Thursday, 27 March 2008
I got 3/4 of a LO done, but forgot my stamps so had to finish the LO this morning whilst Harry had his nap.
Last Saturday we went to see Harry and the Bucket Full of Dinosaurs at the theatre. We went with our friends Jackie and Elijah, and met Jen and James there. The show was 'interesting', especially as Nanna was a lot younger and more sprightly than she should have been, Harry was the same size as Nanna, had bright orange hair, and was played by a woman.... shhhhhhhhh, don't tell Oliver, he has no idea bless him. When Rob asked about Harry being a woman, Oliver soon corrected him and told him that Harry is a boy. However, Oliver is at that stage where he does question quite a lot of things. He asked why Patsy was behind the bush and not on the stage... I told him it was because she was too big to be on the stage. He then asked why Trike wasn't Pterence were not on the stage, before I had chance to answer, he said very loudly 'because they aren't too big to be on the stage'. So how do you answer that! Then when Sid's head fell out of the bucket, strangely he didn't question why there was only a head... he wanted to know why he wasn't in the bucket. I said maybe there wasn't much room and the others had pushed him out... BIG mistake, because he then kept asking why the others wouldn't let him in the bucket!!! Sometimes I think you are best ignoring kids questions...LOL!!!
Anyway, here is the LO that I did... using photos taken by Jen (thank you). I did take photos, but as I was there earlier than Jen I heard the 'no photography allowed' announcement, so was discreet in taking mine... which resulted in photos of the big hairy man in front of me, and not much of the stage! Jen on the other hand missed the announcement so was quite brazen in getting her fabby pics:) We are still in the morning, and Harry has already had 2 changes of clothes *rolls eyes*. First thing he decided that the kitchen bin made a good baby walker... fine, no problem... let him push it around, he's doing no harm. I did think that maybe licking the bin was a little bit wrong, but still it kept him quiet so let him be.....then he worked out how to get in the bin and pulled out loads of yak rubbish and wiped it all over his clothes!!! So a wash and a clothes change later, and he decides to empty his changing bag. No problem I foolishly thought... forgetting about the large tub of sudocrem!!! So a little while later, and I come downstairs from a quick nip to the loo, and he is smearing cream all over the floor and the chair, and himself!!! So now we are on the third lot of clothes, and he is being watched like a hawk...LOL!!! Anyone want a Harry bear for a day/week/month/until he is 18???
Onto HS:MS and the prompt today is 'cup'. The grown up cups in this house are mainly plain white, we have the usual mix and match of cups too (the ones you give tradesmen). We have baby cups of every spout variety, all bought in a bid to get Harry to drink water or juice. We also have this cup... bought for Oliver when everything had to be Thomas. He still uses it to have his hot chocolate in... although not when his friends are round, as that would be far too uncool! Tonight I am a single parent as Rob is out with his work colleagues. They are going to see Dave Spikey at the Plaza, which is all well and good, but means that he will be quoting from him for the next few days, which is fine if you were there and can share the humour... but is really blimmin annoying if you weren't there!!! I was planning to get some scrapping done, and now I definitely will be as the DIVINE scarlet Lime kit arrived this morning. It has to be the best yet in my opinion, and will be perfect for a class I have to do... will post pics when I am allowed to share:)
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Right, off to prepare for crop night tonight... I will be round your blogs this afternoon:)
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Don't forget that there is a points competition over on the Carolinez Craftz forum too.... the more you participate on the forum the more points you get... the more points you get the greater the chance you have of winning a fabby prize at the end of the year.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
All was going well this morning until approximately 8am, when Harry decided that it would be a really good idea to drop a can of paint, causing the lid to pop off, resulting not only in him being covered in paint but also the cream landing carpet!!! As if it wasn't bad enough to have a puddle of paint on the carpet, Harry decided that it would be a good idea to have a crawl around... just to add to the artistic effect!!!
So this morning didn't go according to plan. Rob stayed at home, to get Oliver ready for school whilst I peeled Harry out of his sodden pjs. I had to shower him down but as we have no radiator in the bathroom yet he was shivering so I didn't get all of the paint off. An emergency call to Rob's work, and half an hour later a couple of his colleagues turned up to get the van and brought us an industrial carpet cleaner to try and save the carpet. 6 refills later and we now have a really clean landing carpet, with really obvious blue stains!!! Another thing to add on to the shopping list which seems to be growing daily!!!
Does it look as bad from this angle?
What about from this angle?
The paint is in that shape as there was loads of stuff piled up on the landing, which I moved to clean the carpet... just imagine the mess he could have made had he have had the whole landing to crawl about on :o
Not had any opportunity to play along with HS:MS today, but hope to back playing tomorrow.
