Wednesday, 14 November 2012

No time to lose!

Today I thought I would sort through all those home-school letters, invitations, club notices and what-not that have been piling up and giving me the evil eye from the corner of the kitchen for the last few weeks.

My first reaction was big !&*%@?! mistake, but now it is done, at least I know where and when I will be, pretty much every minute of the next 6 weeks!

I have filled in raffle stubs, paid for Christmas performance DVDs, mailed off all my completed blocks and swaps, and ordered fabric for another.

Take a look at my calendar, you don't need to be able to read my writing, but you can see the frequency of 'events'!...

Just bearing in mind, anything that appears in the kiddies' columns also requires parental involvement in the form of either driving to and fro', and/or costumes!  The next couple of weeks are just as full, and this is just the family stuff that I know about at this stage.  It doesn't include all the makery and things on my To Do list, nor Christmas shopping and all those preparations!!

So the arrival of a timely Stitch Tease block and accompanying card from my wonderful friend Di, told me what I should be doing...


... but for now, I am still resisting the urge to 'Panic and Freak Out'!

19 comments:

  1. I am firmly in the panic and freak out camp!

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  2. Hmm we have one of those piles...school photos nearly got missed!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I'm freaking out just looking at your plans. Breathe, Hadders. Breathe.

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  4. Freaking out here! Not one bit of shopping done, let alone any stitchery!

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  5. Freaking for ya - that list is manic!!

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  6. Trust me, that calendar is nothing compared to when they are teenagers! I won't dare show you mine! Jxo

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  7. Heh, my own calendar is looking scary too, but I'm living firmly in denial...

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  8. Ha ha ha! I can sympathise entirely. Our school likes to keep us on our toes by sending us text messages like "tomorrow we have decided it will be Polar Express Day. Please send in your child with pyjamas, dressing gown, slippers and £2." Which is all very lovely but a bit of notice would be nice! My December is nuts - just school fairs and plays and nativities and church services every other day it seems. And I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet - AAAAAARRRRGH!

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  9. I am living in denial - which ain't just a river in Egypt - so at least you're trying to get organised and can smuggly sit and watch me in my jeggings running around like a headless chicken!

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  10. Just keep breathing! And I do agree with Judith, it sort of gets worse but different with teenagers, sigh.

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  12. I echo Jude. You are only practicing for the teen years. Di x

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  13. I'm freaking out here! Love the font you used for the 'AFTER' shot.

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  14. I bet you're glad you have that job out of the way!

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  15. Hmmm Daddys column looks rather peaceful... lol Good luck Hads, you can do it :-)xx

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  16. AFter we all have our nervous breakdowns we can have a virtual spa day. Let's pick a day in January and all get a luxurious spa treatment...or a nap!

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  17. I'm sure that there is going to be plenty more to add to that list.

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