Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Feet

Me and Ollie joined our friends at the pictures today to see Happy Feet. The kids all loved it but the three of us 'big girls' thought it was a little bit overated (sorry!). The sound track is fab though and I did get a little goosebump when all the penguins were dancing *blush* They did advertise Night at the Museum, which I really want to see.

All food and pressie shopping is done so now it is family time - woo hoo! We're all off to Bolton Abbey tomorrow (my fav place on earth!) to catch the Thomas train, with Santa. Work have booked a carriage with prebooked tickets - so should be fab! Then we're going to Harrogate for any last minute pressies. As always at this time of year I realise I have focused on all my friends and family, I have completely forgotten DH! He is brilliant at buying pressies so I always feel guilty on christmas day cos I get amazing pressies and he gets the 'OMG I forgot to buy him anything' pressies lol!

Annoyingly I did buy him something he really wanted from t'internet but it hasn't arrived and of course he doesn't believe me!

He did say last night though he enjoys spoiling me at christmas so I should just accept it, plus he doesn't spoil me during the rest of the year (except he does ;o)) - so I may just accept the spoiling and not feel the guilts.....................wouldn't you? xxx

Plus sis and bil are on their way - so perfect christmas all round this year ;o)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Not just flu it seems - yukky!! Lots of vomit too! But all sorted and lovely now! We went to the panto in Bradford yesterday. His first ever and mine in about 20 years!!! Was fab. Billy Pearce was Aladdin and he was brilliant! Has not changed a bit! Ol liked it and booed and hissed etc - just didn't like it when Princess Yasmin sang.

Today has been a great day. Pub for lunch with some friends from work. Ollie loves going to the pub - always tells daddy (even though he is told not to lol!). Then this afternoon have picked up Paula's little boy from nursery early so he could come round to play. Paula will then pick him up after work. 27 minutes and counting lol! Was just saying to Sue, how to people do this all the time! I can manage billions of £'s worth of assests but two children (4 and 5) I struggle! We agreed in order to do this with lot's of children you have to be as bonkers as Em!!

Going to attempt an exploding box tonight (again!) so will maybe let you see it - depending on what it turns out like ;o))


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Birthday boy!

Well we had our party yesterday and it was fabby! Most of the kids turned up and Ol was overwhelmed by it all to begin with. I couldn't believe how many of the parents left their kids and said they would come back in 2 hours! I would never do that! but ho hum each to their own.....

There were a few bumps and tears but mostly it went well and he had a great time.

Then today we woke up to a VERY poorly baby ;o(. It looks like a case of flu - is very hot (101 degrees atm!) He slept for most of the day and his pressies from grandma's etc are still in the boxes - so we know he most be very sick! Lots of calpol and juice, oh and kisses lol!

What upsets me most is he was really poorly last year with a sickness bug that someone bought into nursery (quite openly in fact!) and he threw up all during his bday and xmas! So this year we said we would do something really special to make up for that and he is ill AGAIN! I know a couple of the mods felt that kids get poorly all the time and he will get better, which I do know. But why does it always happen on his bloody birthday?!! I think he was poorly during the week but we were just so busy it didn't 'come out' until today................big hugs for baby! But he is 5 now, so is such a big boy (hug).

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday Feeling!!

I finished work today and Ol finished school - until 2nd January!! I am so excited! Today was a weird day. My dept has been audited and has received quite a bad grade. The findings are things I have been telling the Exec for months and no-one listened and no-one helped.

Today I was called into a meeting by three 'Heads of' who all apologised for leaving me and not supporting me and they promised to change things in the new year. I felt like a great weight had been lifted!!! I could myself filling up but managed to remain some level of professionalism lol! I was so happy - how sad is that!

Then I got home and had a fab phone call with Sue, except she probably didn't think so ooops!

Had a tough night with the child! He is so tired he has turned into the whinge monster from hell!! He told me tonight he wished I was dead, then spent an hour sobbing and telling me he loved me............bless him! He has talked about death all night, I did stuggle when he asked if me and daddy died who would look after him! He looked so sad and I really didn't know what to say! It is catch 22 - do you say don't worry that would never happen (because we don't know that it won't happen) or do you answer his question? I did the honerable and perfect mother thing...............completely fobbed him of and changed the subject! Then he asked when people die does everyone come back two days later, like Jesus did! Why do children ask such difficult bloody questions!

