Goodness. How time flies!
Well, Xmas shopping is now well under way; rather pleased that i’ve managed to do all my shopping so far from WAHM’s or HEers businesses or occasionally my own stock catalogues, where i can get things that are just too delicious not to own! No doubt i’ll still end up doing a last minute dash for bits and bobs, but still… have to be much more careful these days, now Fran reads the blog *hello darling* However, turn up for the books is that in our 13th Christmas together ( 😯 ) Max and i have finally agreed we can afford to spend more than £10 on each other 😆 This is quite a big deal really, as although we are far from frugal in the true sense of the word, we haven’t tended towards lavish present buying up till now. *Must remember to buy him something*
Right, Wednesday i organised my minions into stock tidying… or rather Helen and Chris brought the Beans and pandered to my stress levels. Barely saw the big kids, Josie and BB unutterably gorgeous. Had a lovely day; adore friends who answer desperate pleas for food parcels, bring lunch, tidy up (or organise, if you prefer), threaten action for industrial injuries by flying beads, babysit, do stockman/recycling man duties, make all the cups of tea and are patient while i enthuse about the number of shoppers currently on the site 😆
Fran went off to E’s house for her fortnightly residential (think may have to apply for joint custody arrangements with D!) and Thursday was spent very peacefully with the littler 3, who are all so quiet without Fran. Maddy and i had some great conversations about industrial processes and she drew me a variety of machines that were her take on how things get made (kind of Chicken Run style) – particularly liked that she drew inside version and outside ones then stuck the outside on as a flap. Must get her a job with Usborne! Amelie demanded a phonecall to Buttercup, so Alison got a rather a surprise i think, given i don’t tend to phone – and the 4 year olds got to catch up before we did! Ended up with Brownies/Rainbows and an exhausting evening of parcelling that required wine to get me through!
However, the main reason for Thursday being low key was that i had another dentist appointment – however, with absolutely no pain or distress (and only £102 spent) i had 2 fillings, white ones at that, done. I LOVE my new dentist.
Today was great; Lucy was coming, so the kids and i tidied up for the cleaning lady, did a few normals, some bits and bobs and then headed out to Activity World for an afternoon socialising. Got beaten to the venue by the beans, which was a shock, but only just 😆
Absolutely lovely afternoon, made all the better by meeting Michelle from the comments box who came back to view my stockroom and have a cup of tea. Always lovely to meet someone new that you can immediately chat to. Come again very soon Michelle 🙂
And this evening i have uploaded LOADS of new products at Beadmerrily and now i am completely exhausted. Got plans for education this weekend though!