Sunday, 28 October 2012
Well yesterday was pretty hectic, fun, but hectic. The homestart center I work for had a party for all the volunteers and their families. Usually when I go to thier events I'm working as well so don't get to really enjoy it so was lovely to just be there with the kids and play :) It was a halloween party so kids could dress up if they wanted. Cameron went as his usual knight (normal dress just has a sword and shield lol) but Caitlin wanted to be a princess :) She was originally going to be sleeping beauty which she has but a little big for her, good old Nanny came to the rescue though. Caitlin was poorly again Friday night (no idea whats going on there) so Nanny bought her a Belle dress to cheer her up. It fitted perfectly and looked great with her little tiara I got from Primark :)
Friday, 26 October 2012
YEY! Its finally cyber crop day :) There are 3 classes and a challenge today starting at 10am, but before I can start scrapping I've got to do this
Thursday, 25 October 2012
How did that come about so quick?! Half term means the end of October, and that means I should have finished the October section of my Christmas 'to do' organiser. Yeah I really, really havent lol. See now a sensible person would say 'hmm, maybe I've bitten off more than I can chew here, maybe I should look at what I can cut down?' While I say 'Oh that swap looks fun on UKS, I can add that, OH and the Cyber crop is next week! Yeah I can add that too, and batch cooking soups for Mark and the kids? Easy peasy' Yeah, see I'm not a sensible person. Not one little bit :p I probably should cut down on doing layouts in favour of Christmas crafting, but with the cyber crop starting tomorrow theres seriously no chance of that happening lol. I've got the day to myself tomorrow as Marks off to the Top Gear show with my dad :) Hes feeling better but still ont 100% but I know my dad will take care of him and they sit down watching the cars most of the time so he should be ok. Planning on getting the painting done but might slip some scrapping in there too ;) Last two layouts until the crop. Got to cut letters tonight for bunting so thats going to take an age!!!! These photos are from Turkey, while Nanny and I would enjoy an adult cocktail the kids were very entertained by these ones which changed their tongues lol. I think it was just food colouring tbh and keep meaning to do it at home but never got around to it, maybe I should add it to the list :p
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Well all that 'get up and go' I had at the start of the week has well and truly got up and gone lol. Didnt get much done yesterday but that was mainly through checking on Mark regularly. Hes a bit more with it today, still no energy but not as sleepy iykwim. Hes quite happy curled up on the couch watching TV so hopefully will do better today. That said I just can't be bothered! Its cold and very grey outside and its really just the weather I want to curl up with a good book lol. The ironing pile is shouting at me though so better get that done *sigh* First though more layouts :) This is from Thomas land this year. probably the last time we'llbe going really as think the kids are too grown up for it now. Hopefully legoland next year. :) The stickers in the corner of the photo I actually bought when we where there, then put under my seat in the car so cameron couldn't see them. I completly forgot they were there until I gutted the car a few weeks ago and found them lol
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Well got a call yesterday saying Marks kidney scan came back ok so there were sending him home. TBH was a bit surprised as Nurse originally said would be a minimum of 48 hours but suppose beds are like gold dust. His temp was up and down in the night so keeping a close eye. He keeps complaining about me taking his tempreture, swear hes a worse patient than the kids! lol. Hes still on strong antibiotics but they're oral rather than IV, but seriously look at the size of them!!!