Think of me tomorrow - birthday party with 17 of them! Arrggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Was Val's funeral. Was a very sad day, especially watching a man bury the woman who he adores and just looks so lost without her. I was ok until the Celine Dion song came on and then I went ;o( but my friends will be very proud of me cos I had a good ole cry instead of holding it in and being brave!

The words are so meaningful that I have never really noticed the sentiment before:
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me
You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me
You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

A perfect song for a perfect lady - RIP Val xxx

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Out the other side!


Some stuff has been really bad lately and in my usual style I have gone into my little caccoon and refused to accept or talk about it! BUT I am out the other side now and all ok - phew!!

So what has been happening? ol has been doing his nativity play - mummy and daddy are going tomorrow night. Very excited. Grandma went today and said he did his two lines very well (he is a shepherd) but yawned through most of it lol! Also it has been videoed so ready to watch that on ITV when it's on.

I have finished most of my pressies and the cards are all done and sent - with the exception of two which I have lost the addy's for *blush* but they will be sent soon.

Pressies all done and mostly wrapped. So all those people who mocked me for being too anally organised with my lists..............all I can say is.................nah nah nah nah nah ;o) x

Oh good news I forgot to tell you about is that Joey's little girl did not have cancer, thank god. They did test for it and were going to treat it with chemo but one of the consultants was not happy with something on the results so sent a biopsy to New York. Came back not cancerous - so happy tears all round. She really is a brave little girl and as for daddy, just amazes me everyday. A single father who is so devoted to his child - makes me proud ;o)

At the moment DH is wrapping DS's pressies. He has his birthday so close to christmas it seems a shame sometimes. But this year he has so much stuff. Funnily alot of it is stuff DH says he never got to play with as a child....................wonder who some of these pressies are really for lol! There is a definate dinosaur, batman, lego theme for christmas and cars, Power rangers and transformers theme for birthday!

I may have made a bit of a mistake this year! Last year I booked a party at a themed place which was about 40 mins drive from here. As it was the last Sat before xmas, most of the kids from nursery that we invited couldn't make it. So I had to cancel it and have the party at home. This year I was determined not to have to do that again, so I booked Fun Planet which is a bit like Wacky Warehouse. But to make sure he had lots of friends there, we invited quite alot of his class aiming on 40 / 50% not coming so it is so close to chrimbo and the day after breaking up for far we have 17 coming with 4 still to reply!!! OMG it is going to cost us a bloody fortune!!!! Such a difference between nursery and school! Everyone is so excited about it and the mothers have all asked what kind of things he likes and is it ok to get him such and such. Nursery, never got anything like that! I've just broken the news to Dh that it is £7 per head and how many are coming - he's gone very quiet lol!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Fab day!

Am concious my last few posts have been blurgh so wanted to tell you about a fab morning I had on Tuesday. I went into school and spent a morning making christmas cards with the kids. 27 of them to be exact!!

It was a great day. Really let me stop and smell the roses, if you know what I mean!! They are so fab cos they just don't have any hang ups or issues. Except the two girls who had a heated arguement on who's xmas tree was better, Chloe's who's was green and Naomi's who's was pink (of course I secretly agreed with Naomi ;o)) Mrs O was really grateful and I've been pre-booked for Valentines, Mother's Day and Easter!!!

Think of me tomorrow - we have Tim's birthday party in the morning (pirate party where O is dressing up as Jack Sparrow lol!) and then Jacob's party in the afternoon!!! Oh and then work's xmas party on Sunday! Three nights out next week and then his party on Saturday! My 4 year old has a better social life than me!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Birthday box

I have FINALLY finished my sister's birthday box!!

Thank you Sue W for the letters (especially APR when I decided to change the original colour scheme *blush*) and Sue F for the halloween bits.xxxxx

A friend, Little Val

A family friend 'Little Val' died yesterday - may she rest in peace, one of the strongest and bravest women I have ever met.


Monday, December 04, 2006


I survived today - with a little help from my friends ;o)

Nothing more to say, but maybe I will have one day.............