Thursday 2 May 2019

Sentence a Day in April

Also posing as Thinking Out Loud Thursday.  What I'm thinking today is ...

A quarter of the year gone already?  Surely not ... 

And yet here we are in May.  Time to do a sentence a day for April.

Day 1 Went to my first yoga class which, for someone with no sense of balance and limited flexibility, was a brave thing to try.

Day 2 Not a particularly nice day outside so spent quite a bit of time catching up with tv programmes I've recorded while doing more of my knitting.

Day 3 Paul was out for the day doing his volunteer work at our local country park so I went into town, window shopped, caught up on some chores in the afternoon and did more knitting.

Day 4 Zumba in the morning then popped round to a neighbour's house in the afternoon for a cup of tea and a chat.

Day 5 Meal out in the evening with friends to our favourite Thai restaurant, then back to theirs for drinks - it was a late, late night ...

Day 6 ... and we both felt tired most of the next day, luckily we had a quiet day at home and weren't going out in the evening!

Day 7 Went to Rachel's for a belated birthday Sunday lunch - she had also arranged for Jon and Sophie to come which was a lovely surprise - I felt very spoilt.

Day 8 Went back to yoga, I think I'm going to enjoy this!

Day 9 Hair cut day - that was so overdue, when I looked in my diary it was 10 weeks since I last went to the hairdressers (and it really showed!)

Day 10 Such a lovely sunny day I was able to hang my washing out to dry in the garden for the first time this year

Day 11 After a visit to the groomers Coco was looking and feeling great, and so was I until I realised I'd spent as much on keeping her look neat and tidy in the last couple of months as I have on myself!

Day 12 Looked after Leo while his sister had a hearing test this morning - how does one small boy cause so much disruption to my house in just two short hours?

Day 13 A day full of pottering around in the garden and long dog walks

Day 14 Went to a surprise 50th birthday party - I have never seen our friend speechless before, she really was totally shocked!

Day 15 Sticking with the yoga classes - I've even invested in a proper yoga mat 

Day 16 Went with Rachel to take Leo to our local theatre to see a production of 'Pongo's Party' - his first experience of a live show and he loved it!

Day 17 My friend Denise came over for the morning to discuss craft related projects, catching up on grandchildren news, and generally putting the world to rights.

Day 18 Zumba! Followed by a good old house tidy up because the next day we had ...

Day 19 ... Friends over in the evening for and Indian takeaway - 'twas a late night 😴

Day 20 Glorious sunshine - a good excuse to spend a long time 'gardening' (mostly sitting back in a chair looking at the flower borders thinking about what needs to be done) (unless you are a dog, in which case you spend most of the day in the middle of the lawn dreaming of squirrels)

Day 21 The worst Easter Sunday ever with Rosie taken into hospital with a serious blood disorder.

Day 22 Rosie having more tests and the possibility of more invasive treatment at Gt Ormond Street in London.

Day 23 Rosie still in hospital, we are still looking after her brother and putting on extremely brave faces so he doesn't suspect anything is wrong.

Day 24 Rosie was discharged late yesterday evening so our little house guest has gone home and we are trying to get over the trauma of what has gone on.

Day 25 Trying to get back in the old routine, Zumba class helps to get a few endorphins flowing.

Day 26 Went to a Friday yoga class, then had lunch at a new Italian restaurant that has opened in our neigbouring town.

Day 27 Invited to friends for drinks in the evening, the lovely weather of the last week has definitely finished and we walked there wrapped in winter coats and wearing boots.

Day 28 A 'normal' Sunday, and greatly relieved to have this little one sitting at the table with us this week. 

Day 29 Yoga class, I think I may be getting slightly better at balancing on one leg!

Day 30 Rosie had follow up blood tests which were within normal range - a great way to end a month which definitely had a lot of ups and downs #nowonderihavegreyhair  


Jane said...

a lovely photo, I'm so glad the little one is ok x

Patio Postcards said...

I like your month end's hash tag! I think I need a similar pillow except mine woudl say tea (col)

Natalie said...

Glad Rosie is well and your April ended on a great note.

Joanne said...

So sorry to hear your Easter was derailed with such awful news... glad she's feeling better. I've recently gotten back into yoga too and I just love it.

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh gosh... that's a little scary with Rosie. Those things that just POP OUT OF NO WHERE always take your breath away!!!!
Cant wait to hear how your relationship with yoga keeps going on... I just so badly WANT to like it - but just cant. ugh!!
Love your knitted sweater!!!!!

mireille said...

Sorry to hear about your dog! Hope she is all better now! Your haircut looks really lovely! Mine was so overdue last week, it was not even funny!

Jamie Moore said...

You're doing Zumba AND Yoga? Just one of those kill me! haha

Ruth said...

I'm still to try yoga and I gave up on Zumba when the classes became overfull. Mind you, what with travelling, I've only been in the gym's pool just once this month ... said...

Dear friend, so sorry it has taken so long for me to get by your blog. I have been caring for my mom with little Internet connectivity. What a terrible fright you all had with Rosie. I am so sorry. Sweet baby girl. And I know big brother wondered what in the world was going on, too. Thankful her latest blood work came back within normal limits. Bless that baby's heart.

Love the idea of a surprise birthday party and your speechless friend. Almost always, I think, the guest of honor, the birthday person, has some inkling about the party. How much fun that your friend was struck mute!

Glad you are enjoying yoga so well. We have been terrible about working out while we were out of town but getting back at it again. Cleaned the house from top to bottom today and felt like I had run a marathon.

Deb's World said...

Hi Deb, it's always good to see what you're up to on the other side of the world. So glad your little girl is feeling much better, I can only imagine how worrying it must have been for you all. Your hair looks lovely by the way :)

hellen said...

the photos are awesome. thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a busy month....with plenty of blessings. And kudos to you for sticking with the yoga. I gave it a try - but...well, this body could not keep up with that:)