Friday, 25 July 2008

Take photos tomorrow!

Well, today actually but i didn't find the piccie til this morning!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Weekend at Work

Last day of 7 today before a whole day and a half to myself! Feel like I've been working forever! Especially with the wedding last weekend - no time to relax for about a month now!

So tomorrow is my day off before I start nights on tuesday evening. I have plans already:
  • gym
  • supermarket
  • clean out fridge
  • cook something yummy
  • sort out and edit photos from the wedding
  • order from photobox
  • scrap, scrap, scrap!
I have lots of yummy new stash to play with. GoGo arrived on Thursday (but the in-laws were visiting so no time to play - they were a bit confused about what I actually did with all the paper and bits). As did Claire's CJ - it's beautiful. And I even have a plan for my LO! Plus I was very naughty and bought 2 kits from CarolinezCraftz cos they were 30% off. (It was a bargin - the robots are fab and the Love, Elsie Claire stuff I really wanted anyway!)

I've just seen how many exclamation marks are in this post already so I'm going to stop there. Tee hee, maybe more tomorrow! Bye!!!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Wedding Day!!

My little sister got married on Saturday! Can't believe how quickly it came round in the end, feels like we've been preparing for ages! She looked fab and we all had a wonderful day. The only downside is that she and hubby are going to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon (stay with me, the bad bit is coming) so they flew out to America on Sunday and aren't coming back til Christmas. Otherwise, it was a generally fab weekend!
Here are some piccies:
The wedding party during the signing of the register. The dads have their backs to you but the rest of us look quite good! BTW, I have Em's flowers too - I didn't get a huge bouquet for being maid of honour!The beautiful bride and her handsome groom - I only realised this weekend how sweet and romantic my new BIL is. Remind me to tell you about it sometime soon!

Giggling girlies! What this picture doesn't show is that 2 seconds ago, we almost all fell over to the right (and almost landed on the bride). The bridge was designed for golfers walking to the bar and isn't set up for women in heels!

My Mummy and Me!! Hubby is really quite good with a camera - don't often get a photo where both of us look presentable!

I love this piccie of hubby and me, which is unusual cos I hate piccies of me!! I think the make-up helped!!

There will be more photos in the future - but these are a good start! We had lovely weather for the photos. And how cute are these cake-toppers? There's a wonderful lady in Scotland who makes them to individual specifications. (Ours is the second one down in the middle column!)

That's it for now. Back, prob tomoro for an update. But then I'm working a late shift, so maybe not!!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

My Freedom

I, like so many others, am taking part in Shimelle's new class, My Freedom. Details were released last Saturday and the first prompts arrived in my email this week. This week's themes are time and travel. I like it already and I've promised myself to make time to do the prompts as they arrive, or at least keep up on a weekly basis. Speaking of which, I'm off to do the journalling prompts for today and yesterday shortly.

No scrapping recently, so no new piccies to show you. I'm planning on getting my LO for our Fruitloops CJ done today (probably while Andy's at the footie). I finished my covers weekend before last - I'm very proud of them and looking forward to seeing what everyone else manages to produce.

I had an interview this morning for a run-through post in East Midlands. They invited 10 candidates to interview (out of about 150) and they have 2 posts available. Fingers crossed!! It was quite an odd interview really - much shorter than West Midlands and I have no idea how I've done. All I can do is hope for the best now I guess! Should hear tomorrow afternoon. So I'm waiting again.....

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

My name is Louise and I am a procrastinator!

Ok, so I've updated a little bit. But there's a hidden reason behind this - I have h****work and studying to do. And suddenly I remember all those little things I've been meaning to do for ages that must be done right now!

I've had quite a productive day so far though. My little sister (not that she's that little anymore!) is coming to stay tonight and I realised how disgusting my house actually is! I've managed to get most of the mould of the ceiling of the bathroom (weak solution of water and bleach). I hate cleaning the bathroom! It is my least favourite bit of cleaning; I'd even empty the bins rather than clean the bathroom. But it is now clean - must keep that mildew at bay! And I've vacuumed the upstairs, made the bed, put away all the washing and generally made the place look presentable. I also wandered down the road to the excellent local shops to buy some flowers for the spare room (don't they look pretty?) and the living room. Flowers make the whole place look a bit more together, I think. And they also detract from the massive pile of boxes on the floor! The downside of Emma coming to stay? I have to tidy the dining room so we can eat off the table - and this means losing my scrap-room! But that can wait til tomorrow!

I got a lovely parcel today. Night before last, I was working on a little book I'm making for a Fruitloops CJ. I bought a lovely clasp to hold it together and went to set it only to discover it needed a hole punching in the back and front covers of the book. No problem, except I usually make holes with my silent setter (using all my own strength - no noisy hammers) or my home office holepunch. The covers of my little book? Made of clipboard - my BIA even struggled with them! And they're too thick to fit in the hole punch anyway. So hubby's answer - "Why not buy yourself a crop-a-dile? How much do they cost?" I have the best husband in the whole world! I think he was half-asleep at the time and didn't know what he was saying but I wasn't going to look a gift-horse in the mouth. I've been umming and aahhing about a crop-a-dile for ages but didn't really see the point (not much into altering things and a hole punch works just fine for most things). For punching chipboard and clipboard, etc, it's essential. So I had a quick look at UKS - sure enough, someone's asked about crop-a-diles recently. A quick tour showed me that Silly Monkey Crafts had the best deal for me, especially given the free P&P! Was hoping it would be delivered today so was very disappointed when the postie came without it. But I was just sitting down to lunch when the DHL lady rang the doorbell! So now I am the proud owner of a brand-new lime green crop-a-dile and it's very exciting!

I must do some work! Exams loom in early September and at £300 a pop (with 2 parts to pass) I really need to pass first time! With all the bills that have arrived, we're going to have to spend nearly £1000 this month! Just to keep me registered to practice! If you're a consultant earning £70K, a grand isn't that bad but for a baby SHO on £33K it's a bit more of a blow. £390 to the GMC (up £100 from last year), £190 to the BMA, £60 to a defence organisation, £360 for exam fees and an undisclosed sum to register with the Royal College! Yikes! So must do some work so I'll pass the exams, get a run-through training job next year and progress in my career so I can afford to have babies! So bye!!