Well here I am again. I'm later than usual. I have had a busy and very kind of mixed up good and bad few weeks. More good than bad! Still that's life for all of us isn't it?
I made myself get up at 6-30 today to write my blog, and have told myself I am going to stay in today to catch up. I'm looking for a music channel on the telly and realise now it's almost 8-30, and I have just started to write it. Doesn't a couple of hours fly by without you knowing it? I wonder where the time went. Thinking about it, I realise the first thing was, I spent over half an hour on my breakfast. Two coffees and two Ryvita's shouldn't take so long, but I really enjoy sitting there chilling out. Then of course when I turn the computer on I have to check my Facebook, and my e-mails. Where did that time go to? Now I know I have to get on with it. Eileen a friend has asked me to meet her and some of her group for lunch at the Crown at North Scale. At my age I never turn an invitation to eat and drink with good friends down. Bang goes cleaning the bathroom, still there's always tomorrow.
Now you ladies of a certain age will know about the next thing that took my time up. I was sat pondering about where to start and leaning my hand on my chin felt a small hair. That meant I had to find my tweezers and a mirror, another ten minutes. The made me remember a little story a friend told me. She went to visit an old friend in hospital and the lady in the next bed kept asking her for help. She was so old and frail my friend thought she might be dying. But before she rang for a nurse she went over to see what she wanted. She kept pointing at her cabinet and saying something, when my friend opened the drawer she realised she was saying tweezers. When she showed then to the old lady she really brightened up and said, 'Will you look to see if I've any hairs on my chin and pull then out for me.' She did!
When I turned my blog site on realised I had to add something about my last book, 'Cos That's The Way It Is. I'm not really happy with it, the beginning's a bit miserable. Hopfully it does get better but, it is an amalgamation of true stories. I have had to turn it into a Novella and I know it's much more of a womens book. If anyone has read it I would love some feedback. As a writer I am quite happy to take constructive criticism. It has taken me ten more minutes looking in my dictionary to find the how to spell the word criticism. I think I was a much better speller before I used my computer.
Just lost another half an hour.
My friend Peggy has phoned to say she is coming over from Ulverston to have coffee with me. So I've had to stop again, to wash and dress as I love sitting in my dressing gown in the morning. She's flying off to Maderia on Tuesday, I'm so jealous I wish I could go right now. Peggy is the lady who I wrote about in my first blog, she was lagging her pipes for the winter. Good job she did with the weather we have had.
She and I write stuff together some times. We are like chalk to cheese! She is dead posh and educated. Went to Cambridge, and has a wicked sense of humour! When we write she tones down my stories, but still keeps them making the same point. She writes very funny and sometimes ireverrant poetry and has told me I can put one on here. Will have to put my blog away when she arrives, I can't let her read what I'e written as she is spot on with spelling and editing. And there is no way I have the patience to reread this again to spot the mistakes.
Well it's another day. I had a lovely time having lunch with another great group of women yesterday and the food and conversations were great. There was lots of laughter, yet a lot of these ladies had very debilitating health problems. Sorry don't know if I have spelt debilitating right, but it takes too long to look it up!
This last few weeks have been pretty busy for me as I have been asked to join several womens groups. Meeting each of the groups has been a ball. They say laughter is as good as medicine well I should be as fit as a fiddle. It's quite funny that I have been asked to be an Urban Angel, especially at my age. But I'm going to enjoy it. I think I've been asked to join because I can talk for Barrow and I like people. It's to do with Age UK and a brilliant idea. I will let you know how it goes in a couple of weeks. I was also invited to be a member of the Cumbria Multiculteral Women's Network. Again this past few weeks I have met great friends and found a hard working, loving, vital group of people who help each other. Also they laugh a lot together! There are around forty eight different nationalities.
I should finish now, I could write more but don't want to bore every one.
Just had a lovely surprise. My son has brought me a huge bouguet of pink tulips, for Mothers Day. They are my favourite flowers and colour. I'm leaving soon to go to see the family. So Bye for now, I hope you're all having a good day.
I nearly forgot I said I would put one of Peggy's poems on. Because of the time, I will put it onto another blog soon.