It's all thanks to the Baby Mumma in our group; she's the organiser extraordinaire. Really. Believe me, she will have a back up plan ready to drop into place for anything that could go two ways over the next 3 days. Impressive. Exhausting! I do a lot of organising and communicating as part of my daily life - as y'all know - I moan about it, often. So today is marvellous for me. I wrote the date in the diary, answered a couple of emails and will simply turn up at lunch time. Easy! I should also point out that I wrote the date in our work diary, some months ago. And have had to email and ask twice about the date. First of course, because I couldn't remember exactly when we'd planned, and certainly didn't think to turn pages in the diary to see if I'd written it down! And second because frankly, I couldn't believe how close and sudden it was after we came home from our holiday!
|Cuttlebug Embossing folder, distress stains and inks, Woodware stamp|
So, to prove that I've worked ridiculously hard this week to get ahead enough to be able to go and do hobby stuff instead of work craft, here's a couple from a handful of cards for workshops. I've finished the base kits and samples for the calender workshop. I've helped Mr Dunnit clear out the unused end of the Workshop so that it can be used. That made my shoulders ache! I've done a couple deliveries in the big white van. I collected my darling girl and boyfriend from a hellish train journey caused by the 'storm' on Monday. I've nursed her, she was poorly. (Although her sweet boyfriend did more nursing than I - how the world turns!). I've cooked and cleaned (*ahem*) as usual, I've tried - really tried to catch up on ironing. I've done the books, now it's November I need to close October and submit the VAT return, but it's OK to do that on Monday. I've done a teeny bit more shopping for Christmas. I've actually planned and picked out 'kits' for scrap booking over the weekend. I've planned and am about to finish cooking the main course for our supper this evening. I'm walking around a pile of boxes and stuff on the workroom floor..destined to go into the car - loads.
I'm reconciled to the fact that I may have to come home earlier than the others - that's OK..any time away is going to be lovely. Listen to me; I make it sound as if I never get any time to myself! Actually, the thing I'm looking forward to is probably the same as everyone else - having a conversation that doesn't have to finish because one of us has to leave to collect children, go shopping, try to sleep, check on parents..you get it.
|Grand Impressions & Dovecraft stamps. Distress Stain and Inks.|
It's not that I deserve this any more than any other - all of us work and run around like crazies....the trick to this is that it was planned, far enough ahead for it to be OK. And because I'm smiling in anticipation, I hope it's OK to link up with Annie's Friday smiles.
If I actually get any crafting done, I'll show you next week!
Have a lovely weekend!