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It’s always nice to have help

Like, it’s wonderful that the girls and indeed the boy, are going to organise marvellous special things for Barney’s party and all I have to do is make sure everything’s booked and arranged.

Only it’s funny that I’ve spent nearly the whole evening on the phone to assorted children and then searching my files for old and large and, well, difficult to find photos of Barney* and also making lists of phone numbers for them.  I really need to get on the phone on my own account to organise a collection at the pub for him – whenever it’s anyone else’s birthday, it’s always him who does that – so where is he???  Oh – well he can’t exactly do his own can he 😦

And to be honest, it’s going to seem a bit weird if I do it.  So I need to pick a good organiser who can do it for me.  Delegate in fact.

Found her!!!  I knew someone would do it for me 🙂

winter waters

winter waters

Time between one appointment and the shopping to lean over the bridge and admire the river 🙂

Got to go now – check out the party venue and visit the butcher and the brewery 🙂

Have fun all 🙂

Incidentally, I know we are rushing precipitously towards a recession but I hadn’t realised it was this bad.**

*This is such a distracting thing to do!  I found photos of holidays from long ago, photos of the children, photos of himself and even photos of me (there aren’t many of those these days – next time we go away, he must take his camera too – I may not be beautiful but I am there!).  And photos taken by my father years and years ago.  Of course the photos I was looking for were buried at the bottoms of many boxes and in the middles of albums and in envelopes and all over the place.

**I feel like instantly ringing up Great Grandad and asking if he’s got his woolies from Iceland yet 🙂

January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. I wonder if you HAVE to be a pensioner to receive woolies? Or just bl**dy freezing? I could really really do with some warm socks.

    I think you have to move to Hull ziggi 😦 And I bet it’s even colder up there.

    Comment by ziggi | January 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. Awwwww…..what a kindly thing to do.

    Good grief those numbers were frightening. Sent two shipments more, I say!

    Delegate, delegate, delegate!
    Lemme know how that works for you–cuz I personally suck at delegating.

    LOL 🙂 Mel I suspect that if you wanted to delegate you’d do it very effectively. Myself, I’m struggling to stop all the plans from unraveling before my very eyes. There’s a certain amount of what Fran calls ‘micro management’ coming from one who delegated the whole party (except the beer organising), to me.
    And there’s at least three people who didn’t even get an invite even though they were on my list and I don’t know how that happened!
    Didn’t happen?

    Comment by Mel | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. it will all sort itself out in the end. . . (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!)

    part of the fun is supposed to be the organisation, isn’t it? (I hope!)

    I always think it’s shocking when we learn that sort of news/statistic, and when I see adverts on tv for Great Ormond Street needing funds. . . I hope the woolies got to those who needed them (what lovely generous Icelandic people)

    X

    Amazing people I! On the other hand slightly alarming to think that suddenly we are being seen as needy whenfor so long we’ve thought of ourselves as providers for the poorer nations! Oh well. Pride obviously comes before woollies 🙂
    Anyway, the party planning is warming up thank heavens and we seem to have more stuff organised than I thought!

    Comment by I, Like The View | January 28, 2009 | Reply


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