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The smells of Thanksgiving... and thanks to Newcaz

Friday, November 23, 2012



No offence intended, but I suspect a few people are nodding right now and saying "So true!"

A big shoutout to Newcaz...



Thanks for suggesting Nightnurse! Tara had her first proper night's sleep in a week last night thanks to a full dose of that minty nectar!

She is feeling more herself today, even though she still has a fever and a lousy cough, all because she got some proper sleep.

So this Mummy also got a good night's sleep, which is also a relief. :-)

Interesting sky on the way to Waitrose today. I love it when the clouds effectively draw a straight line in the sky. Shame we were under the cloud and not the blue sky though. :-)



But the sun still tried to break through in spite of the cloud:



It was chaos in Waitrose today, and in my less than healthy state it was hard to keep cheerful as some appallingly bad customer service took place. However, I did keep schtum, and as the lady I was chatting with pointed out, at least I was learning how not to treat customers today! Employ me people!!! :-)

This is not the norm at Waitrose, but if they continue to struggle with a shortage of staff with Christmas approaching, it is going to get ugly! I'm going to have to get very organised this year to try and avoid shopping on the busiest days. :-)

I'm planning on making venison casserole this year. Om nom nom. :-)

Hope the upcoming weekend is good to you all, and I hope that all the rain wind and flooding is not in your path!!!

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 11/27/2012 9:31AM

    I love BOTH sky pictures! It seems you guys across the Atlantic have such dramatic skies. Makes me long to head east again. ;)



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MRE1956 11/24/2012 8:43AM

    Thank you for sharing! First pic pretty much says it all!

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CHICCHANTAL 11/24/2012 3:33AM

    I remember seeing a cloud like that when I was about 8. It was as if a blanket had been pulled across the sky - it went from sunny to thick black cloud in the space about about 10 minutes. I actually stood and watched and have remembered it all my life.

re Waitrose - I knew you were posh, there's the proof ; )

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_LINDA 11/23/2012 11:33PM

    Those are awesome sky photos! Wonderful you and Tara got some sleep, exactly what you needed!!
Sorry about the hassle in your store -I sure like to shop at off times -like early in the morning you get the place to yourself here, or at suppertime..
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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BOVEY63 11/23/2012 12:32PM

    So glad you and Tara were able to get a good night's sleep. Hope you both are feeling better real soon.
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NEW-CAZ 11/23/2012 10:44AM

    Happy to make the recommendation Lex, it always works a treat for me and if I'm really suffering during the day I give in and take Day Nurse- marvelous stuff but can make you drowsy so take care!
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RAINBOWCHOC 11/23/2012 10:42AM

    brilliant cartoons, thanks for sharing

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SENATOR9 11/23/2012 10:31AM

    Have a great weekend

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LOVESLIFE48 11/23/2012 10:18AM

    I have to totally agree with the first picture!! That cracked me up!!! I needed what your last picture said!! LOL!!!

I'm glad Tara is feeling better and you both got a good nights sleep!!
Beaufitul picture of the sky!!
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So, I'm upright again...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

... thanks to the miracle drug known as antispasmodics, but now the dog's on three legs! Plus Tara is in phase two of her cold - the cough and temperature stage, poor kid. I'm coughing and sneezing - sometimes simultaneously. Quite the trick if you can manage it. LOL

Honestly, who do we have to pray to to get a break around here?!?!?

But hey, it's a hazy greyish day outside, and there is a decent wind, but it isn't overly cold, and there is a beautiful tree to see, and leaves being tantalisingly blown about to play crunchies underfoot with on the way to get a few groceries, so it's not all bad. :-)







And the free decaf latte from Waitrose was delicious. I was planning on a mocha but they ran out of hot chocolate. Think the weather may have had something to do with that? :-)

So, trying to figure out what to get for a late lunch. Probably either egg or corned beef. Corned beef will go better with the beetroot I have left. mmm... think I have a plan.


Silly story time...

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally ."

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money-fifty thousand dollars! Andy said, "We've got to give it back." Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?" Sally said, "No". Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic. Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile"

The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said: "Tell us the story from the beginning." Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...." The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "We're outta here!"


That's the way to do it. *grin*
Enjoy your day.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NOREGRET2010 11/23/2012 8:34AM

    The story gave me a chuckle, thanks! :) Glad you're on the mend. Me too, from myself, LOL.

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Hope you and Tara are 100% very soon!

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LOVESLIFE48 11/20/2012 7:17PM

    emoticon emoticon I hope the two of you feel better soon!! Love the pictures and the story!!

