Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow, colds and playing with toys.....

27. Snow.

Yes, you read that correctly. Snow. In England. In November. Ridiculous, really. It has been SO cold! However, it has been a blessing today because it meant we all stayed in and didn't go anywhere. Missy has a dreadful cold all of a sudden, and didn't sleep well last night, which meant no-one did, and a day at home was just what we all needed. She relaxed with everyone, and was remarkably good, for a wee scrap with streaming nose, and little red eyes, poor baby.

I popped out this morning for bread and milk, and Peter and Glynis came for tea this afternoon, and other than that we had an indoor day. Glynis, Missy and I wiggled about to the CBeebies dance - Missy thought our geriatric wiggles were spot on - and she demonstrated her cooking, climbing and drawing skills. Actually, we all just enjoyed playing with toys, really.

A roast dinner and apple crumble rounded the day off, and Ann, who is also suffering from the same cold as her daughter, headed for bed early, followed by everyone else. And me? Well, I sat down around 7.30pm and fell asleep, and have just roused myself to make some coffee and to try to iron out the kinks in every part of the old bones. I am sitting here with a blanket round my shoulders, and a recession heater on my lap, and will be heading for the land of nod very soon.

If there had not been snow, we would have gone out this morning. And the day would have been different. I hate the fact that the two girls are not feeling great, but hopefully tomorrow they will be a little better. And having them at home with me was lovely. I am also extremely thankful that the house has been lovely and warm, and that when the little heater in my kitchen died, it just so happened that Peter and Glynis had a spare one they needed to find a home for, now that they have a new central heating system in place. The timing was perfect! See? Things happen for a reason, don't they......

3 comments:

Fran said...

This is most definitely apple crumble weather. Or rice pudding. In fact, I may just go into the kitchen right now and organise that ....

Vee said...

Ohhh the weather outside is frightful... Hope that the cold sufferers are feeling much better today. I'm sure that your comforting home and hospitality has helped make them feel better.

Midlife Mom said...

We got some snow here yesterday too. Not much, just enough to crunch under my feet when I go out to fill the bird feeder or feed the turkeys. Walking on semi high heels to church this morning was a bit perilous but I made it without falling on my face. ha! Glad you are having such a wonderful time with your grand baby and sorry she has the sniffles. Hopefully that will be gone in a day or so. What do you mean when you speak of a recession heater? I don't know what that means. Is it a little heater that is separate from you central heat? I have my oven going now with the door open as I am having some trouble with my kitchen heat. Brrrrr.......They had better come this week to fix it or I will land on their doorstep! ha! Take care and enjoy your family!!!!!