Domestic Goddess

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Tuesday 30 April 2019

No Tongues Given

Hope the ride on that unicorn doesn't hurt too much - my quote in a co-worker's leaving card.
Tuesday is a day of goodbyes...
Co-workers at my jobs are leaving on their unicorns for fields of retirement....
(More about that later..)
I am getting used to getting up early once more....
  I gave out 3 sloppy 💋💋💋 when everyone left.
I had things to get on with after being so busy yesterday....
Coffee First↓
 Bins emptied..
A bit of blogging..
I got talking to my neighbour and forgot about the time!!!
A very late Liquid Lunch!
 The sun was trying to come out..
Double figures↗↗↗↗  
Time for those big big sunglasses to come out...
I get my  newspaper..↓

Quick look of the Birthdays...
Richard Morea, better known by his stage name Burt Young: is an American actor, author and painter. He is best known for his role as Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law and best friend Paulie Pennino in the Rocky film series.
He has also been praised for his roles in Chinatown (1974), The Gambler (1974), Convoy (1978), Uncle Joe Shannon (1978), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Back to School (1986), Last Exit to Brooklyn (1990), Transamerica (2005), and Win Win (2011).
He is 79 years old.
Robert Thomas Velline  known professionally as Bobby Vee: was an American singer, songwriter and musician who was a teen idol in the early 1960s and also appeared in films. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20 He had six gold singles in his career.
He would have been 76 years old.
(He died aged 73 in 2016)
Leslie  Grantham : was an English actor, best known for his role as "Dirty" Den Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. 
He would have been 72 years old.
(He died aged 71 in 2018)
 Dame  Jane Campion :is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. Campion is the second of five women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and is the first—and thus far, only—female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or, which she received for directing the acclaimed film The Piano (1993), for which she also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
She is 65 years old.
Ben E. King: was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles (and only U.S. #1 hit) "Save the Last Dance for Me".
He died aged 76 in 2015.
"Silly Love Songs" single released by Wings (Billboard Song of the Year 1976) in 1976.

Gets to my job a bit later than I normally get there....
(I had 20 minutes before I officially start work)
Everyone worrying that I wasn't going to be in...
I just quotes the quote...
"Assumption is the mother of all ......!"
*I find out my co-worker is leaving in July!*
At least the weather stopped dry....
Back home in the sunshine, listening to non stop classic 60s hits!
 In need of a strong coffee!
Off to my other job.
It was a co-worker's last day.
I gave him a card from me last week...
I still signed the work leaving card...
We were all gathered together to say Goodbye to him...
Speeches were said like:
"We had a our good and bad times, it's called work!"
(I thought that sounded like a song title)
He was given his Leaving card and present.
While I went into the factory,
He was staying goodbye to the workers in there.
He came over to me, and told me to put my mop bucket down for a goodbye hug.
He said beforehand...."No Tongues!"
I laughed, and "Wished him well for the future!"
I bought something home for my Gerbils to play in...↓
At least my Body Shop order arrived...
Having dry skin is not fun....
At least this keeps it at bay....↓
I got our evening meal sorted...
Amazing what you can put together...
Mince, Spinach, garlic, red onions,can of chopped tomatos, and ginger, with a packet of Linguine....
We had four empty plates...
We caught up with Gordon in↓
 There were some shocking hotels from what we watched....
We were all surposed to be going to bed early......
Someone had to sort their cooking stuff out,
10 minutes before their bedtime!
I'm just hoping for a dry Hump tomorrow and not a wet one! 

Monday 29 April 2019

If You Go Into The Woods Today....

Every Monday morning is new hope. - Maria Kalman
It's back on the wobbly work wheel after 2 weeks off...🎡
Back to using the alarm clock...
I had the nudge to wake up for breakfast..
 I gave 3 sloppy 💋💋💋 to everyone before they left.
I had loads to do...
That's even before I get to work...
At least the sun is back!
 Big big sunglasses time..
 I had nip into Lidl and Dunelm..
I got two French Lavender plants for £5 :)
 Then into Dunelm..
 I have got 2, I don't need a third :D↑
 PVC material for kitchen table↑
I went to see the staff on the tills,
When a customer was there already shouting at the two staff on the tills..
Some of the conversation I was witness to:
"Where's the receipt?"
"Like my wife said on the telephone, we haven't got one,I will explain this to Rachel at 1.30 this afternoon, when I come back in!"Shouted the the customer.
"Do you know what this Rachel looks like? As we have 3 Rachels here."
"I don't know, as my wife spoke to her on the phone yesterday!"He shouted.
"Ok Sir see you later." 
One of the staff sorted my order out.
It was discounted some more.
He said to me about the previous customer's order," No Dunelm bag, no sticker on the bag or no receipt, Dunelm isn't the only place that sells the material they bought."
I said,"You have a bad moment this morning,and good moment helping me with my order."
"Hope so,"He said.
"Yin and Yang"I said.
When I paid for my fabric, the staff couldn't remember the abusive customer.
I did, and sung the following song so they could remember his name...
"If you go down into the WOODS today,
you're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the WOODS today, you'd better go in disguise..."
My bargain↓

