Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lighting up and late lunches, dresses and Downton Abbey


Apologies for not visiting your blogs yet, I haven't managed to get to any at all this week - just too much going on, and something had to give (see below!) I'm looking forward to a big catch up at the weekend though, I've missed you all xx

Here are some things that I learnt on 28th September:
  • It's lovely to meet someone who loves what they do so much that they light up when they talk about it :-)
  • I so enjoy my German class! I've missed it over the summer!
  • So many people have sent me good wishes about my own new class - it warms my heart :-)
  • There are now 19 people taking my class!!
  • Lunch just isn't going to happen at lunchtime on Tuesdays...
  • They enjoyed it! They had a good time! They're so pleased with the finished projects they're taking home! Yay!!
  • Ah, lunch tastes good even if - or especially if?! - you don't get to eat it till 3.15pm...
  • Parents spend an average of £5213 on a baby during pregnancy and its first year!! Flippin' 'eck!! Someone must be spending an awful lot on their kiddy because I spent a lot less than that...
  • The start and finish times for Brownies and Scouts are staggered just enough that I'll be out for most of the evening dropping off and collecting The Children
  • Yay, our friend's son goes to this Scout group! We can share lifts!
  • If you're in a hurry to make and eat dinner, having pudding first can help speed things along...
  • The people who run Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, Rainbows, etc are just *wonderful*
  • The Boy loved Scouts :-)
  • Hereford lost, yet AGAIN! They're struggling so much :-(
And then we have the 29th September:
  • Even after some early nights, I am SO tired :-(
  • Something has to give.... And work, The Doctor and The Children must come first. Sadly that means I shall have to step back from my blog visits for a few days :-( And that a couple of emails sitting in my inbox will need to wait a little longer for replies - sorry friends, I haven't forgotten you xx
  • I like wearing dresses for work - and I like finding dresses in the sale at Asda :-)
  • Oh yes, got to love a sale! Especially when you can find a cool hat for just £1!
  • Summer is definitely over - as the combination of rain and fallen leaves shows...
  • I like this Downton Abbey programme! :-)
  • The Boy gets so silly when he has a friend over....
  • Some people seem to have the knack of phoning at inconvenient times!!
Nearly done - one more day of blogging my LSNED, and then I can print off the second batch of photos for the paper project. I still haven't seen any more digi templates but I'll wait till Shimelle officially signs off the class in case any appear; if not, I'll cycle through the ones we do have. But I'm not putting any pressure on myself to get the project finished by any particular date - it will happen, some time, and that's good enough.

Meanwhile, MeTAV moves into its third week - that's been on a back burner for me too! - and Blogtoberfest starts tomorrow. I may rely on Project 365 to get me through the latter ;-)

How are you all, blog friends? I've missed you! Looking forward to catching up with you soon xx

16 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

MeTav is on my back burner, too. And Picture Fall starts tomorrow! Love reading your posts!

Denise said...

I love reading your posts too - love the last photo of you taking a photo of - you ! :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Will miss these LSND posts,Mel....have really enjoyed them.
MeTav is a bit on the back burner for me as well.

Elizabeth said...

It's really good to see your frequent, full, interesting posts. But I do know what the pressures of real life are like.

It was interesting you mentioned enjoying wearing dresses: I remembered yesterday a skirt I used to love and realised how rarely I photographed my ordinary everyday clothes. At the end of the year how many of your daily photos will show your clothes?

Cheri said...

I'm slowly working my way through MeTAV and will be starting Picture Fall tomorrow. With that much going on, Blogtoberfest looks really cool, but I'm going to have to pass.

Deb said...

Don't feel bad about the MeTAV project - I'm in that same boat with you (eh-hm...or maybe we should feel bad together?!?!). I started the first week just fine and was journaling away, and then I lost steam quickly. Kind of like you - too many other things demanding my attention right now. And the way it looks, I will probably wait until after the holidays to go back to the MeTAV project!

LOVE the photo of the leaf and water drops!!! xo

Amy said...

Mel, my craziness is about to start and I am wondering how I am going to manage house, school, activities, renovation, children, family, Christmas, quite a few birthdays ...... oh, and blogging and emails! I know where you are coming from - take care, go with the flow and enjoy your full and adventurous life!

PS I 've done alomst NO Me:TAV!

Clair said...

And may I just say, how wonderful you looked in that dress? It really suited you my friend x

Ruth said...

I have so enjoyed reading your LSNED posts ~ very inspiring. My MeTAV stuff is coming along slowly, so don't worry if you feel you are behind!

Ladkyis said...

~points excitedly~
Oh, OH I use those containers for all my important stuff (anything I have more than one of that fit in the container)I love them because they stack so well on my crafting shelf now I have moved my crafting base back downstairs where I can see what is going on.

Cheryl said...

I love reading all your LSNED posts Mel they make me smile, so I will miss them but I am sure we will have something in its place x

Karen said...

Even though my album is not a daily one, I'm still finishing up pages for LSN. I decided to do MeTav totally digitally, and made some serious progress this week, but still have a long ways to go. Doing it digitally saved me a lot of time, I know. Now I have to decide whether to do a photo book or just have the pages printed somewhere. Love your leaf in the rain photo. Rained (poured) all day here!

Rachel B said...

Welcome back Mel, we have missed you.

After LSNED I am going to use October to catch up on projects before the Journal Your Christmas prep in November :)

Mary B said...

going backwards - I love the hat, - eating pudding first made me giggle - Fruit lunch at 3.15 yummy - a good number for your class so glad it is going well.

Hope you stop feeling tired soon. God bless

furrypig said...

I want to take your papercrafting class!! I bet you are a fab teacher and even better with a crafty subject!! Hope it all goes well xxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

If you include doctor bills in that total, which I think would be $7000-8000 USD, then yeah, I easily spent that much on my first kid, pregnancy & first year. Half on doc bills (and that is just with insurance co-pays) and half on maternity clothing & baby thing.

I have no projects waiting for October & November, giving me time to organize my LSNED stuff and prepare for JYC