Are you bobbing along or trying to keep up?
Somewhere between the beginning of the week and now, things have changed up a gear, I'm trying not to panic, but I must admit I feeling a little pressured!
This morning a funny thing happened and made me feel a little reflective (in a thoughtful, non-shiny way!)
A friend requested that I make her some Christmas decorations and I was pleased to be asked so hooked a couple of cotton snowflakes and a couple of golden stars, I blocked them carefully (more so than if they had been for me!) and put them in an envelope for when I next saw her. Well, unfortunately, after hoping to see her at my local toddler group this morning and her not making it, I put them under my chair to take home again. While we were singing on the mats right at the end, I saw someone doing a really odd stretch (the type a young man does on a date to the cinema with his new girl!) and the next thing, my envelope was being folded up and put up a sleeve of a lady I don't know. It is very possible that her name might have been the same as the name written on the envelope, but somehow I think that is irrelevant. I came home feeling a little odd about the whole thing, but giving her the benefit of the doubt I rang the group leader to see if said lady had a sudden realisation of what she had done and handed it in.......but no..........I am not confrontational and I hope she will at least put the decorations on her tree.......I hope the stars sparkle and catch her eye and the snowflakes look crisp and white ..........
Anyway.....I digress.....its Thursday and I am going to join in with Penny from Planet Penny with my
Reasons to be Cheerful!
I have been trying to think of reasons apart from the obvious one to think of.........ummmmm..... but no.......much as I try I can't get away from the fact.......
I AM GOING ON MY HOLS TOMORROW!!
We are off to centerparcs tomorrow along with my brother, his wife and their three boys and we are going to have a wonderful time!
There are reindeer, snow, a brilliant swimming pool, great cycle paths, lots of activities....phew, I am sooooo excited!
This week, I made myself a woolly hat to keep me toasty in all the (fake) snow that will be on our hols!
I won some beautiful crocheted snowflakes from the lovely Victoria on yarnroundhook. I am so looking forward to adding them to our family's decorations....how lucky am I!!
Christmas festivities with the children.
This is our towns traditional lantern parade, where the children make their lanterns and the council provide a little torch light to go inside, then there is a procession through the town finished off with Father Christmas turning on the lights. Here you see my boys all full of mischief (the photos that followed got decidedly more ridiculous!)
There you have it.....oh, by the way, did I mention I was going on holiday?!
Hope you all have lots of reasons for being cheerful too, why not go and check out the other ones on Planet Penny's blog and maybe join in too!