Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The best laid plans of mice &….well…me!!

So much for taking an internet holiday to catch up on chores! A week ago today I posted that I was going to do just that & by mid afternoon that same day I was feeling dreadful & trying my utmost NOT to be sick!! I HATE to be sick…it makes me cry & act like a real wimp!! I also had horrible abdominal gripes & didn’t feel safe too far away from the loo!! So, not much got done on Tuesday!!

On Wednesday I did the morning school run, came home to fill a hot water bottle & disappeared under the duvet until it was time to do the school pick up….so not much got done on Wednesday either!!

By Thursday I was feeling less queasy & had to stay awake as I had a dental appointment in the afternoon…I pottered around at home & as the day progressed, I felt quite a bit better!

However, on Friday I felt quite wobbly…a limp lettuce to be precise…no appetite & no energy, so I took the decision to cancel my place at the Crafty Stash crop on Saturday…such a shame as I’ve seen what Denise did with the kit on Sunday & the LO’s look great fun!

Saturday dawned bright & sunny, so I decided to potter around in the garden & in between numerous ‘time-outs’ to snooze on a lounger I managed to prune back all my climbers & pull a fair amount of weeds! Admittedly they were those red stemmed clustered weeds that come away oh so easily & not much effort was needed, but it felt like my first productive day of the week!!

….& as no blog post is complete without a few photo’s…what else has been going on in our household this week?
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Nathan made oat & raisin cookies at school….& demolished most of them himself…well, for once he didn’t have any competition from me!!



I glanced out of the window on Thursday evening to see the boys…one wearing my red shower proof jacket…the other my wellies!!
They were putting the guinea pigs to bed & as it was raining, just grabbed the first things that came to hand…no change there then!

18May2010 005 It was my good friend Karen’s birthday yesterday, so I called in on my way to work on Sunday to drop off a card & gift & made a birthday cupcake for her, complete with a wrapper cut on my silhouette…I think I’ll be using these again!!

Incidentally, Karen was also laid low this week by a bout of Gastroenteritis…adding insult to literal injury as she’s also in pain with a bout of sciatica at the moment …maybe my symptoms were sympathetic?!!!

Finally…I have seen two movies that I have not reported on! Last Sunday it was the amazingly entertaining ‘The Back Up Plan’…

Jennifer Lopez is awesome in this film…anyone who has ever been through pregnancy & childbirth should go see it…it was soooo funny… & moving too!!

This Sunday we caught ‘Robin Hood’ just as it was released…
robin-hood-movie-poster-1 Apparently when an interviewer commented to Russell Crowe on his ‘Irish’ accent in the movie he got all huffy…but I have to say, it sounded Irish to me too!! Whatever….it was still a good movie, if very graphic & violent. Cate Blanchett was stunning & is such a versatile actress.

As usual, thanks for dropping by…I’m going to try & get things done again this week! I’ll let you know how that works out for me!!! :)


Anna said...

Oh, you poor thing! Isn't it just typical to be laid low when you have a list of a million and one things that need doing?
(I've not achieved anything here either. We've had a mains gas leak and there've been workmen digging holes in the lawn since Friday and laying new pipes - and they're still at it! Most distracting...)
Love the photos of your boys in your coat and wellies :D
Good luck for this week :)

Jocelyn said...

Oh yucky.....you have had a terrible week.....I too hate to be sick and tend to be wimpy also!!!

So sorry that you had to miss out on your crop!!!

I did get the e card.....I had trouble loading it and it took several times....Thank you so much!!!!

I love the pics of the boys in your jacket and boots!!! That is tooooo funny!!!

Wishing you a great week and hoping that you are feeling better!!! I can hardly wait for you to hit the States...don't forget to to shout me out!!!!

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scrappyjacky said...

Sorry to hear about your poorliness....but love that cupcake you still managed to make.
Thanks for your comment on my blog about cardmaking...it inspired a whole new post yesterday!!!!

Sian said...

Ooh, that sounds rotten Sandi. It must have been really bad if you cancelled going to the crop! I hope you are feeling a lot better now.

And thank you for your lovely congratulations yesterday :)

humel said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, you poor thing! I hope you're 100% recovered now xx

The Boy has just discovered a love of oatmeal raisin cookies so I stocked up on ingredients again today :-)

And thanks for the recommendation of The Back-Up Plan - it's on my list!