Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stuff and nonsense

That's how I feel tonight. I'm tired, I ache in places I didn't know I had, my shoulders are on fire, and I'm having a beer. It's late at night, and I suppose I shouldn't but that's how I feel lol! This will hopefully relax me enough to sleep. I'm watching Girls of the Playboy Mansion, listening to the boys talk about DPS, and warriors, and paladins over druids and so on, and just basically being happy with everything that's going on in my life except my shoulders. I'm such a girly wuss!

The AC has come home with a Stage Six book which he read fluently with R this evening, no problems. Actually, one problem - he got stuck on "bounced" but they read the rest of the sentence together "Nobody bounced on the bed, Nobody bumped Big Bad Bill's head" (or something like that) and then they looked at the picture to see where Nobody was. His reading and writing is really coming on now. His intervention group finishes this week, and it's really made a difference to the way that he views reading and writing. He's always loved reading, but because his writing wasn't as good as he wanted it to be, he's never wanted to do it so much. Now it is better, so he's happier to do it! (and now he's idolising R, whose writing is never the neatest, then it takes the pressure off of him, although I have no idea where the pressure comes from because it isn't me lol!)

Oh well. I think it's time to head to bed for this tired person. The boys will be up until late, snacking on shortbread and double chocolate biscuits, made this afternoon inside 30 mins when Mr B decided he was coming after all!

Tomorrow is a quiet day of church, starting the home brewing, (using a kit for the first time of doing it.) buying pillows for all of us and binning the old ones, marking and planning. AC and R will sort out the homebrewing after I've sterilised it all. It's something R remembers doing with his Daddy, so we thought we'd involve AC as well. We might go out in the afternoon somewhere, but it may depend on how I feel, or rather, how R thinks I feel - he's very careful about me doing too much when I'm not well lol!

The washing is done and sorted - everyone has pants and socks for the week, AC has uniform for the week. I'll do a shirt wash tomorrow and then R will have uniform for the week - counting down now! My clothes are almost sorted, I need to do more washing for those to have a weeks worth of school stuff clean, (obviously I have lots of other clothes lol!)

Oooooh! Big news! I treated myself to a DS title today and got the 100 classic books module. It has some great books on that I have always wanted to read and never got round to getting a copy of, as well as lots that I've read before and would love to read again. So I'm starting with Louisa M Alcotts "Little Women". And so I'm off to bed, leaving the boys chatting and chomping.

I love the fact that R likes inviting people here, and people like coming, and I like having them. It's all good!

Just up again....

..... Just had a 2 hour nappette!

Weird morning. Utterly weird in many ways.

I was up at 0545 as usual, and by 0630 I was sat down to mark with the dishwasher on, the washing machine on, the tumbledrier on, the bread machine on, the dining room table cleared, the animals all fed, and life was good.

I marked for a couple of hours, and R got up. At this point I had cooled down from being tucked up in bed, and discovered I couldn't move my shoulder. It wasn't painful unless I put any stress on the muscle, but it couldn't be moved. I had just dragged a t-shirt and joggers on when I got up, as I don't like to wake R up that early by having a shower. As he was up, I thought well, I would get on and have my shower as we needed to go to town, get a few things done.

It was an utter comedy!

I had to have R help me undress.
He had to wash my hair, rinse it and condition it, rinse it again.
I couldn't wash my own back, or anything else really!
He had to dry me, and then help me get dressed.

It was funny in so many ways, except that laughing hurts lol! The Ibuprofen is great but has upset my stomach but if I don't take it then the muscle will struggle to come out of spasm. We could be in for a few days of this! (R says he doesn't mind lol - he certainly seemed to be enjoying himself lol ;-) )

We went to town, which was fine, and then SUDDENLY it was heaving, so we left. There's a couple of things we need to get tomorrow, but that's ok, we'll go in when it's quieter tomorrow and sort them out. There's a couple of things that will have to wait until later in the week, but they can wait, no big deal.

More weirdness came when we were accosted in town by the Red Cross people, wanting us to do direct debit things, which was amusing as R went into play against that particularly patronsing young man, RC man saying what the RC did, and R saying "No you don't, what you actually do is x,y,z."

And on the way out of town, we were accosted by a matched pair of young Elders from the church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Who were surprised to find someone who knew the history of the Book of Mormon, and had read some of it, and thought it was barking, and wasn't afraid to say so. R sat down and waited whilst we discussed the facts of the matter, and then they tried to rope him in by asking if he believed in God, he told them that he believed in lots of Gods, and was Pagan, so they asked me if I felt the same way, and I said no, I was a Methodist, but religious freedom and freedom of speech was a vital part of what was happening in the world and suppression of the same was against God's will. They asked what we knew about the Mormons, and R explained he was still married to one, but she was in the States!

And then they went.

They were very nice, but they are barking, IMHO, just like the Jehovah's Witnesses, who I studied with for 2.5 years on a Thursday evening, and came to the conclusion that they are just wrong about so many things.

Ah well.

Must get on and do some things. Like have a cup of tea, except I've given it up for Lent. So I'll make him a cup of tea, and get myself a drink of something, and look at the washing machine and see what needs doing there, and then start on the marking again.

Life is good!