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Showing posts with label dad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dad. Show all posts

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Goodbye Dad, Sleep Tight!

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat - Lily Tomlin
Welcome to my sad Hump of the Week🐪
I didn't hear nothing from my brothers about my dad during the night...
I put on the thermal knickers, as it looked quite cold out there.
I enjoyed a much needed hug and cup of tea↓
 I gave everyone their sloppy 💋💋💋 before I left the house↓
 Feels colder than that↑↑
Today's tree picture↓↓
 While I was waiting to cross people over.
I saw two people using their mobile phones while driving...
I even had a convoy of 3 cars failing to Stop and going underneath my stick!
The blue van is back, parking on double yellow lines and on a bus stop↓
 My phone kept going off..
I was sensing bad news.
Once I finished in one piece.
My younger brother phoned to tell me our dad had passed during the night.
(I was wondering if he didn't stop with my dad last night and went home. And the prodical brother went upstairs to sleep?)
My hubby was too upset at work and came home.
I collected the newspaper↓
 Barrett Strong  is an American singer and songwriter. Strong was the first artist to record a hit for Motown, although he is best known for his work as a songwriter, particularly in association with producer Norman Whitfield.He is 79 years old 🎈
 Kirk Douglas, American film and stage actor, film producer and author. Popular films include "Out of the Past" (1947), "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954), "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) and "Spartacus". Died aged 103 years old.

 It was a bit warmer when I got home↓
 Hubby came back all upset.
We both cried together :'(
Coffee and nibble↓
 First argument of the day with vultures..(Brothers)
They wanted to know where my dad's funeral plan and bank statements...
We didn't know.
They are probably ransacking the house trying to find them!
I already am sorting out the flowers for my dad's funeral.
She did some lovely flowers for my mum's funeral in 2013↓
 Light lunch time↓
 We both  needed some fresh air.
Out to do my afternoon lollypop job↓
 It wasn't too bad.
Everyone stopped for once!
Back home for coffee and nibble↓
 I got a card and flowers from my Happy Place of Work job↓
 Second argument of the day with the Vultures....
They want to sell my dad's house like the way it is.
I said "No,and what if the other brother who is sitting on his phone, can finish the kitchen while he is there!"
The prodical brother shouted some nasty comments at me.
I told him to "Wind his neck in!" and slammed the phone down on both of them!
Evening meal time↓
 I went off to do my jobs with some good music↓
Final job of the day↓
I came back tired.
It was nice to have warm cuddles with hubby in bed...after a sad day.


Saturday 18 January 2020

Trying To Fit It In!

"Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly." - Virgil
The Home phone rung at 4am...
(Lifeline had phoned the Paramedics, as my dad had pressed the button, and wasn't answering the phone)
My hubby went round to meet the paramedics, my younger brother arrived an hour later.The urine infection is making my dad confused. He was told to start drinking more water, he he don't he will go back into hospital...
Hubby came back and joined me back in the warm bed.
I got up later on as I needed a cup of tea.
(I left hubby alone, as he needed the catch-up)↓
 I caught up with the blog.
Hubby arose, plus the kids.
As we needed to be out of the house, to drop one of the son's at his boxing lesson.
The sun was out↓
 First stop was to Morrison's.
 Nice price↓
 I got a few bits...
We had coffee and nibble↓
 Next stop we nipped into Sainsburys.
Nice car in the car park↓
 Pick up a red faced son from Boxing.
I saw my dad and told him to drink more water!
Then off to Stratford Age UK Reuse Centre at Burton Farm.
Loads of nice things I got for £5.
Just a mile down the road I nipped into The Shakespear Hospice..
I got what I needed from there...
Now for the ride home↓
 I had a late light lunch↓
 We moved the living room around to fit  the item I bought in..
Quick look in the newspaper↓
 Bobby Goldsboro is an American pop and country singer-songwriter. He had a string of pop and country hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including his signature No. 1 hit "Honey", which sold over one million copies in the United States, and the UK top-ten single Summer (The First Time).He is 79 years old 🎈
Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist & keyboardist (Thompson Twins),he is 64 years old 🎈
Al Waxman
was a Canadian actor and director of over 1000 productions on radio, television, film, and stage. He is best known for his starring roles in the television series King of Kensington and Cagney & Lacey.He died aged 65 in 2001.
 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), died aged 83 years old in 2009.
   A very nice price↓
 We got it in↓
 Now to catch up on last week's telly.
Graham's guests include Just Mercy stars Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan, comedian Jennifer Saunders and Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart. With music from Michael Kiwanuka.
I have got some more 1970's CDs coming tomorrow... \o/
(More singing along to do!)
Then the breaking news about Harry & Meghan.... 


Sunday 22 December 2019

A Taste of Aggro Part 1

If I were two-faced,would I be wearing this one? - Abraham Lincoln
After going to bed late last night...
 I had a much needed lie-in...
We enjoyed cuddles and tea in bed..
Back off to sleep a bit more..
Then it was up up up↗↗↗
Washing machine, dish-washer and tumble drier on...
Getting some housework done...
 While I am doing that, my hubby goes and gets and delivers my dad's newspaper.
When he comes back, he is all upset.
He says,"Your dad is looking like death."
I get in touch with my younger brother who was working and will try to pop in to see our dad. Hubby goes back round to see my dad again. Younger brother turns up, and both he and my dad talk my hubby out of phoning the 111 service to get a doctor to look at him.
My younger brother tells phones me to give me a lecture on what NOT to say to my dad because he doesn't want to see him upset.
I put the phone down on him in mid word.
He is starting to turn out to be an Arsehole like my other brother(who I don't speak to!)
Back to doing the housework....
Hubby comes back. He will phone the Doctor's surgery tomorrow and book a home visit for the doctor to come out.
I am guess the dreaded Pneumonia is coming back.
(He nearly died from that in April)
The chicken goes in the oven.
More washing and drying to do...
The Christmas cake will have to be made either tomorrow or Tuesday.....
 Tea is served up!
 We caught up on:
Plus finished series 13 of:
Starting series 14...↓
I had a quick look in the newspaper..
Barry Jenkins, Drummer ( The Animals & Nashville Teens), is 75 years 🎈
 Maurice and Robin Gibb would have been 70 years old 🎈
Maurice Gibb died unexpectedly on 12 January 2003, at age 53.
Robin Gibb  he died in London on 20 May 2012 at the age of 62.
 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50 in 2002.
 Joe Cocker died aged 70 years old from Lung Cancer in 2014.
No Wobbly Work Wheel 🎡 to mount tomorrow \o/