Tuesday, 29 January 2013
"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."
Monday, 28 January 2013
unbelievable how quickly it arrived.............just cut a few letters - stunning - it's a cuttlebug alphabet what else would you expect......great item.
Whoop Whoop to them - and thank you - it's now Think Monday Think ATC's and MORE - you can upload anything crafty-wise to do with their prompt/subject/title for the week. This week was and the new start was 'head coverings' - loved this photo of my DD and decided to use it for the start of TMTA & more -
Sunday, 27 January 2013
still waiting for my cuttlebug alphabet die - Olivia - will have a good ole play when it arrives from Australia..............it was very expensive so I hope I get some use out of it. Tired and worn out - done all my housework and washing today ! Walked gunner and did the full weekly shop too...............sorted all my customers - well 5 - 6 of them and texted them and sorted a few appointments for the week after next........trying to do little this week as I am already tired and know that it's going to be another busy week. Thankfully Michelle isn't in this week so a bit of pressure will be off - I hope. Have seen an alphabet - well they're quickutz 4x8 dies - they look lovely, but yet again only available in blooming America - will come to around £20 per alphabet but there are three I like so will have to choose one and get that when I get paid from Clays. Ah well, doing a bit of crafting now before cooking tea - hope I have a good week - really dreading it again. Have applied for a 16.5 hour a week job in Burton - hope I get an interview and hope I get the job because I can then start to rebuild my reflexology business at the moment I am just too tired after work to go do reflexology customers these days.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
the roads on our estate are like sheer sheets of glass - Key moved the car down the road but struggled to walk back up to get our car to go to Clays this morning. So I don't think I am going out - 12 noon and STILL in my nightie with a jumper thrown over and jeans ! Hair looks a disgrace. This is the 2nd weekend running where I just don't want to go out and do anything. Hopefully I will feel better when the snow has gone. I have neglected my reflexology customers - but just have not felt like going over to do treatments in this bad weather and how tired I feel after work each day - I really don't think I can carry on much longer like this - exhausted. In my defence - and I shouldn't feel guilty, it was so stressful at work last week and I am worrying all the time about whether I have done things properly - my stomach is churning and so I've sat and made a layout this morning rather than doing housework and probably thinking about work.................there I go again it's brought to mind, and now I have to try and forget it again. I hate worrying, I never used to worry but since starting back 'in proper' work, rather than working for myself I worry all the bloody time.
Friday, 25 January 2013
stress stress stress and more stress............poor lyn off with stress, she did have a lot piled onto her ! BUT we do too - it is ridiculous what they are expecting of us all.............just too too much. Anyway, dreading next week as michelle isn't in either ....... got to try and quicken up even more but I really don't know how. once I'm just prepping things will be better - I think.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Tiverton in Devon at a travel lodge in June - we really wanted to go to a hotel this year but it was going to be £256 each = £512 for accommodation only - travel lodge for the two rooms comes to £250 more than half price.............good saving so we can all use that extra money to eat out at night. looking forward to it now. NOT looking forward to morning - the snow is thick and although roads in the main are OK our estate is AWFUL.
Friday, 18 January 2013
ordered me the Olivia Alphabet - I had gone on about it for such a long time and told him how Linda in America wanted it too - and from australia it was going to cost us around £60 each but then Linda was saying it was a lot of money IF we don't use it - VERY TRUE, and I had had my £25 back from the 'wrong' Olivia alphabet being sent to me - it just seemed that it wasn't to be. I couldn't get the alphabet in England and everywhere I tried in America it was out of stock. So I had resigned myself to thinking that I wasn't going to have it. Then Key went into my ebay account and pressed 'buy it now' as there was just 22 hours remaining on the Australian one - GOT IT - but it cost £63 with postage and I think there will be a further £13 to pay for VAT before I get it - can't believe that I have spent so much on an alphabet. Maybe IF I get fed up with it I can flog it on. BUT I have been using my alphabets and cuttlebug such a lot recently. I have to use it now to justify the price. I will make Linda a few complete alphabets so she can use it in America - and it will be a nice surprise for her.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
so I'm happy about that ! Have been offered a cuttlebug olivia for around £60 in total from australia - lin in America is over in Brittain for a little while so we could share the costs to get them here and she can take hers to america when she goes back etc. Lot of money but it is my birthday money ............. double what I wanted to pay though.
