Friday, February 17, 2006

What a week ...

Gosh it got busy this week ... here is a quick run down ...

Monday - not too bad, biked in the morning, started folding soccer rego and info, Charlotte gym in the pm, stitched a wee bit in the afternoon, meeting that night.

Tuesday - got soccer accounts from accountant to double check, took a couple of hours in the morning to go through, folded more rego info, enveloped some (great family production line - Rhiannon sorting, Josh folding, me putting in envelopes, Charlotte stamping the return address on the envelopes - *thats* why we had such a big family! LOL), dropped changed accounts back to accountant, stitched on Rose Arbour in the evening.

Wednesday - woke up to find no hot water, rang electrician arranged for him to come after lunch, went with a friend to a womens group/morning tea thingee ... they are doing a personality study thing this term - I'm a 9 (peacemaker) with strong 1 (perfectionist) tendancies ;) ... home to wait for electrician, finally came as I was walking out to get the kids from school, of course. I quickly vacuumed and tidied a bit while I was waiting. Found out we definitely needed a new hot water cylinder *sigh* just what we don't need right now ... but electrician is a fellow soccer committee person so he arranged the plumber for me and also the cylinder through his account at a wholesale price - yeah! ... about then it occurred to me that once again *I* was handling everything while DH was at work, as usual. Went to Mum and Dad's for dinner, home, kids in bed and stitched for a couple of hours.

Thursday - quick cold shower again (I can't NOT wash my hair it is terribly greasy and has to be washed every day otherwise it looks dirty and yuck), enveloped my RRs, finished soccer envelopes, caught up on a few cricket/soccer emails, filled in a funding cricket form, while plumber put water cylinder in. He finished just in time for me to rush out and get groceries before picking up Charlotte from kindy. Made up and cut out pattern to make top to wear to my sister's wedding on Saturday before having to go and drop off envelopes at PO, post RR's off and buy birthday gift for party that Rhiannon was going to that afternoon. Picked up kids from school, started making top, dropped Rhiannon off to party, carried on making top ... frantically got ready for work before picking up Rhiannon, dropping her at home, and dropping Cameron off at Touch rugby. Work was extremely busy - 1.5hrs of transcript tapes from a meeting, oh yay. Watched the cricket for a while, got quite exciting - so stayed an extra hour to make up for the time I was in front of the telly ... got home about 1.30am - finished loading dishwasher, tidied up a bit (DH was away for the night) and got to bed about 2.00am.

Friday - Hot shower! Yay! ... only Cameron and Josh to organise off to school. Rhiannon, Charlotte and I then drove into Ngauranga (near Wellington) to drop off Charlotte to Deb who is having her for a couple of nights, then to Porirua for some shopping and lunch with Rhiannon, found her a pretty dress to wear on Saturday, and me a skirt - still not sure I like it, but nothing looks good when you're too fat *sigh*. Then off to then ENT specialist with Rhiannon - her ears are really good, one tube had worked it's way out from the ear drum (which has healed perfectly) into the ear canal so she pulled that out ... Rhiannon has it carefully wrapped up so she can show it off at news at school on Monday. Then home again to quickly get changed, drop Rhiannon at my sister's and then come into work ... where I am now.

Tomorrow is the usual kids sports in the morning, then the wedding in the afternoon! I'll pick up the framed piece in the morning - I could have done it this morning, but didn't want to "bug" the framer - then David Jnr tells me she called last night to say it was ready! Grrrrrr! I could have strangled him! LOL

So, that folks is a week in the life of a BUSY me - it's not always that crazy ... thank goodness (but is, more often than I'd like LOL).

Here is a picture of the Mirabilia RR piece I just finished and sent off - I stitched the Madonna of the Garden section - I'm a bit worried the section is a bit empty, but I really wanted to incorporate the arch, fence AND baby.

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I'm also VERY close to finishing Rose Arbour - I should finish the cross-stitching this coming Tuesday, and I'll decide from there whether to carry on and do the beading over the next few days after that and get it finished - or wait until the following Tuesday :)

... can't forget the Charlotte quote of the day ...

"I wish I had Mrs Incredible as my Mummy, she can do LOTS of things at the same time"

That was this morning while I was trying to quickly finish sewing up my top, and get her organised and packed for her weekend away, I can't remember what she wanted me to do, but I obviously wasn't doing it fast enough! LOL

Nearly time to go home!

8 comments:

Kath said...

But you ARE Mrs Incredible....!

Nicki said...

That Mirabilia RR looks beautiful. Not too empty at all. It goes so well with the piece of Petal Fairy. I'd love it if it was mine! :)

Jenny said...

You sound like a Mrs Incredible to me! That is a lot of stuff to get done in just one week. The Mira RR looks great too - I love what you chose to stitch. :)

Kali said...

I think the RR looks fabulous!

Jenna said...

WOW! What a lot you got done this week. I'm amazed at how you do it, honestly!

Carol said...

Oh that Mirabilia RR is stunning!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see Rose Arbour - dancing shoes are at the ready for you!! I just finished Celtic Winter tonight, so we can dance together!!

Anonymous said...

I've seen your cross stitch projects and they were awesome! Do you still have the pattern of Madonna of the Garden 'coz I really want to make one for my collection. Its been released in the US since 2004 yet it still unavailable here in the Philippines and I don't have the means of getting it online plus the impediments delivering it from the US to the Phil's. So could you scan and email the pattern for me? I know it's too much to ask from you since you barely/don't know me but this is the only way I can do to somehow fulfill one of my dream projects. Thanks for the time reading this and hope you'll reply.

jomai
jmtrinidad2003@yahoo.com

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.