Welcome, once again how are you all? Another busy week here things seem to have been speeding up and up ever since we have returned from France! In fact things have become totally mad! I am on the run even as I type, trying to get lots of different things done and be all things to many !! :) I am running so late this week that even though I have managed to get our beloved Paul’s post published a day early I am almost a day late ! Not quite but very nearly.
Now what would you like to eat and drink thanks to Paul we have every type of coffee and tea anyone could possibly request and a few that I quite frankly would be very happy to sit on the self talk about obscure and smelly!! :) As for the cakes and pastries well they have grown in range since we have been enjoying these get together’s and they are all free and even better totally calorie free!! So come on in sit down where ever you fancy, relax and let’s have a nice coffee/ tea break.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you what a busy week it has been, two sisters, two brothers, two brothers in law, a cousin, and a son plus me all having Birthdays in a fortnight!! That takes a lot of organising ! I would tell you about my day but luckily Paul has already done that so that saves me a few minutes… well done that man Paul!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:It was our first real babysitting stint yesterday , Saturday, all on our own! It was great fun the Newbie is so full of giggles and excitement. We were over at the Newbie’s home so everything was natural and normal to him! My husband really enjoyed it too, he loves to play with the Newbie he magically turns into a singing dancing and clapping machine with talking shoes! Yes I did say talking shoes. We played with the Newbie and he had a turn in his baby gym then in a fabulous toy that you pop baby into and there are all sort of activities arranged in a circle, it supports the baby in a half sitting half standing position!! It is amazing and the Newbie loves it!
The photo to the right is similar but not quite the same . You pop the baby in to the seat in the middle and away they go! Woow did our Newbie love it and he is not quite 6months yet! I have to admit I would of loved a toy like this when the boys were small.
It is amazing how toys and fashions for babies have changed over well, the last 41 years , as that is the age of my eldest son. When I look at photos of him as a baby and a toddler the clothes are so very, very different. I have to admit I did my best to dress the lads in the latest of fashions for then and get them the best that I could afford in the toy market!
Baby grows were the order of the day then little suits and then maybe dungarees if you were daring! The toys were fun but today’s toys knock spots off the older ones! I suppose it is the difference between how a woman in the 19 50’s dressed and supplied toys for her baby and how one in the 1970’s did!
Anyway he had a wonderful time with all his toys, then his mum had left a bottle for him ( she is doing a wonderful job breast feeding) so I gave him his allotted feed at the appointed time. He then had an extra play, then after a couple of burps he went off to his cot and a nap like an angel!
While he was napping we had a sneaky tidy up and husband cut the lawns they have two long lawns out the back!
So the Newbie was fast asleep when his mum and dad came home.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you that it has been hard going at the gym this week, though I am trying hard I am finding it hard going! I usually do four early mornings at the gym and two classes one on Friday and one on Saturday. The Friday class is Pilates and is an hour long and I have to admit it is my most favorite hour of the week. The Saturday class a Deep Core Class and it is a very hard and fast moving class. Both classes are doing the same thing to the body ( strengthening the core muscles ) but both with extremely different tactics! Usually I manage well but this week I have found myself dragging my heels! even though I have a really good gym buddy and we usually keep each other going this week I have been under par and I have had to resorted to going out for a brisk walk in the afternoons to stop myself from dropping off to sleep!.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would explain that today has been like the rest of this weekend so so rushed and busy, but for all that really fun! Today started with me waking up with cramp again! The usually Sunday morning chores followed a walk in the unseasonal weather into town and our monthly meeting of the women I used to work with. We all had a good chat and of course coffee and cake!! Unfortunately the cakes in that coffee shop are not calorie free!!
The husband met me at 1.30pm and then we were off back to the Newbie’s as his Mum and Dad wanted wanted the husband to help them remove a very awkward and heavy pelmet down! Well husband and son laboured away at removing said pelmet and did eventually succeeded! The Newbie’s mum was busy making baby food with recipes from her special baby food cook book! Guess what left me to do , look after and play with the Newbie… OH! Joy!!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would mention I had better go now there is washing and ironing to do! A meal to finish cooking and eat . Then bed and then another week full of many many things to do!!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would ask you if you would like another cuppa, or another cake . I’d tell you I have really come to enjoy these chats and I’d love to hear what you would tell me. Please feel free to stay as long as you like and don’t forget to visit Paul’s post now while you are here! If we were having Coffee Original idea from http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/