Sunday, 21 September 2014

Summer Break!

We continue to have beautiful weather and it looks like we are experiencing what we call an Indian Summer. Our weather seems mixed up, probably due to climate change, as August was not a good month at all. We are continually being surprised.

Harry and I are settling into a good routine and we seem to be growing accustomed to each other's needs.
Obviously there are good days and there are bad ones but to keep on an even keel like we are at present, seems good.
I just went into the garden to drink a mug of tea while I sat in the sun. I heard a bit of a crack..... fortunately I noticed the metal seat was giving way on one side before I reached the ground. I know I'm a bit overweight but didn't think enough for a metal seat to break. I noticed it had corroded with rust underneath on one side so I'm let off rapid dieting.
Now I have to think whatever to do with the cumbersome thing, as it's wrecked beyond repair!

I'm quite enjoying having the upstairs all to myself and am getting the bedrooms in some kind of order.
My new cleaner comes in for the first time next week and I feel I have to get everything tidier.
I wasn't sure which room I actually did sleep in as I seemed to have things spread over in different rooms because Harry was needing a room to himself so I was moving about a bit while we were in a state of uncertainty.
Now I've decided, I'm back in the front and I'm slowly moving my things there.
In the meantime, Harry really loves his bedsit downstairs and we both seem to get a reasonable nights sleep.
So it seems we are both benefitting from the new arrangement.

Millie our youngest granddaughter still comes for breakfast most mornings before school. Amber, her older sister started secondary school this term so I don't see much of her now.
However, I was coming home from a shopping trip in town the other afternoon and I saw a person who was taking up a double seat because of a musical instrument and I asked if I could sit there. What a surprise when the person smiled and I saw I'd sat next to Amber. She looked so grown up in her school uniform and the instrument was a trombone that she is learning to play.
We had a lovely chat and she got out her music to show me. She is most fortunate to get into a very good school where music is predominant.
I wonder what the chances were, of me getting on that very bus in our busy city, at just the right time and attempting to sit on that very same seat next to Amber?


Midlife Roadtripper said...

Even keel. I like when life is on an even keel. Such a lovely read this morning. So calm. Enjoyed it.

Gosia k said...

So nice to hear your lifestyle is better organized. Always nice to have family near. Have a nice week. Greetings for you and your husband. At my place the weather was the same.

Wisewebwoman said...

Serendipity, ain't it grand?

Lovely how you're easing into your new routine and Harry is so settled.


Celia said...

What a sweet surprise on the bus! And a decent night's sleep is a great thing. Good to have settled places in your home. Love and hugs to you both.

dianefaith said...

A sweet read on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Hilary said...

You've got to love how those things work out sometimes. I'll bet Amber thought you were teasing.. knowing it was her all along.

I hope your even keel persists for a long time. It's good to be able to feel a bit settled.

Eddie Bluelights said...

It seems to be settling down to a manageable routine - hope and pray Harry's health remains improved and your strength to manage remains good ~ Love Eddie x

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm glad to hear you guys are settling into a routine that works for you.

Leilani Lee said...

What a serendipitous moment for you to see Amber that way. The sad trend in U.S. schools is that as school budgets are cut, sports are retained but music and the arts are dropped. Terrible decision. The high school football star at 50 years is not likely to be playing football, but the high school trombone player could very well be playing in a community orchestra, or church orchestra or... Glad you have found good routine for your time together.

cheshire wife said...

Maybe Amber was keeping the seat for you all along?

Good to read that you are settling into a routine.


Rose said...

Oh, it's so good to hear that your life is settling into a comfortable routine, Maggie. And what a pleasant surprise to find your granddaughter on the same bus! I had a cleaning lady once, for about a year or two, and I always tidied up the night before. My family didn't understand what the purpose was of a cleaning lady if I cleaned beforehand:)

Suldog said...

MY WIFE and I have always had a separate bedrooms and we love it. We both sleep however we want, get good rest, and when we want to get together, we choose which room ;-)

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm so glad to read you are settling into a regular routine. Sometimes, it is nice to have a space all to one's self. Also, if you both sleep better, this is even better.