I promise I WAS smiling Yesterday as we have finally come to half term. I didn't get home until almost 10pm though as we had a music evening , which was WONDERFUL. We have such talented pupils.
So it is now Saturday morning and I managed to get a lay in ( Yayyy) .
I do have loads to do and catch up on - New bathroom installed on Monday. Gp and dentist appointments ( all boring) . Clearing the garden ready for spring ( I don't do winter gardening :) ). And......... the long awaited ATDML retreat next Friday ...Heaven .
Annie answered some questions and suggested that we also do the same . So here you go:
TIME: 9.50 am Saturday morning.
LOCATION: I'm sat at my PC in my craft/dining room.
FEELING: Relaxed and stress free as I am on the first day of half term. ( It won't last as I am sure the bathroom being out of action for a few days will stress me - we only have one bath room and there are 5 of us!)
LOVING: Some peace and quite.
READING: Still reading "the husbands secret" which I might actually get time to finish this week without falling asleep after 2 pages :)
DRINKING: My first cup of coffee ( which has gone cold so i need a top up ) I will open a bottle of wine this evening as I don't cook on a Saturday ( we have Chinese ).
ANTICIPATING: Definitely ATDML retreat - I need to get my stash sorted and packed.
LISTENING TO: My play list on iTunes ( especially when hubby is watching sport on TV )
WATCHING: Hemlock Grove/ the walking dead? the black list is back on Friday
PLANNING: To tidy and clean - ha ha its never ending. Hubby wants to go out on Sunday so looking for somewhere nice to go.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Spring - I know autumn is pretty but there are too many bugs at school and they can't seem to get the heating right - I hate dark days So definitely Spring .
CREATING: A page or two in my art journal - all new to me so enjoying new products and new ways to use old ones. Tags, Christmas cards ( 100's to do) and mini calenders for work mates( the list gets longer each year!)
NEED TO FINISH: This post and get on with it all ;)
WISHING: Definitely for warm sunny days and that we all get though the Winter bug free.
MAIN GOAL THIS WEEK: Pack :D
If you would like to join in - pop over to Annie's blog for all the details. Have a great week.
We really like fairytale/horror in our house which is weird as I hate horror films.
Hubs and I are almost at the end of season one - season three is about to start soon, so we need to get a move on.
We started watching this one ( it makes me jump a bit though) daughter is already finishing season two ( there are at least 10 seasons)
Half way though this book on my kindle - its funny as a work colleague has just read it too and recommend it to be and i was already reading it.
This was delivered last week. I LOVE nick Sparks and have read everyone of his books . Can wait to start on this one.
Days out ....
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the Globe theater to see this. It was an evening performance and we left straight after school at 4pm and got home at 1.30- I was not that well and I am sure I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have such a bad head cold. It was still a lovely experience.
I have had stuff to smile about - just been so busy!
Last Friday I went to the Globe theater straight after work to see "measure for measure" , we got back at 2am and by then I was full of cold. Its well on the way out now thank goodness.
Today my baby boy is 22. I love him to bits. He is such a sweetie. This photo was taken earlier in the year, the facial hair has gone now. He asks for very little and when he is not doing voluntary work or winding up his sisters, is a joy to have around.
Have a great Week.
if you would like to join in with the smiles, pop over to Annies Blog for the info.
Wow all I can say is Thank heavens for Friday!! Its been a loooong week. Daughters support still not sorted and the SW is on holiday now grrr.
Last weekend I was busy , went out for a meal and then to see "The curious incident of the dog in the night" (very good!). Took daughter to get some new glasses (vision express - not VERY express as they will take three weeks!) .
I plan on doing the minimum this weekend - that means a bit of tidying, cleaning , laundry and lots of crafting!!
Sooooo I was wondering....
Have a great week and if you would like to join in with the smiles.. Pop over to Annie's blog for all the details.
Not the best week really - trying to get back in the swing of things- you know being a house wife, mother, carer and working full time after 6 weeks off. One of my daughters is now without a support worker so can not go to her voluntary work placement - long letter to social worker ...grrr.
Anyway this is a SMILEY post ..so ... IT's FRIDAY !!! one week down :)
Off to see the curious incident of the dog in the night tomorrow.
I shall open a bottle of wine to have with my chips tonight.
A joke ( another bad one)
A man visited the doctor.
" Doctor, I have terrible flatulence, I have it all the time.
"Please undress so I can examine you, " said the doctor picking up a long pole with a brass hook on the end.
"My goodness doctor what are you going to do with that!" yelled the man.
The doctor smiled and said: I’m just going to open the window up there.
To join in the smiles (not the moany bits) , pop over to Annies blog for the details
Cherry tomatoes - getting there- just need some sun.
I survived my first three days back at school - admittedly no naughties in yet so not much work to do.
I could get used to a three day week ;)
A cringe worthy joke:
police officer on traffic duty flags down a car. “Sir, you appear to have 12 penguins in the back of your car.” “That’s right, officer, I do.” “Well that’s ridiculous – take them to the zoo straight away.” “OK officer.” And the car drives off. Next
day, the same policeman in the same spot sees the same car drive past –
with the penguins in the back. He flags him down again. “I thought I told you to take them to the zoo…” “Yes, officer, and it was great – today I’m taking them to the cinema.”
Do Pop over to see Annie and join in with our hop.
Sorry a little photo heavy today- Arriving in London On Weds for the day with one of my work mates and an ex pupil. Thankfully Max is brilliant at reading the tube maps and we travelled all over the place.
