Yay! I am back in both home and cyberworld!
My laptop developed a major and frustrating fault last week just as I was going to my Dad's. Thought I could deal with it but....it was beyond me. Add to that 36 hours without internet connection followed by access with a weak link and I was pretty much offline all week. No crafting either apart from a 3rd b'day card for my great niece.
So my grateful list this week also tells you the tale of my week away.
First is my DH who spent all last night and this morning working on my laptop and fixed it. Love you D and I missed you.
Next is Max who hasn't left my side since I got back and who patiently (if somewhat bemusedly) listened to me on the phone while I was away.
My Dad who isn't well at all - we still managed some quality time even if part of Tuesday was spent at hospital getting his eyes checked (he has cataracts).
The staff and customers of the Grand where I had my usual wild Saturday night - the band were great and it was so good to meet up with old friends, even if I didn't get home until 03:00 Sunday morning!
Barbara, my Dad's next door neidhbour for letting me use her wifi.
Tracy, my Dad's other next door neighbour who has turned my messy hair into a sleek blonde bob.
Sally, my best friend forever (we've known each other since she was 18 mths old and she was also my bridesmaid) - we bumped into each other in a coffee shop as she was visiting her Mum. Since her family home is in Preston and she works in London and neither of us knew the other was visiting this really is amazing!
My nephew and his girlfriend for services above and beyond. He borrowed Twilight and New Moon on DVD on Friday evening and they watched them back to back. They definitely wanted to see Eclipse. So off we set on Tuesday for the Metrocentre for the 18:10 showing. Got caught up in traffic,legged it across the wet car park and arrived at 18:10 only to find....it wasn't on. This despite the iphone listings (as we stood in the foyer) and the Odeon website saying it was! Cut our losses and had a meal at Frankie and Benny's - very yummy! Further searching on iphone revealed the film was showing (for one performance only at 20:00) the following day at Teesside Park. So after work on Weds. off we set. Asked if I was getting excited I said that I wouldn't until I saw it start! Well I did! What a wonderful film and OMG Edward on the big screen! Lots of sighing and drooling. Thanks Anth and Lesley!
And last but not least my DS who has been home this week and stayed around especially to see me. He leaves tomorrow so don't know when I'll see him again. And special thanks to him for allowing me to get my laundry fix!lol