Pumpkin's positive post: He's Moving In... and other stories
March 1, 2016 9:54am CST
D and I have been doing a lot of talking just lately. Talking about grown-up things. Well, he does most of the talking when it comes to grown-up things! We have got a lot of things done as well. He's very organised, and I am not. Together, we make a great team! So we've made a start on sorting some things, and I have done some studying. One of the things we talked about was us living together. We'd thought about different options, and we'd looked at a few places for rent. We then, and I'm not quite sure how, ended up deciding that he'd just move in here with me and the boys. It had been an option but, because he's disabled and there are two flights of stairs to get in, we had decided against it. However, he's said he will try to manage and his physical health might even improve between that and me feeding him properly! D stayed over last night as he knew I was feeling down (for a couple of reasons). He usually comes over for dinner on a Monday anyway but it was nice that he stayed. The boys seemed to just take it like it was natural. Midi even offered to help in the kitchen when he saw D busy in there! We have spent a lot of time today talking about what needs to be done in the flat, and about furniture and other such things. So we are going to try and get all the little jobs (and big jobs) done. Once the main things are done, D will be moving in. It might take a few months or it might take a year but he will be moving in here. I had an email from school admissions today. It was to tell me which school had offered Mini a place. It is the school Midi currently attends. Although, by the looks of things, Midi won't be there when Mini goes as he's decided to go to a different college. The boys education was one of the things we were considering when looking at other things (like where we wanted to live, how they would get to school, etc.) but now we know where Mini is going, and Midi seems to have decided, that makes things a little easier. D moving in here also helps a lot as it's one less hassle, it means only one person moving instead of four, and, of course, it means not having the usual worries of moving to a new area (whether the neighbours are OK, what kind of neighbourhood, etc.) I have decided to quit with the agency. This is a good thing. I need a break from it anyway. It will give me the time I need to complete my degree, work on my writing portfolio, and work online. It also means not having to be so reliant on a car all the time. I have also given up my gym membership. While exercise is a great thing, I couldn't justify spending such a large amount every month. I'll be getting plenty of exercise in other ways, especially if I have more time to go for walks and things. I did say that I might, once we're settled and can afford it, get myself a bike. I enjoy cycling, it's good exercise, and it's also useful transport. So saving money that way is a good thing. Last, but not least, I am going to see Midi at his awards thing. He's been short-listed (along with three other group members) for a local award for 'outstanding contribution to youth theatre'. It is, if I recall correctly, the third time he's been nominated. He's not yet won so fingers, toes, etc. crossed for him tonight. Then it's off to get Mini to Cubs. I might take him on the bus but then take a walk home and back. Mainly because the buses don't run often enough for me to go back and forth on them, and there is not much I can do around where Cubs HQ is. There are pubs but I don't know any of them. I don't know if I've ever been in any of them. Not that I'd want to sit in a pub on my own for 2 hours! I'd usually get on with study while he's at Cubs but I will only, quite literally, have time to get home and turn around before I need to head back again. The exercise and fresh air will do me good. I have someone coming out to look at the car tomorrow. While I have some pretty awful luck with cars, I do want to try and stay positive and hope that it's just a case of changing a fuse or replace a wire or something. I think that's all for now. I'm going to have another cup of tea (I'll look like one with the amount of tea I've drank today). D bought me a Creme Egg (it's standard 'make Pumpkin better' medicine) because that' what he has started to do when I'm down. He said I have to eat it but I've eaten enough naughty things today so I'll save my Creme Egg for tomorrow. Have I mentioned how wonderful D is, and how luck I am? :) OK, I really am going now. TTFN
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1 Mar 16
:) I didn't have another tea. I forgot that I was going to! Midi didn't win the award but there were some lovely comments about why he was nominated. Also comments about his drama teacher feeling old as I used to be in the same groups.