Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Very Terry Wogan..

Well here I am again, turning up like a bad penny, as my Mother used to say! It's New Year's Eve and I've decided not to go out to yet another party. Frankly, I'd rather gaze at my log fire, and occasionally glance at the TV. The nearest party is downstairs (again) but I don't want to risk getting dressed up and falling down the stairs (again), so they will have to do without me. Apparently Terry Wogan is staying in tonight too, so I'm in good company. He and Lady Helen are looking after some of their grandchildren - sadly I'm not doing that though. Daughter, the Boyfriend and Grandson are staying at home in Dorking, because Daughter had her latest Colposcopy yesterday and is feeling pretty awful today. I went with her to the hospital (and Grandson came too). The procedure didn't take long, but it was pretty painful and she was white as a sheet when she came out, and couldn't stop shaking for quite a while. We were given cups of tea by the nurses, and then I took her back home to rest. She will probably feel like shite for a couple of weeks, and of course we have to wait for the results. I do hope it will all be OK.

Before I came home we had another panic when Grandson was in the bath - lots of red spots appeared on his upper body and Daughter decided we had better take him to the Doctor. So we did: him in his pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers, Daughter wrapped in a rug, and me trying not to have hysterics. In the end it wasn't too serious - we came back with cream for the spots and some special Calpol. He had a slight temperature, the spots of course, and the Doc. could hear a slight wheeze on his chest. If he is sickening for something, it should appear in the next couple of days. And then of course he has his Grommits operation next Monday! Anything else? I drove home at about 7pm, feeling shattered, and could hardly get out of bed this morning. No surprise there!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and I'm sorry that I wasn't around to join in all the Christmas Blogging. We did have a lovely time: Son, Daughter, the Boyfriend and Grandson were all staying here. We all enjoyed our presents, food and bubbly, and went for a walk by the sea in glorious sunshine on Boxing Day. I had my fireplaces sorted the week before, so we had lovely log fires to sit by and it was very cosy indeed.

At the end of his very first term at Big School, Grandson appeared in his first Nativity Play as the King who brings Gold! He looked wonderful in his costume and crown, and said his words perfectly: "I have got Gold." And then he turned to the audience and gave a triumphant thumbs up! It was a delight to behold, and we felt very proud. Come to think of it, that was one of the best moments of our Christmas.

18 comments:

Suzysoo said...

Sorry to hear Daughter and Grandson aren't feeling too special. Hope they are better soon.

Your Christmas sounded lovely, though, and a Happy New Year to you all xx

Maggie May said...

Sorry to hear about daughter and hope the results will be nothing to worry about.
Also hope the grandsons spot are now faded and that he is over the virus.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

auntiegwen said...

Sending you all our good wishes for a happy and healthy 2009, with love
auntiegwen and the deranged weans
xxxx

Retiredandcrazy said...

Fingers crossed for your daughter. Sometimes a quiet New Years Eve in is good isn't it?

Expat mum said...

Blimey, you've got a lot going on. happy New Year anyway.

family affairs said...

Happy new year - glad you're back in blog land and fingers crossed for your daughter Lx

Stinking Billy said...

margot, welcome back, pet. It was quite a shock to find you had posted, but a nice one. x

Rob Clack said...

Happy New Year and I hope your daughter is feeling better and grandson no longer spotty! R

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

Hi Suzysoo, and thank you for your good wishes. It's so lovely to be back among my Blogging friends. I do wish you and yours a very Happy New Year too. M xx

Dear Maggie, thank you, and all good wishes to you and yours too. I hope 2009 will be a good year for you. M xx
PS. The spots do seem to have disappeared.

Dear AuntieGwen, thank you, and I'm sending you and your beautiful children all goood wishes for a great 2009! M xx

You're so right RAC - thanks for your good wishes, and it was nice to be quiet for a change. M xx

Hi Expatmum, well it does seem we have rather a lot going on - let's hope for good results. And a Happy New Year to you and your family. Love M xx

Dear Lulu, thanks and look forward to catching up with all your news soon. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family M xx

Dear Billy, thank you. It's good to be back among friends. Happy New Year to you and Mrs Billy. M xx

Thank you Rob, she is feeling better and the little one's spots have gone, so we're hoping for the best! Happy New Year to you and Jenny. M xx

The Dotterel said...

Did you hear about the king who brought the frankincense though? As he approached the crib he announced, in a loud voice, that 'Frank sent this'!

Hope everyone's back to the rudest of rude.

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

Hi TD, how lovely of you to visit.
That is the sweetest story - our Myrrh King had a complete freeze; he just gazed at the audience with his mouth open!
Just waiting for the invalid Grandson, and Daughter, to arrive. M xx

Dusty Spider said...

Hope your daughter and grandson are feeling better. We had a quiet new year too as we had Noodle 2 overnight. Even the fireworks across the road didn't wake her! Hope 2009 holds all you wish for. Love Flick x

Dusty Spider said...

Hope your daughter and grandson are feeling better. We had a quiet new year too as we had Noodle 2 overnight. Even the fireworks across the road didn't wake her! Hope 2009 holds all you wish for. Love Flick x

Dusty Spider said...

Hope your daughter and grandson are feeling better. We had a quiet new year too as we had Noodle 2 overnight. Even the fireworks across the road didn't wake her! Hope 2009 holds all you wish for. Love Flick x

Mean Mom said...

So sorry about your daughter's experience at the hospital and I hope that she and your grandson are feeling much better.

I don't blame you at all for having a quiet New Year's Eve. I was still suffering from the after effects of flu and had people staying for a few days over New Year. It was a bit of a strain, to be honest.

I'm glad that you enjoyed Christmas and your grandson's nativity!

Donna said...

What a TIME you all had!! I was wondering what happened to you!
Hope all is sorted through now and everyone is well!
Happy New Year Sweetie!!hughugs

Working mum said...

Oh, sorry things weren't fantastic over New Year, but I did love the 'thumbs up' bit of the nativity. You have to hang on to moments like that, don't you?

Happy New Year to you.

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

More apologies - I'm just not doing very well on communications at the moment and need to work out why...

Dear Flick, thank you for your visit(s). Lovely to hear from you, and glad you had a good New Year with Noodle 2. Love M xx

HI Mean Mom, and lovely to hear from you. I just don't think I was in the mood for more festivities really. We're still waiting for Daughter's results... I do hope your flu is quite gone now. And I'm enjoying having my own space again too, so I know how you feel.
M xx

Dear Donna, I'm sorry I keep disappearing, but just not feeling very sociable at the moment. Thanks so much for your good wishes - and a Happy New Year to you all. Hugs, Margot xx

Hi Working Mum, lovely to hear from you and I hope to get back up to speed soon. Yes, the Nativity was great, and will be an enduring memory. Love M xx