Monday, 24 September 2007
Ups and downs
If only I'd have looked into my crystal ball ... I would have realised that the return to school had been a bit too easy. That we were slipping quite effortlessly into the routine and coping well with the early morning starts. If only I'd looked into that ball, I might have forseen that things were bound to go pear shape at some stage!
Well it happened this weekend. The girls had parties and shopping trips organised - we were, as usual, the acting taxi service, the catering corps and cashpoints. What more could a girl want? Well a 48 hour running battle with your sister would be good! It started on Friday night and ended at some point yesterday early evening, at some unknown time the girls had declared a truce and were able to spend some time together without a return to battle! I'm putting it down to being tired and the return of homework but this crystal ball predicts lots of early nights for the near future (take note girls if you're reading this!).
Also, sorry puss for not realising that you weren't just putting on weight in the old jowl area and that middle age spread was for some reason spreading to your face. That chubby little cheek look was in fact an abscess - sorry! Thanks M for doing the emergency dash to the vets! (No I couldn't find any pretty photos of that!)
I was determined to slip away for an hour's peace yesterday, and was very glad I did. Look what I found at the car boot. These gorgeous china cups and saucers were 50p each! A summer's garden on my shelves to make me smile! Aren't they pretty?
If my crystal ball had told me a few months ago that I'd be enjoying my own blog and making my cosies etc to order I would not have believed it! I got another order last week for 7 cosies and a dozen pompoms! I've managed to cut 5 metres of fabric into strips this weekend (very good for venting any frustration) and have remembered to get the plasters in this time to protect my thumbs! So I'm going to be a busy girl for the next couple of weeks. Apologies if I'm not able to catch up with all your blogs as regularly as I would like to do.
Something that constantly surprises me is the kindness of bloggers. Niki from Nostalgia at the Stone House, spotted my green eiderdown in an earlier post and contacted me to ask if I would like a matching vintage bedspread that she didn't want anymore! It arrived this weekend and is beautiful! Thank you Niki - it was so unexpected and lovely! My bed seems to be gathering layers weekly although I think I'm more "mummy and the mountain" than "Princess and the Pea"!
Thanks to Louise at Beachyscapecodcupboard for nominating me for a "You Lift me up" Award (perhaps I shouldn't have spent the first half of this post moaning !). This was another wonderful surprise. Instead of nominating anybody in particular I think it's only fair to share this with all of you because I think we all lift each other's spirits.
Right I better get back to my ragging. Now the house is calm and quiet, I'm looking forward to the girls coming back from school ... ding, ding Round Two ...