Monthly Archives: September 2017

It’s Friday Do The Snoopy Dance!


Happy Friday everyone,  we made it to the weekend again!  I managed to get all the laundry washed, ironed and put away yesterday, although it did feel a bit like a Chinese Laundry at one point!

We also had a meeting with the venue for Youngest’s 18th Birthday Party at the end of November, to sort out food etc which I am quite pleased to get done and out of the way.

The house is starting to get back to normal as we have managed to sort out some more things of Youngest.  He just has to put his pictures up and I can then take pictures of how it looks which will be a relief.  Also need to get the Halloween/Autumn things down from the attic and decorate the house.


DH brought me these as we have been together for thirty one years today!  I love them.

Our weather is supposed to be a little cooler over the weekend but bouts of heavy rain so I think the garden will have to wait, although we are getting through the jobs slowly but surely.

21st bdayGirlfriend’s Sister, Emily, is 21 on Sunday so celebrations are in hand for that.  It is going to be an expensive year this year!


I have been out this morning running errands so Treacle has been asleep and is now out in the garden playing while it is sunny and before the rain arrives. 

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and the weather is kind.

Happy Autumn Hugs, Susie xx


The Wednesday Wag!


I have been looking after Mom today as she has developed a cold!!!  In fact she said that although DH normally stands for Darling Husband, today it means Dratted Husband as Dad has had the sniffles over the last few days but he has passed it on to Mom and she has a full blown cold!!!  Here I am lying next to Mom on their bed, on Dad’s side, tee hee!!!!!


Don’t worry Mom I will keep you warm even if you keep waking me up by sneezing!


I finally got in my basket out of the way, of course even asleep you have to have tidy paws!!! 

Have a Woofy Wednesday


Oh Goodness!


It’s only Tuesday and I feel it should be at least Thursday!!!  I have been at my desk all day today, Treacle has been snoring in her basket, and have just managed to catch up on all my work!!!  I always say I am not going to get behind then work and life take over and before I know it, it’s gone mad, mad, mad!!!! Which then leaves me feeling I do not know which way to turn.  Do you get days like that?


Also because we have been so busy in the house this is what I will be doing this evening, after getting dinner!!!  To say it is breeding in the utility room is an understatement!!!! 

I also have a nagging feeling that I am forgeting things!!!  I must start writing my lists again, I am sure I am supposed to be doing things but I have not remembered them!!!  I think this week is going to turn into One of Those Weeks!!!

I hope your Tuesday is going better than mine!!!!

Hugs, Susie x



Monday, again?!!!!


Oh goodness me it is Monday again!!  Things, of course, did not go quite as planned over the weekend but the furniture is in Youngest’s room but not all the rest of his stuff yet!!!  Time just rushes by and even though you work your little socks off you still don’t finish.

Other jobs didn’t get done either so that is a bit of a bummer but hopefully next weekend we will get it all completed.  I did get some quilting done, especially Evalyn’s quilt and just now need to sew the rows together and I can then get it pinned and quilted so that is moving forward. 


We have some Big Birthdays coming up in the next few months, a 21st, a 60th, a 50th and an 18th!  Expensive or what!!!


Treacle today!  Not much of a difference to most days!! 


I did do a few other jobs over the weekend, one of which was booking tickets to go to Chatsworth House at Christmas.  We don’t go every year and we haven’t been for a while now so I thought we would go this year.  They decorate the house inside each year with a theme and this year it is Dickens.  The above picture is the walk up to the front doors with snow and Christmas lights, love it.

Tomorrow I have lots of work to get done and hopefully a few house jobs as I have to be out all day Thursday for business things and before we know it it will be Friday again.

Happy Monday everyone.

Hugs, Susie x

5ee0e8e7b629ddd064a23a8a5d846c37 This is how I feel today!!!!

Autumn Weekend


It is definitely feeling like Autumn here in Derbyshire.  It is cold and last night someone had a bonfire and the woody leaf smell was just so Autumn.  Even Treacle is feeling it as she is curled up in her basket in a tight ball instead of lounging like she usually does!!!!


Just to prove that I am not entirely thinking of only Christams I bought this new mug this week.  It is by Emma Bridgewater and I love her things.  It is just right for a drink as it is half a pint and it keeps the tea warm.  I love it.


This is the back of it and inside you can see it has pumpkins all the way round.  I have quite of few of her mugs now, especially the Christmas ones! Tee Hee

You will be pleased to know that Youngest’s furniture has arrived so we will be busy sorting out his room and getting everything transferred over and put back!  I will take pictures when it is all done and show you them hopefully on Monday.

Yesterday and today have been busy with work and house jobs and I was trying to sort everything out and get tidy so I can concentrate on the weekend and have just managed to do it at 5.40pm!!  What a rush!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Autumn weekend.

Hugs, Susie x


The Wednesday Wag!


Mom has been out all day today so I have been in charge of Youngest!!!!  He just is not Mom and then he went out and left me, but Mom got back not long aftet that!  It is so much better when she is in!!!!


Now she is home I can get some sleep, Youngest is far too excitable!!!!


It has been sunny today so Mom let me out as soon as she got back and I had a good run round and found my football, I had better make the most of it as they have forecast rain for all day tomorrow!!!!

I hope you are having a Woofy Wednesday.  Friday soon.


Time Warp!

I think there is a Time Warp somewhere in my house because time seems to be speading up, certainly faster than normal!!!!  I cannot believe it is September 19th and there is only one more week left to this month!!!! 

I was looking through my diary and trying to get my mind around things which are happening for the swimming club, things which are happening for the Boys, fun things which are happening as well as important other things.  Oh and work as well!!!!


The first week of October there will be the famous Goose Fair in Nottingham, our Home Town!  This is where DH and I had our first date and so this year we are having Date Night there without the Boys!!!  The first time in twenty years!!!!  Youngest is going with some friends from college and Eldest and Girlfriend will probably be going with some of their friends.  Hopefully this year it won’t be raining as in the previous few years.


We will also be running the Club Championships in October on two Saturday evenings which are always fun nights, if not tiring!!!!


Youngest will have a week off of college at the end of October and it is also DH’s Birthday!


Then it is Halloween!  I do love this time of year.  Of course I am also thinking about Christmas and getting organised with Gifts especially if they need to be ordered.  I have seen a lot of Christmas Planners on Pinterest but sometimes they are so huge that you would need the whole year to complete them!!!  I do have my own plan I use and at the end of October will show you it and hopefully something on it will give you inspiration to do something similar wherever you are.  I hasten to add though that although it is a plan I don’t always get through it or do everything off of it, it is there just as a help.


Treacle’s body clock, of course, works round meals!  Breakfast at 6.00am, lunchtime biscuit at 12.00pm, dinner at 6.00pm and any other food that she can possibly cajole out of anyone, including ice cream that DH is eating (she was not lucky this time!) 

Quilting is going okay (I thought I would mention this as it is supposed to be a quilting blog!!!!) I have got more of Evalyn’s quilt done, more material arrived for my Christmas gifts and I have a couple of other things to finish that I completed the tops of whilst away on holiday. I am still trying to finish some UFO’s and am determined to get them done before the end of the year. 

Well Tuesday is almost over here in the UK and tomorrow is the middle of the week and then Friday Youngest’s furniture is arriving so the weekend will be spent finishing his room, yeah!!!!

I hope you are having a thrilling Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie x