Haven't been able to join in for a while - hope I can do better this year
We have been away for a few days. We went to our on and daughter - in - law's in Yorkshire. Arrived on Tuesday evening - feeling a little cold and slightly nauseous. Carloynn and Matthew prepared a delicious dinner which I did manage to eat. By time I went to bed felt really unwell. had dreadful night. DH and I were looking after boys during day as both mummy and daddy at work. A film was booked at cinema (in Pennistone for anyone who knows area) DH mainly looked after boys but I managed to get to cinema. I had a very poorly tummy ( leave rest to your imagination - or not) ate nothing all day. Arrived home and had to lie on sofa under a blanket. poor D.I.L. at work till 7.00 She then came home to prepare a feast. I managed to sit at table eat a tiny amount and play game. We had fireworks - boys were allowed to stay up - they had fun. Then to bed. DS ill in night and D.I.L. had to work New Year's Day and so DH mainly looked after the boys. Managed to eat a little last night. Then another bad night. Very poorly tummy again. Managed to drive the two and a half hours home though ( well DH did without a stop. Mind you I'd had nothing to eat/drink. Now feeling worn out!!
So you might well ask what do I have to smile about - well it was lovely being with family.
I loved watching these two having so much fun in their garden on New Year's Eve
The film was also funny ( A Night in the Museum) and it was lovely to see boys enjoying it.
When we arrived home I managed tea and toast and it stayed put :-)
I put the TV on as I didn't feel like doing much and there was a very old film on How the West Was Won!!
I had never forgotten my father taking all five of us and Mum to see this when it first came out (1962) I was entranced - it was on a new type of screen and you felt you were there. We loved it. I've never seen it since - until today. Brought back a lot of happy memories.
Finally we had slightly more hopeful news re Carolynn's father. He needs open heart surgery. Before Christmas he was told his op was cancelled as they were afraid they would not be able to restart it afterwards. Today he saw the cardiologist who said he wants another angiogram to check pressures and if ok he will recommend the op goes ahead. So that is more hopeful.
Happy New Year x