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BOVEY63 11/20/2012 4:39PM

    Hope all are feeling better real soon!
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Loved the story!
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CARLA-216 11/20/2012 2:22PM

    I'm glad your tummy is feeling better, but drats now a cold. I hope it passes soon.

xoxo
Carla

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_LINDA 11/20/2012 1:42PM

    Sorry you and Tara are suffering, and a dull, windy, gloomy day too, but the worst, the absolute worst, NO chocolate for your coffee??, why thats HORRIBLE! I hope it gets better for you soon!
After a bright sunny, calm start to the morning here, it all of sudden blew in some high winds and clouds -and a pile of my neighbour's smoke *stomp* So glad I am off to bridge!
Thanks for the funnies, Taz was always my favorite -just had one simple goal -eat everything in his path -i LOVE it ;)
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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TXTOAD9970 11/20/2012 12:01PM

    Love the story - thanks for sharing. Glad you are upright again - hope you and yours feel better soon. Have a happy thanksgiving! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2012 11:59AM

    Sorry to hear you're suffering with colds too (I have a belter right now), get some Night Nurse hun- does it for me every time.
Loved the joke and the pics- where do your find them LOL

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Free Compliments...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

  
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SCREWIE 12/5/2012 6:43PM

    Very nice :)

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2012 3:03PM

    Great idea Lex!

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_LINDA 11/18/2012 1:48PM

    Fabulous idea!! There has been someone, walking along our trails, tracing inspirational messages along the paths. They have done it in the summer sand and winter snow saying things like you are lovely, you rock, you are special, its really sweet actually!
One message for you: You are not alone!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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Water - Why is it sooo good for you?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Physically, water has amazing properties...





But, you can do more than just drink it... You can have a bit of a giggle with it too. :-) And you know they say that laughter is the best medicine, and I could certainly use a dose of that today! *sniff sniff, cough cough, sneeze sneeze*




























  
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    Good ones! Bottoms up!
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25th anniversary of the King's Cross fire and the death of my Dad from cancer

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I was surprised by the BBC website this morning, and not in a good way. One of the headlines stated that it is 25 years today since the King's Cross fire that claimed 31 lives.

This also means that it was 25 years ago today that I lost my Dad to cancer. This took a while to sink in. Twenty five years is such a long time to be without your Dad, especially when he was the only parent you had, and you were still getting used to being a parent yourself.

The reason the two events will be forever entwined is that my Dad was being rushed to London from Cornwall by ambulance overnight mere hours before the fire broke out, and because he was so ill (the cancer was in his heart) we were advised not to leave for London ourselves until we knew he had arrived at the London Chest Hospital. They were fully expecting him not to survive the journey.

As a result, by the time we reached London on that tragic morning, traffic was chaotic, emergency services were at stretching point, and even the police could do nothing to help us get to the hospital any quicker.

And this is where an unsung hero entered the fray, in the shape of a London Cabby! He did what none of the emergency services could do that morning. He got us across London to the hospital. It was not in time to speak to our dad, unfortunately, because his condition was so serious they couldn't wait to operate and had already taken him to the operating theatre, and he never regained consciousness. But the Cabby was awesome to try, and we will always be grateful to him for that.

So, there you are. It is never easy losing a loved one at any time, but on a particularly well known date you can find that instead of toddling along nicely with your thoughts full of happy memories of your Dad, a news report can send your memory flying back to the fateful day as if it had only just happened.

My thoughts, therefore, today, are not only with my Dad, but with all the other people who lost their lives that day. With a special mention to Alexander Fallon, a homeless Scotsman who had been living rough in London, and who was finally identified in 2004. Gods bless.

Take care, and hug your loved ones. :-)
Lex xxx
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LOVESLIFE48 11/21/2012 7:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon My thoughts are with you my friend. You are so right, it's very hard losing a loved one. Big hug to you.

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    I'm sorry you've been without your dad for so long.
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_LINDA 11/18/2012 1:41PM

    So very sorry for your loss Lexie :( What a day to have that anniversary on with the tragedy of King's Cross fire :( My thoughts are with you..
Those are great LOL's, sure he would love them!
hugs,
Linda xxx

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/18/2012 10:15AM

    It is very hard to lose a parent. Sorry for your loss.

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DAWN14163 11/18/2012 10:14AM

    Thinking of you and sending hugs xx
(I love that last LOL - had me thinking - very clever!)
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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2012 10:07AM

    I remember that day well Lex. sorry it's memory has sparked some sadness as you remember you dad. I'm sure he'll have loved your pics today emoticon

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