Happy New Year Everyone.
I had hoped to join in last week and wish you all a Happy New Year but it was not to be. My son and family went home Tuesday I then had to prepare for mum coming on Wednesday and time just flew!! I will put more news in Part 2 - so that you can read just WOYWW bit if you wish.
There is not much to see crafting wise - if you read my news bit later you will learn why :-) My work space AKA dining room table in the main is sporting it's Christmas cloth and there is all sorts of stuff waiting to be put away.
So here it is,
I am hoping to change some of my crafting habits :-) I would like to try some challenges and make more cards that I need to send. I am probably not going to be going to many more Sugar Craft sessions as it looks like the Centre will be closing. I also feel I have come to the end with it. I can do what I need to do now - not showing off but don't make many cakes now, I have made a lot of stuff at classes I don't use. The two Christmas cakes I made and decorated were done very simply as I ran out of time - but had spent a lot of time making stuff I couldn't use. So I think I need to move on! it is sad the centre is closing though because as well as classes it was a centre for Mental Health. There were respite flats, a cafe where patients could work , There are still various therapy classes as well and they will all go. The Sugar Craft class was part of Community Centre - lots of other classes all providing social interaction as well as learning. the council will sell all the site for development we think.
If you would like to join in with WOYWW then visit the stamping ground
I will visit all who end with same number as me and as many others that I can.
Well as you know I was unwell before Christmas and it took a long time to clear and I didn't get everything done but it didn't matter. The world didn't end!!! :-)
I managed to do some shopping and DH finished the rest. Managed to visit my Auntie on Christmas Eve - though not a joyous occasion :-( she is very difficult to please.
Christmas Day was lovely. We had a leisurely start - most unusual :-) My eldest son and family came down ( from Yorkshire) to us at four o clock on Christmas Day. Younger son and family came round at two o clock. I'd planned our 'feast' to start at five o clock . It is the first time for many years that I have had both sons together on Christmas Day, It was wonderful to have them all here. It was hard work and if I'm honest I didn't enjoy my food so much - I think it was a combination of feeling unwell and then worrying that everything was going to be ok. Everyone said it was lovely and when DH and I had a meal from leftovers I did enjoy it :-)
Table - laid by granddaughter - ready and waiting.
We had a super time together and the children so enjoyed being together,
On Boxing Day we got up late, had brunch and then eldest son, D.I.L. and grandsons plus us :-) went to nearby park and boys tried out their mini rockers ;-) DH decided to have a scoot round the car park , then came back to us , hit a patch of grass and rolled commando style over the grass verge. Fortunately he did not injure himself - we were doubled up laughing. We then went on to see Aunt again - not much better than on Christmas Eve but at least I had back up :-) Then home for tea and playing games.
Our D.I.L. had to get up and leave at 6.30 on Tuesday morning and drive to Wakefield as she was at work ( a nurse) she didn't want to go Boxing Night, leave everyone and go home to empty house. It was so cold that morning - a very heavy frost, really felt for her and missed her so much.
DS , grandsons, DH and I went to youngest son's for lunch and then they caught train in afternoon up to Wakefield for when D.I.L. finished work.
Grandsons are up there somewhere :-)
DS playing carols at Auntie's
Both son's at youngest son's on Tuesday- enjoying karaoke - very funny
DH's card - I was not completely happy with it but at least I managed to make and finish one for him.
It was a lovely family Christmas and I am blessed to have had such a wonderful time with family. After taking them to the station I went home to tidy up - a bit :-) and change beds.
On Wednesday went to my sister's in Towcester to collect mum. She spent Christmas with them.
Sadly mum had been/was quite poorly- a visit to GP confirmed a chest infection.
I had to take mum to GP again on Thursday as she seemed very unwell and said she couldn't breathe. She is 88 and has a pacemaker and it was very worrying. It has been a very difficult few days as at times she seemed to be quite childlike, critical and not very thoughtful but she is not usually like that.
Auntie came over to see her on Friday - not without it's problems but we survived.
New Year's Eve we took mum to my brother's, did some shopping , popped to see a friend. We went back to my brother's for the evening - mum slept quite a bit though - but it was fun with my brother and sister in law and much needed light relief.
On Sunday we took mum back home to Somerset. Took a long time - weather was atrocious cold and lots of rain. Left ours at 1.30 arrived there about 5.30 and had so much stuff to unload from car. Then discovered that some cream had spilled - everywhere. I had to change beds and cook dinner. I was exhausted.
Monday more leisurely though mum asked me why I was so tired - at eleven o clock that night - I'd taken her shopping to Tesco and cooked dinner!!!!
Left mum's at two o clock this afternoon and home at 4.45. I have collapsed in a heap :-) - it was so sad leaving my mum and I am very worried about her. I spoke to her GP and told him what had happened and my sister down there is taking her to her own GP tomorrow.
An Update re Alexis
Poor little sausage went into hospital on Christmas Eve and is still there. He just wouldn't feed and had lost a kilo. He has a tube for feeding - and has the cutest socks on his hands as he kept pulling the tube out. His tummy is ok - they did a barium meal etc all well there but they don't know why he is not feeding. :-(
Little sausage on Christmas Morning
Later in week he has perked up :-)
So I am sorry (Julia) a bit long - so a varied and interesting time but lots of good times. Hope you all had a lovely time.