It’s Friday Right?


This was me yesterday, frantically trying to get work finished, house jobs done, washing & ironing done and the baby quilt finished!!!!  I got everything but the baby quilt finished!!!!!!  I even missed #TBT!!!!

SO we will do #TBT today:


Yes I know it’s a Christmas picture but I am just slowly sinking under the weight of Christmas emails, so you have a Christmas #TBT!!!!   This is from 2005 and Eldest was 10 and Youngest was 6 and I just loved those ages.  They are independent little people but they still want you around and your help and they still rely on you.  Wonderful. 

I am hoping this year that Eldest and Girlfriend will be coming for Christmas Dinner so I will have my family all together, which in this frantic, technological age is something I think is very important. 

Reindeer in Nottm 3 05

Speaking of Christmas (tee hee) there was an advert on TV the other day for the Christmas 24 Channel and you know how last year it began on November 1st?  Well this year it begins on October 20th!!!!  Soon it will be June 25th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#

This weekend, like all of them in October for us, is busy.  Youngest is going to see his Girlfriend at Uni, DH and I are seeing Evalyn, Owen and their parents tomorrow as it is Evalyn’s 5th Birthday and from there we are going to the first of the big Swimming Gala’s for the year.  We thought we would just be attending but the Club who are hosting do not have enough helpers, so I am now running the timing equipment and DH is announcing!!!!  Then Sunday is the second of our County’s Mini Galas for the younger swimmers and DH is announcing at that!!!

We were hoping to get the Boy’s Den and our bench stained, as well as replacing the wooden handrail up the steps to our front door on Sunday morning but the weather does not look like it is going to co-operate.  It was going to be sunny but now they are forecasting rain, like  today.  We woke to bright sunshine which soon disappeared and now it is torrential rain and very high winds.  This storm is called Storm Callum but it is nothing like what the US and The Philippines have been experiencing, although it is getting all the leaves off the trees – another job.  I am glad that I managed to get the shed and my little grow house stained this week, two jobs off the list anyway, tee hee!!!!


As much as I am resisting Christmas and it’s fast approach I am having to get some Christmas presents, especially those which need ordering, so I am just going to go with the flow and have decided to just enjoy the journey.  At least by being organised I won’t be stressed by the time Christmas does arrive!!! 

IMG_0921Treacle last year!!!  I am hoping to have got her new quilt done by this Christmas!


To add to the Christmas feel of this post, last year in the Derbyshire Peak District; a dusting of snow just before Christmas.  They are still forecasting a lot of snow this year and if so Treacle will be very happy!

I hope whatever you are up to this weekend, you have a great one.  Happy Friday!

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “It’s Friday Right?

  1. Molly the AireGirl

    Mom avoids the stores (except the grocery store) like the plague, if she can so we have no idea about Christmas decorations. We love autumn too much to let the season pass too quickly! Our day started off with rain and now it’s clearing and we have a very windy day too. We’ll be collecting branches later and hopefully, mom can cut the grass that she neglected to cut when she should have! Happy Friday☺

  2. farmquilter

    I got my grass cut yesterday…like Molly’s mom, I waited too long and the lawn mower kept getting clogged with grass and stopping! My right shoulder isn’t happy about that with all the tugging on the cord! But it is done and I need to stabilize the gas for the winter…don’t think I’ll be mowing again this year! Cool and windy here, no rain, but my joints are definitely letting me know that they don’t like the colder weather!! 18 days until shoulder surgery!

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