Monday, 23 April 2007

Sweet dreams

Sweet Dreams...if only, Man I am tired, I mean blink and my eyes stay closed for a moment too long, I move like I have just got out of bed (which is now over 4 hours ago), I just want to curl up and sleep. I fear that if I did, I am just so tired, I would sleep through the alarm clock and miss collecting my youngest from Nursery. I guess the 'Busy Busy' has just caught up with me. I had a late night last night after the 40th Birthday celebrations for a friend, it was a good night with a group of people who once were such a big part of my life, for various reasons and commitments we have all drifted a little so it was good to see how they all are getting on. On my return I was greeted by sleeping Angels, I had just shared with my friends that my youngest had started to sleep a little better (BIG MISTAKE)!!! SO pre-kiss he looked so cute, his little chubby fingers curled around his pocket teddy. Suddenly he woke up...Mommy I want a drink! So this is a picture at the bathroom sink having a little later than mid-night drink!
Yer I know it is not a good quality shot, hey I am tired!!! This set the pattern for the rest of the night.

Add on to that the house is in complete disarray after my good intentions to get through the 5ft (no I am not exaggerating) pile of ironing and swap over the winter to summer clothes. We have clothes everywhere and its just a mess!!! I keep looking at it and do not know what area to start in. SO it was with relief to delay the cleaning time when a neighbour invited me in for a coffee this morning. I just wanted to mention her as she RAN THE LONDON MARATHON yesterday, for months now she has been running and all her effort paid off. Is this not just an amazing thing to do?

When I did get home I had a parcel waiting for me...
Oh so exciting, I ripped open the box with a big smile on my face and got stuck in to my goodies. This was a random purchase last week...
How sweet is this, its a cake stand, as I have numerous cake stands I think it will make its way into my sewing room for storage reasons! Its so pretty, I would have loved to have scored one secondhand, but I guessed that was a bit of a dream so I just treated myself...

As I was paying for delivery I thought I would go a bit RETRO and treat the boys to bit of fun at the dinner table. I am ashamed to say that both my children love ketchup!!! So I thought they would appreciate this.
Yesterday I went out to a tea shop with my children, we sat and read our magazines and chatted about this and that...it was a real revelation to me...suddenly aware that I am not actually physically caring for them, no wiping faces, spoon feeding, trips to the loo...We actually sat there and ENJOYED our time together talking as three people who love being together do. I guess I am having to acknowledge that the baby days are over...
As I guessed no crafting to report on, sorry to let you down, I will hope to be back on course SOON!!!

3 comments:

sarah said...

Awww! They are growing up! Hopefully, that will mean more sleep for you soon!

julia said...

Thanks for my first comment! I've just been through your whole blog and identify totally, but being at home with your children is to me the most fantastic, exhausting and rewarding job. Keep up the good work.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i love, love, love your new stand - i want one of those!!! =) debbie