Friday, January 11, 2008

ups and downs

Current work: Med duo
Listening to: Del Amitri
Reading: Louise Allen, A Most Unconventional Courtship (finished it last night and it was excellent. Must get her new one)
Steps yesterday: 9,957

Hospital: much better all round – Dad’s back on his feet (albeit still with the frame), is much more his old self and I’ve had a long chat to the doctors so I have a better idea of the situation and his likely progress. And Wednesday’s upset is all sorted. (Again, apologies to those who had to put up with the whining.) Apparently I look stressed in the playground yesterday morning. (Well, I was.) And DH had a hissy fit when I was checking my blood pressure and he looked over my shoulder. (Well, c’mon, I was really upset and I slept badly on Wednesday night. Of course my BP was going to be sky-high. It’ll be better today.)

DH did the afternoon school run for me so I could get some work done, which I really appreciated. However, he then undid all the good work, and then some. ‘Please go and fetch son from next door because dinner will be ready in five minutes’ does not mean ‘take daughter with you and go and play computer games for a good half an hour next door’. Result: one burned meal (I was caught on the phone – and I should add this is the first time I’ve burned anything for more years than I can remember. I think the halogen unit on our hob might have gone wrong because it was on its lowest setting and yet the new potatoes boiled dry), the veg went cold in the steamer, and I ended up having chocolate for dinner because I was so cross. (OK, OK, so I was bad. And it wasn't even decent chocolate.)

I can see the funny side this morning (I can even see where that kind of scene would fit in a book), but yesterday I was at max stress point and could’ve done without it. DH has offered to cook dinner tonight, but as his skills in that area are somewhat (actually, very) limited I think I’d rather do it myself and have something edible. But if he messes me about with mealtime tonight, his dinner will be in the dog. And meanwhile I will be taking advantage of the contrition to pin him down re booking a summer holiday. If the cottage is available when I check today... am booking it.


Amy Andrews said...

Fingers crossed re the cottage.
You need a holiday!!
So happy you Dad is on the mend.

Shirley said...

Glad your dad's so much better.

Good luck re the cottage!

Ray-Anne said...

I have Nell Dixon to thank for this


Melissa Marsh said...

Wonderful news about your dad. Yay!

Yes, it sounds like you need a nice, long holiday.

Jan Jones said...

So glad there's light at the end of the tunnel. And to be honest, in your position I'd have exploded BIG-time way earlier than now, so all hissy-fits allowed imo!