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Good Morning Friday

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12Michael Fri 13-Dec-19 06:11:41

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark, wet and windy here in Brackley this morning.
Weekly shop this morning , think weather will dictate as to rest of day for me.

mancgirl Fri 13-Dec-19 06:26:18

Morning Michael and everyone to follow. Up early, an hour ahead in Spain. Pitch dark and blowing a hooley outside so in no rush to get up! Leave early tomorrow morning so clean up day today and pack what little we bring - and buy heresmile. Dinner with our neighbours this evening. Hope everyone has a good day. flowers to Gilly and anyone else who needs some cheer.

kittylester Fri 13-Dec-19 06:26:22

Good morning mick.

I haven't really checked but the soggy muggy on our bed indicates that is, or has been, raining.

I'm going for a pedicure this morning and the Christmas tree is being delivered at some point.

Sending loving hugs to all who need them.

Ginny42 Fri 13-Dec-19 06:40:11

Good morning Mick and everyone. It's dark and wet here in Cheshire. I can hear the rain on the windows but must shake a leg. (Why do we say that?)

I'm off to Knutsford this morning and meeting my sister for lunch. Hope to finish Christmas shopping today and have a relaxing weekend.

Warm wishes to all who are feeling stressed or unwell. To Gilly and hope that her DH continues to improve and she gets her tooth sorted. Hope you are improving Dragonfly.

Hope Friday is kind to everyone.

Newquay Fri 13-Dec-19 06:43:34

Hard to see what it’s like yet here in Yorkshire-not a good forecast. In charge of getting DGD, 6, to school and looking after DGS, 2. Had usual lack of sleep so when DGS has his nap so will I!
Good day to especially those with problems

Beechnut Fri 13-Dec-19 06:48:18

Good Morning everyone.

Another dark and damp start on Severnside.

After breakfast I’m going to have my haircut then run a few errands about town.

I hope a good day will be had by you all however busy or not you will be 🌸

Scentia Fri 13-Dec-19 06:49:35

Good Morning to all above and all to come.
Day off today so off to DD to cuddle my DGS for hours on end.
We have got the ‘GrandMa’ visiting my DD house as she is not allowed in ours! Hope that doesn’t last too long DD and I want to go to get our eyebrows done.😂
My Christmas Day is tomorrow do I am very excited, it also means it is just 5 days until my cruise😍

MawB Fri 13-Dec-19 06:54:33

Good morning all from a pitch black corner of N Bucks, probably raining but Hattie was barely outside long enough to notice.
Made the mistake of leaving the bedroom tv on when I went to sleep, so a very disturbed night. I hope to catch a few minutes’ more shuteye before getting ready for our book group lunch today.
Then it’s tidy and prep as the DGCs are arriving tomorrow for a “sleepover” - pizza and popcorn in front of the Strictly final I think!
Whatever doom and gloom or celebrations this Friday the 13th brings you, I wish you all a pleasant day with special thoughts for all with health or family worries.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 13-Dec-19 06:57:42

Good morning Mick and all

It is still dark and damp in S E Essex.

I am off to the gym this morning, then gift wrapping. Unusually for us we are not going out for dinner this evening, we tend to become hermits on Friday nights in December, most restaurants/gastro pubs become far too busy.

My thoughts are with the gillybobs and any other Gransnetters who are poorly or who have troubles.

Have a fabulous Friday folks.

Urmstongran Fri 13-Dec-19 07:03:56

Good morning everyone from South Manchester where it’s dark and damp. It’s nice to be home. Saw the grandchildren last night and will probably bob over again around 5pm.

Burford Brown eggs and crumpets for breakfast later. It’s a rule for our first one back.

Library and then probably pick up my father for an M&S mini shop each. I shall buy some mince pies - I haven’t had one yet!

Hope Friday is kind to us all whether we have plans or none. x

Pantglas2 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:05:57

Just woken up, it’s damp outside and I’m about to make my usual chamberpot of tea.

I always clean Mancgirl whenever we leave our little place in Spain or here in north Wales - couldn’t bear to go back to a dirty house!

All the best to all with health worries flowers and everyone else has good news today.

NannyJan53 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:19:46

Good Morning from a dark and damp Black Country.

Visited SIL yesterday in Hospital. He seemed ok, but definitely still not well. They have more tests to do. Thank you for the good wishes yesterday everyone.

