Here's a photo of the two gorgeous tea towels I bought while in Palmerston North...
ABOVE: I made some good progress on Rena's Ballerina... it's for her Birthday, which is on the 22nd of March. I should get it finished by then.
ABOVE: his nibs locked out of the kitchen. I really don't like toddlers under foot in the kitchen when the oven is on, or when there's pots on the stove. So... needs must.
ABOVE: Sadly, Master Dante didn't think much of my idea.
ABOVE: he just wanted his Mummy. Awwww.
ABOVE: this was him before his bath... chillin' out on the couch... trying to change the TV channels.
In the 5 days I was away, he learnt how to climb on and off the couches.
ABOVE: AND reach the door handles. Sheesh, we will need to latch it soon.
Soooo... plans for today? Sewing. Housework.
All the usual stuff. Might even go for a walk with the dogs if it's not too hot.
We will see.
What are YOU doing today? Anything exciting?
Just in... photos of darling Paisley!
ABOVE: she looks like a little ratbag... but adorable.
There is one thing I hate more than anything else in life.
Being LIED about ("She is such a bitch!") comes to mind...
Being LIED to.... and my god do I have a few amazing LIARS in my family!
Also... something else comes to mind:
"I will NEVER stop you seeing ***** Mum"
Now I have to wonder if your behaviour in the future will be blamed ON ME... because I won't play the game how you want me to play it?
GUESS WHAT? I am finally doing what is best for me.
I am not going to be screamed at, lied to or about, and have grandchildren withheld to hurt me.
It is not going to hurt me anymore, because I am now taking care of ME. I have learnt how to live with the hurt, but still enjoy my life, and those who choose to be in it, without having to be lied to.
YOU want to do something I might not necessarily like, tell me anyway, then at least YOU are being honest with me.
It's not like I can't take what you throw at me!
I'm used to it. TOO USED TO IT.
Now put that in ya pipe and smoke it... or have a drink and blame me for driving you to it. I'm sure any excuse will do.
Clearly it didn't take long after getting home for shit to hit the fan.
ABOVE: our neighbours have painted their house and deck/fence... so now it looks PINK from the sunlight bounching off the deck onto the house! Pretty.
ABOVE: nope, not dog food. Lunches.
For me. I am going to be having my 'main' meal at lunchtime from now on. It's just a better option for me.
It's been a good afternoon, I've got a bit more done on Rena's Ballerina. Still got heaps to do to it... but I'm confident I shall have it finished on time.
It's 'takeaway' night tonight... and I am going to enjoy it!
I'm starving, and from now on ... Thursday night is my 'day off' being careful with what I eat. And that is ONE MEAL off, not the whole day!
I stood on the scales this morning expecting a gain after my gluttony during my Palmerston North trip, and I had stayed the same. Score!
Maybe not having alcohol helped? I just don't do alcohol much now, only the odd glass of wine once in a blue moon. I just don't like it anymore.
HEADS UP: I won't be revolving my life around anyone ever again.
You only get one time on earth, and from now on, I am going to be putting Stew, Brylee, Griffin and ME first.
It's long overdue. I know we are still limited in what we can do for ourselves, because Brylee and Griffin's needs come first. But I am on the 'countdown' to when they leave home.
It's just a shame I will be almost be bloody pensioner by then! Not quite how I thought my life would end up like.
I just hope when Stew and I are old and wrinkly, one of my kids steps up and takes care of us. Nicely.
End of Day: well it's been another beautiful day weather-wise, I'm happy to have got some sewing done. No dog walk, it was too hot.