Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Wednesday this and that chat . . .
Yesterday was one of "those" days. I am sure you know what I mean because we all have them. First of all . . . one of our fish died. We are not sure how or why. The rest seem perfectly alright. Just one of those things I guess.
Todd was backing out of the drive and someone hit him. People tend to park their cars all along our road. It's very difficult to get out of the drive. Most of the time you are trying to get out between two cars that have you right hemmed in. Its been an accident waiting to happen for a very long time. People drive up it very fast. The speed limit is only 20, but they all do more than that. I tend to think the other driver wasn't paying attention and was driving far too fast. She had a car full of kids and was probably distracted. If she had been paying attention and driving slower, she would have seen him pulling out and been able to stop and blow on her horn before she hit him. Ripped the whole bumper off of our car and did a job on her front passenger side and a nice scrape all along her car. Thankfully nobody was hurt. That was main concern. Todd was pretty shaken up. So was the other driver. Hysterical actually.
Of course the insurance wants to write the car off. By the time we paid the deductable, there would be nothing left because it is a very old car. 17 years old. We just spent £350 on the rear shocks. We told the insurance people we will try to fix it ourselves. We cannot afford to buy another car, even second hand. we will just have to suck it up and do what we have to do. Thankfully we had comprehensive so the other driver's car will be sorted no problem.
Bad day . . .
And then . . . both of our brine shrimp which were in our fish tank died. They were fine and then they were not. Sigh . . .
But there was still plenty of good about the day.
All the kiddos are back to school and I got some Back To School photos of Gabe and Luke. (And Daddy Anthony) I was so pleased about that. They both like their teachers very much. Luke looks sad, but only because his mom was not allowed to go in with him. Two very handsome little boys and I love the matching outfits. They will be wearing them again in a couple of days because it will be picture day. So soon!
And then they facetimed me after school to tell us all about their first day and to wish Todd an early Happy Birthday. I am so very grateful for the thoughtfulness of a Daughter In Law I love very much.
No other back to school photos, but I did get to facetime briefly with the three "J's" on Monday as well as their dad, Doug. I think the only one who was seriously looking forward to "Back to School" was dad. ☺ He was looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet I think.
When I was a child I love, LOVED the first day back to school. New books, new class, new teacher, new bookbag/pencils/crayons/scribblers etc. and if I was lucky a new pair of shoes. All plus's in my book!
I was very saddened to learn that my dear friend Lura's husband John has been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. They are the sweetest couple I know and have always been such an inspiration to me, well the whole family has actually, but I have a tender place in my heart for Lura and John. These last few years have been a real trial for them with lots of different health issues, but this is just the worst. Please keep them both in your prayers. I know they will appreciate them very much.
Lastly I want to wish my dear Todd a very Happy 78th Birthday today. I love him so very much. I am so grateful that he wasn't seriously hurt yesterday. I hope and pray that today will be a much better day for him. We have friends coming over for a late lunch, so that will help!
And with that I will leave you with a thought for today . . .
What is the difference between
"I like you" and "I love you" . . .
"When you like a flower,
you just pluck it,
but when you love a flower,
you water it.
Those who understand this
In The English Kitchen today . . . Comfort Spaghetti. Simply tasty.
I wish for you a lovely Wednesday. Stay happy and stay safe. Don't forget along the way . . .
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