Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Playing Catch up !

I cant believe its a week since I did an entry ,where does the time go ? It is also twenty four years since Mick  died ,my childrens father, and if things had been different we would be looking at a wedding aniversary of fifty years in three more years time, well it wasnt to be, and life went on .....

I had quite a busy week ,woke up to the snow on Wednesday morning ,though by the time I took my picture it had nearly all gone .Wednesday morning was the day Maurice came home bearing gifts. He is in management security ,and the company they are with ,have sales from time to time ,this time it was Debenhams ,see my lovely leather handbag ,that he bought at a greatly reduced price ,(its not quite as red as the picture suggests ,more like the wool I bought )he also bought two boxes of beads ,I have been incorporating beads into my patchwork ,the boxes of beads have given me ideas for some jewellery,feel another hobby coming on  ! Thursday and Karen picked me up and I went to the meeting with the complaints and compliments group,we are working on updating the procedures .This was held at the building of the companys newest venture ,An extra care home for the elderly,and what a magnificient place it is ,beautiful flats and facilitys,Princess Anne officially opened it a couple of months ago ,they have a computer suite ,a hobbies room, a gym ! and many other wonderful features .the interior decor would put a top grade hotel in the shade ,We are to have our next news letter meeting there next month I will see if I can take some pictures .

On Friday I caught an early bus over to the village where I worked as a manager,to attend the funeral of a very dear resident ,Rene was ninety five and  a very independant soul to the end ,she had brought up her Grandchildren ,when her daughter died with MS ,and they were all there as were her other daughter and Greatgrandchildren ,it was so rewarding to be greeted by them and told how their Nan missed me when I left ,and how pleased they were to see me there ,I told you about Rene in an earlier entry ,she kept po pourrie (sp) in her late husbands slippers in her bedroom  ! One of her Greatgrand daughters gave me a lift half way home ,and it was  while I was waiting for Maurice to get the car back from the garage ,after a successful MOT to bring me home ,I bought the wool ,that so matches my new handbag ,never miss a trick me ! and I found some gloves on the market on Sunday .....Maurice has gone fishing today ,with my sister Jeans husband Pete ,so I am playing catch up ,needless to say I have a pile of ironing needing my attention too ,Maurice goes back to work Thursday night so another holiday has whizzed by ,now Im pretty much up to date I will say bye for now and have a lovely day everyone with love from ....

    

35 comments:

kirkbyj05 said...

I loved the story of Rene's 'po pourie' in her husband's slippers....bless her!   What a good idea...Lol!
God rest her soul she did well to live so long and independently too. Would that that were possible for us all...yes?
It sounds like you are going to be very busy Jan with all of your crafting and beadwork.  I look foorward to seeing the finished work...Jeanie

wldconnie said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy. The days whizz by don't they? I wonder how I ever had time to go to work! Love Conniexx

marainey1 said...

I would have had 42 years with my children's father come September, but as you say it was not meant to be.  He has been gone almost 15 years now.  You are fornuate that you have found your Maurice.  I haven't been blessed by meeting anyone else and often wish I were.  I love your new handbag !  What a nice gift !!!  A gal can never have too many handbags I say !!!

I love the idea of incorporating the beads with your work.  I can hardly wait to see what you are doing there.  We have lots of snow and it's only going to snow some more today.  Take good care !  'On Ya' -ma

dklars said...

Those gloves look very warm and soft!  Hope you have a great week
~~Kath~~

mariealicejoan said...

Great handbag!  What a busy week you have had!  I love the idea of incorporating beads in with your patchwork.  Would love to seem some of your projects!
Missed you!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

madcobug said...

Looks like you are going to have several matching things. That is a pretty color. Your new picture is very pretty. Hope your ironing goes well and hope Maurice catches some fish. Helen

ukgal36 said...

Love your new things! good to hear from you..
Lyn


salonrose123 said...

Aww, Maurice is a sweetie, I love your new bag.  I'm wondering whether he could get Brian a job in Debenhams?!
Have a great week.
Hugs,
A xxx

brck753 said...

nice to see an entry Jan lol. Thanks for the egg and sugar you are a life saver lol. Love the gloves I have a pair of the same type but in lilac and they are very cosy.
love
Debbie

sugarsweet056 said...

Great purse & gloves!
Good to see an entry. :)
Sugar

lindaggeorge said...

Love the bag. I was wondering what had happened to you, although I haven't done an entry for more than a week. I don't know where the time goes.

Linda x.

sarajanesmiles said...

Ooh, I want your bag!!!
:o)
What a week you've had Jan... will leave you with a ((((( ))))).
Sara   x

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,love your bag and matching gloves,Maurice has good taste and knows what you like .Your new picture is nice too.Wonder how the fishermen are doing I haven't heard from Pete !! Hope you got the ironing out of the way,nice talking to you earlier on the phone ........Love Jeanxxx

frdbrow7 said...

Love your picture Jan.  That's a very smart handbag Maurice chose for you, reminds me that I must replace mine, but bags are like old slippers, you get so used to them :-D
Freda

jaymact1 said...

Maurice chose well I love you new bag just love handbags alway being told you are not needing any more. Loved the wool you are going to be busy. LOve Joan.

astoriasand said...

