It's been a bit of a medical week at Number 38. My uncle finally had his heart bypass on Monday and is doing well. So much so that he was discharged from hospital on Friday. 4 days exactly from being taken down for the op to be discharged. Amazing.
Thomas had his first physio session. It lasted one hour and he was certainly put through his paces but the physio made it lots of fun for him. Somehow learning to juggle was incorporated into the session and there was plenty of laughing as the balls went flying all over the room. Another exercise was to bend down on one leg while holding a cup of water on a book. I'm proud to report Thomas didn't spill one drop. It wasn't easy though and some of the exercises hurt him which was hard to watch but he gritted his teeth and persevered bless him.
Amy also went to see the Doctor and has to have some blood tests. The earliest appointment we could get was in 2 weeks time, then we need to make an appointment to see the Doc a week later, so we'll be well into November by the time we get the results.
This week I've been crocheting a jacket for a baby boy.
And I've also been adding granny squares to the poncho.
Which I managed to finish off at the van. That's one of the best bits about the van, there is always time to crochet.
I did put the hook away for a couple of days this week to concentrate on the house. Although I've been keeping up with my daily routines it suddenly felt untidy behind the scenes. This is a wardrobe clearing session. I've also gone through drawers, the airing cupboard, the medicine boxes, the bathroom cabinet and the book shelves. It feels better but there is still a fair bit to do.
It's a good job I'm doing it though because I've started to buy bits for Christmas which need to be hidden away. This will be the first year in 16 years that the big jolly man won't be visiting Number 38. I have mixed emotions about this. I'm sad because that part of our life has been and gone, but pretty upbeat because there is now an official present budget :) As usual there will be little surprises and I bought this bottle of dried ingredients for making brownies and these little bottles of hot chocolate flavours for Amy from Wilko.
Sienna had another sleepover and we took her to Bury on Wednesday. Very inconveniently she woke up early and needed feeding, so my browse around The Works came to an abrupt end with no purchases. We hot footed it over to our cafe, where the ladies passed her around while we sorted out the bottle, water, milk, muslin etc etc. Then we took turns to eat while the other fed her. Brought back awful memories of when Amy was little and we never seemed to get a meal in peace!
We've all been to the caravan for the weekend, including Amy and the dogs. Mark set it up Thursday and we all went over Friday after school. I've missed it. It was only a short visit but it was good to get back out in her. It's been 7 weeks since we were last at Blackpool and the seasons have definitely changed.
Saturday evening we drove down the front to see the illuminations and then headed home with fish & chips.
I tried to get a picture of a train tram passing, but ended up with this instead.
We arrived back home today about 2pm which gives me plenty of time to sort myself out and settle down for an evening with Mr Poldark, a glass of fizzy, carried carefully all the way home, and a champagne truffle or two.
This week is the final one before half term. Things to do this week include another physio session on Monday, carry on tidying behind the scenes in the house, finding the Halloween decorations, start organising Thomas' birthday party and to do a little bit more for Christmas.
We've also managed to find somewhere to go next weekend so I need to get organised for another van trip.
What have you all been up to?