One part of my role as a nurse when planning care for patients was setting goals, with realistic objectives to achieve those goals during their road to recovery. This can be adapted to anything in life, but I admit it is something I preached but did not practise. So I am listening to myself today. I feel disappointed in myself because I am not able to blog so often. I love the contacts I have made through this activity and feel like I am letting the side down. So I have decided that it is realistic for me to be able to post on a weekly basis and if I manage more often that will be a bonus but for now once a week is achievable and takes the pressure off that I have put on myself.
It has been another very full week, the three of us spent a late session over at Lucy's studio laying carpets which we all felt pleased about. Poor Tim had no idea of what he was taking on when he married me, this week he is doing furniture removal and cutting a counter top for Lucy's till to stand on. I will post photos soon, opening day is next Tuesday. She is on a very steep learning curve at the moment but holding on well.
Lucy and I had a trip to Alexandra Palace for the Knitting and stitching exhibition on Sunday it worked out much cheaper if we drove there or to be correct if I drove there. I don't mind driving anywhere but it's navigation that I have a problem with. Tim has no concept of how things work inside my head. I said wouldn't it be good if he could go inside it for a while and then maybe he would understand. He said it would be too scary in there for him.
Anyway fortunately Lucy did do her bronze Duke of Edinburgh award at school and is to be able to map read. So after a wrong exit from the M11 she did well to get me back on course and we made it to our destination.
We really enjoyed ourselves and felt like small children in a sweet shop with so much to look at. No doubt Lucy will post her purchases on her blog. I bought this little kit and hopefully will have a go at it soon.
I already have the fabric in mind. I have had my eye on it for a while and finally managed to persuade Tim that his old shirts would be more beneficial in my work room than on his back. He reluctantly handed them over in a swap for two new ones.
Next we set off for IKEA which was only 10 minutes away from the exhibition. I don't go very often as we don't have one near by, but like many other people I love it. Lucy was getting furniture for her studio, it is so reasonably priced there. Fortunately two items were out of stock, disappointing at the time but a great relief when we got back to the car as we had over estimated what we could fit in the back. The trip home was a slightly more comfortable repeat of the kitchen collection journeys.
Today we are taking a day off as my wonderful husband is 50 today. We are going to spend the day together. Something we are not doing very often at the moment. After I have finished this post we are getting in the car and will end up where ever we stop. Tim was hoping to go out on the boat but the weather is not good enough so maybe a walk instead and we are having a meal out tonight.
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day you deserve it xxxxxxx