Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Emily made a tie dye t shirt at her friends, its something I fancy doing so can't wait to see what t shirt looks like when she gets it today.
Taking Emily and her friend to a music group this afternoon, it should be fun, but not sure it will do my head much good!! Its the lady they do after school music with and they love it.
Monday, July 29, 2013
I was in bed by 8.30 last night and would have gone earlier if there had not been things to sort out. I am really fed up of resting for around 2 hours each afternoon and then being in bed not long after Emily. Rob and I have no life as a couple.
Craft is well and truly a dream at the moment, I managed one row of knitting last night, but it was too much effort, so my crafty side has to be content with looking at websites and kids craft. I have just found a great site for Knitting will be saving the link. We took Emily to messy church yesterday, a nice afternoon, but hard work for me, I hate feeling like that.
Wonder what today will bring? Emily is at a friends this afternoon.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Back home I was hoping for a good rest, but due to over doing it and issues with my PA it was not to be, so now I feel awful and ready for bed and its only 6.30.
Emily is learning to ride her bike without stabilisers, she is getting there, but its hard work and something that I really cannot help her with. I went to the park with them yesterday and gave her plenty of encouragement and we have bought her a bike that is a better size, but she still prefers the smaller one at the moment.
Craft is taking a back seat. I did spend my rest time cutting sequins off a couple of t shirts as they were looking tatty, sequins don't wash and iron well. They look better now so can wear the t-shirts a bit longer. Managed a few rows of knitting last night and might get a few more in whilst Emily is at swimming, if I can keep my eyes open!
My new beads arrived the other day, but so far have only taken them out of the envelope! I could go and have a play with them I suppose its cooler than knitting, but I still need my eyes open.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Hoping to get some more bracelets made and to tidy beads away as I don't think I will get chance to do any during holidays unless Emily wants to join in. When making bracelets the other day I did not have exactly what I wanted. How can I have drawers full, but still not have combinations that I want 8-| I placed an order with Frampton Beads, hoping they arrive soon.
Feeling rather sick and dizzy and headache too, maybe its the weather, had thunderstorms this morning. Hope it dries out before school pick up, no car today so need to use scooter.
The royal baby is a boy, I am sure it will be in the news for weeks, feel sorry for the royals really they can't have a nice quiet introduction to their baby. I think all new parents should be left alone to get to know their, its a special time and everyone always wants to rush and see a new baby.
Well off to plan some bracelets, perhaps I should make a baby blue one!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Not much response from people about Emily's playday. I know a lot of people will be away or doing other things, but it's rude just to ignore the invite, or am I just old fashioned?
Got the teacher bracelets made and sent to school today, forgot to take photos as in a rush as ever.
Apparently the royal baby is on its way, the world will go mad. Much as babies are great and special it seems you cannot watch tv, read a book or magazine without some mention of babies, it drives me mad. I feel sorry for anyone else who is expecting a baby at the moment as it will be over shadowed by the royal baby.
Well better get on and get some jobs done as there will be no chance once holidays begin. Should really be saving my energy, but never much chance for that.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I am really upset about school parking as one of the dad's told me off the other day for where I parked and I cannot get in school car park at the moment as it is over capacity. Rob spoke to new head teacher and he agrees it should be dealt with, but he has his hands tied and can't sort anything until Sept! He said last night if it was up to him he would go outside with a can of paint! It doesn't help me though and I am having to 'walk' which is fine as it is warm, but its not always convenient. Had to drive this morning as I could not face all the hassle getting ready to walk involves, (moving car, getting scooter out, having to be ready earlier) but will have to do it later and apparently Emily has lots to bring home so I will be like a pack horse.
I need to try and get teacher bracelets done today, but not sure if I will be able to my coordination and concentration is all to pot, it was a real struggle to plait Emily hair this morning and last night I could not even tie a knot! Another reason for missing quilting this morning, I think I would have sewed everything the wrong way round or sewed my fingers together!!
So all in all :(
Got some pictures of the biscuit decorating from Tues, the kids enjoyed it, but I found it very hard, especially as I had an appt later on in the evening which was very hard work. I have been in bed before 9 most nights this week, last night I was in bed before Emily, but it does not help :-<
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, 'Jesus knows you're here.'
