Friday, January 14, 2011

2011: the year of best-laid plans?

I'm shouldn't be here.

Not because if I'd been sitting on the other side as I was originally I'd have been the one to be killed but because I should be on my way to Devon.

It was all planned: we were going down this evening so we could set off early on the train tomorrow morning for Plymouth and a trip around the aquarium with GrandDaughter. A train journey and sharks, what's not to love about that?

But ... Mother-in-law is in hospital again. Things are heading towards crisis point so Husband is going up to Derby tomorrow instead. There's no point me going as I can't do anything useful and I've plenty to be going on with here. However I've made a lasagne and a sponge cake for him to take with him. When Husband saw it he said, 'Pop doesn't like pasta.'

Mutter, mutter.

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It's not everyone who has an upside-down chair in their hall. It's meant for the nursery as the rocking chair we originally bought has settled in nicely in the study. So we went back to the YMCA shop and found this pale green leather armchair for £20. It needs a little bobble over the foot of the leg screw but apart from that it's fine for our purposes.

The only question is how long it will be left standing in the hall.

Especially as the nursery painting will be put on hold as the shower, which Husband thought he'd fixed, just started leaking again. Seriously. All down the dining-room walls.

No wonder I've had to attack my hidden stash of Maltesers.


katney said...

That all sounds quite worthy of Malteasers (BTW, We don't have Malteasers here, they are the equivalent of what we have called Whoppers.)

Suburbia said...

Comfort food, you can't beat it!

Sorry your lovely plans are ruined


Puss-in-Boots said...

Gotta love those Maltesers as sanity savers!

CherryPie said...

I am sorry your MIL has taken a turn for the worse and that your plans have been spoiled.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Liz .. so sorry to hear MIL is worse .. and that you have had to change all your plans .. I know the feeling ... Yes I am sure you will hunt out your stash of Maltesers, mine would be a glass of wine.

Thank you for you lovely comment on my blog .. yeah .. 4 years who could believe it , hope I can keep it going :-)

Take care and I hope that your plans for seeing your grandaughter come together soon ..

James Higham said...

Sounds like you have your hands full there, Liz.

nick said...

I hope the visit to mother in law isn't too traumatic.

As for the chair, I predict it'll be left in the hall for 3 months and 5 days. What's the prize for the most accurate answer? And no, a year's supply of Maltesers won't suffice.

Liz said...

I think so, katney.

Another time, suburbia.

You have, puss.

I think the situation is just going to get worse and worse from now on, cherrypie.

Thanks, anne.

that's life, james.

What I wouldn't do for a year's supply of Maltesers, nick ...

CherryPie said...

I think the situation is just going to get worse and worse from now on

I know how that feels, my thoughts are with you xx