Sunday, March 10, 2013
There's a couple of firsts for me this Mother's Day.
I received this card through the post (usually it would be delivered in person). It did make me laugh, though, considering he's 22 this year! Aww, but I guess he'll always be my little pirate, regardless of whatever age he reaches.. and although Matt can't join us today he'll be home soon enough over Easter, when he returns on his break from Uni.
Sweet Sam has totally made my day today, because for the first time ever he's actually chosen and bought his own gift for me this year. He helps out at a charity shop for a couple of hours during the week, and he's not only selected something from there, he's even paid for it with his own money - two beautiful matching picture frames, that are very, very special in every way. We usually have a family photograph taken on Mother's Day, but this year I'm deferring it 'til Easter, when all the family are together - and when we are, I now have the perfect frame to set it in.
The girls have also done me proud, just look at these yummy cakes Abby has gifted me..! Beccy is working as I type (she has a part-time job at WH SMITH), I have no idea if she has bought me anything, but suspect it may involve stationery if she has (silly not use that staff discount of hers, eh?).
Despite my protests that I am NOT hubby's mummy, nor ever will I be, hubby still managed to see it in his heart to deliver a truly inspired gift upon his own behalf. I had no idea Stuart MacBride has a new book out - ooooooh, what a treat! I'm just so thrilled at the prospect of opening a new novel of his - whoohoo!
And as for the hound from hell who ate my address book last week, well, even he's come through, by somehow miraculously managing to replace it with a brand new one (even if it is still minus all the numbers I've lost down his gullet).
Tonight the family and I are treating ourselves to a meal out at our favorite restaurant - what better way to celebrate the end of a wonderful day? We'll be sure to raise a glass to our "absent friend", Matt.
All in all, life is good in the world of Shrinky. My building blues are also resolved - the contractor is back on site, and coming through with the original plan - rebuilding to the spec I want, and at no extra cost. I honestly couldn't be happier with the way things are going now, and am very excited to see the finished result.
As for the SKY saga, the third engineer's visit in as many weeks not only appears to have fixed the problem, he has also - bless his heart, re-tuned every telly throughout the house for me, so they now have both boxes broadcasting in splendid HD (finger's crossed)!
Although my sewing machine is still not back yet, I'm assured the fault is covered under it's recent service warranty, and this also includes the spare new part they've needed to order - how good is that?
AND MY FURNITURE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED - albeit some damaged in transit. Being as how it all came wrapped in packaging it took three hours to break into, I signed for it unseen. The darling guy who sent it accepted the photo's I've emailed vouching I speak true, and is open to discussing compensation. People are on the whole good, aren't they?
(I now have me some cakes to scoff, so please excuse me whilst I exit, hugging myself..)
Oh um, yeah - the diet's delayed 'til Monday.