Monday, 22 October 2012
Well I did sit down intending to write this blog at 9:30 this morning, its now nearly 12 lol. Whenever something bad happens I either clean or cook. Now the freezer is stuffed so cookings out so have busied myself tidying. Think I mentioned before about the bedroom being a bomb site so I've gutted that :) Got a bin bag of scrap papers and magazines from my stash, bags of clothes for the charity shop and a box of toys for Argos and their trade in scheme. :) Really pleased its looking more organised now. Still have lots of things needing homes when we finish re-organising but feel like much less of a chav now lol. Last night I couldnt really tidy up much as the kids were in our bed so didn't want to wake them, so spent the time focusing on using up scraps instead :) I can't find anywhere for the big box of scraps so trying to use as much as possible and maybe fit it into a bag instead :s So did some really simple layouts but I like them :) This is Caitlin on the swing at my neice Evies birthday last year. God seems ages ago now as so much has happened! The large flower in the top corner was from my Christmas box swap, I think it goes perfect with the bright colours. The green semi circle with the blue gems was a leftover chipboard hoop part from another layout. I inked it green an added the gems, good way to use up all the teeny ones. lol
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Well so much for my productive day! Mark had a sore stomach last night and hurt when he went for a pee, so put it down to a simple urine infection and added cranberry juice to the shopping list. Then this morning he shouts me from the bathroom, blood everywhere! Phoned the 8-8 clinic and answered a billion questions to be told a dr will ring us back within 20 minutes but then Mark has a fever fit so I decide sod it we're going to A&E. Turned out he has a very bad infection which was on the verge of turning septic. Hes got to stay in for a few days to have antibiotics through an IV but other than that will hopefully be ok :) Was So proud of the kids though, we were there from 9 until 2:30 and they were so well behaved. Even the nurses commented on it. They were fasinated when Mark had his canular put in, and when they did the ecg and other tests. I think its a good idea to let them see it really as then its not a big scary issue if they need anything done themselves. Well thats the idea anyway lol. I did plan on photographing the layouts I've done today but didn't work out that way so thought I'd share these :) My little snowman soups to go in the girls Christmas boxes. I haven't made the tags for them yet but the punch is in the garage and its raining so there it will stay for a bit. :)
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Today has been one of those lovely relaxed days. Well it was for Mark and the kids I've worked my ass off lol, but enjoyed doing it, :) A few days ago I got this book in the post, it was from the decorated notebook swap on UKS and is perfect for all my Christmas planning. So last night I sat down and made loooooots of lists; gifts I've bought, gifts I still need to buy, food lists, to do lists for the house, crafting lists, the lot. Took a lot longer than I thought lol. Once all that was done I made a weekly planner in the back of the book with what needed to be done each week, shocked me how little time is left!
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Ok I know its usually 'whats on your workdesk Wednesday' but I forgot yesterday lol. Look I'm actually scrapping! Theres a cyber crop next week on UKS (yey!) and one of the pre-crop challenges is to do one of the classes from previous years so all the old classes have been put up. Admittedly i seriously don't have time for layouts as my Christmas crafts are rapidly piling up but to hell with it I also have a huge pile of photos to use up too lol.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Ok well Caitlin went back to school again today :) Hopefully she'll manage a full week this time! Thanks for all the get well soon messages for her :) She seems to be a lot better even with just the second day of antibiotics. Finished her dinner tonight for the first time in ages and even asked for seconds, thought it would be pushing her stomach a bit so I said no but at least it shows her appitite is coming back. Well made that 'to do' list last night and no its not really possible lol. Between illness' and decorating loads the general housework has seriously gone to pot. The ironing basket is overflowing and mine and Marks bedroom looks like a tip lol. We had a leak in the garage a few weeks back which is where we were keeping the kids christmas gifts; obviously couldnt with the rain so I pulled everything out of the bottom of our wardrobe and put it them in there. Unfortunatly everything that was in the wardrobe before, my craft stuff, paperwork etc, is still all over our bedroom. So, while I had planned to decorate more I think this week is seriously going to be more about catching up on cleaning. Ive also got to start planning my Christmas crafting as this month is speeding by! I recently did a handmade christmas decoration swap on uks and got some great decorations out of it :)
Monday, 15 October 2012
Well we're no into week three of caitlin vomiting on and off so off to the dr we went. Found out she has an ear infection and very enlarged tonsils! She hasnt complained at all! Have antibiotics now so hopefully that will get rid of everything once and for all. Other than that had a nice weekend :) My Dad and Mark watched the kids Saturday for us so me, my mum and sister could go Christmas shopping. Except for a couple little bits I am now DONE! Ok so I've said that before but serious now lol. Need to get something for my youngest niece and the traditional tree decorations I get them each year but thats not much :) Can't belive how quick this month is going! I've took on a few more hours at 'work', nothing big just another family and teaching a scrapbooking class at the center. The latter is great as Mark can come along so I don't need to worry about canceling if he has a bad day. The living room is coming on great. Painting is pretty much done, just need another coat on the stairs and then its just the radiator cover and couch to be delivered and put in. Im SO excited about the radiator cover as will mean I have a kinda mantle place to decorate at christmas. Would be nicer to have a fireplace yeah but better than nothing. lol. Will need new curtains and a new rug at later date but thats not going to be this side of Christmas anyway. Gives me something to shop for in the sale :) When it comes to crafting I've done nothing. Keep meaning to and during the day I look forward to the kids going to bed so I can sit and do some layouts but by the time bedtime comes all motiviation leaves me. In fact I'm sitting next to my mums bunting at the moment. Started it ages ago and not touched it since, really need to get it done as got lots of projects withe the Christmas deadline. I have done some swaps though :) This was what I recived in the christmas box swap, isnt it pretty!
