Sunday, 4 January 2009
HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN, JIGITY JOG
Hope you all managed to have a good New Year without me, I realise it would have been tough, but I knew you could do it!
As for me, I've had a wonderful week of doing nothing, except hanging out with my friend and her lovely family. This included Sunday lunch with her mom and step dad.
And going for a three mile walk up to Borders with her eldest son, so we could both lose ourselves for 30 minute picking books, before hitting Macy's to choose him a new winter coat. I was then credited with being the most stylish person he knew, as he was so pleased with my suggestion of coat.... Yah me!
As for New Year I only had one gin and tonic all evening..... which compared to last years over indulgence and bad behaviour was amazing. I had a gorgeous phone call with the wonderful Ron Jazz to set me in right frame to enjoy the evening. Which for me involved watching two movies back to back. Of which the last was my all time favourite, 'It's a Wonderful Life' with Jimmy Stewart.
My mate wasn't quite as into it as me, so at midnight I woke her up said HNY and we both continued with what we'd been doing. Her snoozing and me crying over the movie.... perfect night
Getting back yesterday was vile, although the house was tidy the Christmas decorations made the whole place look sad and depressing. So despite my jet lagged status I set to and cleaned up. Followed by I don't know how much washing...did it breed whilst I was away? Then hitting the store to do a weeks shopping, not something I enjoy at all in the town I live in. I normally drive to the next town. But I was too knackered so local shops had to do. So I was there alongside the rest of the universe in the first store, couldn't handle that, so just picking up the bacon that youngest likes, I drove of to the other end of town to a different shop. Still millions of people but a more ethical shop,even if the selection isn't as good.
Added to all of that I've been trying to catch up with my emails etc, but by 7.30 last night I admitted defeat and crashed, to be woken up by Alex for a chat at 2am for an hour??? Then back to sleep finally getting out of bed after 14 hours of sleep.
I've taken no pics, so you'll have to make do with one taken when my mate and I met up in New York a few weeks ago. My lovely mate looks beautiful in it, and I need some powder to counteract the shine, but who cares, cause we look happy together and that's what counts
And now I have to get serious about earning some money as I only went to the States four times last year..... WHAT! I must have a screw lose. And now I need to plan the summer trip.
That is of course, house selling not with standing. Anyone want to buy a three bedroom house in a very beautiful part of England in the spring, so I can go to Devon?
Anya asked me to write which books I'd brought, I can't remember any of the titles I read so many, but do recommend to anyone in the States three authors who I don't seem to be able to find here- Elizabeth Berg, Karen White and Marie Bostwick. All three write wonderful women's stories about women of a certain age, which works for me being of a certain age as well.
Thanks BTW for all your lovely comments whilst I was away, especially the offer of a snog from the anonymous reader. That I could defiantly do with as haven't had a kiss now since last March, all together now..... ah!!!