I have been really busy this week, On Saturday John and I got up early and headed off to Merry Hill, a big shopping arcade near us, John calls it Merry Hell, we got there at 8.15 to find a decent parking space,we walked around home bargains which opens at 8.30 and waited until 9am for Frankie and Benny’s to open where we had a lovely breakfast, we then went to the Range, a well-known store that has just opened a branch there, I was very impressed and have seen lots of things I must have for the house after Christmas as we are embarking on a project to redecorate every room and install a new bathroom, it was going to be done this year but funds were too tight and John works long hours and lots of other stuff got in the way, I am annoyed but it has to be done next year. We got some more Christmas gifts and they are waiting to be wrapped. When we got back we had to do the food shop.I cooked and watched TV in the evening.
I cooked and cleaned on Sunday and went to see my parents in the afternoon. Monday was my lovely Mum’s 74th Birthday.
On the same day it was our beautiful Granddaughter Emily’s 8th Birthday, I can’t believe she is 8, she was 5 in this picture she is holding her baby Brother Mason, he is in now 3.
Monday I went to a school’s charity AGM, it is one that I am on the fundraising committee, after the meeting the members did some prep for the Christmas fair. When it finished I went for a quick lunch and catch up with my friend who asked me to join her on the committee.
Tuesday I stayed in and did a bit of de cluttering in my office, I am packing away some of my card making stuff as I am taking a break from card making, I have been doing it for over 10 years and it is feeling more like a chore than a hobby these days so I think a little break will do me good.
Wednesday I went to Slimming world and was shocked and very peeved as I had a gain and I only needed half a pound to get my stone award, I am changing tactics and starting to walk three times a week to get this weight off, I have been so good and not even had one glass of wine, anyway enough said.
Today I am going to Emily’s school as I am on the fundraising committee and along with another member are decorating the Santa’s Grotto as it is the Christmas fair on Friday, I am manning the cake stall so when I come back from school I will be baking up a storm. We get lots of yummy donations from teachers and pupils and everything always sells.
Friday as I said is the Christmas fair, after that I have to do the food shop, Saturday I am deep cleaning the living room, sorting out the advent, and Sunday I am putting up my tree and cooking lunch and start my walking on Sunday evening.
I hope you have all had a good week x Dawn