Just popping in to say…

  • Ma SIL had her first cataract surgery yesterday.
  • She was home by 11.30am – astonishing.
  • She’s doing fine, thankfully.
  • The Boy has a cough, so his surgery, due tomorrow, is being postponed.
  • I was awake with him at 5.15am this morning because of his cough.
  • I’m grateful to him because I noticed an email from the OU.
  • I now have an honours degree in Modern Languages.
  • I can’t believe it.
  • Thank you to everyone who has helped, supported and cheerleaded me      through this journey.  Especially The Husband…he’s my rock.

34 Responses to Just popping in to say…

  1. KC says:

    Well, except for the Boy’s cough, of course.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you so much…I’m thrilled.
      He’s fine, apart from the cough, it’s not slowing him down, and he’s rebooked for January. Not too long to wait.

  2. Jane G says:

    Congratulations, you deserve it after all that hard work.
    Hope the Boy gets better soon, and Ma continues her good recovery

  3. Jenny says:

    Congratulations, you must be so proud! What a wonderful early christmas present xxxx

  4. Vicki Kate says:

    Congrats on your degree and I’m sorry Boys op has to be postponed- I can’t imagine how that plays on your mind.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It’s crazy making…but it’ll be worth it if it works. And we only have to wait another month so we can enjoy Christmas. Thank you for the congrats…I’m so happy to have achieved this.

  5. sewbusylizzy says:

    Congratulations! It’s always fantastic to have a little ray of sunshine in yor life when things seem v.tough. Hope it all continues to go as smoothly.

  6. Melinda Jackson says:

    Congratulations on your degree success! The result of much hard work, I know. Any further ideas what to do next? I too got Mod Langs (French and Italian) long long ago in 1973, so was a teacher for a while. Then I found much better things to do.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I couldn’t be a teacher…I’d be locking the little darlings in the book cupboard and sloping off to drink coffee. I think that might be frowned upon! No?

      My original plan when I started this was to escape to France…then I met my husband and all plans changed. So for now I think I’m going to spend next year working on improving my French (which is fine as long as I’ve got 23 reference sources to help me write and is shocking if I’m trying to have a conversation). I need to get it fixed in my head.

      One day, though, we all hope to live there…fingers crossed.

      • Melinda Jackson says:

        Yes, we had plans to live in France at one time, so I hope it happens for you. We had planned to rent in Laval or Rennes in North West France. I’m still reasonably fluent in French, but it always takes a few days to “get my ear in” again on each trip.

        • Pendle Stitches says:

          I’d settle for a holiday home…but that’s a few years off yet! I love Normandy, Picardy and, of course, Val de Loire! fingers crossed!

  7. Congratulations, Evie! You did it! I am so happy for you…now you can officially start a French blog no excuses anymore…or at least take a trip to your favorite French-speaking country. Hope your son gets well soon.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Merci beaucoup!

      Your help was so invaluable, I’m so very grateful. I can’t believe I did it!

      I’m already planning the next trip to Paris…hopefully in the spring…with the children for their first visit.

      He’s on the mend I think. Just a bit tired now.

  8. Roxyrana says:

    Woo Hoo !!! Well done Evie !!! …doing a happy dance for you !! xxxx.

    Linda ..x.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you so much. I did contemplate waking The Husband at 5.15 to let him know…but thought he might not appreciate it! xx

  9. K-Line says:

    Wow – no shortage of interesting things in your life! Congrats on your degree!

  10. Congrats to you on your well deserved degree – my, haven´t you got a lot on your hands though!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you…I’m so thrilled to have done this.
      It is a bit busy here…there’s loads going on…I feel the need for a duvet, a movie and a large box of choccies! Maybe next week.

  11. janet clare says:

    hooray! congratulations- I can only say that in English, how many languages can you say it in!!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Arguably four, although I’d have to check on the Italian and Russian because it’s been so very long and I only did the absolute beginners lessons.
      Does that sound terribly showy offy? It’s not as grand as it sounds…I’m only just fluent in English, never mind the others! 😉

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  13. Sue Taylor says:

    Wow, well done and lots of congratulations!!!!! Hope Boy is better very soon xx

  14. Yayayayayayay. Honours. Modern Languages. Wow I am so impressed. Lovely and congratulations my dear.

    Fingers crossed your wee fella gets better soon and surgery goes fine. Fingers crossed for everything :o))

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you…it’s still sinking in!
      He’s doing much better, thank you…and the surgery is rebooked for January.

  15. MsStitcher says:

    Oh god what a couple of days. I have been so wrapped up trying to get better,
    Glad MaSIL is OK and home and OK.
    Is The Boy’s surgery likely to be after Christmas now? That may not be a bad thing.
    Finally, Very Well Done on the degree!!!! YAY! That must be such a relief to get that through. I got my marks for the exam through this week and realised that with that I have exactly half the amount of points needed for the degree, I can only imagine the emotions that you are going through. Can’t wait to catch up next week xxxxx

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