Well hello and Happy New Year!!!
Yes, yes, I know I didn't say Happy Christmas! I have neglected you all for far too long. I must say I truly did get a shock when I looked at my blog two weeks ago and saw that my last entry was back in September. I even refreshed the blog as I thought it mustn't have loaded up properly!!
|My craft room!|
I don't have any genuine excuses for not blogging - I could say I have had a really busy time - but who hasn't?!! I could say my first-born moved away to Lincolnshire and I'm pining but although he did, I'm not! More about that in a bit! I could say my second-born was attacked and badly injured and scared for life and I was a wreck, but although he was and I was for a time, I was truly more grateful that he didn't lose his eyesight and coped with it amazingly well!
I could say I was busy all the time crafting and running the home, and just didn't have time. I kind of was but could have made time. In all honesty, I just totally neglected you!!!
So I guess I'll fill you in on a couple of bits I have mentioned above!
|Joshua arriving at NTM!|
|Time to leave him in his room!|
We had a bit of a shock with Son No 2 when he let us know that he had spent from midnight until 5am in A&E (yes, he too is independent! - so much so that he wasn't actually going to tell us until we saw him on the Sunday evening! - this happened Friday night! I must say, if I'd seen the horrendous state of his face with no prior warning, I'm pretty sure I'd have passed out!) So what happened? He was at a Drum & Base Evening in Ipswich, on the dance floor, when a bottle flew through the air and smashed on his face. He needed deep stitches, followed by 13 stitches from eyebrow down the side of his nose and then very very close to his eye. The A&E Dr told him how lucky he was that he didn't lose his site. If you add to that the threat he received from friends of the idiot who threw the bottle of what would happen if he gave a statement identifying the perpetrator to the police, what had happened would be equivalent to a paper cut. (But it wasn't a personal attack!!!) The whole thing has been a thoroughly unpleasant experience. Every time I look at him I see the scar and I feel upset. Jacob simply says it gives him character! Hmm!
Children certainly keep you on your toes, no matter what their age!
|My swap for Ipswich meeting|
|Ready for the ladies to arrive!|
Crafting has gone along nicely throughout 2013 and I spend my Saturdays between 3 or 4 different crops. During 2013 it was three crops but this Saturday just gone I went to a crop on my spare Saturday, which makes it four!! I run my own crop/card class on the second Saturday of the month and go to the others for my own pleasure! As I am a stay-at-home wife (title change now the boys are so grown up) it is nice to have company on these Saturdays and I do actually do a bit of crafting, between chatting of course!
|Paul shearing the grass!|
cluttered with tools, off cuts, stamps, and ink pads! Perhaps I should attempt to work more orderly this year. The fact that I am currently sitting at Paul's desk across the room (I have to get it cleared of my stuff before he gets home or I'll be in big trouble!!!) shows that I have a bit of tidying and organising to do on my own desk. Oops!!!
This coming Wednesday I have my first midweek, daytime crop. I was asked by a lovely lady if I could do something midweek and so decided to give it a go. I don't have many going at the moment but we will see over the next couple of months whether it is something people want or not. Only time will tell. One thing about it, I intend to do a page or two to add to my own scrapbook whilst there!
|24th Wedding Anniversary. Lean On Me!!!!|
|Autumn on our house!|
|Autumn on the Acer!|
I have every intention to keep up a more regular blog this year so I will see you soon. I shall be sharing a project I did for a beautiful young lady in our family who gets married in the summer on my next entry. Just a few days to wait before I add some pictures of that!
Bye for now