Domestic Goddess

Domestic Goddess

Friday, 9 April 2021

Can't Even Sign It Right!

If you expect nothing from anyone, you're never disappointed - Sylvia Plath
Welcome to my Friday Feeling 🎈
Much needed warm hug with brew!
Off out for a little ride in Sexy Beast.
Said hello to everyone in the newspaper shop.
My dad's drive is now down to 2 cars now \o/
It still feels cold...
Much needed cup of coffee needed!
Hubby loaded up all the metal we had got into his car, from taking apart son's old metal bed.
Plus a old lamp base and next door old portable heaters went in hubby's car.
Hubby and younger son went off to get it all weighed in.
Meanwhile the other son was still bagging crap up from his bedroom.
While tiding up the kitchen, it came on the radio that Prince Philip has passed away.
I wasn't in the mood for somber music.
My uplift playlist was up on.....
Of all the metal we weighed in.
We made £5.80!
(40 kilos)
As it's National Unicorn Day,
Out came the cup!
I started to write yesterday's blog post.
The bags were building up from my son's room.
My younger brother dropped through the letterbox I needed to sign another form yet again.
The same form I signed last month, and got a witness to sign it.
One of the brother's witnesses signed the form wrong....
It's took over a month to sort this mess out again. FFS.How difficult is it for someone to sign their bloody name in the right place!!!!!
The buyer isn't hurrying his end to sign his documents to send to his solicitors either!
Tea at 3. 
Hubby loaded up his car full of the black bags and head down to the tip with younger son.
I meanwhile started on the tea.
They had to wait 20 minutes and they were in.
Tea was ready when they came back.
Mince with mushrooms, onions with Lingine.
No telly on at all.
We listened to Greatest Hits radio instead.
I did look in today's newspaper.
Michael Learned  is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1981). She has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series four times, which is tied for the record of most wins with Tyne Daly. Three of the wins were for The Waltons (1973, 1974, 1976), while the other was for Nurse (1982).
She is 82 years old 🎈
Les Gray  was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud. Gray was also known for his distinctive vocal impersonation of Elvis Presley.
He would have been 75 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 57 in 2004.
Philip Wright,  (born St. Ann's, Nottingham, England) is drums/lead vocals of Paper Lace.
He is 73 years old 🎈
Time for some Sleep Tea with added unicorn!
Roll on the weekend....\o/




Thursday, 8 April 2021

All Aboard The New Cabin Bed!

My last credit card bill was so big, before I opened it, I actually heard a drum roll - Rita Rudner
Welcome to my Thursday πŸ’£πŸ’₯
We were up really early as we were expecting the delivery of my son's cabin bed.
We didn't have to wait long.
3 heavy boxes containing the bits of bed.
The delivery man carried one box on his own to our door.
I don't know what he thought when he saw hubby and I trying to lift one box and struggling!
Now to get the kids up to take down the bed my son is sleeping in, and clear out his room.
6 black bags and counting....
While I wrote yesterday's blog post.
Hubby walked to the newspaper shop to fetch the newspaper.
Coffee time!
Both sons were putting the cabin bed together.
I put the washing machine back on....
I tidied up in the kitchen and living room.
Another Prima Makes magazine arrived \o/
Nice easy lunch.
Hubby went over to see his dad and add some lovely things to his late mum's grave.
I meanwhile had some pom poms to make.....
Tea at 3.
I made 11 pom poms until I ran out of wool!
I am waiting now for the delivery of wool now....
Hubby's mum grave is looking nice.
(The brown lining will be replaced with black weed barrier soon)
The solicitor sorting out the estate of my late dad's is now waiting for the house to be signed off.Then will take YET MORE WEEKS for THEM do the final settlement of what each sibling is getting and how much the Solicitors and Estate Agents fees are...
(I dread to think what their fees are going to be!)
The buyer of the house is dragging their feet on signing the papers and returning them to their Solicitor.....!!
It looking like July or August before this gets sorted!!!!
Now for tea!
I looked inside today's newspaper.
James  Herbert, OBE  was an English horror writer. A full-time writer, he also designed his own book covers and publicity. His books have sold 54 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 34 languages, including Chinese and Russian.
He would have been 78 years old 🎈
He sadly died in 2013 aged 69 years old. 
As there is no Judge Rinder for the rest of the week...
We have 6 episodes of Traffic Cops to get through...
Sleep Tea time.
The Cabin Bed has been been put together at last↓↓
The Friday Feeling is back tomorrow 🎈






Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Putting It Together!

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form - Karl Marx
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
Big hug with brew.
Quick ride out in Sexy Beast.
Bloody freezing!
Said hello to everyone in the shop while I got my newspaper.
Then on to town to return my Amazon product.
It got scanned, and sent back to sender.
Back home soon afterwards.
Still freezing!
Coffee time!
Kids were woken up.
One son has to clear out his room ready for his new cabin bed tomorrow.
Hubby goes and get some new tyres for his car.
I meanwhile are making a draught proof curtain for the little window by our front door!
My sewing machine comes out....
Having a little go on it...
Hubby comes back with a much needed takeaway coffee...
By the time I sowed the 3 sides of material and put the blind in, there wasn't another material to cover the 4th side....
I sew some different material on the remaining side. Then added the same material to the one side of the curtain!
My wool order had arrived!
My son went off for a job interview with hubby.
The other son was trying to attach the curtain to wood above the window.
It at least will stop the draughts from the window!
Now to start writing yesterday's blog post.
Son came back from job interview, the boss will be in touch soon....
I heard back from my late dad's solicitor.
The buyer still has to sign and send the documents back to his solicitor....
I send email to the solicitor dealing with my dad's estate. It is looking more like June before this lot gets sorted.....
Then I won't have to deal with my brothers no more.....
Put the tea on early as kids on delivering leaflets with Joe and Pete later on.
Once kids have been dropped off.
We have our veggie option.
We caught up on Judge Rinder.
No Judge Rinder for the rest of the week due to horseracing.
Next to watch was:
I made some more pom poms
Quick look into today's newspaper.
James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner) was an American actor and producer. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews, Grand Prix (1966), Marlowe (1969), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), The Castaway Cowboy (1974), and with Toshiro Mifune, Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria (1982) with Julie Andrews, and Murphy's Romance (1985) with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Garner's career and popularity continued through another decade in movies like Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004) with Gena Rowlands. and his TV sitcom role as Jim Egan in 8 Simple Rules (2003-2005). 
He would have been 93 years old 🎈
He sadly died in 2014 aged 84.
Ian Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television.
He portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards (1990–1995) television trilogy. Richardson was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor.
Richardson's other notable work included a portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in two films (The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles), significant roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brazil, and M. Butterfly, and as the lead in the Broadway production of Marat/Sade.
He would have been 87 years old 🎈
He sadly died aged 72 in 2007.
Gordon Kaye , known professionally as Gorden Kaye, was an English actor and singer, best known for playing womanizing cafΓ© owner RenΓ© Artois in the television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo!. 
He would have been 80 years old 🎈 
He sadly died aged 75 in 2017.
John  Oates  is an American rock, R&B, and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates (with Daryl Hall). 
He is 73 years old 🎈 

Sleep Tea time.
My son's Midsleeper bed is arriving early tomorrow. The alarm has been set at 6am...
Going to be fun putting that together! 
Let's hope it's going to be a bit warmer tomorrow and I can stop wearing my thermals!