Afterwards I went into Birmingham centre and met a Gransnetter for coffee, we had a lovely long chat. Hopefully will be more of us next time.

Today I am going for a Christmas Buffet lunch with my Monday walking group. Then off to DD's to meet youngest from school, and stay with the girls until DD arrives home from Hospital.

Thinking of all of you with health worries or feeling down. Especially gilly Dragonfly Lins I hope I haven't forgotten anyone flowers

Lins1066 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:21:11

Good Morning all. Very windy in our part of South Wales this morning.
A very wet drive to the hospital yesterday and we had difficulty parking. Thanks to those who sent me their good wishes. X-Ray's showed that I am healing slowly and have to continue wearing the back brace for another 8 weeks until my next appointment.
An unexpected visit from some old friends and colleagues in the afternoon. They brought along some homemade mince pies which was so nice of them.
Hope everyone will have a good day.

ninathenana Fri 13-Dec-19 07:30:39

Good morning from dark, blowy, wet Kent.
DH and I both have new glasses to collet this morning then a food shop to do.
Have a good day everyone.

BlueSapphire Fri 13-Dec-19 07:35:34

Good morning everyone from Northampton where it is still dark, wet and windy.

Some good news yesterday; DDil's stressful commute ends in the New Year. She handed her notice in yesterday, and starts a very similar job next month, but locally, much closer to home. She was absolutely beaming when she came to pick up DGD. I am so pleased for her.

The usual visit to M&S food and Sainsbury's this morning, then this afternoon out for a Christmas afternoon tea with ex-colleagues. We normally have an annual lunch, but the friend who usually organises it has recently lost her husband. So another colleague has kindly invited everyone to his house instead for tea, cake and mince pies. It will be good to get together and have a catch up.

So no chance to catch up on shut-eye, as I was listening to the radio all night!

Hoping the day goes well for all.

Susan56 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:41:20

Good morning from Shropshire.It is torrential rain here which is about right as I have a hair appointment this afternoon🙄but first a morning with DGD and school drop off after lunch.
Glad the appointment was positive Lins and it’s always good to see old friends.Sending love and good wishes💐
Hope everyone has a good day and love to all those with any worries.
Hope things are better on the ward for your DH gilly.x

QuaintIrene Fri 13-Dec-19 07:42:05

Good morning everyone.
Wet and windy in West Yorkshire. A bit of snow would make a change.
Taken neighbours dog to my house for a cuddle in the warm. I do love him. He is a shar pei. All plump and soft with such a gentle nature.
I haven’t been to bed yet and I’m not sleepy. Going to try and stay busy and finish my Christmas shopping. 5 pairs of pyjamas and some selection boxes to go and I am more or less done.
My kindly gifted bottle of home made wine was delicious. Made from peapods!
Have the best day and stay safe.

NanKate Fri 13-Dec-19 07:43:46

Morning Mick and All.

Cloudy and cold in South Bucks.

Off to the dentist to have the stitches taken out of my mouth, I know too much info, phew that will be a relief.

Hope for improving news from the Gillybobs.

Resurgam123 Fri 13-Dec-19 08:05:15

Cheshire Ilooks wet and cold and very miserable, and I do need to get out to look at some xmas present. But I hate these very dark mornings.
Have a good day.
I think I need my cup of tea. ASAP.

dragonfly46 Fri 13-Dec-19 08:10:36

Good morning, feeling damp here in Leicestershire.

Posh coffee morning today in town.

Pleased to hear your back is healing lins.

Hope they get to the bottom of your SiL’s ailment today, must be such a worry.

Love to Gilly as always.

dragonfly46 Fri 13-Dec-19 08:11:21

I meant to say NannyJan of course.

Mapleleaf Fri 13-Dec-19 08:15:15

Good morning all,
Just getting light here in South Yorkshire, not sure of the forecast for today, but suspect it will rain again.
Going into town to get some essentials and post the last (?) of the Christmas cards.
I haven't read through all the threads yet, as I'm in a hurry, but send good wishes to you all, and hope for good news from gilly and hope anyone unwell feels better today.

Nannytopsy Fri 13-Dec-19 08:18:58

Morning all! Grey here in Suffolk but not raining. It was very wet when we came home last night. The builders are already here - they obviously didn’t stay up watching the results! I need coffee!

