Last week I was really organised and wrote my round-up post as the week went on. However with a crazy busy week last week, that’s gone out of the window this time! I feel rushed and busy, like I don’t have time for everything I need to do – and I know it will be a couple more weeks before that improves. In fact, as such I might not be blogging much for a while.
Monday to Friday was work and school for everyone! It’s so weird having Chris work normal 9-5 hours (well 8.45 – 5.30 anyway). He started his new job at BT on Monday and I’m pleased to report he’s loving it. Me on the other hand…. well let’s just not talk about it!
On Monday, the girls had Singing Stars after school and so I got the weekly shop at Aldi’s done before heading to mum’s for a cup of tea. I then picked the girls up from school and headed home. We watched I’m a Celebrity when we got home, at the same time as working on their “Disney craft project”. Afterwards I spent the evening sewing, very close to getting Amy’s Snow White costume done! The next day my brother came around in the evening and so not much really got done (other than hanging out the washing, dishwasher etc.). We watched three episodes of OUAT but we’re still two behind (three now). I think he’ll be coming this week too, in order to catch up properly.
Wednesday it was Nat’s turn to visit. I finished off the Snow White costume and then started on her Aurora one. I’d had the crazy idea to dye pink into blue to make it look like her dress was changing colour and the two of us were dying pink at 11pm that night! Thursday was sort of a relax day – Nat got some great news (which unfortunately I can’t share with you!), I treated Chris and I to Chinese for dinner and then we spent the evening hanging out and watching TV. It was well overdue since it seemed like I’d seen everyone but him in the previous days. However I knew I had the following day to crack on with costumes and writing Megan’s party, as the girls’ dad was having them the following night.
I was very glad to see Friday. It was a long and busy week and I was looking forward to a still busy, but no work weekend. I dropped the kids off at school with their overnight bags for stopping at their dad’s and headed to work. Afterwards Kristy and I went into town and I treated her to her first ever Starbucks Red Cup! We then wandered around H&M and Primark before heading home. Once I’d dropped off Kristy and got home myself, Chris text to say he was leaving work early. However he called ten minutes later to say he’d been knocked off his bike (again). I jumped in e car and headed back to Lincoln. Long story short, he was hit through no fault of his own and we had to wait ninety minutes for recovery of his bike. We got home for about 8pm and neither of us felt up to doing anything. We managed an hour or so of watching TV before eventually heading to bed. That was my planned evening to get stuff done and it all went out the window!
We woke at 8am the next day, even though e kids weren’t in and we didn’t have work. I ended up starting to sew, just to catch up some time. At 9.30am Chris called e bike garage and arranged for someone to come look at the damage on his bike. We then headed out to pick the girls up from their dad and then head to mum’s for lunch. While mum helped Megan with her homework, I attempted to work on Megan’s mystery party. I didn’t really get very far though and before we knew it we were sitting down to eat and then heading home. Once we got back, the girls and I had I’m a Celebrity to catch up on. Megan hadn’t been feeling well for a few days and she took a definite dip. In the end Lily and I were the only ones who headed out to see the Christmas Lights be switched on in Gainsborough. Lily had a hot dog and I had some pizza, we also bought candy floss. The lights were disappointing and not as good as the year before – I also missed it not being all four of us. When Lily and I got back, Megan was asleep on the sofa but she stirred not long after. She managed some sausage roll and candy floss but then both girls went to bed. Chris and I spent the rest of he evening together as I was too tired to do anything of importance. I did manage to get some things ordered for both Nat and Megan’s parties though.
Finally it was Sunday and a day with nothing planned at all! The girls wanted to watch X Factor and I’m a Celebrity so I set up my sewing machine in the lounge, hoping to sew AND watch TV. While I did get both done, my concentration wasn’t at it’s best. I made numerous mistakes – one of which was quite humourous in that I stitched a sleeve on upside down! It all got a little stressful at times but I stuck with it all day. I called takeaway for dinner and we all shared that together. I eventually gave up sewing at about 11pm and headed to bed. I now have Megan’s pretty much completed (bar some details) and Nat’s is well on it’s way.
This week has been okay, but very stressful in the sense of “sew” much to do and so little time. In all honesty, the only way I’m going to make it through this coming week and maybe even the next, is to take a bit of a backseat when it comes to blogging. This evening I’ve had Nat round, Tuesday will be my brother, Thursday is Parent’s Evening and Nat’s birthday and before I know it, Saturday and Nat’s party will be here. I can’t honestly say I’ll be posting anything at all this week, so it may well be Sunday before my next 52 Project appears and then Monday with my round-up. Please forgive me for taking a break this week but if I don’t, my sanity might snap altogether! I look forward to updating you all with my costumes soon though!