Friday, 19 February 2016

Five on Friday

Another Friday already I can't believe it, I hope you have all had a great week, I'm taking five minutes to have a little catch up...

So last Monday in preparation for the upcoming decorating of lounge I cleared the room of all its ornaments and  pictures, took curtains down removed picture hooks, dusted the walls and ceiling then gave them a wash down, I'm painting over a textured paper so a few repairs had to be made here and there.  All the bit's and pieces were taken upstairs and dumped into son number three's bedroom because he's away at Uni, every bit of free space including the bed was covered.  

When evening came I was shattered plonked myself down onto soon to be banished sofa when there was a knock on the door and in walks son number two. To say I was surprised is an understatement because I see him usually only at Christmas and one or two occasions during the year, to cut a long story short he's having a few problems so he wanted to use mother as a sounding board.  I didn't mind at all in fact it was so lovely to see him despite being dead on my feet he was well fed and watered and generally waited on hand on foot.  He then asked if he could stay over, yes you've guessed it I had to go back into son number three's room and clear it of all the lounge stuff just so that son number two could actually see the bed never mind sleep in it. I even supplied him with new tooth brush and you should have seen the lovely breakfast I prepared for him the next morning.  Why are we mothers such a walkover when it comes to our sons, or is it just me?

I've been making .....




These squares are for Jill from Emerald cottage, she is asking for squares for the Autism project do pop over if you haven't already and see if you can help out, you can read all about it here.

I'm loving the fitbit just look at this....



mind you I have only managed it twice I didn't realise just how difficult it is to walk 10.000 steps everyday but today I received my marathon badge apparently I have walked 42 kilometers in the past week yay!

I'm going to shut up now so that you can pop round and see what everyone else has been up to this week it's Amy's Five on Friday first anniversary today so do join in. :)


Have a great weekend. xx





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22 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, I think all of us Mum's are pushovers when it comes to our sons, I have been getting up at silly o' clock this week on my half term holiday to transport my sons to work as youngest son's car is off the road. I have sent off some squares to Jill as well, a great cause, but unfortunately forgot to photograph them before posting them off. xx

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  2. My daughter's old room was full of stuff from THREE downstairs rooms when we were renovating recently. I don't know how we would have managed without somewhere to put everything. But I'm really glad she didn't pop home to see it. I think she has fond memories and imagines her room as ready and waiting for her if she ever needed it. I'm slowly clearing it back to normal now. When we know she is visiting, I pull out all the stops and make it really comfortable....but not too comfortable that she wants to move back in. BAD MOTHER!

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  3. Well done on your badge! I'm sure you'll be clocking up more steps when the sun comes out and it's warmer. Good luck with the decorating. :-)

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  4. Mothers and sons. I think it is the same world over. But that's a true testament to you as a mother that he came back for advice/fir you to listen.

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  5. I admire your crocheting for a good course. Plenty of walking, very good!

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  6. Well done on the steps, it is hard to get to 10,000 in a day. Sounds like an interesting week for you.

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  7. Eee, well done Linda, just marvellous the work you do. Well done on reaching 400 kilometres although I would change it to miles as I haven't a clue about kilometres...eeeee love the sqaures.

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  8. That must have been a real treat to see your son and know that he just needed his mama for a little while. That's the thing about our grown kids, they love us but if we've done our job right, they don't really need us...until they do. I'm delighted when my son pops by too, and he lives in our same town. I see him every few weeks but I miss him in between visits. Your squares are pretty. Happy Friday!

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  9. My mother in law is exactly the same with himself, it is very funny but lovely to see. I don't have boys but I guess I am the same with my girls. Your fit bit is looking good, it is so hard to do the required steps when I do a desk job. Good luck with the decorating. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  10. I was gifted a FitBit from one of our daughters and love seeing how much I actually walk during the day. Mine is a wrist application but I keep it in a pocket to count my steps.
    Good luck with tracking your fitness, visiting from 5 on Friday.

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  11. you are not alone in the walkover mom awards department. How nice that you could be there for him. It really is hard to get to 10,000 steps! Good for you for that number! My son rides a horse for some of his work and the other day he had 30,000 steps...YIKES. To get to my blog you will need to go to Amy's link-up not by clicking on my comment. :)

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  12. A lovely lot of squares. I've managed to make a pile of them this week, at least two every evening. I would donate some, but already committed to a different charity as well as trying to make myself a blanket. Well done with the walking - that's a lot of walking!

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  13. How is it that these things happen! Good to know that your son still wants to come and home and see his Mum though I am sure. Hope that all is OK with him. Well done with your fitbit, glad you are enjoying using it, it is certainly motivational isn't it! Thank you so much for joining in the anniversary of Five On Friday, I really do appreciate it so much! Have a good weekend! xx

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  14. You seem to be making good progress with your decorating. Exhausting work but I'm sure it'll be worth it.
    42 kilometres is very impressive walking - well done.

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  15. You're not a pushover, just a loving Mother. Love your squares, so bright and cheerful.

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  16. Hmmmmm......I'd probably have put him on the "soon to be banished" sofa. Just kidding. How wonderful that your son still comes to you for advice. I'm lucky if a get a phone call once a month.

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  17. Hi Linda! Sons are there to be ruined! I love my watch that tells me how lazy I am! It is hard to do 10000 X steps but the thrill I get when the check it and see that I have is quite ridiculous!! Xx your crochet is so neat X

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  18. Well done on the walking is is hard to walk the required 10,000 steps each day. Good luck with the decorating it is a job that needs doing but not very often enjoyed:)

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  19. Your squares are lovely!! I am not a dedicated mother like you, but I have a daughter not son and she could have shared my room else there is always sofa. I have king size foldable mattress so that comes in handy even when I have many guests. No way, I would have had the energy to clean the bed. But yes, food I could have made:)
    I am also going to get a Fitbit, let's see how terribly I am failing .

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  20. I am a pushover for my boys and spoil them if I can.That is what Mother's are for! I love that he came to talk to you, it shows the wonderful bond you have.
    Hugs and good luck with the makeover.
    Meredith

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  21. We'll never stop spoiling our kids when they come to visit Linda! How nice that your son came home to you to talk out his troubles. I hope things were resolved for him. What a lot of work you've done for the lounge! The prep work is always the most time consuming and the most difficult. Too bad your son didn't time his visit a few hours earlier and he could have helped with the grunt work ;) We just took our daughter back to university town and are relaxing after the long drive there and back. Won't see her till April now when she is finished for good! I'll miss having the little road trips up there, makes a nice chat time with my husband on the drive home :)
    Wendy

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  22. I can definitely associate with what you are saying - I'm just re- organising for the umpteenth time, the "spare" bedroom (which became daughters for around 4 yrs when she moved back - now moved out again) - have my Dad coming to stay with us for about 4 or 5 wks inbetween moving to a new place.
    And I have a fitbit as well - love it! I had one like yours which eventually died - this time I bouoght one that I wear on my wrist & agree with just how hard it is some days to make those 10000 steps!!!

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