NfkDumpling Fri 13-Dec-19 08:19:42

Morning All

After a lot of overnight rain it seems to be clearing this morning.

The plumber failed to completely clear our blocked kitchen sink yesterday but it is running fairly well and the hardware store has sold us some rather nasty stuff which DH has to wear protective gear to use. If we get desperate again.

DH has a hospital check up this afternoon and I’m hoping to get to do a National Trust shift. But I may have to cancel if DHL fail to deliver DS’s Christmas present this morning. Apparently we weren’t here when they tried to deliver yesterday. Despite the front door being open, plumber in and out, and window cleaner up and down his ladder!

Greyduster Fri 13-Dec-19 08:19:47

Good morning, Michael and all GNs. It is dry but very cold in South Yorkshire. I went to bed early with a nagging pain in my side which is still hanging about, but not as bad, so a gentle day for me. I will bake, finish off the cards and then we are going out to eat this evening.
QuaintIrene we made pea pod wine once and it was lovely but we couldn’t persuade anyone else to try it. I think the name put them off!!
Kind thoughts to all who are struggling. Have a good day folks.

DoraMarr Fri 13-Dec-19 08:21:40

Good morning from a slightly damp Birmingham. I would have liked to have slept in this morning, but my grandaughter will be here soon, so a leg. At least I will only have one busy toddler today.
I hope everyone has as good a day as possible.

Grammaretto Fri 13-Dec-19 08:29:08

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. Cold and dark Friday 13th.

I didn't stay up but listened enough to the radio to get the gist.

Yoga this morning and then see how to help with family problems.

Sending healing thoughts to the Gillybobs and any who are suffering.

Yiayia4 Fri 13-Dec-19 08:30:01

Morning everyone.

Grey wet and windy here in Surrey.
Last of the presents to buy today! And school run later GSs for tea.
Thinking ofGilly have a safe Friday13th all.

Alygran Fri 13-Dec-19 08:36:20

Good morning from North Yorkshire. We have a clear sky and a beautiful sunrise.
Just put some laundry on and will do some housework this morning then put some decorations up.
Sending good wishes to all who are poorly or struggling in any way today.
Have a good day everyone.

Mythbirtthedragon Fri 13-Dec-19 08:38:53

Good morning from east London, where is cold, wet and miserable. I know as my first task today was to run to the end of the road and retrieve our car as a parking space had appeared outside our house. The borough have applied stringent parking restrictions while the big event over the road is on this weekend, I assume to help with crowd control etc. We got back at nearly midnight yesterday after a very full working day, to see them testing the light display, long poles of different changing colours. Tried to take a pic, but ended up with a reflection of myself in the window. Builders are back as they have to fully strip and revarnish the loft staircase; they did make a mess of it previously. I will be disappearing to tennis coaching this morning (on the bus as I’m not allowed to use the car...) then this evening we’re meeting an old friend of DP in town for a meal; he specifically asked if I’d come. I think I dilute the conversation a bit as him and DP can be very intense, but what will we have to talk about. Hope everyone has the best day they can.

conor Fri 13-Dec-19 09:06:15

Good morning from a brightening Essex. Have DGS2 age3 coming this morning as parents going out for lunch with friends today and I'm in charge of bringing him to his nursery Xmas "production" He is a 'Xmas Pudding' and knows his song very well. I'm sure it will be a delight but hope he doesn't get star struck!! 🌟😂
Then collect DGS1 fron school and have them both for a sleepover Think I will need a quiet day tomorrow😴
Hope everyone has the best day they can xxx

harrigran Fri 13-Dec-19 09:24:46

Good morning from a dry, at present, NE.
The heavens opened yesterday as we left the cathedral, despite GD and I having umbrellas we still got pretty wet.
Maybe a fish and chip lunch out today and then to try and get some chores done.
Love to the gillybobs.

gillybob Fri 13-Dec-19 09:33:32

Good morning from the NE coast.

Yet another visit to my dentist yesterday with agonising, throbbing toothache resulted in yet more antibiotics. I am taking 2 at the same time and according to the pharmacist the side effects of one can be quite nasty and I must not drink alcohol (chance would be a fine thing) . Dentist planning on opening the root canal again next week but wants to try and get the infection down first which is just another load of cr*p to deal with .

DH now on ward but I am not very happy with care, or rather the lack of it. Yes I appreciate he has been used to having one to one nursing in ICU but really It is beyond me why some people enter this profession as they couldn’t “care” any less if they tried.