Then I go to my dad's and wait for the plasterer to come 9.50 - 10.40.
Coffee Time
I then leave once they start,
I collects my newspaper and drop off a perscription.
Talk about busy bee 
Finally get to work!
 Birthdays Time
Klaus Voormann: Is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and Turbonegro. Voormann's most notable work as a producer was his work with the band Trio, including their worldwide hit "Da Da Da". As a musician, Voormann is best known for being the bassist for Manfred Mann from 1966 to 1969, and for performing as a session musician on a host of recordings, including "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon and on many recordings of the former members of the Beatles.
He is 81 years old.
Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery) was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.   
She would have been 74 years old. 
(She died aged 24 in 1970)
 Tommy James (born Thomas Gregory Jackson;  also known as Tommy Tadger: is an American pop rock musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, widely known as leader of the 1960s rock band Tommy James and the Shondells.
He is 72 years old.
Uma  Thurman: Is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). She rose to international prominence with her performance in Pulp Fiction (1994), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Quentin Tarantino's muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role in both Kill Bill films (2003–2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations.
She is 49 years old. 
 Sir Alfred  Hitchcock : was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting and producing of the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965).
He died aged 80 in 1980
Bob Hoskins : was an English actor.His work included lead roles in Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), and Super Mario Bros. (1993), and supporting performances in Brazil (1985), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), A Christmas Carol (2009), Made in Dagenham (2010), and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). He also directed two feature films. 
He died aged 71 in 2014
"Respect" single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967) in 1967.

It was a good first day back for everyone!
The sunshine helped! 

 After I finished work,
I popped into see how the Plasterer was doing...
Nearly finished when I left↓
 I have a quick sandwich, and then off to do my other job...
When I got back,
I did a nice meat-free Stir Fry..
I go and see the Plasterer about doing more work at my dad's once he comes back off his Holidays(The Plasterer that is)
I then leave my house to visit my dad↓ 
 The rest of the ceiling will have to be boarded and plastered and redectored at a later date↓
Back home,
I got changed and off to my other job!
Came back,
I was asleep before my head touched the pillow!
No need for ear-plugs tonight!

Sunday 28 April 2019

Erecting It The Right Way

“Sunday already! Now where is the remote so I can hit the rewind button.”....
We had a much longer lie-in than we really needed....
We had a late breakfast,
Followed a nice kiss and cuddle....
Once we left that nice warm bed.. 
I got ready for work..
Hubby got the kids ready to erect things for the garden...  
 I go to work....
With some great tunes to listen to....
  When I got back,
One of the garden frames was up...
The plant I bought yesterday,
Hopefully will grow around the arch.
The ground under the Pear Tree was done also...
 The old bamboo fencing we put on Free to A Good Home on FB...
Someone came and collected it.
My youngest help put up the Green House in the back garden, and potted the plants from yesterday along with the seeds..:)
We also growing some running beans. 
The Plasterer is coming to my dads tomorrow,
So we had to move some of the stuff out of the way, so he can get to the ceiling....
My middle brother had got round to putting in the new bath yesterday.....woo hoo!
When we got back..
Showers were had.
Evening tea ate.
School uniform were sorted out...
As tomorrow, it's back to work and back to school...for us...
I had a quick look at the Birthdays.. 
 Carolyn  Jones: Was an American actress of television and film. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years. In 1964, she began playing the role of Morticia Addams (as well as her sister Ophelia and the feminine counterpart of Thing, Lady Fingers), in the original black and white television series The Addams Family. 
She would have been 89 years old.
(She died aged 53 in 1983) 
 Penélope Cruz : is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television, and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón Jamón (1992). Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Belle Epoque (1992), Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Blow. 
She is 45 years old.
Robert  "Dabbs" Greer  : Was an American actor who performed many diverse supporting roles in film and television for over 50 years. With hundreds of guest appearances on episodes of numerous television series, Greer may be best remembered as a series regular as Coach Ossie Weiss in the sitcom Hank and as a series regular as the Reverend Robert Alden in Little House on the Prairie. Greer may be better known to later audiences as the 108-year-old version of the character played by Tom Hanks in 1999's The Green Mile.
He died aged 90 in 2007.
Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island in 1789  
 I didn't even get time to wear my Superhero outfit :( 
As it's Superhero Day!
Oh well, how sad, never mind, I'm sure there will be another time ;)
It's back on the Wobbly Work Wheel 🎡 tomorrow...