Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Second day of the holidays


I went to bed last night around 2230hrs which is very unusual for me but had an achey back which was much helped by my chiropractor this morning. I was up early so back in good time for Smudge's walk. It was cold though and she wasn't too keen
"she can't get me in here"    

The only way she would come out was when she realised J was going to walk too!!! I continued with relaxing with Smudge on my knee and catching up on emails. I put the breadmaker on for some dough to make pizza later. I am getting great use out of that wonderful gift from my Brother and SIL. Thinking of them just noticed an email saying they had a great helicopter ride from Vegas to Grand Canyon and champagne breakfast at the Colorado river. Don't they look so well, a luxurious Winter break away without the kids.


Anyway J got busy and finished painting the dining area as the wallpaper came off very smoothly last night.I can highly recommend Laura Ashley for its 20yr durability and easy removal.
My car is back without a scratch in site, took a little longer than expected due to the drying process. in 6 weeks I will get my new little ka and back goes the honda jazz.Down sizing now i dont have tiny kids to pop in and out the back as they can now all put on their own seatbelts.Now for a quiet evening in and must get back to my patchwork as J is moaning about it sitting since September and he wants it finished and on the wall!!!I have months of applique left then piecing it together then quilting............

Monday, 30 January 2012

First day of the holidays

Carless and housebound so a good time to do some decluttering and spring cleaning. Smudge doesent like all the attention away from her.First of all I moved a chest from my large spare room to the small room then I emptied everything on the bed. I moved the desk top puter to my desk. I hope to get rid of the dressing table and get a more practical cupboard for all my crafts. Thinking the dressing table may suit Lucy if Leanne feels it will fit in as it is very girlie.meanwhile downstairs J removes the wallpaper from the dining area as opting for a green paint, a dark olive on one wall which the dresser is on and the wheatgrass to match the living area opposite. Time out for bolognaise and after some grocery shopping and maybe a visit to homebase for green paint. leanne and jeffrey are probably on their helicopter flight about now somewhere between Vegas and the Grand Canyon


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Miserable day


As we were reminded in church this morning it maybe a miserable day but it is one the Lord has made. We are all so busy in our lives and constantly trying to find another fun thing to do, or more crafts to try in my case!!!Why can't we just be content this Sunday, after all the rain doesn't stop us going to church or studying our Bible or family time at home.These things would all make a better start to our week. Whatever you have planned for today, may God bless you and help you find contentment in him

Saturday, 28 January 2012

This picture is from our trip to the lake district last year and quite excited to be taking Smudge on holiday this year again for a week in Wales and then onto south of England for another week