Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sorrows followed by joys.

This has not been the easiest of weeks. It started with the deaths of two of my clients. No - cheeky - I didn't kill them off! Followed by a very full week of seeing clients with some horrendous problems. By now you're probably thinking what did she say her job was? Well I try to help people stop smoking but it inevitably ends up with them having to share some difficult things that are  current in their lives. But I love my job, I love meeting people and it's such a privilege to be with someone as they journey through coming off the evil tobacco. Then the sharing with them their joy when they succeed.
Thursday night I drove to Leeds to stay with No 2 and his wife. It was not for the joy of seeing them that I went but because I am a huge baby and have to go all that way to visit the dentist! My coping mechanism is to have the first appointment in the morning - so that I don't have to hang around waiting. I only have one tiny white filling and one big one that goes covers two teeth. Probably the dentist too is relieved that I have the first appointment so that he has got me out of his way early! I seem to go from quiet submission to non stop talking as I leave with relief at yet again not having to have any work done.

Saturday 28th April was a birthday day for three lovely people. 1) being my nephew, 2) No 4's great girlfriend (sent her a lovely big bag of lots of bright coloured wools and 2 windmills), 3) my friend Mrs A. I tried to make her this bag. I managed to get the embroidered picture looking the same but struggled with the handle bit. As this lovely book provides templates but you have to get them enlarged by 250% and I struggled with our church photocopier to do this. Was semi happy with the result.

The next joy has been some workmen - they have the job of installing some new electric cables but it meant we have been cut off as if on an island or like a castle with a moat. I quite enjoyed this feeling - sad aren't I?

Joy No 3 was also the trip to Leeds. I promised myself a trip after the yukky dentist to a shop called Emmaus, in St Mary's Street. It is a wonderful place run by men who have been out of work. They collect any unwanted goods and sell them off at such reasonable prices. They specialise in furniture and in the past we have bought many lovely goods. This time I was after an armchair to use in what is supposed to be Mr P's study but is more commonly known as the craft room. He is so understanding about all my lovely crafts and the mess I make with them all cluttering the room and quite often they sneak into the living room! 

 Before clutter!

 After clutter.

I am soo looking forward to spending many hours knitting and sewing in this lovely comfortable chair.

No 4 joy. Ok some of you will probably think this sad but for me it is a joy. I have always wanted a two tier dish drainer and suddenly found one in Ikea!

 Golly another joy that I had nearly forgotten about No 5. Whilst in Emmaus I saw a sweet small coffee table that can replace the rather cheapo nest of tables that we have in our home in Northumberland. The cheapo ones are hopeless you can't even give them a wipe clean without more of the surface coming off. This new one is solid and I am sure will take to be cleaned regularly without any fuss!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for my lovely bag the stitching is awesome, it is a lovley project the way teddy looks very comfy and at home in that chair. Mrs A