Countdown to the weekend begins now. Woo hoo!
Am practically body popping as I type this. Do you ever do excited little body pops? A lot of people I know do fast little claps when they're excited (a bit like seals/Graham Norton). I do that too, sometimes, but my 'default' excited reaction is to body pop. I am a big fan of expressive dance! :-) It horrifies my stepson which, obviously, encourages me.
It has been a busy week again. That's why I don't get round to everyone's blogs as much as I would like. I catch up via google reader and read every post but just don't have time to comment. This is partly because I use my iPad a lot these days (and I find commenting with an iPad soo frustrating) but mostly because my world just got crazy busy, in a 'scream if you wanna go faster' kind of way. Except I didn't scream.
(Also, I have to admit, the word verification/spambot identifier on blogger is starting to annoy me - have they added another word to the process or is it just my bad luck? The letters seem to be super-hard to read, too, and it can take me a couple of tries before I get it right.)
Suddenly, emails at work have trebled in number. Demands on me have increased. My phone has been ringing like a bonkers thing and instant messages have been popping up left, right and centre. I've had five family birthdays in the last four weeks. The sixth, and final, one is on Sunday (happy birthday Mum!). I've made two birthday cakes and had lots of meals out to celebrate said birthdays. I've also spent a fortune on birthday presents. Our weekends have been spent running errands.
I caught up on a lot of work today - got things straight. Admitted defeat with some things and asked for help. There are no more birthday cakes to be decorated for a while now and we got paid (*little body pop*) so my cash flow troubles have eased.
There are so many things I want to chat about but I'll save them for another day - I think I am going to start doing a weekly round up on a Friday to capture the best, and the worst, of my week. I'm going to try a more structured approach to blogging in the hope it forces me to carve out time to spend here.
In the meantime I'll leave you with a photo of the rocking chair I bought from a charity shop over Christmas. I've been pimping it up (although I think it's pretty handsome here anyhow) and will do my big reveal next week!
|The cable in this photo drives me potty. Wish I'd seen it before I took the photo. I hate untidy cables!|
Let me tell you, I love this chair. It's a big seat to fit my [ever expanding] bum comfortably. I can pull it right up to the fire and get properly warm. When I sit here with my sherry and my crochet by the fire I am a happy girl! :-)
Thanks so much to everyone who has joined my giveaway. I'm so happy that I've chosen some goodies that appeal to you and really chuffed to find that I've got some new followers which means more blogs for me to read and people for me to meet! It isn't too late to join - it closes on Sunday morning - so visit here if you fancy putting your name in the hat. Everyone is welcome so do spread the word - there must be loads of blogs/bloggers out there who I have yet to meet.