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Look she can smile! lol. After the palava trying to get her to smile at her photo I asked her to do one at home. I think she was surprised how upset I was when she didn't smile before so bless her she grinned her heart out. :) Think I prefer this to her school photo anyway.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Well this morning didnt quite go as I'd hoped :( Was school picture day, was so looking forward to it as obviously its Caitlins first school photo. While shes been poorly again seemed fine this morning and was very eager to be going back to school and seeing her friends. So got her all dressed, did her hair nice and lookign very pretty put her coat on.........only for breakfast to make a reappearance :( Got to love Cameron though, I'm holding a still vomiting Caitlin over the sink, Marks cleaning the floor and Cameron pipes up 'What do you think Mummy? Should she go to school or stay home?' hmmm I'm thinking home somehow! Poor Caitlin though burst into tears, she really wanted to go back to school. Felt so guilty but what could I do?! Decided to take her into to get her photo taken and then bring her right home. So took her in, and she flat out refused to smile. Begged, bribed, none of it, so won't be getting her photo after all. Was devistated. Going to try and get some photos of her at home but its not the same. Well just to prove to myself she CAN smile in photos thought I'd share this layout I did for our sketch challenge this month. Was a simple one as haven't done a layout in a while. Love these photos of Caitlin opening her birthday pressies this year, she showed SUCH expression.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Over on UKS I ran a 'Handmade Christmas decoration swap'. There were some beautiful decorations made which I'll share tomorrow but I've been asked to show how I made mine, A christmas tree from ribbon. :) Now I admit I didnt make this up myself. I saw a picture on pintrest and while I didnt 'pin' it I could remember what it looked like so just made it how I would imagine it to be done. No idea if this is how the original person made it but pleased with the results anyway :) This is what you will need: Some ribbon, Some beads, Thread, Needle Thats it! Not much really lol.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Well I have two poorly kids home today. Caitlin was up most of the night being sick bless her so just let her sleep this morning while I got Cam up and ready for school. After 2 breakfasts, asking for a 3rd and then finding out Caitlin had the day off due to a poorly tummy Cameron started complaining his hurt. Yeah nice try I thought and took him into school. Got a call 2 hours later to pick up a very grey looking Cam :( So they've both spent the day on the couch watching TV. Not sure if Cam has the same thing Caitlin did though as hes not been sick. got a temp and complaining his joints ache, while Caitlin except from throwing up looks and acts perfectly fine. :S Keeping an eye on them both though. Well with them home my 'to do' list has gone to pot lol. Was supposed to be going shopping and town but thats obviously out, also had some crafting jobs to do but those are out too. Basically spent the day cleaning and a bit more painting. The day isnt complete these days until I've painted something lol. Moving into the living room now though which is exciting to me :) The kitchen and the hall were just repaints in the same colour iywkim, while the livingroom we're completly re-doing and wallpapering too so looks different :) Hoping kids are better tomorrow, or at least well enough to be dragged up town as have no milk, bread or washing powder left lol
Monday, 1 October 2012
Well this morning was a bit of a rush lol, sleep was difficuilt to come by over the weekend, friday night I struggled to sleep as with Cameron and Mark gone the house just felt too quiet, Caitlin shared my bed and snores like a hippo, plus someone thought 3am was a great time to set off a load of fireworks! Saturday night I put kids to sleep in their beds, couldnt get to sleep myself to moved them in with me :) Ok not really the best thing to do but they were fine and I slept a bit better.......untill a car alarm in the next street kept going off. This went on for about an hour, Cam woke up bless him and half asleep asked 'What do we do now Mummy the smoke alarm is going off!' the police eventually showed up then a screaming match broke out. So last night everyone was home, no fireworks, no alarms, and everyone must have needed it because we all slept in! School starts at 9, 8:30 we woke up, lol. Amazed we got to school on time. Love this picture I took of them in my bed. how peaceful do they look :)