....... on Saturday.
We've all been quite busy this week, nothing exciting really, just getting on with life. Luke and Hope have had different bugs - Luke's light-headed, nauseous and woozy, Hope's sore throated and coughy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they don't meet up in no-man's land and swap their germs. So far Grant and I have stayed immune. It was Thanksgiving in America on Thursday, and it was lovely to read all the 'gratefuls' of the American bloggers. I guess the 'Rocking Fridays' is a mini Thanksgiving, just every week and without the turkey.
Thank goodness for paracetamol, Day/Night Nurse, Nurofen etc etc. They've made the last week bearable for those afflicted in this household.
Thank goodness for lovely post. Since I started blogging earlier on this year my letter box has become a much more interesting place to be at in the morning.
Firstly, I received this wonderful old Ladies Journal and 2 cabinet cards from Mary (Collage Coterie, Your Vintage Gluebook, Monthly challenge and soon to be Collage Club). The journal and cards were my prize for winning the October Monthly Challenge (random selection of winner, no skill necessary!). You might recognize the baby on the right as the one from the November Challenge - the baby on the left is the same child, just a few months earlier.
Next, this lovely collection of altered matchboxes arrived! Penny hosted this 12 Days of Christmas swap, and I was 3 French Hens (I posted about mine a few weeks ago). Not only did Penny have a day to do (6 Geese a-laying), but she also made the sweet box in the middle of the photo with a sparkly Christmas tree and button that sure looks like shortbread to me! Along with the boxes, Penny included the music score for The 12 Days of Christmas! Penny will be revealing each box individually, inside and out, on the actual 12 Days of Christmas, so be sure to drop by her blog the linen shelf to see them in more detail. It was a fun swap to be part of.
Thank goodness for safe returns. DS Luke went to a party last night, his first all nighter. There was alcohol, there were girls, there were many lads, there were no adults present. He returned safe and sound at 9.30am and I could breathe a sigh of relief.
Thank goodness for friends, both those I physically meet up with and my blogging ones too. You ALL make my world a brighter place.
Thank goodness for Mail Order - with the click of a button my Christmas shopping has begun. I had a trip to Bluewater last Saturday (so Hope and her BFF's could go to the cinema) - and I won't be going there again this side of 2011! It was a form of Hell. Mail Order is the way to go - ordered Thursday, delivered today.
Right, I must go and start gearing myself up for X Factor tonight - Go Matt, GO!! (Wagner is our guilty pleasure and we vote for him too!!!). Have a safe weekend, bye for now.