Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Babysitting tonight

A bit of a wet start to the day but the nights seem lighter and spring is on the way. We haven't had such a bad winter, no snow to speak of unless it suddenly comes in March as the seasons do seem to be changing. Winter always seemed to be December, January time but now it can be anywhere from November to April. After the shock of a huge and I mean huge gas bill I can't wait for some warmer weather. I've got the heating really low while the gas company check it out but I think it's probably right and that they've been estimating it for over a year. Still I'm off babysitting tonight while Marc and Sam are at work, sleepover, and it's always warm in their house. My beautiful grandsons will be fast asleep when I get there I'm sure so I wont see them until tomorrow morning. Finance meeting at work tonight so it's a long day.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Soooooo tired now

Yes it's 4 a.m. and I'm going to try and catch a couple of hours sleep before work. I've been awake since 2 a.m. and just couldn't get back to sleep so after an hour thought I'd write a few lines on my blog but I got to checking out my l'il sisters blog and some others I'm following so haven't written much. I'm getting sleepy again so goodnight or rather goodmorning.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Can't believe it - back to work .....

I can't quite believe I've been back to work for 2 weeks now, and I'm still trying to get into the swing of things. I always go back to lots of invoices and typing and it will start coming up to one of the busiest times soon when teachers spend all of the money in their budget and I'm inundated with orders and deliveries but I have a great friend working with me, Ri, she's a treasure and does lots of running around and 'plies me with cups of tea all day.
Another round of babysitting will be upon me soon as Marc and Sam's hours clash. I had a sleep over Thursday and sweet little Thomas awoke at 5 a.m. and yes you guessed, play time. He was not in anyway tired and wanted to play, I ended up having to take him downstairs so he wouldn't wake Ben because he was becoming quite noisy. Once downstairs he wanted to sit on my knee and proceeded to play 'round and round the garden' on the palm of my hand. He really is sooooooo cute, but I was shatted and still had to do a full days work.
I'd been organised for once and taken my overnight bag with work clothes at the ready only to find I'd not taken my trousers so it was a mad dash home at 7.15 a.m. a quick change and then off to work. Needless to say it was an early night for me.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy 2009

I'd like to wish you all a very blessed and Happy New Year. Christmas festivities are now all over and it's back to work on Monday but I have had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. First of all let me say the cute little babe in this pic was 5 years old in December. I dont have any Christmassy pics yet so thought I'd just add this one.
I went over to Marc and Sams Christmas Eve and saw the boys open their present on Christmas morning. They were so excited and I've never seen so many presents under the tree. Unfortunately both Marc and Sam had to work Christmas day but at least they opened the presents with the boys and we had a lovely Christmas dinner before they had to leave for work. I then had the pleasure of spending the day with Ben and Tom and playing with their toys.
I went up to see Mam on Boxing Day and really just chilled out for a while. I wasn't too well when I was there, think it was something I ate. Saw the rest of the family and went to town with Mam and then to the Metro Centre with our Brenda and Joanne. We had a lovely chinese meal, think it was possibly the best I'd had even though it was only sweet and sour chicken it was yummy. We watched Mama Mia at mams - don't know how many times that was for our Brenda but it's such a feel good film - makes you smile.
A quiet new year spent at mams and then it was back home on Friday.