Good Morning lovely people tis Friday time for
Well it's been a quiet week on the photo front so I'll apologise in advance, however I've had a mighty busy work week and my phased return seems to have fizzled out. Fear not my trustee rockers and rockettes I now have a cunning plan whereby rather than trying to leave early every day, I'm actually going to take whole days off - genius plan - what do you think? It's not perfect but it does at least give me some time to do nothing - stop it - I can hear you all laughing as you read this.
So positives, the house deep clean marches on - or rather stumbles along, but I've managed to rope hubby and said 18 year old into helping which is making life a little easier and I've finally finished the craft room - hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This week hall stairs and landing, which in real terms means just mopping up the jobs we didn't get done in the other weeks, so this one has been quite restful in comparison.
We had a lovely brunch on Saturday morning, hubby is on with Christmas presents and we ended up with ample left over peeled oranges, so a stack of pancakes seemed in order. A little bit naughty but so very worth it!
The weekend included making a start on Christmas gifts. In line with the Martin Lewis money saving show, the Mindful Christmas magazine that I picked up and the slightly emptier pay packet at the end of the month (who knew only having one job rather than two would do that to a girl), I find myself having a slightly more frugal Christmas - I know I know I keep mentioning that word, but when you are making gifts you have to start earlier!
So Saturday was spent with needle felting machine at the ready, I can't share (yet) as it is a gift but I had fun making. It isn't finished so I'm planning on completing that this weekend.
Next up said 18 year old making strides in his next steps. He has been over the years incredibly undecided about post college and what it will look like, but with less than 12 months until that becomes reality it has been a case of stepping out and making choices and decisions. Which meant we spent the majority of Sunday trudging around different lecture theatres and classrooms to listen to tutors discussing their courses at the fairly local university.
Surprisingly for me, he came home with a pretty firm idea of next step and ruled out elements he genuinely wasn't interested in. Which means he has commenced uni applications this week and he is discussing finances and halls of residence (she runs for the hills with her hands over her ears - moving out - ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH) but apparently I have just less than 12 months to get used to it.
Said 18 year old's girlfriend who was very much in the don't want the debt not going to uni camp, is now wavering having identified a similarly interesting course for herself. Watch this space on the next installments to see where they head next.
We are definitely having some odd weather at the moment, today is warm and very windy and it is likely to remain that way tomorrow too - I don't like it windy so I'll be glad of the calmer day forecast for Sunday even if it is a lot cooler!
We've also had a few beautiful sunrises recently, unfortunately I'm driving when I get to see them, but hubby captured this one this week from his work building and sent it to me, definitely worthy of a share don't you think!
And that my lovely people is about that this week - like I said short on photos, short on fun stuff, long on busy work days. Here's to a more productive less stressful weekend!
Have a great day
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