Children’s church this morning, and I discovered I’d double booked somebody to come and help me – who was also leading the prayers – so had to pressgang Ruthie into coming instead.
Ruthie is lovely. She’s a very big lady, and when we meet I always get a huge, enveloping cuddle. She was bereaved a few months before me, so that’s given us an extra bond … and when I’m feeling fed up, there’s nothing like one of Ruthie’s kingsize hugs to cheer me up!
After the services we always sing happy birthday to whomever has one in the week. Today is little Tila’s – remember her – the ‘elective mute’ child ? She was DEAD chuffed to have everyone singing to her – her eyes were shining! Afterwards, Hub went to her and said ‘how old are you today?’ She whispered the answer – she hasn’t quite got around to talking yet – and then he took the mike and said ‘how old are you, did you say?’
‘FIVE’ she said, into the mike – and got another round of applause. Brilliant stuff :yes:
Got home feeling tired – am waking up far too early these mornings. Tried having a nap but annoyed myself by being fidgety instead. Eventually got up and started getting veg etc ready for supper (or dinner, or tea, whichever part of the country you’re in). Eldest daughter + partner + granddaughter were coming round.
I picked up a Gino d’Acampo recipe book in the January sales, so tried out his pork dish – cooked with rosemary, mushrooms, chilli flakes and orange juice. Not bad!
Family have gone off now and … I am preparing to crash with my trusty mug of tea.
Hope the day has treated you all well! :wave: