Here we are in the middle of September 2011; I hadn't realised that I hadn't put anything on my blog for over a year, not that there's been anything particularly interesting happening to me.
Apart from illness and hospital stays, the main highlight of the year was spending two weeks with our daughter and family when they came over from CA for two weeks vacation.
They hired a couple of very nice houses, one for a week in the Cotswolds, a lovely part of the country and the second one near Oxford, a house we stayed at last year as well. Both had very large gardens and lots of land around them too. Tennis court, pool, bikes and 6 acres of land at the first one and the second one had a tree house, trampoline, quad bike and indoors a piano. The kids loved it.
The weather was mostly fine and warm and the kids were able to to run around and use up some of their boundless energy.
The first house had a heated swimming pool where everyone (except me!) spent an hour or more each day, following that with half an hour in the hot tub before returning to the house.
Our son-in-law likes to cook, so apart from making myself a drink now and again, I had no responsibilities in that department. Then each evening about 6 pm, daughter and I were served a glass of champagne ..... about the only tiime in the year that I drink alcohol. I could get used to that you know.
We had two trips to CA in 2009, one in March when I was able to go to the Las Vegas QMB reunion, something I enjoyed so much; and the second time was to spend Christmas with our grandkids ..... oh boy was that noisy! I couldn't believe it when I saw that our daughter had bought the kids a set of drums!! My poor ears!
Unfortunately trips to CA will be on hold for a couple of years, because I can't get travel insurance since my health problems earlier this year. I'm hoping that if I don't have any more hospital stays in the next 2 years, that I will be accepted by an insurance company for another trip before we get too old. DH is a real grouch when it comes to airports, he'll only get worse the older he gets LOL..... he'll be 80 next year, but he runs round like a young lad, I think he still thinks he's 21!!!
I told you there was nothing interesting going on in my life, so I'll take myself off to bed and leave everyone in peace.