Tuesday, 5 May 2009

I am a very lucky lady...

wow... I am on a roll at the moment...
the lovely Melanie has given me a wonderful award and I am so pleased

I have to pass this one onto 7 people and I think I will choose:

1. Marmaladekiss
for her helpful hints, tips and a blog that is always fresh and interesting
2. Eclectic Pink Rose
because she will love this blog award... it has pink roses after all... and her new look and chatty posts are so refreshing...
3. Downeast doing stuff
I have always dreamed of riding a horse on a ranch, or visiting those non tourist places in America and this lady paints the type of places that I have envisaged visiting... I love her work
4. MarmaladeRose
I have two pieces of this lovely ladies work and I am so in awe of her sewing and creative abilities...
5. Country in the town
My dear friend Mrs Shabby... she's fab and her blog is too... always a good read and every time I see a rosie posie now I think of her...
6. Suzy's Vintage Attic
I love the feel of this ladies blog... its so calming and beautiful...
7. Somerset Seasons
This lady writes in such a calming way... you get so relaxed when you read it... I love it

If you wish to accept this blog award please pass it onto 7 of your favourite blogs..


How am I dealing with Mr P being away?

I am feeling very tired at the moment... I have been staying up to the early hours ever night so that I can talk to Mr P via email and I have even phoned a few times... the hotel put me on old the second time I rang... lol
I was listening to some advert for the hotel thinking " this is wasting valuable chatting time"

It been a tricky first week... for about 2 minutes everyone was really nice and understanding about me being a little snowed under... but now that has been forgotten and I have people pulling me this way and that and all I want to do is look after my children and keep my sanity...

but no....
I am organising the school Summer Fayre while trying to keep a 3 year old entertained dealing with an 11 year old that cannot understand why I don't feel like driving to the beach on a dreary Bank holiday afternoon ... and a dog that is pining for his dear master... and won't eat...

plus the lawn is desperate for a cut... I have a fab meadow coming on so I will have to beat it first as we have had grass snakes, frogs and adders in the garden....
and I really don't like mowing them

Plus a request to help at a children's party on Saturday, which means cancelling my much needed hair cut appointment and to top it all this evening I had a request from my mum to just pop down and help the carnival float man work out where to put stars on the generator...
throw in some housework, cooking meals and Jamie's SAT revision and I am knackered!

I know I don't have a job in the eyes of many therefore I must just sit around the house living the dream, but I swear I probably had an easier life when I did work in a shop, or in that office... or even when I had a job cleaning a pub and working in the kitchen...
I am not work shy by any means but when you find yourself guilted into doing things you really don't want to do you start to wonder if there are invisible words tattooed on your forehead that are only visible to the people around you... does it say "mug" or "Muppet"

The worst bosses I have ever worked for would not have ever expected me to do the hours I currently work...

I do miss the support and love that Mr P gives me... I can't say I am missing his snoring though! lol

well I feel a little better for getting that out..
I just hope the next 4 weeks fly by, Mr P is not enjoying sitting in a windowless room with 3 monitors and being bombarded with questions he can't answer as they are very cryptic...

He loves America... and nearly fainted when he filled his car up and it only cost $18, he was going to go and buy some petrol cans and ship it back to the UK...


I think we will be saving for a holiday in the future as he wants us to go over there for a couple of weeks which I am more than OK with ... in fact I might not come home again! lol

He is enjoying confusing the hotel staff with his west country accent and terminology...

well I am off to bed... once I have answered Mr P's emails
so sleep tight everyone
and Nightie Night!
Alex
x


7 comments:

The sewing room said...

Oh gosh your life sounds very busy try and take a little time for yourself,but if you are busy the time you are parted from your hubby will go faster. have a good week and nightie night to you too.

HUGS PAT

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Congratulations on your award, and thank you for passing it on to me. You are the sweetest, and you are absolutely right!! I adore it!!
Oh honey, you are extremely busy and I bet tired too with Mr. P. away. I know you can't wait til he returns.
Take it from me, we know how hard it is being a full time Mom and executive of the house!! Whew, sometimes I go to work to rest. ;) Bless your heart, you need a vacation. Big hugs to you and again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
♥ Teresa

Melanie said...

I am so pleased you have accepted the award.
You sound so busy at the moment, I hope things slow down for you, so you can have some quiet time. I know how you feel to be missing your husband, I always miss John when we are apart.
I hope you are feeling better soon, take it easy and make time for yourself doing things which make you happy.
Sending hugs and kisses your way.
Take care
love Melanie xxx

April said...

oh Alex, I know it is hard when your other half is away. Thankfully my hubby is only ever away a week at a time but I hate it!

Take it easy and don't let people overload you

April xx

Gingerbread said...

Well done on your award Alex. Blogs are so good for getting things off your chest, I have found so many more friends through blogging. If I lived a bit nearer I would make you a cuppa and give you a hand with cutting the grass. I know its easy for me to say but don't try to do everything, just do a little, or you will be to tired for anything. Take care and best wishes. Julie.C

JuliaB said...

Hi Alex. Thanks so much for the award!! and your lovely commets! THANKYOU!! I have been pretty crap with my awards lately, I have 2 to write about and this so will do so soon! xx

Leanne said...

thank you,this is so sweet, and sorry I am so late in acknowledging this!

leanne x