Wednesday, 8 July 2009
This n That!
Yesterday i finished, altered, started and managed to find quite a few miniatures i had long forgotten about... lol. These are just a few.
I also have some in the finished box and many an item half done all around my table and in the box of doom.
Last week i had all these ideas in my mad head i would be so ready for this Friday and get the esty shop moving but it now looks like next Friday instead.
I think next Friday is probably better because it will give me a chance to order some much need boxes for posting, extra bubble wrap and tape etc, then hope they arrive in the nick of time. The trouble with this is i could have done so last week and it would have arrived by now but sadly i've had lack of funds. So roll on hubbies payday and i can get this done. Yipee for Friday!
I've also got those gift tags and boxes on the go, alongside the tables which i cant finish until the glue everyone suggested arrives. Plus i also started another witches potting table but sdaly cant go anywhere with until i find more nice plant pots or at least make some.
Theres also another nice batch of bottles i made from the marbles hiding somewhere in my clutter which are complete. Plus the marble bottles you can see in the picture inside the coffee lid i need to stain and glitz up.
The chicken coop (oh lol) which you have probably forgot all about is still is desperate need of eggs and perhaps a few the chickens have chucked out and cracked.
The dressers i started have gone wrong. I should have been patient and waited for the right colour wood stain. I'm sure i can rescue these somehow.
Can you see the tiny little berry baskets? I plan on making some poisonous mushrooms to go in these alongside some berriws and whatnot.
Plenty to do but never enough time!
My son Niall has his school prom tomorrow. Don't get me started on this but he's only 11, some of his friends are 10 and his mad school is having a prom. Fancy cars will pick the children up and horns will go as the little darlings approach the school gates. Oh Lol.
I have nothing wrong with proms when they are older and in senior school but 10 and 11 is simply a joke in my opinion.
Yesterday Niall came home and told me some of the girls have spent £500 on their outfits and hair etc. Are the parents nuts? This is such a large amount for two and a half hours on a Thursday evening (it will probably rain too).
I refuse to join in with this madness and have bought Niall a nice tie and shirt and some new trousers. I'm not hiring a full suit nor am i buying something he can't wear again.
It doesnt stop here either. You have to give cash to the school so they can get all the flowers, ballons and food, plus pay for the awards and what not. Then donate money again for the food and wine the parents will be drinking.
I'm not mean, but i'm just not rich and all of this amounts to far more than my food bill and its also unfair on my other two that wont get anything.
The children have already been out on trips for two weeks which cost a fortune too and then they needed spending money everyday. Alongside all the different hours they needs to be picked up by and waiiting for the coach that was always late.
For next week all the batty mothers have got together and organised a trip out to a fun park with fancy cars for the kids. You have to buy the 2009 leavers t-shirt and buy the ticket too, pay for the fancy cars and not once complain that everyone has gone mad.
Then of course we have all the leavers assemblies and leavers this and that to attend also. Does the school not know parents have jobs and busy lives they cram in while their kids are at school? Can they really believe we can take all this time off work and spend all this money? Perhaps they do.
I have mentioned all of this madness to the school headmistress but i reckon she thinks i'm just a moaner and fobs me off with well they have their peers to say goodbye to and all that garb.
How much time and money does it take to celebrate their time together since nursery and send them packing to senior school.
I'm not saying dont have fun but just tame it all down slightly.
I shall shut up now because its driving me mad. Maybe i'll add more tomorrow or Friday after the event.