Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January is nearly gone.....




Goodness me doesn't time fly... Its been a hectic month here... Many changes and fresh starts and battles and butting of heads... oh to be the mother of a 13 going on 14 year old girl.... I know I was a pain in arse when I was that age (in a moody melodramatic way!) I didn't try smoking till I was 15ish and it was very overrated and a complete waste of money... lol

Where to start....


Daniel was Joseph in a church nativity play....

lots of fun was had by me,





building backdrops and painting scenery and making the odd costume and props... had to paint it while it was slung over the kitchen door.... that was a late night of arty creativity... up to 4am painting the 2 backdrops...


Daniel enjoyed bringing his own certain something to the role of Joseph, but it was very well attended, apparently its the first time in a long time that the church pews have been filled... I'm not a church goer so I can't really comment...


Since this production were dabbling with the idea of putting on a village panto... and they were impressed with my painting ... in fact they looked quite surprised that I had done it at all! ;D


Roller blinds work surprisingly well as back drops... just got to keep your wits about you when your changing scenery! lol

I've been persuaded by a couple ladies in the village to start a craft club at the village hall. Its now meeting every other week and attendees bring along whatever craft they fancy and we sit and share ideas, chat about every day news and drink tea and coffee and perhaps eat a little cake! naughty but very nice ... on average we have 18 ladies popping along ...


Ive started selling a little yarn, patterns and associated bits and bobs at the village cafe, I'm not really making any money at it and to be honest that wasn't my plan... its just so difficult to purchase good quality yarn at affordable prices in this area and its more like I'm selling the excess of my own craft with a few extras that I've ordered in on request... its fun though and I'm learning so much through it...


Jamie has gone back to school, she had given up with the home schooling, was becoming impossible to get up in the mornings and with all my relatives and parents on both sides constantly being negative about it we decided that it would be easier all around if she went back to school. I felt very disappointed and a failure for a while, I think we could have accomplished as much if not more if she had been more open minded and less inclined to listening to family, that at the end of the day see her rarely and feel they know her so well... but hey ho... its her decision... She's still not getting up in the mornings and is still driving me insane but perhaps its retribution for all the moods I threw at my mum.

Les is still waiting to hear if he's staying on at his place of work or whether the impending redundancies will mean him leaving too... Unions like the contractors to be off site when these things are being sorted... so he's constantly on edge and searching the web for jobs that might be suitable or within a commutable distance.


Daniel is doing really well at school (yay! good news at last!) he makes me laugh way more than he makes me shout... he is the sunshine in my life most days...

My car finally became so unreliable that I plonked it on eBay as a spares or repair vehicle and it sold for £1300... I was so chuffed... and I have purchased a beast of a car...


I'm not convinced its the best idea I've ever had, however, as I'm now taking 2 other kids from the village to school with Jamie the 7 seats come in very handy.. lol
and it is so very easy to drive and the most comfortable car I have ever driven... hopefully I can afford to run it ... its a bit of a drinker! ;D

Oh and Christmas happened somewhere in amongst all this!

Next is Daniel's Birthday... then Jamie's birthday... both on school days... better get good at making cakes ... lol


I managed it last year! I'm sure I can do it again! ;D

Thats it for now... sorry for the mammoth catch up... I'll be posting weekly from now on...

take care and thanks for popping by
xx Alex


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6 comments:

marigold jam said...

Good to see you back. Can quite understand why you haven't been around much lately with all that going on. Oh how I remember the teenage years with my daughter - you have my sympathy!! Where do you have the craft group?

Jane

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Ahhh ... Suzie ... I hit delete on your comment by accident... damn these fat fingers and this touch screen ipad.... of and im a bit dim! ;D xxx

Jane... the craft group is on a tuesday morning at Mudford Village hall 10am till 12pm.... the next one is on the 31st January.... £2 a session (to cover the cost of the hall and refreshments) however we might have some surplus money and do a group trip to one of the create and craft shows at the bath and west or something similar... I know a friend of my mums lives off west coker road... she might be able to pick you up...? xx let me know and i'll ask her... xx

Menopausalmusing said...

Lovely to catch up with you again. I think your backdrop paintings are stunning! What a talent you have! Love the look of that wreath too. The teenage years are not good and I used to often think I was being paid back double for how I had been as a teenager! ;O)

melanie said...

It is lovely to catch up with you again, really enjoyed reading your post and seeing what you have been up too :) xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you haven't fallen on the face of the earth.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

He is sooo cute!!! Please visit me for a chance to win an Annie Sloan book!