Thursday 9 October 2008

Holiday Stress

We are off on our travels again on Wednesday, our Annual trip to Cyprus, staying with the in-laws this time as we managed to cheap(er) flights, i'm looking forward to seeing the sun, goodness knows we have seen very little of it in the UK this year! But why do i make it so hard on myself? this week i feel as though everything is backing up behind me and i can't get away from it, lol. I start to get stressed the week before a holiday, don't ask me why, i know i should be relaxed, no-one else gets stressed (i.e husband, lol) but i do, i have the money to sort (done that), daughter No.3 wants new clothes (she really needs some!) spent 5 hours at the shopping centre last night OMG (done that). Then there are things that i just HAVE to do before we go, beds have to be changed, windows have to be cleaned, all washing & ironing has to be done, the cooker has to be cleaned (I know) and of course i simply could not go away without taking all the summer plants out of the window baskets and tubs and re-filling with winter pansies & sweeping the yard (front & back). Does anyone else do strange things before they go away, or am i the only one? please don't let me be the only one lol. It's just "my thing" i'm happy if i can go knowing that my house is clean & tidy, of course when we come home i won't feel happy until i have gone through the house top to bottom again...mad or what lol, i'm never totally relaxed and ready for it until i sit on that plane!
Right, got that off my chest, now where is my 'to do list' just thought, i must add clean the car, get hair cut.
Till next time...Tara-a-bit x

Friday 3 October 2008

Autumn Exchange

I recently took part in an Autumn Exchange over on the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group and this is what Abi sent to me, a lovely biscornu made so that i can use it to keep my floss, isn't it great:-)She also included some Carrie's Crations floss some steff Francis silks, beads and a lovely hand made card, thank you very much Abi, i love everything :-), by the way your hand writing is beautiful, so neat, my daughter asked if is was typed!
My partner in this exchange is Nancy, i have yet to send mine, just some finishing off to do the weekend and then it will be winging it's way to you Nancy :-)
That's it for now, short but very sweet :-)
till next time, tara-a-bit x