Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Worried but excited

It would have been Tom's birthday today, so we took a trip down to the cemetery with some flowers. The grass was covered in this fluffy white cotton looking stuff that was falling from the trees. In fact it looked like it was snowing. I think it comes from the aptly named cottonwood tree, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. 
The cemetery is probably only one mile from Manchester City Centre so I asked Mark to drop me at Abakhan to see if I could find any fleece for the quilts. I've never bought from the shop before and didn't know they worked on a 'buy by weight' basis. They were happy to cut metres for me but these pieces were just over the measurement so I had to take them as they were which wasn't a problem. There's 2 kilos of fleece here and this lot cost me just over £22 although this included a 20% discount at the counter plus a further 10% because I picked a red button from a bag.
Thomas went to school in his Sunday best this morning. They were off to church today to take part in a mock baptism and were asked to dress formally so he chose to wear a shirt and his jacket.

Amy is in college this week. All new students have been invited in for the week to attend classes to give them an idea of what the courses involve. The subjects she's definitely chosen are English Literature and Creative Writing but she's torn between History and Psychology for her third A level so will be attending both classes to see what she thinks. 

And Matthew rang us tonight. Sophie had been for another scan, there have been concerns lately about the weight of the baby and they've decided they are going to induce her tomorrow, which is 3 weeks earlier than her due date. Guesstimate for baby's weight is 4lbs 6ozs, so if they are right she's going to be a little tiddler. 

Feeling worried and excited for them at the same time. 

xxx







18 comments:

  1. ooh, not surprised by your feelings of excitement/worry. I hope all goes well for them.

    Your young man looks very smart! Nice to see him with clothing on his torso ;o)

    The 'snow' in the first pic looks great! I miss the snow, you've got me craving winter now.

    Hope you've had a good day, and that Amy enjoys her college days this week.

    xxxx

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    1. Hi Sadie. He loves that jacket but it fits where it touches now. Can't believe it's a year since I bought it for my brothers wedding. Which means it's coming up to a year since Tom passed away. Where does time go.

      The 'snow' looked lovely all over the grass and it was falling off the tress as well so it really did look like it was snowing. We sat on a bench for a while laughing about what Tom would have thought about everything that's been going on lately. Mark does brilliant impressions of him. It's like having Tom back again. It was a lovely 30 minutes as strange as that may sound. xx

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  2. My daughter came 3-4 weeks early and everything was set in motion for a tiny baby. Much to everyone's surprise she weighed 6 lbs. Hope all goes well -it looks like she'll be in time to help her Dad celebrate his birthday.
    I have the dark fleece with the flowers on too and it came from Akabahn at Preston.
    If Amy is going to be a teacher, then Psychology would definitely be a good choice for A level especially if it's Primary she's thinking about. I really enjoyed learning much more about behaviour as I got older ( I completed my degree on a part-time basis in my 30s whilst teaching full time) and wished it had been available as a school subject back in the dark ages.
    Thomas looks so like you in that photograph and very smart too.
    All the best to the prospective parents tomorrow and hope you have good news as soon as possible.
    Catriona

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    1. Thanks Catriona. Still no baby as yet. Amy was 4 weeks early as well and weighed 5lbs 6oz but Sophie is so tiny herself, smaller than Amy so I don't expect her to be much bigger that what they've predicted.

      Amy enjoyed the psychology class and would prefer to take it over history, only because she doesn't like the era that's on the syllabus, but she needs a B in maths so we'll have to see.

      She's no idea what she wants to do, teaching was an option at one point, but she's not keen on children haha. Time will tell I suppose. xx

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  3. I do hope all goes well with the early delivery. Thomas looks so smart in that photograph x

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    1. Still no baby yet, but I didn't think there would be. They never seem to be in a hurry when they have to be induced do they. Thomas loves looking smart. I think I may have to buy him another jacket because he couldn't button this one up any more! xx

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  4. Oh I'll be thinking of you all for the safe arrival of the precious little bundle xx Thomas looks very smart. Amy will make the right choice I'm sure X

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    1. Thank you Rachel. Matthew was so excited this morning. I think he thought it would be all over by lunchtime bless him. Of course as you and I know it doesn't quite happen that quickly for most people even if you have been induced :( xx

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  5. Thomas looks so smart. Reminds me of my eldest when he was that age...he always loved to dress smartly. Great fleece. It makes a great soft baling for quilts, I have used it a few times. Must be about a year now though since I have done any quilting. I must get back to it.

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    1. Thank you Serenata. Yes Thomas loves dressing up smartly. He definitely likes the high life, no greasy cafes for him either, he much prefers a 'proper' restaurant with all the trimmings on the table. The fleece is really soft and snuggly. I've been playing around with it today trying to make some hats for Dress A Girl. Can't decide if I'm happy with them or not though. xx

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  6. I hope all goes well for Matthew, Sophie and the new arrival. They told me Lily was going to be a tiny baby but she was 7lb 13. Thomas looks very smart in his jacket. What a handsome chap.
    I hope Amy gets a good insight during her classes. It must be a difficult decision to make but I'm sure she'll make the right one. X

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    1. That's definitely not a small baby. Pretty average I think, just like Thomas who weighed in at 7lb 8oz.

      Amy has enjoyed her classes so far. She's definitely leaning towards psychology but apparently needs a B in maths so isn't getting her hopes up too high. She likes all the tutors as well which is half the battle isn't it. xx

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  7. Hope the teeny bundle of joy arrives safely
    Wow, Thomas brushes up well!

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    1. Thanks Sue. Looking at the photos of baby Jacob last week I couldn't wait for her to arrive, but maybe not this early, although if she's not growing she's definitely better out than in as they say.

      I thought Thomas looked quite smart, but one boy wore a bow tie :) They must go to very fancy christenings. xx

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    1. Nothing since I text you. I'm on pins lol. xx

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  9. Hope the delivery goes well. Looking forward to hearing the good news when it happens.

    Thomas looks very handsome, all dressed up.

    Hope Amy gets the grades she needs to take the classes she wants to take.

    Interesting that they sell the fleece by weight! It is sold by the yard, here. You chose some very pretty patterns.

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    1. Thanks Bless, it all went quite quickly at the end which was good for Sophie. I didn't know they sold it by weight as you order it from them online by the metre so I was a bit confused at first. You get plenty in a kilo though so I was happy to buy the pieces. xx

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