I Am Still Here!

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I am still here, just!  I have just about recovered from my cold, but been left with a hacking cough which I am trying to get rid of!!!!  Work has been just manic!  DH has seemed to be driving from one end of the country to the other and this week has to go down to Poole (on the south coast) and then Norfolk (on the east coast) he only has to go to Wales and Scotland and he has covered the whole of the UK.

December opened and it started to snowing on my blog which I always love, but where did November go?

img_0190Our wonderful Youngest son turned 17 (!) (where did 17 years go?!!!!!) and he had a lovely day with his Dad and his present? His car!!!!  OMG he is driving!!!!  He had his first lesson yesterday morning and we are off down that road!!!!!  It has been a crazy week as DH had to go to the garage where we bought his car from on Wednesday to sort the paperwork out and I had to go to Nottingham to his college for parents evening!!!  I mean really why does everything have to be on one evening!!!!!

He had a great assessment from his tutor at college and at the moment he is on course to get all Distinctions in his course.  We are so proud of him.

Swimming has been crazy busy with events.  Last Saturday DH was out all day as President and then Youngest was competing for the Club in the evening at a gala (they came third!).  Tomorrow they are out all day in Sheffield at the Derbyshire Sprint Session!

img_20161203_130324Treacle is ready for Christmas, even if I am not yet!!!!!  She is going for a haircut next week because you can see how fluffy she is.  This picture was taken just after she had been brushed (she stays like this for about two minutes!) We managed to snap this picture as she was waiting for her lunchtime biscuit!!!!

We have had the usual issues with our home!  The boiler started to play up which we got fixed and we have a booster pump for the water pressure as we are on a hill, now that has decided to go slow!!!  So the plumber has been to see it and is coming on Monday to hopefully repair it!!!! 

DSC04985Christmas cake is made (a little later this year (!)) and I now need to make the pudding, mince pies and Christmas cookies which are tomorrow’s jobs!  I also have to get the presents wrapped and the cards mailed out!


This week is shaping up to be as hectic.  Monday evening I am getting my hair cut, I look as fluffy as Treacle because I have not had time to go.  Wednesday is Girlfriend’s sister’s Birthday so I will be seeing them.  Friday DH and Youngest are out doing a disco for our friends and I am out at a Christmas meal.  Then Saturday we are visiting family in Nottingham delivering presents and seeing them before Christmas and then in the evening we are going to one of the companies we work with their Christmas dinner, which we are really looking forward to.

Sunday I will be trying to get a few more jobs done and things sorted before Christmas.  Then Youngest will be finishing college for Christmas, it will be swimming club Presentation Evening, DH is going to two more Christmas meals with the other companies we work with in Birmingham and Nottingham and I have to pick up some of the extra bits of food that we have for Christmas before the big day!!!!

Christmas Day will be hectic with my lot and others popping in and out and then on Boxing Day I will have eight for lunch so on the 27th I am not going to be doing anything!!!! In fact I think I will stay in bed alllllllllllllllllllllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

Tomorrow I am also going to catch up with all the blogs I visit and comment on and can only apologise that I haven’t been by for a while but well you know!!!

Today we are decorating the house for Christmas and I really do love it!!!  It is my most favourite job to do.  Well I love all things about Christmas.  You can keep New Year but I love Christmas!!  I will post some pictures when everything is up and done (it won’t look much different to last year but well you know!)

I hope all your Christmas plans are going well and normal service will be resumed on my blog from now on.  Quilting you say?  Yes I am trying to fit some of that in too but with everything else it has been put aside at the moment.  Again over Christmas I am hoping to get lots done!!!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Susie xx

22 Days to Go Before Christmas! Oh My!

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2 thoughts on “I Am Still Here!

  1. Molly and Mackie

    Happy Birthday to youngest! You look beautiful in your reindeer antlers, Treacle! Your poor mom – she really sounds snowed under. We hope she starts having fun soon.

  2. farmquilter

    Mercy, Youngest is certainly a handsome young man – I can see why he is in demand for acting jobs!! Just hearing all you are doing exhausts me and I just got back to Nevada last night from a week-long vacation with DH on Maui in Hawaii! Do you ever really just take a week and do nothing but what you want to do???

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