First stop was the Shard - Last year we went on the London Eye and while on it decided that the shard would be this year. Even in pouring rain still a fab view from level 69 - Don't be put off by the lifts - they took about 5 seconds to go 33 floors!
Up on level 72 and you are outside!
Next years trip - The gardens in the sky at 20 Fenchurch street ( the walkie talkie)
The view from the ground.
View from the River boat and SUNSHINE at last.
The Thames at sunset.
We popped into Harrods and sampled treats in the food halls. (I picked out a few Christmas presents just in case Hubby wins the lottery ;) )
We bought a treat or two - these sweeties work out at £1.38 each!! I ate them !
So ,still smiling after a lovely day and not over my poor cars MOT at over £500 eeek.
Okay - if you are of a delicate disposition , look away now.
I posted this on Face book yesterday ..
ha ha - Have a great week!
To join in with the Friday Smiles, just visit Annie's Blogto get the details of how to link up.
Derek killed the first lot by over feeding - we have about 10 plants and 7 or 8 of them are for cherry tomatoes ( grown from seed) and these are normal ones. Every plant is now in fruit - i just hope the sun stays out to ripen them .
It's been a good week . GCSE results day yesterday and I popped into school to see the pupils get their results. Our grades were up again this year and all our pupils did very well so I wasn't needed to support just congratulate.
On Wednesday ( the only Sunny day this week) I went to Southwold and had a ride on a horse and carriage. It was a lovely day.
Hubby is off work today and just asked if I wanted to go out ..............hummmm........where to go?
I have a joke for you .( and it's clean! - sorry ;) )
A man left for work one Friday afternoon. Instead of going
home, he stayed out the entire weekend hunting with the boys and
spending all his wages. When he finally got home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his very angry wife. After
two hours, she stopped nagging and said: 'How would you like it if you
didn't see me for two or three days?' He replied: 'That would be fine
with me.' Monday went by and he didn't see his wife. Tuesday and
Wednesday came and went with the same results. Thursday, the swelling went down just enough for him to see her a little out of the corner of his left eye
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After yesterdays rain, I really didn't think we would be going to Southwold today, but it was a warm sunny day . Unfortunately I only took one photo as I was catching up with my friend and the time flew. I think the world and his wife went to Southwold today. It was packed. when my friend Pat spied a horse and carriage ride though the town, we both jumped at the chance.
Back to work tomorrow but just see support pupils getting GCSE results.
I thought I'd show you how tall the sunflowers are getting - I have tied them back now as they are well over 7 foot and no where near ready to flower yet.
Hubby works nights and has a shift of 4 days on and two off, that means it's never the same two days and during term time we don't get too many days off together. As I am still on holiday and his two days off start today - we are off out . Now it might not seem THAT exciting when I tell you where.
Our "children" ( adults) all have learning/mental heath/heath problems so don't drive or get out as much as I would like them to . I told them all to choose somewhere that they would like to go and normally wouldn't get chance. Natalie ( 30 yrs) loves scrap booking and creating and although she often has access to my supplies ( plus loads of her own) has asked to go to the Range ( she has her list ready :) ).
Dan ( 21yrs) Typical boy - loves the slot machines and has been saving coins for ages.
So we are off to Ipswich to the Range and then on to Felixstowe for the penny arcade and hopefully something to eat.
Megan ( 20 yrs) has chosen the cinema and she is going next week with hubby ( some super hero film). Hopefully everyone will be happy . If they let me take photos, I will share later.
If you would like to share YOUR smiles on a Friday , HERE is the link to Annie's blog - where it all starts.
I have just finished reading this book which I loved. I have also read "Sister" and "afterwards" . Theses are the only books she has written so far, and I can highly recommend them all .
Derek and I found this on netfilx and are already on season three! we watch one episode before he goes to bed off nights ( having our lunch) and one before he goes to bed after teatime.
This is my daughter Meg's FAV programme and we have to all sit and watch it with her on a Wednesday - Tonight ( after 5 seasons) we finally find out who "A" is - Meg has been doing my head in all day with excitement and theories.
Still can't hand washing out in the garden except on Sundays because of the major construction/demolition site across the road causing so much dust. Can't really sit in the garden ( for same reasons - dust and noise) . Also the house next door is being gutted as it has finally been sold.
The Sunflowers are taller than me! Still not quite ready to bloom yet though - How spectacular will they be.
This cutie hanging outside the back door
Tubs of flowers , tomatoes and my herb tub ( don't look at the wall- Dan must have wanted to move when he was 10 as he painted "for sale" on the wall and I just can't get it off !! - He's 21 now!!)
More sunflowers at the end of the garden. Hubby removed all the climbers in the spring and we are going to replant and hopefully put in a raised boarder to hide some of the brick walls.
A little late I know but tomatoes finally flowering (grown from seed)
First timer a growing a chili plant.
The only thing spoiling things is the dust! There are major building works across the road at the moment and even though I have hosed down the windows and table , it comes back every day- not much longer to go now though.
I started a bereavement support course while I was at school and just have one more section to do and then the final assessment - yayy.
I live in a council house and called the repair men out as we have a leaky tap in the bathroom ( I am not good a plumbing and don't think hubby would have a clue either) Anyway a lovely young man popped out today and then asked two inspectors to look at the bathroom - we are getting a brand new bathroom even a new floor - how wonderful is that? I was expecting a new washer . Anyway enough waffling - If you would like to join in with the smiles HERE is the link.