This morning we are heading into town... Griffin is attending a friend's birthday party in Hamilton. We will drop him off then do our own thing till it's time to pick him up again.
At some point we will have to do a grocery shop. Maybe this afternoon I will do it and then the family can help put it all away.
The weather is supposed to pack it in and be wet, so we might not get the one job done outside that's on me list.
I want to move the maple tree that's outside the kitchen window, to over in the dog's area. It will provide summer shade for them, AND stop the neighbours little kids from sitting on the back brick fence over by the dogs. They sit on the brick wall and dangle and wave their feet at the dogs and I am scared stiff Tallulah will bite them in frustration.
They are teasing her a lot. I've asked them to stop, but hey, they are kids! Since when do kids do as they are told? Well, these ones don't, that's for sure.
I don't want to complain to their parents and end up off-side with our neighbours. So maybe putting the tree right in front of the brick fence will stop them? I hope so anyway.
4.52: And we have been out and come home again.
Griffin had a nice time with his mates at 'Jump' and McDonald's.
Stew, Brylee, Keera and I went and bought this:
ABOVE: The beach shelter was just too big! Heather: we had the same idea *smiles*
We had a lovely lunch at Chartwell Square, then Griffin met up with us and we went home.
My upper back, between my shoulder blades started to hurt while we were out, so I went to bed with some hot wheat packs.
Woke up around 4 and went to see what Stew had been up to:
ABOVE: I was in time to see him wrestling with the maple tree... but eventually he and Griffin managed to move it into it's new position.
ABOVE: We realise now that it probably won't stop the neighbour's kids from harassing the dogs.
It's a work in progress. I will find a way, hopefully before they get bitten.
Twice in the past couple of years, my back has gone into spasm, OH MY GOD so painful!
Did it again just before... but this time, unlike the last two times, in a totally different area of my back.
I can't move or even breath without pain. It's so frustrating! And I have no idea WHY it's happened.
Luckily, I have a couple of Tramadol left over from the last time. I've taken one and now await the relief.
Thank goodness for drugs! The tramadol has been working for several hours now. Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow and the pain will be gone. I live in hope.
Time to call it a day. Stew did well today, he's such a hard worker. I did bugger all and feel stink about that, but back pain cannot be ignored.