Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Latest news from number 9

I've got a cold, I HATE having a cold, I went for years without getting one so it's now a shock to wake up sniffling and sneezing. Don't know where it came from but if it was caught from Grandson who was a bit snuffly when he was here -  he is forgiven!

My plan was to go to the Wednesday morning car boot and I got up thinking shall I or shan't I but the sun was shining and I was sure to feel better out in the fresh air so off to Needham Market ( This is despite going about 3 weeks ago and saying I wouldn't bother again......... must be withdrawal symptoms!) Anyway it was a bright morning and there were several boots there,although not much of any use.
This was my mornings haul


I thought I might as well get the child safety set for £2 as one or the other of the children will need it or we will ourselves. A huge bag full of craft papers and card cost me £3 and he threw in the book - D.E Stevenson's "Summerhills" for nothing. ( Did you see  the haul of hardback DE Stevenson books that Scott at Furrowed Middlebrow blog got at a Booksale in San Francisco the other day? I knew everything in The States was bigger than here but that booksale is HUGE!)

When I got back I found Colin was feeling well enough to have got himself breakfast AND he did all the washing up too which is a huge leap forward, although his legs ached from standing and he had to sit down for quite a while afterwards.

Late morning I headed up to hospital to meet our youngest and keep her company as they were going to try and turn Dot-The-Bump who is a real fidget and after her 37 week scan yesterday now seems to be laying sideways. It was quite a faff, involving ultrasound scan, monitoring heartbeat, injection to loosen womb muscles, waiting, then 2 doctors trying to manoeuvre baby to turn her/him round - extremely painful for poor A and it didn't work anyway! Then another hour of monitoring before she was able to leave and has to decide to either wait and see if baby turns, or they book a C section ...........or both or risk a breech birth or emergency C section........ Heck! . They brought her a sandwich afterwards as she had missed lunch but I had to wait until I got home at quarter to 3!

Now I have a table covered with paper to sort." Bewildering Cares" by Winifred Peck has arrived from Dean Street Press for me to review and I MUST get started on more hamper makes.


Back Eventually
Sue


26 comments:

  1. I hope Col dosent catch your cold or is he Ok with things like that now, what a shame baby wouldnt turn, I watched a you tube on that the other day some-one having there baby turned, fascinating stuff.

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    1. He is snuffly too but the immune system bit of his blood is building nicely so not too worrying.

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  2. Well that all sounds like a very busy, then no doubt very tired, bunch of people. I'm a lot more tired than I used to be, for sure.

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    1. Yep, could do with a good nights sleep instead of sneezing and snoring and waking up with sore throat every hour!

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  3. What a fabulous haul of paper from the car boot.
    So nice to hear that Col felt well enough to get his breakfast.......onwards and upwards-x-

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    1. Trouble is I do have quite a supply of paper already........whooops

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  4. I expect Col felt good about getting something accomplished.
    My hubs ended up in casualty over lunchtime-he was tucked up in bed and a plate of sandwiches appeared-I tried to steal one but a truly scarey nurse stared me down.

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    1. I let her scoff the sandwiches and crisps and jelly because she had a 45minute journey home and I only had 15 min journey. They kindly made me a coffee so I survived!

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  5. Well done Col with the washing up - but don't overdo it there.
    Sorry to hear about Dot the bump's antics - hope she turns over on her own.

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    1. She/he/it... still not 100% sure! is a very fidgetty baby all the way through the months. maybe she/he will be a gymnast!

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  6. Progress for Col then - he must be pleased to just be able to do normal things again. Sorry to hear that Dot the Bump is playing silly B's and I hope baby decides to turn of its own accord. Not long to go now anyway.

    A good haul from the boot sale. I have been to so few this summer, as we have been so busy, and now I have slightly more time again, they are stopping or getting very poorly attended with dire stuff on offer. Only the desperate do winter car boots.

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    1. There is one in town that goes on all year but it was pathetic earlier. Might be better when others finish. The Needham one is Feb to December weather permitting

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  7. Get well soon Sue. I hate colds to and agree you're much better outside when feeling snuffly.

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    1. Yesterday was a beautiful day here hope we get a few more days like that before winter arrives

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  8. Loved the " chatty" nature of this post

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    1. Well, thank you John. Very kind and no swearing in my chats!

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  9. So sorry to hear you have the sniffles. Running behind the bunch due to daughters wedding, but welcome home Col! x

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  10. I hope your sniffles go away soon. Seems to be going around! I caught it just before a flew back and it took a week to get over it! Hopefully Col won't catch it. Have fun with your paper haul. Seems like it was worth going.

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    1. A huge heap of paper and card. I sorted through and have taken some to charity shop. I may need to start scrapbooking to use up the special scrapbook papers!

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  11. ick, it's that time of year again isn't it. Violet has had a cold for most of this week, but was fine, or so I thought. Today I had a phone call from school to collect her as she wasn't well, tummy ache, pale and sweaty. She doesn't seem too bad, so hopefully just breaking her out of school early and getting her home to Calpol will sort it out.
    I hope Col doesn't get the cold, sounds as if he is making good progress. Which doesn't surprise me. Home is the best medicine. Just remember to take it easy too Col.

    Ah. Babies. Little troubles! I hope he/she turns and all will go well. x

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    1. Colin is a bit snuffly but the cold seems to be a two day affair thank goodness.
      I hope she doesn't have to have C section

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  12. I pray your daughter will fare well in last few weeks of pregnancy and that baby will be fine. C section no fun but best idea if there's an issue. Feel better soon...and glad Colin is up and about a bit! Hugs and a warm spot of tra!

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  13. Oh no! Didn't realise you hadn't eaten, you should have said I'd have shared my sarnie with you! Xxx

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    1. I was fine really and you and the Dot needed it more than me!

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  14. I couldn't have resisted all that card and paper. What a good find! I have far too much and nowhere to store it since I downsized.
    I like the cards you make very much.

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