It has been a frantic few days !
On Thursday , DH decided we need to go to The Big City to spend some gift vouchers from his employers, which were burning a hole in his wallet, so off we went to browse at XYZ department store.
We didn`t see anything we liked till we got to the toy department, where we saw a rather large sized - but extremely limited -edition Teddy wearing a stripey jumper. He looked big, even in the store, but after we had to carry him to the car, he occupied the whole boot !
At home we have a king-size bed and he occupies the whole bed when sitting up :-)
He is utterly gorgeous, his name is Homer.
Photos to follow soon !
Then at 4pm DD4 suddenly doubles up, screaming in pain , complaining of tummy ache. She could only lie curled in a foetal position, pointing to her belly-button and screaming. Luckily our GP was able to see her straight away, incase it was appendicitis, but her temp wasn`t up, so he sent us home to wait and see, with strict instructions that if it got worse or there was no improvement in 12 hours to take her to casualty.
We didn`t have much fun for about three more hours, but then the pain eased off and she was able to sleep reasonably well. We, of course, were awake all night worrying.
Friday morning she felt fine again, thank God, but then one of the beloved budgies drops dead. Cue much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth from the two young ones.
I then of course had to disinfect the whole cage in case the deceased was carrying anything contagious, and that took ages......
Saturday we went to Pets At Home to buy one budgie and ended up with two (£4 discount that way), called Charlie and Lola. Then DD2 and her boyfriend came over needing feeding at lunch, then DH`s mum, brother and niece came over bearing gifts for me.
By tea-time we were exhausted, so we ordered an Indian take-away and collapsed !
This morning I groaned at the thought of being 43, thenI opened my cards and presents (Seasons 8 -12 of ER ), lavender toiletries, choccies (!) and book tokens. I shall enjoy all of them immensely.
And the young ones go back to school tomorrow, so I can head to town and browse the charity shops to my heart`s content without having to have eyes in the back of my head wondering what the young ones are up to :-))