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Yesterday Ian took the boys to town to get Christopher some new glasses and they had McDonalds for lunch too and they also bought a large amount of chocolate, you see that's what happens when you let boys go shopping without you! I stayed home, and mostly just did housework, but I enjoyed having the place to myself, for a while, by the time they arrived home, the work was mostly done and I could relax. Our friends Steve and Chris came over for tea, we had a lovely evening, it was lovely to catch up on some news, and there was a lot of news to catch up on because we hadn't seen them for a long time. Their youngest daughter is the same age as David, and their oldest daughter Helen is now 23 and is getting married next year. Any way it was lovely to see them, but it ended up being a pretty late night so I don't think our morning is going to be very fast moving or dynamic!

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takahe
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
-I don't think our morning is going to be very fast moving or dynamic!
You know what? That sounds idyllic to me! I feel like I had such an odd day!

-Our friends Steve and Chris came over for tea, we had a lovely evening, it was lovely to catch up on some news, and there was a lot of news to catch up on because we hadn't seen them for a long time
It's nice to catch up with good friends. It doesn't have to be that often, but it's still nice when it happens.
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
It's a strange thing, but when my life is very busy all I long for is a quiet day and some time to myself, but now I have lots of time, all I really want to do is find some new ways to be busy, I guess there must be a balance somewhere in the middle, but I think it's really hard to find!

At the moment we are busy picking up threads of friendships which have largely existed through Christmas letters for 10 or 15 years, people don't really change that much, so if you once enjoyed each others company you still do, but often there are big episodes of life that you have missed, so it's a bit like watching the first series of a tv show and then tuning in somewhere in series3, you recognise most of the characters, but you have no idea how they got to be where they are now!!
ringbark
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)
More like series 4...or 5. That's why I haven't tried listening to The Archers since we got back.
takahe
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
-so it's a bit like watching the first series of a tv show and then tuning in somewhere in series3, you recognise most of the characters, but you have no idea how they got to be where they are now!!
That's an amazing analogy! Brilliant! It makes me think of some friends with whom we've lost touch. Their seasons (I've gotten used to saying 'seasons' now like the Americans), their series' are still showing in other places, we're just not viewing!! hee
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
If only all our friends were on lj it would be much easier to stay in touch, though if all my friends were on lj I might never get away from my laptop long enough to eat and sleep and things
takahe
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
-if all my friends were on lj I might never get away from my laptop long enough to eat and sleep and things
Hee, I think that too. I'd be stuck in this chair for life. I ought to be folding washing right now!
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
We haven't even had breakfast yet!
ringbark
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
What's wrong with buying chocolate? You weren't complaining while you were eatng it! Besides, there wouldn't have been anything to give Steve and Chris with their coffee if I hadn't.
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Nothing wrong with it, I'm simply saying that that's what happens when men go shopping, and you can't argue because quite clearly it is!
ringbark
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:56 am (UTC)
Well, what about all the times I''ve been shopping and haven't bought chocolate? (Even though it was very difficult to restrain myself.) And you know very well that if you send me to the supermarket to buy just one thing, I always come out with just ne thing...well, that's not always the case, but usually it is...well, sometimes...occasionally...I think maybe it did happen once but I'm not absolutely sure.
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
It's alright, sometimes I really enjoy your impulse buying tendencies!!
takahe
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
And he sounds rather cute when he's trying to deny the obvious LOL!
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
I know, he does guilty very well!
ringbark
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
Who you calling guilty?
vivh
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
Are you denying it?!
ringbark
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
Who you calling cute?
takahe
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
You! Very cute! :-)) Gimme the chocolate.
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