne,I remember when our daughters buggie died, we had to have the full burial ceremony in the garden,tears and all....xx

Maggie May said...

I'm really sorry that you've had so much go wrong recently. The only thing I can say is....... thank Goodness it's not YOU lying upside down on the bottom of a cage!
Hope Orianne gets over this upset and that you can have a really special funeral for the deceased budgie.
Hoping you feel better soon and that nothing else goes wrong in the home. I know what it's like when you have things break down in threes and fours!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Gone Back South said...

Oh dear that's a shame about the ex-budgie. And I hope your cough is getting better.

ADDY said...

So glad you're back in the land of heating again, particularly if you have been unwell.

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

Sorry to hear you have the crud too Julie. Like you way, to many things to do and places to go xx

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

Maagie lying upside down on the bottom of a cage sounds quite appealing at the moment!

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

Still coughing GSB. Orianne now has 2 new budgies so trauma over.

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

Addy, isn't it funny how much you take CH for granted? I'm loving the warm house!