If we were having coffee – Family time

Organised by Diana (Part Time Monster).
Organised by Diana (Part Time Monster).

IMG_0987If we were having coffee I would start by catching up on your news because, though it’s only been a week, it feels much longer. I had a number of fun-packed days over the half-term break. My brother came for a visit and we caused more trouble than usual! It’s always great to see him, and I enjoy our banter; the insults, the sibling rivalry, the mile-a-minute chatter which he excels at. Seriously if you thought I could talk, Andrew holds the record! He’s been training hard over the last few months and it was good for him to have a break – I should have used him as a classical example of impish behaviour during my A to Z post yesterday!

The visit went far too quickly and I find myself missing him more than usual. Still, I have a dozen questions for my next Morgan and Fairchild book so it’s an excuse to phone him every five minutes and ask his advice! Not that I need an excuse but I’m not great at phoning people. Are you? I get lost in my own little world, so sometimes, if you’re not right in front of me, I forget to text or phone for weeks at a time.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I did something drastic today – I had all my hair cut off. It was getting really long, and incredibly boring so I booked an appointment for a new style. ‘Do something drastic’ I told my hairdresser and she certainly did! It won’t surprise you that I’m impulsive by nature, and this was one of the times when it paid off – at least for me. I like it, which is good because there’s no going back!

Photo 25-12-2012 13 58 46I would tell you that my daughter is sixteen next week, which is kind of a shock because it feels like only yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital. She was almost born on my birthday, but she came into the world a few hours shy, and so she gets her own day! We are having a joint celebration, or so she tells me (she’s thoughtful like that). We’re staying in a swanky hotel overnight, getting pampered in the spa, and having a girly weekend. It was her choice, and we’re both looking forward to it.

It means I won’t be around next weekend, so I’ll have to skip coffee. I’ll try to check in with everybody, while I’m lounging by the pool, or having a pedicure, or between sips of champagne (bucks fizz for my little chickadee).

If we were having coffee, I’ll wish you a happy, happy week, and then I would dash over to Diana’s place to show off my new hairstyle!

Until next time.


39 responses to “If we were having coffee – Family time”

  1. Oh, I want to see the new haircut!

    And I’m so glad you got to have fun with your brother and will get to have a weekend with your daughter. 🙂

  2. I’m glad to hear you had a good time with your brother, and excited to know work is underway on more Morgan and Fairchild stories 🙂

    I hope you and your daughter both have a lovely weekend and enjoy getting spoiled!

  3. Glad you enjoyed time with your brother. I need to remember to call people more often also. Happy early birthday to you and your daughter. I hope you both have a wonderful time being pampered. Enjoy the time spent together. 🙂 See ya for coffee in a couple of weeks!

  4. An early happy birthday! Hope your girls-weekend-out is great! And you need to post a post-haircut photo 🙂 Or is that too many uses of “post” for one sentence?

    • Thanks, Trent 🙂 I never thought of a post-haircut photo post, I’ll certainly do that! I was going to go for a trifecta (although the words doesn’t technically apply!) and add another post, but I thought it was over-egging it a bit! 😀

  5. Sounds action-packed, Melissa! Your brother is in the military? I know they’re always working our guys physically–probably the same with his group. Daughters get better and better as they grown up. I hope you two have fun!

  6. Happy birthday! It sounded busy in a great way for you this week. Tell us all about it when you return.

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your brother, it must be really nice to have that closeness and bond with him! Happy birthday to your daughter, and way to go on the drastic hair cut change up. I’m feeling that itch myself the last few weeks, and I just might have to do something about it. Can’t wait to see photos. Enjoy your time at the hotel, and see you when you get back. Thanks for the coffee. Paula

  8. I had to laugh when you told me your daughter was almost born on your birthday – so was my son with me! He got his own day by 17 minutes… the nurse had to change all the papers/forms because she’d filled them out believing he wouldn’t be born that fast! (one hour of “hard” labour)

    • lol – your son sure knows how to make an entrance, and talk about cutting it fine! I had a few hours to spare, but strangely, the midwife predicted it would be after midnight. She didn’t fill in any papers though – I guess she wasn’t a gambling kind of woman!

  9. I’m glad you enjoyed the visit with your brother, and the joint birthday celebration sounds like fun! And you have me so, so curious about the new ‘do 🙂

    • Thanks, Janna 🙂 The birthday celebrations were great. I really enjoyed the time away with my daughter. She’s growing up so fast. My ‘do’ is pretty extreme for me – a little shorter than yours in your gravatar pic 🙂 When I get round to it I’m going to update my own profile.

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