Friday, August 14, 2015

Such excitement


Well, it's been a busy old time. Grandson and I had a trip on a tram.


My brother and his wife were here for the week. Son and his beard came down to meet up with us for lunch. We were having a nicer time than you might imagine from my brother's and SIL's expressions. My phone cogitates for a while before actually taking the photo, by which time smiles have sometimes slipped (and grandchildren tend to be several yards away).


Another day, while Daughter 1 and Son-in-Law 1 were making a Very Important Decision, we took the grandbabies to a play park and the beach.






The beach bit was somewhat unplanned so we didn't have their buckets and spades with us, but they had a happy time playing with the sand, shells and bits of twig. A lesson for us all.

While we were on the beach, Daughter 1 and her husband made an offer for a house and later on that day, they heard that this had been accepted. Hooray! Even better, the date settled on is the same date that they'd agreed to vacate their present house to their buyers. (Also, the same date as Son and his wife are moving to their new house. What are the chances of that?) Mr L was especially delighted, since this means that they won't have to move in with us while searching for/waiting to get into a house. It's not that he doesn't love his grandchildren. It's just that his small-child stamina is not quite what it was.

Life has not been entirely kind to Daughter 1 and her husband in the last few years, so I hope this is the start of better things for them. They deserve it.

My face, by the way, is amazingly better. I would never have thought that it would heal so fast. It looks and feels more or less normal - even though not much more than a week ago, small children were still pointing at me, aghast, in the street. And my hand is pretty good too. The human body has great powers of recovery (sometimes). Thank you for your good wishes.

And now I must get on. More visitors arrive tomorrow.

11 comments:

  1. Very pleased to hear all your good news. Particularly about your healing progress. Yes our small child stamina is under stress too. Grand- daughter already walking and Very Determined. The torque on her body if nappy change not wanted is astounding.

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  2. Things happen the way they are meant to happen, don't they? Must say,I agree with Mr L re small child stamina.

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  3. Lots of happies in this post and good to hear you're on the mend. Now a tad concerned about my stamina re small children as we're awaiting the arrival of grandchild number 1 (though I can do that touch the floor without bending my knees thing as demonstrated by your grandboy). Maybe I should go into training.

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  4. It sounds like serendipity all around. Good to know that you are healing fast too.

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  5. Only just caught up, so sorry about your horrid scalding, but glad everything's looking up.

    We were worried about teenage grandchild tolerance (Tom's grandchild, not mine, but both our tolerances) with a recent family visit, but it turns out teenage obnoxiousness can go down as well as up!

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  6. Congratulations to the new Home Owners-to-be! And I am glad to hear your burns are healing up. Grand daughter was so lucky not to be more severely injured; falling downstairs can be a disaster.

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  7. I am so happy to hear that you are recovering so well from your terrible scalding, and also that your daughter 1 and her husband had their house offer accepted. Exciting times all around.
    I love my grandchildren, but would certainly find it very challenging if we shared a house. I was with my two granddaughters for five hours yesterday (who are older than your grandchildren) and was really worn out!

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  8. Oooh good news on all fronts. Inter-generational house sharing - a major challenge best to be avoided. My sister running out of patience with her daughter and boyfriend currently residing with her.

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  9. Amazing coincidences. I hope it's a truly auspicious date for all concerned. Glad to know you're healing well.

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  10. What good news. So good that your face is so much better. Bits of you are a new woman, eh?

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  11. Yay! I hope DD1 and SIL will be living closer to you maybe? And I'm thinking you must be getting very tired of your revolving door on the guest room - I think you're going to have to put me to work. I'm really good at moving and can pack boxes. Or, perhaps, the more fun job - I'm a good child-minder!!! Your slave will be arriving soon :-D !!!

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