Next up is time for my slightly late Rocking Friday post :) Where I look back and list all the things (that I remember) that made me smile during the past week - no matter how big or small. I can't stress what a positive effect this has had on my outlook since I started playing along. If you'd like to join in and link up too, just click the below picture to be taken to Virginia's blog. Any time during the week - doesn't have to be Friday - as I am often testament to ;)
A week for visitors! First up - a very, very quick but very welcome visit from Donna last weekend. She was in Kent doing a workshop at the new Artistic Stamper shop and detoured past my house on the way home for a quick hello and dropping off of gorgeous gift. Thank you Donna - was lovely to see you!
Then another Donna, my sister, all the way from Scotland. She was down in Kent to bring my niece to London for her birthday - Phantom of the Opera - very nice. We got a visit from her before they headed home again and she came with Talon, my nieces 6 month old son. This meant Craig and I elbowing each other out of the way for cuddles. I have so forgotten what to do with babies :) It was lovely and he's such a cutey-pie!
... ... ... ... ...Postman delivered a lovely package from Sue. She had already very kindly said she was going to send me some spare paint she had... but also nestled inside my package, wrapped in tissue paper, was this A4 sized journal which Sue had decorated the cover of. Isn't it gorgeous?
I can't wait to have a play in it. Thank you Sue - very unexpected but very, very much appreciated. Such a sketchbook/journal addict and this one is perfect! And also for the paint too!
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Due date is looming. Wednesday is the day. Midwife appointment on the Wednesday morning but if no signs then I'll be having my inducement day booked, just in case, for two weeks later. I really don't know now whether I think I'll go the whole two weeks late or not now. For the past week, of an evening, I've been getting severe back pains that get closer and closer together - we get to 15 minutes apart and then it just stops and goes back to being my normal constant back ache. I think this child is a big old tease!
Either way, bags are packed, camera is charged, people on stand by for emergency phone calls. I think we are as ready as we can be :) It all feels very surreal at the moment and even though we were trying for ages and I've been a grumpy old mare for 9 months... it still doesn't feel real that we will have a baby here soon... eep!
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- Lovely sunny October weather, in-between the rain showers, making for lovely strolls with Ruby Monster on her bike
- Carrot cake from Craig, picked up on his way home from the Post Office ;)
- My family, always. Either making me smile, laugh or just helping out with the dishes
- The Wednesday Whine girls on FB for just being there
- You Tube, The Trodden Path group and everyone in Blogland for providing easy inspiration and viewing when I'm to tired to do much more than click a mouse
- Cooper the Piddly Pooper for being my shadow these past couple of weeks and providing (mostly stink free) hugs...