Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feeling more like it...

Several glasses of wine and another day further on, I'm feeling so much better. Today I went to met a Brighton BF for a cup of coffee, at least I had the coffee and she had the hot water. She is in the second week of a new regime to try and sort out her sleeping pattern. Ever since I have known her (only 6 years, though I feel as if we have been friends for ever) she has suffered from a simple inability to get a good night's sleep. I don't know how she copes, because I would be useless without sleep and plenty of it. Sometimes she only has two hours, and then has to get up and do something (anything) to try and get back to sleep again. This new regime means no caffeine or stimulants at all (so no alcohol either) and a very healthy diet. And she has to get up if she is lying awake for more than a half hour. Then she must do something like read, or watch TV for an hour before going back to bed again. And she has had to remove all clocks and watches from the bedroom so that she is not counting the hours. Heaven knows how she stays cheerful under the circumstances, but she does. And she is really positive about this treatment, so we have everything crossed that it works.

Then I went into town to try and buy something nice to wear for my Birthday, but couldn't find anything. Even in Zara. Suddenly all the shops seem to have their Spring and Summer stuff in stock, all cream linen and lacey bits. As it's still very much Winter here (and probably where you are too) I wasn't tempted by any of it. I even looked in M & S, which I have decided is so boring and dreary that I don't want to spend my money there. Speaking as someone who wore cutting-edge Biba and Bus Stop in her youth, and who had her hair cut at Vidal Sassoon, I'm not yet ready for the dreary stuff M & S seem to think is "age-appropriate". I'm seriously considering a trip to London to spend some serious money on decent Designer clothes. If only I could stay awake for a whole day..

Grandson apparently enjoyed his first "induction" morning at his new Nursery, though he didn't eat the lunch they provided. Still, it's only his first day, and he has another morning session tomorrow to help him settle in. He did actually speak to me on the phone today, and said "See you on Thursday, Nana." I'm so looking forward to it.

My other Brighton BF sent me a message on Facebook today, suggesting that we go out for a cocktail on Thursday evening. I'm all for that. Tomorrow one of my London Best Friends is coming down and we're going out to a new French restaurant for dinner. She will be staying the night, and then Daughter and Grandson will be arriving on Thursday morning, so I suppose we will go for lunch somewhere. It looks like being a very jolly (and indulgent) day. And I already have three mysterious parcels which have arrived early. I'm saving them for Thursday. How exciting.

9 comments:

Dusty Spider said...

Thanks for dropping in to dust at my place and HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THURSDAY! Hope you enjoy your indulgent day, go for it!!

Donna said...

I second the HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's full of fun and happiness for you!!!

Expatmum said...

Oh no. What happened to Per Una (or Uno). I usually have a good trawl around there when I come home in the summer.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Dusty - thank you so much, will make the most of it! M xx

Donna - lovely of you to drop by and thanks for the birthday wishes. M xx

expatmum - sorry, but even Per Una has lots of frilly, fancy and funny-coloured stuff. I wasn't at all tempted!! M xx

aims said...

The fashion these days - who are they marketing for? Don't they know it us (ahem) older ladies with the money? Pfffft...makes me cranky.

family affairs said...

You do have a busy life....thanks for the 6 word suggestion I like it - and by the way I do still need instructions for photos (and hopefully therefore links) I GIVE UP trying - it's taking so much time and I can't do it - my spell check etc doesn't seem to be working in blogger and I wonder if those icons have something to do with the problem. HB for Thurs x

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Aims - they obviously haven't realized just how smart we are!!
M xx

Lulu - will do it tomorrow morning - thanks for good wishes.
M xx

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Donna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!! HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!! hugs