A quick post. Busy busy times.
Briefly, our 84 year-old neighbour, who lived alone next door, died. We knew something was wrong as she hadn't emptied her mailbox.
We called the police, but they were very loathe to break in. Eventually, my stubborness prevailed and they broke in and found that she had died in her sleep approx 36 hours previously.
Her clothes were all laid out, ready for Church first thing the next morning.
We are sad, but realise that this is a good way to go.
The funeral was yesterday - we all went and it was the children's first time in a Church. They were pretty amazed by the Eucharist etc.... M was worried about cannabalism with all the mentions of 'the body of Christ'. That's what happens when you bring your children up without religion, I guess!!
In other news, work got me a new laptop:
it is shiny and new - it might make blogging easier too, as I haven't had a proper computer at home for a while. My old Mac at home is ancient and not happy with modern life.
At the weekend we had planned to go swimming and do lots of walks, but the weather went mad, with huge storms and super heavy rain, so our beach walk was curtailed and we had to make do with a shop walk instead.
I’ve been eyeing up this ALC dress, but really wanted to try it in black.
One of the shops on our shop walk had it in orange, so I tried it:
You can see M taking my pic for me. It was a lovely, bright shade, but not what I need right now, although it was a close call! Practicality prevailed and I walked away.
I have a black cashmere sweater on hold in another shop, so that needs my $$ more than an orange frock.
The Boden skirt will be back from the tailor today if I remember to pick it up. I've forgotten 3 days in a row, so fingers crossed.
Tomorrow, D, my youngest child is turning 9!!
I can't quite believe that my baby is that old.....
How are you?
What did you get up to this past weekend?
Any impractical purchases?