Sunday, 26 December 2010

woo post 100, christmas and snow Brrrrr

Its been over a month since last posting and do you know it drives me mad, thinking I'm a bad blogger etc but the thing is I spend ages reading other peoples blogs and then have no time left to write anything, so I have decided I shall not label myself any longer as a bad blogger but as a good blog reader!!
Well we have had in no particular order....colds, flu-ish type thing which I don't want to call flu because it is Sooo overused to class everything ill related in winter to flu, ohh and going off on a tangent here, have you been reading about the swine flu jab and how certain people in the media are writing, pregnant mothers should have it or they could harm their unborn babies - how bloody irresponsible is that, I would hazard a guess that they real ingredients in the jabs are more likely to harm them. I keep getting a doctors letter advising me to have one as I have asthma but that is not happening. Our bodies re chemically polluted enough just living in this world without having more pumped in so big pharma can get richer-Crazy.
On a lighter note and going back to what we have been up to, I did my second craft fair and although the snow was deep and uneven and bloomin' freezing I still did really well, much better than last year. I really enjoyed chatting to people and enjoyed it when people who don't know me liked my things, I sold bags, plush toys and hats the most. I can't wait to do another one but the prep for it made me so tired. The week before it I became ill, with the (not) flu, I spent a couple of days led on the sofa feeling sorry for myself but it was frustrating too as my arms ached so I couldn't knit or crochet anything, I felt like I had wasted loads of time doing nothing. Chris picked it up next but was thankfully better after a few days of the sniffles. He has been loving the snow, bouncing on the snow covered trampoline much to the disgust of our boring neighbours!I made everyone apart from my eldest who by this time had got the (not) flu, come out to our local park, to say it was a disaster was putting it mildly, imagine slippy boots, freezing toes and hands, breathing in ice air, crying, moaning and grumbling and me saying "ohh how lovely, how beautiful the now is" and then you will get the idea. I got home really disappointed we had not had the perfect outing, I hate the way I look at magazines and watch certain Christmas home shows and feel like we should be more perfect, we should have a grand decorated house, the children should all be lovely to each other and me and my bf should dance in the snow whilst singing gaily, not quite the real picture though is it. My poor hard done to (having me as his gf) bf, freezing in our lovely winter wonderland park....


I love this photo and want to enlarge it for our wall, the boys are actually sat in front of the lake which is frozen solid, the poor ducks and swans seem so miserable....


Me bundled up with my sprightly youngest, whom I'm happy to say loves the outside as much as me, in front of the lake, there were footprints all over it too, some people are so stupid, I have even seen full families on the lake with little toddlers, Crazy....



Poor ducks, our chickens have had cold bums these past few days, we have been putting extra bedding in and each morning and having to defrost their water whilst in my dressing gown and bobble hat is very fetching.
Well I hope you all had a jolly Christmas whatever you celebrate, my oldest boy and middle one have the (not) flu so spent the day coughing ( sorry but how long do you last before you want to shout "STOP coughing" at them?) snotting everywhere, shivering, leaving their Christmas dinner and sleeping, the rest of us ate, drank numerous cups of hot drinks, played games and slept by the fire. It was OK, not great, not awful just OK, but then again it's only one day out of a whole year and I'm looking forward to the other days when everyone is well, the tiredness is gone and we can smile and dance gaily whilst holding hands....Yeah right ;)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas! And congrats on the craft fair. That is my plan for the new year too - if I ever find the time to get my act together! Your boys look great in the photos and I hope they get over their (not) flu soon enough to enjoy the rest of the season!