The new care home sounds wonderful Jan and I do hope you manage to be able to take some pics at your next meeting.Love the Bag I was looking at them all in Debenhams at Christmas time they have some Beauties.I love red leather in winter time.I bet you look a spiv when the cardy is done and your fluffy gloves on and all co-ordinated LOL!! Incorperating some beads into your patchwork sounds very fashionable seems theres lots of texiles just now with beads on.As for a new hobby in jewellery knowing you it will be a hit LOL!!So sorry to read Rene had died.My condolances go out to you and all her family,even if a little late.50 yrs is  a long time like you say Jan it wasn't to be .But the Good Lord sent you a good one in Maurice and I hope you have many many more happy yrs together.Now seeing as you have caught up as you say.GET that ironing done woman Haaa ROFL!! Take Care God Bless.
Astorisand http://journlas.aol.co.uk/astorisand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

mccine said...

Love that hand bag!

lanurseprn said...

Nice handbag, and the wool matches perfect! I can't wait to see what you will be making.  That home for the elderly sounds beautiful.  Did you meet Princess Anne when she opened it? Sorry about Mick. I didn't really know that story.  You are blessed to have found Maurice and have him to share your life with now.  Hope you have a good day.
Pam

cayasm said...

Love the bag and the gloves nice colours. Shame about Rene, but uits nice that she appreciated the work you did for her.
Did maurice and your brother in law catch anything.
and yes I managed to get a new coat from marks on sunday

take care

Yasmin

tillywooat62 said...

how lucky you are to have a husband like Maurice, my other half wouldnt know where to start if he decided to buy me a bag,
sorry to hear about your friend,
take care Lynne xx

elainey2465 said...

Nice handbag! Enjoyed your entry Love Lainexxx
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jmoqueen said...

Well your certainly keeping busy Jan ~ I hope I will be when I reach retirement age ;)  The home for the elderly sounds great!!  I'm sorry to hear about the funeral but how nice of you to meet everyone.  Sorry about Mick too ~ I feel so happy for you that you have Maurice :)

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

jckfrstross said...

love the colors of the gloves wool and purse:) enjoy your week

Deb

jlocorriere05 said...

How sweet of Maurice to think of you Jan! I love your red bag.The homes sound lovely, computer suite and a gym as well?! Can I live there please?! I'd love to see pics of it if you're allowed. I'm sorry Rene died, I remember you talking about her before. Have a lovely week, what's left of it! Stay warm. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

plieck30 said...

Yes life does go on. I'm glad we both have been able to accept that. We both keep busy but in different directions. Paula

siennastarr said...

I wondered where your alerts were when I got back!  Seems our Lady of the Blog has a life! lol  Just don't go staying away for too long now!

Love your handbag and gloves.. how nice of Maurice to think of you.. Of course, why wouldn't he? :)  

Lovely picture also.. :)

Sorry to hear about your friend, but sounds like she lived a long and hopefully, fullfilling life..

Hugs
Jackie

lurkynat said...

Dear Jan,
My Deepest Condolences at your loss of your children's fathe, Mickie. He must ahve been a fine man. Lovely that purse.
My condolences too for your friend that passed.
hugs,nat

blpltt said...

Lovely new bag, Jan.  Maurice has impeccable taste; very hard to buy such a personal item for somebody else !  Bunny xx

susanebunn said...

I think the handbag and gloves are so pretty!  My mother would approve.  I can still hear her telling me that none of my accessories matched!  LOL.  I think you are  a very dedicated and kind person to go to that funeral.  My deepest condolences, dear.  It's amazing to hear about some people's lives.  The things that they have accomplished!

Susie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

lindapaterson177 said...

Enjoy your gifts! they look great.... let the ironing be...you can always play " catch up " with it later lol!
luv bella xx

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Great looking gifts! Enjoy them!
Dianna

cacklinrosie101 said...

I didn't realize that your husband had died on the same day as Carlene's until I was reading her comments.  You were very young when you became a widow.  I love that red handbag.  You are going to look so smart when you have those gloves on with it.  We had snow again here overnight.  I was so happy with the mild winter we were having.  Weird that our flowers were blooming but much better than this mess.  Love xx Chris

tellsg said...

Hi Jan, sorry about Mick, he has been a long time gone, I hope you had a good marriage with him.  Maurice sounds lovely and so thoughtful too, I can't imagine my Paul going out and bringing back a handbag for me.  Mind you, he surprised me at Christmas getting me a lovely card and that was the day after I had told the girls at work we didn't believe in all that!  Hugs.  Terry x

lsfp1960 said...

I'm glad that you have Maurice in your life...he sounds like a good man.  Love that new purse.  I got a new one too for my birthday...red...it will take me days to go from the big old purse I took to work everyday to a smaller more compact one.  I also have a tote bag to go thru and clean up.  But those things are way down on my priority list.  Love the beautiful lavendar graphic.   Linda in Washington state

lindachapmanuk said...

It must make you sad thinking of Mick and all he has missed...dear Maurice coming home laden with gifts for you ...how lovely was that! I really like the bag and beads, I love beads I am interested about you incorporating them into your patchwork...such a lovely idea...and those gorgeous gloves! all fluffy and cosy! You were so kind to go to Renes funeral, her family must have been touched. Linda xx