You know when something happens and it makes you feel all smiley happy inside and you start to think that maybe things will be okay after all. Well today was one of those days.
The day didn't start off too bad, a bit better than the past few days with none fighting boys and less manic hounds . School run went okay, quite calmly surprisingly enough, missed the bus into town but hey it was only a few minutes until the next one.
No wait in the Post Office and no queue to get my hot chocolate with spiced gingerbread so I arrived at work with twenty minutes to spare.
I'd been in about five minutes or so when the boss came across and totally out of the blue said ' Lisa, would you like to stay with us forever? '. Can you imagine how big my smile was and how quickly I said .. oh yes, yes please .
I quickly rang Hub to tell him the good news and what made it even better was when I told the other girls who work there. One of the girls started jumping up and down and just hugging the living daylights out of me, I don't think I've ever been hugged so many times in one day ,it made me feel like I really belong there, part of something special and boy did it feel good.
No snow for my birthday walk this year, instead the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the birds were singing......
We went out for tea although the boys were disappointed there were no baby octopus in the anti-pasto!!
Then when the boys were in bed Hub and I relaxed with some wine and some classic 80's films..... it was a good day.
I'm pleased to say that when I opened my e-mail this afternoon there was a purchase note from a lovely lady in Canada so tomorrow Oona will be on her way for a new life in Ontario. Sometimes I'm quite jealous of where my bunnies go.
I honestly didn't expect her to go so quick so I have chosen more yarns and they are ready for a knitting session tomorrow.
Woke up this morning with the headache still there .... not good. Boys were already awake and Gabe had gone into Milo's room where they were reading a book. They know they have to be quiet if it's before 8am.
Came downstairs and let the dogs out and that's when the noise starts, it's a bit like a madhouse with dogs barking and trying to get outside for toilet time and the boys are already fighting about who has what for breakfast..... just another typical morning.
The boys are going over their Grans today so we pack up her Christmas presents, which have been sitting in a bag on the landing since before Christmas and toddle off into town to meet her. Lots of hugs and kisses before they go and then I wander around the town for about half an hour and actually buy myself some new trousers and a top.
Back home I do some knitting while Hub plays a game on the Playstation. He can only play when the boys aren't here as it's not suitable watching for little ones. I manage to get two bunny egg cosy's finished and am hoping to get another one done tomorrow.
If I do manage to get another done then hopefully I'll be able to get some photo's done so you can let me know what you think as I've never made these before.
Hub and I took the dogs for a walk down the park, still windy but not as bad as it has been the past few days. We did see another dog running around with a rabbit in its mouth, the owner got the rabbit out but then left it in the middle of the path and the poor thing was still alive..... just. There was no way I could leave it there so I picked it up and hid it right at the back of the bushes . I know it's all nature and everything but it was still upsetting and it wouldn't have been a nice thing for any little children to see.
Not a very nice subject I'm sorry but it wasn't a nice part of the day and it did get to me..
The boys didn't come back until after 6pm and then they were tucked up in bed just before 8pm. I couldn't be bothered to cook so it was takeaway fish and chip with mushy peas for tea while watching three episodes of American Horror Story. A programme which is seriously messed up but seriously addictive..... does anyone else watch it?
Anyway it will be bedtime soon so enjoy the last few pics..
This year I decided that I was going to try and plan ahead with my knitted items so I had things ready in my shop for special events like Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day etc. So I feel quite proud of myself that I've actually managed to get something in there already.
This little girl is called Oona and she has a patterned heart on her jumper and is also holding a little knitted heart which she is hoping to give someone on Valentines Day.
This second little girl is called Maura and she was a bit of a test as I made her using two different yarns twisted together to see what the effect would be and I think she turned out okay. I might try doing this again but with two yarns of a similar shade rather than being completely different.
I'm thinking of making some little lambs for Easter, which I know is months away but like I said .... I'm planning ahead and I've never done a lamb before and maybe some ducks too ... oooh lots of ideas whooshing around in this little head of mine.
So much for my posting every day in January huh......... I had full intentions of doing a post yesterday but after I got home from work it was like someone flicked the off switch and the yuck set in. I was tucked up in bed just after 9pm.
This morning I still felt pretty awful, queasy and had a banging headache but it has definitely eased off as the day has gone on.
I think the rather chilly and windy walk around the park with Hub and the pooches might have helped a little bit. Don't let the blue skies fool you as it was very cold and blowing a gale just like it has been for the last few days.
The ladies didn't seem to mind though, it was all fun and games for them. Freyja is settling in very well and Kali has accepted her which is a good thing. This is the closest we have come to getting a photo of them together .
Kali is going to be one at the end of the month and Freyja was 19 weeks today and you can see that there isn't that much difference in size. I think we're going to have a big lady on our hands!
It's blowing an absolute gale outside and I really think I should be drinking hot chocolate to keep warm instead of a glass of wine but hey I'm feeling like a little celebration is in order.
Remember I was working at Lush over Christmas, a job that I was really enjoying, well my contract ended on the 29th of December and I left the shop in tears . I'd been home about an hour when the phone rang and it was the manageress asking if I'd like another shift for the day after and two for this week --- hell yeah, course I would.
So today she asked if I'd like to work another two weeks ......... yes please, big smile on my face. I think to start with there were ten temps but only eight started then another four or five were taken on so there were quite a few of us altogether and as far as I know I'm the only left . I consider this to be a huge privilege and it makes me feel like I've achieved something. I don't know if I'll be kept on any longer but I'm happy with what I've got so far.
Hey and you never know, tomorrow I might actually take some new photo's instead of dragging out some old ones !!