Monday, 17 March 2008
I used 3 RdG papers, 2 AC papers and 1 by Prima designs... which I love and definitely need more of. I also used a journal tag from Etsy, some MM chipboard buttons, some Love Elsie chipboard buttons and ribbon, and a couple of scraps of velvet wrapping paper... just because I love it. I also did a spot of doodling.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
I will have a go again tomorrow, although to be honest taking pics will be the last thing on my mind as we have various tradesmen in and out at the moment. As I type we have a plumber upstairs removing the old bathroom suite... the plasterer comes tomorrow to make the bathroom look a little less like a war torn country. We will be without facilities until Friday when the new suite will be going in... then the tiler will be coming on Monday/Tuesday. So I just need to arrange for the floor fitter to come and then we will have a finished bathroom!
So another post with no piccies... but I am half way through a LO, and will scan it and share it tomorrow.
Thanks for the messages of support I have received through blog comments and PMs on UKS and phone calls. It's good to know that I have good friends.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
The thread starter used to be on the same team as me, way back in the day when we were squirrels. It soon became clear to me that I wasn't going to gel with this person, and we were very different in character. We stayed on the same team for months, but the posts being made by others dwindled and dwindled, until there were only a few made a day. All of the posts made by the person in question were moaning about this that and the other.... seriously, ALL of them. It came to a point where I dreaded going on to the team thread, to be confronted with more depressing posts. I for one use UKS and other forums as a kind of escape from the hum drum of real life. We all have our problems, and whilst teamies are there to offer support, you really do not want to be hearing about someone else's moans continually. I have been through a really shocking time in the past couple of years, and whilst my online friends know about what I am going through, I wouldn't dream of inflicting my misery on them in my posts. I decided to leave the squirrels as I really couldn't face any more doom and gloom posts. It was at this point that the person in question sent me a PM asking if I was leaving because of them. I sent a PM back and told it straight. It wasn't a nasty reply, just one that stated clearly why I no longer felt that I wanted to be on the same team. My fellow squirrels sent me lovely messages of support, and we decided that we would start a new team, now that everything had been aired, and hopefully sorted. So came the Invaders... new team, new start. BUT, the person in question soon fell back into her old ways. Post after post of misery and moaning and not much else. Now I know that I am not the only person that this annoyed the living daylights out of... and so the sarcasm and teasing started. At no point was the person in question personally attacked, and neither was I the only person to be taking the P... as the UKS post would suggest. Once again it got to a stage where I felt as though I needed to take a step away from the team, for the sake of my sanity. So I started a chat thread where myself and a couple of others went to chat, away from the team.
It is at this point that I feel I should explain the form that the 'teasing' took, just so there are no misunderstandings. The person in question used to post a lot about the weather,and that was it... not a bit about the weather then move on to talk about something else... just a short statement of what the weather was doing there. So we all started to make weather reports in our posts.
In the 'none team' thread, I made a comment to the others that went along the lines of 'no weather reports today, do you think she realised we were taking the mess'. And it is that comment that made her spit her dummy out and leave the team. Now I am not upset at all that she has left the team. However, I do think that it is a tad hypocritical to post that you are so upset and affected by what was 'teasing'. Think back to the praise-a-thon saga, as a team we all took part in teasing and taking the mess out of the praise hoggers... YOU did too. YOU took part in the blatant P taking of others. So if you read a post in a thread that you weren't invited into, a post that didn't even mention your name, and saw your arse over it... think again. The teasing this time was no different to last time. And you had so many hints dropped over the past few months about being more cheerful, upbeat and jolly... You may well be upset by the comments that I made... but think how upset you would have been if I, and the others you p*ssed off, had sent you a PM telling you that we had had enough of you... maybe I should have done that... they say honesty is always the best policy!
I do not consider myself to be a bully, a cruel person or nasty in anyway. I don't however suffer fools gladly, and being the person that I am, I can be sarcastic. If this situation had arisen in real life, as in not online, I would have behaved in the same way, and it would have come across as sacastic teasing. I have a dry sense of humour, as do many of my online friends... although this may get lost in translation.
And to all those people who feel sorry for the said person... please remember that this situation has resulted from months and months of miserable posts. It would take a saint or someone else as miserable not to have responded in some way!
Friday, 7 March 2008
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Sunday, 2 March 2008
I have been tagged by the lovely Jems. You have to give a fact for each letter of your middle name... and if you don't have a middle name use your maiden name. Nice short one for me.
A - ambitious... when I do something, I always want to be the best I can at it. When I go back to teaching, I know it won't be long before I want to be head of year again.
N - noisy... I know, not what you thought right? you though i'd be a quiet person... oh no no no... I am loud.
N - nosey... I do like a good ole gossip it has to be said...
E - eclectic... this sums up my tastes, I don't have any particular style... I like what I like, old new, kitsch, unique.... anything goes
Right I tag, the 2 HS:MS Rachels, Shannon and Suzy B.
I am now in a fabby mood after being in a bit of a lull the past couple of days. Spending time away from people who p*ss me off has really helped... I must take time out more often, it is clearly good for the soul.