Did you miss me…yeah…while I was away? Sorry to those too young to remember the ‘Glitter Band’ & this 70’s hit song!! I also apologise for my prolonged absence!! The last eleven (!!) days have passed in a flash!!
Half term started off well…the boys finished school at 3.10pm on Friday & by 9am on Saturday Nathan was complaining that he was bored!!! Oh to have time to be bored!!!
The weather wasn’t very co-operative & we didn’t get any days out…BUT…I did blitz both boys bedrooms! Removing all of the furniture, which meant dismantling beds, & rearranging everything to maximise the space & get rid of excess clutter!! It only seems five minutes since I did this job the last time, but we still filled a car for a trip to the tip!!
I did the same with my scrap-space too, removing the TV, since we will be switching to digital at the end of March & it will be useless then! I’ve gained quite a bit of work surface with it gone!! I even shredded loads of old statements & receipts I’d been hoarding in my filing cabinet & ruthlessly sorted my stationery supplies! It feels good to be de-cluttered!!
In between these jobs I did two days overtime at work…the journeys there & back were exhausting! When you’re used to relatively clear roads on a Sunday, the sheer volume of traffic on weekdays added to delays from road works & bad tempered drivers is enough to put anyone off going anywhere!!
He started the day coming into our bed to open his cards & presents!
It was a motley selection of wrapping paper! I had decided to use up all the leftover bits & bobs rather than buy new!! I know it sounds mean, but it only gets ripped off in an instant & I don’t think he even noticed!!
The silliest thing he got was a monkey hot-water bottle …that was from me, because he’s always pinching my hottie!! He also got a load of cash from various relatives & a selection of stuff for scootering & the X-Box!
Lee snuck in a pack of pork scratchings for him!! I hate these things…they are a recipe for a coronary in a packet!! But Lee’s argument was that it’s only once a year!!! Men!! Nathan waited till I was at work to eat them!!
…& what did this street wise just-turned-twelve scooter dude choose for a birthday cake! Why ‘Hello Kitty’ of course!!!
I’m sorry, I should have taken the photograph before the candles were lit & blown out!!
After tea they set about having a ‘Nerf’ gun battle! The house was a riot & Lee & I escaped to our respective bolt holes!…thankfully nothing got broken, but I am still finding ‘Nerf’ darts everywhere!
They finally fell asleep at about midnight!
I can’t believe that this time next year we’ll have another teenager on our hands!
To wrap February up…I met my good friend Sally for brunch today. We met years ago when we worked together, but don’t see one another as often as we should. Distance is what stops us, but making the journey when time permits is so worth it!
We are both ladies of the larger variety, who would really rather not be!! We both try to lose weight & laughed today that although we are members of Weight Watchers, we are both exactly the same size & shape as the last time we saw each other in 2010!!
So…we set ourselves a challenge! We are going to treat March 1st as a second New Years Day & start over on our weight loss resolutions! We plan to meet for lunch on 28th March & our goal is to have lost 10lbs (each!) by then!!
So on that sobering thought I’ll make my farewells!! Thank you so much for stopping by & I will be back very soon to share the gorgeous Dixie Pieces March kit & what I did with it, along with the latest challenge over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’…see you then! :)