Tuesday, 26 December 2006

white flag now

We've had a nice time.

But I am ready to have my house back now. I like to get up, potter along and not have to engage with anything/anyone seriously until I have drunk my tea and surfaced.

My darling MIL goes straight from a standing start to full-on chatty. She and B are currently in the kitchen next to me, sorting out a fry-up (grill-up, actually) and she is busy mentally designing a concrete retaining wall for us and organising when they are going to come and visit to put it up.

I don't want a concrete retaining wall. I want to do it with wood - sleepers I think. I want to design it myself. I don't want someone else taking over my garden.

Oh dear. I love her dearly. But first thing in the morning it's all a bit too much :).

Apart from that, we've had a really, really nice Christmas. My top present is Caesar 4. Yay! And I have some smashing rubber clogs to garden in. And some fleecy welly liners.

The goose turned out beautifully - along with The Boy's fantastic stuffing - and Ma posted us a pudding, which was fab.

Kate and Vic are leaving later on today - to get home in time to listen to the Liverpool match at 3pm.

I am looking forward to having a quiet evening with B, doing our own thing and chilling out. Tomorrow we are going down to visit Ma and Pa for a couple of days. Apparently the dogs aren't really in season any more, and Aunt Edith will be arriving on the evening of the 28th. I don't think that she will be bringing her accordion, as it's difficult to manage on the coach.

5 comments:

  1. "straight from a standing start to full-on chatty" - bless her. If she tried that here then I might have to strangle her. If I had time.

    Glad things have been nice for you, enjoy your few days away.

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  2. "straight from a standing start to full-on chatty" - bless her. If she tried that here then I might have to strangle her. If I had time.

    Glad things have been nice for you, enjoy your few days away.

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  3. I know what you mean. I love all the festivities, but thn I want my nice quiet life back and my house back in order. Glad you had a good holiday.

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  4. see you survived then goodo!!

    we used to have big family Christmases when I was young. Don't think I could cope with that huge cold meat supper at 11pm anymore!!

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  5. see you survived then goodo!!

    we used to have big family Christmases when I was young. Don't think I could cope with that huge cold meat supper at 11pm anymore!!

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