Sunday, December 27, 2009

Early night needed

It was good to see John, Hannah, Robin and Scott today (I didn't actually see Niki or Helen). It's a shame I didn't have time to chat for too long but I suppose the opportunity will present itself before too long.

Unfortunately, John has a good memory and is holding me to a promise I made to walk the Three Peaks in May.  I think the walk will see me off!  I guess I'd better start getting into shape.  No more mince pies thank you!

During church I heard Bev mention to someone that she was nipping to the cemetery to see her dad, so I followed some time later and saw from a distance that she was alone by the grave.  It was windy and she didn't hear me approach and put my arm around her shoulder. She screamed! I screamed!  Some comfort I am! I'm glad we were the only ones there.

We had Brian and Trish and the family drop by on their way back to Basingstoke this afternoon. The visit kept us indoors as we were planning to go see Tom...which would have resulted in another late night no doubt.

We are feeling better for staying indoors and made the most of it by calling a few people including my sister.

Today was as quiet and tranquil as yesterday was noisy and hectic...both were welcome. I like contrasts.

An early night (before 11:00pm) will be most welcome as events are catching up with me and rendering me incapable of clear thought.

I'll wait till tomorrow to catch up reading my favourite brain is too frazzled at the moment.


  1. My husband and I were laughing at the scene of you creeping up on Bev in the cemetery,and then both of you screaming! We were all geared up for this touching moment...and then SCREAM!

  2. Ken, it's only the Yorkshire 3 Peaks - not Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon! You will only have to do 24 miles including 3 mountains in 12 hours. Ken, when were you ever capable of clear thought??

  3. I hope you manage to get your early night, Ken. This time of the year brings much tiredness, yes? It's worse somehow, when it's hot and muggy. But then again, I'm a lot older now and get tired quicker-er.
    You may have more energy in May to do the walks. When i was last in England, my cousin took me around Dovedale. I loved it! Maybe one day, I'll be able to take the Machinist. But.. I have a feeling there'll be a lot of pies made between now and then..

  4. Hi Randi
    How did you know I was creeping? I WAS creeping as a matter of fact but changed my mind about giving her a scare when I saw she was dabbing her eyes and decided instead to try and comfort her...without success.

    Hi Eileen
    24 miles and climbing 3 mountains in 12 hours...believe me, I need to be in better shape than I am at the moment. As for clear thought, have your forgotten that day in 1987 when...

    Hi Helen
    I had a good night's sleep thanks. It did me the power of good.
    Derbyshire is really beautiful and I hope you get to re-visit it with the Machinist. It's not pie in the sky!