Just counting the days until I can bring him home and look after him properly with the respect he deserves, instead of him being treat and spoken to, like he is some kind of idiot . His consultant saw him yesterday and I told him exactly what I thought. He agreed he would be better off at home. He managed to stand for a few seconds with a frame yesterday but felt very dizzy which is apparently normal.

Don’t really want to go into politics in this lovely thread but no surprise that the LP won the seat in our town again. I don’t know why they hold elections here, as a monkey could stand as long as it wore the red rosette. The problem being that they have no real competition which makes them lazy and complacent.

Anyway it’s Friday again and still my little Friday girl stays away, nothing much to celebrate here . We have had a real Christmas tree for the last few years so no tree to put up although DD insisting I should go out and buy a cheap artificial one for Evie, who I am having for an overnight at the weekend. I may well do, although I couldn’t feel less Christmassy if I tried.

Hope those feeling poorly and under the weather feel better soon, especially dragonfly and lins and those enjoying happy times continue to do so.

Love Gillybob xx

EllanVannin Fri 13-Dec-19 09:37:10

Ooooh, Urmstongran, I too have the Burford brown eggs ( if I can't get the local farm ones ) they're in my Christmas cake

Good Morning All x
A blowy morning but it was chucking it down earlier and must have been that which woke me up at 03.50 but could I get to sleep again ? could I thump . I did eventually however and the cats settled again. Next time I looked it was 08.30 !
What a lazy madam.

Must get some tidying up done and flick the duster around in readiness to put the tree up at the weekend. I daren't go far as I don't want to miss the parcel man, so it'll be a quick dart about should I need anything desperately.

Hoping everyone is well and manages to dodge the showers if out. Also thoughts to the Gillybobs xx, Dragonfly too hoping it's a better day for you, or those who are feeling seedy.

Charleygirl5 Fri 13-Dec-19 09:42:58

I am like Gillybob I have a trip to the dentist because of toothache but mine is nothing like hers but I would like it sorted because there are too many BHs. Friday the 13th is not my chosen date but needs must.

So sorry to hear that the care is dire- maybe have a word with the ward sister telling her your husband's IQ is normal. You must be in a better state to take him home and you must have as much help as you can get because 24/7 is not fun.

conor Fri 13-Dec-19 09:46:28

Oh Gillybobs I do feel for you and what you are going through on all sides. Do put that tree up, if only for Evie and remember past Happy Xmas's and the ones to come! Hoping your DH will be home for Xmas and what a present that would be! flowerssunshinexxx

nonnasusie Fri 13-Dec-19 09:47:38

Good morning from a wet and windy Warrington. I arrived in Manchester yesterday to be greeted by torrential rain and wind! Spent the night at my sons house and I am now waiting for my daughter to pick me up and take me back to her house. It's DGD birthday next week and she's having a party on Sunday. I shall just be a spectator as it's a trampolining partygrin. I fly home on Tuesday so it's only a quick visit. DH is animal sitting at home!
My thoughts are with gillybob and all those not well. I do read this thread most mornings but don't post often. Have a good weekend everyone.

EllanVannin Fri 13-Dec-19 09:55:03

Just this minute read your post Gillybob. I agree that your DH would be better at home and would soon pick up among the family and familiarities. Maybe the " main man " could suggest this happens next week sometime as they do like to see patients going home before Christmas where possible.

It is hard to feel Christmassy with what you've been through but once you have the tree up it'll give you some oomph to get cracking and think/arrange for DH to come home too next week and lift his spirits up as well, he's been through a lot, as have you xx

Auntieflo Fri 13-Dec-19 10:03:44

Good morning Michael, Annie, and all.
Gillybob, sorry to hear that you are feeling so down at the moment. Wretched, constant toothache doesn't help one bit.
Wish for your sake that you could have a good glug of something alcoholic, to take the edge off, but I know you can't. Enjoy your time with Evie, and maybe, a tiny tree?
We didn't venture into the loft yesterday, but DH has assured me that we will, this morning! Then I shall attempt to wrap presents, and make the little spare bedroom, usable again.
At least I won't have to worry about tonight's meal, as there is enough left over from yesterday. Nice.
My parcel arrived from A....n, late yesterday, and the box is just the right size to hold DGGS christmas presents. Result.
To Lins, Dragonfly and all those with health problems, wishing you a speedy recovery.
Have a good day one and all.

