Thursday, 24 April 2008

summer house blues

been a busy week so far.  on monday,due to sheer bloody stupidity and a grim determination to get  it done,even if it killed me,i  decided to  attack  the summer  house.which had got a bit untidy.  thats  like saying  draculas castle was a bit bleak   lol           every damn thing had  got  dumped  in there,the xmas lights   as i couldnt lig them up in loft again,  old carpet remnants i had brought down from loft in mistaken belief  they  were  xmas gear,mums  sholley         used once     (  its  a shopping trolley  with brakes    aid  to walking,bought it years ago  when  mum  was bit better  on  feet       and  cost  80 quid  omg           30 to a good  home??  lol)  stuff i had dumped from greenhouse,old computer desk   in bits           you  name  it.  now  i have  a careful,well planned strategy  when it comes  to  clearing out  sheds         chuck it  all out         and  start from  scratch.        so            empty summer house,    i  bought it  5 years ago           with the intention  of  sitting in there  on  warm  summers evenings looking  out  to  sea,even  got a wooden steamer  chair  n cushions.        found  that  under a pile of old garden nets  lol.   used  old  carpet  to  cover  floor,made shelving unit  out of old computer desk  and  odds  n  ends              few  screws         and fix it to walls  with  brackets             done,   and  everything  now  neat  and  tidy.         shed  next             well  i  dumped  load of stuff  out  of summer  house  into  there  lol        weekend  i hope.   monday  that  was.

tuesdays  child,   nearly  couldnt  get out  of  bed         my  ankles  swell now          and  hurt         so  i  rested              apart  from planting  out fuschias  into wall baskets  and few other jobs.    yesterday  we went yo fakenham  and had  hairs done        mum  still has  hair  dyed  every  3  months  bless.   maybe  in pain,but  she  looks  good.   and now  today,and  chiropodists.         who  is  pleased  with how mums feet look,healing nicely.   just  got  to  dress in between  toes  with a thin piece of  gauze  after  wiping  between  toes with a cotton  bud.            now      i  could/ should  get  carer  to do that  and  i  know  a  lot  of  people  who  would.         so,you  guessed  it        im  going  to  do  it.       least  it gets  done  properly.          had  the lady  round today  about  volunteer visitor  for  mum            someone  who will come in  and sit and chat  to  mum  for couple hours every  week  or so              give  me  a  break  etc.         seems,not  enough  volunteers      so  have to  wait                 but  least  something  done.  and  she  is  going  to chase  up couple of   points  from  assessment  for  me.   useful.

PHEW.lol          still here??  not  dozed  off???         want  to know  about  ducks  then??          well       time  is  moving  on,ive  hardly seen  them  for  last  2  weeks       they  were  over  sheilas  my  next  door  neighbours the other  day,and this morning  they were  in  my  garden         i  gave  them some  food  but  they  just  had  a  bit  and  flew  off.        another  2  weeks or so,and  they  will stop  altogether            another  year  gone  by             and  i wont  see them  again  until  the  end  of  next  february.         shame??  well    i  do  like  to  see  them,  and  they  are  friendly   but     my  poor  pond !!!    resembles a swamp.           its  awful         so       after  i', pretty sure  they  arent coming  back,i  clean  the  pond  out.       and  that  is  for another  time  lol            because  its an awful  job.      and  i  may         have  to  ask a friend  to  help  this  year.          see how  i feel.

wendy  has  asked  me  to  thankyou all  for your kind wishes and  prayers,emma  is  breathing a bit better,although  doctor  did have to go in today and administer  more antibiotics.          talking of which,my  chest  is  still bad  so  i may have to go back  next  week  to  mine.         a  special  thanks  to  june            a  lovely  prayer  love    grateful thanks.

lastly,    and  most important. to   someone  very  special  in  my  life.  WELCOME BACK HOME  SWEETHEART,  LONG  2 WEEKS   LOL       go  to spain,come  back  whiter than  you  went  nearly.                       oh,and  if  any of  my  american jland  friends  can  help,lucy  (jhorky)  is  trying  to  get  grow bags over  in  the states        with  little  success        we  buy  them by the  thousand  over  here       see  pic            great  for  growing  tomatoes  in             strawberries         flowers           anything              lucy  told  me  she  tried  4  garden  centres  over  in  US.   surely  we  arent  ahead of  you???     lol              take care all

16 comments:

cayasm said...