Monday, 14 January 2013
advertised for ' WANTED CUTTLEBUG ALPHABET 'OLIVIA' ' a woman on UKS wrote and said I have an Olivia alpha send me an offer and it's yours - offered £20 and £5 for postage as the cuttlebug alphabets are heavy - an alphabet arrived today - it's CRAP - it's NOT a cuttlebug alphabet - turns out to be a quickutz alphabet called 'olivia' - I am so angry - I hope she will give me a FULL refund as this is ENTIRELY her fault. I woldn't mind if the alphabet was a decent one - but it's rubbish.
nothing found to be wrong with him, not saying there isn't anything wrong with him, anti-biotics again and see how he is in a week...........worrying, but he's home, didn't think I would be bringing him home a week ago saturday and then today I thought it was a possibility of him not surviving the anaethestic...........love you Gunny.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Olivia went home again today, it was very sad, I know Keir will miss her terribly, him working a couple of days down here and she (hopefully) getting a job and working a few days up there - then maybe he can see her every fortnight, it's not ideal. I wish we had the money to set them up in a little house together, alas it's not possible at this moment in time. With my Birthday this weekend and the dog having his op tomorrow, very disjointed weekend - I'm off work, at least, tomorrow, although I have a reflexology treatment to do in the afternoon and taking Korin to Dixons to use up our voucher. As the old saying goes 'what will be, will be', I hope everything works out Ok for all of them.
OK OK all my Layouts are very basic, very samey, but I am so pleased I am back to doing Layouts again - the way I want to do them, not the way I think they should be done after looking at some of the very elaborate Layouts you see. So I am happy and that is all there is to it.
he will be at vets the whole day they said - I am worried to death what they might find, just hope that it's manageable without him being in pain and he is with us for another 12 months or so..............don't want him suffering though. He's been such a wonderful friend and companion to me - I love him with all my heart.
Sunday morning, gotta go weigh myself and HAVE a week BACK on SLIMMING WORLD, well that's the plan anyway - fingers crossed etc that I do get back on it properly, my cousin has got back on it quite easily and she's 16.5 - so I have to be thankful that I am 'at least' 4 stones lighter than her.
Friday, 11 January 2013
today 11th - but yesterday at work as I am off annual leave today ............ and at work (believe it or believe it not) they bought me flowers (genuinely) and cards which were all very nice - not out the 'forgotten birthdays box of cards' - and it was a lovely dat at work (apart from HAVING to work - of course) - but I'm off today.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Sunday, 6 January 2013
over on UKS there was a post about old embellishments etc - I bought about 5 years ago some big brads - never used them up - so made the 'embellishment' on the Layout tonight put metal hearts on top to make them a bit more 'up to date' - I won't be doing so many Layouts now as I'm back at work in the morning - will always say it, glad to have a job but hate going back after a weeks holiday !
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Friday, 4 January 2013
When I bought this computer/laptop there was supposed to have been a freebie with it worth something like £80 - I wasn't offered it and when I asked for it the deal had finished, as a gesture of goodwill Dixons sent me a £40 voucher to use against any further purchase.................I did, at the time (march 12) try to buy an external hard-drive but they didn't have what I wanted in store - I put the voucher away for safe keeping and 'you guessed it' completely forgot where I put the voucher. So - Moving on 8months we bought the microwave two days ago £90 - I said to hubby, pity we didnt have that voucher with us - came home and promptly put my hand straight onto the voucher - but was itstill in date - too late to use on the microwave purchase though. So I emailed dixons yeterday and had a reply today that the voucher IS still in date and so I have £40 to use in the Dixons sale - going to see if I can bag a bargain this afternoon !!! AND had a tidy up of my crafting area ..................
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Done another Layout tonight - of the kids when they were 6 & 9 it was Korins birthday the journalling on the main layout reads you played together like two best friends for many many years and then suddenly you grew apart and now you seem to hate each other, this saddens me, I wish you were still the best of friends and looked out for each other. It'd be nice to think that when we are no longer around that you two could always rely on one another. Then theres a bit of hidden journalling on the tag under the main layout/photo - its the same photo printed onto cardstock and the journalling is about how we went to aunty lyns and uncle mikes for Koz's birthday - we had a wonderful day with them, but it was the last time we ever saw them - we still don't know why to this day that they suddenly stopped contacting us ?