What is it with me? Writer's block, I guess. It's not as if 'nothing' is happening -- it's just that 'nothing' seems to be happening when I sit before the computer and consider blogging. Since July I have been bemoaning the fact that my connections to the Internet were so limited -- then I had plenty on my mind to blog about. Now here I am with 24/7 connectivity and my mind is blank -- for days.
The Man -- who is from Mars by the way -- turned 70 last week and though the family celebrations comes later this month, we had a nice little celebration with youngest son on the day. Also, there was a little surprise party with the Polish family with the 3 little girls. Mama even baked one of her special birthday cakes and we all sat around the dining room table and the little girls translated for the parents. It transpired that both parents are having to travel to Poland (tomorrow) and without a word to me the Man from Mars offered to have us take care of the girls for the five days they are away! He has a habit of making grand gestures like this without a 'by-your-leave' and quiet word with me first. This has made me very grumpy!
So in order to feel better and with a big family gathering next week, I've been shopping. I found a beautiful silk dress that was perfect -- except for one thing -- it was too short -- too short for my legs to carry off -- that's for sure. So I took it back and found another one (£40 cheaper, too!) and ordered a new winter coat, too! And then I found some comfortable high heel shoes that are really very attractive and stylish!
In the meantime, later today, we have guests -- little ones. The Man from Mars is going to be very busy and he so hates early mornings, too. As long as he doesn't wake me up it will be fine...