I also made another birthday cake. It's not unusual for Amy and Thomas to have 2 cakes, one for if they have a party and one for their official birthday, because everybody has to have cake on their birthday don't they. This one is based on a game called Minecraft which Thomas plays.
Unfortunately, life continues even on birthdays and he had a physio session in the afternoon but he didn't seem too bothered as it meant he came out of school just after lunch. The physio wants to see him on a treadmill so he's hitting the gym tomorrow. When he heard this Thomas said to the physio "Great, I've got a favourite machine in the gym". "What's that" said the physio. "The snack machine" replied Thomas. I've heard that joke loads of times but the physio obviously hadn't because he fell about laughing.
I've been working my way through the kitchen this week. One or two cupboards a day on top of my usual routine hasn't taken up too much time and I'm pleased to say I've managed to get through all of them. Everything out, shelves wiped down, bits and bobs put where they should be, you know the sort of thing. Not a job I enjoy doing but I always feel very satisfied when it's done.
The crochet has made a re-appearance in the evenings. I'm making simple granny squares for a blanket. They take no thinking about and are easy enough to pick up and put down when I have some spare time.
I've also made a start on another quilt. It's a pattern from the Missouri Quilt Company called sashed window and uses half hexagons.
Other highlights of the week at Number 38:
I was feeling cold in Bury so found myself naturally gravitating towards hats, socks and scarves.
Avon Calling with new perfume and salted caramel and almond shower gel.
Christmas bits are slowly but surely creeping into the house. The big cracker is for a Christmas Eve game.
After eating a McD's treat of chicken nuggets, Thomas came in, dramatically flopped on the chair and declared he couldn't move.Having another go at growing a hyacinth. Hope this one doesn't turn out like the last one.
Mark's project of the week was changing all our light bulbs to LED's because he's fed with Amy and Thomas leaving all the lights on. Apparently they can leave these on all year for pennies if they so wish. Peace has finally descended on Number 38 again.
I spent a productive hour in the garden cutting back some ivy on the back fence. It was cold but I enjoyed being out in the fresh air. I even finished the job off properly and went to the tip.
And another sleepover. Sienna now happily sits in her chair watching what we're all doing. She especially loves the dogs.
She's Grandpa's favourite treat partner as well. He gets to eat the chocolate and she gets to play with the wrappers. It's a match made in heaven. She's not for sharing her milk with him though.
And that's it really. As usual, nothing out of the ordinary has really happened but I would like to say there has been WONDERFUL news this week on a couple of blogs I read that has made me especially happy for the people concerned. It's also reinforced that every day is precious and should be enjoyed as best you can, even if for the most they are repetitive.
Hope you've all enjoyed your week.