“Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.” ~ spartadog.com
Sunday – Another morning of cleaning at Joshua’s new house.
Later I finished a draft WP post and linked to one of our Weekly Prompts articles, Gerry’s ATM germs. Josh cooked tonight, and we cleared up just in time to watch Dr Who.
Monday – My wretched cough is back. Two weeks of being cough free, and now it’s back with a vengeance! I woke up feeling miserable again, what is wrong with me, why can’t I snap out of it?
My bedroom coffee machine (retirement gift) remains the best gift ever. I would recommend to anyone and especially if retired. Pure bedroom luxury!
Propped up in bed I listened to the rain on my bedroom window while I sipped my coffee. I had a quick glance at the e-mail notifications on my iPad, but there were too many to read, I felt outfaced, so I closed down the mail App.
I need to unfollow some people, and it’s not because I don’t like them, I actually do, but some of them post several times a day. The other day I counted eight posts from one person. I cant keep up and don’t have time to read all these articles.
Since the demise of WP Daily prompts and the onslaught of bloggers issuing challenges, attempting to read the blogs of others (following pingbacks) is more difficult than it was with WP. Some of the websites have such chaotic pages, and with so much happening on a single page it makes it hard to know where to begin. Each to his own I suppose.
Tuesday – I still feel low and lethargic. I want to stay here in bed, but I’ve planned a Christmas shopping day with Lizzy and Sophie.
The WordPress notifications are building up, but I’ve no time to attend to them.
2:30 PM Update – Home again and with a whole load of Christmas and birthday presents, and the thought of wrapping all these fills me with dread!
Wednesday – Feeling more like my usual self this morning, what a relief.
The word-prompt Gerry wrote for our Weekly Prompts site was published at 7:00 AM UK time, via the scheduler. I usually schedule both the Weekly Prompts and my Nan’s Farm response at the same time, but I haven’t written anything for Nan’s Farm yet! No big deal I’ll write something later.
4:00 PM Update – At just after nine this morning I took a few photographs of the cows, ducks and pheasants grazing in the field outside my kitchen window. I sent one to BBC Weather Watchers, and it was shown on the lunchtime news! That’s my second in two weeks.
During the morning I went down to the Blue barn (Animal feed store) and picked up three large bags of kindling for the kitchen stove, and while I was there I bought a couple of Christmas presents for Woody.
I also called at the supermarket, I spotted Cox’s apples, so I took a photograph for Brian, Lord Beari of Bow. Brian left England sixty years ago for Australia and misses our English apples and recently asked if we still grew them in the UK.
I’ve had a notification from WP. Apparently, they are going to charge separately for domain names and in effect that will be a 25% increase in the total cost. I think I’ll do some research and talk to Gerry about Weekly Prompts.
“We’re changing the way we bill plans and related domains. Before, a plan would include a domain name in the price. We’re separating them now, so a plan and a domain are two individual purchases.” – WordPress
As yet I still haven’t written my Nan’s Farm response to our word-prompt. Maybe I’ll do it after tea.
Thursday – It’s Evie’s fourth birthday today, and at the end of the afternoon, I’m hosting a family party for her. I also have an early appointment (8:15 AM) to have my nails done, so a busy day ahead, I’d better get it started.
6:30 PM Update – Evie’s party was a success, and all the grandkids were here apart from Jamie, Sophie’s eldest, who is at university in Newcastle. The older grandkids were the photographers so at the moment I can’t include pictures. However, I did take one of another attempt to keep the hallway clean. Double polythene and cardboard this time and it worked!
Today: Friday – Nothing special today just the usual Friday cleaning and laundry.
Woody ate a whole box of chocolates, two layers! Not just any old chocolates, these were Thornton’s! He stole them from Joshua’s bedroom while I was cleaning. I had the hall door open, and failed to notice Woody had gone walkabout!
Diary Snippets edited slightly for the blog… I said BLOG not Dog!
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