Don't know how you do it Mort..lol so busy all the time well shed and summer house done just the pool to go, you must'nt over do it. Bet your mums pleased she got her hair done always perks us girls up a new hairdo, glad to hear her feet are much better. With luck you'll get the volunteer visitor soon, it's really important you get a bit of time off. Ive got to start on my little of garden soon, the grow bags seem like a good idea.

regards to your mum

Take care

Yasmin
xx

jeadie05 said...

I dont know where you get your energy from ,everywhere must be tidy enough for you to put your feet up now and I mean that literaly ,when ever you sit down elevate those legs ,to help  the swelling ,good on your Mum getting her hair dyed ,give her my love ,take care ...love Jan xx

jjdolfin9 said...

I swear you put me to shame.  Where do you get the energy?  I got tired just reading it...lol.  Take a break Mort, you earned it.
Hugs, Joyce

lanurseprn said...

My goodness but you've been BUSY! WOW! Where do you get all of your energy from? I'm impressed Mort!
Your Mum is so lucky to have such a good son to take such good care of her. Nice that she got her hair done. I had mine done today and it really does make a woman feel "pretty" once it's finished. Nails...and hair....yep....that is money well spent! LOL!
I hope you get a volunteer for your respite soon. It's very important for you to have respite. You need time to do what YOU want to do....even if for a few hours.
Love your sense of humor...the Dracula castle comment made me laugh. You are so funny.
I hope you have a restful night....and are not too sore.
Love, Pam xoxox

jacsher said...

Glad Emma is breathing better.  You sound busier than the proverbial beaver.
take care of yourself and I know things are looking great.  You be a working guy!
Amazing what you remember you have had or collected...  jack

pamal3 said...

Hello my fav other man. Well! I see you having been taking It easy as usual!!!! I shake my head as I look at this screen young man! lol. You sound like my sis Rosebud! I think she is worse though, only just! I am glad your friend is back, i can almost see that sparkle. Try and get some "me" time for yourself and do absolutely nothing! lol. Glad Emma is doing better and also pleased your mum will get someone soon to chat with. Make sure you write a list of all the things that need doing while she chats! lol. Love to mum. Take It easy and make sure you DO get help with that pond, that's a big job. Right i will stop nagging. lol Love Pam xx

mjgm1954 said...

hello  you!  My you put me to shame. I was patting myself on back for doing a few loads of laundry!  
So glad your friend is back from Spain. Maybe when person comes to chat with Mum you can have quality time with your friend. You could do with a vacation yourself dear!  june

chefkelly25 said...

hey Mort,
Sounds like my shed.  I trip over everthing to pull something I need out.  Must tackle this job soon.  Grow bag is really cool!  Volunteer vistor for you mom sounds like a great ideal, for both of you.  When I went to the feed store they had some baby ducks that they were selling, domestic of course, but they were soooo cute.  Kelly

jhorky said...

I better get this done before I get gibberish again,  didm't work at all.  I shut it down now for in between times and am hopeing that helps.  I am so happy Mort that your friend got baCk. I know you missed her,  Thank you so much for offering suggestions on this piece if junk.  I better go before this think goes absolutely crazy,  You have been a busy guy.  Say hi to your mum for me.
Lucy

merry1621 said...

Mort, you sound like one real energentic and busy gal!  I loved reading your blog and will be back again to read more very soon!  Merry

woodsrnd694 said...

Hey Bud,

Sounds like you just don't want to slow down! Glad to see you have the energy! You summer house sounds like my garage! I just have (5) birds right now in there! Just take it easy!

God Bless

Randy

jacsher said...

Hope you and Mum are feeling better.... Hang in there... Jack

mjgm1954 said...

Mort! the bbc is showing robin hood all day, with graham chapmen every  so often then more robin hood  what ever will i do     saturday without the doctor?   are they showing the same lineup in u.k as well? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!  june

jmoqueen said...

Well done for cleaning out the summer house but fancy putting everything in the shed.  Where are you gonna put the stuff in the shed too when you clean that out lol ;)  Glad your mum's feet are getting better and hope you get a volunteer soon xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

ukgal36 said...

I haven't seen grow bags here either...hmmmmmmmmm...
glad Mum is doing better...
Lyn

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Mort....my goodness you are having  a spring clean, could do with you here  ....LOL..... or at least stand behind me with a whip ....Ouch !!!!   lol.....
Take care, love to Mum
Jaynee XX