Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rights and Wrongs..

I really must pull my socks up, mostly metaphorically of course. This month I have been even worse at writing my Blog, and catching up with Blogging Friends. It's been a busy and somewhat tricky month, but I ought to be confiding in my Dear Diary instead of keeping it all under wraps!

I did manage to put on a picture of the kittens (see above right), which is now somewhat out of date. They have their eyes open and can almost walk now - and Tinkerbell is an exemplary mother. She tidies them all up, licks them into shape and then lies down to feed them, with a blissful expression on her little face. They all have homes to go to when they are ready, and one of the little darlings is going to KT and Hon Grandaughter, who are moving out on Friday, after nearly three months here with me. I must say that it has been lovely to have them (KT and HG I mean, not the kittens), not a chore at all, and I will really miss them. Friday is, coincidentally, the day I go on holiday for a week, so everything has turned out pretty well, timing-wise. I'm off to Tenerife with my Aristocratic BF. She has a Timeshare which offers the occasional bargain, so we are going to have a very cheap and cheerful week away. I'm looking forward to just lying in the sun, with book and cocktail close at hand, and the occasional dip in the pool will be the icing on the cake. When I get back I have a new Student coming to stay, so hopefully there will be more interesting news. And I promise to be a better correspondent and a more regular visitor to all my Blogging Friends.

There has been a bit of an upset regarding Daughter and The Boyfriend. I had Grandson for a week of his Easter Holiday, and it was then - when there were no children or other distractions - that they discovered that their relationship wasn't going so well. We had a pretty frantic weekend, (a week ago) when it seemed that everything was falling apart, and Daughter was ready to move back here with Grandson on the spot. However, it now seems to have calmed down. I don't pretend to know what the outcome will be, but Daughter and The Boyfriend have talked things through and she has asked for some time to think, so we are all waiting to see what will happen. Of course I immediately thought "what a good thing they didn't buy that house!" There's always a reason for these things. Apparently Daughter has been aware for some time that things weren't right. (And I must say that having the worry and stress of the Pre-Cancerous cells and the Colposcopies can't have helped.) But they had just fallen into a routine of not talking to each other, until the absence of Grandson meant that they had no choice but to communicate. It hasn't helped that Daughter said to me " Mum, you were right - you're always right." Hah! Somehow, I know that means I'm in the wrong again...


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Those kittens are just adorable!!
I get behind in my blogging as well. I mean I read but lately my commenting sucks!!
Colonoscopy??? Is everything okay??
Hey I'm going to be going to be a grandmother too...for the first time. YAY!!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

auntiegwen said...

Sorry to hear things not so good with your daughter, I hope things get easier for her, poor girl, she's not having an easy time of it. But enjoy the break dear M and come back rested and refreshed xx

Maggie May said...

Really sorry that your daughter's relationship with her partner is in a bad way. Yes, you are right about the house....... it would have been a terrible burden to have bought it. These things are for a purpose sometimes, just like you said.

Kittens are lovely!

Hope you enjoy your stay in Tenerife. The weather should be good! Have a wonderfully relaxing time and hope your lodger is a brilliant one, when you come back!

Hope your daughter has got over her health scare.

Expat mum said...

Hope they work it out. Have tagged you if you can be bothered.

softinthehead said...

Ditto what everyone else said. Tough when you have to stand by and let these things work themselves out. Cute kittens.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Life (and daughters) do get in the way of stuff!! LOL

aims said...

Watching relationships as they unfold can be so hard.

Love the idea of a good week away. Enjoy it and tell us all about it when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Mum's are always right. Even when they're wrong. I do hope your daughter manages to sort things out and eitherway, she is happy.

Gorgeous kittens, I'd like another cat at some stage but the Farmer says I'm trying to turn this farm into a zoo. At least he's in the right place then.

CJ xx

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

Hi Reggie Girl, and congratulations on your imminent grandmotherhood! It's truly wonderful news. Actually Daughter has had two Colposcopies - which are related to possible Cervical Cancer. Luckily the cells are pre-cancerous, but they are keeping an eye on her. M xx

Thank you Auntiegwen,it's certainly true that she isn't having an easy time just now. I'm so looking forward to the blissfulness of lying in the sun. M xxx

HI MAggie, thanks so much for your lovely comments - I'm not sure what will happen next, but it will all work out in the end I'm sure!
More when I get back. M xx

Hi Expatmum, yes, I guess they will in the end, one way or the other. Have been over to look at the tag - thankyou, and will do it on my return. M xx

Hi SITH, yes it's the standing by and watching that's so hard - still, that's how we all learn isn't it? Thanks, anyway. M xx

Dear F,F and F, oh how they do - and we can't do anything about it can we? M xx

Dear aims, lovely of you to drop by and comment. It's so hard to see things going wrong and not be able to help really.
Looking forward to lying in the sun and will be over to visit you when I'm back. M xx

Donna said...

Don't worry about not blogging...it just means you have a Life!!Hahaa...I need to get one!

Hopefully daughter & boyfriend will work things out, but if the love isn't there, Nothing will work...and I wouldn't want her with him anyway.

Glad you are there for her sweetie!!hughugs

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

Dear Crystal, sorry your comment must have crossed with mine as I was leaving - anyway, one week later...
I love your new photo. Luckily the kittens all have homes, or I might be tempted. Still don't know how things will go, but it's all quiet for the mo. M xx

Dear Donna, yes, it's true that "life" seems to be taking over just now. And you're right, we will see in time if they are meant for each other or not, I guess. M xx

Dear Phidelm, how lovely of you to get in touch, and to comment - it's nice to meet another copywriter, ex or not! Where did you live in Brighton and Hove?
Will come and visit you later. M xx

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