NannyJan53 Fri 13-Dec-19 10:06:43

Just read your post gilly so sorry you are still going through the mill. Tooth pain is the last thing you need at the moment.

I cannot understand why the Staff are treating him like this. Surely they have read his notes!

I agree that he should be at home as soon as it is possible.

Love to you both

Nortsat46 Fri 13-Dec-19 10:08:04

Good morning Mick and the GM team ...currently grey and damp in east London.

In the spirit of being positive, (as in the tone of this lovely thread), I am going to wash and change the cushion covers and throws today - then I will feel like I have accomplished something useful.
All cards and parcels posted and all the decorations are up - so a day of cleaning and tidying, I think.

Good thoughts to all facing challenges today (inc gillybob and dragonfly).
Have a good day team ...💐

gillybob Fri 13-Dec-19 10:19:25

As far as they seem to see he is just a miserable weak old man taking up a bed . His speech is very slurred and gravelly (mainly due to recent tracheostomy) and he is still a little confused although he is starting to put himself right given a little time and patience. Yesterday he gave me a saga and then said “that didn’t happen did it ?” And when I said “no, it didn’t” he knew it was just the drugs/delirium . He really did .

I am taking your advice EllanVannin and having a word with “the Mr”
later today . He is quite approachable .

Thank you all again for kind words and understanding . smile

Urmstongran Fri 13-Dec-19 10:43:45

Your gum infection will be pulling you right down gillybob I hope you feel better soon with the antibiotics.

It really does seem like progress has been made in your husband. To even be asking in a lucid moment ‘that didn’t happen did it?’ is fantastic!

Feelingmyage55 Fri 13-Dec-19 11:14:13

gillybob 🏆

GrannySomerset Fri 13-Dec-19 11:26:05

Gilly - I am sure you are right to think that DH would improve faster at home but do insist on some sort of care package because you can’t do it all. The tooth problem tells you how run down and exhausted you are, and 24 hour care would be impossible if you really go down with something and you both needed looking after. Thinking of you both.

JenniferEccles Fri 13-Dec-19 12:12:02

Gillybob although I can fully understand how concerned you are about your husband’s care I think you need to concentrate on the positives.

Your husband had very good care in ICU. They got him well enough to now be on a ward and he is making progress.

You have a lot to be grateful to the NHS for so take comfort from that.

Your daughter insists you get a tree for her daughter? I’m sorry but haven’t you got enough on your plate along with everything you have been through these past months?

Nannytopsy Fri 13-Dec-19 13:24:45

Gillybob I do hope your tooth starts to improve soon. I really feel for you. 💐

cornergran Fri 13-Dec-19 14:03:36

Just caught up gilly. I truly hope the tooth pain subsides very quickly, it can’t be helping. When care for a a close friend seemed inadequate, we felt she was being treated disrespectfully, her daughter and I spoke plainly to the consultant and also the ward manager giving examples. There was immediate improvement. I often think hospitals are not the place for recovery but do also agree with others, please don’t try to do all his care yourself. Sending love and wishing you both well.

NfkDumpling Fri 13-Dec-19 16:21:02

Just came on to catch up and was going to say exactly the same as GrannySomerset. You’ve had so much on your plate Gilly, building up over the whole of the summer, I rather feel you could do with a week in ICU!

GranMags2 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:12:21

Just a quickie for gillybob. I was a dental hygienist in another life and it sounds like they have given you metronidazole. It is very good, so should settle things in a couple of days, but it is important NOT to take a drink as will make you pretty sick. 😟 But another bit of advice, you may be grinding/clenching your teeth with all the stress. I do this so know what it's like. Try to smile to yourself as you go to sleep, also just relax your jaw, even open your mouth a bit and drop your shoulders. Take long deep breaths too, using your diaphragm to breathe, all helps relax. I had my hubby in hospital again this yr with a heart attack and had to remind myself to do these things to try to release the stress. Hope you get some rest for the day your lovely husband gets home to you. xx

NanKate Fri 13-Dec-19 20:57:57

I’m on the metro tablets too and have been warned about not taking them with alcohol. I finished my course today so with a bit of luck I can have a glass of wine on Monday at the Keep Fit Xmas Lunch.

I am sure the tablets will help Gillybob.