Monday, March 17, 2014

Let's catch up.........

It's been a busy few days around here.  It was my birthday on Saturday, so the day was a whirlwind of activity.  Dh took me out in the morning to buy me some clothes for my birthday as I wouldn't tell him what I wanted for my birthday........probably because I don't need anything.  I did okay as I got three tops and two pair of pants for just under $100.  Dh got himself a golf shirt and a pair of pants also.  We rarely ever go clothes shopping, so we achieved a lot in a little time.  I do need a new pairs of trainers/running shoes, but we didn't have time to get them.  We'll get them this next week.

At night we went to The Mandarin Restaurant for supper and it was good.  We were seated in the bird room; there is an aviary filled with birds and that kept The Little Princess amused watching them.  Miss Nora wasn't as bothered as there was plenty of other things keeping her amused.  The kids all clubbed together to get me a Kobo e-reader and a 9 month premium subscription to Next Issue.  I got a five minute crash course at the restaurant on how to use it and promptly forgot.....would that be another sign of getting old do you think?  I had a go with it on Sunday but could do with some pointers.  I am really looking forward to learning how to use it and it will be easier than having a pile of books in the house.

I have to brag about our Little Princess.  She just turned 14 months and knows how to use the potty.  She can't ask to go but if you sit her on it she knows what to do and does it.  Also if you ask where is Miss Nora, she'll point at her.  She is such a smart cookie.  I am so sure she takes after me, just like Miss Nora does....LOL

Talked to a few folk over the weekend especially family and as I turned 50 a few everyone made fun of me.  However when I told them our son turns 30 in April and didn't that make them feel old too, that shut them up!!!  My mother was saying that the grass had been cut where she lives.  I said "that's nice," and asked what colour is grass as it's been that long since I have seen any!!

Our desktop computer hard drive went kaput.  So poor dh has been trying to figure out what to do.  All our photos are on there which sucks.  So I am picking up my emails up on my laptop and I don't like the setup I have on my laptop.  

Finally sold the dining room table and chairs on Sunday via Kijiji, which is good.  After being mucked around by some other folk, these guys were a joy to deal with.  Plus I think they may take some of the garden/garage stuff when we have a yard sale.

Will make a fresh attempt at listing things on Kijiji at the beginning of next month.  If the weather would just warm up I could make a start on sorting things out in the garage.  I am going to pack up the china cabinet this week.

Remember we got the new mattress a week or two ago?  Just discovered none of my flannel sheets fit due to the mattress being so deep.  Luckily they had seen better days, but dh is not happy not having his flannel sheets to go with his two doubled over blankets on his side!!  Meanwhile on my side of the bed I have the sheet and the bed cover and am wearing a summer nightie..........why is it one is always hot while the other is always cold?

10 comments:

angela said...

Happy birthday. Yes grandchildren get their intelligence from their grandmothers lol

Aranka said...

Happy belated Birthday Gill!

anexactinglife.com said...

Happy Significant Birthday, Gill!

Jane and Chris said...

Happy Birthday!Welcome to the over 50s!!
Jane x

Piece by Piece said...

Sounds as if you had a great birthday, family, new clothes, dinner and gifts, makes a girl feel good, even if the number of candles on the cake can melt the icing.
I see the elocution lessons you took paid off. LOL

Have a good day.
Paricia

j said...

Happy Birthday!! And of course the little ones take after you :)

Jane said...

My problem is getting hot, then cold, then hot again so I can never seem to get just the right amount of bed covers. Sounds like a wonderful day - I hope you get your kobo figured out - I've got rid of most of my books and love having them on my iPad instead. Takes up a lot less room!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Happy Birthday, Gill! Of course your grandchildren are gorgeous and they take after you -- I think it is a law that all grandchildren take after their grandmothers! So, you have hit a milestone -- ah, not to bother. I had more trouble turning 40 than 50 and now it doesn't bother me at all -- turned 64 in February. I have noticed there is a calm that comes with age. I can't explain it but I have felt it. You are warm because you are 50!

William Kendall said...

Hopefully that computer can be sorted out...

A happy birthday! And an aviary in a restaurant sounds entirely different.

Rose said...

a Happy Belated Birthday to you! I am still not blogging but wanted to check in on a few this morn...

For the first time in our lives, Roger and I are mostly the same temp. With us it has always been me that was cold...I would have on long johns under my pants and he would have shorts and t-shirt on in the house in the winter...I would still be freezing and he would be hot.