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, he shook his head and continued.
Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard 'Jesus is watching you.'
Startled, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.
'Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot.
'Yes', the parrot confessed, then squawked, 'I'm just trying to warn you that he's watching you.'
The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?'
'Moses,' replied the bird.
'Moses?' the burglar laughed. 'What kind of people would name a bird Moses?'
'The kind of people who would name a Rottweiler Jesus.'
Had my SDS audit last night, it gets so complicated, another joy of being disabled.
As I have had very little sleep and need to be ok for tea time club I am now going back to bed, but I don't think I will be able to rest.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Having new internal doors fitted today so no chance of rest. Glad the sun is shining and I can sit in the fresh air.
Emily came home from school the other day to tell me she had been shown how to French knit using a cardboard cut into a hexagon and then with slits cut into the long edges and a hole in the middle, its really easy and works well and amazingly Emily will sit and do it!! I have been trying to remember for years how to do the French knitting with bobbin, but this is much easier and I never did remember or work it out. She wanted me to show her how to ordinary knit, but she did not have the patience and would not listen to my instructions so that was short lived! The girl across the road who we give a lift to school was doing finger knitting the other day, never done that but it looks cool. Emily says I have to teach her that, but I have never done it and cannot follow instructions at the moment.
Visited my grandma at the weekend, her niece was visiting, she used to make and fit soft furnishings for a living and was very good at it. She had brought a huge bag of fabric for me to have, there is some fantastic stuff and all great quality, much better than I could ever afford. I have taken what I like and gave the rest to Rob's mum as she makes craft items to fundraise for Sheffield Children's Hospital. Also gave me a book Crazy Patchwork looks cool!
I would really like to make a cushion and or bag next, like this and this or this or this.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
School is winding down for the summer. Its sports day today, off to watch soon. I am quite busy with appointments and end of term things at school which makes it hard to rest up ready for the school holidays. Not sure how to fit everything in and be ready for the school holidays, its an ME nightmare.
I still haven't made the teachers bracelets. Made the cards with Emily last week.
I am supposed to have quilting next week, I missed the last one so really want to go, although I still haven't finished the piece of work from May's class. Was good to get the
In my madness I decided to do the Play day event. Just having a few friends around for picnic and play, but it will be hard work and I am not sure it is my best idea ever!!!
Monday, July 08, 2013
ME and Mummy and ME
ME and Mummy and ME
The ME means Mummy needs to get lots of sleep and rest. When I am at school Mummy has a rest before she collects me. At weekends Mummy has a rest in the afternoon and I do things just with my Daddy
Friday, July 05, 2013
Well it's 1.20 am and I can't sleep. So what do I do? It's been a long hard day and now the ME and pain wont let me sleep. My mind won't settle, there are so many things going on. All the more reason to need sleep, not a chance with ME it's a spiteful illness.
Should I get up? Should I do something useful? Should I read, lay in dark, prod the cat who is asleep at my feet???
Oh the joys and only 5.5 hours to getting up time!
Anyone got a frying pan?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Thoughts for today, need to plan a visit to Handmade Collective new shop in Leeds.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Whoops Emily just lost a tooth, she was eating an ice lolly, not sure what was blood and what was ice lolly so she had a bit of a panic, but is ok now and has a friend playing. The friend told her this morning she has just got a kitten called Oscar, Emily came to tell me she has a kitten called Ostrich!!
Hey ho more daydreaming or should I do something more constructive :-?
Managed to get up to go to photo session with Whitebox and got some more great photos. We have been many times before and were welcomed like old friends and Emily made star of the show as ever. We are very grateful to Whitebox as the session we had booked we had to cancel at short notice due to my Dad being rushed into hospital and we fully expected to lose our money and the session as per terms and conditions, but they very kindly allowed us to reschedule for no extra cost. We got some great photos, despite me being in pain later from sitting on the hard floor, it was worth it. It was even more amazing as Emily had been throwing a tantrum and saying she did not want to go just half an hour before we set off! As you can see in the photos she is having a great time.