Sigh. I love my kids. However, I am retaining the right to live my life my way, complete with any stuff there may be about the place. They can regard it as their legacy. It will keep them busy. Hahahahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
My older son turned 32 yesterday, so daughter and I took off to visit the birthday boy, and present him with the humongous chocolate cake Diana baked for him. I think they will be eating cake for weeks. Delicious, it was too. And Missy herself was on top form, smiling and watching everything with big blue eyes. Have I mentioned how brilliant A and A are with her??? They are wonderful parents, and she is a beautiful little girl. She gave here Daddy a card "to the best Daddy in the world" and as her Mum says, the child is totally brilliant and managed to sign her name in cursive writing. Her PhD will be following shortly. She looked so cute, propped up on the couch with her card in front of her, and the little grin in place.
I can't believe how quickly they change and grow. Now she watches everything - across the room, and finally, she likes the swing I bought her. Hopefully it will keep her happy so her parents can actually eat a meal in peace now and then!
My vacuum cleaner expired this morning. It burst into flames, as Diana was vacuuming the lounge. Groan. Diana survived the excitement, but my Dyson did not. It is now on the way to the tip. It is one of the very first yellow and grey ones, so is/was very aged. But still..... And then I put the washing machine on and the blankets came out sodden. This is not good. I have refrained from trying another load as I am now in ostrich mode, and I can't cope with the idea that 2 appliances may have expired on the same day. A Sunday. Maybe it is because it is a day of rest and they were not resting. Lalalalalala. The fun just gets better and better!
And so far my squirrel defences are holding well. If the rain would just stop a bit, I could do more transplanting. So far the beans are in, and I have lettuce, peas, beetroot, spinach beet, purple brocoli, chard, spring onions, onions - both red and white, potatoes and carrots in their proper growing places. I still have squash, butternut and gem, cucumber, courgettes, yellow beans, sugar snap peas, corn, and the tomatoes to move. And there is more, only I can't remember what exactly. Then the mint, sage, chives, parsley etc is also ok. I have not done my hanging baskets yet, but they will have tumbling tomatoes in them too. And herbs.
There are plenty of flowers in my small garden, especially roses. And I have cosmos seeds in and flox too. And marigolds. And fuschias. And other stuff. In fact, my garden is just like my house. Full of stuff. Just the way I like it.
What with hydro-therapy, exercises, tagging along with my daughter (having fun!) and just life in general, I have not had time to see the computer, never mind actually write anything, and forget about reading, so bear with me, people. I will be back when I can find the time.