Busy, busy, busy……

It constantly amazes me how the turn of events and the lengthening of daylight hours can raise one’s mood higher than it has been in months. The SAD days of winter are gone and spring takes over so brilliantly and takes you by surprise……new beginnings are making the days seem more liveable than before. I realised this evening, that it is nearly two weeks since I’ve posted on this blog and all because I’ve been busy doing ‘stuff’. Rather than bore you with a ‘blow by blow’ account, I thought I’d do it with a list of events and some videos and photos instead!

Sunday. Received lovely flowers and cards from DS, DD & GS1. DS came for lunch and then I went to stay with DD for two nights. Lovely time. Mood = good
Beautiful Mothers’ Day bouquet 🙂

Monday with DD. Her husband had gone for an interview and was to stay in Wales overnight. DD was ten days overdue, so we went to the maternity clinic and booked an induction at the hospital for two days later at 6pm in the evening by which time her husband would be home and GS1 staying with his auntie and cousins.
This was not to be!  GS2 was born at home at 23-16 weighing 7lbs 8ozs…..auntie had to dash up to collect GS1……I was busy helping the two midwives and the plumber (Sods’ law…the boiler leaked and so we had to have it on constant running all night to keep the pressure up for hot water and heating!) and holding up a mobile ‘phone to DD’s ear so that she could listen to words of love and encouragement from her husband in his lonely B&B room in Wales! We managed to settle for some sleep about 2-15 🙂 Mood = good but exhausted.
Tired but happy 🙂


Tuesday I spent the day helping DD around the house until her husband came home. Midwife and DS visited.
Home to see the baby at last……

Proud Uncle with new Nephew.
Wednesday. My PARiS induction at a different gym. It went better than this. Mood = good.
Thursday. Had an appointment at the Audiology Dept. at my local hospital…..hearing test then examination of ears, nose and throat by the doctor. It was not good news….significant hearing loss in BOTH ears, so I will have to be fitted with aids in both ears. Mood = low and sad.
Friday. New plants and mason bee nest with cocoons had been delivered the day before, so I went out to start planting them. DH mowed the lawn and did some other jobs around the garden. Pleasant weather and felt better for the outside activity. Mood = Tired but happy.
Saturday. More gardening and fixed the mason bee box on the fence. Gorgeous weather! Mood = exhausted but good.
Mason bee box…the large tube contains the cocoons…..

The box is facing due South….

Bee balm & marjoram planted…
Sunday. It really was a lovely, sunny day 🙂 We were invited over to DD’s home for a barbecue and for DH to meet GS2 for the first time. Scrumptious food and a wonderful day! Mood = happy
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Monday.  PARiS session at the gym….it was really COOL in the air-conditioning….phew! 
 I distributed posters and cards for the Ecominds ‘Feel better outside, feel better inside’ campaign to the gym, the local library, Centre Pharmacy, Scorah Chemists and my GP surgery. Mood = good but tired and hot.

‘Feel better outside,feel better inside’ poster in the Centre Pharmacy.



Tuesday. Back to the normal daily duties of cleaning, cooking and writing a shopping list for tomorrow. In the afternoon I spent some time recording the sounds noise in the garden and enjoying a refreshing mug of tea. Mood = good.
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As you can see, I HAVE been busy, but I’m glad that I’m starting to take part in activities that will speed up my recovery. Thanks for reading if you’ve got this far 🙂 *hugs* Irene x

Author: irenefitz

Retired teacher and silver surfer. x

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